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Easter in the Highland and Islands
A six night sheltered water cruise through the Highlands of Scotland

Easter in the Highland and Islands

Inverness to Oban - 6 nights

Thursday 14th to Wednesday 20th April 2022

From £1,520

6 nights

This six night voyage, through the heart of Scotland, explores the inland waterways of the Highlands and the idyllic islands of the west coast. A transit of the intricate and endlessly fascinating inland waters of the Caledonian Canal and the lochs of the Great Glen allow us to discover the picturesque villages of Fort Augustus, Banavie and Corpach.

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Ashore on Mull, we visit the colourful island capital of Tobermory and experience the tranquility of St Columba’s holy isle of Iona and Benedictine Abbey at this most sacred time of year, before reaching Oban, the Gateway to the Isles, where our voyage of discovery concludes. This 6 night cruise can be booked from the commencing date of 14th April 2022

Below you can explore the itinerary for this cruise. Click on the arrows to see more information on each days itinerary. Simply click the ‘Book this Cruise’ button to get booking and embark on ab exciting journey with us…

*Transfers are provided from Oban to Inverness at the end of the cruise. Alternatively, independent arrangements may be made to leave the ship at Oban, with the train to Glasgow being particularly convenient.

Thursday 14th April

Inverness – Embarkation.

Inverness Castle overlooking the River Ness

Embark in Inverness from 4pm and settle into your cabin prior to the welcome reception and dinner. We remain alongside in Inverness overnight.

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Friday 15th April

Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Fort Augustus - free time or Canal Heritage Centre.

This morning, we set sail along the first man-made section of the Caledonian Canal into Loch Dochfour, before reaching Loch Ness. The 21-mile transit of Loch Ness provides for a brief photo opportunity by pausing in front of the ruins of Urquhart Castle, ahead of our arrival in the historic and scenic village of Fort Augustus. The afternoon is free to explore Fort Augustus, and perhaps enjoy a visit to the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre which details the history of the canal. We berth in Fort Augustus overnight

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Saturday 16th April

Caledonian Canal to Banavie. Scenic West Highland Train passage to Glenfinnan.

The Glenfinnan Viaduct with a steam train on it

Lord of the Glens is elevated from the shores of Loch Ness with the assistance of five inter-connected locks that run through the centre of Fort Augustus, before entering beautiful Loch Oich, the highest point of the canal. Later, we continue into the stunningly impressive tree-lined Laggan Avenue, Loch Lochy and finally to Banavie in the very shadow of Ben Nevis. The afternoon is reserved for a passage on the scheduled West Highland Train from Banavie to Glenfinnan. Considered by many to be the most scenic rail journey in the world, the West Highland Line transits the Glenfinnan Viaduct; curving high over the waters of Loch Shiel, it found fame in the Harry Potter films for the Hogwarts Express. We moor in Banavie overnight.

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Sunday 17th April

Transit Neptune’s Staircase to Corpach. Sail Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull to Tobermory.

A rainbow over Tobermory with the Lord of the Glens cruise ship docked at the harbour

Descending the spectacular eight inter-connected locks of Neptune’s Staircase, Lord of the Glens is lowered to sea level at Corpach, lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis. Here we enter the serenely beautiful and sheltered waters of Loch Linnhe. Onwards to the Sound of Mull, we are bound for the gaily painted waterfront at Tobermory. Best explored on foot, our afternoon is spent at leisure, exploring the Georgian harbour town and island capital. We berth overnight in Tobermory or Oban.

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Monday 18th April

Craignure, Mull – Iona and the Benedictine Abbey. Cruise the Sound of Mull to Oban.

Iona Abbey on a sunny day

This morning, we sail to Craignure on Mull for a visit to the Isle of Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Scotland in AD 563. Originally dating from the 12th century, the restored abbey remains a much revered place of pilgrimage.

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Tuesday 19th April

Oban – Walking tour and McCaig’s Folly. Oban - Free time or whisky distillery tour.

Oban Distillery in Oban

Finally, we sail to Oban the ‘gateway of the isles’, for a walking tour including the impressive McCaig’s Folly which dominates the skyline. In the afternoon there is the opportunity to enjoy free time to explore the town at leisure or tour the Oban Distillery to taste a wee dram ahead of the farewell reception and dinner.

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Wednesday 20th April

Oban – Disembarkation and transfer to Inverness.

After breakfast we say farewell and disembark in Oban.

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Our decks and Cabins

James Watt Deck
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Category One Cabin

A Category One Cabin on the James Watt Deck on the Lord of the Glens cruise ship

These cabins are located on the James Watt Deck, two decks below the reception level. Cabins 103 and 105 are twin bedded and cabin 104 and 106 can be either double or twin bedded. Each cabin has two large portholes.

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David Roberts Deck
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Category Two Cabin

A Category Two Cabin on the David Roberts Deck on the Lord of the Glens cruise ship

These cabins are located on the David Roberts Deck being one deck below the reception level. There are four twin berth cabins (201, 202, 209 and 210) and four double bedded cabins (211, 212, 219 and 218). All having picture windows.

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Category Three Cabin

A Category Three Cabin on the David Roberts Deck on the Lord of the Glens cruise ship

This category comprises of nine twin-berthed Superior Cabins on the David Roberts Deck being one deck below the reception level. These cabins are the largest cabins on the vessel. All having picture windows.

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Alexander Graham Bell Deck
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Category Three Cabin

A Category Three Cabin on the Alexander Graham Bell Deck on the Lord of the Glens cruise ship

This category comprises of nine twin-berthed Superior Cabins on the David Roberts Deck being one deck below the reception level. These cabins are the largest cabins on the vessel. All having picture windows.

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