Inland Waterways and Idyllic Isles - 23rd September 2024
A seven night leisurely voyage of the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and islands of Scotland’s western shore.

Inland Waterways and Idyllic Isles – 23rd September 2024

Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness - 7 nights

Monday 23rd to Monday 30th September 2024

£2,540 per person

A seven night leisurely voyage of the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and islands of Scotland’s western shore.
Sail over the sea to the remote and beautiful islands of the Inner Hebrides, and voyage along one of Great Britain's most famous inland waterways, the Caledonian Canal on board Lord of the Glens which offers a unique perspective on Scotland in grand style.

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Visit medieval castles, sacred Iona, the isles of Mull, Eigg, and Skye, take a ride on the scenic railway to beautiful Glenfinnan, and see the storied battlefield of Culloden. Sail along the remarkable, 60 mile long Caledonian Canal, which connects four of Scotland’s famous lochs; Loch Dochfour, Loch Ness, Loch Oich, and Loch Lochy.

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*Transfers are provided to Kyle of Lochalsh from Inverness at the start of the cruise. Alternatively, independent arrangements may be made to join the vessel at Kyle of Lochalsh.

Category 1 Cabins – James Watt Deck – Portholes Category 2 Cabins – David Roberts Deck – Windows Category 3 Cabins – Alexander Graham Bell
& David Robert Deck – Windows
£2,540pp £3,030pp £3,570pp

Monday 23rd September

Kyle of Lochalsh – Embarkation.

Arrive in Kyle of Lochalsh and embark Lord of the Glens.

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Tuesday 24th September

Kyle of Lochalsh – Eilean Donan Castle. Armadale, Skye – Armadale Castle and Clan Donald Centre.

Eileen Donan Castle in Scotland at Kyle of Lochalsh

Cameras at the ready for our visit to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by majestic scenery. Departing from Kyle of Lochalsh we sail to the Isle of Skye where we discover the epic history of Clan Donald at Armadale Castle and the Museum of the Isles.

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Wednesday 25th September

Eigg – Walks ashore. Tobermory, Mull – Free time.

Armadale Castle on the Isle of Skye

This morning we sail to the Small Isle of Eigg to experience what life is like for the island community of 90 people, living in the shadow of the dramatic pitchstone ridge of An Sgùrr. We cruise around the most westerly point of the British mainland, Ardnamurchan, to the Isle of Mull and its capital Tobermory and enjoy free time in the harbour town, where brightly painted houses line the waterfront; originally built by the British Fisheries Company to house its workers.

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Thursday 26th September

Craignure, Mull – Visit to Iona. Sail the Sound of Mull to Oban.

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

From Craignure we travel to the Isle of Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Scotland. Here we can explore the restored Benedictine Abbey and absorb the tranquility of this sacred isle.

An early evening sail brings us to Oban, the seafood capital of the Highlands.

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Friday 27th September

Oban - Walking tour and McCaig’s Folly. Cruise Loch Linnhe to Corpach. Scenic West Highland Railway passage over the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Explore Oban, the gateway to the Isles, on a guided walk up to McCaig’s Tower. This prominent landmark, on Battery Hill, was inspired by the Roman Colosseum. Later we sail Loch Linnhe, passing mysterious lochs and islands until we reach the Caledonian Canal at Corpach and take a scheduled service along part of the West Highland Railway over the renowned viaduct at beautiful Glenfinnan.

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Saturday 28th September

Transit Neptune’s Staircase to Banavie. Cruise the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus.

Neptune's Staircase at Banavie near Fort William on the Caledonian Canal

Today we relax on board as Lord of the Glens ascends Neptune’s Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks, which lift the vessel 64 feet to Banavie, and sail through Lochs Lochy and Oich before transitting the tranquil, tree-lined Laggan Avenue and descending the series of locks to Loch Ness. In the evening we reach Fort Augustus where we berth overnight.

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Sunday 29th September

Cruise Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal to Inverness. Inverness - Culloden and Clava Cairns.

This morning, we enter Loch Ness, pausing approximately half-way for a photo opportunity in front of the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle. Our final visit is Culloden, the infamous battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746, and observe the ancient standing stones of Clava Cairns, ahead of the farewell reception and dinner at our overnight berth in Inverness.

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Monday 30th September

Inverness – Disembarkation.

Inverness and bridge going over the River Ness

Disembark in Inverness after breakfast, for the onward journey home.

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Our decks and Cabins

James Watt Deck

Category One Cabin

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

Category Two Cabin

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

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

Category Three Cabin

This category comprises of six twin-berthed cabins on the Alexander Graham Bell Deck being at the reception level and the same level as the restaurant. All having picture windows.

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