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Inland Waterways and Idyllic Isles
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

Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness - 7 nights

Monday 2nd to Monday 9th May 2022

Monday 19th to Monday 26th September 2022

SOLD OUT FOR 2022

7 nights

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 a 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.

Day 1

Kyle of Lochalsh – Embarkation.

Arrive in Kyle of Lochalsh and embark Lord of the Glens. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.

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Day 2

Kyle of Lochalsh – Eilean Donan Castle. Armadale, Skye – Armadale Castle and Clan Donald Centre. Inverie, Loch Nevis - Walks ashore and Old Forge Inn.

Inverie, on the peninsula of Knoydart in the Scottish Highlands

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 the narrows of Kyle Rhea and the Sound of Sleat to Armadale where we discover the epic history of Clan Donald at the Museum of the Isles.

In Loch Nevis we explore the remote village of Inverie where we remain overnight.

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Day 3

Eigg – Walks ashore. Tobermory, Mull – Free time to explore at leisure.

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse on the most westerly point of British mainland

An early morning sail to the Small Isle of Eigg allows us 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.

Later, we cruise around the most westerly point of the British mainland, Ardnamurchan, to the Isle of Mull and its capital Tobermory where brightly painted houses line the waterfront; originally built by the British Fisheries Company to house its workers. We remain alongside at the island overnight.

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Day 4

Craignure, Mull – Visit to Iona. Oban - Walking tour and McCaig’s Folly.

Oban waterfront

This morning, we sail to Craignure on Mull for a tour to the Isle of Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Scotland. Onwards to Oban, the seafood capital of the highlands, for a guided walk up to McCaig’s Tower. This prominent landmark, on Battery Hill, was inspired by the Roman Colosseum. We berth in Oban overnight.

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Day 5

Transit Neptune’s Staircase to Banavie. Scenic West Highland Train passage to Glenfinnan.

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

Today we sail Loch Linnhe, passing mysterious lochs and islands until we reach the Caledonian Canal at Corpach. Later, we ascend Neptune’s Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks, which lift the vessel 64 feet to Banavie.

After lunch, we take the scheduled West Highland railway over the renowned viaduct to beautiful Glenfinnan, surrounded by mountains, and moor overnight at Banavie.

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Day 6

Sail Lochs Lochy and Oich to Fort Augustus. Fort Augustus - Free time.

The Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus

We spend a relaxing morning on board as we sail through Lochs Lochy and Oich before transitting the tranquil, tree-lined Laggan Avenue and descending the series of locks to Loch Ness. At Fort Augustus we enjoy free time to explore this walkers paradise which affords spectacular views down Loch Ness, or you may prefer to relax and watch boats navigating the locks.

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Day 7

Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal to Inverness. Visit to Culloden and Clava Cairns.

Leanach Cottage at Culloden Battlefield

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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Day 8

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
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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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