Voyage Through the Heart of Scotland - 18th October 2024
A six night sheltered water cruise through the Highlands of Scotland

Voyage Through the Heart of Scotland – 18th October 2024

Oban to Inverness - 6 nights

Friday 18th to Thursday 24th October 2024

From £1,750

6 nights

Explore Scotland as few people have, on this enchanting Scottish highland cruise. Purpose-built for these waters, Lord of the Glens will transport you in comfort and style from Oban, along scenic sea lochs and the narrow Calednonian Canal, which cut through the heart of Scotland, to Inverness, on a panoramic voyage of gentle pace.

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On this relaxing voyage you will have the opportunity to experience the rich culture and natural beauty of Scotland, which has inspired poetry and folklore, most famously Loch Ness, which is rumoured to be home to the mythical monster, Nessie.

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 an exciting journey with us…

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

Category 1 Cabins – James Watt Deck – Portholes Category 2 Cabins – David Roberts Deck – Windows Category 3 Cabins – Alexander Graham Bell
& David Robert Deck – Windows
£1,750pp £2,080pp £2,450pp

Friday 18th October

Oban – Embarkation.

A view of Oban and the sea beyond

Embark in Oban and settle into your cabin prior to the welcome reception and dinner. We remain alongside in Oban overnight.

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Saturday 19th October

Oban – Walking tour and McCaig’s Folly. Craignure, Mull – Duart Castle.

Duart Castle on a sunny day

Explore Oban, the gateway of the isles, on foot and visit the impressive McCaig’s Folly for spectacular vistas across the bay to the Atlantic Isles. During lunch, we sail to Craignure, Isle of Mull, for a tour of Duart Castle. Seat of Clan Maclean for over 700 years, it dominates the view of the Sound of Mull with its huge curtain walls and solid keep.

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Sunday 20th October

Craignure, Mull – Visit to Iona. Tobermory, Mull – Free time to explore at leisure.

This morning, we travel to the Isle of Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Scotland. Discover the tranquility of this sacred isle and its restored Benedictine Abbey. Onwards to Mull’s island capital of Tobermory, for an afternoon exploring the harbour town, where brightly painted houses line the waterfront which were originally built by the British Fisheries Company to house its workers. We remain alongside overnight.

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Monday 21st October

Sail the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe to Corpach. Scheduled West Highland Train passage over the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Cruising the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe, we pass Castle Stalker where the Monty Python film the Holy Grail was filmed, set on its own Island and berth in Corpach, at the entrance of the Caledonian Canal. From here we take a scheduled train along part of the West Highland Railway and cross the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct which overlooks Loch Shiel and the Jacobite monument.

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Tuesday 22nd October

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

The Lord of the Glens cruise ship on the Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus

From sea level, Lord of the Glens ascends the spectacular eight inter-connected locks of Neptune’s Staircase to Banavie in the shadow of Ben Nevis. Spending a relaxing afternoon on board, we sail through Loch Lochy then transit the tranquil, tree-lined Laggan Avenue to Loch Oich where we moor overnight at the top of the series of locks at Fort Augustus.

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Wednesday 23rd October

Sail the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Inverness – Culloden and Clava Cairns.

This morning, we decend the Fort Augustus locks which takes its name from a fort built after the defeat of the 1715 Jacobite uprising, before setting sail along Loch Ness. Pausing briefly, for a view of the ruins of Urquhart Castle, we continue the 21 mile transit of Loch Ness and Loch Dochfour, and along the man-made section of the Caledonian Canal to the cosmopolitan city of Inverness for our final visit to Culloden, the infamous battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746.

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Thursday 24th October

Inverness – Disembarkation.

After breakfast, we say farewell and disembark in Inverness.

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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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