Scotland:Lord of the Glens – 8 day cruise (Secrets of the Highlands and Islands)13th May 2024
This seven-night cruise combines both fresh and saltwater cruising, as the Lord of the Glens sails through the Caledonian Canal from Inverness to the islands of Skye and Mull and the bustling harbour of Oban, featuring some of the remote and breathtakingly beautiful scenery of Scotland’s west coast, and concluding in Kyle of Lochalsh.
Highlights include Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy and Thomas Telford’s engineering masterpiece Neptune’s Staircase, a series of eight interconnected locks that takes vessels back to sea-level near Fort William. In between our cruising, there is also a full programme of shore excursions including visits to Armadale on the Isle of Skye, the little islands of Eigg and Iona, colourful Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, romantic Eilean Donan Castle, the Glenfinnan Monument, Culloden Battlefield and prehistoric Clava Cairns.
The MV Lord of the Glens has 26 beautifully appointed and well-equipped state cabins, all with windows and en-suite facilities. The ‘Robert Louis Stevenson’ restaurant presents cuisine using local and freshly sourced produce whilst the ‘Sir Walter Scott’ bar and lounge on the upper deck provides for magnificent all-around panoramic views of the Highland scene. With all meals and excursions included this cruise offers excellent value for money, a summer treat to be savoured.
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What to Expect
- Welcome and Farewell Receptions
- Enjoying the views from the ‘Sir Walter Scott’ bar and lounge
- Romantic Eilean Donan Castle
- Inverie, home to the remotest pub in mainland Britain
- The peaceful Isle of Iona
- Negotiating Neptune’s Staircase and the rest of the Caledonian Canal
- Cruising Loch Ness, keeping an eye out just in case…
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|Inverness outside the Leonardo Hotel (formerly Jurys Inn), Millburn Road
** Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure. **
Day by Day Itinerary
Travel under own arrangement to Inverness (rail/air connections can be arranged on request). A coach transfer is provided from Inverness Airport (approx. 15.15hrs) or Inverness city centre (approx. 16.00hrs) to Muirtown Basin, Inverness, where we embark the MV Lord of the Glens.
This evening we will be joined by members of the crew for a welcome reception before dinner. We moor here overnight.