Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
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In 2022 the hugely popular ‘Lord of the Glens’ will be joined by a brand new sister ship, the ‘Lord of the Highlands’.

The challenge, as with her sister ship, was to craft a vessel that could both transit the intricate waters of the Caledonian Canal as well as navigate the sheltered waters around Scotland’s hauntingly beautiful fretted west coast, the result being a splendid craft whose elegance calls to mind that of a luxury yacht.

There are twenty outward facing state cabins spread over two decks, four with their own small balcony, each named with references to John Buchan’s “THIRTY-NINE STEPS”. Each cabin is finished in hardwood finishes, plush carpeting, dressing table, stool, wardrobe, satellite tv, and en suite facilities with shower, wc and washbasin. All state cabins are air conditioned and heated with an internal telephone and picture windows. The cuisine is excellent, freshly prepared on board by a loyal and long serving brigade of chefs, drawing on the rich bounty of locally sourced produce. Complement your meal with specially selected wines of the day, and enjoy other house wines and spirits, soft drinks and beers, tea and coffee at no extra charge. Taittinger Champagne is also included by the glass throughout your cruise.

This seven-night cruise combines both fresh and saltwater cruising, as the Lord of the Highlands sails back and forth between Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness, amid the remote and breathtakingly beautiful scenery of Scotland’s west coast, taking in the islands of Skye, Eigg and Mull, as well as the Caledonian Canal.

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.

  • Up-grade to Category 2 Deck: £700
  • Up-grade to category 3 Deck: £1400

Tour highlights:

  • Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Negotiating Neptune’s Staircase and sections of the Caledonian Canal
  • Enjoying a stroll in Tobermory
  • Visit to Eilean Donan Castle
  • Enjoy a drink at the most remote pub in mainland Britain
  • Cruising on Loch Ness
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals - as per the itinerary

Please note there is no lift on board the ship and there are a number of steps between each deck.

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