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Lord of the Glens

8 Day Heart of the Highlands Cruise from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh

The 54 passenger Lord of the Glens journeys through the Scottish countryside in spectacular style. From the moment you step aboard you are surrounded by the rich mahogany finishes of the reception area and lobby. The ship is magnificently appointed and is more in keeping with the standard expected of a stately country manor than that of a five-star ship. The cabins are tastefully decorated, comfortable and spacious with wonderful outside views.

 

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Embark

Embark in Inverness.

Day 1: Inverness

Join the Lord of the Glens in Inverness today. There will be time to settle in to your cabin before a welcome reception and dinner on board tonight. The ship will remain in Inverness overnight.

Day 2: Culloden - Clava Cairns - Loch Ness

In the morning Lord of the Glens heads for Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army was defeated in 1746. Next is a visit to the ancient stones of Clava Cairns, a bronze age circular chamber tomb. This afternoon, the ship sets sail on the Caldonian Canal, which was constructed between 1803 and 1822, to join Loch Ness to the Great Glen’s three other lochs. As you enter Loch Ness, you will pass the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle and hear tales of the legendary monster which is said to live in the Loch. Ascend the impressive flight of locks that run through the heart of Fort Augustus. Moor at Fort Augustus overnight.

Day 3: Laggan Locks - Banavie - Glenfinnan

Sail along the tree-lined canal known as Laggan Avenue into Loch Lochy and on until the ship descends Neptune’s Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks, to the village of Corpach, nestled in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak. In the afternoon, take the West Highland Railway to historic Glenfinnan, where there are some excellent walking opportunities. Moor overnight at Corpach.

Day 4: Isle of Mull

Today the Lord of Glen enters the ocean, passing mysterious lochs and islands till reaching Oban, the seafood capital of the Highlands. Join a walk up to McCaigs Tower dominating the skyline of the town with great views of the Western Isles. Overnight at Oban.

Day 5: Isle of Iona

This morning sail to Craignure on the Isle of Mull with a pause in front of Duart Castle for photographs. Visit to Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Britain. From here you continue to the pretty village of Tobermory, again on the Isle of Mull, where you will have time to explore the lively quayside area. The Lord of the Glens will remain in Mull overnight.

Day 6: Eigg - Inverie

From Tobermory, cruise north to Eigg, passing the islands of the Inner Hebrides en route. Arriving at Eigg you will get a sense of what life is like for the 90-strong population of the island. Keep an eye out for marine animals and birdlife such as Atlantic seals, minke whales, porpoises and dolphins plus a variety of seabirds. From Eigg your journey continues to Inverie, where you can enjoy a drink at the ‘Old Forge’, the most remote pub in the British Isles. Moor Inverie overnight.

Day 7: Isle of Skye

Early this morning, cruise across the Sound of Sleet to Armadale on the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre. Later sail to Kyle of Lochalsh from where you will visit the Eilean Donan Castle and picturesque village of Plockton. This evening enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner. Overnight in Kyle of Lochalsh.

Day 8: Kyle of Lochalsh

Disembark the Lord of the Glens in the Kyle of Lochalsh after breakfast this morning and head back by road to Inverness.

Disembark

Disembark in Kyle of Lochalsh (transfer to Inverness available).

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Lord of the Glens
  • Full board (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on the last day)
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Transfer from Inverness (at pre-determined times only - please check with our call centre for details)
  • Sightseeing and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Port taxes

Excludes

  • International transportation
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Visas (where required)
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance
 

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