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Heart Of The Highlands

Heart Of The Highlands

From GBP £1,850

Description

This seven night voyage on board the deluxe ‘Lord of the Glens’ encompasses the main highlights of a voyage through the very heart of the Scottish Highlands introducing the interested traveller to the intricate and endlessly fascinating inland waters of the Caledonian Canal, the glistening waters of Loch Linnhe, the Sound of Mull, the Sound of Sleat and finally to Kyle Rhea with calls at Inverness, Fort Augustus, Laggan, Corpach (Fort William), Craignure (Isle of Mull), Iona, Tobermory, Isle of Eigg, Armadale on the Isle of Skye as well as nearby Loch Nevis to remote Inverie before ‘voyage end’ at Kyle of Lochalsh.

The arrangement will appeal to those seeking great natural beauty, excellent cuisine as well as sumptuous accommodations. The tariff provides for a full Scottish breakfast, luncheon, and a splendid dinner. At most ports of call there is something to interest and fascinate the weary traveller, but alternatively you are free simply to escape, perhaps read a book, and sip a glass of wine as the glories of the landscape slip by.

Trip Name
Heart Of The Highlands
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship Length: 46 metres Passenger Capacity: 48 Built: 1985 Until recently, size-limiting locks prevented travelers from seeing the Highlands from the remarkable vantage point of the inland waterway that links Scotland's most famous lochs. Now, with the style of a classic luxury yacht, the 48-guest Lord of the Glens journeys through this spectacular countryside in spectacular style.  The moment you step aboard the Lord of the Glens you are surrounded by the rich mahogany finishes of the reception area and lobby. The ship is magnificently appointed and brings to mind that one is in a stately country manor rather than a five-star ship. Cabins: Cabins are tasteful, comfortable and spacious with wonderful outside views. Most cabins have large picture windows (four have two large portholes). Facilities include a private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, satellite television, music system, hairdryer, telephone, safety deposit box, bathrobes and toiletries.  Public Areas: With all round teak decks, hardwood finished interiors and fine fabrics, the Lord of the Glens offers a stylish and relaxing ambience. The two lounges and two open-air viewing areas are social hubs aboard shop, and the small library and cozy bar are a refuge for the more solitary. Meals: Served in the elegant single-seating Dining Room. Chefs create healthy, delicious cuisine served by an attentive staff. Some deck plans vary, please check for detials.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Embarkation
Arrive in Inverness and embark ‘MV Lord of the Glens’. Evening Captain’s reception and dinner. Moor Invernessovernight.
Day 2 - Day 2 Culloden and Caledonian Canal
This morning visit Culloden, the infamous battlefield where “Bonnie” Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746, and then see the ancient standing stones of Clava Cairns. Set sail this afternoon on the Caledonian Canal, built between 1803 and 1822 to connect Loch Ness with the Great Glen’s three other lochs. Enter Loch Ness, cruise past the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle. Ascend an impressive flight of locks that runs through the heart of Fort Augustus. Moor this evening at Fort Augustus.
Day 3 - Day 3 Laggan Avenue and Glenfinnan
Sail through the tree-lined section known as Laggan Avenue and into Loch Lochy and on until we descend Neptune’s Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks, to the village of Corpach, nestled in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Great Britain’s highest mountain. In the afternoon we take the West Highland railway line over the renowned viaduct to beautiful Glenfinnan, surrounded by mountains. Moor overnight at Corpach.
Day 4 - Day 4 Oban
Today we enter the ocean, passing mysterious lochs and islands till we reach Oban, the seafood capital of the Highlands. Join us for a walk up to McCaig's Tower dominating the skyline of the town with great views of the Western Isles. Overnight at Oban.
Day 5 - Day 5 Isle of Iona and Tobermory
This morning we sail to Craignure for the excursion to the Isle of Iona, with a pause in front of Duart Castle for photographs. Visit Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Britain. Later sail to Tobermory, again on the Isle of Mull. Tobermory’s most striking feature is the gaily painted houses that line the waterfront originally built by the British Fisheries Company to house its workers for £20 each. Moor Mull overnight.
Day 6 - Day 6 Eigg and Inverie
Sail north from Tobermory to tiny Eigg this morning, catching glimpses of the islands of the Inner Hebrides along the way. At Eigg you can get a sense of what life is like for the roughly 90 people who live on this island community. Look for marine animals and birdlife, including Atlantic seals, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and a variety of seabirds. Then sail to the town of Inverie in Loch Nevis, where you can have a drink at the most remote pub in the British Isles.
Day 7 - Day 7 Kyle
Early morning sail across the Sound of Sleat to Armadale and the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre. Later sail to Kyle of Lochalsh from where we visit Eilean Donan Castle and Plockton. Evening Farewell Reception and Dinner. Overnight in Kyle.
Day 8 - Day 8 Disembarkation
Disembark in Kyle of Lochalsh after breakfast and drive to Inverness.
Day 9 - Please Note:
Timings and schedule are subject to weather conditions and tide.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
26-04-202103-05-2021GBP £1,850Category One - Lower Deck
26-04-202103-05-2021GBP £2,200Category Two - Middle Deck
26-04-202103-05-2021GBP £2,600Category Three Superior - Middle Deck
26-04-202103-05-2021GBP £2,600Category Four - Top Deck
03-05-202110-05-2021GBP £1,850Category One - Lower Deck
03-05-202110-05-2021GBP £2,200Category Two - Middle Deck
03-05-202110-05-2021GBP £2,600Category Four - Top Deck
03-05-202110-05-2021GBP £2,600Category Three Superior - Middle Deck
10-05-202117-05-2021GBP £2,600Category Four - Top Deck
10-05-202117-05-2021GBP £2,600Category Three Superior - Middle Deck
10-05-202117-05-2021GBP £1,850Category One - Lower Deck
10-05-202117-05-2021GBP £2,200Category Two - Middle Deck
17-05-202124-05-2021GBP £1,850Category One - Lower Deck
17-05-202124-05-2021GBP £2,200Category Two - Middle Deck
17-05-202124-05-2021GBP £2,600Category Four - Top Deck
17-05-202124-05-2021GBP £2,600Category Three Superior - Middle Deck
24-05-202131-05-2021GBP £1,850Category One - Lower Deck
24-05-202131-05-2021GBP £2,200Category Two - Middle Deck
24-05-202131-05-2021GBP £2,600Category Four - Top Deck
24-05-202131-05-2021GBP £2,600Category Three Superior - Middle Deck
13-09-202120-09-2021GBP £1,850Category One - Lower Deck
13-09-202120-09-2021GBP £2,200Category Two - Middle Deck
13-09-202120-09-2021GBP £2,600Category Four - Top Deck
13-09-202120-09-2021GBP £2,600Category Three Superior - Middle Deck
20-09-202127-09-2021GBP £1,850Category One - Lower Deck
20-09-202127-09-2021GBP £2,200Category Two - Middle Deck
20-09-202127-09-2021GBP £2,600Category Four - Top Deck
20-09-202127-09-2021GBP £2,600Category Three Superior - Middle Deck

Inclusions

    • Visit Culloden, the infamous battlefield where “Bonnie” Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746
    • Cruise past the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle
    • Glide along the tree-lined canal known as Laggan Avenue
    • Visit the Isle of Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Britain
    • Look for marine animals and birdlife, including Atlantic seals, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and a variety of seabirds

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