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Spring and Autumn in the Highlands

Spring and Autumn in the Highlands

From GBP £1,095

Description

Nothing to clutter the view, just hauntingly beautiful Scottish Highland scenes brought effortlessly to your panoramic window, this together with excellent cuisine and deluxe State Cabin accommodations provides for a truly unique travel experience. This five 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, including a transit of the intricate and endlessly fascinating inland waters of the Caledonian Canal.

The voyage commences at Inverness and continues via Loch Dochfour and Loch Ness to Fort Augustus and onto beautiful Loch Oich, the highest point of the canal, before reaching Loch Lochy and finally to Corpach (Fort William) which lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis and the gateway to the sea. At Corpach there is time to take the famed ‘West Highland Line’ train to Glenfinnan (Viaduct) returning to ‘Lord of the Glens’ via the Glenfinnan Monument.

At Corpach the ‘Lord of the Glens’ passes through the sea lock and enters the serenely beautiful sheltered waters of Loch Linnhe and then it is onto the Sound of Mull, and to the gaily painted waterfront at Tobermory. The voyage concludes with a call at Craignure (Isle of Mull) for the visit to Duart Castle before reaching the ‘gateway of the isles’ at Oban.

Trip Name
Spring and Autumn in the Highlands
Days
6
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: Inverness
Embark in Inverness at 4pm. Evening Captain’s welcome reception & dinner. Moor Inverness overnight
Day 2 - Day 2: Loch Ness & Fort Augustus
Sail in the morning via the first man-made section of the Caledonian Canal into Loch Dochfour, before reaching Loch Ness. The 21 mile transit of Loch Ness provides for a brief photo opportunity by pausing in front of the ruins of Urquhart Castle before reaching Fort Augustus. The afternoon is free to explore Fort Augustus where everything is close to hand. Moor Fort Augustus overnight.
Day 3 - Day 3: Loch Oich, Loch Lochy & Banavie
The ‘Lord of the Glens’ is elevated from the shores of Loch Ness with the assistance of six inter-connected locks than run through the centre of Fort Augustus, before entering the stunningly impressive tree-lined Laggan Avenue. Later continue into Loch Oich, Loch Lochy and finally to Banavie in the very shadow of Ben Nevis itself. The afternoon is reserved for a passage on the scheduled West Highland train from Banavie to Glenfinnan Viaduct returning to the vessel via the Commando Memorial. Moor Banavie overnight.
Day 4 - Day 4: Tobermory
Descending the spectacular eight inter-connected locks of ‘Neptune’s Staircase’ the ‘Lord of the Glens’ is lowered to sea level at Corpach and then it is out to sea for a passage along the sheltered waters of Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull before reaching Tobermory. Tobermory is best explored on foot and there is plenty of time in the afternoon to visit the famed gaily painted waterfront. Moor Tobermory overnight. (Due to ferry movements it is sometimes not possible to moor overnight at Tobermory. On such occasions the visit is still made to Tobermory and the ship moors overnight at Oban)
Day 5 - Day 5: Craignure & Oban
The voyage concludes with a call at Craignure (Mull) for the visit to Duart Castle. Later sail to Oban, followed by an afternoon walk to include a Whisky Distillery & Mcaig’s Folly. Evening Captain’s farewell reception and dinner. Moor Oban overnight.
Day 6 - Day 6: Oban
Disembark after breakfast and drive to Inverness.
Day 7 - Please Note:
Timings and schedule are subject to weather conditions and tide.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
16-04-202121-04-2021GBP £1,095Category One - Lower Deck
16-04-202121-04-2021GBP £1,295Category Two - Middle Deck
16-04-202121-04-2021GBP £1,495Category Three Superior - Middle Deck
16-04-202121-04-2021GBP £1,495Category Four - Top Deck
21-04-202126-04-2021GBP £1,095Category One - Lower Deck
21-04-202126-04-2021GBP £1,295Category Two - Middle Deck
21-04-202126-04-2021GBP £1,495Category Four - Top Deck
21-04-202126-04-2021GBP £1,495Category Three Superior - Middle Deck
27-09-202102-10-2021GBP £1,545Category Four - Top Deck
27-09-202102-10-2021GBP £1,545Category Three Superior - Middle Deck
27-09-202102-10-2021GBP £1,145Category One - Lower Deck
27-09-202102-10-2021GBP £1,345Category Two - Middle Deck
02-10-202107-10-2021GBP £1,095Category One - Lower Deck
02-10-202107-10-2021GBP £1,295Category Two - Middle Deck
02-10-202107-10-2021GBP £1,495Category Four - Top Deck
02-10-202107-10-2021GBP £1,495Category Three Superior - Middle Deck

Inclusions

    • Stop in front of the ruins of Urquhart Castle
    • Explore Fort Augustus
    • Enjoy a passage on the scheduled West Highland train from Banavie to Glenfinnan Viaduct
    • Discover Tobermory
    • Visit Duart Castle

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