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Secrets of the Highlands & Islands

Secrets of the Highlands & Islands

From GBP £2,035

Description

A leisurely voyage of the endlessly
beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and
islands of Scotland’s western shore.

This seven night voyage, through the very heart of the
Scottish highlands, introduces 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, Kyle Rhea.
This cruise will appeal to those seeking great natural beauty,
excellent cuisine and warm and friendly service from a
dedicated crew. At all ports of call there is something to
interest and fascinate, but there will always be an opportunity
to perhaps read a book, or sip a glass of wine as the glories of
the landscape slip by.

Trip Name
Secrets of the Highlands & Islands
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. Inverness
Arrive in Inverness and embark Lord of the Glens. This evening,we enjoy a welcome reception and dinner whilst remainingberthed in the city
Day 2 - Day 2. Culloden, Loch Ness & Fort Augustus
This morning visit Culloden, the infamous battlefield whereBonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746,and observe the ancient standing stones of Clava Cairns. Weset sail this afternoon on the Caledonian Canal, built between1803 and 1822 to connect the Great Glen’s four lochs. EnteringLoch Ness, we pass the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle,before ascending the impressive flight of locks that runsthrough the heart of Fort Augustus, the scenic and historicvillage, where we remain overnight.
Day 3 - Day 3. Loch Lochy and Glenfinnan
Continue along the canal through Loch Oich, ascending to 106feet at Laggan Locks after gliding serenely along the treelined section known as Laggan Avenue. Onwards throughpicturesque Loch Lochy, before descending Neptune’sStaircase, a set of eight interconnected locks dropping 64 feetinto the sea loch at Corpach. After lunch, we take the WestHighland railway over the renowned viaduct to beautifulGlenfinnan, surrounded by mountains. Our overnight mooringis in Corpach
Day 4 - Day 4. Loch Linhe & Oban
Sail Loch Linnhe, passing mysterious lochs andislands until we reach Oban, the seafood capital of thehighlands. Take a guided walk up to McCaig's Tower; inspiredby the Roman Colosseum, it affords spectacular views of theHebrides. We berth in Oban overnight.
Day 5 - Day 5. Tobermory &n Iona
This morning, we sail to Craignure on Mull for a visit to the Isleof Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings andwhere St. Columba introduced Christianity to Scotland. Later,we sail to the island capital of Tobermory where brightlypainted houses line the waterfront which was originally builtby the British Fisheries Company to house its workers. Weremain alongside overnight.
Day 6 - Day 6. Eigg & Inverie
Sailing north to the Small Isle of Eigg this morning, we catchglimpses of the islands of the Inner Hebrides along the way.This community owned island is a nature reserve and allows usto go in search of marine animals and birdlife, includingAtlantic seals, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and a varietyof seabirds. Our afternoon is spent at Inverie on Loch Nevis,where you can enjoy a drink at the most remote pub onmainland Britain, The Old Forge Inn.
Day 7 - Day 7. Skye & Kyle of Lochalsh
An early morning sail across the Sound of Sleat leads us toArmadale on the Isle of Skye where we trace the legacy of theClan MacDonald at the Museum of The Isles. Our final port ofcall is Kyle of Lochalsh from where we visit the iconic EileanDonan Castle, ahead of the farewell reception and dinner
Day 8 - Day 8. Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness
Disembark in Kyle of Lochalsh after breakfast for the onwardtransfer to Inverness.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
25-04-202202-05-2022GBP £2,035Category One - James Watt Deck With Portholes
25-04-202202-05-2022GBP £2,420Category 2 Cabins David Roberts Deck With Windows
25-04-202202-05-2022GBP £2,860Category 3 Superior - Alexander Graham Bell & David Roberts Decks With Windows

Inclusions

    • Loch Ness Caledonian Canal Sound of Mull Scottish Islands

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