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Inland Waterways and Idyllic Isles

A 7-night leisurely voyage of the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and islands of Scotland’s western shore.

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7 nights from £2540pp

Small Ship Holiday
Isle Of Skye
Isle Of Mull

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Sail over the sea to the remote and beautiful islands of the Inner Hebrides, and voyage along one of Great Britain's most famous inland waterways, the Caledonian Canal on board Lord of the Glens which offers a unique perspective on Scotland in grand style.

Visit medieval castles, sacred Iona, the isles of Mull, Eigg, and Skye, take a ride on the scenic railway from beautiful Glenfinnan, and see the storied battlefield of Culloden. Sail along the remarkable, 60 mile long Caledonian Canal, which connects four of Scotland's famous lochs; Loch Dochfour, Loch Ness, Loch Oich, and Loch Lochy.

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Inland Waterways and Idyllic Isles Itinerary

Day 1 - Kyle of Lochalsh

Arrive in Kyle of Lochalsh and embark Lord of the Glens.

Day 2 - Kyle of Lochalsh - Skye

Cameras at the ready for our visit to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by majestic scenery. Departing from Kyle of Lochalsh we sail to the Isle of Skye where we discover the epic history of Clan Donald at Armadale Castle and the Museum of the Isles.

Day 3 - Eigg - Tobermory, Mull

This morning we sail to the Small Isle of Eigg to experience what life is like for the island community of 90 people, living in the shadow of the dramatic pitchstone ridge of An Sgùrr. We cruise around the most westerly point of the British mainland, Ardnamurchan, to the Isle of Mull and its capital Tobermory and enjoy free time in the harbour town, where brightly painted houses line the waterfront; originally built by the British Fisheries Company to house its workers.

Day 4 - Craignure, Mull - Iona

From Craignure we travel to the Isle of Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Scotland. Here we can explore the restored Benedictine Abbey and absorb the tranquility of this sacred isle. An early evening sail brings us to Oban, the seafood capital of the Highlands.

Day 5 - McCaig’s Folly

Explore Oban, the gateway to the Isles, on a guided walk up to McCaig’s Tower. This prominent landmark, on Battery Hill, was inspired by the Roman Colosseum. Later we sail Loch Linnhe, passing mysterious lochs and islands until we reach the Caledonian Canal at Corpach and take a scheduled service along part of the West Highland Railway over the renowned viaduct at beautiful Glenfinnan.

Day 6 - Fort Augustus

Today we relax on board as Lord of the Glens ascends Neptune’s Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks, which lift the vessel 64 feet to Banavie, and sail through Lochs Lochy and Oich before transitting the tranquil, tree-lined Laggan Avenue and descending the series of locks to Loch Ness. In the evening we reach Fort Augustus where we berth overnight.

Day 7 - Loch Ness - Inverness

This morning, we enter Loch Ness, pausing approximately half-way for a photo opportunity in front of the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle. Our final visit is Culloden, the infamous battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746, and observe the ancient standing stones of Clava Cairns, ahead of the farewell reception and dinner at our overnight berth in Inverness.

Day 8 - Inverness

Disembark in Inverness after breakfast, for the onward journey home.

Price Includes

  • 7-night cruise
  • Full-board accommodation in chosen cabin category
  • Excursion package as described in itinerary
  • Transfers to and from Inverness station or airport at specified times
  • All port taxes

2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 6th - Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness - Sailing on: Lord of the Glens From: £2540
      Cat 1 Lower Deck Cabin Cat 2 Middle Deck Cabin Cat 3 Middle Deck Superior Cabin
      £2540 £3030 £3570
  • September
    • Sep 23rd - Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness - Sailing on: Lord of the Glens From: £2540
      Cat 1 Lower Deck Cabin Cat 2 Middle Deck Cabin Cat 3 Middle Deck Superior Cabin
      £2540 £3030 £3570

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