Spring & Autumn In the Highlands

5 Nights

Inverness to Oban

A five night sheltered water cruise through the Highlands of Scotland

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 reachingMemories image 1 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.

The voyage as shown operates from Inverness to Oban, whilst it should be noted that the voyage operates in the reverse sequential order on alternate sailings, (details available on request).

Transfers are provided from/and to Inverness and the ‘Lord of the Glens’.

Alternatively independent arrangements may be made to join/leave the vessel at Oban as appropriate, with the train to (or from) Glasgow being particularly convenient when disembarking (or commencing) in Oban.


Day by Day Itinerary, Sailing Dates, Tariffs & Inclusions

Day 1)
Embark in Inverness at 4pm. Evening welcome reception & dinner.
Moor Inverness overnight.Memories image 2

Day 2)
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)
The ‘Lord of the Glens’ is elevated from the shores of Loch Ness with the assistance of six inter-connected locks that 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. Moor Banavie overnight.

Day 4)
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)
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 & McCaig’s Folly. Evening farewell reception and dinner. Moor Oban overnight.

Day 6)
Disembark after breakfast and drive to Inverness (or see note above for taking the train to Glasgow).

2020/2021 DATES AND TARIFFS

SailingDurationDirectionLowerMiddleSuperior
2021          

Spring & Autumn In the Highlands

16 April 2021

5 nights Inverness/Oban £1,095 £1,295 £1,495

Spring & Autumn In the Highlands

21 April 2021

5 nights Oban/Inverness £1,095 £1,295 £1,495

Spring & Autumn in the Highlands

*27 September 2021

5 nights Inverness/Oban £1,145 £1,345 £1,545

Spring & Autumn in the Highlands

2 October 2021

5 nights Oban/Inverness £1,095 £1,295 £1,495
  • All prices are per person sharing a twin or double cabin.
  • *Shoulder season prices.
  • Single occupancy (standard or lower deck cabins only) = add 60% to the per person rate.
  • Included: Full board, excursions as indicated in the itinerary, all port dues and taxes, transfer from/to Inverness at pre-determined times.
  • Not Included: soft and alcoholic beverages and gratuities.

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