Embark in Inverness at 4pm. Evening welcome reception & dinner.
Moor Inverness overnight.
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.
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 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.
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)
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 & McCaig’s Folly. Evening farewell reception and dinner. Moor Oban overnight.
Disembark after breakfast and drive to Inverness.
Spring and Autumn in the Highlands
Not Included: soft and alcoholic beverages and gratuities.
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
Lord of the Glens
Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship
Length: 42 meters
Passenger Capacity: 54
Crew Capacity: 18
Built: 1985 Reconstructed & Renovated since 2000
Until recently, size-limiting locks prevented travellers 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.