Highlands and Islands of Scotland« All Lord of the Glens cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Cat 1||Cat 1S||Cat 2||Cat 2S|
|Jul 29 '13
Aug 5 '13 *
Aug 12 '13
Aug 19 '13 *
|* Itinerary operates in reverse|
|Jul 28 '14 *
Aug 4 '14
Aug 11 '14 *
Aug 18 '14
|* Itinerary operates in reverse|
Day 1 Inverness, Scotland
Arrive in Inverness, and embark Lord of the Glens to the strains of a highland piper. Tonight, enjoy a reception and dinner on board while docked in Inverness.(D)
Day 2 Culloden/Clava Cairns/Loch Ness
Following an optional morning walk, visit Culloden, the infamous battlefield where “Bonnie” Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746, and then see the ancient standing stones of Clava Cairns. Set sail this afternoon for your Scottish exploration on the Caledonian Canal, built between 1803 and 1822 to connect Loch Ness with the Great Glen’s three other lochs. Enter Loch Ness, cruise past the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle, and learn about the legendary monster said to inhabit the loch. Moor this evening at Fort Augustus. Back aboard ship, there is a whiskey tasting this evening. (B,L,D)
Day 3 Laggan Locks/Banavie/Glenfinnan
Ascend an impressive flight of locks that runs through the heart of Fort Augustus. Glide along the tree-lined canal known as Laggan Avenue, or hike or bike along the towpath and rejoin the ship at the first lock. Depart Laggan Locks and sail into Loch Lochy as you continue your tour of Scotland. Follow the canal to the town of Banavie, nestled in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Great Britain’s highest mountain. In the afternoon take the West Highland railway line over the renowned viaduct to beautiful Glenfinnan, surrounded by mountains, where there are fine walking options. Welcome local musicians on board for a lively evening of music and song. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Loch Linnhe/Oban
Lord of the Glens descends Neptune’s Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks, and continues through Loch Linnhe to the town of Oban, set on a picturesque bay on the Firth of Lorn. Have time to explore this lively town on foot, visiting a whisky distillery and McCaig’s Tower, a monument on a hill overlooking the town and bay that was inspired by the Roman Colosseum. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Iona / Tobermory (Isle of Mull)
This morning sail to the Isle of Mull, in the Inner Hebrides. Visit photogenic Duart Castle, an impressive fortress (with a dungeon!). Drive across Mull, then cross to Iona by ferry to explore this picturesque island. Visit the medieval abbey ruins and the rebuilt abbey church, and learn about the ecumenical movement based there. Stroll through St. Oran’s Chapel and the royal graveyard where generations of Scottish kings are buried, and enjoy a brief walking tour of Iona. Continue on to the picturesque town of Tobermory, After dinner, staff from the Wings Over Mull Birds of Prey and Conservation Center visit aboard ship. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Isle of Eigg or Isle of Rum / Inverie
Sail north from Tobermory to tiny Eigg this morning, catching glimpses of the islands of the Inner Hebrides along the way. At Eigg you can get a sense of what life is like for the roughly 90 people who live on this island community. Look for marine animals and birdlife, including Atlantic seals, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and a variety of seabirds. Alternatively, you may visit the Isle of Rum, renowned for spectacular Kinloch Castle. Then sail to the town of Inverie, where you can have a drink at the most remote pub in the British Isles. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Isle of Skye
Sail from Inverie this morning, and spend the afternoon on the Isle of Skye. Take a guided walk in the Cuillin Hills (weather permitting) amid some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. Those who prefer not to hike can explore the charming waterside town of Portree. Meet up afterward for a drink at the renowned Sligachan Hotel, a favorite with mountaineers. Celebrate your Scottish voyage at a farewell dinner on board. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Kyle of Lochalsh/Inverness/New York
Disembark in Kyle of Lochalsh and drive to Inverness for homeward bound flights. (B)
Itinerary NotesIncluded in cruise fare:
Meals as indicated; coffee and tea with included meals; tours as shown in the itinerary services of an expedition leader and two expedition staff members aboard Lord of the Glens; local guides on all excursions; tips to local guides and bus drivers; porterage; arrival and departure transfers in Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh.
Not included in cruise fare:
Air transportation; meals not shown in itinerary; tips to ship’s crew; items of a personal nature; soft drinks such as sodas and fruit juices; alcoholic beverages other than first and last nights aboard Lord of the Glens.
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Lord of the Glens
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 54
- Luxury Expedition Ship
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 54-guest Lord of the Glens journeys through this spectacular countryside in 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 ambiance. 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 are served in the elegant single-seating Dining Room. Chefs create healthy, delicious cuisine served by an attentive staff.
James Watt Deck Single #106 (1 double bed, 2 portholes)
David Roberts Deck #201-208, 210, 214, 216-217 (2 lower beds, picture window); Alexander Graham Bell Deck #301-306 (2 lower beds, large picture window)
Single #219 (1 double bed, picture window)