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Discover Scotland's spectacular coastline, romantic castles and wild islands over five nights on a luxurious small ship

If you were going to compile a bucket list of British breaks, this is surely a contender. On this trip, you'll have the chance to sail on a luxurious private yacht through the Highlands and islands of Scotland, exploring the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and the magical islands of Scotland's western shore.

Loch Ness, Loch Nevis, the Sound of Mull, Iona, Eigg, Skye, Fort Augustus, Fort William… the names conjure up images of glistening waters, wild landscapes and towering castles, of majestic flora and fauna, and of myths and legends.

There is no better way to explore than on board the deluxe Lord of the Glens. This is not a cruise, but a private yacht experience, similar to the Royal Yacht Britannia. With just 27 outward-facing en suite cabins and a maximum of 54 passengers, the yacht offers sumptuous accommodation and superb cuisine.

There are also fascinating excursions on a choice of two amazing itineraries. So, sit back with a wee dram and book your place on this glorious Scottish adventure.

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Price includes

  • Stay in an outward-facing cabin on Lord of the Glens for five nights on a full-board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Enjoy all excursions as indicated in the itinerary and a welcome reception.
  • All port dues and taxes and transfer from/to Inverness at predetermined times.

Availability

From
Sat, Sat, Oct 1, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Oct 6, 2022
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,260*

* PLEASE NOTE prices are based on two sharing and subject to cabin availability. Single supplement: £756. For full deposit and cancellation information, visit tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Thu, Thu, Oct 6, 2022
To
Tue, Tue, Oct 11, 2022
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,260*

* PLEASE NOTE prices are based on two sharing and subject to cabin availability. Single supplement: £756. For full deposit and cancellation information, visit tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Inverness
    Inverness, United Kingdom

    Embark in Inverness at 4pm, before an evening welcome reception and dinner. You'll moor in Inverness overnight tonight.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle
    Fort Augustus, United Kingdom

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Loch Oich, Loch Lochy and Banavie
    Fort William, United Kingdom

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Loch Linnhe and Tobermory
    Tobermory, United Kingdom

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Craignure, Duart Castle and Oban
    Oban, United Kingdom

    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 visit to the whisky distillery and McCaig's Folly. In the evening, enjoy a farewell reception and dinner. Moor in Oban overnight.

    N.B.: independent arrangements can be made to join and/or leave the vessel at Oban, with the train to (or from) Glasgow being particularly convenient when disembarking (or commencing) in Oban.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Return home
    Inverness, United Kingdom

    Disembark after breakfast for your transfer to Inverness.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Lord of the Glens

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Cruise ship

Luxurious small ship with elegant furnishings, a comfortable bar and restaurant, panoramic windows and well-appointed outward facing cabins

Lord of the Glens' elegant appeal calls to mind a luxury yacht. Internally the vessel deliberately shuns the 'urban chic' and the contemporary, to be more in sympathy the landscapes it explores. On stepping aboard for the first time you will be immediately greeted by a sumptuous classical look.

Of special note are the original 1929 'Riviera' armchairs (PLM Orient Express), hand-painted David Roberts lithographs, light fittings from the SS France and Nord Norge, restaurant chairs, overhead glass paneling, deck furniture from the RMS Windsor Castle and lovely brass friezes from the RMS Kenya Castle. Elsewhere there are scaled models of locomotives and ocean going ships. Throughout the vessel is adorned with plush carpeting by 'Brinton's' and hardwood flooring with inlaid compass motifs made by craftsmen at the top of their profession.

The whole vessel is air-conditioned and heated throughout. Guests embark at the Reception level, where you'll find the delightful 'Robert Louis Stevenson' restaurant and the Bridge, as well as the six Top Deck State Cabins. A short flight of stairs brings guests to the splendid Upper Deck, with the 'David Livingstone Lounge/Bar', which is again richly decorated in hardwood finishes and divided into two sections. The aft area is reserved for the Bar and a comfortable relaxing area, as well as a stern facing viewing deck. The forward area is perhaps reserved for quieter contemplation and spectacular viewing opportunities both through the all-round panoramic windows and the forward viewing deck.

There are 27 outward facing State Cabins spread over three decks, all named after well known Scottish personages (Thomas Telford, David Roberts & Alexander Graham Bell). Each State Cabin is finished in rich hardwood finishes, plush carpeting, dressing table, stool, wardrobe, internal telephone, satellite TV and en-suite facilities with shower, WC and wash basin. All State Cabins are air conditioned and heated - the Top and Middle Deck State Cabins have a picture window, whereas the Lower Deck State Cabins have two portholes each.

The cuisine is excellent, freshly prepared onboard by a loyal and long serving brigade of chefs, drawing on the rich bounty of locally sourced produce - and what could be more delightful than to awake to the prospect of a full Scottish breakfast, and for earlier risers to take advantage of the complimentary hot beverages that await in the lounge, and for that matter for the rest of the day as well.

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Availability

From
Sat, Sat, Oct 1, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Oct 6, 2022
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,260*

* PLEASE NOTE prices are based on two sharing and subject to cabin availability. Single supplement: £756. For full deposit and cancellation information, visit tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Thu, Thu, Oct 6, 2022
To
Tue, Tue, Oct 11, 2022
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,260*

* PLEASE NOTE prices are based on two sharing and subject to cabin availability. Single supplement: £756. For full deposit and cancellation information, visit tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: HEARST HIGHLANDS AUTUMN