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Visit remote islands, fairytale castles and charming port towns over seven 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 seven nights
  • Full-board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Enjoy all excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • Welcome reception.
  • All port dues and taxes
  • Transfers from/to Inverness at predetermined times.

Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Apr 25, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, May 2, 2022
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,035*

* Prices are based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement: £1221. 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
Mon, Mon, May 9, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, May 16, 2022
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,035*

* Prices are based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement: £1221. 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

    This morning 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 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. Ascend an impressive flight of locks that runs through the heart of Fort Augustus. Moor this evening at Fort Augustus.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Loch Lochy and Corpach
    Corpach, United Kingdom

    Sail through the tree-lined section known as Laggan Avenue and into Loch Lochy and on until we descend Neptune's Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks, to the village of Corpach, nestled in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Great Britain's highest mountain. In the afternoon we take the West Highland railway line over the renowned viaduct to beautiful Glenfinnan, surrounded by mountains. Moor overnight at Corpach.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Oban
    Oban, United Kingdom

    Today we enter the ocean, passing mysterious lochs and islands till we reach Oban, the seafood capital of the Highlands. Join us for a walk up to McCaig's Tower dominating the skyline of the town with great views of the Western Isles. Overnight at Oban.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Isle of Iona and Isle of Mull
    Tobermory, United Kingdom

    This morning we sail to Craignure for the excursion to the Isle of Iona, with a pause in front of Duart Castle for photographs. Visit Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Britain. Later sail to Tobermory, again on the Isle of Mull. Tobermory's most striking feature is the gaily painted houses that line the waterfront originally built by the British Fisheries Company to house its workers for £20 each. Moor Mull overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Wildlife on Eigg
    Eigg, United Kingdom

    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. Then sail to the town of Inverie in Loch Nevis, where you can have a drink at the most remote pub in the British Isles.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Kyle of Lochalsh
    Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom

    Early morning sail across the Sound of Sleat to Armadale and the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre. Later sail to Kyle of Lochalsh from where we visit Eilean Donan Castle and Plockton. Evening Farewell Reception and Dinner. Overnight in Kyle.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Return home
    Inverness, United Kingdom

    Disembark after breakfast and drive to Inverness for your train home.

    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
Mon, Mon, Apr 25, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, May 2, 2022
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,035*

* Prices are based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement: £1221. 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
Mon, Mon, May 9, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, May 16, 2022
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,035*

* Prices are based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement: £1221. 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 SPRING