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Spring And Autumn In The Highlands

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 reaching 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.

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.
25 September, 2017 to 30 September, 2017 Make a booking request for Spring And Autumn In The Highlands, departing on 25 September, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Cabin £ 915 GBP pp
These cabins are located two decks below the Reception level. There are two twin berth cabins and two double-bedded cabins. Each cabin has two large portholes. NB: Please note for security reasons windows or portholes do not open.
Middle Deck Cabin £ 1085 GBP pp
These cabins are located on the Middle Deck being one deck below the Reception level. There are four twin berth cabins and four double-bedded cabins. All having picture windows.
Superior Cabin £ 1285 GBP pp
This category comprises of six twin berthed cabins on the middle or top deck being at the Reception Level and the same level as the Restaurant. In addition there are nine Superior Cabins on the deck below which are the largest cabins on the vessel. All having picture windows.
30 September, 2017 to 05 October, 2017 (reverse) Make a booking request for Spring And Autumn In The Highlands, departing on 30 September, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Cabin £ 915 GBP pp
These cabins are located two decks below the Reception level. There are two twin berth cabins and two double-bedded cabins. Each cabin has two large portholes. NB: Please note for security reasons windows or portholes do not open.
Middle Deck Cabin £ 1085 GBP pp
These cabins are located on the Middle Deck being one deck below the Reception level. There are four twin berth cabins and four double-bedded cabins. All having picture windows.
Superior Cabin £ 1285 GBP pp
This category comprises of six twin berthed cabins on the middle or top deck being at the Reception Level and the same level as the Restaurant. In addition there are nine Superior Cabins on the deck below which are the largest cabins on the vessel. All having picture windows.
05 October, 2017 to 10 October, 2017 Make a booking request for Spring And Autumn In The Highlands, departing on 05 October, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Cabin £ 915 GBP pp
These cabins are located two decks below the Reception level. There are two twin berth cabins and two double-bedded cabins. Each cabin has two large portholes. NB: Please note for security reasons windows or portholes do not open.
Middle Deck Cabin £ 1085 GBP pp
These cabins are located on the Middle Deck being one deck below the Reception level. There are four twin berth cabins and four double-bedded cabins. All having picture windows.
Superior Cabin £ 1285 GBP pp
This category comprises of six twin berthed cabins on the middle or top deck being at the Reception Level and the same level as the Restaurant. In addition there are nine Superior Cabins on the deck below which are the largest cabins on the vessel. All having picture windows.
10 October, 2017 to 15 October, 2017 (reverse) Make a booking request for Spring And Autumn In The Highlands, departing on 10 October, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Cabin £ 915 GBP pp
These cabins are located two decks below the Reception level. There are two twin berth cabins and two double-bedded cabins. Each cabin has two large portholes. NB: Please note for security reasons windows or portholes do not open.
Middle Deck Cabin £ 1085 GBP pp
These cabins are located on the Middle Deck being one deck below the Reception level. There are four twin berth cabins and four double-bedded cabins. All having picture windows.
Superior Cabin £ 1285 GBP pp
This category comprises of six twin berthed cabins on the middle or top deck being at the Reception Level and the same level as the Restaurant. In addition there are nine Superior Cabins on the deck below which are the largest cabins on the vessel. All having picture windows.

Spring And Autumn In The Highlands itinerary:

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Day 1 Embarkation
Embark in Inverness at 4pm. Evening Captain’s welcome reception & dinner. Moor Inverness overnight.
Day 2 Loch Ness and 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.
Day 3 Banavie
The ‘Lord of the Glens’ is elevated from the shores of Loch Ness with the assistance of six inter-connected locks than 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 Viaduct returning to the vessel via the Commando Memorial. Moor Banavie overnight.
Day 4 Tobermory
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.
Day 5 Craignure and 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 & Mcaig’s Folly. Evening Captain’s farewell reception and dinner. Moor Oban overnight.
Day 6 Disembarkation
Disembark after breakfast and drive to Inverness (or see note above for taking the train to Glasgow).

Spring And Autumn In The Highlands reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Day 6 Disembarkation *
Disembark after breakfast and drive to Inverness (or see note above for taking the train to Glasgow).
Day 5 Craignure and 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 & Mcaig’s Folly. Evening Captain’s farewell reception and dinner. Moor Oban overnight.
Day 4 Tobermory *
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.
Day 3 Banavie *
The ‘Lord of the Glens’ is elevated from the shores of Loch Ness with the assistance of six inter-connected locks than 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 Viaduct returning to the vessel via the Commando Memorial. Moor Banavie overnight.
Day 2 Loch Ness and 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.
Day 1 Embarkation *
Embark in Inverness at 4pm. Evening Captain’s welcome reception & dinner. Moor Inverness overnight.
* = Indicative
Map for Spring And Autumn In The Highlands
Lord of the Glens, the ship servicing Spring And Autumn In The Highlands

Lord of the Glens

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 46 metres

Passenger Capacity: 48

Built: 1985

 

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 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.

 

Cabin layout for Lord of the Glens
• Sail via the first man-made section of the Caledonian Canal into Loch Dochfour

• Enter the stunningly impressive tree-lined Laggan Avenue

• Visit a Whisky Distillery & Mcaig’s Folly in Oban
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