Highland Gems
Explore Scotland as few people have, on this enchanting Scottish Highland cruise on board Lord of the Highlands....

Highland Gems

Inverness to Oban

Monday 3rd October to Saturday 8th October 2022

From £2,390 per person

5 nights including
1 Gala Dinners

A five night sheltered water cruise through the Highlands of Scotland.
Nothing to clutter the view, just hauntingly beautiful Scottish Highland scenery brought effortlessly to your panoramic window. This, together with excellent cuisine and delightful accommodation, provides for a truly unique travel experience.
This five night cruise 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 and a ride on the famed West Highland Railway to the Glenfinnan viaduct.

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See our itinerary below...

Below you can explore the itinerary for this cruise. Click on the arrows to see more information on each days itinerary. Simply click the ‘Book this Cruise’ button to get booking and embark on an exciting journey with us…

Inverness – Embarkation.

Embark in Inverness at 4pm and settle into your cabin. We remain alongside in Inverness overnight.

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Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Fort Augustus - Walks ashore.

Urquhart Castle lit up in the evening with Loch Ness in the background

This morning, we set sail along 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 with a pause in front of the ruins of Urquhart Castle, ahead of our arrival in the historic and scenic village of Fort Augustus. The afternoon is free to explore Fort Augustus, and perhaps enjoy a visit to the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre which details the history of the canal. We berth in Fort Augustus overnight.

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Caledonian Canal to Banavie. Scheduled West Highland Train passage to Glenfinnan.

Lord of the Highlands is elevated from the shores of Loch Ness with the assistance of five inter-connected locks that run through the centre of Fort Augustus, before entering beautiful Loch Oich, the highest point of the canal. Later, we continue into the stunningly impressive tree-lined Laggan Avenue, Loch Lochy and finally to Banavie in the very shadow of Ben Nevis. The afternoon is reserved for a passage on the scheduled West Highland Railway from Banavie to Glenfinnan. Considered by many to be the most scenic rail journey in the world, the West Highland Line transits the Glenfinnan Viaduct; curving high overlooking Loch Shiel, it found fame in the Harry Potter films for the Hogwarts Express. We berth overnight in Banavie.

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Transit Neptune’s Staircase to Corpach. Sail Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull. Tobermory, Mull - Walks ashore

Descending the spectacular eight inter-connected locks of Neptune’s Staircase, Lord of the Highlands is lowered to sea level at Corpach, where we enter the serenely beautiful and sheltered waters of Loch Linnhe. Onwards to the Sound of Mull, we are bound for the gaily painted waterfront at Tobermory. Best explored on foot, our afternoon is spent at leisure, exploring the Georgian harbour town and island capital. We berth overnight in Tobermory or Oban.

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Craignure, Mull – Duart Castle. Oban – Walking tour including McCaig’s Folly.

Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull

The voyage continues with a call at Craignure, Isle of Mull, for a visit to Duart Castle, home of great Jacobite supporters, Clan Maclean. Finally, we sail to the ‘gateway of the isles’, Oban, for a walking tour and the impressive McCaig’s Folly which dominates the skyline. Our farewell reception and dinner are held alongside in Oban.

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Inverness – Disembarkation.

After breakfast, we say farewell and disembark in Oban.

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Our decks and Cabins

Below you can see our decks and what cabins are on each of them. If you click the arrow you can see further information on each cabin and what it has to offer. So get exploring and get booking. We look forward to you joining us on board for an experience of a lifetime…

Lord of the Highlands Cabins

Category One Deluxe Cabins

John Buchan Deck and Richard Hannay Deck

Category One Deluxe Cabins

The 15 deluxe cabins are located on the Richard Hannay and John Buchan Decks. All feature twin beds and large picture windows.

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Category Two Balcony Cabins

John Buchan Deck

Category Two Balcony Cabins

The 4 balcony cabins are located on the John Buchan Deck and feature twin beds. The balconies afford privacy and are fitted with teak furniture for you to enjoy the magnificent scenery.

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Category Three Suite

John Buchan

Category Three Suite

The spacious suite is located at the forward end of the John Buchan Deck and features large picture windows both port and starboard affording delightful views. The sitting area is furnished with a comfortable sofa, coffee table and mini bar.

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