On the Jacobite Trail
Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness
Monday 7th August to Monday 14th August 2023
From £4,190 per person
7 nights including
2 Gala Dinners
The story of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) and the Jacobites is embedded in Scotland’s rich and turbulent history, resonating across the centuries. Explore the Highlands and Islands where he raised his standard and Highland clans in an attempt to reclaim the thrones of Scotland, England and Ireland in the name of his father, James Francis Edward Stuart.
We retrace his steps through the Isles of Skye and Raasay, to the bloody defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, and learn about the Jacobite’s ill-fated campaigns to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British throne.
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Monday 7th August
Kyle of Lochalsh – Embarkation.
Tuesday 8th August
Portree, Skye – Tour of Trotternish with lunch at the Flodigarry Hotel. Raasay – Raasay House and walks ashore.
Sailing over the sea to Skye, we tour the Trotternish Peninusla and visit Kilmuir Cemetery and the striking memorial to the Jacobite heroine, Flora MacDonald, before enjoying lunch at the Flodigarry Hotel, part of which was Flora’s home. We cross the Sound of Raasay to the Isle of Raasay where Bonnie Prince Charlie hid from the British troops after his defeat at Culloden.Book this cruise
Wednesday 9th August
Kyle of Lochalsh – Eilean Donan Castle. Armadale, Skye – Armadale Castle and Clan Donald Centre.
The iconic Eilean Donan also played a role in the Jacobite risings of the 17th and 18th centuries, which ultimately culminated in the castle’s destruction and we learn of its turbulent history.
We sail the narrows of Kyle Rhea and the Sound of Sleat to Armadale where we discover the epic history of Clan Donald at the Museum of the Isles.Book this cruise
Thursday 10th August
Inverie – Walks ashore and the Old Forge Inn. Craignure, Mull – Duart Castle.
Sailing into Loch Nevis, we can explore Inverie and enjoy a drink at mainland Britain’s remotest pub, the Old Forge Inn. After cruising around the most westerly point of the British mainland we arrive at Craignure on the Isle of Mull and visit Duart Castle, home to Clan MacLean, great Jacobite supporters. During the rising of 1745 the clan had been led by Maclean of Drimmin who was killed at the Battle of Culloden; the castle then fell into ruin.Book this cruise
Friday 11th August
Sail the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe to Corpach. Corpach – Glencoe Visitor Centre.
We spend a relaxing morning on board as we sail the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe, passing mysterious lochs and islands until we reach the Caledonian Canal at Corpach.
Set amongst a dramatic landscape of mysteriously forbidding, towering peaks sits Glencoe, regarded by many as a natural monument to the infamous massacre of February 1692 – one of the most tragic events in Scottish history.Book this cruise
Saturday 12th August
Corpach – Glenfinnan Monument Visitor Centre. Transit Neptune’s Staircase and cruise the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus.
Stand on the site where Bonnie Prince Charlie came ashore on 19 August 1745 and raised the Stuart standard. The lone kilted Highlander atop the 18m-high column at Glenfinnan is a tribute to the Jacobite clansmen who fought to defend the Highland way of life. At the visitor centre, learn about the ’45 and this tumultuous chapter in Scotland’s history as well as enjoying spectacular views of the viaduct. Later, we ascend Neptune’s Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks, which lift the vessel 64 feet to Banavie, and sail the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus.Book this cruise
Sunday 13th August
Cruise the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Inverness - Visit to Culloden.
A scenic sail of Loch Ness leads us to our final visit of Culloden, the infamous battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746, ahead of the farewell reception and dinner at our overnight berth in Inverness.Book this cruise
Monday 14th August
Inverness – Disembarkation.
Our decks and Cabins
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Category One Deluxe Cabins
John Buchan Deck and Richard Hannay Deck
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.Book this cruise
Category Three Suite
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.Book this cruise
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