Rambling in Caledonia
The Great Glen Way runs the entire length of Scotland’s longest glen, following the country’s greatest geological fault and sections of Thomas Telford’s historic Caledonian Canal...

Rambling in Caledonia

Inverness to Oban

Monday 9th October to Monday 16th October 2023

From £4,190 per person

7 nights including
2 Gala Dinners

The Great Glen Way runs the entire length of Scotland’s longest glen, following the country’s greatest geological fault and sections of Thomas Telford’s historic Caledonian Canal.
Starting in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, to Fort William in the shadow of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, this magnificent waymarked route offers low-level walks along the canal towpath as Lord of the Highlands sails serenely by.
As we leave the canal at Loch Linnhe, contrast the diverse landscapes of the Inner Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona before arriving in Oban for fine views of the town and harbour from Pulpit Hill or McCaig’s folly.

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Monday 9th October

Inverness – Embarkation

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

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Tuesday 10th October

Inverness – Cawdor Castle Gardens or walk the Caledonian Canal from Muirtown Basin to Dochgarroch. Cruise Loch Ness to Fort Augustus.

Our strollers head for Cawdor Castle, forever immortalised in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, whilst the walkers stride out along the towpath of the canal to Dochgarroch where all guests re-join the ship. A relaxing afternoon sail 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 where we berth overnight.

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Wednesday 11th October

Fort Augustus – Free time or walk the Great Glen Way to Laggan Locks. Cruise or walk the Caledonian Canal to Gairlochy.

After breakfast, the walkers set off along the Caledonian Canal to Laggan Locks where they are joined by the strollers who have enjoyed free time in Fort Augustus, ahead of a leisurely sail. After lunch, opt to stay on board as we cruise to Gairlochy or follow the waymarked route of the Great Glen Way along the shores of Loch Lochy.

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Thursday 12th October

Gairlochy – Cruise the Caledonian Canal and transit Neptune’s Staircase to Corpach or walk the Great Glen Way to Banavie and Neptune’s Staircase. Corpach - Glenfinnan Monument Visitor Centre.

Neptune's Staircase on the Caledonian Canal

This morning, choose to remain on board as we transit the final section of the Caledonian Canal and Neptune’s Staircase, or walk the same route to join Lord of the Highlands at Corpach in the very shadow of Ben Nevis. The strollers have the opportunity to discover the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the moving tribute to those who died fighting for the Jacobite cause at the Glenfinnan Monument Visitor Centre.

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Friday 13th October

Sail Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull. Tobermory, Mull – Isle of Mull Cheese or Tobermory Lighthouse walk.

At Corpach we enter the serenely beautiful and sheltered waters of Loch Linnhe and onwards to the Sound of Mull. At Tobermory, the strollers discover the traditional methods still used at the Isle of Mull Cheese, the island’s only dairy farm where the local cheeses are still made by hand, and the walkers amble through the woods to the picturesque lighthouse at Rubha nan Gall.

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Saturday 14th October

Craignure, Mull – Visit to Iona Abbey or walk to Bay at the Back of the Ocean.

IOna Abbey on the Isle of Iona in Scotland

The sacred Isle of Iona offers a visit to the tranquil Benedictine Abbey or a bracing walk to the Bay at the Back of the Ocean. Located on the west coast of Iona, this beach stretches in a wide arc and affords panoramic views of the Atlantic.

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Sunday 15th October

Craignure - Duart Castle or Duart to Craignure Walk. Oban – Walking tour including McCaig’s Folly or Pulpit Hill walk.

Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull

From Craignure, we visit Duart Castle, home to Clan Maclean and their current chieftain, Sir Lachlan Maclean, or embark on a half day walk along the scenic coastline from Duart back to our berth in Craignure. Our final port of call is Oban where our walking tour includes the impressive McCaig’s Folly which affords spectacular vistas across the bay to the Atlantic Isles. The more energetic may choose to stride out to the fine viewpoint of Pulpit Hill.

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Monday 16th October

Oban – 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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