Scenic Scotland
Take an enchanting cruise to the bustling Isle of Mull and tranquil Isle of Iona, before discovering the the Caledonian Canal...

Scenic Scotland

Oban to Fort Augustus

Monday 16th October to Saturday 21st October 2023

From £2,560 per person

5 nights including
1 Gala Dinners

A five night cruise through the Heart of Scotland.
Take an enchanting cruise to the bustling Isle of Mull and tranquil Isle of Iona, before discovering the awesome feat of engineering, the Caledonian Canal. Recently rebuilt for these waters,
Lord of the Highlands will transport you in comfort and style from Oban, along scenic sea lochs and the intricate Caledonian Canal, which cuts through the Great Glen, to Fort Augustus, on a panoramic voyage at a gentle pace. With short stretches of man-made canal linking the scenic Scottish lochs, this is a stunning location for a cruise holiday.
On this relaxing voyage you will experience the rich culture and natural beauty of Scotland, whilst being cosseted in the elegant atmosphere of your floating home from home.

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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…

Monday 16th October

Oban – Embarkation.

The Captain and crew welcome you on board in Oban where we remain overnight.

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Tuesday 17th October

Oban – Oban Distillery. Craignure, Mull – Duart Castle.

Oban Distillery is both one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and one of the smallest with just two pot stills. Our tour offers the chance to witness the traditional craftsmanship of whisky production first-hand, before enjoying a complimentary dram. During lunch, we sail to Craignure, Isle of Mull, for a tour of Duart Castle. Seat of Clan Maclean for over 700 years, it dominates the view of the Sound of Mull with its huge curtain walls and solid keep.

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Wednesday 18th October

Craignure, Mull – Visit to Iona. Tobermory, Mull – Free time to explore at leisure.

The colourful buildings of Tobermoray

We travel from Craignure to visit the sacred Isle of Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Scotland. Later, we sail to the island capital of Tobermory where brightly painted houses line the waterfront which were originally built by the British Fisheries Company to house its workers.

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Thursday 19th October

Cruise Loch Linnhe to Corpach. Scenic West Highland Railway to Glenfinnan.

We spend the morning relaxing on board Lord of the Highlands as we cruise Loch Linnhe to Corpach at the entrance of the Caledonian Canal. From here, we take a scheduled train along part of the West Highland Railway to Glenfinnan and cross the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct which overlooks Loch Shiel and the Jacobite monument.

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Friday 20th October

Transit Neptune’s Staircase and cruise the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus. Fort Augustus - Walks ashore.

This morning, Lord of the Highlands ascends the impressive eight inter-connected locks of Neptune’s Staircase to Banavie in the shadow of Ben Nevis, before sailing through Loch Lochy in the heart of the Great Glen. Steep, forested hillsides give this scenic area a fjord-like feel to the landscape. We transit the tranquil, tree-lined Laggan Avenue before arriving at the highest point of the canal, Loch Oich at just over 100 feet above sea level. Our final afternoon is spent enjoying free time to explore Fort Augustus, the gateway to Loch Ness, which takes its name from a fort built after the defeat of the 1715 Jacobite uprising, ahead of the farewell reception and gala dinner.

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Saturday 21st October

Fort Augustus – Disembarkation.

We disembark in Fort Augustus after breakfast and are transferred to Inverness for the onward journey home.

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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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