Scottish Temptations
This epic journey through the very heart of Scotland is full of breath-taking contrasts in scenery, history and wildlife...

Scottish Temptations

Oban to Inverness

Thursday 26th October to Tuesday 31st October 2023

From £2,560 per person

5 nights including
1 Gala Dinners

This epic journey through the very heart of Scotland is full of breath-taking contrasts in scenery, history and wildlife. The towering mass of Ben Nevis is a stunning backdrop to magnificent Loch Linnhe and the quintessential Scottish castle, Castle Stalker, before entering the 60-miles of the Caledonian Canal.
As one of the world’s most beautiful cruise routes, the Caledonian Canal offers the unique opportunity to experience Scotland from the perspective of the water. Navigating Neptune's Staircase is the best way to appreciate Telford's engineering masterpiece, with the canal passing through the rugged valleys along the Great Glen, a geologic fault line that shaped the landscape of the region.

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Thursday 26th October

Oban – Embarkation.

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

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Friday 27th October

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

Explore Oban, the gateway of the isles, on foot and visit the impressive McCaig’s Folly for spectacular vistas across the bay to the Atlantic Isles. 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. We berth overnight in Tobermory or Oban.

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Saturday 28th October

Tobermory, Mull – Free time. Sail the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe to Corpach.

The colourful buildings of Tobermoray

Spend this morning in Mull’s island capital of Tobermory, exploring the brightly painted harbour town, before cruising the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe to Corpach at the entrance of the Caledonian Canal. From sea level, Lord of the Highlands ascends the spectacular eight inter-connected locks of Neptune’s Staircase to Banavie in the shadow of Ben Nevis, where we moor overnight.

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Sunday 29th October

Scheduled West Highland Railway passage to Glenfinnan. Transit Neptune’s Staircase to Banavie and cruise the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus.

Glenfinnan Monument in Scotland in a sunny day

From Banavie we take the West Highland Railway to Glenfinnan and cross the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct which overlooks Loch Shiel and the Jacobite monument. Considered by many to be the most scenic railway line in the world, we travel through a scenic landscape of mountains, steep-sided lochs, and heather moors. Spending a relaxing afternoon on board we sail through Loch Lochy then transit the tranquil, tree-lined Laggan Avenue to Loch Oich where we moor overnight at the top of the series of locks at Fort Augustus.

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Monday 30th October

Cruise the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Inverness - Culloden and Clava Cairns.

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

This morning, we descend the Fort Augustus locks to Loch Ness, which takes its name from a fort built after the defeat of the 1715 Jacobite uprising, before setting sail along Loch Ness. Pausing briefly, for a view of the ruins of Urquhart Castle, we continue the 21 mile transit of Loch Ness and Loch Dochfour, and along the first man-made section of the Caledonian Canal to the cosmopolitan city of Inverness, where the farewell reception and dinner are held.

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Tuesday 31st October

Inverness – Disembarkation.

After breakfast, we say farewell and disembark in Inverness.

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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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