Sail around Scotland’s Highlands and islands on a luxury yacht on a five-night cruise
If you were going to compile a bucket list of British breaks, this is surely a contender. On this trip, you'll have the chance to sail on a luxurious private yacht through the Highlands and islands of Scotland, exploring the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and the magical islands of Scotland's western shore.
Loch Ness, Loch Nevis, the Sound of Mull, Iona, Eigg, Skye, Fort Augustus, Fort William… the names conjure up images of glistening waters, wild landscapes and towering castles, of majestic flora and fauna, and of myths and legends.
There is no better way to explore than on board the deluxe Lord of the Glens. This is not a cruise, but a private yacht experience, similar to the Royal Yacht Britannia. With just 26 outward-facing en suite cabins and a maximum of 54 passengers, the yacht offers sumptuous accommodation and superb cuisine.
There are also fascinating excursions on a choice of two amazing itineraries. So, sit back with a wee dram and book your place on this glorious Scottish adventure.
Reasons to book
Enjoy seafood and whisky in Oban
Sail on a luxury yacht
See Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle
- Stay in an outward-facing cabin on Lord of the Glens for five nights on a full-board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Enjoy all excursions as indicated in the itinerary and a welcome reception
- All port dues and taxes and transfer from/to Inverness at predetermined times
Day1Arrive in InvernessInverness, United Kingdom
Embark in Inverness at 4pm, before an evening welcome reception and dinner. You'll moor in Inverness overnight tonight.
Day2Loch Ness and Urquhart CastleFort Augustus, United Kingdom
Sail in the morning via 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 by pausing in front of the ruins of Urquhart Castle before reaching Fort Augustus. The afternoon is free to explore Fort Augustus where everything is close to hand. Moor Fort Augustus overnight.
Day3Loch Oich, Loch Lochy and BanavieFort William, United Kingdom
The 'Lord of the Glens' is elevated from the shores of Loch Ness with the assistance of six inter-connected locks that run through the centre of Fort Augustus, before entering the stunningly impressive tree-lined Laggan Avenue. Later continue into Loch Oich, Loch Lochy and finally to Banavie in the very shadow of Ben Nevis itself. The afternoon is reserved for a passage on the scheduled West Highland train from Banavie to Glenfinnan. Moor Banavie overnight.
Day4Loch Linnhe and TobermoryTobermory, United Kingdom
Descending the spectacular eight inter-connected locks of 'Neptune's Staircase' the 'Lord of the Glens' is lowered to sea level at Corpach and then it is out to sea for a passage along the sheltered waters of Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull before reaching Tobermory. Tobermory is best explored on foot and there is plenty of time in the afternoon to visit the famed gaily painted waterfront. Moor Tobermory overnight.
Due to ferry movements it is sometimes not possible to moor overnight at Tobermory. On such occasions the visit is still made to Tobermory and the ship moors overnight at Oban.
Day5Craignure, Duart Castle and ObanOban, United Kingdom
The voyage concludes with a call at Craignure (Mull) for the visit to Duart Castle. Later sail to Oban, followed by an afternoon walk to include a visit to the whisky distillery and McCaig's Folly. In the evening, enjoy a farewell reception and dinner. Moor in Oban overnight.
N.B.: independent arrangements can be made to join and/or leave the vessel at Oban, with the train to (or from) Glasgow being particularly convenient when disembarking (or commencing) in Oban.
Day6Return homeInverness, United Kingdom
Disembark after breakfast for your transfer to Inverness.
Lord of the Glens
A charming, small ship with elegant furnishings, a comfortable bar and restaurant, panoramic windows and outward-facing cabins.
There are nautical nods, including scaled models of ocean-going vessels and hardwood flooring inlaid with compass motifs made by artisans. There are 26 outward-facing State Cabins spread over three decks and finished in rich hardwood, plush carpeting, and en-suite facilities.
A single restaurant serves freshly prepared dishes by a loyal brigade of chefs, drawing on the rich bounty of local produce. The aft area is reserved for the Bar, a comfortable, relaxing place, and a stern-facing viewing deck.