This 7 night cruise visits and cruises Culloden, Clava Cairns, Loch Ness, Laggan Locks, Banavie, Glenfinnan,Loch Linnhe, Sound Of Mull, Duart Castle, Iona, Tobermory, Isle of Eigg, Inverie and Isle of Skye. For many the most compelling reason for joining the 'Lord of the Glens' will be the opportunity to sail in some of Scotland's most dramatically beautiful lochs and enjoy the timeless landscape and peaceful atmosphere away from the roads and noisy intrusions of modern day life.
|Trip Style:||Superior - 4 star|
|Departure Dates:||07 May 2013, 14 May 2013, 21 May 2013, 28 May 2013, 04 Jun 2013, 11 Jun 2013, 18 Jun 2013, 25 Jun 2013, 02 Jul 2013, 09 Jul 2013, 16 Jul 2013, 27 Aug 2013, 03 Sep 2013, 10 Sep 2013, 17 Sep 2013|
|Single Supplement:||From $1,430|
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The 'MV Lord of the Glens' is a vessel with the elegant appeal of a luxury yacht with all-round teak-clad viewing and promenade decks and rich mahogany interiors. There are 27 luxury state-cabins accommodating 54 passengers, a bar, lounge and a restaurant which can accommodate up to 60 diners in one sitting.
Day 1 - Embark Lord of the Glens at the top of the Muirtown Locks in Inverness. Evening Captain's welcome reception and dinner. Moor Inverness overnight.
Day 2 - Drive after breakfast to Culloden Castle and Culloden Battlefield. Sail at lunchtime through a man-made section of the Caledonian Canal to Loch Dochfour and then into Loch Ness. Approximately halfway across the loch pause in front of Urquhart Castle for photos before continuing to Fort Augustus. Later ascend a series of 6 inter-connected locks that run through the centre of the town and moor overnight.
Day 3 - Sail after breakfast through various man-made sections of the Caledonian Canal, beautiful Loch Oich and a tree-lined section called ‘Laggan Avenue'. (Those interested in a healthy stroll, can walk the section between Fort Augustus and re-embark at Kytra Locks). Later continue cruising the Caledonian Canal and cross Loch Lochy and onwards to Banavie in the shadow of Ben Nevis. Afternoon visit to Glencoe with its impressive Visitor Centre. Moor Banavie overnight.
Day 4 - After breakfast descend ‘Neptune's Staircase' a series of 8 inter-connected locks, and two further locks that lowers the vessel to sea level at Corpach. At Corpach enter beautiful Loch Linnhe and into the Sound of Mull to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. The afternoon is free to explore the gaily painted houses and shops on the water-front. Moor Tobermory overnight.
Day 5 - The whole day is reserved for the visit to the Isle of Iona and Duart Castle. For more than 1000 years, the island of Iona has been a place of deep spiritual significance. No less than 62 Kings of Scotland are buried here, including Duncan, Macbeth's victim. St Columba came here from Ireland in 563 AD and early Christianity spread through northern Britain from this remote island community. On the return journey visit Duart Castle home of the McClean Clan before rejoining the vessel at Tobermory. Moor overnight.
Day 6 - After breakfast re-enter the Sound of Mull and sail northeast around Ardnamurchan Point - the most westerly point of mainland Britain and enter the Sound of Sleat to Armadale on the Isle of Skye. Later visit the famed Clan Donald Centre and Gardens. Moor overnight.of Skye
Day 7 - Sail in the morning along the Sound of Sleat and Kyle Rhea to Kyle of Lochalsh. Afternoon visit to Inverewe Gardens. Evening Captain Farewell reception and dinner. Moor Kyle of Lochalsh overnight.
Day 8 - Disembark after breakfast and drive to Inverness. Parting of the ways.
Please note: Cruise operates in reverse order on 9th-16th July 2012. Timings and schedule are subject to weather conditions and tide.
MV Lord of the Glens
There are 27 luxury state-cabins accommodating 54 passengers each tastefully furnished in mahogany finishes, with dressing table and stool, hairdryer, trouser press, satellite TV, individually controlled air-conditioning/heating, safe deposit box, music system, internal telephone and en suite facilities (shower, toilet, washbasin). In addition to the storage for suitcases under the beds there is a full size wardrobe. All cabins are outside facing with 23 having a large picture window (with tinted glass for extra privacy) and two with two large portholes each.
The 'MV Lord of the Glens' is quite simply the only passenger vessel that is able to both navigate the Scottish inland waterways of the Caledonian Canal and the open sea. To make this possible the vessel was designed to meet exacting criteria in terms of its dimensions and to satisfy the stringent safety requirements of the British Maritime authorities. To this end during the year 2000 Spanish craftsmen re-constructed the vessel using the finest materials and equipment. For those who like technical details it has a maximum length of 150 feet and beam (width) of 34.5 feet together with a draft of 10.5 feet. In appearance the vessel has the elegant appeal of a luxury yacht with all-round teak-clad viewing and promenade decks and rich mahogany interiors.
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