Learn about the weather presenter’s Scottish heritage and discover Loch Ness, Loch Nevis, Iona and much more on this incredible private yacht experience aboard Lord of the Glens

If you were compiling a bucket list of British breaks, this is surely a strong contender. On this trip, you'll sail on a luxurious private yacht through the Highlands and islands of Scotland, exploring the Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and the magical islands of Scotland's western shore.

Better still, you'll travel in the company of proud Scotswoman and weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, who'll tell you about her Scottish family's history during a private talk and Q&A session. 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, towering castles, majestic flora and fauna, and myths and legends of old.

There is no finer way to explore them than on board Lord of the Glens. This is not a cruise, but a private yacht experience, similar to the Royal Yacht Britannia. With just 27 outward-facing en suite cabins and a maximum of 54 passengers, the yacht offers sumptuous accommodation and superb cuisine.

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Carol Kirkwood
Weather presenter

Scottish weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, who trained with the Met Office, has been presenting the weather for more than 20 years and famously danced with Pasha Kovalev in the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Price includes

  • Hear tales of growing up in Scotland in an exclusive talk and Q&A session with Carol Kirkwood.
  • Stay in an outward-facing cabin on luxurious Lord of the Glens for seven nights.
  • Tuck into fresh Scottish food every day (full-board included).
  • Enjoy all excursions as indicated in the itinerary

Availability

From
Mon, Mon, May 1, 2023
To
Mon, Mon, May 8, 2023
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,489*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a James Watt Deck porthole cabin. Subject to availability. Single supplement on request. Operated by TS Tours Ltd. Deposit 20%. 100% financially protected (Travel Trust Association Q8549, ATOL 17722). For booking terms and conditions, visit tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Inverness and welcome drinks with Carol
    Inverness, United Kingdom

    Make your own way to Inverness, where a coach transfer will pick you up from either Inverness Airport or bus station in the afternoon. Embark Lord of the Glens and later tonight, enjoy a welcome drink with Carol and dinner on board while docked.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Culloden, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus and talk and Q&A with Carol
    Fort Augustus, United Kingdom

    This morning visit Culloden, the infamous battlefield where "Bonnie" Prince Charlie's Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746, and then see the ancient standing stones of Clava Cairns. Set sail this afternoon on the Caledonian Canal, built between 1803 and 1822 to connect Loch Ness with the Great Glen's three other lochs. Enter Loch Ness, cruise past the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle. Ascend an impressive flight of locks that runs through the heart of Fort Augustus. Moor this evening at Fort Augustus.

    This evening Carol Kirkwood will give a talk on her Scottish childhood and share some anecdotes from her career, there will be time for a Q&A session.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Corpach and the West Highland Railway
    Corpach, United Kingdom

    Sail through the tree-lined section known as Laggan Avenue and into Loch Lochy and on until we descend Neptune's Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks, to the village of Corpach, nestled in the shadow ofBen Nevis, Great Britain's highest mountain. In the afternoon we take the West Highland railway line over the renowned viaduct to beautiful Glenfinnan, surrounded by mountains. Moor overnight at Corpach.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Oban
    Oban, United Kingdom

    Today we enter the ocean, passing mysterious lochs and islands till we reach Oban, the seafood capital of the Highlands. Join us for a walk up to McCaig's Tower dominating the skyline of the town with great views of the Western Isles. Overnight at Oban.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Sound of Mull and Isle of Iona
    Craignure, United Kingdom

    This morning we sail to Craignure for the excursion to the Isle of Iona, with a pause in front of Duart Castle for photographs. Visit Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Britain. Later sail to Tobermory, again on the Isle of Mull. Tobermory's most striking feature is the gaily painted houses that line the waterfront originally built by the British Fisheries Company to house its workers for £20 each. Moor Mull overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Eigg to Loch Nevis
    Eigg, United Kingdom

    Sail north from Tobermory to tiny Eigg this morning, catching glimpses of the islands of the Inner Hebrides along the way. At Eigg you can get a sense of what life is like for the roughly 90 people who live on this island community. Look for marine animals and birdlife, including Atlantic seals, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and a variety of seabirds. Then sail to the town of Inverie in Loch Nevis, where you can have a drink at the most remote pub in the British Isles.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle
    Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

    Early this morning you'll sail across the Sound of Sleat to Armadale and the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre. Later sail to Kyle of Lochalsh from where we visit Eilean Donan Castle and Plockton. Evening Farewell Reception and Dinner tonight and overnight in Kyle.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Return home from Kyle of Lochalsh
    Inverness, United Kingdom

    Disembark after breakfast for your transfer to Inverness.

    Meals - Breakfast

Lord of the Glens

Lord of the Glens

This is not a cruise, but a private yacht experience, similar to the Royal Yacht Britannia. With just 27 outward-facing en suite cabins and a maximum of 54 passengers, the yacht offers sumptuous accommodation, superb cuisine and supreme comfort.
You will love its top-notch restaruant, elegant bar, panoramic windows, armchairs from the Orient Express and David Roberts lithographs.

Style & Character

This a ship that favours the classic over the contemporary - rich hardwood finishes throughout offset by cream paneling, very much reminiscent of Belmond's British Pullman. The fixtures, fittings and furnishings are beautiful - individually chosen and each offering their own story. Of special note are the original 1929 'Riviera' armchairs (Orient Express), hand painted David Roberts lithographs, light fittings from the SS France and Nord Norge, restaurant chairs, overhead glass paneling, deck furniture from the RMS Windsor Castle and lovely brass friezes from the RMS Kenya Castle.

State Cabins

All 27 State Cabins are outward facing. They are spread over three decks, appropriately named after well known Scottish people (Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Telford, David Roberts etc ). Each State Cabin is finished in rich hardwood finishes, plush carpeting, dressing table, stool, wardrobe, internal telephone, satellite TV and en-suite facilities with shower, WC and washbasin.
All State Cabins are air-conditioned/heated - the Top and Middle Deck State Cabins have a picture
window, whereas the Lower Deck State Cabins have two portholes each.

Food & Drink

The cuisine is excellent, freshly prepared onboard by a team of experienced chefs with a focus on locally sourced produce. From its hearty classic Scottish breakfast to sumptous dinners, the Robert Louis Stevenson Restaurant will not disappoint.

On the Upper Deck you will find the well-stocked David Livingstone Bar and Walter Scott Lounge richly decorated in hardwood finishes.

You will enjoy complimentary hot beverages in the lounge throughout.

Ship Information

Access to the vessel whilst on the Caledonian Canal is via a lowered stepped gangway, and a ramp gangway whilst out at sea. Internally there are three stairways each of 11 steps that inter-connect each deck level - all have a handrail.
There is no lift onboard and therefore, unfortunately, the Ship is not suitable for guests with severe mobility impairment. Guests with limited mobility can be accommodated provided they are accompanied by an assisting companion. Collapsible wheelchairs can be stowed in reception (providing advance notice is given) - but whilst they cannot be used anywhere onboard they can be used on any excursions.

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Availability

From
Mon, Mon, May 1, 2023
To
Mon, Mon, May 8, 2023
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,489*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a James Watt Deck porthole cabin. Subject to availability. Single supplement on request. Operated by TS Tours Ltd. Deposit 20%. 100% financially protected (Travel Trust Association Q8549, ATOL 17722). For booking terms and conditions, visit tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf.

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