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Scottish Cruises

Wild heather landscapes and dramatic glens combine with breathtaking lochs and canals to make Scotland a country of phenomenal natural beauty.

Lord of the Glens Escorted River Cruises

Cruises in Scotland through beautiful lochs and the Caledonian Canal

With Great Rail Journeys you will voyage along one of Great Britain's most famous waterways - the Caledonian Canal - and sail over the sea to Scotland's idyllic islands. Medieval Castles, World Heritage Sites and journeys on scenic heritage railways are just a few of the possible highlights of our Scotland cruises.

On these relaxing voyages you will have the opportunity to explore the rich culture and natural beauty of Scotland, which has inspired poetry, folklore and legends. All our Scotland cruises sail along the remarkable Caledonian Canal, which flows from Inverness on the east coast to Fort William on the west coast, crossing a total of 60 miles. The man-made sections of the canal connect four of Scotland's famous lochs; Loch Dochfour, Loch Ness, Loch Oich, and Loch Lochy. The most famous of these is of course Loch Ness, which is rumoured to be home to the mythical sea creature Nessie.

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Edinburgh, the Jacobite Steam Train and Scottish Islands & Lochs Cruise

Discover the amazing Scottish Highlands, beginning in historic Edinburgh, venturing through some of the most scenic areas of the country by rail, and enjoying a wee dram of whisky, before joining a cruise on the magnificent MV Lord of the Glens.

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Scottish Islands & Lochs Cruise

This fantastic five-night cruise through the heart of the Highlands begins with a night in Edinburgh before we board our ship for a journey through the rugged coastline of Scotland's west coast to the unspoilt beauty of the Isle of Mull, up Neptune's Staircase, along the Caledonian Canal and across Loch Ness.

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The Highlands & Inner Hebrides Cruise

After travelling on the incredibly scenic Kyle Line Railway, we explore the rugged Scottish Highlands from the comfort of our luxury ship. This fantastic voyage takes us up to Neptune's Staircase, through picturesque lochs, along the Caledonian Canal and passes the glorious islands and idyllic scenery of the Inner Hebrides.

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During your voyage you may witness some of the phenomenal wildlife that inhabits the waters surrounding Scotland, such as whales, seals, dolphins and otters. There is also a variety of birdlife including White-tailed Eagles, Puffin and Osprey. The type of wildlife you may see on our Scotland Cruises depends on the time of year that you join Great Rail Journeys.  

All our Scotland cruises include the popular features of a Great Rail Journeys tour. A Tour Manager will be on hand throughout your journey to ensure that everything runs smoothly and first class rail travel will be used whenever possible. For full details on what is included please see the individual itineraries of our Scotland cruises.

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