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The Highlands & Inner Hebrides Cruise

(Tour code: KKR17)Explore the rugged Scottish Highlands

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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Tour Highlights
  • Scenic rail journey on the Kyle Line
  • Experience the glorious West Highlands Line
  • Visit to the Isle of Skye
  • The Isle of Mull
  • Discover Eigg
  • Explore Tobermory
  • Craignure
  • Duart Castle and Fort Augustus
  • Cruise on Loch Ness
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Selected Breakfasts
    Selected Evening Meals
  • All-Inclusive Board Basis
    MV Lord of the Glens
    7 Night Cruise

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Day 1

Meet in Inverness

Meet your Tour Manager in Inverness. After checking in at the hotel, you could explore this northern city.

  • Dinner
MV Lord of the Glens
Day 2

MV Lord of the Glens

This morning we board the train for a journey on the Kyle Line to Kyle of Lochalsh. This is one of the most scenic railway lines in Europe. On arrival in Kyle of Lochalsh, we board the luxurious Lord of the Glens. After settling in to our cabins, we enjoy the Captain's welcome reception and dinner on board.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Kyle Line
Eilean Donan Castle
Day 3

Eilean Donan Castle and Inverie

We take a morning visit to Eilean Donan Castle and the picturesque village of Plockton. Later in the day we visit the Clan Donald Centre and Gardens before sailing to Inverie.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Cuillin Mountains
  • Portree
  • Clan Donald Centre and Gardens
Day 4


We sail around the most westerly point of mainland Britain, we reach the tiny island of Eigg. After exploring Eigg, we sail towards Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull. We moor here, giving you a chance to explore.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5


This morning we sail along the Isle of Mull to Craignure. From here we have an excursion to the beautiful Isle of Iona. Later we return to Craignure, where we sail across to Oban, with time to take photographs of lovely Duart Castle.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Duart Castle
Duart Castle
Day 6

Loch Linnhe and Glenfinnan

We leave our mooring at Oban this morning, sailing along the length of Loch Linnhe to Corpach, located at the entrance to the Caledonian Canal. This afternoon we take the West Highland Line over the renowned viaduct to beautiful Glenfinnan, surrounded by Scotland's rugged highland scenery. The ship moors at Corpach overnight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Neptunes Staircase
Day 7

Neptune's Staircase

We sail this morning to ascend Neptune's Staircase a flight of eight inter-connected locks.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Urquhart Castle
Day 8

Across Loch Ness to Inverness

This morning we cross the tranquil, mystical Loch Ness, famous for its 'monster' and its outstanding beauty. We cruise past Urquhart Castle, still an impressive sight on the shores of Loch Ness despite its ruinous state. The final leg of our cruise takes us across Loch Dochfour and into Inverness. This afternoon we enjoy a fascinating excursion to Culloden, the site of the battlefield where 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' and his forces were defeated.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Culloden
Inverness Castle
Day 9

Inverness and Journey home

After breakfast on board MV Lord of the Glens, we disembark for the final time. Perhaps explore Inverness further before you return home; the city boasts historic buildings and many charming and enticing shops.

  • Breakfast

Included in your Tour

West Highland Line

We take a ride on the world-famous West Highland Line to Glenfinnan, affording us tremendous views of the Scottish Highlands.


Whilst we are on the Isle of Skye we pay a visit to charming Portree, the largest town on the island. Its attractive waterfront and collection of colourful townhouses make it an interesting place to explore.


We visit Tobermory, known for its collection of colourful seafront town houses, with time to explore.

Eilean Donan Castle

Set on a small tidal island, this picturesque castle is no stranger to film and television series and provides us with a fantastic excursion on Day 3.


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Kathryn Cambridge
James Eaton
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Julie Longfield



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