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Scottish Islands & Lochs Cruise

(Tour code: LGR17)Navigate Scottish lochs on this relaxing cruise

This fantastic five-night cruise through the heart of the Highlands begins and ends 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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Tour Highlights
  • Edinburgh
  • Oban
  • The Isle of Mull
  • Tobermory
  • Loch Ness
  • Inverness
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
  • Selected Excursions
    MV Lord of the Glens
    5 Nights 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 your Tour Manager at your hotel in Edinburgh, the delightful Scottish capital. After check in, you are free to explore this UNESCO World Heritage city.

  • Dinner
MV Lord of the Glens
Day 2

Glasgow to Oban

This morning we travel via Glasgow on the West Highland Line to Oban, the 'seafood capital of Scotland.' Here, we board the luxury MV Lord of the Glens, before a Captain's welcome reception and dinner on board.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Duart Castle
Day 3

Isle of Mull

This morning we enjoy a walking tour of Oban that includes a trip to a whiskey distillery and a visit to McCaig's Tower. We then set sail, crossing Loch Linnhe and heading to the Isle of Mull. We arrive at Duart Castle and explore this ancient fortress before travelling by coach to Tobermory.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Guided Walking Tour of Oban
West Highland Line
Day 4

Tobermory and the West Highland Line

After time to explore the town of Tobermory we sail back to the mainland to Corpach. Here, we board the West Highland Line to Glenfinnan, travelling through glorious Highland scenery.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Loch Ness
Day 5-6

Loch Ness

Ascending through Neptune's Staircase, we sail through Scotland's loch networks to Fort Augustus, a village on the banks of Loch Ness. On Day 6, we sail across the mystical Loch Ness, cruising past Urquhart Castle. After passing Loch Dochfour, we sail into Inverness and enjoy a Captain's farewell dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

Inverness to Edinburgh

Disembarking the Lord of the Glens, we travel to Edinburgh, passing through rolling countryside and verdant forests before arriving for a final afternoon at leisure in the Scottish capital.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Edinburgh Castle
Day 8


After breakfast, you are free to leave Edinburgh at your leisure.

  • Breakfast

Included in your Tour


We enjoy time in Scotland's majestic capital, Edinburgh, exploring its medieval Old Town and the attractive terraces of the Georgian New Town.

Duart Castle

We enjoy time at Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull, the ancestral home of the MacLean clan, who owned large areas of land in Argyll and the Inner Hebrides.


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

West Highland Line

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


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