Sail the remote and beautiful islands of the Inner Hebrides and through the heart of Scotland via the Caledonian Canal that bisects the country navigating the four Lochs: Linnhe, Lochy, Oich and the mythical Ness. Stay for seven nights on board M.V. Lord of the Glens, a vessel with the appeal of a luxury yacht. Sail to the mystical Isle of Skye; the picture postcard Tobermory on Mull; the early Christian island of Iona, and tiny Eigg. Your itinerary also includes exploring the Orkney Islands where archaeologists are uncovering remarkable ruins from 5000 years ago. Scottish history will come to life in places such as Blair and Cawdor Castles, the Clan Donald Centre, the battlefield of Culloden and the endearing Castle of Mey. You will have time to explore both Inverness and Edinburgh. An ideal tour for those wanting to experience legendary Scottish hospitality and scenery, perhaps even sampling a wee dram or two!
Carrying a maximum of 54 passengers, M.V. Lord of the Glens has the appeal of a stately country manor with all-round teak clad viewing and promenade decks, and rich mahogany interiors. A bar, lounge and a restaurant complement the 27 luxury cabins which are equipped with private bathroom, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe deposit box and air conditioning. Meals are freshly prepared from local ingredients and served in the elegant restaurant.
TOUR MANAGER: Gerald Bailey
Gerald is a retired lawyer and former Chancellor of the University of Waikato. He is also a long-term cricket administrator; twice appointed Manager of New Zealand representative teams travelling overseas. Having walked some of the world’s most famous tracks, he brings a passion for walking to his role as tour manager.
TOUR DATE: Wednesday 6 – Wednesday 27 September 2017 (21 nights)
- Return airfares (airport taxes additional)
- The services of our New Zealand Tour Manager
- 10 nights’ stay in Scotland
- 7 nights’ aboard the M.V. Lord of the Glens
- Breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 16 dinners
- 1 night Singapore stopover northbound
- 1 day room Singapore southbound
- All sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
- Services of a local guide
- All tips and gratuities for local guides
- All port taxes on the cruise.
PRICE: Per Person, Share Twin, Ex Auckland
Top and Superior Middle Deck NZD$14,890
Middle Deck NZD$14,190
Glasgow tour add-on NZD$ 990
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: Available on request only, as single cabins are strictly limited on this tour.
GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, Maximum 16