The Lord of the Isles

Holidaying has never looked this good! Fourteen nights of sumptuous surroundings travelling throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, up to Orkney and the captivating beauty of Scappa Flow before sailing down the East Coast past other-wordly bays and resplendent fairy tale castles. Our unique voyage takes us from Oban to the coral beaches of Plockton and the iconic Cape Wrath. We visit magical caves and the Scottish equivalent of the Gold Coast right up to the fabled John O'Groats. From there we set sail to Orkney and the maritime graveyard and natural wonder that is Scappa Flow. Returning to the mainland we pass picturesque harbours at Wick, the Whaligoe steps and the famous Dunrobin Castle, before making our way to Inverness and along the Caledonian Canal and the breath-taking beauty of Glencoe. This captivating cruise shows everything that Scotland has to offer and will still make you wish you could sail around again. Passing places. anchorages and ports Oban Our gateway to the highlands and islands ……. Historically a fishing and trading village until the Victorian steamers started arriving in larger numbers to this pretty village, Oban grew into a town as it became a main stopping off point for the Western Isles. Tobermory A picture perfect setting of coloured buildings down to the pier surrounded by wooded hills around the bay up to the lighthouse with its playful otters among the rocks. At the bottom of the bay is thought to remain the wreck of a Spanish galleon which fled the English fleet when she anchored in Tobermory to take on provisions. Following a dispute over payment the ship caught fire which caused the gunpowder to explode. She was supposed to have been carrying millions of gold coins when she went to the bottom but no-one has ever managed to find any significant treasure. Tobermory also has its very own chocolate factory. Mallaig A working fishing port on the North West coast of Scotland, it is often visited by the famous Jacobite steam train from the Harry Potter movies. Full of character, it remains a tranquil place to visit and is a rather new town for Scotland at less than 200 years old. Benefiting from its new marina and the local art shops serving local artisans, Mallaig has one of the best wee fish and chip shops and has seen many drive from the central belt for the day and a fish supper! Plockton On the shores of Loch Carron, Plockton was the location for the TV series Hamish Macbeth, starring Robert Carlyle and was also used in “The Wicker Man”. Sitting in a sheltered bay, its temperate climate is home to coral beaches and stunning scenery at every turn. Considered one of the most sought after places to live or holiday in Scotland. Kyles of Lochalsh The gateway to the Isle of Sky, Lochalsh village has some beautiful whitewashed cottages that you can see from the water and fantastic views of the world famous Skye Bridge and
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