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8-night Scotland's Highlands & Islands Cruise

Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
Ship:
Lord of the Glens
Destination:
Roundtrip Inverness
Departure Date:
7/19/2020
Length:
8
Offer ID:
1321510
from
$7990


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Air Travel
7/20/2020
7/20/2020

No information currently available.

Inverness
Suggested Private Excursion
7/20/2020
7/20/2020

Inverness is an excellent tourism destination. With its suspension bridges across the River Ness and old stone buildings, it is a pretty place well-known for its floral displays. Walk along the river banks and to the Ness Islands for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the shops. Cross the river on little bridges and visit Bught Park. The Floral Hall has a sub-tropical horticultural extravaganza with a small waterfall, fish and all sorts of plants and trees. Walk up the river in the other direction and see Ben Wyvis on the skyline. Inverness has an excellent museum and art gallery. Local history talks take place here. Eden Court Theater, situated near the cathedral, has events listings and incorporates part of the old Bishop's Palace and is said to be haunted by the 'Green Lady' ghost of a wife of one of the bishops who hanged herself there. Also check out art.tm which is an art gallery and studio. The Spectrum Centre has a cafe and is the meeting place for local clubs and education classes. Look out for Scottish Showtime music and dance performances during the summer.

Suggested Private Excursions

Inverness: The Scottish Highlands - 8 hours

Inverness
Suggested Private Excursion
7/21/2020
7/21/2020

Inverness is an excellent tourism destination. With its suspension bridges across the River Ness and old stone buildings, it is a pretty place well-known for its floral displays. Walk along the river banks and to the Ness Islands for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the shops. Cross the river on little bridges and visit Bught Park. The Floral Hall has a sub-tropical horticultural extravaganza with a small waterfall, fish and all sorts of plants and trees. Walk up the river in the other direction and see Ben Wyvis on the skyline. Inverness has an excellent museum and art gallery. Local history talks take place here. Eden Court Theater, situated near the cathedral, has events listings and incorporates part of the old Bishop's Palace and is said to be haunted by the 'Green Lady' ghost of a wife of one of the bishops who hanged herself there. Also check out art.tm which is an art gallery and studio. The Spectrum Centre has a cafe and is the meeting place for local clubs and education classes. Look out for Scottish Showtime music and dance performances during the summer.

Suggested Private Excursions

Inverness: The Scottish Highlands - 8 hours

Culloden
7/21/2020
7/21/2020

Culloden is the name of a village in Scotland, and the site of the historic Battle of Culloden. The battlefield is a major tourist attraction under the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Additionally, a new state of the art interactive visitor center includes an interactive experience battle room. Culloden is also the proud home of the Culloden Highland Games, a festival filled with athletic competitions, traditional Scottish food, and music.

Clava Cairns
7/21/2020
7/21/2020

The Clava Cairns - or more correctly Bulnaraun of Clava - is one of the best preserved Bronze Age burial sites in Scotland. At this site there are three Bronze Age burial chambers in an attractive setting surrounded by trees. The tombs are made of carefully arranged pebbles and stones that are surrounded by a row of larger boulders. Two of the cairns have a passageway leading to their center and there is a perceptible drop in temperature at the center of the cairn…Spooky! Definitely a beautiful place to visit on a sunny day. If in the area, visiting Culloden or Fort George, then it is well worth following the brown signs to the Clava Cairns.



 

Loch Ness
7/21/2020
7/21/2020

Loch Ness is best known for the alleged sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, also known as "Nessie". It is connected at the southern end by the River Oich and a section of the Caledonian Canal to Loch Oich. At the northern end there is the Bona Narrows which opens out into Loch Dochfour, which feeds the River Ness and a further section of canal to Inverness.

Fort Augustus
7/21/2020
7/21/2020

Fort Augustus is located in the Scottish Highlands in the south west end of Loch Ness. The Caledonian Canal passes through Fort Augustus, enabling barges to cruise up a staircase of five locks in the village. Visit Fort Augustus Abbey, established by the Benedictine monks in the 19th century.

Fort Augustus
7/22/2020
7/22/2020

Fort Augustus is located in the Scottish Highlands in the south west end of Loch Ness. The Caledonian Canal passes through Fort Augustus, enabling barges to cruise up a staircase of five locks in the village. Visit Fort Augustus Abbey, established by the Benedictine monks in the 19th century.

Laggan Locks
7/22/2020
7/22/2020

The lock is surrounded by rolling green hills and a forested landscape. The forest offers hiking and walking trails leading to small creeks, bridges, and waterfalls, the Inn on the Water, is a beautifully converted Dutch barge, worth seeing just for the decor. It is situated just above Laggan lock on the Caledonian Canal, the perfect eating out place if you are spending the night nearby.

Banavie
7/22/2020
7/22/2020

Banavie is a pleasant village outside Fort William town center in picturesque Scotland. The scenery around Banavie is exceptionally beautiful with all its rolling green hills and mountains including Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Banavie also offers visitors splendid walking and biking paths from which to explore the marvelous countryside.

Glenfinnan
7/22/2020
7/22/2020

Visitors will enjoy visiting this area with it's lakes and rolling hills there is plenty of scenic outdoor activities to enjoy. Additionally, Harry Potter fans will be excited to learn that the Hogwarts Express had a calling at Glennfinnan, and students from the local high school played wizards for the film. Moreover, in the summer months the jacobite steam engine runs from here to Fort William and Mallaig.

Neptune's Staircase Locks
7/23/2020
7/23/2020

No information currently available.

Loch Linnhe
7/23/2020
7/23/2020

Flowering trees and shrubs support a rich variety of wildlife in this idyllic setting of peace and relaxation. Linnhe has every facility you might need for your holiday in the Highlands of Scotland. Visitora can also visit Shuna Island, an island in Loch Linnhe, offshore from Appin. The island is characterised by a table topped hill at its southern end, and a small tower-house. The wild and dramatic mountain scenery surrounding the loch is simply breathtaking.

Oban
7/23/2020
7/23/2020

Tucked into a bay at the top of the Argyll Peninsula on the central west coast of Scotland, Oban is a ferry port for the islands and a center for Gaelic history and culture. McCaig's Tower, a replica of the Colosseum of Rome, was built in 1900 by a local banker. Argyll, home of the Clan Campbell, was once the ancient Scottish Kingdom of Dalriada. In mist-shrouded Kilmartin Glen, one of the most beautiful in Scotland, are the ruins of Dunadd Castle, where a weathered rock inscribed with a boar head marks where Scottish kings were crowned until the 11th century. Nearby, stone circles attest to a civilization dating back 5,000 years. Loch Fyne is where the present head of the Campbells, the Duke of Argyll, makes his home at Inverary Castle. The 19th century castle was admired by Sir Walter Scott as a fine example of the Scottish baronial style.

Craignure (Isle of Mull)
7/24/2020
7/24/2020

The third-largest island in the Hebrides, Mull is rich in legend and folklore, a land of ghosts, monsters, and wee folk. The island is wild and mountainous, characterized by sea lochs and sandy bars. Mull was known to the classical Greeks, and its prehistoric past is recalled in forts, duns, and stone circles. Bring a raincoat: Mull is known as one of the wettest islands in the Hebrides. Mull has varied scenery with many waterfalls. Its highest peak is Ben More, at 3,169 ft., but it also has many flat areas. Mull is also a jumping-off point to visit Iona and Staffa. Guarding the bay is Duart Castle. In the bay lies the Florencia, a Spanish galleon laden with treasure. Many attempts have been made to find it and bring it up, but so far all have failed. To the southeast, near Salen, are 14th-century ruins of Aros Castle, once a stronghold of the MacDonalds, lords of the Isles. On the far south coast at Lochbuie, Moy Castle has a water-filled dungeon. Enjoy a dram from the Tobermory Malt Whisky Distillery, in Tobermory.

Isle of Mull (Fionnphort)
7/24/2020
7/24/2020

No information currently available.

Iona
7/24/2020
7/24/2020

Iona is a remote, low-lying, and treeless green island with high cliffs and rolling meadows. It lies off the southwestern coast of Mull across the Sound of Iona. It's only 1 mile by 3 1/2 miles. Staffa, with its famous musical cave, is a 75 acre island in the Inner Hebrides, lying to the west of Mull.

Duart Castle
7/24/2020
7/24/2020

Duart castle is on end the most spectacular and scenic sites on the West Coat of Scotland. Visitors can stroll through the dungeons and staterooms up to the top of the castle where it is easy to appreciate the beautiful scenery all around. Visitors will also learn the history of the Maclean clan and their 400 year history, which is much intertwined with Duarte Castle.

Tobermory
7/24/2020
7/24/2020

Tobermory, the primary town on the Isle of Mull, began as a fishing port during the latter part of the 18th century. However, in recent times the area has become an excellent destination for those interested in marine wildlife watching. The waters surrounding Mull are popular feeding grounds for dolphins, basking sharks and wales, Lucky visitors may also catch a glimpse of rare White-Tail and Golden Eagles that call the island home. Other popular sights in Tobermory include the Baliscate Standing Stones that still remain from one of the earliest settlements in the village, The Mull Museum and Aros Park.

Tobermory
7/25/2020
7/25/2020

Tobermory, the primary town on the Isle of Mull, began as a fishing port during the latter part of the 18th century. However, in recent times the area has become an excellent destination for those interested in marine wildlife watching. The waters surrounding Mull are popular feeding grounds for dolphins, basking sharks and wales, Lucky visitors may also catch a glimpse of rare White-Tail and Golden Eagles that call the island home. Other popular sights in Tobermory include the Baliscate Standing Stones that still remain from one of the earliest settlements in the village, The Mull Museum and Aros Park.

Small Isles
7/25/2020
7/25/2020

No information currently available.

Inverie
7/25/2020
7/25/2020

Inverie is the only village in Knoydart, Scotland. Visitors must take a ferry to the island as there is no road to the town. Inverie is home to the most remote pub in mainland Britain, the Old Forge. The area is home wildlife and visitors will see Red deer on the hills, grey seals and minke whales along the coast, as well as a number of different bird species.  There are also a variety of trails in Inverie woods, behind the village. These walks take you through a mix of broadleaf and coniferous woodland, home to a variety of woodland birds and mammals.

Isle of Skye
7/26/2020
7/26/2020

The Isle of Skye in northwestern Scotland, the largest of the Inner Hebrides, separated from the mainland by a narrow channel. The capital of the island is Portree. A popular tourist resort, Skye is also home to the Dunvegan Castle, which was erected during the 9th century. Dunvegan Castle is said to be the oldest inhabited castle in Northern Scotland, having been occupied by the Chiefs of MacLeod continuously, for over seven centuries and still today remaining the Ancestral home of the present chief, John MacLeod of MacLeod, the 29th of the line, and his family. Breathtaking in every respect, the Castle should not be missed. Maybe while at the Castle you’ll learn the secret of the precious Fairy Flag.

Kyle of Lochalsh
7/27/2020
7/27/2020

Kyle of Lochalsh is a small town with lots of personality. The town has been around since the 17th century and retains a large collection of charming whitewashed buildings. There are a variety of markets, restaurants, and shops for visitors to enjoy.  Most visitors arrive here by train in order to enjoy the superb mountain scenery. Once in Kyle there is excellent hiking and walking paths to explore the surrounding landscape.  

Land Tour: Inverness
Suggested Private Excursion
7/27/2020
7/27/2020

Inverness is an excellent tourism destination. With its suspension bridges across the River Ness and old stone buildings, it is a pretty place well-known for its floral displays. Walk along the river banks and to the Ness Islands for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the shops. Cross the river on little bridges and visit Bught Park. The Floral Hall has a sub-tropical horticultural extravaganza with a small waterfall, fish and all sorts of plants and trees. Walk up the river in the other direction and see Ben Wyvis on the skyline. Inverness has an excellent museum and art gallery. Local history talks take place here. Eden Court Theater, situated near the cathedral, has events listings and incorporates part of the old Bishop's Palace and is said to be haunted by the 'Green Lady' ghost of a wife of one of the bishops who hanged herself there. Also check out art.tm which is an art gallery and studio. The Spectrum Centre has a cafe and is the meeting place for local clubs and education classes. Look out for Scottish Showtime music and dance performances during the summer.

Suggested Private Excursions

Inverness: The Scottish Highlands - 8 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

Departure Date:
7/19/2020
Number of Nights
8
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 8-nights accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship
  • And more
Available Addons:
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional pre or post cruise nights
Remarks:

Price is per person, double occupancy.

Cost Includes: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation whe

Offer ID:
1321510

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