Special OfferSpecial Pricing for the Kids: We believe sharing an expedition with your kids or grandkids is a life-enhancing experience. So, take $500 off the double-occupancy price for each person under 18.
OverviewExperience the spectacular, romantic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Islands on this scenic cruise among the lochs of the Western Highlands and the islands of the Inner Hebrides. The dramatic interplay of mountain, moor, and sea, with the constantly changing sky and seascape is a keynote feature of the landscape and is at one with the Highland character: uncompromising, noble, spiritual, and generous. Travel aboard the 48-guest luxury yacht Lord of the Glens through the Caledonian Waterway from the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, and to the islands of the Inner Hebrides. You'll discover secluded villages, ancient sites, verdant landscapes, and engaging people for an intimate perspective on Scottish life — past and present — and enjoy a choice of excursions, from walks through the landscape to tours of castles and historic sites.
Smithsonian ExpertsThroughout your cruise enjoy presentations by extraordinary speakers. Steve Blamires is an authority on the Celtic, Viking, and Inuit peoples and has an extensive knowledge of the society, culture, and history of Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, and Greenland. Steve will accompany the August 12 and 19, 2013 departures. Stewart Aitchison was trained as a zoologist and geologist and has been exploring, photographing, teaching, and writing about biodiversity, geology, and the American Southwest for 40 years. A certified photo instructor, Stewart will accompany the August 12 and August 19 departures.
HighlightsExplore historic sites such as Culloden, Duart Castle, and Iona Abbey and learn about Scotland's tumultuous past from expert speakers.Experience the Western Highlands canal system as the Lord of the Glens passes through the many locks.Explore the Inner Hebrides, including the Isles of Mull, Iona, Eigg, and Skye.Take nature walks and bicycle trips through Scotland's panoramic landscapes.Enjoy cruising aboard the exclusively chartered Lord of the Glens, which is purpose-built to navigate these waters.
Don't forget to check out our photo slide show to glimpse the excitement of this special program!View photos by clicking "Next Photo" at top of page!