Europe Northern Europe Cruise

Scotland’s Highlands & Islands

This 9-day Scotland cruise sails through the country’s charming interior and along its vast coast, offering a one-of-a-kind experience on the purpose-built 48-guest Lord of the Glen ship. The Scotland’s Highlands & Islands cruise was selected as a National Geographic Traveler magazine “Tour of a Lifetime” for its authenticity, immersion, sustainability and connection. This cruise around Scotland offers the most encompassing way to explore Scotland’s seldom-seen grand castles, hauntingly beautiful moorlands and sweeping mountains.

See the best of Scotland, and sail, incredibly, through Scotland’s heart via the Caledonian Canal that bisects the country, navigating the complicated lock system of the Neptune’s Staircase. Cruise the coastline and visit the remote and beautiful islands of the Inner Hebrides. Get an opportunity to kayak Loch Linnhe; see the storied battlefield of Culloden, beautiful Glenfinnan, the historic Isle of Iona and the isles of Mull and Skye. Walk among ancient stone monuments, weave through ruins of fantastic castles and stroll through a sacred abbey. Learn the legacy of 1,300-year-old clans and visit the cemetery of Scottish monarchs. Experience the charm of modern Scotland through live music on board and a special visit to the tiny Isle of Eigg, home to about 90 souls. 

This comprehensive Scottish cruise highlights Scottish culture and history as well as the sweeping landscapes. This enchanting panoramic voyage is a rare expedition that offers an immersive, in-depth experience at a comfortable pace with an expedition leader, historian and naturalist guiding the way. This trip begins and ends in Inverness, Scotland and offers a reverse itinerary traveling from Kyle of Lochalsh.

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