Discover Loch Ness, Loch Nevis, Iona and much more on an incredible private yacht experience aboard Lord of the Glens and meet the well-known BBC weather presenter on a trip across Scotland’s islands.

If you were going to compile a bucket list of British breaks, this is surely a contender. On this trip, you’ll have the chance to sail on Lord of the Glens through the highlands and islands of Scotland, exploring the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and the magical islands of Scotland’s western shore.

Loch Ness, Loch Nevis, the Sound of Mull, Iona, Eigg, Skye, Fort Augustus, Fort William…the names conjure up images of glistening waters, wild landscapes and towering castles, of majestic flora and fauna, and of myths and legends.

There is no better way to explore than on board the elegant Lord of the Glens. This is not a cruise, but a small ship experience, similar to the Royal Yacht Britannia. With just 27 outward-facing ensuite cabins and a maximum of 54 passengers, the yacht offers comfortable accommodation and superb cuisine. Better still, you’ll spend a few days in the company of meteorologist, weather presenter and proud Scotswoman Carol Kirkwood, who will join you for a drinks reception and give a talk and Q&A.

Joining the trip in her native Scotland will be weather presenter Carol Kirkwood. Credit: Alamy


Meet our special guest

Joining you in her native Scotland will be weather presenter Carol Kirkwood. Carol has been presenting the weather for more than 20 years and danced with Pasha Kovalev in the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Carol will give a talk about her life, career, love of Scotland and Strictly experience. Hear Carol talk about her life growing up in Morar and her grandfather’s role in building the incredible Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Skye, Mull and Eigg

You will visit Skye and learn of the Clan Donald, and Mull with its eye-catching painted houses. On remote Eigg, look for Atlantic seals, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and a variety of seabirds.

Look out for lots of amazing wildlife on your journey. Credit: Tripsmiths

Seafood and whisky in Oban

The seafood capital of Scotland, Oban is home to McCaig’s Tower, which has great views of the Inner Hebrides. You’ll visit the distillery, which was established in 1794.

Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle

As well as keeping your eyes peeled for the mythical monster, you’ll sail past the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle and up an impressive flight of locks that run through the heart of Fort Augustus.

You’ll sail past the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle. Credit: Tripsmiths

Remote drinking

Forget remote working; how about remote drinking? In Inverie you can order a round at the most remote pub in the British Isles, The Old Forge.

Your small ship

On Lord of the Glens you will see armchairs from the Orient Express, David Roberts lithographs, furniture from RMS Windsor Castle and light fittings from SS France. It has a superb restaurant, elegant bar and panoramic windows.

The elegant Lord of the Glens offers comfortable accommodation and superb cuisine. Credit: Tripsmiths


DAY 1 Inverness, welcome drinks with Carol Kirkwood; DAY 2 Culloden, Loch Ness and Fort Augustus, talk and Q&A with Carol; DAY 3 Neptune’s Staircase, West Highland Railway and Corpach; DAY 4 Oban; DAY 5 Iona and Mull; DAY 6 Eigg and Loch Nevis; DAY 7 Skye and Kyle of Lochalsh; DAY 8 Inverness.


  • Take part in an exclusive talk and Q&A session with Carol Kirkwood.
  • Stay in an outward-facing cabin on Lord of the Glens for seven nights on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Enjoy all excursions as indicated in the itinerary and a welcome reception with Carol.


All port dues and taxes and transfer from/to Inverness at predetermined times.


PRICE: £2,489pp*

DATES May 1-8, 2023

TO BOOK, CALL 02045 862 347, quoting COAST LOTGKIRKWOOD

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T&Cs: *Price is per person, based on two people sharing a James Watt Deck porthole cabin, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £1,068. Deposit 20 per cent. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

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