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9th April 2022 to 16th April 2022

Tall Ship: Inverness – Oban

From £795 per person

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Enjoy live music, quaint fishing villages, clifftop castles, and fantastic sailing as you travel through East to West of Scotland's Inverness - Oban.
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Pay a 50% deposit per item
Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
No previous experience required
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
“T/S Flying Dutchman” Tall Ship, built in 1903 Read more about this ship here
Vessel length
39.5 meters
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Twin or quad cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

An amazing trip through the Caledonia Canal, right through Scotland which connects the North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean.  

7 Nights: 9 - 16 April 2022

Standard cabin: €925 / £795 per person*
Standard plus cabin: €995 / £855 per person*
Single cabin: €1485 / £1275 per person*

*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

Inverness to Oban is one of the most beautiful waterways in the world through the Caledonia Canal. Starting this trip in Inverness and will go straight through the spectacular mountains of the Scottish Highlands to Fort William. Throughout the trip, there will be four mountain lakes, of which Loch Ness is the most famous, hopefully with the luck of seeing Nessie! The other lakes include Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, and Loch Douchfour which boast beautiful views. They were connected in 1822 by Thomas Telford.

Day 1: Inverness

We welcome you onboard the Flying Dutchman at 18.00 p.m. where you can meet the crew and the other guests. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage and visit Inverness. Inverness has plenty of cultural sights including St.Andrews cathedral and its famous castle. At 19.00, we will have diner and a nice evening together. It’s also possible to go to one of the traditional pubs, with some live music.

Day 2: Loch Ness 

The first day of the Inverness – Oban trip on the Flying Dutchman. The tall ship will have to travel through five locks of Inverness. Following the canal further, the ship will then reach Lock Ness which hosts the second largest loch in Scotland with impressive depths of 750 feet. The loch is certainly a monster in size as it contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined.

The beautiful loch is absorbed in mystery and tails with the famous Nessie taking residence here. With thousands of accounts and sightings, experts still struggle to this day to explain the existence of the great so-called monster. Maybe you could help with the effort of finding out the mystery by keeping a watchful eye out whilst cruising through the Loch.

Day 3: Fort Augusta

Sailing through the mysterious Loch Ness you will continue the trip to Fort Augusta which is located on the south bank of the Loch. The five locks form the heart of the village offering spectacular views down Loch Ness. You can explore the Clansmen Centre, where guides exhibit 17th-century clan weaponry.

Day 4: Fort William

The next day the ship will pass through Neptune’s Staircase which is an impressive system of eight locks designed by Thomas Telford. The locks allow boats to rise 19.5m over a length of 457m. Whilst traveling through the lock you are able to see the gigantic Ben Nevis mountain, the highest mountain in Scotland. Closeby is the traditional Scottish whisky Ben Nevis distillery which the ship can easily stop for.

Traveling further through the canal the ship will arrive at Fort William, often described as the outdoor capital of the UK. Taking in the mountain air and seeing some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Fort William is certainly a town hard to forget.

Day 5: Loch Linnhe – Lismore

Traveling now on the west coast and sailing onto Loch Linnhe, which hosts amazing views of the Scottish highlands. Sailing past Loch Linnhe the ship is now en route to Lismore which is an island of the Inner Hebrides. There is a lot of history and culture to explore the island with numerous ruined structures and two 13th-century castles.

Day 6: Tobermory

Tobermory is home to a beautiful habour, those of you who are parents may know the town as Balamory children’s show by the BBC. The habour is full of wonderful colour and was founded as a fishing port in 1788 designed by Thomas Telford.

Whilst seeing this colourful and historic fishing town Tobermory is home to the famous Tobermory Distillery where guests can taste wonderful whiskeys.

Day 7: Oban

Sailing on the ship passes close to the impressive sight of Duart Castle. After many photo opportunities, the ship will moor in Oban. Oban means ‘little bay’ in Gaelic but is a place that has plenty of things to see and do. Throughout the little bay, you can explore castles, gardens, beaches, and forests. Of course, there is an amazing whisky distillery in the heart of the town with many other local independent shops.

Day 8: Farewell

After a breathtaking trip from East to West through Scotland, it’s time to say goodbye after an extensive breakfast.

  • All charges regarding port fees, tourists fees and fuel expenses.
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Full board, including coffee, tea, milk and juice at all meals.
  • The use of a zodiac for landings when we visit places without a harbour.
  • The crew: captain, cook and first mate.
  • Transport to and from the vessel
  • Personal expenses ashore
  • Food ashore
  • Fees for events that take place outside the ship.
  • Beverages besides the included drinks during the meals.
  • Open to novice sailors

Inverness, Scotland

Oban, Scotland

Day 1: Inverness

We welcome you onboard the Flying Dutchman at 18.00 p.m. where you can meet the crew and the other guests. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage and visit Inverness. Inverness has plenty of cultural sights including St.Andrews cathedral and its famous castle. At 19.00, we will have diner and a nice evening together. It’s also possible to go to one of the traditional pubs, with some live music.

Day 2: Loch Ness 

The first day of the Inverness – Oban trip on the Flying Dutchman. The tall ship will have to travel through five locks of Inverness. Following the canal further, the ship will then reach Lock Ness which hosts the second largest loch in Scotland with impressive depths of 750 feet. The loch is certainly a monster in size as it contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined.

The beautiful loch is absorbed in mystery and tails with the famous Nessie taking residence here. With thousands of accounts and sightings, experts still struggle to this day to explain the existence of the great so-called monster. Maybe you could help with the effort of finding out the mystery by keeping a watchful eye out whilst cruising through the Loch.

Day 3: Fort Augusta

Sailing through the mysterious Loch Ness you will continue the trip to Fort Augusta which is located on the south bank of the Loch. The five locks form the heart of the village offering spectacular views down Loch Ness. You can explore the Clansmen Centre, where guides exhibit 17th-century clan weaponry.

Day 4: Fort William

The next day the ship will pass through Neptune’s Staircase which is an impressive system of eight locks designed by Thomas Telford. The locks allow boats to rise 19.5m over a length of 457m. Whilst traveling through the lock you are able to see the gigantic Ben Nevis mountain, the highest mountain in Scotland. Closeby is the traditional Scottish whisky Ben Nevis distillery which the ship can easily stop for.

Traveling further through the canal the ship will arrive at Fort William, often described as the outdoor capital of the UK. Taking in the mountain air and seeing some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Fort William is certainly a town hard to forget.

Day 5: Loch Linnhe – Lismore

Traveling now on the west coast and sailing onto Loch Linnhe, which hosts amazing views of the Scottish highlands. Sailing past Loch Linnhe the ship is now en route to Lismore which is an island of the Inner Hebrides. There is a lot of history and culture to explore the island with numerous ruined structures and two 13th-century castles.

Day 6: Tobermory

Tobermory is home to a beautiful habour, those of you who are parents may know the town as Balamory children’s show by the BBC. The habour is full of wonderful colour and was founded as a fishing port in 1788 designed by Thomas Telford.

Whilst seeing this colourful and historic fishing town Tobermory is home to the famous Tobermory Distillery where guests can taste wonderful whiskeys.

Day 7: Oban

Sailing on the ship passes close to the impressive sight of Duart Castle. After many photo opportunities, the ship will moor in Oban. Oban means ‘little bay’ in Gaelic but is a place that has plenty of things to see and do. Throughout the little bay, you can explore castles, gardens, beaches, and forests. Of course, there is an amazing whisky distillery in the heart of the town with many other local independent shops.

Day 8: Farewell

After a breathtaking trip from East to West through Scotland, it’s time to say goodbye after an extensive breakfast.

Base layer – 2x warm thermal tops + thermal leggings

Mid layer – 2x fleece type mid layers + mid layer trousers

Light waterproof shell (waterproof hiking type jacket and trousers) – for exploring ashore

Down jacket – a down (or synthetic alternative) jacket, the warmer the better

Gillet – optional but a really versatile mid layer, down or synthetic down are great

Hats – 2x warm wool hats, ear flaps are great

Waterproof hat – a waterproof hat or cap (eg Sealskins)

Neck warmer – 2x ‘Buff’ style neck warmers

Gloves – one waterproof pair (ski or fishing type) + 2x thinner fleece liner / spare pairs

Socks – 2x pairs of warm socks for sailing + hiking socks for exploring ashore

Boots – Wellington type boots. These are needed not just for sailing but also for getting ashore from the rib where you may need to stop into mid-calf depth water. They don’t need to be expensive or sailing specific, but they should be waterproof with good grip

Hiking shoes / boots – suitable for exploring on rough or wet terrain ashore

Rucsac – for on land exploring

Underwear – a couple of sets of comfortable underwear

Swimwear –

Camera, batteries, memory cards etc – it is possible to charge camera batteries onboard but it is a good idea to bring spare batteries and lots of memory card space

Entertainment – books, music etc for rest time

Toiletries – basic wash kit with travel-sized bottles

Eye mask and earplugs – can make sleeping easier in the midnight sun

Any personal medications that you need – ensure you have enough to last the whole trip

Dry bags – recommended for keeping any electrical kit in and for taking things ashore

Head torch – ideally with a red light function

Sunscreen

Sunglasses

A set of ‘shore clothes’ for travelling in / rest days in town

Passport / visas

Credit/debit card for shore-based activities or travel emergencies

Kitbag – this must be squashy type (not a suitcase) a large barrel type bag is ideal

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