If you were going to compile a bucket list of British breaks, a boutique cruise to Scotland's Highlands and around its islands is surely a contender - especially when you can experience it with one of our favourite TV stars, Carol Kirkwood.
Thanks to Good Housekeeping's exclusive escape, you can tick this experience off your list this spring as you sail around Scotland on luxurious yacht-style ship, Lord of the Glens, and meet the lovely weather presenter.
You'll not only spend time with Carol, but explore the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and the magical islands of Scotland’s western shore, too.
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.
Offering a private yacht experience similar to the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Lord of the Glens is a unique vessel with just 27 outward-facing en suite cabins, which carries a maximum of 54 guests.
The yacht-style vessel offers sumptuous accommodation and superb cuisine, as well as fascinating excursions.
Why you'll love exploring Scotland on our exclusive trip
Meet Carol Kirkwood
Scottish weather presenter Carol trained with the Met Office and has been presenting the weather for more than 20 years. She also famously danced with Pasha Kovalev in the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing.
On our exclusive yacht-style experience in Scotland, you'll enjoy welcome drinks with Carol and spend another evening with her, hearing about her career and childhood in Scotland.
See Skye, Mull and Eigg
You’ll visit Skye and learn of the Clan Donald, and Mull with its eye-catching painted houses. On remote Eigg, look for seals, whales, dolphins, porpoises and a variety of seabirds.
Taste 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. This is your chance to sample delicious langoustines, haddock, oysters and scallops.
Visit 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.
Have a drink at the most remote pub in Britain
In Inverie you can order a round at the most remote pub in the British Isles, The Old Forge.
Stay on a luxury yacht-style 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 wonderful restaurant, elegant bar and panoramic windows.
A stay on Lord of the Glens for seven nights on a full-board basis
All excursions on the itinerary and a welcome reception with Carol Kirkwood
Hear about Carol's career and childhood in Scotland in an exclusive talk and Q&A session
Want to join Carol Kirkwood and explore Scotland on Lord of the Glens with Good Housekeeping? Visit our holiday website to discover more about our eight-day cruise in May 2023.
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