Meals as indicated; coffee and tea with included meals; soft drinks such as sodas and fruit juices aboard ship; tours as shown in the itinerary; services of the ship expedition leader and two expedition staff members aboard Lord of the Glens; local guides on all excursions; tips to local guides and bus drivers; porterage; arrival and departure transfers in Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh.
Meals not shown in itinerary; immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind. Gratuities and alcoholic beverages excluded, except for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $1,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – $350 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
119-90 days – 100% of deposit
89-60 days – 25% of total trip cost
59-45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44-0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
To join this trip, all guests 5 years and older must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.
Arrival & Departure
The main Scotland’s Highlands & Islands Cruise begins in Inverness, Scotland (INV) and ends in Kyle of Lochalsh with an overland transfer to Inverness. Travelers must arrive by 12:00pm noon on embarkation day (day 2 of itinerary). Disembarkation is at 8:00am on day 9 to catch the 2-hour overland transfer from Kyle of Lochalsh to the airport for the group flight. Plan to depart Inverness on the final day of the cruise (day 9 of itinerary) no earlier than 12:00pm noon. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may including biking and kayaking.
Rates listed in double occupancy. Two cabins are available for solo use with listed single cabin rates.
Families & Children
Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.