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Scottish Highlander

Caledonian Canal and the Highlands Cruise (7 Days)

The 8-passenger Scottish Highlander is a river barge offering the unique atmosphere of a Scottish Country House, with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings. The barge was fully refurbished in 2000. At 117 feet, she is spacious and has every comfort for year-round cruising. The experienced crew members are excellent hosts and will attend to your every need during the week-long cruise. The legends of the past, the taste of single malt and the mythical inhabitant of Loch Ness all contribute to a special magic only experienced in Scotland’s dramatic Highlands.

 

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Embark

A local transfer will be provided to the barge, which will be moored in Muirtown.

Day 1: Muirtown

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change. On alternate weeks, the cruise will run in the opposite direction. Transfer to the Scottish Highlander which will be moored at Muirtown. A Champagne Welcome will be followed by a short evening cruise along the heather-lined canal and dinner on board.

Day 2: Muirtown - Dochgarroch

This morning visit the 14th Century fairytale Cawdor Castle which was immortalised by Shakespeare in Macbeth. The castle houses a superb collection of tapestries, pictures and furniture with beautiful landscaped gardens. There is also a visit Culloden Moor, infamous since the MacDonald and Campbell battle in the 13th century. After lunch the barge will cruise up the Muirtown flight, then along the pretty section of canal to Dochgarroch. Dinner will be served aboard.

Day 3: Dochgarroch - Fort Augustus

After breakfast you will take a look at Scotland's best known export, whisky. You can enjoy an excursion to the Glen Ord distillery founded in 1838 on the Black Isle by the Mackenzies of Ord, then onto Black Isle Brewery which uses the only the best, freshest and organic ingredients. After lunch on board the barge, cruise the world famous Loch Ness with perhaps a chance of spotting “Nessie” before arriving at Fort Augustus.

Day 4: Fort Augustus

Today you will be able to enjoy some of Scotland's finest scenery as the barge winds its way to perhaps one of Scotland’s best known and most photographed castles, Eilean Donan. The castle has featured in a number of films including James Bond and Highlander. After lunch the cruise will take us up the “flight” at Fort Augustus. Tonight you can enjoy your evening meal in a local hotel.

Day 5: Fort Augustus - Laggan Locks

Leave Fort Augustus this morning and cruise to Laggan Locks, passing through Kytra and Cullochy Locks, across Loch Oich and through Laggan Avenue, where imposing woodlands stretch right down to the water's edge. After breakfast there will be a visit to Urquhart Castle and Invermoriston Falls where you may, if you are lucky, catch sight of wild salmon leaping upstream.

Day 6: Laggan - Banavie

This morning's visit takes you to the mystic battlefields of Glencoe. After you will also have the opportunity to visit a woollen shop in Fort William, displaying a fine selection of tweeds and traditional knitwear. In the afternoon cruise along Loch Lochy and you will also encounter Moy Bridge the last, original and fully hand operated bridge on the canal before mooring at Banavie. Tonight you will enjoy the Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7: Banavie

Disembark the Scottish Highlander this morning and take a local transfer to the designated drop off point for your onward journey.

Disembark

Disembark in Banavie after breakfast on the last day for a transfer to Inverness.

Includes

  • Six nights' accommodation on board Scottish Highlander
  • Full board during the cruise (from dinner on day one to breakfast on the last day)
  • Chauffeured and guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Use of bicycles
  • Wines with lunch and dinner
  • Open bar with a large selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages
  • Local transfers to and from the barge

Excludes

  • International transportation
  • Personal insurance
  • Crew gratuity
 

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