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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Scottish Highlander' - Caledonian Canal & Loch Ness 2017


7 Days from TBA

Limited to 8 guests

Graceful 'Scottish Highlander' travels on Scotland's Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness between Muirtown and Banavie, a route that includes canal, loch and river. This is inland cruising at its finest, passing ancient castles and heather-clad hillsides. Visit Glen Ord whisky distillery, where you learn whisky-making secrets and enjoy a dram or two; stop at the Glencoe battlefields; and keep an eye out for Nessie as you cruise fabled Loch Ness. Unique itineraries can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests, such as family, cycling, walking or golf. "Honeymoon cruises" are also available for couples.
'Scottish Highlander' - Caledonian Canal & Loch Ness Vessel

Vessel Information

117 feet long and 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating

Capacity for 8 guests with double/twin suites. Each has a fully tiled en suite bathroom with shower cubicle and offers shower gel, hand soap, shampoo and hair dryer.

Salon and dining area have stereo system and assortment of CDs

An outer deck with mahogany floor has an all-weather bridge with depth sounder, radar and fish finder open for passenger viewing

8 mountain bikes provided

All meals and alcoholic beverages included

Deck Plan
SUNDAY
SUNDAY

Meet in Inverness for transfer to ‘Scottish Highlander,’ moored at Muirtown. After a welcome reception, cruise along the picturesque, heather-lined canal.

'Scottish Highlander'
Meals: Dinner
MONDAY
MONDAY

Cruise to the hamlet of Dochgarroch. Visit the Glen Ord whisky distillery, which has been producing one of Scotland's best-known exports since 1838.

'Scottish Highlander'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
TUESDAY
TUESDAY

Visit 14th-century Cawdor Castle with its beautifully landscaped gardens and superb collection of tapestries, paintings and furniture. At Culloden Moor, see the site of the last major battle on British soil in 1746. Continue to Clava Cairns, a prehistoric clan burial site dating from 2,000 BC. Cruise Loch Ness in search of its infamous monster - said to inhabit the murky waters, which are over 700 feet deep.

'Scottish Highlander'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WEDNESDAY
WEDNESDAY

Cruise up a staircase of five lochs in the village of Fort Augustus, continuing to the pretty village of Cullochy. Visit the imposing ruins of Urquhart Castle, set on a rocky peninsula on the banks of Loch Ness, making a scenic stop at Invermoriston Falls. Dinner is ashore tonight at a local restaurant.

'Scottish Highlander'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
THURSDAY
THURSDAY

Explore romantic Eilean Donan Castle this morning, the idyllic setting for films such as Highlander and James Bond's The World is Not Enough. Cruise to Laggan Locks, the overnight mooring.

'Scottish Highlander'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FRIDAY
FRIDAY

Cruise across Loch Lochy to moor at Banavie. At Gairlochy, you may choose to visit the nearby Spean Bridge Woolen Mill or Clan Cameron Museum. Visit the evocative battlefields of Glencoe, scene of an infamous 17th-century massacre - one of the darkest days in Scottish history. Later, gather for a farewell dinner on board your barge.

'Scottish Highlander'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
SATURDAY
SATURDAY

After breakfast, transfer to Inverness where your journey ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

On Day 3, Cawdor Castle can be visited from May through September. For cruises earlier or later in the season, a visit to 18th-century Fort George will be substituted.


Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability.

Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old; No minimum age for charters.

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests or Honeymoon Charters for 2.

Family and golf theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).


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