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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Scottish Highlander' - Caledonian Canal & Loch Ness 2018


7 Days from $4,190

Limited to 8 guests

Offer

Savings available on select cabin and charter dates. Contact A&K for details.

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, golf or Whisky Trail. Honeymoon Charters are also available for couples.
'Scottish Highlander' - Caledonian Canal & Loch Ness Vessel

Vessel Information

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

Capacity for 8 guests in 1 double/twin suite and 3 double/twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Outer deck includes all-weather, guest-friendly bridge with depth sounder, radar and fish finder

Bicycles provided

All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included

Deck Plan
Day 1
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
Day 2
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
Day 3
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
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

Cruise up a staircase of five locks 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
Day 5
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 on scenic Loch Oich to Laggan Locks, the overnight mooring.

'Scottish Highlander'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
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
Day 7
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.

2019 Travel | 2019 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.


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

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 8 - May 12, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,190
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Suite
    Price
    $4,850
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $32,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between May 13 - Sep 22, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,890
    Single Supplement
    $1,800
    Cabin Class
    Suite
    Price
    $5,650
    Single Supplement
    $1,800
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $37,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Sep 23 - Oct 27, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,190
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Suite
    Price
    $4,850
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $32,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.

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

Family, golf or Whisky Trail theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

New bookings only. Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at anytime.


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