Meet in Inverness for transfer to ‘Scottish Highlander,’ moored at Muirtown. After a welcome reception, cruise along the picturesque, heather-lined canal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast, transfer to Inverness where your journey ends.
Cawdor Castle is visited during cruises from Apr 29 through Sep 30. Cruises before or after these dates will visit historic Fort George instead.
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.