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Scotland 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (SH)

  • 7days
  • Scotland

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Luxury Barge Tour in the Scottish Highlands

Cruise through the Great Glen between Inverness and Fort William, navigating beautiful lochs and the scenic, absorbing Caledonian Canal. Ancient castles perched on the waters edge, heather-clad hillsides and arguably the finest inland cruising in the world. The legends of the past, the taste of single malt and the mythical inhabitant of the Loch Ness all contribute to a special magic only experienced in Scotland's dramatic Highlands.

The 8-passenger barge has 4 rooms each with ensuite facilities; a cosy lounge and dining room with bar where you can relax and enjoy some of the fine whisky on board before a sumptuous meal of local and traditional specialities.

Included in the Luxury Barge Tour:

6 Nights accommodation on board in an air-conditioned, en-suite cabin.
The services of an experienced Captain / Host, Chef, Hostess(es), Driver/Tour Guide.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard. A local meal ashore, once per week on most barges.
An excellent selection of fine regional and international wines and spirits, plus an all day open bar, tea and coffee.
Daily excursions by chauffeured minibus and entry fees to castles, vineyards, markets and other local places of interest.
Use of barge facilities such as bicycles, boules, barge library and on certain vessels, a spa pool.
Return transfers to and from the local meeting/drop off point.

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  • Day 1

    Muirtown.

    Meet at the designated point in Inverness and transfer to the barge moored at Muirtown for a champagne welcome. An early evening stroll to the sea loch will show you views over the Moray and Beauty Firths. Dinner on board.

  • Day 2

    Muirtown to Dochgarroch.

    Morning cruise through Tomnahurich swing bridge where you can walk alongside River Ness and Dochgarroch. After lunch on board, we drive through stunning hilly scenery to take a closer look at one of Scotland's best known exports, whisky, at the Glen Ord distillery, founded in 1838 on the Black Isle by the Mackenzies of Ord. A fascinating description of the maturing ad ageing process of single and blended malts is followed by our special tasting. Dinner on board.

  • Day 3

    Dochgarroch to Fort Augustus.

    This morning we enjoy a visit to Cawdor castle, forever immortalised in Shakespeare's "Scottish Play" Macbeth. The picturesque gardens have been listed as being among the top 100 in the UK. The castle contains a superb collection of tapestries, pictures and furnishings and the Dowager Countess of Cawdor still lives there for part of the year.. Afterwards we go to Culloden Moor ending at Clava Cairns a pre-historic burial site dating back to 2000 BC. The afternoon cruise take us through Loch Dochfour and across Loch Ness to Fort Augustus where we will have dinner on board.

  • Day 4

    Fort Augustus.

    After breakfast our cruise takes up up the 'flight' of Fort Augustus. A drive through some of Scotland's finest scenery takes us to the most famous Eilean Donan castle which overlooks 3 sea lochs. Dinner ashore at a local restaurant.

  • Day 5

    Fort Augustus to Laggan Locks.

    A morning excursion to visit the ruins of Urquhart castle then a gentle drive to Invermoriston falls and the old bridge and back to the barge. The afternoon cruise can be partially walked as we cross Loch Oich and on to the pretty Laggan Avenue. Dinner on board.

  • Day 6

    Laggan Locks to Banavie.

    Our final cruise will take us across Loch Lochy through Moy Bridge before mooring at Banavie beneath Ben Nevis before strolling from Neptune's Staircase leading donw to Locj Eil. . After lunch on board, a tour takes us to the mythical battlefield of Glencoe, and if time permits, we visit the ruins of Old Inverlochy castle. Captain's farewell dinner on board.

  • Day 7

    Banavie.

    After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Inverness.

    This is a sample tour and subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 12 2020 Apr 18 2020 8 Single rooms 5,090€
Double rooms 3,690€
Apr 19 2020 Apr 25 2020 8 Single rooms 5,090€
Double rooms 3,690€
Apr 26 2020 May 02 2020 8 Single rooms 5,090€
Double rooms 3,690€
May 03 2020 May 09 2020 8 Single rooms 5,090€
Double rooms 3,690€
May 10 2020 May 16 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
May 17 2020 May 23 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
May 24 2020 May 30 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
May 31 2020 Jun 06 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Jun 07 2020 Jun 13 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Jun 14 2020 Jun 20 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Jun 21 2020 Jun 27 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Jun 28 2020 Jul 04 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Jul 05 2020 Jul 11 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Jul 12 2020 Jul 18 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Jul 19 2020 Jul 25 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Jul 26 2020 Aug 01 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Aug 02 2020 Aug 08 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Aug 09 2020 Aug 15 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Aug 16 2020 Aug 22 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Aug 23 2020 Aug 29 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Aug 30 2020 Sep 05 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Sep 06 2020 Sep 12 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Sep 13 2020 Sep 19 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Sep 20 2020 Sep 26 2020 8 Single rooms 5,890€
Double rooms 4,290€
Sep 27 2020 Oct 03 2020 8 Single rooms 5,090€
Double rooms 3,690€
Oct 04 2020 Oct 10 2020 8 Single rooms 5,090€
Double rooms 3,690€
Oct 11 2020 Oct 17 2020 8 Single rooms 5,090€
Double rooms 3,690€
Oct 18 2020 Oct 24 2020 8 Single rooms 5,090€
Double rooms 3,690€

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