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Scotland 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (SH)
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Sep 12 2021||Sep 18 2021||8||Single rooms||6,250€|
|Sep 19 2021||Sep 25 2021||8||Single rooms||6,250€|
|Sep 26 2021||Oct 02 2021||8||Single rooms||6,250€|
|Oct 03 2021||Oct 09 2021||8||Single rooms||5,390€|
|Oct 10 2021||Oct 16 2021||8||Single rooms||5,390€|
|Oct 17 2021||Oct 23 2021||8||Single rooms||5,390€|
|Oct 24 2021||Oct 30 2021||8||Single rooms||5,390€|
|Apr 10 2022||Apr 16 2022||8||Single rooms||5,550€|
|May 01 2022||May 07 2022||8||Single rooms||5,550€|
|Oct 16 2022||Oct 22 2022||8||Single rooms||6,250€|
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