Cruising between Muirtown and Banavie on the Caledonian canal in Scotland
Guests are met at the Glenmoriston Town House Hotel in Inverness and transferred to Scottish Highlander in Muirtown. Champagne Welcome followed by time to settle in before your first delicious dinner aboard.
This morning we begin our adventure, cruising through the Muirtown flight of locks to Dochgarroch.
After lunch, we visit Culloden Moor, where the last major battle on British soil took place in 1746.
We then continue to the Glen Ord distillery to enjoy a special tasting of several single malts before turning to Scottish Highlander in the late afternoon.
After breakfast, we enjoy the beauty of Cawdor Castle, home to Shakespeare's Macbeth. We step way back in time as we tour through the Clava Cairns, a pre-historic burial site of Clan chieftains dating back to 2000 BC.
After lunch, we continue our cruise across Loch Ness pass Urquhart Castle, passing closely by its 13th-century ruins, and onwards to Fort Augustus for our evening mooring.
After breakfast, there is time to explore the village of Fort Augustus before our cruise through another lock flight to Kytra.
After lunch, we will visit the private Highland Club, a spectacular array of buildings including a 19th century former Benedictine Monastery. In this delightful setting, we enjoy a falconry and birds-of-prey flight demonstration on the banks of Loch Ness.
Dinner ashore in a nearby restaurant.
This morning we begin by visiting the Eilean Donan Castle where famous films "The World is not Enough" and "Highlander" were filmed.
After lunch, there is plenty of time to relax and admire the beauty all around us as we cross the very scenic Loch Oich, on to our mooring at Laggan.
After lunch we can visit the mystical battlefields of Glencoe, or enjoy take a cable car ride to the summit of Aonach Mor mountain for some breathtaking panoramic views, never to be forgotten.
After such a memorable cruise, there will be plenty to look back on during our Farewell Captain's Dinner on board.
Disembark for the transfer to Inverness by minibus after a hearty Scottish breakfast, arriving by about 9.45 am