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Scottish Highlander

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8 passengers 4 star rating

Cruise the Caledonian canal in Scotland

Scottish Highlander highlights

  • Visit Glencoe, scene of betrayal between the Campbell and MacDonald clans
  • Tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery
  • Cruise Lochs Ness, Oich and Lochy
  • See Eilean Donan and Urquhart castles
  • Visit Culloden Moor, scene of the last battle on British soil, in 1746
  • Tour Cawdor Castle and gardens, home to Shakespeare's Scottish Play
  • Majestic Falconry display on the banks of Loch Ness
  • Spectacular scenery, wildlife and folklore
  • Visit Clava Cairns, a prehistorical burial site
  • Extraordinary river, canal and loch cruising
  • Excellent walking opportunities
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Muirtown to Banvie on the Caledonian canal

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Prices

  • From 4890 USD per person
  • Charters from 35,100 USD

Specifications

  • Crew members : 4
  • Up to 8 guests
  • Junior suites : 1
  • Double cabins : 3

Boat size

  • Length 114′10″ ft (35 metres)
  • Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)

Also

  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wifi
  • CD player / iPod Dock
  • Sonic fish finder
  • Bicycles : 8

About Scottish Highlander barge cruises

Hotel barge Scottish Highlander

The country house atmosphere of the Scottish Highlander, constructed in 2000, is such that all who cruise aboard her feel instantly at one with the surrounding splendour of the highlands from which she takes her name. The subtle tartan furnishings and landscape paintings reflect the colours and scenery of your cruise to come.

Offering fully air-conditioned luxury accommodation in six spacious and very comfortable double/twin suites with modern bathrooms.

Each day the chef will prepare you a range of wonderful regional cuisine including game and, naturally, the freshest of fish! You may choose to relax with a spot of cycling, or fishing( the Scottish Highlander has radar and fishfinder), or simply by watching the stunning landscape drift by.

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Scottish Highlander cruise route & itinerary

Muirtown to  Banvie on the Caledonian canal map

Cruising between Muirtown and Banavie on the Caledonian canal in Scotland

Inverness to Muirtown
Sunday
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.

Muirtown to Dochgarroch 
Monday
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.
Dinner aboard.

Dochgarroch to Fort Augustus
Tuesday
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.
Dinner aboard.

Fort Augustus to Kytra
Wednesday
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.

Kytra to Laggan
Thursday
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.
Dinner aboard.
 
Laggan to Banavie
Friday
Our final cruise takes us across the Loch Lochy to the small village of Banavie, our final mooring.
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.

Banavie to Inverness
Saturday
Disembark for the transfer to Inverness by minibus after a hearty Scottish breakfast, arriving by about 9.45 am

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Scottish Highlander rates

Muirtown to Banvie on the Caledonian canal

2023 USD, for American and Canadian residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 46, 000 USD 39, 500 USD
Whole boat charter for 7 44, 400 USD 38, 100 USD
Whole boat charter for 6 42, 800 USD 36, 700 USD
Suite per person 7, 190 USD 6, 190 USD
Stateroom per person 6, 090 USD 5, 250 USD
Single supplement 1, 900 USD
2023 STERLING rates for UNITED KINGDOM residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 £33, 000 £29, 000
Whole boat charter for 7 £31, 800 £28, 000
Whole boat charter for 6 £30, 600 £27, 000
Suite per person £5, 250 £4, 490
Stateroom per person £4, 350 £3, 750
Single supplement £1, 600 £1, 400
2023 EURO rates ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 39, 500 € 34, 000€
Whole boat charter for 7 38, 100 € 32, 800 €
Whole boat charter for 6 36, 700 € 31, 600 €
Suite per person 6, 190 € 5, 350 €
Stateroom per person 5, 150 € 4, 450 €
Single supplement 1, 900 € 1, 700 €
2022 USD, for American and Canadian residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 43, 500 USD 37, 500 USD
Whole boat charter for 7 42, 000 USD 36, 300 USD
Whole boat charter for 6 40, 500 USD 35, 100 USD
Suite per person 6, 650 USD 5, 690 USD
Stateroom per person 5, 690 USD 4, 890 USD
Single supplement 2, 050 USD 1, 800 USD
2022 STERLING rates for UNITED KINGDOM residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 £30, 000 £25, 900
Whole boat charter for 7 £29, 000 £25, 100
Whole boat charter for 6 £28, 000 £24, 300
Suite per person £4, 690 £3, 990
Stateroom per person £3, 890 £3, 350
Single supplement £1, 450 £1, 250
2022 EURO rates ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 36, 000 € 30, 800 €
Whole boat charter for 7 34, 800 € 30, 000 €
Whole boat charter for 6 33, 600 € 29, 200 €
Suite per person 5, 450 € 4, 750 €
Stateroom per person 4, 690 € 4, 050 €
Single supplement 1, 750 € 1, 500 €
Prices include local transfers between Inverness and the hotel barge (approximate duration is 15 minutes or 2 hours depending upon the cruise direction), a luxury 6-night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks,  all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 4 crew and use of barge facilities which include bicycles and a sonic fish finder.
 
Optional extras
Whisky Trail charters  No  supplement
Golf charters: 1025 USD / £725 / 825€ supplement per player
 
- Departure Dates  2022-
Value April 3 to May 1
October 9 to October 23
Regular May 8 to October 2
- Departure Dates  2023-
Value April 2 to April 30
October 8 to October 22
Regular May 7 to October 1

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