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European Waterways Scottish Highlander
2017 Season Departure Dates
 Departure Dates ( Sunday )
Rates
Cruise Route
April - 09, 16, 23, 30
 Value
 Caledonian Canal
May - 07
Value
Caledonian Canal
May - 14, 21, 28
Regular
Caledonian Canal
June - 04, 11, 18, 25
Regular
Caledonian Canal
July - 02, 16, 23, 30
Regular
Caledonian Canal
August - 06 , 13, 20, 27
Regular
Caledonian Canal
September - 03,10, 17
Regular
Caledonian Canal
September - 24
Value
Caledonian Canal
October - 01, 08, 16, 22
Value
Caledonian Canal
European Waterways - Scotland 2017 Rates
Rates are shown in European Euros
Rates are for six nights on either per person based on
double occupancy per cabin or whole boat charter basis
Accommodation
Value
Regular
Stateroom per person
€3,390
€3,950
Suite per person
€3,950
€4,590
Single Supplement
€1,250
€1,450
Charter 2 passenger whole boat (honeymoon)
€18,500
€21,000
Charter 6 passenger whole boat
€24,800
€28,500
Charter 7 passenger whole boat
€25,500
€29,400
Charter 8 passenger whole boat
€26,200
€30,300
 

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 Rates Includes:

  • Local transfers between Inverness and the hotel barge (the approximate transfer duration is 15mins or 1hr 30mins depending on 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.

Cruise highlights:

  • Visit Glencoe, scene of treachery between the Campbell and MacDonald clans
  • Tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery
  • Cruise Lochs Dochfour, 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 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth
  • Spectacular scenery, wildlife and folklore
  • Visit Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial site
  • Extraordinary river, canal and loch cruising
  • Excellent walking opportunities

Cuisine Aboard:

  • regional specialities
    Munro of Marinated Salmon; Rack of Lamb on a Scotch Broth Risotto with Mint infused Olive Oil; Fillet of Aberdeen Angus Beef with a Sherry and Wild Mushroom Sauce; Hickory Smoked Venision with Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese
  • wine cellar
    Laphroaig 10 Year Old; Lagavulin 16 Year Old; Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old; Glen Moray 12 Year Old; Bowmore 12 Year Old; Isle of Jura 10 Year Old; Talisker 10 Year Old; Highland Park 12 Year Old;
  • cheese board
    Isle of Kintyre Mature Cheddar; Scottish Brie; Whisky Chase; Dunsyre Blue; Connage Smoked; Lanark Blue; Caboc; Gruth Dhu; Black Crowdie; Strathdon Blue; Bonchester

CRUISE MAP

Classic Scotland Cruise - Muirtown to Banavie

Sunday, Day 1 Muirtown
Guests are met at the Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel in Inverness and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Scottish Highlander. Champagne Welcome and perhaps an early evening stroll to the sea lock with wonderful views over the Moray and Beauly Firths. Dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Muirtown to Dochgarroch
Our first cruise will take us up the Muirtown lock flight and through Tomnahurich swing bridge, with an option to walk alongside River Ness to the hamlet of Dochgarroch. After lunch on board, on our tour today 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 and ageing process of single and blended malts is followed by our special tasting. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Dochgarroch to Fort Augustus
This morning we enjoy Cawdor Castle*, forever immortalised in Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play”, Macbeth. The picturesque gardens have been listed as being amongst 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. Then we visit Culloden Moor, scene of the last major battle on British soil in 1746. If there is time, we end our tour at the Clava Cairns, a pre-historic clan chieftain burial site dating back to 2,000 B.C. Our cruise today is through Loch Dochfour and down Loch Ness with perhaps a chance of spotting “Nessie” before arriving at Fort Augustus. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Fort Augustus
After breakfast, our cruise will take us up the “flight”, as the locals call it, at Fort Augustus. Then, we encounter some of the finest scenery Scotland has to offer as we take a drive to one of Scotland’s best known and most photographed castles, Eilean Donan, which has featured in movies such as "Highlander" and James Bond's "The World Is Not Enough" and overlooks three sea lochs. This evening we have dinner ashore at a local restaurant.

Thursday, Day 5 Fort Augustus to Laggan Locks
In the morning we again encounter some of Scotland’s bloody past as we visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Later, a gentle drive will take us back to the Invermoriston Falls and the “Old Bridge” designed by Thomas Telford. You may even see a salmon leaping. The afternoon cruise today can again be partially walked as we cross Loch Oich and onto the pretty Laggan Avenue. As we approach Laggan, our Highland Piper may greet us with a stirring rendition of traditional Scottish music. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Laggan to Banavie
Our final cruise today will see us sail along Loch Lochy through Moy Bridge, the last fully hand-operated bridge on the canal, before mooring at Banavie beneath Ben Nevis and a stroll from Neptune’s Staircase leading down to Loch Eil. After lunch on board, our tour today takes us to the mystical battlefield of Glencoe, famed for one of the darkest days in Scottish history. If time permits, we also visit the ruins of Old Inverlochy Castle. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Banavie
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Inverness.

*This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. Please note that the Cawdor Castle excursion is available between 1st May and 2nd October 2016 only. An alternative excursion to Fort George will replace it either side of these dates.

 

 

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