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Scottish Highlander - Family Cruise

Scottish Highlander - Family Cruise

From
€18,500 Per Charter
 

Create lifelong memories with the entire family with our family cruises in the beautiful country of Scotland.

  • Country / Region
    Scotland /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    SCOFAM0816
  • Itinerary
    Muirtown to Banavie
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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From
€18,500 Per Charter
 

Create lifelong memories with the entire family with our family cruises in the beautiful country of Scotland.

  • Country / Region
    Scotland /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    SCOFAM0816
  • Itinerary
    Muirtown to Banavie
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €2,620 per charter*
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Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary DrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesMealsMeals Gourmet meals paired with wine and cheeseItineraryItinerary Cruise between Muirtown and BanavieInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Experience the beauty and charm of Scotland with the family with our 6-night family cruise on board the Scottish Highlander. Scottish Highlander offers a family-themed itinerary that can be enjoyed by adults and children. Cruise along the Caledonian Canal and the famed lochs of Scotland and discover the beautiful castles Urquhart, Cawdor and Eilean Donan, enjoy a day at Black Wildlife and Country Park and more.

 

Note: Family themed cruises are charter only.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Enjoy a day at Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park or visit the Cawdor Castle. 
  • Visit the Culloden Moore. 
  • Visit the Drum Farm Centre in Drumnadrochit or visit the Urquhart Castle.
  • Cruise along the famous Loch Ness.
  • Visit the Clansman Centre in Fort Augustus.
  • Visit the Eilean Donan Castle or a local leisure centre. 
  • Tour of Treasures of the Earth, Europe's colections of gemstones and crystals.

 

Inclusions

  • Local transfers between Inverness and the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • 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
  • Services of 4 crew
  • Use of barge facilities including bicycles and a sonic fish finder

Cruise Cuisine

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


Single Malt Whiskies Served Aboard
Laphroaig 10 Year Old; Lagavulin 16 Year Old; Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old; Bowmore 12 Year Old; Isle of Jura 10 Year Old; Talisker 10 Year Old; Highland Park 12 Year Old; Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak; Glen Ord 12 Year Old; Benromach Speyside 10 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

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Itinerary 

Muirtown to Banavie

Day 1, Sunday
Meet at the designated meeting place and transfer to Scottish Highlander moored at Muirtown near Inverness. Champagne welcome followed by a short evening cruise. Dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
This morning, we have a full day out at Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park an ideal place for the whole family. Feed the geese and swans on the many ponds. Make contact with the friendly goats and cuddly rabbits. See pot-bellied pigs, rare sheep and cattle. Learn all about how chicks develop in the egg and finally break through their shell in the incubators. Picnic lunch today and also time for the children to enjoy park’s play area whilst parents relax with a glass or two of chilled wine. Alternatively a visit to a 14th century fairy-tale Cawdor Castle forever linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. Housing a superb collection of tapestries, pictures and furniture with beautiful landscaped gardens. We would then also visit Culloden Moore site of the last battle on British Soil in 1746. Cruise in the afternoon up the Muirtown flight and along the pretty section of canal to Dochgarroch. Dinner on board this evening. 

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, we transfer to Drum Farm Centre in Drumnadrochit, which focuses on children’s play centred around a sunny courtyard. Within the converted farm steading there are play barns, mini tractors, ball pond, sand pit and trampolines. Alternatively we take a visit to either Urquhart Castle or explore the Nessie Museum. Ice skating at the local rink can also be offered today for the more active. When available we watch a sheepdog trial demonstration. Afternoon cruise across the world famous Loch Ness, with perhaps a chance of spotting "Nessie" before arriving in Fort August. Dinner on board. 

Day 4, Wednesday
This morning, we visit Clansman Centre in Fort Augustus. This 17th century living museum offers live presentations on ‘ancient Highland Life’, with clothing and weapons demonstrations. The Scottish armoury includes a range of swords, signs, axes and clothes that can be made to order. There is also a Celtic craft shop specialising in local crafts and Celtic jewellery. A chance for everyone this afternoon to enjoy golf today at Fort Augustus charming heather laced 9 holer. Where the official green keepers are sheep, or a game of tennis at the local courts. Tonight the children can join the chef in the galley for some hands-on preparation for a delicious BBQ on deck or dinner out at a local hotel.

Day 5, Thursday
Morning visit through the Glen Morriston, past stunning highland countryside to romantic Eilean Doonan castle, setting for the film Highlander. Alternatively we can visit the local leisure centre and enjoy the swimming pool or a game or two of 10 pin bowling.  After lunch cruise through Loch Oich and onto Laggan Avenue, often described as the prettiest part of the canal. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
Today, we visit the Treasures of the Earth Centre. This is one of Europe’s finest collections of gemstones, crystals and fossils set in simulated caverns and mining scenes. Alternative choices are the Raceway Karting Centre near Fort William with its 340 metres track and go-karts suitable for all ages (payment is made on the day by clients, directly to the provider). Or a trip on the steam train that featured in the Harry Potter movies, across the spectacular Glenfinnan viaduct. In the afternoon we sail along Loch Lochy where we encounter Moy bridge the last oringal hand operated bridge on the canal, before mooring at Banavie. Farewell Captain's Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
Disembark after a hearty Scottish Breakfast for their transfer back to the designated drop off point by minibus.
Barge Details 

Scottish Highlander Deck Plan

Scottish Highlander deck plan

  • 117 feet long
  • 8 passengers
  • 4 crew
  • 4 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Small sun deck
  • Sonic fish finder
  • 8 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

Departure Dates (Sunday) Stateroom person Suite per person Single Supplement
September 3, 10, 17 3,950 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,450 Euros
September 2 3,390 Euros 3,950 Euros 1,250 Euros
October 1, 8, 15, 22 3,390 Euros 3,950 Euros 1,250 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on October 15

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 2 ppl Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
September 3, 10, 17 21,000 Euros 28,500 Euros 29,400 Euros 30,300 Euros  
September 24 18,500 Euros 24,800 Euros 25,500 Euros 26,200 Euros  
October 1, 8, 22 18,500 Euros 24,800 Euros 25,500 Euros 26,200 Euros  
October 15 14,800 Euros 19,840 Euros 20,400 Euros 20,960 Euros 13 October 2017

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Suite per person Single Supplement
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 3,490 Euros 4,090 Euros 1,300 Euros
May 6 3,490 Euros 4,090 Euros 1,300 Euros
May 13, 20, 27 4,090 Euros 4,750 Euros 1,500 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 4,090 Euros 4,750 Euros 1,500 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,090 Euros 4,750 Euros 1,500 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 4,090 Euros 4,750 Euros 1,500 Euros
September 2, 9, 16 4,090 Euros 4,750 Euros 1,450 Euros
September 23, 30 3,490 Euros 3,090 Euros 1,300 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 3,490 Euros 3,090 Euros 1,300 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

10% off per charter on April 8, 15, 22 & 29

Departure Dates Charter 2 ppl Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
April 8, 15, 22, 29 19,710 Euros 23,040 Euros 23,670 Euros 24,300 Euros 15 September 2017
May 6 21,900 Euros 25,600 Euros 26,300 Euros 27,000 Euros
May 13, 20, 27 24,900 Euros 29,500 Euros 30,400 Euros 31,300 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 24,900 Euros 29,500 Euros 30,400 Euros 31,300 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 24,900 Euros 29,500 Euros 30,400 Euros 31,300 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 24,900 Euros 29,500 Euros 30,400 Euros 31,300 Euros
September 2, 9, 16 24,900 Euros 29,500 Euros 30,400 Euros 31,300 Euros
September 23, 30 21,900 Euros 25,600 Euros 26,300 Euros 27,000 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 21,900 Euros 25,600 Euros 26,300 Euros 27,000 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Available For Supplement
Family Charter up to 8 ppl None  

Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels.

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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