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Spirit of Scotland

Spirit of Scotland

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€3,550 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Cruise the heart of Scottish Highlands on board the elegant barge of Spirit of Scotland. She starts cruising on June 2017.

  • Country / Region
    Scotland /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTSOS0117
  • Itinerary
    Banavie to Muirtown
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €1,420 per couple*
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From
€3,550 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Cruise the heart of Scottish Highlands on board the elegant barge of Spirit of Scotland. She starts cruising on June 2017.

  • Country / Region
    Scotland /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTSOS0117
  • Itinerary
    Banavie to Muirtown
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €1,420 per couple*
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Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions Daily ExcursionsDaily Excursions Excursions and whisky distillery tasting as per the itineraryMealsMeals Gourmet meals paired with wine and cheeseInclusionsInclusions Sun deck, spa pool, use of bicycles, WiFi on board, etc.ItineraryItinerary Cruise between Banavie to Muirtown

Summary

Spirit of Scotland is the newest addition to our growing range of barge. Admire the spectacular scenery as she cruises the Caledonian Canal and the lochs of Great Glen. Spirit of Scotland can accommodate up to 12 passengers providing comfort and luxury with its well-appointed cabins. Enjoy traditional Scottish cuisine, fine wines and whiskies on board.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to:
    • Glen Ord whisky distillery
    • Culloden Moor, scene of the last battle on British soil in 1746
    • Cawdor Castle and its gardens, home to Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'
    • Glencoe, scene of treachery between Campbell and MacDonald clans
    • Urquhart Castle, overlooking the Loch Ness
    • Eilean Donan 13th century Castle, pictured on many Scottish shortbread tins
    • Clava Claims, a prehistoric burial site
    • Excellent opportunities for walking
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 6 crew members
  • Transfers between Inverness and Spirit of Scotland
  • Cruise from April to October/Sunday departures
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Pheasant Breast with Horseradish Sauce; Marinated Wild Salmon with a Lemon Butter Sauce; Fillet of Aberdeen Angus Beef with Wild Mushrooms and Tarragon; Saddle of Venison with a Wild Berry Jus


Single Malt Whiskies Served Aboard
Benromach 10 Year old, Glenmorangie 10 Year Old, Lagavulin 16 Year Old, Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old, Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, Bowmore 12 Year Old, Isle of Jura 10 Year Old, Talisker 10 Year Old


Cheese Board
Criffel; Dunsyre Blue; Morangie Brie; Caithness; Strathdon Blue; Mull ok Kintyre Mature Cheddar; Crowdie


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Itinerary 

Banavie to Muirtown

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at the Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel in Inverness and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Spirit of Scotland. A champagne welcome by the Captain and crew and perhaps an early evening stroll before our first dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
Our excursion today will take us to the mystical area of Glencoe, renowned for its geographical beauty and famed for one of the darkest days in Scottish history. Alternatively, we can enjoy some breath-taking panoramic views on a cable car ride to the summit of Aonach Mor mountain. If time permits we can visit the ruins of the 13th century, Old Inverlochy Castle, before embarking on our first cruise, through Moy Bridge, the last hand-operated bridge of its type on the Caledonian Canal. En route, we may visit the Clan Cameron Museum, before crossing Loch Lochy. As we approach our mooring at Laggan, a Highland Piper may be there to greet us with a stirring rendition of traditional Scottish music. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
Today, we take in some of the finest scenery Scotland has to offer as we drive to one of its 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. Our afternoon cruise today takes us across the very scenic Loch Oich, with the opportunity of enjoying a walk en route, then onto our pretty mooring at Cullochy. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
This morning we cruise to Fort Augustus and down the “flight” as the locals call it, to moor opposite the Benedictine Abbey at the entrance to Loch Ness. After lunch on board, we encounter some of Scotland’s bloody past as we visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle in a spectacular setting overlooking Loch Ness, then take a gentle drive to the Invermoriston Falls and the “Old Bridge” designed by Thomas Telford where you may even see a salmon leaping. This evening we have dinner ashore at a local restaurant.

Day 5, Thursday
This morning we enjoy a picturesque cruise across world-famous Loch Ness, with perhaps a chance of spotting “Nessie”, before mooring at the hamlet of Dochgarroch. After lunch we visit Cawdor Castle*, forever immortalised in Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play”. 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 is still in use as a home for the Dowager Countess of Cawdor who resides there for several months of the year. Then we visit Culloden Moor, scene of the last major battle on British soil in 1746 and end our tour at the Clava Cairns, a pre-historic clan chieftain burial site dating back to 2000 B.C. Dinner on board. 

Day 6, Friday
Today, our final cruise will take us through Tomnahurich swing bridge and then the locks to Muirtown, where there will be the opportunity to take a bicycle ride or walk to the sea lock with wonderful views over the Moray and Beauly Firths. After lunch we drive through stunning hill 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 Mackenzie’s of Ord. A fascinating description of the maturing and ageing process of single and blended malts is followed by our special tasting. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

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

Barge Details 

Spirit of Scotland Deck Plan

Spirit of Scotland

  • 6 crew
  • 38 metres long
  • 6 twin/double en-suite cabins with TV (12 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Rooftop sundeck with spa pool and covered terrace
  • 6 bicycles available on board
  • WiFi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

10% off per cabin on September 17. 20% off per cabin on October 8 & 22
No single supplement on September 10; October 1, 8 & 22

Departure Dates (Sunday) Stateroom person Single Supplement Book Before
September 3, 10 4,150 Euros 1,550 Euros  
September 17 3,735 Euros 1,550 Euros 15 September 2017
September 24 3,550 Euros 1,300 Euros  
October 1, 15 3,550 Euros 1,300 Euros. No supplement on Oct 1  
October 8, 22 2,840 Euros None 20 October 2017

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl
September 3, 10, 17 41,700 Euros 43,200 Euros 44,400 Euros 45,600 Euros 46,800 Euros
September 24 36,200 Euros 37,500 Euros 38,500 Euros 39,500 Euros 40,500 Euros
October 1, 8, 15, 22 36,200 Euros 37,500 Euros 38,500 Euros 39,500 Euros 40,500 Euros

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement
April 8, 15, 22, 29 3,690 Euros 1,350 Euros
May 6 3,690 Euros 1,350 Euros
May 13, 20, 27 4,290 Euros 1,600 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 4,290 Euros 1,600 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,290 Euros 1,600 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 4,290 Euros 1,600 Euros
September 2, 9, 16 4,290 Euros 1,600 Euros
September 23, 30 3,690 Euros 1,350 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 3,690 Euros 1,350 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl
April 8, 15, 22, 29 37,100 Euros 38,400 Euros 39,400 Euros 40,400 Euros 41,400 Euros
May 6 37,100 Euros 38,400 Euros 39,400 Euros 40,400 Euros 41,400 Euros
May 13, 20, 27 42,900 Euros 44,400 Euros 45,600 Euros 46,800 Euros 48,000 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 42,900 Euros 44,400 Euros 45,600 Euros 46,800 Euros 48,000 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 42,900 Euros 44,400 Euros 45,600 Euros 46,800 Euros 48,000 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 42,900 Euros 44,400 Euros 48,000 Euros 46,800 Euros 48,000 Euros
September 2, 9, 16 42,900 Euros 44,400 Euros 48,000 Euros 46,800 Euros 48,000 Euros
September 23, 30 37,100 Euros 38,400 Euros 39,400 Euros 40,400 Euros 41,400 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 37,100 Euros 38,400 Euros 39,400 Euros 40,400 Euros 41,400 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Available For Supplement
Golf Charter up to 12 ppl 1,120 Euros per passenger

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

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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