€3,950 Per Person
- Country / RegionScotland /
- Duration7 Days/6 Nights
- Cruise CodeBTSOS0117
- Max Passengers12
- Cruise HighlightsAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksTransportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions Activity Use of bicyclesDaily Excursions Excursions and whisky distillery tasting as per the itineraryMeals Gourmet meals paired with wine and cheeseInclusions Sun deck, spa pool, use of bicycles, WiFi on board, etc.Itinerary Cruise between Banavie to Muirtown
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.
- 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.
Pick-up & Drop-off Points
- Pick-up: The Glenmoriston Town House Hotel, Inverness at 3:30 pm
- Drop-off: Choice of location in Inverness between 9:45 and 11:00 am depending on the cruise direction
One location of the group's choice in Inverness for pick-up at 3:30 pm and drop-off by 11:00 am
Approximate transfer duration for Spirit of Scotland is 15 minutes or 2 hours, depending on the cruise direction.
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
Criffel; Dunsyre Blue; Morangie Brie; Caithness; Strathdon Blue; Mull ok Kintyre Mature Cheddar; Crowdie
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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.
Spirit of Scotland Deck Plan
- 6 crew
- 38 metres long
- 6 twin/double en-suite cabins with TV (12 sqm)
- Centrally heated
- Rooftop sundeck with spa pool and covered terrace
- 8 bicycles available on board
- WiFi (subject to local reception)
- Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices
Rates for 2019
20% off per cabin on May 26; June 2 & 30
No single supplement on May 26; June 2 & 30
Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement Book Before May 19 4,550 Euros 1,700 Euros May 26 3,640 Euros None 24 June 2019 June 2, 30 3,640 Euros None 24 June 2019 June 9, 16, 23 4,550 Euros 1,700 Euros July 7, 14, 21, 28 4,550 Euros 1,700 Euros August 4, 11, 18, 25 4,550 Euros 1,700 Euros September 1, 8, 15, 22 4,550 Euros 1,700 Euros September 29 3,950 Euros 1,450 Euros October 6, 13, 20 3,950 Euros 1,450 Euros
Charter (Whole Barge)
10% off per charter on October 13 & 20
Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before May 19, 26 45,800 Euros 47,300 Euros 48,500 Euros 49,700 Euros 50,900 Euros June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 45,800 Euros 47,300 Euros 48,500 Euros 49,700 Euros 50,900 Euros July 7, 14, 21, 28 45,800 Euros 47,300 Euros 48,500 Euros 49,700 Euros 50,900 Euros August 4, 11, 18, 25 45,800 Euros 47,300 Euros 48,500 Euros 49,700 Euros 50,900 Euros September 1, 8, 15, 22 45,800 Euros 47,300 Euros 48,500 Euros 49,700 Euros 50,900 Euros September 29 39,900 Euros 41,200 Euros 42,200 Euros 43,200 Euros 50,900 Euros October 6 39,900 Euros 41,200 Euros 42,200 Euros 43,200 Euros 44,200 Euros October 13, 20 35,910 Euros 37,080 Euros 37,980 Euros 38,880 Euros 39,780 Euros 24 June 2019
Theme Cruise Supplement
Theme Available For Supplement Golf Charter up to 12 ppl 800 Euros per golfer Whisky Trail Charter up to 12 ppl None
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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