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Scottish Highlander - Whisky Trail Cruise

Scottish Highlander - Whisky Trail Cruise

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€21,900 Per Charter
 

If you are a whisky lover, then this whisky trail cruise package will definitely satisfy your palate! Visit some of the most famous distilleries between Muirtown and Banavie aboard the elegant Scottish Highlander! 

  • Country / Region
    Scotland /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    SCOWHI0816
  • Itinerary
    Muirtown to Banavie
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €3,130 per charter*
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From
€21,900 Per Charter
 

If you are a whisky lover, then this whisky trail cruise package will definitely satisfy your palate! Visit some of the most famous distilleries between Muirtown and Banavie aboard the elegant Scottish Highlander! 

  • Country / Region
    Scotland /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    SCOWHI0816
  • Itinerary
    Muirtown to Banavie
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €3,130 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

Indulge in a 6-night cruise vacation that allows you to visit a number of long-established distilleries such as the Benromach Distillery, Glen Ord Distillery, Dalwhinnie Distillery and more! Along with your visit, enjoy tastings of the various classic whiskies and explore some of the historic sites such as Eilean Donan and the ruins of Urquhart Castle. An array of spectacular views await you on this amazing journey! 
 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Visit the Benromach Distillery
  • Visit the Glen Ord Distillery
  • Explore the magnificent Loch Ness 
  • Whisky tasting at Tomatin Distillery
  • Discover the majestic ruins of Urquhart Castle
  • Explore one of Scotland's best known castles, Eilean Donan
  • Tour at Dalwhinnie Distillery

 

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
Guests are met at the Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel in Inverness and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Scottish Highlander. Champagne Welcome and if you wish, an early evening stroll to the sea lock with wonderful views over the Moray and Beauly Firths. Then perhaps savour one of the hotel barge’s many single malts before your first dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
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. In the afternoon, we visit the Benromach Distillery near Forres, the smallest distillery on Speyside and run by Gordon & MacPhail of Elgin, a family business for over 100 years. Here we enjoy a guided tour and then a tutored tasting of the classic Benromach Speyside single malt whisky. On the way back to the barge, we can stop off at Culloden Moor, scene of the last major battle on British soil in 1746, or visit the Inverness Whisky Shop to discover its huge range of specialist whiskies. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
This morning, we drive through some stunning scenery to visit 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, of course, by a tasting. After returning to the barge, our afternoon cruise is through Loch Dochfour and down magnificent Loch Ness, with perhaps a chance of spotting “Nessie”, to arrive at Fort Augustus. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
After breakfast, our cruise takes us up the “flight”, as the locals call it, at Fort Augustus and then on to our pretty mooring at Cullochy. Later, we can visit the Tomatin Distillery nestled in rolling hills alongside the River Findhorn and founded in 1897.  We are given an expert tour, followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of a range of single malts, including some from exclusive casks. Alternatively, we can encounter some of Scotland’s bloody past and visit the majestic ruins of Urquhart Castle overlooking Loch Ness, then 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. This evening we are given a tutored private whisky tasting at a nearby hotel in Fort Augustus, The Lovat, followed by dinner in the fine dining restaurant.

Day 5, Thursday
After breakfast, 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. It has featured in movies such as "Highlander" and James Bond's "The World Is Not Enough" and overlooks three sea lochs. The afternoon cruise today can be partially walked as we cross the very scenic Loch Oich, perhaps stopping en route for a spot of fishing, 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.

Day 6, Friday
Today, our final cruise 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 renowned Dalwhinnie Distillery, standing in the Cairngorms National Park. Here, we are given a tour of the distillery and taste some single malts paired with a selection of delicious chocolates. If time permits, on the drive back to the barge we can also visit the ruins of Old Inverlochy Castle. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board and of course, another evening to enjoy a wee dram or two.

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

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 2018

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

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 3,141 Euros 3,681 Euros 1,300 Euros 5 January 2018
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 5 January 2018
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 Supplement
Whisky Charter up to 8 ppl None

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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