€24,200 Per Charter
- Country / RegionScotland /
- Duration7 Days/6 Nights
- Cruise CodeSCOWHI0816
- Max Passengers8
- Cruise HighlightsAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary Drinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusion Sun deckTransportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions Activity Use of bicyclesMeals Gourmet meals paired with wine and cheeseItinerary Cruise between Muirtown and BanavieInclusion WiFi on boardActivity Wine tasting sessions
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!
- 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 the Dalwhinnie Distiller
- 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
Pick-up & Drop-off Points
- Pick-up:The Glenmoriston Town House Hotel, Inverness at 4pm
- Drop-off: Choice of location in Inverness between 9:45 and 11:00 am depending on the cruise direction
Location of the group's choice in Inverness for pick-up at 4:00 pm and drop-off by 11:00 am
Approximate transfer duration for Scottish Highlander is 15 minutes or 2 hours, depending on the cruise direction.
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
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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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.
Scottish Highlander Deck Plan
- 117 feet long
- 8 passengers
- 4 crew
- 4 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities
- 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 2019
Departure Dates Stateroom per person Junior Suite Single Supplement May 19 4,290 Euros 4,950 Euros 1,600 Euros June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4,290 Euros 4,950 Euros 1,600 Euros July 7, 14, 21, 28 4,290 Euros 4,950 Euros 1,600 Euros August 4, 11, 18, 25 4,290 Euros 4,950 Euros 1,600 Euros September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,290 Euros 4,950 Euros 1,600 Euros September 29 3,690 Euros 4,290 Euros 1,400 Euros October 6, 13, 20 3,690 Euros 4,290 Euros 1,400 Euros
Charter (Whole Barge)
Departure Dates Charter 2 ppl Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl May 19 26,900 Euros 30,700 Euros 31,600 Euros 32,500 Euros June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 26,900 Euros 30,700 Euros 31,600 Euros 32,500 Euros July 7, 14, 21, 28 26,900 Euros 30,700 Euros 31,600 Euros 32,500 Euros August 4, 11, 18, 25 26,900 Euros 30,700 Euros 31,600 Euros 32,500 Euros September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 26,900 Euros 30,700 Euros 31,600 Euros 32,500 Euros September 29 24,200 Euros 27,000 Euros 27,700 Euros 28,400 Euros October 6, 13, 20 24,200 Euros 27,000 Euros 27,700 Euros 28,400 Euros
Theme Cruise Supplement
Theme Available For Supplement Family Charter up to 8 ppl None Golf Charter up to 8 ppl 800 Euros per golfer Honeymoon For 2 ppl Refer to cruise rates
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.
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.
Honeymoon charters are available on all hotel barges but we highly recommend these 3 vessels for your special 6 night celebration.
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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