€39,900 Per Charter
- Country / RegionScotland /
- Duration7 Days/6 Nights
- Cruise CodeSOCWHI0117
- 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
Discover world-famous distilleries and admire the spectacular scenery on board the elegant Spirit of Scotland. She cruises along 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.
- Visit the world-renowned Dalwhinnie Distillery. Includes a tour, malt tasting paired with a selection of chocolates.
- Enjoy Scottish music from a highland piper.
- Discover one of the most photographed castles in the world, Eilean Donan.
- Visit the Tomatin Distllery, a single malt Scotch whisky distillery founded in 1897.
- Option to visit Urquhart Castle overlooking Loch Ness.
- Cruise along the famous Loch Ness.
- Tour the famous Glen Ord Distillery.
- Cycle along the lovely towpaths and admire the scenery.
- 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 6 crew
- Use of barge facilities including bicycles
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 in Inverness and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Spirit of Scotland. A champagne welcome by the Captain and crew, before we enjoy an early evening cruise to Gairlochy through Moy Bridge, with the last hand-operated bridge of its type on the Caledonian Canal. Time to savour one of the hotel barge’s many single malts before your first dinner onboard.
Day 2, Monday
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. In the afternoon, we cross Loch Lochy and 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
This morning, 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, perhaps stopping en route for a spot of fishing and enjoying a walk, 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. 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
This morning we enjoy a picturesque cruise from Fort Augustus across world-famous Loch Ness, with perhaps a chance of spotting “Nessie”, before passing through Loch Dochfour and mooring at the hamlet of Dochgarroch. After lunch, 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. Dinner on board.
Day 6, Friday
This morning, our final cruise will take us through Tomnahurich swing bridge and the locks to Muirtown, where there will be the opportunity to take a bicycle ride or walk to take in the wonderful views over the Moray and Beauly Firths. 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. 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
- 126 feet long
- 12 passengers
- 6 crew
- 6 twin/double staterooms
- Covered terrace
- Separate cabin for tour leader
- Rooftop sun deck
- Centrally heated
- TV/DVD player in cabins
- 2 air-conditioned mini buses
- Spa pool
- Air conditioned
- 8 touring bikes
- WiFi (Subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices
Rates for 2019
10% off per cabin on May 12, 19 & 26; June 9. No single supplement on May 12, 19, 26 & June 9.
Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement Book Before April 14, 21, 28 3,950 Euros 1,450 Euros May 5 3,950 Euros 1,450 Euros May 12, 19, 26 4,550 Euros None 18 February 2019 June 2, 16, 23, 30 4,550 Euros 1,700 Euros June 9 4,095 Euros None 18 February 2019 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 April 14 & 21
Depature Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before April 14, 21 35,910 Euros 37,080 Euros 37,080 Euros 38,880 Euros 39,780 Euros 18 February 2019 April 28 39,900 Euros 41,200 Euros 42,200 Euros 43,200 Euros 44,200 Euros May 5 39,900 Euros 41,200 Euros 42,200 Euros 43,200 Euros 44,200 Euros May 12, 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, 13, 20 39,900 Euros 41,200 Euros 42,200 Euros 43,200 Euros 44,200 Euros
Theme Cruise Supplement
Theme Available For Supplement Whisky Trail Charter up to 12 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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