Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

  • 117 ft long, with 6’6” – 6’9” ceiling heights throughout
  • 1 Jr Suite and 3 cabins
  • Cameron Jr Suite is 148 sq ft, 6’6” ceiling height
  • Mackintosh, Fraser & Macpherson cabins all 115 sq ft, 6’9” ceiling height
  • Choice of one queen or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower in all cabins
  • Limited storage space in cabins
  • Combined salon and dining area
  • Deck
  • Wheelhouse observation lounge
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Bicycles and Helmets
Bicycles and Helmets
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Sound System
Sound System


Travel from Banavie to Muirtown on the Caledonian Canal

Bicycling Opportunities:
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Banavie
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Scottish Highlander at the designated meeting point in Inverness. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in Banavie. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before the first of many gourmet dinners is served.

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Explore Mystical Glencoe
Travel: Banavie to Laggan Locks
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

This morning’s excursion is to the mystical area of Glencoe, renowned for its geographical beauty and famed for one of the darkest days in Scottish history. If time permits, your Tour Guide accompanies you to the ruins of the 13th century Old Inverlochy Castle, the original site of a Pictish fortress said to have been attacked by the Vikings. Approaching tonight's mooring, a Highland Piper should be there to greet you with a stirring rendition of traditional Scottish music. Explore the canal side path on bicycle or on foot before Chef presents tonight's dinner.

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An Iconic Castle Awaits You
Travel: Laggan Locks to Kytra
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, take in some of the finest scenery Scotland has to offer during the drive to one of its best known and most photographed castles, Eilean Donan, which has been featured in films such as “Highlander” and James Bond’s “The World Is Not Enough”. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge for an afternoon cruise across the very scenic Loch Oich. Relax on deck with a wee dram and watch this extraordinarily beautiful landscape slip by. Enjoy cocktails and canapes before Chef serves tonight's dinner onboard.

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A Beautiful Display of Falconry
Travel: Kytra to Fort Augustus
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

A morning cruise to Fort Augustus takes the barge down the flight of locks that cleverly assist the water traffic from one vertical level to another, to our gorgeous mooring at the entrance to Loch Ness. Today’s excursion is a highlight of the cruise; visit a private club on the banks of Loch Ness for a dramatic demonstration featuring birds of prey. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge so you can freshen up, as tonight's dinner is taken ashore at a locally-owned pub.

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Immerse into Scottish Culture and History
Travel: Fort Augustus to Dochgarroch
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Today's active adventures reveal some of the best-loved icons within Scottish culture. This morning, relax on deck as the barge gently makes her way across the world-famous Loch Ness. Once moored, your Tour Guide escorts you to the lovely Cawdor Castle, forever immortalized in Macbeth, Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play”, and where the Dowager Countess of Cawdor still resides.* The day ends at Clava Cairns, a pre-historic burial site dating back to 2000 B.C.E. Back onboard, Chef is crafting tonight's dinner.

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Secrets of Scottish Whisky, Revealed
Travel: Dochgarroch to Muirtown
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

After this morning's cruise through the Tomnahurich swing bridge and the locks to Muirtown, take a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll to the sea lock with wonderful views over the Moray and Beauly Firths. This afternoon, your Tour Guide accompanies you to the Culloden Moor, scene of the last major battle on British soil. Then, tour the Tomatin distillery, founded in the Highlands in 1897, and enjoy a special tasting of their premium single malt whiskies. Tonight, a festive cocktail hour precedes the Captain's Dinner.

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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Muirtown
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point in Inverness.

* The excursion to Cawdor Castle is only possible between early May and the end of September. A visit to Fort George will replace it either side of these dates.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

  • Potato and Haddock Soup served with Oatmeal Bread
  • Ham and Cheddar Quiche
  • Seasonal Green Salad with Housemade Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Cheeses: Scottish Brie and Lanark Blue
  • A Selection of Coffees, Tea, and Biscuits
  • Roasted Sweet Pepper Tartlet
  • Marinated Filet of Scottish Beef on a Bed of Potato Mash
  • Cheeses: Caboc and Inverloch
  • Cranachan Sponge with Raspberry Whiskey Cream
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • 1 Dinner Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
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Rates & Dates

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 8 guests$43,500$50,500
Private Cruise for 7 guests$42,000$48,800
Private Cruise for 6 guests$40,500$45,000
Junior Suite (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$6,690$7,650
Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$5,250$6,090
Single-Occupancy Supplement$1,900$2,200

2024 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

April7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4
May5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
June2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-6
July7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-3
August4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31
September1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-5
October6-12, 13-19, 20-26

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Inverness
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All meals onboard and ashore from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines served with lunches and dinners both onboard and ashore
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted

**Please note a comparable excursion will be offered during the months of April and October

Scottish Highlander Route

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