Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Accommodations
  • 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
Amenities
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
Bathrobe
Bathrobe
Safe
Safe
Sound System
Sound System

Itineraries

Travel from Banavie to Muirtown on the Caledonian Canal

Bicycling Opportunities:
Limited 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
Sunday
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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.

Monday
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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.

Tuesday
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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.

Wednesday
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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.

Thursday
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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.

Friday
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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 Glen Ord distillery, founded in 1838 on the Black Isle by the Mackenzies of Ord, and enjoy a special tasting of premium single malt whiskies. Tonight, a festive cocktail hour precedes the Captain's Dinner.

Saturday
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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.

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

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Potato and Haddock Soup served with Oatmeal Bread
  • Ham and Vegetable Quiche
  • Cheeses: Scottish Brie, Campbelltown Smoked Cheddar, and Lanark Blue
  • A Selection of Coffees, Tea, and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Roasted Sweet Pepper Tartlet with Oyster Mushroom Duxelle and Creme Fraiche
  • Marinated Filet of Scottish Beef on a Bed of Potato Mash
  • Caboc, Inverloch, and White Scottish Cheddar
  • Cranachan Rponge with Raspberry Whiskey Cream
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • 1 Dinner Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Wine
  • Julio Bouchon,  Sauvingnon Blanc, 2007 Chile
  • Grave del Friuli DOC bidoli,  Pinot Grigio,  2007 Italy
  • Petit Chablis 2010, France
  • Rioja 2010,  Baron De Barbon, Spain
  • Cote-du-Rhone 2009,  Rasteau, France
  • Haut Medoc AC,  Chateau Puy Castera Merlot,  2002 France

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 8 guests$35,500$41,000
Private Cruise for 7 guests$34,300$39,600
Private Cruise for 6 guests$33,100$38,200
Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$4,590$5,350
Jr Suite (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$5,290$6,190
Single-Occupancy Supplement$1,700$1,950

2020 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2
May3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6
June7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4
July5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
August2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
September6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
October4-10, 11-17, 18-24

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • chauffeured transfers from Inverness to the barge & return
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from Scotland
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

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

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 8 guests$35,500$41,000
Private Cruise for 7 guests$34,300$39,600
Private Cruise for 6 guests$33,100$38,200
Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$4,590$5,350
Jr Suite (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$5,290$6,190
Single-Occupancy Supplement$1,700$1,950

2021 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-1
May2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
June6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
July4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31
August1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
September5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2
October3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • chauffeured transfers from Inverness to the barge & return
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from Scotland
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

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

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