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Highlights
  • Explore Cawdor Castle, home of Shakespeare’s Macbeth
  • Visit Culloden Moor, the last British battleground in 1746
  • Visit to the Fort Augustus Heritage Centre
  • Visit Glen Coe, scene of treachery between the Campbell and MacDonald clans

Join us and discover the magic of the Scottish Highlands aboard the deluxe Scottish Highlander. Hillsides covered with heather, mystical castles, tartan galore and fine whisky will all help to reassure you that, yes, you’re in ‘bonnie Scotland’!

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Itinerary

Day 1: Muirtown

Guests are met at the Glenmoriston Town House Hotel and transferred to Scottish Highlander moored at Muirtown. Champagne welcome and an early evening stroll to the sea lock with wonderful views over the Moray and Beauly Firths. Dinner on board.

Day 2: Muirtown to Dochgarroch

This morning, we enjoy Cawdor Castle*, forever immortalised in Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play”, Macbeth. The picturesque gardens have been listed as being amongst the top 100 in the UK. The castle contains a superb collection of tapestries, pictures and furnishings and is still in use as a home for the Dowager Countess of Cawdor who resides there for several months of the year. The other part of our tour will take you to Culloden Moor, scene of the last major battle on British soil in 1746 that marked the end of the Jacobean rebellions. The cruise today will take us up the Muirtown lock flight and through Tomnahurich swing bridge, with an option to walk alongside the delightful River Ness to the hamlet of Dochgarroch. Dinner on board

Day 3: Dochgarroch to Fort Augustus

On our tour today we drive through stunning hilly scenery to take a closer look at one of Scotland’s best known exports, whisky at the Glen Ord distillery founded in 1838 on the Black Isle by the Mackenzies of Ord. A fascinating description of the maturing and aging process of single and blended malts is followed by our special tasting. We also visit the Clava Cairns, a pre-historic clan chieftain burial site dating back to 2000 BC. Our cruise today will take us through Loch Dochfour past the Burton family estate and down the world famous Loch Ness with perhaps a chance of spotting “Nessie” before arriving at Fort Augustus. Dinner on board

Day 4: Fort Augustus

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, which has featured in movies such as "Highlander" and James Bond' "The World Is Not Enough". The idyllic setting betrays the castle's tactical importance as it also overlooks three sea lochs. Later our cruise will take us up the “flight”, as the locals call it, at Fort Augustus. This evening we have dinner ashore at a local restaurant.

Day 5: Fort Augustus to Laggan Locks

In the morning we again encounter some of Scotland’s bloody past as we visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness. A short film explains some of the history from St Columba's day to the present with a spectacular finale. A gentle drive will take us back to the Invermoriston Falls and a chance to see the “Old Bridge” designed by one Thomas Telford and if you are very lucky you may even see a salmon leaping. The cruise today can again be partially walked and will take us all the way through stunning Loch Oich and onto the Laggan Avenue, often described as the prettiest part of the canal. As we approach Laggan, our Highland Piper greets us with a stirring rendition of traditional Scottish music. Dinner on board.

Day 6: Laggan to Banavie

Our tour today takes us to the mystical and ethereal area called Glencoe, known for its geographical beauty and famed for one of the darkest days in Scottish history. If time permits, we also visit the ruins of the 13th century Old Inverlochy Castle, the original site of a Pictish fortress said to have been attacked by the Vikings. The cruise today will see us sail along Loch Lochy, we will also encounter Moy Bridge the last, original and 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. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board

Day 7: Banavie

Passengers disembark at 9.15 after a hearty Scottish breakfast for their transfer back to Inverness by minibus

Dates & Pricing

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$ 4,090

Price Per Day:

$ 584 per day
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 1,500
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Intimate Group - 12 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 8
Maximum 8 guests
Start City
Inverness
End City
Inverness

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