Barging – Scotland

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • 6,010
The 8 passenger Scottish Highlander has the atmosphere of a Scottish Country House with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings. At 117 feet she is spacious and has every comfort needed for year round cruising. A cruise aboard Scottish Highlander along the Great Glen, as you admire some of Scotland’s finest scenery, will be unforgettable.

Barging – Scotland

$6,010.00

The 8 passenger Scottish Highlander has the atmosphere of a Scottish Country House with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings. At 117 feet she is spacious and has every comfort needed for year round cruising.

A cruise aboard Scottish Highlander along the Great Glen, as you admire some of Scotland’s finest scenery, will be unforgettable.

Daily Overview

Day Destination Activities
1 Muirtown EMBARKATION
2 Muirtown

Dochgarroch

Cruise or walk along River Ness to Dochgarroch

Visit the Glen Ord whisky distillery

3 Dochgarroch

Fort Augustus

Enjoy Cawdor Castle or Fort George

Cruise down Loch Ness and maybe spot “Nessie”

4 Fort Augustus

Cullochy

Ruins of Urquhart Castle

Dinner ashore at local restaurant

5 Cullochy

Laggan

Visit Eilean Donan castle

Cross the scenic Loch Oich toward Laggan

6 Laggan

 

Banavie

Visit Spean Bridge Woollen Mill or Clan Cameron Museum

Cable car ride to summit of Aonach More Mountain

7 Banavie DISEMBARK

DAY 1

MUIRTOWN

Guests are met at the Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel in Inverness and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Scottish Highlander. Champagne Welcome and perhaps an early evening stroll to the sea lock with wonderful views over the Moray and Beauly Firths. Dinner on board.

DAY 2

MUIRTOWN / DOCHGARROCH

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. After lunch on board, 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 ageing process of single and blended malts is followed by our special tasting. Dinner on board.

DAY 3

DOCHGARROCH / FORT AUGUSTUS

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 the Dowager Countess of Cawdor still lives there for part of the year. Then we visit Culloden Moor, scene of the last major battle on British soil in 1746. If there is time, we end our tour at the Clava Cairns, a pre-historic clan chieftain burial site dating back to 2,000 B.C. Our cruise today is through Loch Dochfour and down Loch Ness with perhaps a chance of spotting “Nessie” before arriving at Fort Augustus. Dinner on board..

DAY 4

FORT AGUSTUS / CULLOCHY

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 encounter some of Scotland’s bloody past as we visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle in a spectacular setting overlooking Loch Ness. Then we have the option of a gentle drive to the Invermoriston Falls and the “Old Bridge” designed by Thomas Telford where you may even see a salmon leaping, or perhaps a visit to the Clansmen Centre in Fort Augustus for a demonstration of traditional Scottish crafts including kilt-making. This evening we have dinner ashore at a local restaurant.

DAY 5

CULLOCHY / LAGGAN

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. 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

LAGGAN / BANAVIE

Our final cruise today will see us cross Loch Lochy, passing Gairlochy, where there is the option to visit the nearby Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, or perhaps the Clan Cameron Museum. We continue on to Moy Bridge, the last fully hand-operated bridge on the canal to moor 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 mystical battlefield of Glencoe, famed for one of the darkest days in Scottish history. Alternatively, we can enjoy some breath-taking panoramic views on a cable car ride to the summit of Aonach Mor mountain. If time permits, we can also visit the ruins of Old Inverlochy Castle. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

DAY 7

BANAVIE

After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Inverness.

From Muirtown to Banavie via Scottish Highlander

Sailing Season Stateroom*
Price per Person
Junior Suite*
Price per Person
Value Season
(April, May, September, October)
From $6,010 From $6,960
Regular Season
(May, June, July, August, September)
From $6,880 From $7,960

From Banavie to Muirtown via Spirit of Scotland

Sailing Season Stateroom*
Price per Person
Value Season
(April, May, September, October)
From $6,340
Regular Season
(May, June, July, August, September)
From $7,360

* Price per person based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please contact us at 1.866.760.1987 | info@glpworldwide.com directly for sailing schedule and full pricing |

From Muirtown to Banavie:

Scottish Highlander

Scottish Highlander

Built Length Decks Cabins Passengers Cabin Size
1931 117 feet 1 4 8 115-148 More Details

From Banavie to Muirtown:

Spirit of Scotland

Spirit of Scotland

Built Length Decks Cabins Passengers Cabin Size
2001 37m 2 6 12 12m² More Details

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