With the atmosphere of a Scottish country home, the hotel barge Scottish Highlander offers luxury barge cruise vacations along Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness, and the Highlands in Scotland Scottish Hotel Barge SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER Caledonian Canal Loch Ness Scotland

Cruising the Caledonian Canal of Scotland

3-Night Cruise Itinerary

Dochgarroch to Fort Augustus
Sunday, Day 1 : Dochgarroch

We meet you at the designated meeting place and transfer to Scottish Highlander moored at Dochgarroch near Inverness. Champagne welcome followed by a short evening cruise. Dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 : Dochgarroch to Fort Augustus

This morning we visit the 14th century fairytale Cawdor Castle immortalised by Shakespeare with Macbeth, housing a superb collection of tapestries, pictures and furniture with beautiful landscaped gardens. We also visit Culloden Moor, site of the last battle on British soil in 1746. After lunch we cruise Loch Dochfour to Fort Augustus anchoring for time to admire Urquhart Castle and then cruise the south shore of Loch Ness to moor near Fort Augustus Abbey. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 : Fort Augustus

After breakfast we cruise up the staircase of five locks through the village of Fort Augustus, which gives us plenty of time to shop and look around this pretty Caledonian gem. Fort Augustus also has a charming heather-laced golf course, where the official green keepers are sheep! For our tour today we drive through Glen Moriston and stunning highland countryside to romantic medieval Eilean Donan Castle, setting for the film Highlander. It has an idyllic island setting with commanding views of three sea lochs and frequent sightings of otters, dolphins and the Isle of Skye. Following the abortive Jacobite rising of 1719, the ruins of the castle were abandoned for 200 years until the 20th century when a complete reconstruction was undertaken. We dine out tonight at a local restaurant.

Wednesday, Day 4 : Fort Augustus to Laggan Locks

After a hearty Scottish breakfast, passengers disembark for the transfer to the designated drop off point by minibus arriving there by about 10am.

NOTE: On alternative weeks the itinerary is in reverse direction. Itineraries are subject to change.

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