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Cruising the Caledonian Canal of Scotland

3-Night Cruise Itinerary

Fort Augustus to Banavie

Sunday, Day 1 : Fort Augustus to Laggan Locks

We leave Fort Augustus this morning and cruise to Laggan Locks via Kytra and Cullochy locks, across the pretty little Loch Oich and through Laggan Avenue where the imposing woodland comes down to the waters edge. After lunch, we visit Urquhart Castle and Invermoriston Falls wehre if you are lucky, you may see a wild salmon leaping its away upstream. Dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 : Laggan Locks to Gairlochy

Today we leave Laggan Locks for a morning cruise across Loch Lochy to Gairlochy. In the afternoon there is the opportunity to see the World War II Commando memorial, or perhaps the woollen mill at Spean Bridge, selling traditional knitwear and tweeds. There will also be a mountain gondola trip which will take you 2150 feet up the slopes of Britain's eighth highest mountain, Aonach Mor, to enjoy the panoramic scenery from above. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 : Gairlochy to Banavie

Today we cruise from Gairlochy to the top of "Neptune's staircase" at Banavie, a flight of eight locks and a spectacular feat of engineering. We also pass Moy Bridge the last original, hand-operated bridge on the Caledonian Canal. Our tour is the mystic battlefields of Glencoe and on the way back we visit the Ben Nevis distillery for an insight into the secrets of the various stages of whisky preparation and of course, taste a wee dram or two. Farewell Captain's Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 : Banavie

Passengers disembark after a hearty Scottish Breakfast for their transfer back to the designated drop off point by minibus.

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

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