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'Scottish Highlander' - Caledonian Canal & Loch Ness

7 days with Abercrombie & Kent   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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DAY 1 SUNDAY
Meet in Inverness for transfer to ‘Scottish Highlander,’ moored at Muirtown. After a welcome reception, cruise along the picturesque, heather-lined canal. (Dinner)
 
DAY 2 MONDAY
Cruise to the hamlet of Dochgarroch. Visit the Glen Ord whisky distillery, which has been producing one of Scotland's best-known exports since 1838. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 3 TUESDAY
Visit 14th-century Cawdor Castle with its beautifully landscaped gardens and superb collection of tapestries, paintings and furniture. At Culloden Moor, see the site of the last major battle on British soil in 1746. Continue to Clava Cairns, a prehistoric clan burial site dating from 2,000 BC. Cruise Loch Ness in search of its infamous monster - said to inhabit the murky waters, which are over 700 feet deep. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY
Cruise up a staircase of five locks in the village of Fort Augustus, continuing to the pretty village of Cullochy. Visit the imposing ruins of Urquhart Castle, set on a rocky peninsula on the banks of Loch Ness, making a scenic stop at Invermoriston Falls. Dinner is ashore tonight at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 THURSDAY
Explore romantic Eilean Donan Castle this morning, the idyllic setting for films such as Highlander and James Bond's The World is Not Enough. Cruise on scenic Loch Oich to Laggan Locks, the overnight mooring. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 6 FRIDAY
Cruise across Loch Lochy to moor at Banavie. At Gairlochy, you may choose to visit the nearby Spean Bridge Woolen Mill or Clan Cameron Museum. Visit the evocative battlefields of Glencoe, scene of an infamous 17th-century massacre - one of the darkest days in Scottish history. Later, gather for a farewell dinner on board your barge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 7 SATURDAY
After breakfast, transfer to Inverness where your journey ends. (Breakfast)
Map
All This Included
Graceful 'Scottish Highlander' travels on Scotland's Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness between Muirtown and Banavie, a route that includes canal, loch and river. This is inland cruising at its finest, passing ancient castles and heather-clad hillsides. Visit Glen Ord whisky distillery, where you learn whisky-making secrets and enjoy a dram or two; stop at the Glencoe battlefields; and keep an eye out for Nessie as you cruise fabled Loch Ness. Unique itineraries can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests, such as family, golf or Whisky Trail. Honeymoon Charters are also available for couples.
  • All meals as indicated by the itinerary (BLD), and all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages while onboard.
  • Sightseeing as indicated by the itinerary.
  • All onboard accommodations while on tour.
  • Arrival and departure transers.
  • Fully-guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water supplied during Sightseeing.
  • Handling of two pieces of baggage per person for international fights.
  • Services of a professional guide.
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scottish Highlander
Notes
  • Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.
  • Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests or Honeymoon Charters for 2.
  • Family, golf or Whisky Trail theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).
  • Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.