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Scottish Highlander

A journey through the majestic Highlands

Hotel Barge Scottish Highlander

Scottish Highlander has the atmosphere of a comfortable Country House with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings, a reminder of the spectacular surroundings to be seen on your voyage through the Great Glen.

At 117 feet long, she is spacious and has every comfort needed for enjoying the magnificence of the Highlands during Spring, Summer and Autumn.

The warm and welcoming saloon features rich-coloured wooden panelling, large picture windows and comfortable leather Chesterfield sofas to relax in, perhaps with a mellow single malt whisky from the very well-stocked bar.

Accommodation for eight guests is in three twin/double staterooms and one larger twin/double junior suite, each one centrally heated and with en suite facilities.

There is a cosy observation area behind the wheelhouse where you can admire the passing scenery and chat to the Captain about life on the Caledonian Canal and its interconnecting lochs. On the forward deck area, there is more seating where you can take in the far-reaching views and take photographs as Scottish Highlander plots her course past landmarks such as Urquhart Castle perched alongside Loch Ness.

A cruise on mystical waterways aboard Scottish Highlander as you marvel at some of Scotland’s finest scenery will be one that stays in the memory for a long time.

Cuisine is traditional Scottish fare – salmon, game and seafood, prepared by your own Master Chef, and the hotel barge’s experienced crew of four will take care of your every need.

Cruise Highlights

  • Visit Glencoe, scene of treachery between the Campbell and MacDonald clans
  • Tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery with a private tasting
  • Cruise Lochs Dochfour, Ness, Oich and Lochy
  • See Eilean Donan and Urquhart castles
  • Visit Culloden Moor, scene of the last battle on British soil in 1746
  • Tour Cawdor Castle and gardens, home of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play
  • Spectacular scenery, wildlife and folklore
  • Visit Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial site
  • Extraordinary river, canal and loch cruising
  • Excellent walking opportunities

Classic Cruise Itineraries

Classic Cruise – Scotland

Typical Cuisine & Wine

Cuisine

Regional Specialities

Fillet of Aberdeen Angus Beef with a Sherry and Wild Mushroom Sauce; Hickory Smoked Venision with Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese
Wine Cellar

Whisky Selection

Laphroaig 10 Year Old; Lagavulin 16 Year Old; Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old; Bowmore 12 Year Old
Cheese Board

Cheese Board

Isle of Kintyre Mature Cheddar; Scottish Brie; Whisky Chase; Dunsyre Blue; Connage Smoked; Lanark Blue; Caboc

CONTACT US ABOUT THIS CRUISE

Die Tour ist nicht günstig, hat uns aber überzeugt. Sehr gutes Programm. Hervorragende Unterkunft und Küche an Bord. Service und Kundenorientierung herausragend.

Mr Axel Dreckschmidt

Our guide was wonderful - enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He made history fun and added to our experience. Our chef, Charlotte, provided excellent meals and...

Mr William Leeds , Freeland, WA

The Scottish Highlander is a comfy den that sails through spectacular scenery. She comes with a five start restaurant and chef. Her...

Mr Mark Jefson , Anchorage, Alaska

6 day cruising with three gourmet meals. Tours were very interesting.

Mr Hugh Rushing

Small and friendly. Scenery you just can't describe. Comfortable surroundings and wonderful wonderful food.

Mrs Diane Gornall

Worth the expense to have such and intimate sailing experience.

Mr James Staes , Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Although the price may have appeared to be high, since all services, tours and drinks were included the purchase was a very good value

Dr Nelly Zwatrzka

Excellent

Mr Thomas Pirone

Very memorable trip great value for the cost

Mr Alexander Mackie , Winthrop Washington

Well worth the extra money for this level of luxury. When you've travelled so far you don't want any let downs.

Mrs Jennifer Bond

Average

Mr Andrew Caro , Sydney

Competent crew who put forth an effort to see that our time aboard was well spent. Friendly, smart and talented.

Dr Wayne Elliott , El Dorado, Arkansas

Excellent

Judith , Indianapolis

Our trip was very enjoyable. The only constructive comment that I could make is that a higher quality meat be purchased for preparation and...

Charles , Texas

The barge was comfortable. Our room was not overly spacious but certainly adequate. We spent little time in the room. The meals prepared by...

Allen , Ontario, Canada

The trip was exceptionally well planned and organized. My eighty-five-year-old uncle had no difficulty keeping up, largely because of the capable and unobtrusive support...

Susan , California

The high expectations I had for this trip were exceeded in every way. The crew of the Scottish Highlander became family. Very...

Robert , Phoenix, Arizona

Perfect in every respect best holiday ever!!

William , York

The Scottish Highland trip of April 10 to 16, 2016 was well beyond our expectations. The crew of Mick, Charlotte, Sophie and Neil is...

Jim and Sylvia Gilchrist , Ontario, Canada

Boat is lovely with all needed comforts and some extras you didn't know you needed!

Mrs Trent Phelps

The barge cruise through the lochs of the Scottish highlands was one of the best travel adventures we have experienced.

Mr Alan Chandler , Melbourne, Australia

Small room but comfortable

Mr John Sims , Washington state

Our last trip was down the various rivers in Germany and your Scottish trip was by far the most awesome.....The barge was spotless, the...

Mrs Wanda Sims , Sequim, Washington, USA

Deck Plan

Scottish Highlander
First Class 8 Passengers 4 Crew More Details

2018 Cruise Rates

AccommodationValueRegular
Stateroom$4,190$4,890
Suite$4,850$5,650
Single Supplement$1,550$1,800
Charter (Whole Barge)
Charter 2 passengers$26,500$29,700
Charter 6 passengers$30,500$34,900
Charter 7 passengers$31,500$36,200
Charter 8 passengers$32,500$37,500
Departure Dates (Sunday)RatesCruise Region
Apr 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6ValScotland
May 13, 20, 27; Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sep 2, 9, 16RegScotland
Sep 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 22ValScotland

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