Spirit of Scotland

A memorable voyage of discovery through the best of Scotland

Hotel Barge Spirit of Scotland

Spirit of Scotland is an elegant hotel barge with extensive public areas inside and out that are perfect from which to admire the breathtaking Highlands scenery in comfort as she cruises the Caledonian Canal and the lochs of the Great Glen.

Although purpose-built less than twenty years ago as a hotel barge, her style evokes that of the traditional steamers that plied the lochs of Scotland in times gone by.

Accommodating up to 12 passengers in comfort, her interior features a bright and spacious saloon and dining area with picture windows, a separate bar, and an integral forward wheelhouse giving views of the cruise route ahead. The 6 air-conditioned cabins offer a choice of twin or double beds and are complemented by well-designed en suite shower rooms.

Outside, there are separate areas where you can relax on a recliner, or perhaps in the heated spa pool, as well as a covered dining terrace. And the large upper sun deck is the ideal place to admire the dramatic backdrop as you cruise on deep-water lochs such as Loch Oich and past historic landmarks along the way.

Your voyage aboard Spirit of Scotland will be an unforgettable experience, giving you the opportunity to appreciate the very best this dramatic region of Scotland has to offer from a unique perspective.

All this, together with the traditional Scottish cuisine, fine wines and wide range of whiskies served on board by an attentive crew of 6, combine to ensure a truly memorable cruising experience.

Cruise Highlights

  • Tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery with a private tasting
  • Visit to Culloden Moor, scene of the last battle on British soil in 1746
  • Tour of Cawdor Castle and gardens, home of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play
  • Visit to Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial site
  • Cruise Lochs Lochy, Oich, Ness and Dochfour
  • Wonderful river, canal and loch cruising
  • Excellent opportunities for walking

Classic Cruise Itineraries

Classic Cruise – Scotland

Typical Cuisine & Wine


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


Deck Plan

Spirit of Scotland
Deluxe 8 Passengers 4 Crew More Details

2018 Cruise Rates

Single Supplement$1,650$1,900
Charter (Whole Barge)
Charter 8 passengers$44,000$50,700
Charter 9 passengers$45,600$52,500
Charter 10 passengers$46,900$54,000
Charter 11 passengers$48,200$55,500
Charter 12 passengers$49,500$57,000
Departure Dates (Sunday)RatesCruise Region
Apr 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6ValScotland
May 13, 20, 27; Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sep 2, 9, 16RegScotland
Sep 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21ValScotland

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