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A Barge Cruise in Scotland for Laddies and Lassies!

April 3rd, 2013

Scottish HighlanderIs it true? A barge cruise in Scotland? Aye, laddies and lassies, there is a splendid deluxe barge cruise on the 8-passenger Scottish Highlander complete with tartan decor and a warm Scottish welcome.

Scotland is certainly filled with breathtaking scenery, romantic medieval ruins and lively cities, but most tourists expect to see these while riding in a car or a tour bus when visiting Scotland. We suggest you think off-road instead, and cruise the Great Glen aboard this comfortable and inviting barge.

Scottish Highlander is equipped with all the modern amenities, including central heat, an all-weather, passenger-friendly wheelhouse, and eight touring bikes for your enjoyment of that breathtaking scenery. Your home-away-from-home also has all the atmosphere of a Scottish country house, complete with tartan furnishings and landscape paintings. You will enjoy traditional Scottish fare, including local salmon and game, unique regional cheeses and, of course, a large selection of single malt whiskeys. In addition, you will be regaled with local history, legends and sagas by the after-dinner storyteller.

Those stories will come alive as you sedately cruise four lochs (Ness, Oich, Lochy and Dochfour) and the Caledonian Canal, visiting such historic landmarks as Glencoe (of the Campbell and MacDonald clans), Eilean Donan and Urquhart castles, Cawdor Castle (home of Shakespeare’s Macbeth) and the Culloden Moor with its heather-clad hillsides. You will be intrigued with visits to local shops, where you can purchase your own woolens, tweeds and local gifts, a mountain gondola, and a tour of the Ben Nevis whiskey distillery.

As with all of our barge trips, you unpack once in your private cabin then relax for the rest of the week to enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! So contact us now and let us help you book your idyllic Scottish barge cruise.

Beth Hanson
Barge Cruise Specialist since 1988