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Scottish Highlander

Scotland's Great Glen Hotel Barge Cruise ~
Fort William to Inverness on Scottish Highlander

6 Nights | 3 Rounds | Parties of 8 or Less
Dates of Your Choosing April – October

Exclusive-Use Bookings Only

PerryGolf is delighted to offer clients an opportunity of cruising the length of Scotland’s magnificent Great Glen onboard the beautiful hotel barge Scottish Highlander, while playing some of Scotland’s finest golf courses. The 8 passenger Scottish Highlander has the atmosphere of a Scottish Country House with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings. At 117 feet she is spacious and has every comfort needed for comfortable cruising. On board you will find four en-suite cabins each with ... Read More.

a choice of twin or double beds. The experienced crew of four, led by your captain, ensures attention to your every need. Cuisine is traditional Scottish fare, salmon, game, venison and seafood, prepared by your own Master Chef. The open bar is of course well provisioned and in addition to excellent wines is naturally well stocked with a variety of fine Scottish malt whiskies.

The itinerary will take you through the Great Glen on the Caledonian Canal which combines three fresh water lochs, Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, and famous Loch Ness, with sections of delightful man made canals to provide marine navigation for craft cutting right across Scotland amidst some spectacular scenery.

Golf is included at legendary Royal Dornoch and the dramatic and highly regarded Castle Stuart, which was voted best new golf course worldwide in 2009. In addition you will play Traigh Golf Club (meaning “beach” in Gaelic) set in one of the most beautiful parts of the West Highlands of Scotland with its stunning views to the Hebridean islands of Eigg and Rum, and the Cuillins of Skye. An option also exists to play the delightful Fort Augustus Golf Club right alongside the Caledonian Canal. This really is a unique trip and one that will be long remembered!

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Date Overnight Golf Sightseeing
Day 1 (Sunday) Embark Banavie (Fort William)    
Day 2 (Monday) Laggan Locks Traigh Golf Club Mallaig, Aonach Mor
Day 3 (Tuesday) Fort Augustus   Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
Day 4 (Wednesday) Fort Augustus   Benedictine Abbey, Eilean Donan Castle
Day 5 (Thursday) Dochgarroch Castle Stuart Golf Club Cawdor Castle, Culloden Moor
Day 6 (Friday) Muirtown (Inverness) Royal Dornoch Dornoch, Glen Ord Distillery
Day 7 (Saturday) Disembark Muirtown (Inverness)    

6 Nights on Scottish Highlander| 3 Rounds | Travel April – October 2018




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Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1 (Sunday): BANAVIE (Fort William)

Guests are met at an agreed point in Inverness and transferred to Scottish Highlander moored at Banavie at the southern end of the Caledonian Canal in the shadow of Ben Nevis. A Champagne reception awaits and a chance to settle in to your new home. Perhaps time for a walk or cycle along the towpath before your first dinner on board.

Overnight: Scottish Highlander at Banavie (Fort William).

Day 2 (Monday): Banavie – LAGGAN LOCKS

This morning, we enjoy a scenic drive to Arisaig to play golf at the 9-hole golf course at Traigh Golf Club, a little golfing gem with spectacular views across to the isles of Skye, Rum and Eigg.

NON-GOLFERS: This morning there is the option to join the golfers on the drive to Traigh Golf Club at Arisaig and, whilst they are playing golf, visit the nearby picturesque fishing port of Mallaig. Alternatively, there is a visit to the Ben Nevis visitor center and a mountain gondola trip up the slopes of Britain’s eighth highest mountain, Aonach Mor to admire the panoramic scenery.

We return for lunch on board and a gentle afternoon cruise northwards along the canal, taking in Moy Bridge, the last hand-operated bridge of its type on the Caledonian Canal and on to Loch Lochy. As we approach, our Highland Piper may be there to greet us with a stirring rendition of traditional Scottish music. 

Dinner on board.

Overnight: Scottish Highlander at Laggan Locks.

Day 3 (Tuesday): Laggan LOCKS - Fort Augustus

Today, our cruise takes us through Loch Oich and to the top of the “flight”, as locals call it, at Fort Augustus. After lunch on board, we again encounter some of Scotland’s bloody past as we visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle on the shores of the world famous Loch Ness.  A short film gives the history from St Columba’s day up to the present day with a spectacular finish.  A gentle drive back will take us to Invermoriston Falls and a chance to see the “old bridge” designed by Thomas Telford. You may even see a salmon leaping.

Dinner on board.

Overnight: Scottish Highlander at Fort Augustus.

Day 4 (Wednesday): Fort Augustus

After breakfast, our cruise will take us down the “flight”, as the locals call it, at Fort Augustus and moor opposite the Benedictine Abbey at the entrance to Loch Ness. Then, we encounter some of the finest scenery Scotland has to offer as we take a drive to one of Scotland’s best known and most photographed castles, Eilean Donan, which has featured in movies such as "Highlander" and James Bond's "The World Is Not Enough" and overlooks three sea lochs.

Should anyone wish it, in the late afternoon there is the option to play the delightful nine hole Fort Augustus golf course, situated right by the banks of the Caledonian Canal.

This evening we have dinner ashore at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Scottish Highlander at Fort Augustus.

Day 5 (Thursday): Fort Augustus - Dochgarroch

This morning we enjoy a cruise across the famous Loch Ness with perhaps a chance of spotting “Nessie” before passing through Loch Dochfour to moor at the hamlet of Dochgarroch.

Following lunch on board we play Castle Stuart Golf Club just outside Inverness. Castle Stuart was voted best new international course worldwide in 2009 and has served as home to the Scottish Open on the European Tour in 2011 and 2012. A truly stunning venue.

NON-GOLFERS: This afternoon we visit Cawdor Castle, forever immortalized in Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play”, Macbeth. The picturesque gardens have been listed as being amongst the top 100 in the UK. The castle contains a superb collection of tapestries, pictures and furnishings and the Dowager Countess of Cawdor still lives there for part of the year. Then we visit Culloden Moor, scene of the last major battle on British soil in 1746. If there is time, we end our tour at the Clava Cairns, a pre-historic clan chieftain burial site dating back to 2,000 B.C.

Dinner on board.

Overnight: Scottish Highlander at Dochgarroch

Day 6 (Friday): Dochgarroch - MUIRTOWN

After breakfast, we take a scenic drive north to play the spectacular Royal Dornoch Golf Club, renowned as the world’s most northerly championship course. We return to Scottish Highlander for the Captain’s farewell dinner on board.

NON-GOLFERS: This morning, our final cruise takes us through the Tomnahurich swing bridge and on through locks to our final mooring at Muirtown, where there will be the opportunity to take a bicycle ride or walk to the sea lock with wonderful views over the Moray and Beauly Firths.

 After lunch we drive through stunning hill scenery to take a closer look at one of Scotland’s best known exports, whisky, at the Glen Ord Distillery, founded in 1838 on the Black Isle by the Mackenzie’s of Ord. A fascinating description of the maturing and ageing process of single and blended malts is followed by our special tasting. Captain’s farewell dinner on board.

Overnight: Scottish Highlander at Muirtown (Inverness).

Day 7 (Saturday): MUIRTOWN (INVERNESS)

After breakfast we return you to the meeting point in Inverness.

On alternate weeks the cruise sails in the reverse direction. This is a Sample Itinerary and is subject to change.

Golf Schedule

Traigh Golf Club: Arisaig, ScotlandNearby Ben Nevis

The 9-hole golf course at Traigh Golf Club is a little golfing gem with spectacular views across to the isles of Skye, Rum and Eigg.

Castle Stuart Golf Club: Inverness, ScotlandCastle Stuart Golf Club

Castle Stuart Golf Club is just outside Inverness. Castle Stuart was voted best new international course worldwide in 2009 and has served as home to the Scottish Open on the European Tour in 2011 and 2012. A truly stunning venue.

Royal Dornoch Golf Club: DOCHGARROCH, ScotlandRoyal Dornoch by Gary Lisbon

The spectacular Royal Dornoch Golf Club is renowned as the world’s most northerly championship course.


The Scottish Highlander

Parties of 8 or Less

Cuisine on Board

Regional Specialities  Munro of Marinated Salmon; Rack of Lamb on a Scotch Broth Risotto with Mint infused Olive Oil; Fillet of Aberdeen Angus Beef with a Sherry and Wild Mushroom Sauce; Hickory Smoked Venision with Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Some of the Single Malt Whiskies Served  on Board Laphroaig 10 Year Old; Lagavulin 16 Year Old; Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old; Glen Moray 12 Year Old; Bowmore 12 Year Old; Isle of Jura 10 Year Old; Talisker 10 Year Old; Highland Park 12 Year Old;

Cheese Board Isle of Kintyre Mature Cheddar; Scottish Brie; Whisky Chase; Dunsyre Blue; Connage Smoked; Lanark Blue; Caboc; Gruth Dhu; Black Crowdie; Strathdon Blue; Bonchester

Deck Plan

Scottish Highlander Deck Plan



Ben Nevis
Royal Dornoch
Your Champagne Welcome
Your Champagne Welcome
Scottish Highlander Cruising Loch Ness past Urquhart Castle
Scottish Highlander Cruising Loch Ness past Urquhart Castle
Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands
Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands

 

Golf Cruise Pricing Per Golfer*


2019 (April to October) Value Dates* Regular Dates
Based on 8 passengers $5,075 $5,695
*Non Golfers deduct $750 per person

Departures 2019;

*Value dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, September 29, October 6, 13, 20

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Tour Inclusions

Cruise Fare

  • 6 nights on board in private cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • All meals onboard including beverages. Open Bar onboard
  • Greenfees & starting times for three rounds of golf
  • Minicoach transportation throughout, to all planned golf and sightseeing activities
  • Transfers to/from Scottish Highlander on arrival/ departure at defined times from defined points
  • PerryGolf assistance
  • All local taxes

Not Included

Drinks off barge | Tips and other personal expenses | Transfers to/from Scottish Highlander outwith scheduled transfers | Caddie fees (available at Royal Dornoch & Castle Stuart only) | Crew gratuities (5% of cruise fare recommended)

Travel Insurance

PerryGolf strongly recommends that you have luggage, accident and trip cancellation insurance. It is important for your own self-interest and protection that you make certain you have adequate coverage. Check with your insurance company or travel agent. You may learn more about the Allianz Global Assistance Travel Insurance available from PerryGolf by visiting www.PerryGolf.com/pages/protection.shtml.

This Travel Insurance is only available to Citizens or Permanent Residents of the USA (excluding residents of the State of Washington, New York & Texas) or Canada.

Citizens of the State of Washington, may purchase an equivalent coverage directly from Allianz Global Assistance by visiting www.perrygolf.com/waprotection as can Citizens of the State of New York and Texas at www.perrygolf.com/rostates.

Important Information

Golf Courses: The included list may be subject to change in the event of any club accepting any conflicting national or international event, or for any other reason. Should such a situation occur, PerryGolf will endeavour to book a course of comparable standard, and all booked guests would be notified of the change and replacement venue at the earliest opportunity.

Transfers: No transfers are included to or from the ship at arrival/departure airports.

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