' SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND '

 
***NEW from June 2017***
Cruising in Scotland
The Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness (between Muirtown and Banavie) in the Scottish Highlands

Cruise route map
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SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND Barge
  • 126 FEET/38 METERS LONG, APPROX 17 FEET/5 METERS WIDE
  • 12 PASSENGERS AND 6 CREW
  • THREE LEVELS (SUN DECK, MAIN DECK AND LOWER DECK)
  • 6 TWIN OR DOUBLE CABINS, EACH WITH PRIVATE EN SUITE BATHROOM (EACH APPROX. 130 SQUARE FEET INCLUDING BATHROOM) PLUS SEPARATE CABIN FOR TOUR LEADER
  • 6 TOURING BICYCLES FOR GUESTS’ USE
  • CENTRALLY HEATED AND AIR CONDITIONED
  • COVERED SUN DECK AND SPA POOL (HOT TUB/JACUZZI)
  • WI-FI 24/7 (SUBJECT TO LOCAL RECEPTION)
  • TWO AIR-CONDITIONED MINIBUSES FOR SIDE-TRIPS
Spirit of Scotland is an elegant hotel barge with extensive public areas inside and out that are perfect from which to admire the spectacular Highlands scenery in comfort as she sedately cruises the Caledonian Canal and the lochs of the Great Glen. Although purpose-built in 2001, her style evokes that of the traditional steamers that plied the lochs of Scotland in times gone by. Having cruised a number of inland waterways in Europe in recent years, Spirit of Scotland will commence cruising in Scotland from June 2017.

Accommodating up to 12 passengers in total 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. In addition, the large upper sun deck is the ideal place to admire the breath-taking backdrop and historic landmarks such as the loch-side Urquhart Castle.

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

2017 PRICES (USD) VALUE SEASON REGULAR SEASON
Cabin per person (based on two sharing) $ 4450 $5150
Single occupancy of a double cabin $ 1650 $1900
Charter for up to 8 guests $ 44000 $50700
Charter for up to 9 guests $ 45600 $52500
Charter for up to 10 guests $ 46900 $54000
Charter for up to 11 guests $ 48200 $55500
Charter for up to 12 guests $ 49500 $57000


VALUE SEASON DATES: September 24; October 01,08,15,22 2017
REGULAR SEASON DATES: June 04,11,18,25; July 02,09,16,23,30; August 06,13,20,27; September 03,10,17 2017



Cruise highlights may include:

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
Stunning Eilean Donan Castle (13th century)
Picturesque Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness
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

The 'Spirit of Scotland' is pleased to be able to offer the following special interest and theme cruises in 2017. Please contact us for itineraries, supplements, inclusions and availability:

- Golf Cruises (All bookings, $900 supplement per player)
Includes 4 pre booked tee times and transfers to and from the clubs.
- Whisky Trail (All bookings)
Please contact Marie for this special itinerary and availability

If you have a request on a different theme that we may be able to help you with please don't hestitate to contact us

PICK-UP: 3:30pm at the Glenmoriston Town House Hotel, Inverness, Scotland. Other nearby locations may be possible for charter groups (on request).

DROP-OFF: 9:45 - 11am in one location in Inverness (or nearby, on request)

CRUISES START ON A SUNDAY AND END ON THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY

TO CONTACT US
Phone: +33 561 59 20 07, Fax: +33 561 59 23 54
Phone (Toll-Free from USA + Canada): 1-800-688-0245
Email: info@bargecompany.com
Web: www.bargecompany.com

The Barge Cruise Company Ltd, 2 Allée de Castelnouvel, 31490 Léguevin
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