River Cruising Scotland Tours
The 8-passenger Scottish Highlander offers the atmosphere of a Scottish Country House for Scotland tours with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings.
Scotland Tours: Featuring the Scottish Highlander
From only $4,090* per person sharing!
These fully crewed, all-inclusive luxury hotel barges cruise the inland waterways of nine European countries, along canals, rivers, lakes, lagoons and lochs, giving you the opportunity to experience local living from a truly unique perspective on your Scotland tours. You may choose to charter the entire vessel as an exclusive rental for a small group of family and friends, or simply book individual cabins and join other like-minded travelers for an intimate cruising experience. These luxury floating hotels accommodate 8-20 passengers, depending on the itinerary. Each boat is staffed with a crew which includes the Captain, a Master Chef and other essential staff to cater to all your needs. The Master Chef prepares all meals on-board using local produce and specialties; in addition, you will have a lovely selection of regional wines from the wine cellar and an ample selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages from the open bar. Boats vary in size and design; yours may have a Jacuzzi, sauna, chart room with TV/DVD, and other barge facilities such as bicycles to use at your leisure. We will be happy to help you select the best fit for your interests.
On your all-inclusive cruise, your intimate “floating hotel” glides gently along while you relax and enjoy the gourmet cuisine, fine wines and the company of fellow passengers. Each itinerary offers a selection of chauffeured and guided tours; depending on your location, you may set out to explore castles, chateaux, vineyards or local markets. You can also select from a variety of special themed cruises. There is something of interest for most anyone, from golf enthusiasts to wine lovers, and from Christmas shopping to flower shows. Visit our website for more details on these themed cruises. The cruises include all gourmet meals with wine, all shore excursions, open bar, bicycles (where provided), and various other luxury facilities. These vessels cruise on small waterways, mostly canals; the barges travel neither far or fast. The purpose of a barge cruise is not to rush along, but to relax in a stress-free environment with fine food and wine, enjoy the delights of the countryside with fellow passengers and be enveloped by the soul of the country.
The 8-passenger Scottish Highlander offers 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 year-round cruising. She is also equipped with 8 bikes and your tour guide would be happy to recommend the best routes to explore.
On board you will find four en-suite cabins, each with a choice of twin or double beds. One of the cabins is a larger suite that has been designed for those who want extra space during their cruise. The experienced crew of four, led by your captain, ensures attention to your every need. The cuisine is traditional Scottish fare of salmon, game, venison and seafood, prepared by your own Master Chef.
Cruise Highlights Scotland
- Cawdor Castle, home of Shakespeare’s Macbeth
- Culloden Moor, the last British based battleground in 1746
- Cruise Lochs Nesh, Oich, Lochy and the Caledonian Canal
In addition to Ireland and Scotland, we offer a variety of luxury barges in seven other European countries, all with interesting regional highlights: France (Burgundy, Canal du Midi, Loire Valley, Gascony, Champagne, Provence, Paris, Alsace and Lorraine, and Northern France), Belgium, Germany and Luxemburg, Holland, and England. Please call for additional details.
These cruises are also available for private hire!
*Prices do not include:
Gratuities for crew members