"Why would anyone want to cruise in the Scottish Highlands in April? Isn’t it cold and dark?,” you may ask.
Well, perhaps you should come aboard the barge Scottish Highlander and find out for yourself. The glorious, dramatic scenery that you will cruise by is set off by some of the highest snow-capped mountains and colorful displays of heather, wild flowers and cherry blossom. Flowering cherry trees, with their double blossom, were introduced long ago from Japan and they have thrived in this part of Scotland.
The many seabird colonies on the coast are at their most spectacular during the spring nesting season and nature reserves see the start of huge flocks of migrating ducks and geese. Seals, dolphins and porpoises can be seen almost all year round in coastal areas near towns like Muirtown, which is the beginning or end point of your barging cruise,
Besides the warmth you will feel from your professional and attentive crew, Scottish Highlander has central heating throughout to keep your toes toasty. The large picture windows in the comfortable saloon means that you can enjoy the spectacular views from inside as you cruise Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal, perhaps while enjoying one of the many single malts on board!
What more could you ask for at this time of year? Hmmmm... a special offer, perhaps?
Private Charters and Cabin Cruises: April 5, 12, 19, 26 departures: 10% discount off standard rates.
The hotel barge Scottish Highlander has the atmosphere of a Scottish country house with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings. At 117 feet, Scottish Highlander is spacious and has every comfort for year-round cruising. Scottish Highlander accommodates up to eight guests in staterooms that can either be configured for doubles or singles, each with ensuite bathrooms. The experienced crew of four, led by your captain, ensure attention to your every need.
A six-night cruise includes all meals, open bar, daily escorted excursions, local transfers and use of barge facilities such as bicycles.
10-16 May and 4-10 October 2014
Scottish Highlander, like all of our barges, is booking up quickly for the 2015 season so please contact us as soon as possible to book your Scottish Highland adventure cruise.
View Scottish Highlander's online brochure
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