Evocative of the more traditional design and style of the old lake steamers, the 12-passenger hotel barge ‘Spirit of Scotland’ cruises through the very heart of the Scottish Highlands.
Cruising sedately past stunning scenery on the Caledonian Canal and the lochs of the Great Glen, the 6-night itineraries will appeal to individual travellers, or to family charters and special interest groups, such as golfers, walkers, foodies, or whisky connoisseurs. The journey from Banavie to Muirtown, or vice versa, will include escorted tours to the Glen Ord whisky distillery; the ancient castles of Eilean Donan and Macbeth’s seat of Cawdor; and the Culloden Moor battlefield.
The Spirit of Scotland’s interior features bright and spacious saloon and dining areas, with picture windows; separate bar; and six double, or twin-bedded, air-conditioned, en-suite staterooms. Outside there is an aft deck with a covered dining terrace and heated spa pool plus a full-length upper sun deck – all conducive to viewing the impressive, breath-taking scenery.
Guests can select from a wide selection of single malt whiskies available in the bar. Fine wines complement the regional Scottish cuisine, which is skilfully prepared for lunch and dinner by the onboard chef – all served by an attentive crew.