Discover the origins and motherland of golfing with a canal cruise in Scotland

Golf cruise on SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER as private charter through Caledonian Canal for max. 8 people

7 Days / 6 Nights

Inverness - Banavie - Laggan - Cullochy - Fort Augustus - Dochgarroch - Muirtown - Inverness


Day 1 (Sunday): Banavie
Guests are met in Inverness and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Scottish Highlander. You will be welcomed with champagne by the Captain and crew and perhaps have the opportunity for an early evening stroll before your first dinner on board.

Day 2 (Monday): Banavie to Laggan
After breakfast you will be transferred to Newtonmore Golf Course (18 holes, 6041 yards, Par 70) which is 30 mins drive. Established in 1893 this comparatively flat, easy-walking, parkland course is full of exciting and invigorating challenges. It nestles appealingly in the midst of the Monadhliath and Grampian Mountains and on the banks of the River Spey. You will return to the vessel for lunch. After lunch you will be cruising through Moy Bridge, the last hand operated bridge of its type on the canal, across Loch Lochy and on to Laggan, where the Scottish Highlander will moor for the night. A Highland Piper may be there to greet you with a stirring rendition of traditional Scottish music. Dinner on board.

Day 3 (Tuesday): Laggan to Cullochy
This morning you will be driven to one of the best known and most photographed castles, namely Eilean Donan. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the finest scenery of Scotland. The castle Eilean Donan has featured in movies such as "Highlander" and James Bond's "The World Is Not Enough" and overlooks three sea lochs. Your afternoon cruise today takes you across the very scenic Loch Oich, perhaps stopping en route for a spot of fishing and enjoying a walk, before reaching Cullochy. Here the vessel will be mooring and you will have dinner on board.

Day 4 (Wednesday): Cullochy to Fort Augustus
This morning you will be cruising to Fort Augustus in order to moor opposite the Benedictine Abbey at the entrance to Loch Ness. After lunch on board, you will be encountering some of Scotland’s bloody past as you will be visiting the ruins of Urquhart Castle, which is situated in a spectacular setting overlooking Loch Ness. If time allows, you may have chance to visit the Invermoriston Falls and the “Old Bridge” designed by Thomas Telford where you may even see a salmon jumping out of the water.
This afternoon there is an opportunity to enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Fort Augustus Golf Course (9 hole, 5,454 yards par 67), probably the only course in the world kept manicured by a herd of sheep! This course features 9 holes in a challenging canal side setting. Dinner ashore tonight at a local restaurant.

Day 5 (Thursday): Fort Augustus to Dochgarroch
This morning you will enjoy a picturesque cruise across world-famous Loch Ness, with perhaps a chance of spotting “Nessie” (Nessie is the Loch Ness Monster, a creature said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands), before mooring at the small village settlement of Dochgarroch. You will enjoy lunch on board and afterwards journey to the Championship Links course Castle Stuart (18 holes, 6,705 yards, Par 72), which is a 20 min drive. It overlooks the Moray Firth. Dinner on board.

Day 6 (Friday): Dochgarroch to Muirtown
You will be departing early to reach the Royal Dornoch Golf Course (18 holes, 6,514 yards Par 70) which is a 1 hour and 30 minutes drive, for a round on the Championship Golf Course. This golf course is one of Scotland's famous links courses designed by Tom Morris. Dornoch dates from 1616 and is internationally acclaimed. Your final cruise today will take you through Tomnahurich swing bridge and through the locks to 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. Captains Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7 (Saturday): Muirtown
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Inverness.

RATES 2024
Full charter for 8 golf players:
per person from 4,687 EUR + 1,050 EUR Golf supplement
Please contact us for a detaillled offer.

CABIN bookings for golf cruises on SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND on request

Following services are included in the prices:

- four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs
- local transfers to and from the hotel barge
- a luxury 6 night cruise on board with „Scottish Highlander"
- all gourmet meals on board catered by the on board Master Chef
- all wines/beverages served throughout the cruise
- an open bar 24/7 with a large range of drinks
- inspiring excursions and entrance fees as per the itinerary
- the attentive services of crew members
- use of bicycles, spa pool, Wi-Fi (limited speed)

Following services are not included in the prices:

- Flight tickets and / or transport to Inverness
- Hire of golf equipment, caddy or buggy are not included and should be booked in advance.

Important information:
- The private charter is for max. 8 people
- This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
- Availability of golf clubs will be re-confirmed prior to firm booking
- Alternative starting locations to Inverness can be available for Charter bookings
- On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

We are happy to arrange a customised journey for you. Please call us under +49 (0)89 833084 for a detailled offer. Kindly send us your
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