Visit Scotland in an alternative way by sailing with a house boat along the Caledonian Canal, which is probably the most in the most beautiful waterway of all Scotland having the Scottish Highlands as a backdrop. You will finally have the opportunity to see the legendary Lochness Lake and its mysterious history and to see the places where the famous Higlander and Braveheart movies were shot. Sail along the Caledonian Canal to discover Scotland on a houseboat where you can be the captain (no skipper needed)!
|DEPARTURE BASE||Laggan, Scotland|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in at 2:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out at 9:00 am on the following Saturday|
|NOT INCLUDED SERVICES||
From €2.215 per houseboat
|CRUISE AND MINI-CRUISE TIPS||
Laggan - Inverness - Banavie - Laggan
Laggan - Banavie - Fort Agoustus - Laggan
|Language||International crew and guests.|
Day 1: Check-in
The first day you will visit Laggan, the home base but also a beautiful country located near Loch Locky, a great place for wild fishing and for venturing into the woods to observe wildlife such as golden eagles, osprey and deer. Boarding at 14:00.
On the second day you will go to Banavie where you can admire the famous Neptune's Staircase, a construction built with eight locks on the Caledonian Canal. If you are a fan of Harry Potter you cannot miss the opportunity to travel on the Jacobite steam train used in the film on the West Highland Railway and immerse yourself in the breathtaking panorama. A 10-minute bus ride from Banavie you will find Fort William, the perfect place for adventure lovers. It will allow you to carry out many activities such as hiking on the highest mountain, Ben Nevis, also reachable thanks to a cable car, from whose top you will be fascinated by the landscape of the Highlands.
Moor in Invergarry, a pretty village where you can relax, enjoy the walks, visit the castle ruins and admire the views over Loch Oich. Close to this village is the Great Glen Waterpark, where you will have the opportunity to go canoeing, rafting or a safari on the River Garry.
Today you will head to Fort Augustus, the first town you will encounter on the famous Loch Ness, full of attractions to see where you will discover various Scottish traditions such as the Clansman Center where the historical reenactment of Scotland is held in the 18th century and the Caledonian Canal Heritage Center for learn more about the history of this 200-year-old canal. The city is a paradise for hikers and cyclists offering them many trails around the area.
The next stop on your navigation is Foyers, which will enchant you with its wonderful waterfalls. Navigation continues to Drumnadrochit to find information on Nessie (the legendary Loch Ness monster) at the Loch Ness Center and Exhibition. Afterwards you will visit the ancient Urquhart Castle, located 3km from Drumnadrochit, certainly the most photographed and appreciated spot on Loch Ness.
Today you will visit Inverness, a beautiful city where you can visit the City Castle and St. Andrew's Cathedral and the Botanical Garden where you will find a splendid display of subtropical plants. Don't miss the Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, a hidden gem in the heart of Inverness, full of wildlife such as roe deer, owls and herons. To relax and have fun you will have time to browse the pubs and shops of the city.
Another stop that you can visit is Gairlochy, where you will find the Clan Cameron Museum in Achnacarry, a former training center used during the Second World War, and you can enjoy the view of Ben Nevis and the Gray Collies mountains.
Day 8: Check-out
Check-out is scheduled in the morning by 09:00.
The itinerary may be subject to variations based on safety weather conditions and the technical assessments of the captain of the boat. This program is intended as indicative and not binding.
CLASS: HOUSEBOAT - MAGNIFIQUE
Double rooms and two rooms with single beds convertible in double. All beds are longer than 200cm and all mattresses have been improved in quality and thickness. USB and domestic electric plugs available at every time to recharge your devices or use a hairdryer. Three en suite bathrooms with electrical WC, water basin and shower.
Spacious living room with wide sofa easily convertible in double bed thanks to the gas pneumatic table legs. Improved visibility from the saloon due to new windows design, and easy access to Fly bridge due to a new stairs and layers design. The full kitchen/galley includes a large microwave, an electric kitchen, a domestic size refrigerator, and for the first time on board on our fleet, a huge washing machine and a kettle. Fly deck is wide and flat, with fix table and seats with led lights.
|Cabins||4 double + dinette|
|Berths||8 + 2 dinette|
|Water tank||1.000 lt|
CLASS: HOUSEBOAT - MINUETTO 6+
This modern boat is ideal for 6 persons but thanks to the convertible dinette can comfortably take up to 8 persons on board. It’s a great boat with a lot of outstanding space to relax and take sun. There’s a fully equipped L-shaped kitchen, a gorgeous saloon with radio/CD player, and a huge elevated sundeck big enough for everyone aboard to relax. Available for wheelchairs (on request).
|Cabins||3 double + dinette|
|Berths||6 + 2 dinette|
|Water tank||920 lt|
|Extra||Available for wheelchairs (on request)|
BeBlue reserves the right to substitute the boat presented in the catalog ( or not included in the catalog ) with another boat of similar class and characteristics.