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4-Night Christmas Cruise Itinerary

Day 1, 23rd December : Inverness to Drumnadrochit

At 4pm we meet at the Glenmoriston Town House Hotel in Inverness and transfer to Scottish Highlander moored at Drumnadrochit. Champagne welcome and dinner aboard, followed by good old-fashioned Scottish entertainment.

Day 2, 24th December, Christmas Eve: Drumnadrochit to Foyers

In the morning we take a trip up to Moniack Castle, famous for its wines, liqueurs and preserves. On returning to the barge, we cruise past Urquhart Castle on our way along the northern shore of Loch Ness, then cross the loch to the village of Foyers. On arrival in Foyers we can enjoy a small Whisky tasting with the captain before lunch. In the afternoon we take a trip into the Inverfarigaig forest for a delightful walk to the Falls of Foyers and a drive into the hills to see the deer. It will also be possible to attend a Christmas Eve service at a local church. Dinner on board and entertainment while presents can be put round the Christmas tree.

Day 3, 25th December, Christmas Day: Foyers to Fort Augustus

After breakfast we cruise to Fort Augustus, a charming village at the south western end of the Loch Ness, its prominent feature being a splendid lock staircase. Lunch and Christmas present opening are followed by jolly accordion music. The afternoon can be spent with a gentle saunter around the village or maybe a game of croquet or putting. Scottish afternoon cream tea. CHRISTMAS DINNER ON BOARD.

Day 4, 26th December, Boxing Day: Fort Augustus to Drumnadrochit

After breakfast we cruise up the loch to Drumnadrochit where we visit the Loch Ness Visitor Centre where the myth of the Loch Ness monster is explained, along with an interesting exhibition on her sightings and the search for her over the years. Captain’s Farewell Dinner aboard followed by a trip out to a local inn for live music.

Day 5, 27th December, Drumnadrochit

After a hearty Scottish breakfast, passengers disembark for the transfer to the designated drop off point by minibus arriving there by about 10am.

NOTE: Itineraries are subject to change.

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