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4-Night Hogmanay / New Years Cruise Itinerary

Day 1, 29th December - Inverness to Drumnadrochit

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

Day 2, 30th December - 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. Dinner on board.

Day 3, 31st December, New's Eve – 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. After lunch you can enjoy a round of golf at Fort Augustus Golf Course or a cycle ride of the local area. Late afternoon we begin our Hogmanay celebration, with accordion music and a pre-dinner dram or two before a special traditional Scottish dinner on board. After dinner we leave the barge for the Hogmanay firework celebrations, where you can welcome in the new year.

Day 4, 1st January, New Year 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 Scottish music.

Day 5, 2nd January - Drumnadrochit

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

NOTE: Itineraries are subject to change.

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