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Scottish Highlander Golf Cruise with European Waterways

Scottish Highlander Golf Cruise with European Waterways

per person

6 Nights | 4 Rounds | Various dates June 2022 – October 2023 

Golf Travel Cruise presents this exceptional 6-night, 4-round golf, and sightseeing voyage that cruises the scenic Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.

This private charter holds a total of 08 guests on board the outstanding Scottish Highlander hotel barge.

Scottish Highlander has the atmosphere of a comfortable Country House with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings.

This carefully crafted itinerary will also allow us 4 great golfing opportunities including Newtonmore Golf Course, and Fort Augustus Golf Course, probably the only course in the world kept manicured by a herd of sheep! , private Highland Club, a spectacular exclusive set of residences and a former 19th century Benedictine Monastery, Championship Links course, Castle Stuart.

There is a cosy observation area behind the wheelhouse where you can admire the passing scenery and chat to the Captain about life on the Caledonian Canal and its interconnecting lochs.

On the forward deck area, there is more seating where you can take in the far-reaching views and take photographs as Scottish Highlander plots her course past landmarks such as Urquhart Castle perched alongside Loch Ness.

A cruise on mystical waterways aboard Scottish Highlander as you marvel at some of Scotland’s finest scenery will be one that stays in the memory for a long time.

Cuisine is traditional Scottish fare – salmon, game and seafood, prepared by your own Master Chef, and the hotel barge’s experienced crew of four will take care of your every need.


  • Tour of the renowned Dalwhinnie whisky distillery with a private tasting
  • See Eilean Donan and Urquhart castles
  • Tour Cawdor Castle and gardens, home of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play
  • Extraordinary river, canal, and loch cruising & excellent walking opportunities
  • Majestic Falconry Display on the banks of Loch Ness
  • Visit Glencoe, the scene of treachery between the Campbell and MacDonald clans
6 Nights Tour
21+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Inverness - Muirtown
  • Departure Time
    Embark / 3:00PM
  • Return Time
    Disembark / 9:00AM
  • Dress Code
    There is no specific dress code for daytime onboard.


  • Banavie, Scotland
  • Laggan, Scotland
  • Kytra, Scotland
  • Fort Augustus, Scotland
  • Dochgarroch, Scotland
  • Muirhead, Scotland


Sunday, Day 1 Banavie

Guests are met at our designated meeting point in Inverness and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Scottish Highlander.
A champagne welcome by the Captain and crew and perhaps an early evening stroll before our first dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Banavie to Laggan

After breakfast, we transfer to Newtonmore Golf Course (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.
Return to the barge for lunch and a cruise through Moy Bridge, the last hand-operated bridge of its type on the canal, across Loch Lochy, and on to Laggan where we moor for the night.
A Highland Piper may be there to greet us with a stirring rendition of traditional Scottish music. Dinner on board.
(18 holes, 6041 yards, Par 70, pull carts and buggies available)

Tuesday, Day 3 Laggan to Kytra

This morning, we enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Fort Augustus Golf Course, 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. Return to the barge for lunch on board.
Our afternoon cruise today takes us across the very scenic Loch Oich, perhaps stopping en route for a spot of fishing and enjoying a walk, before reaching our pretty mooring at Cullochy.
Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Kytra to Fort Augustus

After breakfast, we visit the private Highland Club, a spectacular exclusive set of residences, and a former 19th-century Benedictine Monastery.
Here we are treated to falconry and birds of prey demonstration*** on the banks of Loch Ness, and the majesty of the swooping birds against the backdrop of the sweeping Scottish Highlands is not easily forgotten.
There is time to explore the pretty village of Fort Augustus before lunch on board, after which we cruise to Fort Augustus and down the “flight of locks” as the locals call it, to moor opposite the Benedictine Abbey at the entrance to Loch Ness.
This evening we dine ashore at a local restaurant.
(9 hole, 5,454 yards par 67: pull carts available)

Thursday, Day 5 Fort Augustus to Dochgarroch

This morning we enjoy a picturesque cruise across world-famous Loch Ness, with perhaps a chance of spotting “Nessie”, before mooring at the hamlet of Dochgarroch.
We enjoy lunch on board and afterward journey to the Championship Links course Castle Stuart (20 min drive) overlooking the Moray Firth.
Dinner on board.
(18 holes, 6,705 yards, Par 72: buggies and pull carts available)

Friday, Day 6 Dochgarroch to Muirtown

Depart early for the Royal Dornoch Golf Course (1hr 30mins drive) for a round on the Championship Golf Course, one of Scotland’s famous links courses designed by Tom Morris.
Dornoch dates from 1616 and is internationally acclaimed. Our final cruise today will take us 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.
(18 holes, 6,514 yards Par 70: buggies and pull carts available)

Saturday, Day 7 Muirtown

After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Inverness**.
Golf cruises include pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs.
Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy are not included.
On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction.
This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.



Our Spey Valley golf course is mostly easy-walking parkland, in tip-top condition, and laid out on the natural contours of the flood plain of the River Spey.
The course is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, and in winter provides grazing for local sheep.

Established in 1893, this 18 hole 6031 yard (par 70) course has inspired generations of golfers and is playable with comfort and pleasure by average and good golfers alike. 


One of Scotland's hidden gems Fort Augustus was laid out in 1924 by Harry Shapland Colt on the banks of the Caledonian Canal near Loch Ness.
It's a traditional heathland course and is widely regarded as the most challenging 9-hole course in Scotland.
There are dual tee positions giving the course a true 18-hole feel.
The dense gorse and heather that line the long narrow fairways demand accurate driving.
The scenery never loses its breathtaking appeal to those who have played here in the past or are visiting for the first time.


Welcome to Castle Stuart Golf Links, the ‘beginning and cornerstone’ for more to come in the way of our destination golf resort.

The cornerstone links course enjoys a setting and topography that combine to make the golf experience visually memorable.

The golf holes are 18 compositions that place the notable landmarks of the Moray Firth directly into the player’s perspective.

For the holes immediately abutting the sea, the Kessock BridgeChanonry LighthouseFort George (home of the Black Watch) and Castle Stuart itself are often seen directly through the shotmaking frame.

Atop the ‘old sea cliff’ these same Black Isle landmarks are often presented from towering heights that offer palpably different and perhaps even more spectacular visual aspects.

It would be impossible not to enjoy these Highland landmarks when seen through greens with seemingly nothing beyond but a shimmering firth and the landmark itself.


Royal Dornoch is spellbinding and many golfers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to these natural links at some point in their lives.
It is often quoted as one of the must-play courses.
It's the timeless setting that makes Royal Dornoch such a pleasing place to play golf.
It's wild, isolated and, at the same time, absolutely beautiful; there's the blaze of colour in early summer when the gorse is in flower.
The pure white sandy beach divides the links from the Dornoch Firth and it all feels very humbling.
Formed in 1877, Royal Dornoch means exceptional standards and we always aim to exceed the expectations of our frequent visitors and loyal members.
However, we aim to do this in a relaxed, informal environment, with an emphasis on traditional highland hospitality.
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