Castles, Pretty Plaid, Bagpipes, and the Search for the Loch Ness Monster

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Castles, Pretty Plaid, Bagpipes, and the Search for the Loch Ness Monster

AllThingsCruise Explores the Scottish Highlands on a Luxury Hotel Barge

DETROIT (June 15, 2011)– The phrase “the Scottish Highlands” conjures thoughts of a land of immense natural beauty, with majestic castles, gorgeous green vistas and a charming culture with kilts and bagpipes. The region is a traveler’s dream, and one of the best ways to explore it is aboard a luxury hotel barge cruising Scotland’s waterways.

AllThingsCruise bloggers W. Edward Garrett and his 26-year-old son William Garrett III recently had the opportunity to visit this delightful country, via a cruise on European Waterways’ Scottish Highlander. The ship, a 117-foot, eight-passenger luxury hotel barge, has a Scottish country house atmosphere with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings.

She sails a series of 6-night/7-day cruises exclusively in Scotland, and prices start at $3,590 per person in a twin/double cabin, including all meals, wines, an open bar, excursions and local transfers. Three night cruises and full boat charters also available.

Read Edward’s report on this memorable trip here (link to feature story) on AllThingsCruise and read Will’s daily blog here.

European Waterways operates a fleet of luxury barges in nine countries throughout Europe, including the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness in Scotland’s Great Glen, through Burgundy and Provence in France, from Mantua to Venice in Italy, along the river Shannon in Ireland and the River Thames in England.


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