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June 6, 2011

A Luxury Hotel Barge, Breathtaking Scotland, Champagne Toasts, Old World Tapestries, Bagpipers Playing on Stone Bridges and of Course The Highlands

Visiting the Scottish Highlands…Vicariously!  My father, Alexander was born in Scotland so for many years I have wanted to experience a luxury hotel barge.   We would like to share with you the story of an adventure on the Scottish Highlander, hoping you enjoy this as much as I did………….More………….

Cawdor Castle includes many old paintings, tapestries and weapons. The exterior grounds had a beautiful English garden and a garden maze. This was my first taste of the castles of Scotland and it left me with a hunger for More…………………

Loch Ness /Urquhart Castle -- Today’s journey started off with a bacon and egg breakfast before leaving the port in Inverness (which is also called “The Gateway to Loch Ness”). We cruised the Loch for several hours and I kept an eye out for Nessie, More……………..

A bagpiper played on the old stone bridge which led to the fortress, a landmark for many battles between the Scotts and English over the past 600 years. It was just amazing to think of the history contained here.  More………………

Our final day on the Scottish Highlander finishes with an elegant Captain’s Dinner……….More….

What is a hotel barge?  There is no more relaxing and stylish way to experience the rich history, culture and cuisine of Europe than European Waterways. Just let the beautiful countryside slowly pass you by as their attentive crews make sure your every need is catered for.  From the comfort of a luxury canal barges, you can discover Scotland’s legendary Loch Ness, drink in the serenity of the Canal du Midi or Burgundy in France, relax on the tranquil waters of Ireland’s River Shannon, or cruise along the romantic waterways of the Venetian lagoon in Italy.

You’ll enjoy regional fine wines and excellent food aboard your floating hotel. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the hidden wonders of the ‘old world’, either exploring on your own or with our knowledgeable guides. Visit castles, ancient monuments and historic sites; be carried away by the sights, sounds and smells of charming traditional markets. Or, if that all sounds like too much effort, then just take time out to savour the peace and quiet, your wonderful surroundings and the river wildlife.

An in-depth look at the Scottish Highlander luxury barge………… More……………..

If you are interested in a Luxury European Hotel Barge, please email me.  I would love to hear from you……….. 

European Waterways Destinations:

Burgundy, Canal du Midi, Loire Valley, Gascony, Champagne, Provence, Paris, Alsace & Lorraine, Northern France, Belgium, Germany & Luxemburg, Holland, Italy, Scotland, England And of course, Ireland.  And the European Waterways Ships are here……………………..

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