Departure from Laggan
Rousing history and stunning landscapes await your arrival in the Highlands at Laggan. Steeped in antiquity, the lush green hillsides clad in silvery heather simply exude the essence of Celtic myths and legends. Be prepared for a magical journey through the wonderful Caledonian Canal, arguarbly Scotland's most noble waterway. Cruise through the vast Loch Ness, home to the most famous monster in the world, the islets of the shallower Loch Oich and the wild Loch Lochy, at the foot of which lies Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.
En route, enjoy the watersports at the Great Glen Water Park. Learn about Highland life at the Clansman Centre at Fort Augustus, one of the most picturesque villages on your route.
Visit Durmnadrochit - the centre of monster-spotting activities for Loch Ness and a great base for pony trekking.
Visit Urquhart Castle which perches on the edge of Loch Ness and spend time in Inverness where you can go dolphin watching in the Moray Firth and even get your own kilt made to order!
Return via Gairlochy and on to Neptune's Staircase at Banavie overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Fort William.
At Banavie, take a gondola up to Anoch Mor beside Ben Nevis to admire the breathtaking scenery. The Moutain Discovery Centre and the World Downhill Mountain bike track await you; cycle down here at your peril! For the younger Harry Potter fans, take time out to enjoy a magical day travelling on the West Highland Railway line - one of the world's most scenic rail journeyx as used by Hogwar'ts Express!
Wherever you choose to cruise, you can be sure of tasting fine cuisine at lakeside and village restaurants - wild salmon, game and venison are regional specialities, and don't pass up the chance to try some Haggis, accompagnied of course by a glass of fine Highland malt whisky.