European Waterways recognizes that hectic lifestyles allow little time for families to spend quality time together. Grandparents, parents and children rarely get an opportunity to experience group leisure time and family charters aboard a European Waterways hotel barge provide the solution and opportunity to share experiences that will flavor family-dinner conversations for years to come.
For example, Scottish Highlander travels through the Great Glen in Scotland between Inverness and Fort William, across Loch Ness and along the Caledonian Canal. She offers all ages a unique opportunity to go Nessie Spotting with her own sonic “fish finder” while cruising across enchanting Loch Ness to Fort Augustus.
Families can also enjoy a picnic on the Silver Sands of Morar and if they like, even take a magical steam train ride excursion on The Hogwarts Express. Many of the castles in this area were used in the Harry Potter movies and the whole trip is full of myth and legend. Six-night/seven-day cruises are available for family charters aboard Scottish Highlander from $25,200 for a whole boat charter.
Barging allows a new location every day without the needs of packing and unpacking several times during the holiday. A variety of activities can be arranged for all age groups both aboard and ashore.