Review: Scotland's Coast to Coast Walk & Barge

View over Fort Augustus on the Great Glen Way
View over Fort Augustus on the Great Glen Way

Review: Scotland's Coast to Coast Walk & Barge

UTracks Traveller Stephanie joined the guided Coast to Coast Walk and Barge holiday in Scotland. She wanted an unforgettable to say she found it! Read on for her incredible 5-star review and to learn more about this great trip.
Sign for the Great Glen Way in Scotland
"In every way, this journey exceeded our expectations. 
Six travelers and five crew became a team of 11 friends, sharing a joyful experience, while creating lasting and lovely memories. It is difficult to identify all of the highlights, but I'll try! 
The food.....the BEST! It was delicious, hearty, healthy, creatively prepared, and always exceptional. The chef, Ben.... is kind, gracious, funny, and so very talented. He made it look easy! 
The comfortable floating hotel barge, Fingal, approaching Inverness Dining area on the Fingal of Caledonia boat Trying haggis while in Scotland is a must! |  <i>Benjaphon Khidhathong</i>
We often felt like we were the beneficiaries of the Great Scottish Baking Contest, but that might minimize how much we also enjoyed the delicious soups, the amazing stews, the phenomenal Sunday Roast, and the scrumptious breakfast platters (the pancakes were superb!) The fruit smoothies were the best I've ever had. And that's just the start of it all. 
The crew was expertly attentive and accommodating. Our walks were comfortably and professionally guided by Chris, while also leaving us ample time to explore on our own. 
Exploring Fort Augustus in Scotland |  <i>Kenny Lam</i>
Our evenings were relaxing, and filled with laughter, funny stories, and a few yummy glasses of wine. We had plenty of time to get to know one another, and ample time to just relax and read a good book (of which there were many on the barge). 
Our last evening was spectacular as Ru provided a bit of authentic Scottish musical entertainment, making his accordion sound like an orchestra, while also providing stories about the history of Scottish folk music. 
Musicians in traditional Kilts in Scotland
Rich, a new-ish member of the crew was extraordinarily attentive to all of us, and able to anticipate our every need - truly! While he did many things, Rich often delivered us to the shoreline by Zodiac, for the start of our hikes, and picked us up when the day was done. And he did much more than that. He was never too busy to be there for all of us, or any one of us. And he was kind, gentle, respectful, smart, and very very funny! 
High above Lochness
Such a wonderful vacation, with such amazing fellow travelers - forever friends, we hope! Clearly one of our very best vacations ever. It was perfectly orchestrated, and so much fun. 
It was truly a trip to be remembered."

About Scotland's Coast to Coast Walk & Barge tour

Scotland's Great Glen Way walking trail stretches 75 miles from Fort William to the capital of the highlands, Inverness. Based on board a comfortable barge at night, this hike and barge cruise offers the opportunity to walk from one coast of Scotland to the other. 
Magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the banks of the Loch Ness
During the weeklong trip, the barge stops are planned to suit the walking stages, breaking them into manageable day walks of between 10 and 15 miles. Guided along the route by an experienced escort, who will point out places of interest along the way, there is no shortage of highlights. 
From impressive views of the mystical Loch Ness to glimpses of Scotland's highest peak, Ben Nevis, this relaxed pace walk will immerse you in the Scottish Highlands. In the evening, share stories of your day with like minded travellers and relish in the accomplishment of walking the breadth of Scotland.
Stunning view of Ben Nevis from the sea basin of the Caledonian Canal

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