The Highland Experience

from Inverness

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Combine a breathtaking scenic drive through the Black Isle with wildlife hotspots, historic fishing villages and coastal charm for a memorable day tour of the Scottish Highlands.

We start our day with a drive along the banks of Loch Ness. Who knows what you might see on the way?

The village of Drumnadrochit, close to the banks of Loch Ness, marks our first visit of the day. If time permits you can find out all about this enigmatic loch and its world-famous inhabitant at the intriguing Official Loch Ness Exhibition*.

Onwards through Glen Convinth to reach the attractive town of Beauly which is our next destination. Beauly was named by the 13th Century monks who built a priory here, taking the name from the French for ‘beautiful place’ (beau lieu).

It’s a short drive to Muir of Ord and the Glen Ord Malt Whisky Distillery*. If you wish, you can go behind the scenes for a distillery tour, which concludes with tasting a dram of whisky #.

Next is the expanse of the Cromarty Firth, one of the UK’s largest areas of unspoilt mudflats and an important staging post for migrating waders and wildfowl. The almost landlocked estuary of the Firth was also used as a naval base in both World Wars.

We make for historic Cromarty, a sleepy village of quaint fishermen’s cottages, crow-stepped houses and sandstone mansions and, at one time, the main port for the North of Scotland. Careful conservation ensures the village’s historic character has been retained.

After a break we continue from Cromarty to Rosemarkie and Fortrose for a stop at Chanonry Point, a popular vantage spot for catching sight of a community of bottlenose dolphins which calls the Moray Firth home.

The last part our journey takes us through the beautiful Black Isle then we cross the Moray Firth to return to Inverness.

* Admission fees extra

# There will be an extended stop in Beauly when the distillery is closed.

Tour Highlights: Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit, Glen Convinth, Beauly, dolphin-spotting at Chanonry Point, Fortrose, Cromarty, pirates’ graves, scenic Cromarty Firth drive and the Kessock Bridge.



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Prices (Per Person)

Adult from:   £45.00

Child from:   £42.00

Product Code: HEX00323

Child rates apply from 3-15 years inclusive.
We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour.

Dates of Operation

Daily
1 April to 31 October, 2017

Departure Information

Check in: 09:00 hrs
Departure: 09:15 hrs
From Platform 7, Inverness Bus Station
Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT

Tour returns at: 17:00 hrs

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What's included

• Transport by luxury air-conditioned minicoach
• Live commentary in English
• Services of an experienced tour host
• Service charges and taxes

What's NOT included

• Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
• Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
• Gratuity to your tour host


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