Drive the full length of Loch Ness, see Cairngorms National park and the stunning Glen Coe, and pass Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument.
- Adult ages 16-59
- Child aged 3 to 15 inclusive
- Senior Seniors(s) 60yrs+ / Students
The Highlands in a Nutshell
Get a real taste of the Highlands including a drive through the scenic Black Isle, dolphin spotting by the Moray Firth, monster spotting on Loch Ness, and the chance to visit a Malt Whisky Distillery for a whisky tasting experience.
- The Black Isle: Wonderful scenery and fascinating history
- Loch Ness: Home of the famous monster
- Cromarty: Explore this sleepy fishing village
- The Moray Firth: Your chance to see dolphins
- Glen Ord Distillery: Try a single-malt whisky
This wonderful one-day tour provides a real taste of the Highlands. It includes a drive through the scenic Black Isle, dolphin spotting by the Moray Firth, monster spotting on Loch Ness, and the chance to visit a Malt Whisky Distillery.
Monster Spotting on Loch Ness…
We will depart Inverness and make our way to the little village of Drumnadrochit which lies close to the banks of the mysterious Loch Ness. Discover more about the loch and its famous resident from your fascinating driver-guide. As you journey along the banks of the loch, keep a careful watch, just in case!
Glen Ord Distillery Visit…
Your next stop is in the attractive town of Beauly. The name derives from the French, Beau Lieu (meaning beautiful place) and it was so named by the monks who built a priory here in the 13th Century. Your journey continues to the Muir of Ord where, if you wish, you can visit Glen Ord Malt Whisky Distillery* for a behind-the-scenes tour followed by a tasting of the end product.
Back in Time to the Village of Cromarty…
Next, you’ll have time to visit the sleepy fishing village of Cromarty. Here you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the past as you explore its quaint fishermen’s cottages, crow-stepped houses, and grand sandstone mansions. This attractive town was the major port for the North of Scotland and its character has been retained to this day, thanks to careful conservation work.
Dolphin Spotting in the Moray Firth…
From Cromarty, you’ll travel through spectacular scenery to Rosemarkie and Fortrose. These picturesque villages are separated by Chanonry Point which sticks out into the Moray Firth. The Moray Firth is home to a community of some 130 bottlenose dolphins and Chanonry Point is a popular vantage point from which to spot these amazing mammals; we’ll stop here to hopefully spot the dolphins before we return to Inverness.
– On December 26th the distillery will be closed.
– From May 2020, this tour itinerary will be amended to include scheduled stops at the Clava Cairns and the Robertson Farm.
- No matter when you visit, the weather in Scotland can be “changeable”, to say the least. We suggest that you bring suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket (it has been known to rain in Scotland), sunglasses and plenty of layers.
- Ensure you bring shoes suitable for short walks, on rough or uneven terrain.
- Although most attractions & eating establishments we visit accept card payments, we would also recommend bringing cash with you.
- Don’t forget a camera to snap the fantastic memories you’ll make on tour with us!
- Please limit your luggage to 1 x small/medium piece per person (no more than 15kg), along with 1 x small handbag or daypack.