Enjoy an 8-hour trip to get a flavor of the lush hills and glens in and around the world famous and mysterious Loch Ness. Experience tastes of this unique culture, history and landscape. The small-group tour will be in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus that seats up to 8 people. Relax with your professional, Scottish, kilted tour guide as they take you on a journey to Loch Ness, the Black Isle, Chanonry Point (Dolphins), Glen Ord Distillery, Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns.
The tour meets at 8:45am for a 9am start from in front of the Columba Hotel, where you'll meet your guide wearing a traditional Scottish kilt. Hop aboard a bus that seats eight people and has heating and air-conditioning.
The highlight, of course, is a visit to the world famous Loch Ness a place full of mystery, where you may just catch a glimpse of one of Scotland's most famous residents – Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. Marvel at the ruins of the mighty medieval stronghold, Urquhart Castle, a testament to the power of Clan Chiefs and Scottish Kings, and enjoy the views during this fantastic boat cruise on the waters of the world famous loch.
Travel through the Black Isle and take in the views of the rolling green hills and arable land filled with fields of barley, before sampling of some fine single malt whisky at Glen Ord Whisky Distillery, where the locally grown barley is used to produce the uisge beatha (meaning “water of life” in the Gaelic - whisky). Visit Chanonry Point near Fortrose, where there is a good chance to spot some bottlenose dolphins that reside in the Moray Firth, one of the largest populations of these majestic and intelligent mammals in Europe.
Visit Culloden Battlefield, and hear the chilling story of the conclusion of the Jacobite cause on the site where the last pitched battle fought on the British mainland took place. Afterwards, go even further back in time into prehistory and explore the ancient and atmospheric monuments at Clava Cairns (Stones of Clava).
Your tour will finish back at the starting point in front of the Columba Hotel in Inverness.