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Dunrobin Castle, Dornoch Cathedral, Viking Graves, Whisky, and much more!

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We are a small family owned tour operator so the only people we aim to please are you, our customers. Our tours will provide you with a relaxed and enjoyable experience, tailored to your specific interests. On this tour you will get a flavour of what makes people come back to Scotland time and time again; stunning scenery, ancient sites, mysterious lochs, centuries of history, and whisky!We have proposed an outline itinerary but this is your tour, and you make the decisions as to what you want to see and for how long. If you wish to make detours to take in other attractions, or substitute any of these with ones of your own, let us know after you have made a booking and we will do what we can to accommodate them.Please note that this vehicle will seat up to six passengers, however we will only take five, leaving the middle seat free to be pushed forward for the comfort of those in the rear two seats. These two rear most seats are best suited to people 5’6” / 1.68m or shorter.

What You'll Get

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Struie Hill Viewpoint, B9176, Alness IV17 0XR, UK

We will head out north from Invergordon to the viewpoint from Struie Hill, also called "Million Dollar View". Looking across Loch Migdale, we will be able to see two Sights of Special Scientific Interest on the other bank. Here we have the most northerly Oakwood forest at Ledmore, and one of the last surviving native Pinewoods.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Falls of Shin, Achany Glen, Lairg IV27 4EE Scotland

Between May and September, the Falls of Shin visitor attraction offers one of the best places in Scotland to see salmon leaping upstream. Throughout the summer, salmon return from the ocean, up the Dornoch Firth and Kyle of Sutherland to attempt to reach their spawning ground. Before they reach this, they must get past the waterfall on the River Shin. From the viewing platform, you can watch as they try to get up the river as well as enjoying the views up and down the river.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie KW10 6SF Scotland

Resembling a French Chateau, this castle can be best described as like something out of a fairy tale. It originally dates back to the 1300s and has gone through a number of changes and additions through the centuries. Ticket prices includes entry to falconry display, museum and gardens.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jail Dornoch, Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD Scotland

The old jail in Dornoch is now a shop selling a wide range of Scottish goods. This is an opportunity to buy that tartan scarf, or box of shortbread. Next door is a whisky shop as well as a bistro should you wish to take lunch.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dornoch Cathedral, The Cathedral High Street, Dornoch Scotland

This 13th century church built during the reign of King Alexander II is still in use today. The cathedral burnt down during the 16th century and was restored again during the 1830s.
More recently, Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX fame married Talulah Riley here in 2010. They divorced in 2012.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve, Golspie IV25 3JD Scotland

As we head long the shores of Loch Fleet, you may have the chance to see harbour seals as they bask on the beach. During the months of June to August, it is not uncommon to hear the seal mothers calling to their pups with the sound carrying across the water to your viewing point.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Balblair Distillery, Edderton IV19 1LB Scotland

Optionally, we can stop at Balblair Distillery to have a tasting or just a look around. It is a smaller, less commercialised distillery than some of the others, but no less charming for that. Balblair Distillery is closed on Sundays.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Edderton class one pictish carved standing symbol stone, 8 Station Rd, Edderton, Tain IV19 1LA, UK

From here we will head to the Old Church where we will see the Cross Slab. This is a Pictish stone standing in the old graveyard of Edderton, Easter Ross. The slab is made of red sandstone and originally was sunk a lot deeper into the earth. This was raised to it’s presumed height which is noticeable given the lack of lichen on the bottom part of the slab. The slab is decorated on one side with a celtic cross, and the other side, there is a horseman with two further riders below.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Glenmorangie Distillery, on the A9 Ross-shire, IV19 1PZ Scotland

Optionally, we can stop at the world-famous Glenmorangie Whisky Distillery. Here we have the opportunity to stop in for a tasting or if you wish to forgo some of the other sights, we can stop here for longer and take in a distillery tour (pre-booking is essential).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tain Museum, Castle Brae, IV19 1AJ Scotland

At the Tain Museum, in the old churchyard, there are three Viking burials. We will stop here for you to see these at first hand and you can use your imagination to dream how the people in these graves came to be buried so far from home.

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation


Exclusions
  • Lunch - Meals can be taken as required but are not included in the price.
  • The cost of the tour does not include any entrance fees for any of the locations visited.
  • Gratuities are not included and are entirely at the discretion of the tour party.
  • Entry/Admission - Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Jail Dornoch
  • Entry/Admission - Balblair Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Glenmorangie Distillery


Departure Point
1: Inverness, UK
2: Elgin IV30, UK
3: Nairn, UK
4: Forres IV36, UK
5: Coylumbridge, Aviemore PH22 1QN, UK
6: Aviemore PH22, UK
7: Nethy Bridge PH25 3EQ, UK
8: Carrbridge PH23 3BG, UK
9: Grantown-on-Spey PH26, UK
10: Dingwall IV15, UK
11: Tomatin, Inverness IV13 7YW, UK
12: Boat of Garten PH24 3BH, UK
13: Aberlour AB38, UK
14: Keith AB55, UK
15: Glenlivet, Ballindalloch AB37 9DB, UK
16: Tomintoul, Ballindalloch AB37, UK
17: Dufftown, Keith AB55, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up from hotels, B&Bs, private residences, airports, railway stations etc.

Airports

  • Inverness Airport, Inverness Scotland


Ports
Invergordon



Departure Time
9:00 AM

Duration
7 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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