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Best of the Black Isle: Day Tour from Inverness

Product ID: 146022
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Bottlenose dolphins, organically brewed beer and cute coastal villages: this 1-day tour from Inverness explores the best-kept secrets of northern Scotland. Travel in comfort on a luxury, small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people.
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Duration 1 day
Starting time 9:45 AM
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  • Meet the brewers at Black Isle Brewery and taste delicious home-grown, organic beer
  • Explore the towns of Cromarty and Rosemarkie on the Moray coast
  • Take to the waters and go dolphin-spotting while cruising the Beauly Firth
Full description
Depart Inverness at 9:45 AM and head straight for the brewery. Tasting beer before noon is a great novelty, and the Black Isle Brewery’s ethical beliefs and home-grown flavors make for a great experience. After this enjoyable tipple, take the short drive to Rosemarkie. Explore this wonderful village, learn about ancient Pictish art and take in fresh sea views.

The journey then winds onward to the equally picturesque village of Cromarty. There are plenty of things to do here: eat at a local restaurant, discover locally made gifts in the delightful arts and crafts shop, or visit the birthplace of the famous geologist, Hugh Millar. Your next stop is a strange place shrouded in ancient Celtic tradition - a small well in a forest where people leave offerings for spirits and wishes. Present something for the fickle Celtic gods, but please make sure it’s biodegradable and doesn’t damage the local environment!

Before heading back to Inverness, take the chance to go dolphin spotting aboard the "Dolphin Spirit". The boat is specially designed to limit disruption for the dolphins, who use the Beauly Firth as a nursery for their calves. It’s an essential Black Isle experience, but if you have other plans, you can skip this option and head back to Inverness earlier. After the boat cruise, return to Inverness for approximately 5:45 PM.
  • Transportation in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Storytelling from a professional driver-guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, IV11LT

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Important information
Know before you go
• Waterproof clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
• Minimum age to participate is 5 years
• You're restricted to 14 kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items

From £29 per person

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Rabbie's Small Group Tours

Product ID: 146022