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Enchanting Inverness: Top 7 Tours and Activities

Amidst the rugged landscapes and mythical tales of the Scottish Highlands lies the picturesque city of Inverness. A captivating blend of history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture, Inverness is a dream destination for any traveler seeking an unforgettable adventure. This article takes you on a delightful journey through the best tours and activities that Inverness has to offer, inviting you to immerse yourself in its captivating charm.

The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Inverness, tracing the scenic path along Loch Ness to Invermoriston, where you might catch a glimpse of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, fondly called 'Nessie.' Continuing on our Skye Tour, we visit the renowned Eilean Donan Castle, perched on its own island overlooking Loch Duich. Next, we cross the Skye Bridge, arriving in the charming village of Portree, Skye's capital, surrounded by breathtaking cliffs and hills, offering the perfect lunch spot with picturesque harbor views.

The adventure unfolds as we explore Skye's gems, including Kilt Rock's coastal vistas, a short stroll at Lealt Falls, and the awe-inspiring Old Man of Storr. After immersing ourselves in Skye's natural beauty, we pause at Strome Viewpoint for scenic shots of Loch Carron before returning to Inverness, concluding your enchanting Isle of Skye day tour.

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The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

Unveil the wonders of Loch Ness on this captivating day tour. Departing from Inverness, we trace the Caledonian Canal to the River Ness source and venture off the beaten path to the scenic village of Dores on the loch's eastern side.

Capture mesmerizing shots of the Loch's mysterious waters and keep an eye out for potential monster sightings. Next, we head to the enchanting forest community of Foyers, where a picturesque walk leads you to the secluded Falls of Foyers, beloved by Robert Burns.

Journeying south through Highland single-track roads, we reach Fort Augustus, offering a delightful lunch stop and a chance to witness boats navigating the Caledonian Canal.

Continuing to Invermoriston, a brief stroll to an old summerhouse provides stunning views of the River Moriston. As we follow the Loch's shores, keep your senses heightened for both the elusive monster and breathtaking vistas. Optionally, embark on a one-hour cruise* to immerse yourself further in the loch's beauty and mystique, passing by the iconic Urquhart Castle.

Finally, we return to Inverness in the early evening, cherishing the memories of a truly remarkable Loch Ness exploration.

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Invergordon Cruise Ship Private Whisky Excursion Special

Embark on a special day out for cruise ship visitors to the Scottish Highlands, starting from the Port of Invergordon. This relaxed and laid-back tour revolves around tasting visits to Scottish Highland Distilleries in the area north of Inverness, with opportunities to explore iconic sites as well. With a private group of up to 7 persons, we'll begin by collecting you directly from the Cruise Terminal.

Our journey kicks off at Glenord Distillery for tastings and a delightful shop browse. Next, we head north to Clynelish Distillery at Brora for another tasting experience. As we travel south, we'll make a detour to Dornoch, where you can explore the Carnegie Whisky Cellars and partake in a "Blind Whisky Tasting" challenge. After a satisfying lunch, we continue our adventures.

In the afternoon, we'll visit the picturesque Balblair Distillery, home to unique whiskys, including Cask Strength Distillery-only editions. Our next stop will be at the well-known Glenmorangie, where you can savor more tastings and explore the shop. Finally, we'll conclude our whisky journey with a visit to Dalmore Distillery, located just a couple of miles from your ship. There, you'll have the opportunity to browse their shop and enjoy more tastings.

This tour is a fantastic opportunity to visit renowned Whisky Distilleries, relish breathtaking Highland scenery, and explore other notable landmarks along the way.

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John O'Groats, Dunrobin Castle & the Far North

This is a special day out for those visiting the Scottish Highlands in Cruise Ships via Port of Invergordon. The primary purpose of the tour is to enjoy tasting visits to Scottish Highland Distilleries which are grouped around the area North of Inverness. This will be a laid back relaxed day which will also take in some iconic sites. It will also be perfectly possible to trade a distillery visit for another attraction i.e. a castle visit and this can be decided in real time as we go !

During this tour I will collect your Private group of up to 7 persons directly from the Cruise Terminal and take you first of all to Glenord Distillery to start off your day with tastings there and a browse around the shop. Then its up North to Clynelish Distillery at Brora for another taste . Then travelling South we take a trip into Dornoch to the Carnegie Whisky Cellars and perhaps try your skills with a "Blind Whisky Tasting.". Then its off for lunch if required in preparation for the afternoons sessions.

In the afternoon we will then go to Balblair Distillery which is set in a very beautiful location, is very old and has some unique whiskys including Cask Strength Distillery only editions. Once this visit is complete we will head off to nearby well known brand Glenmorangie and browse the shop and enjoy a tasting. When we are all done its back to the ship.....oh almost forgot our last stop, Dalmore Distillery, which is only a couple of miles from your ship and again a good opportunity to browse their shop ands enjoy a tasting.

This tour is a fine chance to visit some renowned Whisky Distilleries and indeed enjoy some fantastic scenery and other Highland landmarks in between

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Invergordon Cruise Excursion to Cawdor Castle and Gardens

Discover the ultimate Scottish Highland experience with our all-inclusive tour, featuring breathtaking scenery, historical landmarks, castles, gardens, and ample free time to explore the enchanting Highland Capital, Inverness. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the unforgettable moments.

At Go Highlands, we pride ourselves on catering exclusively to small groups of up to 7, ensuring a personalized and intimate journey. With our expert guides, immerse yourself in the beauty and richness of the Highlands, savoring every moment of this truly unique adventure. Get ready to create cherished memories as you delve into the heart of Scotland's captivating landscapes and heritage.

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Private Tour with Fishing, Beer and Whisky

Embark on an excellent day out for up to 7 persons, starting with a convenient pickup from your Inverness or Aviemore accommodation in a modern luxury MPV van. Our journey takes us deep into the scenic Cairngorms National Park, where we arrive at a picturesque private fishery for 3 hours of fly fishing, with various stocked Trout species to catch. Our expert driver can provide fishing basics, and you may also opt for pre-arranged coaching from skilled fly fishing instructors.

Fishing gear, including rods and reels, can be rented, and flies are available for purchase at the Fishery Shop. After the fishing adventure, we head to Cairngorm Brewery for a visit or optional tour, immersing ourselves in the local craft brewing scene. Continuing our journey north, we conclude the day with a visit or optional tour to Tomatin Distillery.

As with all our tours, you'll enjoy a relaxed day exploring stunning landscapes, ensuring cherished memories and a truly delightful experience.

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Mischief RIB Experience

Join the thrilling Mischief RIB Experience for an unforgettable adventure! Venture under the iconic Kessock Bridge, sail through the narrow waters at Chanonry Point, and explore the Moray Firth off the Ardersier coast. The exhilarating journey lasts 2 hours, promising an action-packed ride you'll never forget. Get ready to embrace the excitement and beauty of the Scottish waters on this heart-pounding RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) escapade.

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Inverness, with its blend of captivating history, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality, offers a plethora of tours and activities to satisfy every wanderer's heart. From unraveling legends to exploring the majestic outdoors, the city promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Scottish Highlands. So pack your bags, and get ready to be enchanted by the allure of Inverness.