Going North

Sightseeing with a wee dram

Join us on a superb drive, sightseeing the North East coast with a few drams to warm the soul.

Leaving Inverness around 9.30am/10.30am we head to our first stop Glen Ord Distillery, roughly a 20/30 minute drive from Inverness City Centre. Glenord is famously known across the globe for the Singleton Malt and over 70 different blends. Glenord is a 5 star rated distillery with a great tour and tasting lounge highly recommended or you can just opt for a tasting.

We then travel up the North East coast hugging the Cromarty Firth famous for its deep water port and Oil rig maintenance the rigs lighting up the coast like Christmas trees at night, after a 45 minute drive we arrive in the small quaint village of  Dornoch famous for its historic golf course and the burning of Scotlands last condemned witch. It has some lovely quaint cafes and a museum that tells the historical significance of the pictish people and Viking traders. It is optional to stop for coffee or head next to Dunrobin Castle.

From Dornoch its roughly a 30 minute drive to Dunrobin Castle one of the oldest occupied homes in the United Kingdom - home to Earls In the 13th century and latterly the Dukes of Sutherland. The Castle has a French chateau look and beautiful Gardens which hosts a falconry display twice a day In the summer which is something special to see.

The Castle is fully furnished in the styles through the centuries and is steeped in history which is relayed as you go through the castle room by room.

We then have the option to stop in the castle itself for lunch at the small quaint cafeteria or travel back towards the beautiful town of Brora on the coast .

Last but not least is a stop at the world famous Glenmorangie Distillery, built in 1843 on the shores of the Dornoch Firth it has become one of Scotlands iconic distilleries, fully booked throughout most of the year (booking is absolutely essential for the tour) but tasting can be done on a drop-in basis. Glenmorangie is now the 3rd biggest selling whisky in the world and a favourite amongst collectors and a visit to the distillery is a must.

We then have a 1 hour drive back towards Inverness stopping of for pictures at any sight that may take your fancy .

The whole tour above takes approximately 6/7 hours without lunch so stopping for lunch is purely optional but highly recommended if  sampling some of the best whiskies in the world throughout the day.

Tour Details

Price from: £300-400 per 8 seat minibus (8 passengers)

Duration:  6-7 Hours

Location:  Inverness, Glenord Distillery, Dornoch Village, Dunrobin Castle, Glenmorangie Distillery

Tour Itinerary

Adventure Highland has a very relaxed attitude towards touring in the Scottish Highlands and although all our drivers have over 20 years experience in touring we like to give our customers  option to choose what they want to see and visit on a day trip and go of the beaten track to find those little gems that many tourists never see.

Our tours are designed to let the customer sit back relax and ask our drivers for any Information that they feel is relevant to the history of the area, so we don't have microphones and read of a tour sheet. We provide a more relaxed personable service.

We are happy to work around the customers needs for starting and finishing a tour but as a general rule for a 6/7 hour tour we would suggest leaving Inverness or your location no later than 10/10.30am giving us a finishing time of approximately 6.30pm/7.30pm.

Adventure Highland can arrange lunch and entrance times to attractions before we leave on a tour or the customer can arrange it to suit their own requirements .

Our 9 seat Minibuses unlike other operators have standing room and better leg room and larger viewing windows for your comfort on a long day-trip.

We also endeavour where possible to take you back home on a different route giving you something different to enjoy on the way home.

Tour Details

Price from: £300-400 per 8 seat minibus (8 passengers)

Duration:  6-7 Hours

Location:  Inverness, Glenord Distillery, Dornoch Village, Dunrobin Castle, Glenmorangie Distillery

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