Loch Ness and Whisky


Dolphins at the Moray Firth Dolphins at the Moray Firth
Loch Ness Loch Ness
Glen Ord Whisky Distillery Glen Ord Whisky Distillery
Cromarty - a lovely fishing village Cromarty - a lovely fishing village
Loch Ness - Scotland's deepest loch Loch Ness - Scotland's deepest loch
By the River Ness
See the local hairy coos! See the local hairy coos!
Enjoy a wee dram of whisky Enjoy a wee dram of whisky

The Highlands in a nutshell

Adult Price from £41
Concessions from £38

Tour Description

This wonderful one-day tour provides a real taste of the Highlands. It includes a drive through the scenic Black Isle, dolphin spotting by the Moray Firth, monster spotting on Loch Ness and the chance to visit a Malt Whisky Distillery.

Monster Spotting on Loch Ness...

We will depart Inverness and make our way to the little village of Drumnadrochit which lies close to the banks of the mysterious Loch Ness. Discover more about the loch and its famous resident from your fascinating driver-guide. As you journey along the banks of the loch keep a careful watch, just in case!


Glen Ord Distillery Visit...

Your next stop is in the attractive town of Beauly. The name derives from the French, Beau Lieu (meaning beautiful place) and it was so named by the monks who built a priory here in the 13th Century. Your journey continues to the Muir of Ord where, if you wish, you can visit Glen Ord Malt Whisky Distillery for a behind-the-scenes tour followed by a tasting of the end product.*


Back in Time to the Village of Cromarty...

Next, you'll have time to visit the sleepy fishing village of Cromarty. Here you'll feel like you've stepped into the past as you explore its quaint fishermen's cottages, crow-stepped houses and grand sandstone mansions. This attractive town was the major port for the North of Scotland and its character has been retained to this day, thanks to careful conservation work.


Dolphin Spotting in the Moray Firth...

From Cromarty you'll travel through spectacular scenery to Rosemarkie and Fortrose. These picturesque villages are separated by Chanonry Point which sticks out into the Moray Firth. The Moray Firth is home to a community of some 130 bottlenose dolphins and Chanonry Point is a popular vantage point from which to spot these amazing mammals, we’ll stop here to hopefully spot the dolphins before we return to Inverness.


 Glen Ord Distillery Tour & Tasting: £6.00

* When the Distillery is closed there will be an extended stop in Beauly. 

Please note between 4th September- 4th October the full distillery will not be open. However, you will still visit the exhibition and be able to try some of their whisky.

Loch Ness and Whisky Route Map

Tour Highlights

The Black Isle The Black Isle

Wonderful scenery and fascinating history

Loch NessLoch Ness

Home of the famous monster

Cromarty ExploreCromarty Explore

this sleepy fishing village

The Moray FirthThe Moray Firth

Your chance to see dolphins

Glen Ord DistilleryGlen Ord Distillery*

Try a single-malt whisky

Tour Details

Summer And Winter
Departure Days:
Daily 9th April to 14th October
Thursdays 19th Oct - 5th April

09:15 / 16:00
Reference: Tour No 24

   Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point


Tour Reviews

We had a lovely day touring Loch Ness and the Black Isle. Our guide Chris was a wealth of knowledge.

(gsteen291 - TripAdvisor - September 2017)

Lovely tour with interesting points and stunning views. Thanks a lot!

(Ina Beu - November 2017)

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, it was a fantastic day. Kevin, our tour guide is a very relaxed and caring person who possesses an extensive knowledge of history which enhanced our tour greatly. We will highly recommend your tours. A huge thank you to Kevin.

(September 2017)


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