Aventure-se pelas Terras Altas da Escócia em uma excursão de um dia inteiro saindo de Inverness com um guia especializado. Viajando em minivan de luxo, você irá explorar a área conhecida como Black Isle, lar de uma paisagem incrivelmente árida, mas bela. Visite a pacata aldeia de pescadores de Cromarty, veja golfinhos-nariz-de-garrafa em Chanonry Point e experimente uísque na Destilaria de uísque Glen Ord em Beauly. Antes de retornar a Inverness, você caminhará ao redor das margens de Loch Ness para ver Nessie – uma atividade obrigatória nas Terras Altas!
Great scenic views of Loch Ness, but no Nessie lurking about. Our driver was great and there were only 3 of us on the small motor coach. Glen Ord is a very nice distillery, and the tour guide was spot on. Lunch and scenic views of Cromarty - great! The view of the wild dolphins didn't go as planned - guess the dolphins didn't read the calendar.
Our tour guide, Vicky, took care to make sure we were able to do everything we wanted! We saw highland cows, dolphins, and I could swear I even saw Nessie. ;). The town where we stopped for lunch was fantastically picturesque and we spent just enough time there. The whiskey distillery was informative and fun. Overall it was a worry-free day packed with memorable experiences. We had a hard time knowing what to wear, so just in case you are finding yourself thinking the same thing I would recommend sneakers, jeans, and to bring along a light jacket. Don’t wear fancy shoes because you will walk along a beach and on grating ( at the distillery).
Off we went with our guide Allison in a roomy van. Allison was fantastic, she knew our 10 names in the first 5 minutes and I enjoyed her good-natured banter and her wealth of knowledge. First to Loch Ness where we heard the legend but the monster was on an extended vacation presumably. After the whiskey tour which had been pre-arranged, we had lunch in the quaint village of Cromarty where some of us had Cullen Skink soup which sounds like it's made from lizards but actually a delicious smoked fish. We got our feet wet along the coast as we looked for dolphins. They must have been on vacation too but the Highland cattle were not and no one complained we were having such a good time. Back to Inverness where we received recommendations from Allison for dinner and entertainment ideas. I'd do this all again, and hope to sometime soon.
It is worth of for those who enjoy countriside views, want to see life out of capitals and spend comfortably a day during their stay in Inverness. Nice Black Island sites and really rural atmosphere of villages to enjoy some coffee, sandwich or beer in local pubs. Whisky tour in Glen Ord only basic level, however, enough for most of not deeply interested in, finished with tasting. All tour related information given during the day were practical and interesting. Satisfied at all, but would recommend to tour guides, in general, to take better care of their pronounced english as also not native english speaking visitors can appear on their board from time to time. Thanks for nice day.
Enjoyed the lovely scenery and our guide, Julien, despite a mostly rainy day. We only stopped for a short time to take in the view of Loch Ness but I think I prefer that to the place we passed by - what seemed like a more commercial Nessie visitor's center. Julien, kept up a commentary through the day telling us interesting facts as well as local lore of the places we visited. The distillery tour was great and I felt there was ample time spent there about 45 min. Sally was our good humored distillery guide. I'm not a scotch drinker but this was an interesting tour and I can better appreciate what goes into making this libation! Footwear tip: don't wear thin/ spiky heels as part of it is walking on grating. Stopped in Beauly for a visit to the ruin of what was once an abbey. Julien's commentary did not seem rehearsed and I felt that he was sharing his knowledge with us rather than talking at us. It was like traveling around with a friend! We did not see dolphins near Cromarty but had a very nice lunch on our own and a brief walk on the beach there. By then the sun was peeking out. Again, Julien's stories were entertaining and personable. I would like to go back and spend a little more time in some of these places! Logistically speaking the pick up and drop off point bus station in Inverness was convenient and we left in a timely manner and got back earlier than I had expected. One thing I would encourage is to engage the tour participants with each other - maybe some ice breakers as we begin the tour. The people on the tour were pretty quiet and we didn't interact much with each other. Maybe all of us happened to be introverts that day? Overall a good day - wet but well spent! Thank you, Julien!
A lovely drive through the countryside with a very experienced driver/guide. Information provided on the history of villages we passed through and of some of the myths and legends that abound throughout Scotland.
The tour departed on time and the bus was clean and comfortable.
If you are wanting to see some beautiful country this is a tour for you.
The Whisky tour was very informative and gave me new insight on the process of making the delectable drop