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Best of the Highlands

Price: $150.00
Children Under 4 Are Free
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During this unique tour you will enjoy a leisurely drive through the picturesque countryside of the Highlands with its rolling green hills and charming towns nestled in the valleys. Head to Moray Firth, a triangular inlet of the North Sea that is famous for its 130 resident bottle-nose dolphins. Also on hand are a variety of other wildlife including harbor seals, otters and ospreys. If you're lucky you might get to see the occasional killer whale further out from shore.

You will also visit one of Scotland's many Malt Whiskey Distilleries where you can discover how whiskey is made and how the flavors vary from region to region. The Highland Malts are characteristically heavier and drier than in other regions and may have some salty notes thanks to its proximity to the sea.

No tour of the Highlands would be complete without a cruise up the famous Loch Ness! This loch (lake) has a depth of 755 feet, making it the largest loch by volume in the British Isles. Keep and eye out for Nessie, the legendary Loch Ness Monster!

While on the water pass by Urquhart Castle and discover its role in the Wars of Scottish Independence. This 13th century structure went on to house royalty and then was partially destroyed to prevent its use by opposing forces.

This tour is the perfect introduction to the flavors and sights of the famed Scottish Highlands.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Comfortable walking shoes.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.