From £250.00 Unfortunately, we can not take under 12's
Depart 9.00am Return 5.30pm
Waterproof clothing, sturdy footware, bino's and camera
Our day tours depart at 9.00am from Bank Street bus stop opposite the Mercure hotel and head North on to the Black Isle and Chanonry Point to discover about the turbulent life of the Brahan Seer and hopefully spot our local Bottlenose Dolphins, (the largest of their kind, often leaping clear of the sea line!). From here we will make the short trip to Groam House to find out about the Picts who lived here around 300 - 900AD. These people left mysterious carvings, but little else and we set off from here on a quest to interpret their clues!
We will make our way further North to the tiny hamlet of Nigg to see the first of our 3 very different Pictish standing stones, (June to September will have a £5.00 supplement as we set sail on the tiny ferry, following in the footsteps of St Duthus and the pilgrimage trail undertook by thousands including Kind James IV). From here we visit the Seaboard villages to see the Shandwick and Hilton of Cadbol stones, as well as the Mermaid of the North.
We continue North, through abandoned WW1&2 Airfields, before stopping in Tain, Scotland's oldest Royal Burgh, to discover more about St Duthus and the famous people who made the pilgrimage or sought sanctuary here.
Our last stop is further North again to the beautiful town of Dornoch where you can wander round the 400 year old cathedral, the many fantastic independent shops, learn about the impact of Andrew Carnegie had on the area and view the spectacular beach before we leave for our return journey to Inverness.
We can also accommodate shore excursions!
Chanonry Point looking West towards Inverness