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Scotland - Dornoch, Inverness and The Black Isle

Leave ❱ Sun 10 May 2020

❰ Return Sat 16 May 2020

Half Board

Tour Price: £699.00
Single Supplement: £88.00

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Scotland - Dornoch, Inverness and The Black Isle

Enjoy this tour of the lesser explored north east coast of Scotland, taking in beautiful scenery, historic castles, charming towns and villages plus there's an opportunity to see if you can spot the Nessie!  The 'Bonnie' Black Isle is (on a bright summer’s day) not black, nor on any other day is it an island!  However it does it affords the visitor many beautiful views, seascapes, wildlife and places of interest to view and explore.  The  “Isle” is in fact a peninsula strategically lying between the broad expanses of two Firths, Moray and Cromarty.

Sunday - Day 1

We will will pick you up from your home address via Feeder Coach and transport you to the main tour coach where you will meet up with your fellow tour passengers.  From here we then commence the long journey north crossing the border into Scotland.  We will make suitable comfort and refreshment stops throughout our journey as we head to the Normandy Hotel for an overnight stay.  The Normandy Hotel is a three star property that is located in the small town of Renfrew which is to the north east of Glasgow.

Monday - Day 2

After breakfast we continue our journey north travelling along the banks of Loch Lomond and through the pleasant scenery of the Trossachs National Park to Fort William for our first stop.  Set at the foot of Ben Nevis, it has some of the most stunning scenery in Britain.  After a short stop here, we continue to Dochgarroch for a two hour cruise where you’ll experience a breathtaking journey taking you along Thomas Telford’s famous Caledonian Canal and, of course, across the legendary waters of Loch Ness.  We continue north to the Dornoch Hotel for a 4 night stay.

Tuesday - Day 3

A morning at leisure to explore our host resort of Dornoch - it's an historic town boasting a tranquil location, stunning scenery, miles of golden sandy beaches and a sunny climate thanks to its its sheltered position.  In the afternoon we head to the Glenmorangie Distillery for a guided tour and learn amongst other things about the flagship whisky Glenmorangie Original, which is matured exclusively in the finest first and second fill white oak-bourbon casks for a minimum of ten years creating a smoother, rounder whisky.  No Scottish tour would be complete without tasting a dram of this award winning whisky!

Wednesday - Day 4

We meet up with our tour guide at the hotel and then embark on a full day excursion exploring the towns and villages that make up the Black Isle. The Black Isle was once moorland covered in black vegetation; it is not an island but is a scenic penunsula surrounded on three sides by expanses of water, with the Cromarty Firth to the north, the Beauly Firth to the south and the Moray Firth to the east.  We visit Cromarty, before heading to Chanory Point, which is the best viewpoint to catch a glimpse of the Moray Firth's colony of Bottlenosed Dolphins - should they oblige!

Thursday - Day 5

We visit Dunrobin Castle, the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s, home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland.  The Castle, which resembles a French chateâu with its towering conical spires, has seen the architectural influences of Sir Charles Barry, who designed London’s Houses of Parliament, and Scotland’s own Sir Robert Lorimer.  For the afternoon we visit the Highlands capital of Inverness, just taking a wander through the handsome city centre is a pretty enjoyable experience.

Friday - Day 6

It is time to bid the north of Scotland farewell as we commence our journey south.  Making suitable comfort and refreshment stops throughout the journey we make our way to the popular town of Pitlochry for some time at leisure.  Here you will have the chance to explore the town centre or visit the popular visitor attractions of the Dam Visitor Centre, or go and view the famous fish ladder!  Early afternoon we rejoin the coach and continue our journey back to the Normandy Hotel to the north east of Scotland where we once again check in for an overnight stay.

Saturday - Day 7

After a leisurely breakfast we re-join the coach and head back across the border into England.  Via the motorways we head south making suitable comfort and refreshment stops en-route at service stations throughout our journey, as we aim to arrive back in Somerset early evening.  You will then transfer onto your feeder coach to conclude your journey back home.

Hotel Information

Your Hotels

We spend the first and last night of the tour at the Normandy Hotel in Renfrew.  All of the hotel's 141 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, free wiFi, television, telephone, iron and hairdryer.  The hotel has a lift.  Our main hotel is the Dornoch Hotel, set in its own grounds in the Scottish Highlands, overlooking the esteemed Royal Dornoch Golf course and bordered by pristine beaches and forestry walks.  All of the hotels 105 bedrooms are en suite and have a television, hairdryer, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities.

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Additional Information

  • Home Pick up and Drop off
  • 2 nights half board accommodation at The Normandy Hotel in Renfrew
  • 4 nights half board accommodation at The Dornoch Hotel
  • Boat trip on Loch Ness
  • Visit to Glenmorangie Distillery
  • Guided tour of Black Isle
  • Visit to Dunrobin Castle
  • Visit to Inverness
  • Visit to Pitlochry
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About Our Tours

We have been operating tours and mini breaks around the U.K. and abroad for a number of years, and by far the most popular innovation that we have introduced in recent years, is to offer a virtually door to door service. Picking up as near as practically possible to your home in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire means you don’t have to worry about getting your luggage to the coach, and avoids the additional cost of having to use taxis.

By using our small fleet of mini-buses, we are able to keep the pick-up time to a minimum and get you on your tour coach and on your way as soon as possible. This way your holiday starts on the first morning. Once your holiday is over we will collect you again from the coach park and return you home.

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