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The Best of the Black Isle Day Tour

From £29 per adult

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April — October

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Bottlenose dolphins, organically brewed beer, and cute coastal villages: this tour explores the best-kept secrets of northern Scotland.

You leave Inverness behind and head straight for the brewery. Tasting beer before noon is a great wee novelty, and the Black Isle Brewery’s ethical beliefs and home-grown flavours are fantastic to learn about.

After you’ve soaked up the local flavours, you take the short drive to Rosemarkie. This wonderful wee village offers you a chance to learn about ancient Pictish art and take in fresh sea views.

The journey then takes you to the equally picturesque village of Cromarty. There are plenty of things to do here. You can eat at a local restaurant, go shopping in the delightful arts and crafts shop, or visit the birthplace of the famous geologist, Hugh Millar.

Your next stop is an example of a strange, ancient Celtic tradition. It’s a small well in a forest where people leave offerings for spirits, gods, and wishes. You can leave something yourself, but please make sure it’s biodegradable and doesn’t damage the local environment. 

Before heading back to Inverness, you have a chance to go dolphin spotting with ‘Dolphin Spirit’. Their boat is specially designed to limit disruption for the dolphins, the friendly guides tell you incredible facts about the wildlife, and the dolphins are active and use the beautiful firth as a nursery for their calves. It’s an essential Black Isle experience; but if you have other plans, you can skip this option, and we’ll take you back to Inverness earlier. 

Contact details

Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd
6 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH1 3EG
Starting
Inverness Inverness City Centre
Length
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide Small coach
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Beer Food and drink History Landscapes Wildlife

Tour prices

From

  • £29 Per Adult
  • £26 Per child
  • £26 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour company information

Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd

Our award-winning small-group tours take care of details and ensure you and your driver-guide’s adventures are free from the things that make travel less lovable. Here’s how we deliver travel experiences you’ll love: ✔ You learn from the best storytellers. ✔ You explore in top of the range 16 seat mini-coaches. ✔ You support the local communities. ✔ You make your trip your own. ✔ Guaranteed departures: you book, you go. ✔ Guaranteed experience or your money back.

Opening times

Daily 07:30 - 22:00

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