The Inverness area is spoiled for activities. Best known as the “Capital of the Highlands”, this city is surrounded by countless historical treasures that place it at the heart of Scottish history.
Visit the final resting place of Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army, a desolate stretch of moorland at Culloden which looks much as it did in 1746 when Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite Uprising was finally crushed; explore the impressive fortifications of Fort George, one of the most outstanding fortifications in Europe built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden as a secure base for King George II’s army; and discover Cawdor Castle, known for its literary connection to Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Located between Aberdeen and Inverness by the banks of the River Spey, Speyside is home to the highest concentration of distilleries in Scotland. The most significant Speyside distilleries are dotted around the “Malt Whisky Capital of the World”, Dufftown, of which you will visit Glenlivet and Glenfiddich.
Through the day you will enjoy an in-depth local insight into the process behind producing Scotland’s famous golden spirit. The contrasts between today’s distilleries will provide a taster of the vast range of whiskies available in Scotland and the differences in the distilling processes.
Your days journey will take you the full length of Loch Ness and through some beautiful Scottish landscapes. You’ll experience a breath-taking journey that takes you along the Caledonian Canal and, of course, across the legendary waters of Loch Ness.
This beautiful loch located near Inverness is shrouded in mystery. Tales of a large monster living deep beneath the dark expanses of Loch Ness have circulated the world since the first photograph emerged in 1933.
Cruise the mysterious waters of Loch Ness, hop ashore for a visit to explore historic Urquhart Castle and its turbulent past, and enjoy a stroll around the historic and scenic hamlet of Fort Augustus.