Whether you choose to explore the legendary Loch Ness, ancient castles and battlefields, some of the world’s most famous Scotch whisky distilleries, or the rugged Scottish highlands, your family is sure to enjoy Port Adventures in Invergordon, Scotland. Here are a few of my recommendations to have a unique Scottish experience…
Loch Ness Insider’s Guide and Cruise – The mystery of what’s beneath the surface of Loch Ness draws visitors from all over the world. On this adventure, you’ll discover the legend of the Loch Ness Monster at Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition before venturing out on the lake aboard a sonar-equipped research vessel. This one-of-a-kind excursion dives into the history and folklore of the elusive creature and details research projects undertaken on the lake. Even if the fabled monster, “Nessie,” fails to appear on your excursion, the quest to learn about this giant sea creature is sure to fascinate the entire family. Another excursion, Monster Cake Decorating by Loch Ness, is a fun-filled, hands-on way to bring the legend to life for children during their Loch Ness Centre experience.
Wild West Highlands and Romantic Eilean Donan Castle – Dozens of castles and ruins are within an easy drive of Invergordon. The highlight of this tour is the breathtakingly beautiful Eilean Donan Castle, featured in films and postcards, where you’ll discover fascinating history at this 13th-century ancient landmark. Your journey also takes you to the Urquhart Castle ruins on the banks of the Loch Ness, through the impressive Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer and across stunning loch landscape and the wilderness of the Highlands – home to some of Scotland’s most awe-inspiring scenery.
Glenmorangie Whisky and Royal Dornoch – On this adventure just for adults, you’ll be whisked away to historic towns and get a flavor of Scottish history and culture. First stop is to the ancient Royal Burgh of Tain, an attractive town featuring whisky-colored, sandstone buildings where you’ll visit the Glenmorangie Distillery, which produces one of Scotland’s best-loved malt whiskies. After a “cheers” to your time in Scotland with a taste of the precious golden elixir, the day continues at the enchanting Royal Dornoch, a 12th-century town with an exceptionally sunny climate, surrounded by sand dunes and home to miles of beaches and a championship golf course.
Up next, I’ll take you to Le Havre, France, the gateway to Paris and a port of call on our British Isles cruises as we journey through the English Channel. Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!