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BLACK ISLE EXPLORER

CHASE ME TOUR

For Who?
Explorers
How Long?
8 hrs
From Where?
Inverness Area
How Much?
£480

per bubble (max. 6 people)

Your Adventure

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Chase Me Tours - Pursue and Discover - are our answer to the current situation. Enjoy the benefits of a driver-guided tour on this self-drive socially-distanced adventure.

In your own vehicle, you follow us and our Mini to the most amazing places in the Scottish Highlands. You stay in your bubble, we stay in ours and together we visit popular sites and hidden gems away from the crowds, waiting to be explored.


Lovely Scenery, Fantastic Local Food & Unexpected Twists

The Black Isle, actually a peninsula, is the most fertile area in the Highlands and could just as well be called the local larder: Fields of cereal crops dominate the varied landscape that features historical sites and a wealth of local and artisan food producers such as the Black Isle Brewery, the only organic brewery in Scotland.

We start our tour with a drive along the picturesque Beauly Firth to Wardlaw Mausoleum, the legendary burial place of Simon Fraser, also known as „Lord Lovat of the ‘45” or the “Old Fox”. Just recently, his exciting story took a rather unexpected twist.

We then follow the footsteps of the Frasers into the lovely town of Beauly where we visit the ruins of Beauly Priory with the tomb of the 7th chief of the Mackenzies of Kintail. The cemetery is a real treat for tombstone tourists but if you are more after culinary delights, you will enjoy our next stop even more: We pay a visit to the bad girls of Muir of Ord who make fantastic cake. No need to ponder about this extra slice, just go for it! You are in the „Land o‘ Cakes“ after all.

The back road now takes us into the former SPA town of Strathpeffer where we visit the Pictish Eagle Stone that is linked to a prophecy of the famous Brahan Seer. Through towns, villages and hamlets and with a few photo stops en route, we now head to the tip of the Black Isle into the charming village of Cromarty, birthplace of geologist and writer Hugh Miller. Cromarty is a real gem worth discovering on a stroll and if you are up for a savoury treat, we know just the right place.

We always take the scenic route and make no exception on our way to Chanonry Point where we may spot the Moray Firth dolphins and will hear of the Brahan Seer again. His prophecies are still strong in local folklore and so are the beliefs in the healing qualities of the nearby Clootie Well.

Time for that brewery now! After touring the brewery, we return to Inverness.

Highlights

- Wardlaw Mausoleum
- Beauly Priory
- Bad Girl Bakery
- Cromarty & Hugh Miller's Birthplace
- Chanonry Point
- Black Isle Brewery
- Lovely views & a few hidden gems

Included
Not Included

- Private Bubble Tour for up to 6 people
- Professional Guide
- Slice of Cake
- Beer Tasting

- Transport for your "Bubble"
- Meals / Packed Lunch
- Admission to Visitor Attractions

Black Isle Explorer
Black Isle Explorer
Black Isle Explorer
Tour Times

Monday - Sunday
from 09.00 h

Simply choose a date and time that is convenient to you during the booking process.
If you would like to start your full day tour earlier or need to be back for a certain time, just leave a comment on your booking form.

Starting Point

From your accommodation anywhere around Inverness, Nairn, Elgin or Aviemore.

Further Information

Suitability

Please refer to the tour description and the information in this section to decide whether a particular tour is suitable for you and your group before you make your booking.

Our Chase Me Tours are kept at a leisurely pace and are suitable for all age groups.

Most of our tours feature a culinary stopover to let you experience the Highland larder. Due to current restrictions, this may be limited to a takeaway service.

Walking Sections

Distance:

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Ascent:

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Walking Time:

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Easy - reasonable fitness level required:
Walking over paths and rough ground with some muddy patches and a few short slopes.

Equipment

This is a self-drive guided tour.
You are required to bring your own, fully fueled vehicle that you are allowed to drive (valid driver's license) and have appropriately insured.

Total Mileage: approx. 79 miles / 128 kilometres

Our famous Scottish weather has its reputation for a reason. Therefore, it is always good practise to pack an extra layer and a waterproof jacket or coat on top of your sunscreen and your sunglasses. You may need them all.

Please note that we may not be able to take you on tour if your footwear is not suitable.
In such an event, a (partial) refund is entirely at our discretion.

- Walking Shoes recommended
- Clothes to keep you warm and dry, whatever the weather. We may be exposed to wet and windy weather.
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Water, a packed lunch and snacks to keep you going

COVID-19 Measures

We adhere to the latest government and public health guidance to keep you and us safe and we practice social distancing and maintain the highest hygiene standards on our tours. We have committed to the Good to Go scheme launched by Visit Britain that recognises good practise in following COVID-19 guidelines and have adapted the STGA Good To Go Protocol. For more information on how we implement these guidelines on our tours, please click here.

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Booking & Cancellation Policy

Book your Highland Adventure online and pay by Debit or Credit Card.
Advance Booking is strongly recommended. Online Bookings are closing 24 hours prior to tour start.

If you prefer to pay for your tour in a different way or would like to make a last-minute enquiry, just contact us by phone or email to discuss your options.

We strongly recommend that guests arrange suitable travel, medical, and cancellation insurance prior to their booking.

Cancellations


We know that planning can be a difficult task in uncertain times.
Therefore, we have worked out a straightforward Cancellation Policy for our Walking Tours and Half/Full Day Tours:

 

  • You can reschedule your tour free of charge if things are not working out the way they were planned.

  • If you need to cancel your tour, our simplified cancellation policy applies:

Up to 24 hours prior to tour start

Less than 24 hours prior to tour start

0% of the agreed rate & third party costs*

100% of the agreed rate & third party costs*

*) Cancellation costs or processing fees from third-party providers incurred for the specific booking will be charged in addition.

For further information, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Contact

Any Questions or Special Requirements?
If there is anything you would like to know or discuss before you place your booking, just get in touch:

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