Invergordon (Inverness), Scotland, United Kingdom
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Meals not included
This is a half-day tour to Scotland's most famous lake -- Loch Ness. It's also your opportunity to scour the inky waters in search of Nessie -- the world's most famous waterhorse.
Traveling southwest from Invergordon, you'll follow the banks of the beautiful Cromarty Firth. Your panoramic drive passes through Muir of Ord and the town of Beauly (whose name means 'beautiful place'), with its atmospheric ruined abbey. A final descent winds down a steep hill towards the stupendous Loch Ness. This is Britain's largest volume of fresh water; its murky depths conjure up lurid tales of sightings of weird creatures including, of course, the Loch Ness Monster.
Upon arrival at the loch, step aboard a boat for a cruise out onto these legendary waters, learning about its geology, history and, of course, its most famous inhabitant. Have your camera ready -- at best, you'll capture the shot of Nessie that will immortalize you; at worst, you'll have some beautiful scenic photos of the dramatic mountain scenery surrounding the loch by which to remember your outing.
Head back to Inverness -- Capital of the Highlands -- for a brief city tour. The town is brimming with historic sites, including its Gothic-style Town Hall and Tollbooth Steeple.
From here, return to the ship at Invergordon.
Please note: The boat ride may not be exclusive to Seabourn guests. Inside seating may be limited during inclement weather. Bring a waterproof outer layer.