Invergordon

Odskočna daska ka divljini Europe
Muzej Inverness i umjetnička galerija
Jezero Loch Ness i njegovo tajanstveno biće

Pronađi krstarenja Sjevernom Europom

Invergordon

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Kada tijekom vašeg MSC krstarenja siđete na obalu u Invergordonu, bit ćete očarani škotskim područjem Northwest Highlanda koje pokriva dvije trećine sjevernog dijela zemlje i obuhvaća najveći dio najspektakularnijeg kopnenog krajolika.
 
Vjerojatno će vas iznenaditi koliko su neki dijelovi još uvijek udaljeni: ogromna tresetišta na sjeveru spadaju među najopsežnija netaknuta divlja područja Europe, s nekoliko malih izoliranih sela na zapadnoj obali do kojih se još i danas može stići jedino brodom. 

Jedini veliki grad, Inverness, najbolja je odskočna daska za posjet udaljenijim područjima koja odlikuje kombinacija planina, klisura, lochoa (jezera) i rijeka Highlanda te koji je s tri strane okružen veličanstvenom razvedenom obalom. Dvorac Inverness je zatvoren za javnost, ali Muzej i umjetnička galerija Invernessa nudi pogled na društvenu povijest Highlanda, s riznicama i predmetima iz vremena Pikta i Vikinga. 

Kratak izlet tijekom vašeg MSC krstarenja po sjevernoj Europi može također biti prilika da otkrijete Loch Ness. Dvadeset i tri milje dug, nedokučivo dubok, hladan i često ćudljiv, Loch Ness je okružen hrapavim vrijeskom prekrivenim planinama koje se strmo uzdižu sa šumovite obale uz zanimljive klisure koje se otvaraju s obje strane. Njegova se slava nadmoćno temelji na njegovom legendarnoj Nessie, "čudovištu iz Loch Nessa" koji osigurava stalni priljev posjetitelja koji posjećuju naseljima uzduž jezera, posebice Drumnadrochit.  

Tajnovito stvorenje prvi je puta spomenuo Sv. Adamnan u 7. stoljeću, u biografiji Sv. Kolumba koji je navodno smirio vodenu životinju kad je napala jednog od njegovih redovnika. U blizini, navrh stijene na obali jezera, nalaze se ostaci dvorca Urquhart - omiljenog mjesta za promatranje nemani.

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  • CAWDOR CASTLE & INVERNESS approx.
    4.5 hours

    CULTURE AND HISTORY
    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Trajanje
      4 h

    • Cijena za odrasle59Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu42Cijena po osobi

    IVG01

    Travelling south from Invergordon, the tour first takes you along the banks of the beautiful Cromarty Firth before reaching Inverness, known as the "capital of the highlands”. A very brief sightseeing bus city tour then follows, with calls at the Gothic-style Town House and Tolbooth Steeple, as well as the pretty, tree-flanked River Ness. Remaining close to the Moray Firth, which is famed for its dolphins, the tour heads further inland to the village of Cawdor, seat of the eponymous Cawdor Castle. This beautiful traditional medieval castle and residence is closely associated with Shakespeare's Macbeth. Dating back to 1372, the castle is still in the hands of the Cawdor family. After the visit, you will have time to roam through the beautiful gardens: the larger North Garden with its soft fruits, flowers, vegetables and orchards just as the smaller Paradise, Knot and Thistle Gardens, and an orchard planted with old Scottish fruit trees. The uncultivated garden on the banks of Cawdor Burn (Gaelic for stream) leads into Cawdor Forest. The tour concludes with your return to the ship. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Taking photos or shooting videos inside Cawdor Castle is prohibited. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair.
  • GRAND DUNROBIN CASTLE & ROYAL
    DORNOCH (about 4 hours)

    CULTURE AND HISTORY
    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Trajanje
      4 h

    • Cijena za odrasle62Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu45Cijena po osobi

    IVG05

    This tour takes you up the northern stretch of the highland coast, passing through the enchanting, historic town of Dornoch and visiting the magnificently located Dunrobin Castle. A scenic drive north from Invergordon offers a taste of the wonderful countryside in this part of Scotland. You will pass through the pretty town of Tain before crossing the Dornich Firth and continuing on via the fishing village of Golspie, where the Duke of Sutherland's monument can be seen high on the nearby beinn (Gaelic for mountain). Dunrobin Castle dramatically reveals itself at the end of a long, tree-lined drive. The impressive house is the largest in the northern highlands and contains 189 rooms, with a rich collection of fine furniture, paintings, tapestries and objects d'art. Displays include antique household equipment, ceremonial robes, uniforms, arms and a fully functional 19th-century fire engine. You will have an opportunity to stroll in the magnificent park and beautiful formal gardens that surround the castle and enjoy gorgeous views of the sea. The tour also includes a photo stop at the 12th-century town of Royal Dornoch, after which you will return to the ship. Please note: limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. The guide will give explanation only outside the Castle; guests will visit the site individually. Taking photos or shooting videos inside Dunrobin Castle is prohibited. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.
  • LOCH NESS, WATER MONSTERS & HIGHLAND
    CASTLES (full day, lunch not included)

    CULTURE AND HISTORY
    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Trajanje
      8 h

    • Cijena za odrasle92Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu65Cijena po osobi

    IVG03

    A great day off the ship awaits you discovering Scotland's famous Loch Ness, the highland capital of Inverness and two romantic medieval castles on this exciting tour. A scenic route heading south-west will first take you to Loch Ness, the UK's largest inland body of freshwater. The loch's murky depths are said to be home to weird creatures, the most famous of which is the alleged Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. Next up is the 14th-century Urquhart Castle, the ruins of which are magnificently situated right on the edge of the loch. After a guided tour of the castle's modern visitors' centre, the tour continues to Inverness, the "capital of the highlands”, for a coach-based sightseeing tour and a chance to explore on your own and have lunch (price not included in the tour). The final destination is the pretty village of Cawdor and the 14th-century Cawdor Castle, which is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is approached via a drawbridge. The tour concludes with your return to the port. Please note: limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Taking photos or shooting videos inside Cawdor Castle is prohibited. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair.
  • ROGIE FALLS & SILVERBRIDGE FOREST
    WALK (approx. 4.5 hours)

    NATURAL WONDERS
    • Limited seats

    • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

      Difficulty Level
      Strenuous

    • Trajanje
      4:30 h

    • Cijena za odrasle72Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu52Cijena po osobi

    IVG09

    Starting from Invergordon to initially travel along the shores of the Cromarty Firth, a scenic North Sea inlet, you will then head up to one of the most beautiful spots in the Inverness region, the breathtaking Rogie Falls near the small spa town of Strathpeffer. The sturdy suspension bridge over the Black Water River provides spectacular views of the falls and also forms the starting point of a downstream walk through the Silverbridge Forest, with more lovely views of the river and several rapids. As you make your way through the bosky gloom, your guide will point out some of the local flora and fauna, which may include leaping salmon and red squirrels. You will also cross a traditional stone arched bridge that spans the river at Little Garve - the halfway point of your walk. The trail will then take you back upstream to return to the starting point. Next up is a short drive to the pretty town of Strathpeffer, a popular spa town in its Victorian heyday, where you will have some free time to explore on your own. More stunning scenery awaits you on your return journey to your ship, which brings your tour to a restful close. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.
  • SEAFARI & WILDLIFE ADVENTURE
    (approx. 3 hours)

    NATURAL WONDERS
    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Trajanje
      3 h

    • Cijena za odrasle95Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu95Cijena po osobi

    IVG10

    This thrilling seafari and wildlife adventure will take you to explore the incredible beauty of the Cromarty and Moray Firths from the best perspective possible: the water. And to turn the fun factor up to the max, you'll be boarding a special high-speed RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat). Fast and nimble, this is an excellent craft on which to see all the key sights and observe the varied wildlife. Each of these tours is unique and as you travel, an experienced skipper and knowledgeable guide will provide a wealth of intriguing information and amusing anecdotes to entertain you. After a short introduction, the tour starts from Invergordon harbour and will then see you speed your way to the small historical village of Cromarty. As you go, be sure to watch out for marine mammals such as dolphins and harbour porpoise (a smaller relative of the dolphin), which are frequent visitors to the area throughout the year, as well as minke whales, which only come during the warmer summer months. Then, as you head towards the Moray Firth, you will pass bird colonies, coastal cliffs with sheer drops to the water, old defences dating back to WWI and WWII as well as several other points of scenic and historical interest. This seafaring tour comes to a close with your return to the port of Invergordon and your ship. Please note: this tour is subject to weather conditions; wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women or guests with mobility/back problems or who are seriously overweight. The skipper of the boat will offer a commentary during the tour in English.
  • LOCH NESS BY BOAT approx. 4.5 hours

    SCENIC ROUTE
    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Trajanje
      4:30 h

    • Cijena za odrasle72Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu52Cijena po osobi

    IVG02

    Satisfy your inner Nessie hunter on this half-day tour to what is arguably the most famous of Scotland's lakes: Loch Ness. Heading south-west from Invergordon, you will travel along the banks of the beautiful Cromarty Firth via Muir of Ord and pass the ruins of the abbey at Beauly (French for beautiful place) before reaching the wonderful Loch Ness. As Britain's largest inland body of freshwater, the loch's murky depths have spawned many lurid tales and sightings of weird creatures, including its most famous legendary inhabitant - Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. You can find out all about the loch's geology, history and Nessie mythology during a boat trip on the water. Make sure to have cameras at the ready for any monster sightings and to capture the dramatic mountains surrounding the loch. The coach drive to the port will conclude the excursion. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair.
  • LOCH NESS PANORAMIC (about 3.5 hours)

    SCENIC ROUTE
    • Limited seats

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • Trajanje
      3:30 h

    • Cijena za odrasle45Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu32Cijena po osobi

    IVG07

    Take a trip to Loch Ness, one of Scotland's most popular destinations and the site of an abiding modern monster mystery. After leaving Invergordon, a comfortable coach will take you along the Cromarty Firth, a North Sea inlet, for a first brief stop at Beauly en route to the village of Drumnadrochit, whose elevated position affords spectacular views of Loch Ness, the UK's largest body of freshwater by volume. But the loch's greatest claim to fame is its alleged star resident: the Loch Ness Monster, aka Nessie. Thought by some to be one of a small group of otherwise extinct plesiosaurs, Nessie has fuelled the imagination of countless explorers ever since the story broke in the early 1930s. Have your zoom-lens camera ready for a shot of the elusive creature - you'd make history if your photo proved Nessie's existence. The route then continues along the main road flanking the loch, with more stunning scenery before you reach the loch-side Clansman Hotel - about as close as you can get to the water without needing a boat. As one of the prettiest spots Loch Ness has to offer, this is the perfect place to take some more photos before you return to Invergordon. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. To reach the panoramic viewpoint at Clansman Hotel it is necessary to climb steps.
  • CAR WITH ENG GUIDE ONLY

    SOMETHING SPECIAL
    • No guide available

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • Trajanje
      4 h

    • Cijena za odrasle619Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu619Cijena po osobi

    IVG33PV

    CAR WITH ENG GUIDE ONLY
  • GLENMORANGIE WHISKY & ROYAL DORNOCH
    (about 4 hours)

    SOMETHING SPECIAL
    • Drink included

    • Limited seats

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • Trajanje
      4 h

    • Cijena za odrasle55Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu39Cijena po osobi

    IVG06

    A short drive north will take you to through the village of Tain and on to the distillery at Glenmorangie, which aptly translates as glen of tranquillity from Gaelic. The distillery has been producing its highly rated malt whiskies since the 19th century and has long been a global brand with sales all over the world. The fine art of distilling has been passed down through generations of local families that have made up the dedicated workforce. A guided tour will acquaint you with every step of the distillation process, at the end of which you can even try a dram. The next leg of the tour takes you across the Dornoch Firth to the 12th-century town of Royal Dornoch. Surrounded by sand dunes and blessed with an exceptionally sunny climate, this popular resort boasts solid Edwardian hotels, a profusion of trees and flowers, miles of sandy beaches and a championship golf course. The town's oldest buildings, including an impressive cathedral, flank the spacious town square. You will then return to your ship at Invergordon. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.
  • MINIVAN WITH ENG GUIDE ONLY 3 - 6 PAX

    SOMETHING SPECIAL
    • No guide available

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • Trajanje
      4 h

    • Cijena za odrasle649Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu649Cijena po osobi

    IVG34PV

    MINIVAN WITH ENG GUIDE ONLY 3 - 6 PAX

Izleti u  programu daju MSC-ovim gostima samo ideju o različitim turama koje mogu biti organizirane u svakoj luci pristajanja; ovaj program služi samo kao vodič, a izleti, njihovi opisi i cijene bit će potvrđeni tijekom krstarenja.
Program izleta i itinereri mogu varirati ovisno o lokalnim uvjetima i/ili bilo kojim nepredviđenim događajima u povezanosti s vremenom izvođenja izleta. 
 
Neki izleti su vrlo popularni pa ne možemo garantirati njihovu dostupnost, savjetujemo raniju rezervaciju kako biste izbjegli razočaranja. Garantiramo vodiče na engleskom jeziku. Samo za krstarenja Južnom Amerikom garantirani su vodiči na brazilskom portugalskom jeziku. Drugi jezici ovise o dostupnosti. Molimo uvažite napomenu da će na brodu biti potvrđen jezik na kojem će se izlet voditi.

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"Bože čuvaj kraljicu"


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Dalje na sjeveru su nekadašnji industrijski gradovi Manchester, Liverpool i Newcastle koji su danas živahna i obnovljena mjesta, kao i York koji je prepun veličanstvenih povijesnih blaga, ali ono što najviše privlači ljude u ovo područje je krajolik, posebice visoravni okruga Lake
 
Do najljepših škotskih jezera (loch), uskih dolina (glen) i vrhova, kao i do nevjerojatnih pejzaža otoka West Coast, lako se može doći iz Glasgowa i Edinburgha koji nudi možda najatraktivniji urbani krajolik Britanije. I na kraju, krstarenje Ujedinjenim Kraljevstvom neće biti potpuno ako se ne zaustavite u Sjevernoj Irskoj gdje se nalazi njezin glavni grad Belfast i spektakularni Prolaz divova (Giant's Causeway).