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Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield from Inverness

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USD 89.12
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Enjoy an 8-hour trip to get a flavor of the lush hills and glens in and around the world famous and mysterious Loch Ness. Experience tastes of this unique culture, history and landscape. The small-group tour will be in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus that seats up to 8 people. Relax with your professional, Scottish, kilted tour guide as they take you on a journey to Loch Ness, the Black Isle, Chanonry Point (Dolphins), Glen Ord Distillery, Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns.
  • Discover the sweeping landscapes and scenic lochs of the Scottish Highlands
  • See Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, prehistoric monuments, and a distillery
  • Look for bottlenose dolphins at Chanonry Point
  • Make the most of your local guide on a tour with no more than eight people
What to Expect
Greet your kilt-clad guide and small group in central Inverness and hop aboard the climate-controlled minibus for the ride to Loch Ness. Here you just might catch sight of Scotland’s most famous resident—Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. Admire the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle on the shores of the loch. Your next stop is the Glen Ord Distillery, where you might opt to sample some of the fine malt whisky crafted here. From here, head to Chanonry Point, where you’re likely to see some of the bottlenose dolphins that play in the Moray Firth. At Culloden Battlefield, a must for Outlander fans, learn the dark story of how the Jacobite rising ended. Then travel back in time to 4,000-year-old Clava Cairns, a Bronze Age cemetery. Your guide will drop you back where you began.
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Important Information
Departure Point
7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, UK
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Professional local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry fees to attractions
  • Loch Ness cruise
  • Lunch
  • Glen Ord Distillery Tour and Tasting
  • Entrance to Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Glen Ord Distillery
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Children (ages 6 to 17) must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions so dress appropriately
  • Booster seats are available on request
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If I could award more than five stars to Bill McDonald, our tour guide, I would do so! From the moment he alighted from the van, I knew it was going to be an exceptional tour. Resplendent with an ostrich feather in his cockade, Bill...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lisa M
maninthekilt1, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow, what a phenomenal review for Bill, thank yo Lisa To have a truly life-affecting experience is wonderful and were are very proud we could deliver such a great tour for you. You will remember this tour for ever as it seems each and every...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our driver Billy was exceptional. Very knowledgeable in both history and that of Outlander which most members of the tour were interested in. Having been here for 15 days, this has been the most memorable day here in Scotland.

Date of experience: September 2019
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maninthekilt2, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Billy will be delighted with this great review. We are really "happy" we created the most memorable day of your 15 day tour in Scotland. We love to leave a wonderful memory and lots of things to look back on. Haste ye back

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a fantastic tour with Drew. His insight and historical expertise made this a very interesting and complete tour. We really appreciated the fabulous weather he included for no extra charge. The many local stories made this a most enjoyable and scenic day. The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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maninthekilt1, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Louise for leaving Drew a great review, and your recommendation. It's great you had fabulous weather......a wee added bonus this year as it's been a little wet recently. We are "happy" you found the bus comfortable and enjoyed the pace of the itinerary. Slainte...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our Highlander tour that included Loch Ness, Beauly Priory, Culloden Battlefield, and Clava Cairns with Tony. He's a fantastic guide that shared his passion and love for history and Scotland that captured our attention while not sounding like a history teacher. He...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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maninthekilt2, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review for Tony and our local Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield Tour. We love you felt Tony's passion and love for the Highlands and Scotland. A passionate guide means an entertaining tour with lots of fun facts and history.Thanks for promoting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide Drew conducted an exceptional tour of all the attractions and was incredibly knowledgeable. We had such a great time and am looking forward to another tour soon! Highly recommended!

Thank elizah365
maninthekilt2, Owner at Happy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the fab review for Drew. We love your photos , thanks for sharing them with us. You and Drew look like your having great fun. It's great you will come again for another tour! Slainte.

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10 September 2019|
Response from maninthekilt1 | Property representative |
We can certainly do a tour for you. We can use two vehicles as our vehicle takes 8 persons max. If you go direct to our website you can book the tour as 6 Adults plus two children, then book 1 adult seperately.
Kerri K
6 September 2019|
Response from maninthekilt1 | Property representative |
We don’t go into the visitor centre unless the weather is bad and no it’s not included in the price of the tour. Our guides give you a tour out on the battlefield. We don’t have time to do a full tour around the distillery... More
3 September 2019|
Response from maninthekilt1 | Property representative |
We can't guarantee the weather, but fog around Loch Ness and the places we visit on this tour is very rare. We only do the tour in daylight hours so you can still appreciate all the stops. We hope you book a tour with us
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