Explore the Highlands

Tours

Need help in planning your stay in Inverness? We are here to help. We have selected for you the very best tours and activities you can find in the area. Whatever you are an “outdoor guy” or a an Outlander fan, we’ve got you covered.

Our Favourites

ISLE OF SKYE TOUR

Summer Tour Duration: 11 Hours – Lunch and entrance fees NOT included in the price – Suitable for children 6-15 years – (bookable directly through our website)

Our fantastic Isle of Skye day trip is an essential on any visit to the Highlands of Scotland. The Isle of Skye Tour leaves Inverness on a daily basis, passing through Loch Ness (with a view of the magnificent Urquhart Castle) and the breath-taking scenery of the West Highlands. Stop to gaze on the splendour of Eilean Donan Castle before taking in some of the most world-renowned landmarks on the Isle of Skye itself. Our tour takes in the Cuillin mountains, Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing. On the return journey, enjoy views of the dramatic and sublime Cuillin Mountain range from a different perspective, before visiting Kyle of Lochalsh.

LOCH NESS AND CULLODEN

Tour Duration: 8 Hours – Lunch and entrance fees NOT included. – Suitable for children 6-15 years (bookable directly through our website)

This tour includes all the best “must sees” around the Highland capital of Inverness. Discover the mysteries of the world renowned Loch Ness, and keep an eye out for it’s most famous resident, Nessie the Loch Ness Monster! Take in the emotive atmosphere at Culloden Battlefield, where the last pitched battle on British mainland soil, the Battle of Culloden, was fought in 1746. Walk through the ancient standing stones and view the split stone at Clava Cairns, and enjoy a dram or two at Glen Ord Distillery, just a few of the highlights on our Loch Ness & Culloden Battlefield Tour.

WHISKY TOUR

Duration 8 hours – Not suitable for children – Lunch, entrance fees, tour admission and whisky tastings are NOT included. Enquire here

Speyside, the home of single malt whisky, boasts the greatest concentration of distilleries in Scotland. The abundance of pure spring water and fertile lands (thanks to the River Spey) makes the region rich in natural ingredients. This is a great starting point for producing the finest single malt whisky, and an even better place for us to start our tour!

Our Speyside distillery day tour from Inverness will first visit Glen Moray Distillery in Elgin, which has been producing malt whisky since 1897. Enjoy a tasting of their recently launched Elgin Heritage range, comprising of a 12, 15 and 18 year old single malt.

GLENFINNAN VIADUCT (Harry Potter train) and GLEN COE TOUR

Tour Duration: 10 Hours – Lunch and any entrance fees/tour admissions NOT included in the price – suitable for children 6-15 years – enquire here

Explore the Great Glen further, following the route of the Caledonian Canal past Loch Ness side and into the spectacular West Highlands, on our Glenfinnan & Glencoe Tour. Visit the beautiful but haunting Glencoe, so steeped in history and legend, and explore the mighty mediaeval stronghold Old Inverlochy Castle. Wander to the shores of the stunningly beautiful Loch Shiel, passing the Glenfinnan Memorial, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his banner in 1745. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of the Jacobite train (which doubles as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies) as it steams across the Glenfinnan Viaduct, a popular movie location that features in several films? On the return to Inverness, take in awesome views of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, and stop to gaze over the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle. All of this and more on this fun packed day…what are you waiting for?

OUTLANDER TOUR

Tour Duration: 8 hours – Entrance fees and lunch NOT included in the price – Not suitable for children – enquire here

For those that love Outlander, why not feed your passion by travelling though the lands of the Frasers of Lovat, visit some of the film locations and immerse yourself in the spirit of the Highlands on our Outlander Highlands Tour. Visit the Wardlaw Mausoleum and enter the burial chamber of the clan chiefs of the Frasers of Lovat. Touch the 4000 year old standing stones (and split stone) at Clava Cairns, before walking into history at the emotive Culloden Battlefield. Finally, wander around the replica 18th century reconstruction village that was used as a location in the Outlander television series (1st season) at the Highland Folk Museum.

HORSE BACK RIDING & PONY TREKKING

Family friendly – enquire here

Trek through the parts of the Highlands not usually seen, stunning scenery and total isolation.

Take home photographs of the scenery and wildlife that your friends who have been coming to Scotland for years will be envious of.

Pony trekking from Cougie is a wonderful experience for riders of all abilities.

DOLPHIN CRUISE

(bookable directly through our website) Suitable for children

A comfortable, family friendly, easy access trip around the Inner Moray Firth. Accompanied by a specialist guide giving full commentary. Wheelchair accessible.

DOLPHIN MISCHIEF RIB EXPERIENCE

up to 12 passengers per sailing (bookable directly through our website) – Suitable for children from 12 years

A fast, adrenaline fuelled trip along the Moray Coast. Under the Kessock Bridge, through the narrows at Chanonry Point and out into the Moray Firth off the coast at Ardersier. And back again!

Two whole hours of Mischief for thrill seekers!

TAILOR MADE TOURS

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