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Inverness: Guided Walking Tour

1. Inverness: Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a family-friendly leisurely stroll as you explore the history and modern culture of Inverness. Learn about how the city has grown from its humble beginnings into officially the happiest city in Scotland. Beginning at the tourist information centre, your guide will take you through the tales of the town as you discover the city. See key sights including Inverness Castle and Cathedral, the River Ness, Old High Church, Balnain House, and many more hidden gems.

Inverness: Private Secret Hike to the Shores of Loch Ness

2. Inverness: Private Secret Hike to the Shores of Loch Ness

Leaving Inverness down the old "Wade" road and along the alternative side of Loch Ness, take in the spectacular views before you explore the magnificent Caledonian pine woods of Foyers. Pass one of the highest waterfalls in Scotland and learn about the national bard, Rabbie Burns, including how he visited these falls before continuing down to the shores of Loch Ness itself. The track you'll take is only really used by locals, so when the loch opens before you you will more than likely be the only one their to enjoy the atmosphere and views. You'll stay for a while, taking in the calmness of this special place before heading back where some local baking will be waiting for you in the Waterfall Cafe. From there it's back up the loch via some more hidden roads, taking in the typical Highland scenery and wildlife before descending back down to the north end of the Loch at Dores Beach. Take another short walk along the pebble beach to reward yourself with a magnificent perspective of the great glen fault that Loch Ness is a part of. Before returning to Inverness, visit the 4,000-year-old burial chambers of Clava, where you can soak in the history and atmosphere of these ancient monuments.

Inverness: Craigs Speyside Highland Private Whisky Tour

3. Inverness: Craigs Speyside Highland Private Whisky Tour

Be immersed in the stunning Scottish Highland scenery and discover world-famous scotch whisky distilleries on a private customizable tour from Inverness. Following a pickup from your hotel, take the A9 trunk route and head North on what is possibly one of the most beautiful trunk routes anywhere in the UK. Driving through Cairngorm National Park you'll be conveyed onto the Speyside Whisky area where you can visit the distilleries of your choice from Balvenie, Macallan, Glenfiddich, Cragganmore, Glenlivet, Cardhu, Glenfarclas, Benriach, Aberlour, Glenmoray, and Benromach. Decide if you'd like to tour the working part of the distillery, take a tutored whisky tasting, or simply visit the shop and visitor center to browse and perhaps purchase. Spend as little or as much time as you want each distillery or make unscheduled stops at any other attraction as you wish during the experience. Although not a distillery, Speyside Cooperage provides a popular tour showing how they make barrels for the Whisky industry.

Inverness: Craigs North Highland Private Whisky Tour

4. Inverness: Craigs North Highland Private Whisky Tour

Be immersed in the stunning Scottish Highland scenery and discover world-famous scotch whisky distilleries on a private customizable tour from Inverness. Following a pickup from your hotel or the surrounding area, take the A9 trunk route and head North on what is possibly one of the most beautiful trunk routes anywhere in the UK. You'll then go onto the distilleries, selecting your choices at Glen Ord, Dalmore, Balblair, Glenmorangie, and Clynelish. Decide if you'd like to tour the working part of the distillery, take a tutored whisky tasting, or simply visit the shop and visitor centre to browse and perhaps purchase. Spend as little or as much time as you want at each distillery or make unscheduled stops at any other attraction as you wish during the tour.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Craig was an excellent driver and guide. He booked tours and tastings for us and gave us lots of advise on which whiskeys to try and how to taste them. He made an excellent lunch reservation for us and made the whole day really enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this tour

With a guide through the city of Inverness, you will find beautiful places and stories about the history of Inverness and Scotland. Well worth it! Aileen, our guide, did a fantastic job! She spoke clearly and calmly, so that it was also easy for us to understand.

It was a lovely tour with a very knowledgeable, kind and friendly guide. We absolutely recommend it!

Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed our tour of Inverness!

Pleasant visit, the guide was very good. I highly recommend