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Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise, Castle, and Outlander Tour

1. Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise, Castle, and Outlander Tour

Uncover the mystery of Loch Ness on a cruise to Urquhart Castle on this guided tour from Inverness. Immerse yourself in local history at Culloden Battlefield. Enter the world of the hit TV show Outlander at the standing stones at Clava Cairns. Depart central Inverness and journey to the world-famous Loch Ness. Glide over the lake's shimmering waters on a 30 min cruise to Urquhart Castle. Have free time to explore the 13th-century ruins on foot. Stop to purchase lunch in one of the charming local cafés in Beauly and explore Beauly Priory, which was featured in the Outlander novel series. Enjoy an optional Highland whisky distillery experience, where you can choose to sample a wee dram. Listen to tales of the Jacobite rebellions and the brutal Battle of Culloden, on a visit to Culloden Battlefield. Step into the world of Outlander at the burial chambers and standing stones at Clava Cairns. When you’ve heard the harrowing history that inspired the Outlander story, you might not want to travel back in time to meet Jamie Fraser after all. Return to Inverness in the early evening.

loch Ness, Inverness and Outlander Sites from Invergordon

2. loch Ness, Inverness and Outlander Sites from Invergordon

Our Loch Ness tour from Invergordon promises to enchant, whether you’re a veteran visitor or are travelling to the Highlands for the first time. As soon as you disembark soon as you from your ship at the Invergordon cruise port, around an hour after the ship arrives, you will be met by one of our friendly local guides, who you’ll recognise by their Historic & Scenic Tours placard bearing your Surname. You’ll be escorted to one of our comfortable minibuses, where complimentary snacks and bottles of water will be made available for your tour.Visit some of the most historic and cultural sites in the Highlands starting with Beauly Priory, before moving onto the famous and romantic loch ness and then moving onto inverness to see the the saint Andrew's Cathedral and then onto historic Culloden Battlefield and the sacred site of Clava Cairns, home of the famous Outlander “cleft stone”. Finally, to the Singleton Distillery for a tasting before returning to Invergorden Port.

From Inverness: 3-Day Isle of Skye & Jacobite Steam Train

3. From Inverness: 3-Day Isle of Skye & Jacobite Steam Train

Ride a ferry to the beautiful Isle of Sky. Tour around on a Mercedes mini coach. Enjoy 2 nights' accommodation in a 3-star B&B with full Scottish breakfasts. Hop on board the iconic Jacobite Steam Train. Enjoy whisky tasting at Glen Ord. DAY 1: Head to Loch Ness in the early morning and appreciate the view of the 13th century Urquhart Castle, which is now derelict. See the Commando Memorial, built to pay tribute to the men of the original British Commando Forces who lost their lives during World War II. Continue to Fort William and board the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train. Ride this classic train along the West Highland Line between Mallaig and Fort William and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the west coast. Pass by the beaches of Arisaig and Morar. Finish your steam train journey at Mallaig where you can choose to eat lunch where fish and chips are popular. Stretch your legs and head to Skye. Visit Sligachan Old Bridge and the River Sligachan, which offers eternal youth according to a local legend. Gaze at the spectacular view of the Cuillin Hills. Travel overnight to Portree. DAY 2: Begin day 2 by taking in the natural beauty of the fairy pools. Hear about the island's folklore from your guide. Explore Dunvegan village. Stare at Quiraing, a landslip offering a display of cliffs along the Trotternish Peninsula. Impress yourself with the view of Kilt Rock, a cliff resembling a kilt. See the amazing Mealt Waterfall running into the ocean. Visit one of Skye's most famous sights, the Old Man of Storr, and be amazed by the steep rocky pinnacles dotted along the green hills. DAY 3: Commence your tour on day 3 as you travel from Portree to Inverness. Stop at Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland. Journey to the quaint highland village of Beauly and explore Beauly Priory, a derelict former monastic community which dates back to the 13th century. Go to Glen Ord for a Highland whisky experience. Choose to taste whisky as your guide explains how it is made. Gain new knowledge about the history of whisky in Scotland. Keep going to Culloden Battlefield, the site of the final Jacobite Uprising of 1746. Go to the bronze age burial site at Clava Cairns. See the standing stones, which were one of the inspirations behind the Outlander television series. Return to Inverness early evening.

From Invergordon: Private Loch Ness Tour

4. From Invergordon: Private Loch Ness Tour

Visit one of the most famous Scottish Loch's in the world and maybe today is the day to spot our famous Nessie monster this tour is family friendly and will suit all ages . on our tour you will be Collectd From Just Outside The Main Gates at the port of Cromart Firth tour starts at 8.30am Finishing Around 4 pm This tour starts by heading to Mount gerald a view point of the Cromarty Firth Driving though Dingwall - Conan Bridge - Muir of Ord Your next stop will be Robertsons farm to see the Highland cow before going on to - Beauly Priory - Urquhart Castle - Lochness Exhibition Centre ( Visit the monster for pics ) - Wellington Layby For pictures & touch the warm waters of the loch Culloden Battlefield for the last bloody battle of the highlands 1749 - Clava Cairns ( Time Depending ) 6 HOURS APPROX Tour does not include passes ( only required for entry to Urquhart Castle Passengers Choice to go inside ) This Tour Collects from Invergordon Port

Invergordon Shore excursion, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness

5. Invergordon Shore excursion, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness

Sit back and relax in the confines of a private tour within executive vehicle solely for your use. Travel through the wonderful scenery on route to a variety of locations that are steeped in history, mythical stories and wonderful scenic views. Opportunity to walk the Culloden Battlefield, crossing the lines of where both the Jacobite and the Government forces assembled on that fateful day. Visit the memorial cairn, Clan stones including the Outlander Fraser Stone. Continue the Outlander theme with a visit to the 4000 yr old standing stones at the Clava Cairns. What affect will touching the "transporting stone" have on you? Opportunity relate to the "Thane of Cawdor" as referred to by William Shakespeare as we visit Cawdor castle and its magnificent gardens (admission fee required) walk within the castle where castle staff can provide further detail in respect of the castle itself. Will you be one who witnesses Nessie making an appearance as we travel alongside Loch Ness dropping down to the shores itself. Thereafter head across the Abrichan hills on route to the picturesque village of Beauly. Visit the ruins of the 12th Century "Old Priory" building. Following a walk in Beauly time dependant there maybe opportunity to visit the Singleton Distillery at Muir of Ord where the distilleries wares are on sale alongside the various tastings that they offer. Thereafter head back towards Invergordon and the cruise liner.

Scottish Highlands: Private Whisky Tour with Local Guide

6. Scottish Highlands: Private Whisky Tour with Local Guide

Taste Highland Whisky at its Best From Our Exclusive Highland Distilleries Starting your Day at 9.30am & Finishing about 4pm we will collect you at the main gates at the port of Cromarty Firth First we will had to the Tomatin Distillery for your Tour & Tasting Second its Glen Ord Distillery for Singleton Whisky you can take upto 1 hour here to enjoy the drinks at the bar or shop at your own leisure 3rd its a stop at Glenmorangie you can take upto 1 hour here to enjoy the drinks at the bar or shop at your own leisure If time is available at the end of this tour a optional 4th can be included

From Inverness: Private Highlands Whisky Distilleries Tour

7. From Inverness: Private Highlands Whisky Distilleries Tour

Starting your day at 9am with collection from your hotel you will have a tour and tasting at Tomatin Distillery This is a Highly Recommended Tour Experience the softer side of the Highlands with our award-winning range of light, soft and fruity malts. at the Tomatin Distillery The Legacy Tour Next we visit Singleton Distillery at Muir of Ord you will have 45 minutes here to enjoy whisky and shop at your own pace Glenmorangie Distillery you will have 45 minutes here to enjoy whisky and shop at your own pace if you would like to try a different whisky and if we have time we can include a 4th distillery Balblair is very close to Glenmorangie and offers a alternate taste of the waters of the Dornoch Firth

From Inverness: Private Outlander Day Trip w/ Whisky Tasting

8. From Inverness: Private Outlander Day Trip w/ Whisky Tasting

The Outlander Tour From Inverness Craig Na Dun The Clava Stones Inverness were the story starts for Claire and Jamie Fraser. Lets take you back 200 years to 1743 before the time of the battle of culloden . Let us take you on a tour that migrates Inverness into your outlander series. Starting your day at 8.30am to 9am we will collect you from your hotel Your first stop will be clava cairns you will be able to touch the stone ( Craig na Dun) Fort george showing you history from the time of the jacobites From here you will go on to -The culloden Battlefield -Passing the culloden house hotel -Loch ness & Urquhart castle for photos -Beauly Priory -Glen ord Singleton Distillery To Arrive back at inverness around 4 PM Start your own outlander story with us Our Tour does not include the admissions But it does include a round of whisky to finish the tour at the famous glen ord singleton distillery Slangevar

Inverness: Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness Private Tour

9. Inverness: Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness Private Tour

Sit back and relax on a private tour from Inverness. See some sights from Outlander, like the Fraser Stone and Clava Cairns, keep an eye out for Nessie as you pass by Loch Ness, and discover the historic Priory building in Beauly. Meet your guide in Inverness and head out to Culloden Battlefield. As you stroll through the battlefield, cross the lines where both the Jacobite and the Government forces assembled on that fateful day. Visit the memorial cairns and Clan stones, including the Fraser Stone, featured in Outlander. Continue the Outlander theme with a visit to the 4000-year-old standing stones at the Clava Cairns. Stop to see if touching the "transporting stone" will send you back in time. Continue to Cawdor Castle, driving through the picturesque countryside. Continue your journey, looking for the elusive Nessie as you drive by Loch Ness en route to the picturesque village of Beauly to visit the ruins of the 12th-century "Old Priory" building. If you wish, finish your tour with a stop at the Singleton Distillery at Muir of Ord to sample their whisky before returning to Inverness.

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4.4
(44 reviews)

This was such a lovely relaxing tour. Plenty of stops with long exploring time and little time on the bus. Loved our guide Sonia, giving us lots of recommendations of shops, restaurants. She even made a short shop at a local fair market. Well worth booking this tour!

Enjoyed the tour, the details Fully immersed into the history of the Highlands and also into Outlander.

It was a fantastic day! Seen a lot and what a nice guide!! He told us a lot about the area!!

Willie was the best! The tour was small and awesome! I would recommend to anyone.

We absolutely enjoyed our day with Ian! He is a wonderful guide.