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2 Day Isle of Skye Adventure! Private Tour.Overnight Tours

2 Day Isle of Skye Adventure! Private Tour.

If you would like to be chauffeur driven round the best parts of this stunning island with the best music, the best 'craic' and the best 'food stops' in the Highlands - then this tour is for you. I can take groups from 1 to 8 for a fantastic 2 day Isle of Skye from Inverness Tour.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Tour 5 - Secret Loch Ness, Inverness, Castles, Waterfalls & RefreshmentsDay Trips

Tour 5 - Secret Loch Ness, Inverness, Castles, Waterfalls & Refreshments

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Our tours are specially put together after taking feedback from YOU. We have surveyed your desires and requests and put them together in our tours. We provide a quality experience, with free water, free rainmacs and a guide or driver guide on our minibuses. Our guides will impart their knowledge of their local Highlands and answer any of your questions. Please check the tour times on our website, as the times listed here are approximate. As a general rule tours leave 45minutes to 1.5 hours after the arrival of the ship and return at least 1 hour before ship departure time. Please check our website which has the exact tour departure and return times for every tour. This bus tour from Invergordon features highlights from Outlander, Culloden, Castles, Loch Ness & Nessie! It packs in a lot for one day's tour and is very affordable and good value for money. Entrance to castle is INCLUDED in the £59. Our website contains full details of all tours and booking.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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The Ultimate Speyside Whisky ExperienceDay Trips

The Ultimate Speyside Whisky Experience

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Tour in a luxury vehicle (BMW, Audi, Mercedes) with a knowledgeable and passionate Highland Guide. If you want to really treat yourself book Gavin in his BMW X5 M50d SUV one of the most luxurious tour vehicles in Scotland. The tour includes chilled bottled water, Scottish snacks/soft drinks and if yu book the BMW X5, drams of single malt whisky from bottles select out of Gavin's private collection plus chocolates that compliment the keynotes of each whisky. Everyone has their favourite Speyside distillery so let us know if we've missed out yours and if possible we will fit it into your Ultimate Speyside whisky tour although it might mean dropping one of the other distilleries.
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  • 8 hours
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2 Day Tour from Inverness - Isle Of Skye And The Fairy Pools Overnight Tours

2 Day Tour from Inverness - Isle Of Skye And The Fairy Pools

A 2-day tour for small groups departing from the capital of the Highlands: Inverness. Then heading to the West Coast and to the Isle of Skye: Eilean Donan Castle, Fairy Pools, Neist Point, Old Man of Storr, and Quiraing, just to name a few.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Inverness Bike Tour a 2 hours guided bike tour around the Waterways of InvernessNature & Wildlife

Inverness Bike Tour a 2 hours guided bike tour around the Waterways of Inverness

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This biking tour around Inverness takes you to more places than you'd see on foot and to places that buses and cars cannot reach. The Waterways Tour rides along the River Ness and The Caledonian Canal, making many stops along the way to learn about the area from your guide who has lived in Inverness all their life.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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John O'Groats, Dunrobin Castle & the Far North from InvernessDay Trips

John O'Groats, Dunrobin Castle & the Far North from Inverness

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Check a visit to John O’Groats, the northernmost point on British mainland, off your bucket list on a full-day tour through the Northern Highlands with convenient round-trip transport from Inverness. In addition to navigating, your guide provides live commentary and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, from Dunrobin Castle to lunch in the ancient Viking town of Wick (own expense).
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  • 11 hours 15 minutes
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Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort WilliamDay Trips

Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William

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Take on the UK's highest mountain and experience the best of the Scottish countryside on this 8-hour Ben Nevis hike from Fort William. Follow a guide along rugged trails to the peak of Ben Nevis, and gain insight into the wildlife and geology for which the mountain is famous. Along the way, admire spectacular views over the surrounding lakes, forests, peaks and valleys. Enjoy the feeling of achievement at the top, then perhaps finish your day with a refreshing pint back at base!
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  • 8 hours
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Isle of Skye Day Trip from InvernessDay Trips

Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

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Travel from Inverness to the Isle of Skye on a 10-hour day trip through the Scottish Highlands. Pass through glens and rugged mountain scenery, with stops at Loch Ness, Broadford and the ruins of Eilean Donan Castle, before reaching the purple heather–swathed hillsides of Skye. Then see the isle of Eilean Ban on the journey back to Inverness.
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  • 10 hours
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Cairngorms National Park and Speyside Whisky Small-Group Day Tour from InvernessDay Trips

Cairngorms National Park and Speyside Whisky Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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Spend the day exploring Scottish scenery and whisky on a full-day tour from Inverness to Cairngorms National Park and the Glenfiddich Distillery. Join an experienced guide for a trip through the park’s scenic highlights, then learn the secrets of Scottish distilling at a family-owned distillery that makes the best-selling single malt whisky on earth. This tour includes round-trip transport from Inverness in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach and is limited to sixteen people for a personal experience.
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  • 9 hours 15 minutes
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Applecross Peninsula Day Trip from InvernessDay Trips

Applecross Peninsula Day Trip from Inverness

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Get acquainted with a less-visited part of Scotland, the windswept Applecross Peninsula, during this day trip from Inverness. Get glimpses of the abundant wildlife and revel in the dramatic views of stark Highlands scenery. Visit the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, travel over the steep Bealach nam Ba pass and enjoy some free time in the charming Applecross Village. Round-trip transportation from Inverness in a luxury minibus is included.
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  • 9 hours
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Half day Sea Kayaking around Gairloch (morning, afternoon or sunset)Luxury Tours

Half day Sea Kayaking around Gairloch (morning, afternoon or sunset)

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Enjoy some time on the water and a new perspective on the Scottish Highlands on this guided sea kayaking tour around Gairloch. In the company of guides who paddle the area regularly and know the best places to spot wildlife, you are likely to see seals, otters, and seabirds. Includes all equipment and suitable for all levels of experience; if you have done some kayaking before, your guide can adapt your tour to make it a little more adventurous if you wish.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Steall Falls Guided HikeHiking & Camping

Steall Falls Guided Hike

Our tour will take you to the hidden side of Glen Nevis, our experienced local guides know all about the history of the Glen and where to get the best views. We can tailor the walk to your needs, either following the main path or for a little more excitment we can take the old drovers path up the side of the gorge. The views are spectacular and if we choose to cross the bridge and head back a different way we will have the chance to visit Samuels Cave on our way back to the start.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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Guided Fly fishing for Trout in Scotland4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Guided Fly fishing for Trout in Scotland

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Anglers that want to cast a line in Scotland should look no further than this fly fishing adventure in Inverness. Choose a convenient start time and join your host to explore the area's famed lochs, glens, and rivers, which are known as premier fly fishing destinations. You can wade for brown trout, enjoy lunch, and leave the planning to your guide—all you need to do is enjoy the adventure.
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  • 1 to 5 days
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  • 1 to 5 days

Wildlife Cruise from John O'GroatsDay Cruises

Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats

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Set sail for a scenic summer cruise from John O'Groats, Scotland’s northernmost point, and enjoy wildlife spotting along the windswept Pentland Firth. Keep a lookout for Atlantic grey seals, puffins, porpoise and whales as you pass by dramatic sea cliffs and deserted islands on the boat ride, then watch as flocks of guillemots, arctic skuas, and kittiwakes swoop overhead.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Alternative Loch Ness Tour by Secret HighlandsDay Trips

Alternative Loch Ness Tour by Secret Highlands

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Discover many of the Scottish Highlands’ highlight attractions—as well as locals-frequented areas that many tourists miss—on this full-day tour from Inverness. Meet in the city center, and set off with just a small group for company. Visit scenic Loch Ness and Glen Affric, and explore Plodda Falls: one of Scotland’s tallest waterfalls (take a plunge, if you wish). You’ll also drop by charming villages, will stop for refreshments (own expense), and more.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Historical Tour and Seafood Experience Dining Experiences

Historical Tour and Seafood Experience

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This tour goes to places off the beaten tourist track and our knowledge guide provides a unique insight to local history the area and culture. The tour ends with a seafood experience where fresh seafood is served in an al fresco location. A brief talk will be given on the types of seafood local to the area how they are caught and how they are cooked.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Ben Nevis Guided walksPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Ben Nevis Guided walks

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Your Guide will accompany you up and down the Ben Nevis Mountain path. They are there to provide you with advice and information about the path and the history and nature of Ben Nevis. Your Guide will know the mountain well and will be fully qualified and insured for the activity that they are leading.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
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Ben Nevis summit walk via the Classic Route, bespoke guided experience.Hiking & Camping

Ben Nevis summit walk via the Classic Route, bespoke guided experience.

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Our Guides have a great safety record and a wealth of local knowledge about the mountain, its history and wildlife. You'll hear the ancient tales of curses, lost battles and the baby who was hidden in a cave from the Clan enemies. This is a private booking just you and those you chose to bring with you. You can have up to12 people in your group.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Highland FlingLuxury Tours

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Highland Fling

Explore Highland distilleries and sample the region's distinctive malts and blends. You'll find some of whisky's most famous names here - and some of its most fiercely individual spirits. This adventure is designed to allow whisky enthusiasts time to savour their favourite tipple at the very location where it is made. We make our way into the Highland whisky and explore the Scottish Highlands taking in some of the country's most iconic landscapes, spectacular mountains, possibly even snow capped. Scotch experiences are carefully crafted to give malt whisky fans an excellent introduction to this whisky region. My aim is to always ensure that we create memories that last a lifetime.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
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Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns and Fort George TripDay Trips

Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns and Fort George Trip

Please remember that all our tours include any admission costs for attractions so although you may see the same trip advertised for less it will not include any fees and it is very important that you contact us shortly before you intend to actually travel to Inverness! Check out our website: hector-highland-tours.co.uk for details of how to get in touch with us. We want every guest to experience the beauty and stunning scenery of our fantastic country! We know every new destination comes with its own set of thrills and fears! Our very experienced guides provide safety while you explore, and introduce you to places and sights you may never have seen on your own! Our itineraries are set with you in mind, so you have a reasonable amount of time in each place and squeeze the right amount of sightseeing into your day. One thing I can guarantee you is that you will never have a better time and make memories you will treasure forever!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Survive the HighlandsHiking & Camping

Survive the Highlands

These are just some of the many skills you will gain during ‘Survive the Highlands' Build & light a fire from scratch Make emergency signal fires Build a lifesaving emergency shelter and put it to the ultimate test! Learn how to use a knife in a variety of survival situations safely Learn to tie an array of survival & lifesaving knots Develop navigation skills and basic map to ground techniques Use Astro Navigation skills to complete a night exercise Forage for wild food, grubs, insects Wilderness first aid & emergency casualty evacuation training Collect, filter and clean dirty water Build a raft Prepare and cook wild food Experience extreme weather conditions Cross a range of difficult terrain (rocks, rivers, mountains & gorges)
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  • 5 days
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Winter Mountaineering Skills, become confident with ice axe and cramponsHiking & Camping

Winter Mountaineering Skills, become confident with ice axe and crampons

Coaching in winter mountaineering skills in the stunning Scottish Highlands. You will even get a 4K professionally edited video of your adventure so you can keep more than memories
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  • 1 day 8 hours
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Speyside and Moray Self Guided Cycle TourBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Speyside and Moray Self Guided Cycle Tour

Start and end in Inverness! With the self-guided cycling tour Speyside and Moray Self Guided Cycle tour, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Inverness, Scotland and 5 other destinations in Scotland. Speyside and Moray Self Guided Cycle tour includes accommodation as well as meals, transport.
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  • 8 days
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Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe. One of the most beautiful peaks in Scotland.Hiking & Camping

Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe. One of the most beautiful peaks in Scotland.

This is a chance to experience the majesty of the one the most iconic mountains in Scotland first hand with a friendly and experienced mountain leader. You'll hike to the summit(s) through amazing scenery and have a chance to see beautiful views in all directions, including the settings for many film sets such as Harry Potter, Skyfall and Highlander The challenge is tough at times but achievable to anyone with reasonable fitness.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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