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Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness

Check out the Isle of Skye on a day trip from Inverness. With a Scottish local in a kilt as your driver-guide, you’ll discover the history behind the island plus some famous landmarks along the way. Pass Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, then cross Skye Bridge to spend time on the island itself. Visit the town of Portree, travel through the Cuillin mountains, and discover beguiling natural sights such as the Old Man of Storr. Numbers are limited to just eight people for a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats

Escape the mainland for a full-day tour of the far-flung Orkney Islands from John O’Groats. Journey by ferry across the Pentland Firth to the wind-swept Orkney archipelago, bursting with postcard-perfect natural vistas and mystical landmarks. With a local guide, cruise along the Churchill Barriers to visit villages steeped in Viking mystery like 5,000-year-old Skara Brae and landmarks like the Lamb Holm Italian Chapel and St. Magnus Cathedral.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness

Take an Orkney Islands tour of top attractions on this day trip from Inverness. You’ll travel by coach through Scotland’s dramatic North Highlands and ferry across the Pentland Firth from John O’Groats. Cross the Churchill Barriers and Scapa Flow to the Ring of Brodgar and Standing Stones of Stenness — part of the Neolithic Orkney World Heritage site. Your guide also takes you to the stone-age village of Skara Brae and the 12th-century St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. Note: This tour operates during the summer months.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield from Inverness

Immerse yourself in Scotland’s spectacular natural landscapes on a day tour of the Scottish Highlands from Inverness. In a small group limited to eight, you’ll visit Loch Ness, home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster, and observe bottlenose dolphins at Chanonry Point. Plus, you’ll stop at the Clava Cairns (Stones of Clava), Culloden Battlefield, and Glen Ord Whiskey Distillery.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Tour 2) Bus tours for cruise ships docking at Invergordon, Scottish Highlands

Save hours researching and planning a Scottish Highlands itinerary, and go on an action-packed bus tour instead. Starting from Invergordon, travel with ease between dispersed sites including Clava Cairns, Culloden, Loch Ness, Inverness Castle, Urquhart Castle, and Beauty Priory. It’s the ideal tour for travelers with limited time who want to see multiple highlights in a day.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Full Day Small Group Tour from Inverness

Visit Eilean Donan Castle and the spectacular Isle of Skye on a full-day trip from Inverness, and explore an iconic Scottish landscape of wind-swept valleys, rock formations, and coastal cliffs. Travel in a luxurious mini-coach, following a route through the mountains of Wester Ross on your way to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye, then visit the island’s highlights with an experienced guide. This 12-hour tour departs from central Inverness, and it’s the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to the Isle of Skye.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Best of the Scottish Highlands Tour from Inverness: Black Isle, Loch Ness and Scotch Whisky

Celebrate Scotland’s gems with a full-day Highlands and whisky tour from Inverness. Visit the hilly Black Isle peninsula, speckled with prosperous farms, the ancient village of Cromarty and Chanonry Point to watch playful bottlenose dolphins. Honor the historic whisky-producing region with a stop at Glen Ord Distillery for a tour and sample. Cap your day at Loch Ness for a chance to spot the elusive monster, Nessie.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Outlander Experience in the Scottish Highlands from Inverness

Discover filming locations from the hit TV show Outlander on this private full-day tour from Inverness and benefit from the inside knowledge of a local guide. Marvel at historic sites such as the Clava Cairns and Culloden Battlefield; admire natural scenery including the Monadhliath Mountains, Loch Ness, and Fraser Cave; and visit Urquhart Castle, Beauly, and Castle Leoch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Glenfinnan and Glencoe 8 Seater Tour from Inverness

From ancient ruins to cinematic landscapes, Loch Ness to Ben Nevis, see the Scottish Highlands’ key sights in the space of a single day. With just a small group for company, you’ll travel by climate-controlled bus, and will trade the bustle of Inverness for the beauty of the countryside. Visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, see the Glenfinnan Viaduct (made famous in the Harry Potter films), and more.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Isle of Skye Explorer from Inverness

Take a break from the city on a full-day trip through the Isle of Skye with convenient round-trip transport from central Inverness. In addition to navigating, your guide offers commentary about the area’s top landmarks, including Eilean Donan Castle, Portree, and the Old Man of Storr. Bring your camera: This trip offers endless panoramic views of Scotland’s natural landscape.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour from Inverness

We leave behind the ‘Capital of the Highlands’, for a full-day adventure to the magical Isle of Skye. We drive along the world-famous Loch Ness - home of the elusive monster – and onwards through the mountains towards the west coast. Majestic mountains give way to vast sea lochs, once used by Vikings as an access route to our lands. We stop at the romantic Eilean Donan Castle with time for you to explore inside.After crossing the Skye Bridge, learn about the island’s myths and legends, as well as the true tales of rival clans and a fugitive prince. Enjoy lunch in the main town of Portee and visit the colourful harbor. Explore the Isle of Skye’s stunning coastline, and marvel at the Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls, and Kilt Rock. Take in the last of Skye’s otherworldly landscape as we drive through the Highlands back to Inverness.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Isle of Skye, Fairy Pools, and Eilean Donan Castle Day Trip From Inverness

Head for Scotland's Isle of Skye and skip the hassle of driving or booking transportation on this jam-packed, full-day guided tour from Inverness. Traveling by minibus, you'll also visit such famed sites as Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle on the journey to the island, where you will swim in the Fairy Pools, enjoy a packed lunch or dinner, and spend some time exploring Skye's highlights.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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1 Day Speyside Malt Whisky Tour from Inverness

Get an in-depth taste of the products of Scotland's famed whisky-producing Speyside region, without the worry of having to drive anywhere. This guided tour takes you from Inverness to three different distilleries where you are guaranteed to skip the lines and so spend more time exploring and sampling single malts. Includes tours of Benromach Distillery, Glenlivet, and Speyside Cooperage, as well as shorter stops at Macallan and Glenfiddich.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Tour 1) Bus tours for cruise ships docking at Invergordon, Scottish Highlands

As a general rule tours leave 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.Tours offered based on Outlander and Fairy Tale Castle themes as well as historic value. It packs in a lot for one day's tour and is very affordable and good value for money. Entrance to Dunrobin castle or whisky tasting or distillery tour IS INCLUDED in the price of £59. If you want to book more than one then you need to email us and it is an extra £10 for each one.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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2 Day Isle of Skye Explorer Tour from Inverness

Escape Inverness and embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning Scottish Highlands to the enchanting Isle of Skye. Our two day adventure takes in some of Scotland’s most iconic sights, with non-stop stunning scenery along the way. Start your experience with an optional cruise on Loch Ness to the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Sit back as we drive the wildly beautiful road to Skye; winding through Glen Shiel, passing Eilean Donan Castle, and crossing the Skye Bridge to reach our island destination. Marvel at the Cuillin Mountains, on route to the magical Fairy Pools, before settling for the night in the pretty town of Portree. Listen to myths and legends, as we drive across the island’s otherworldly landscape, stopping at the Quiraing, Kilt Rock, Lealt Falls, and the Old Man of Storr. We leave the island in the afternoon and arrive back into Inverness early evening.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Loch Ness, Whisky and Outlander Day Tour from Inverness

Get out of town and into the scenic countryside—without the hassle of driving—on this guided tour from Inverness. Head for the famed Loch Ness, where you will have the option to join a cruise to the ruins of Urquhart Castle or to explore the nearby village of Drumnadrochit. Enjoy some free time in Beauly, visit Culloden battlefield, and join an (optional) tour of a whisky distillery.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3 Day Orkney Explorer from Inverness

Our three day Orkney tour from Inverness takes in the best the island has to offer! See Neolithic sights such as Skara Brae, The Ring of Brodgar, Maeshowe, the Italian Chapel and more
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Loch Ness and the Highlands tour from Inverness

Loch Ness is Scotland’s most famous loch. Spend a day Nessie-hunting, take a cruise on the mysterious loch, explore the village of Fort Augustus, visit the ruined loch-side Urquhart Castle, admire the Falls of Foyers and wander along Dores Beach on this fantastic one day Loch Ness tour from Inverness!
  • Duration: 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours 45 minutes
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Inverness Local Day Tour

All our guests are first class, we work hard to make this trip the highlight of your holiday. No group larger than 8 so everyone get attention, we don’t keep you locked in a van all day and offer many opportunities to get out and explore in your own. To take a tour with us is all about YOU!
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William

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!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Speyside Whisky 8 Seater Bus Tour from Inverness

Speyside is widely considered the home of Scottish single malt whisky, with historic distilleries using only the freshest local produce in time-honored tradition. On this tour, visit four Speyside distilleries from Inverness—with your guide at the wheel—and sample the diverse single malts in production. Enjoy sweeping views over the Spey Valley countryside, and find out how whisky has been made the traditional Scottish way here for centuries.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Ultimate Loch Ness Outlander Group Tour

This group tour heads straight to Urquhart Castle to beat the cruise crowds so that you can enjoy one of Scotland's most historic castles. You will then take a Jacobite cruise from the dock at Urquhart Castle which is without doubt the best way to experience Loch Ness and the Great Glen. Also included on this tour is Inverness, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre and Clava Cairns.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Best of Inverness and the Highlands by Spirit Journeys Worldwide

Make the most of your limited time and skip the hassle of driving or planning public transport routes on this guided tour from Inverness into the Highlands. Travel north to Dochgarroch for a 1-hour cruise up Loch Ness to Glen Urquhart Castle. Upon arrival at the castle, you have some time to explore its magnificent ruins and learn about the history of this strategic fortress. Your tour concludes with a walk through Inverness to explore its hidden corners and historic sites.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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