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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.
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.
The first tour to take you to three top distilleries in one day!
Whiskywheels tours specialise in the wonderful whisky that Scotland has to offer.
This Whisky Trifecta tour - Macallan, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet.
The jewel in the crown of Speyside. Not to be missed.
Macallan is the most sought-after whisky for whisky collectors, here you'll find a huge range of Macallan Scotch whisky to buy and also take part in the fantastic three pillars tour.
Visit the family owned distillery to see what a truly world class family run business can achieve.
Glenfiddich is the world's best-selling single-malt whisky and also the most awarded at the International Spirits Challenge.
The tour and tasting at Glenlivet takes you back in time to how whisky was first made in Speyside.
(please note - we may have to substitute distilleries due to Christmas period opening hours. Contact for details for booking between 8/11-10/01)
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.
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 also visit such famed sites as Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle on the journey to the island, where you swim in the Fairy Pools and spend some time exploring Skye's highlights.
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.
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Highlands on a full-day trip from Inverness to the Isle of Skye. Going with a guide eliminates the stress of planning and ensures you visit the area’s highlights without the risk of getting lost. The day's itinerary includes sweeping views on Skye, as well as stops at Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Ness.
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.
Spend a day tasting Scottish whisky on tour to Benromach Distillery and Glenfiddich Distillery, plus a sightseeing stop at Balvenie Castle and the historic ruins of Elgin Cathedral. Travel through gorgeous Highland scenery on this full-day whisky tour, which includes round-trip transport from a central location in Inverness, and is limited to six people for personal service.
Explore the Scottish Highlands without the stress of navigating on this private full-day shore excursion with round-trip transfer from the Invergordon cruise port. In addition to tailoring the day’s itinerary to your preferences, your guide offers conversation and anecdotes about stops along the way, from Culloden Battlefield to Glen Ord Whisky Distillery. Booking a private tour enables you to explore at your own pace and enjoy your guide’s full attention.
Who Are Historic & Scenic Tours?
We’re locals who love the Highlands as much as we love meeting and showing visitors around our beautiful towns and countryside. We are truly passionate about sharing the culture, history and scenery on offer - which is why we founded Historic & Scenic Tours, catering for groups and individuals looking for tours from Inverness and Invergordon.
What makes us different?
We designed our Highland tours to make sure there’s something for everyone, and that you see the very best of the Scottish Highlands and Inverness area has to offer. Our tours have it all – breathtaking scenery, historical landmarks, famous lochs, castles, gardens and distilleries. This tour will give you a real Scottish Highland experience. Remember to take your camera in case Nessie appears!
Always a personal tour experience - guaranteed
Tours with that personal touch. We only take small groups of 4, 6 and 8 on our tours, which means you always get the very best experience.
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.
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 Fairytale 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 is INCLUDED.
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, visit Loch Ness, home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster at Chanonry Point. Plus, stop at the Clava Cairns (Stones of Clava), Culloden Battlefield, and Glen Ord Whisky Distillery.
Go off the beaten track and explore some little-known, but fascinating, places within easy reach of Inverness. In a small group of no more than eight, visit Carn Liath Broch, the 13th-century Dunrobin Castle, Loch Fleet Nature Reserve, and Dornoch and its impressive cathedral. Complete your experience with a stop at Glenmorangie Distillery for an optional dram of whisky.
Explore the Scottish Highlands without the stress of planning on a full day tour with convenient transport from your cruise ship docked at Invergordon Cruise Port. In addition to navigating, your guide offers on-board commentary and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, from the 15th-century Cawdor Castle to the infamous Loch Ness. The day includes free time for lunch and a whisk distillery tour and tasting (own expenses).
Tour in one of the most luxurious tour vehicles in Scotland with a knowledgeable and passionate Highland Guide. This includes chilled bottled water, Scottish snacks/soft drinks and drams of single malt whisky from bottles I select out of my private collection for those who like a whisky plus artisan chocolates that compliment the keynotes of each whisky.
This activity comprises a relaxing day out around some magnificent and beautiful scenery to the North of Inverness whilst visiting some iconic Whisky distilleries for tastings of the fine amber nectar. Tour is for up to 7 persons and is conducted in a recent luxury van type MPV which gives good levels of comfort and room with complimentary snacks, water and WiFi. Driver is a trained advanced driver and has an excellent knowledge of the locations you will visit. Full Distillery tours (subject to availability)and lunch can be accommodated as required, basically it is your day out and the driver and vehicle are yours for the day.
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.
Historic battlesites, a ruined castle, a 4,000 year old burial ground, beautiful countryside and whisky! This private customisable tour has it all!
First is Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last pitched battle on mainland Britain in 1746. Wander the historic site towards the memorial cairn and see markers of where the doomed clans lined up to fight against the Government forces.
Next is Clava Cairns said to be one of the sites that inspired the Outlander books. It’s a Bronze Age cemetery complex of passage graves, cairns, and standing stones.
Passing Clava Viaduct we'll reach Cawdor Castle (Macbeth anyone?) to explore the castle and the beautiful grounds.
After driving down Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle ruins, you can use the remaining ramparts to scour Loch Ness for monsters! Then its Beauly to a 13th century priory and to wander around this pretty Highland town.
Finally, we’ll head north and its whisky time! We’ll visit a distillery to sample some of the water of life!
Our town guides are all fully trained and insured - and they are local so you'll learn about their lives here and not just the history and heritage of the area. Find out about the Victorian entrepreneurs who developed the town from its Mesolithic origins. Hear tales of giants, maidens, Clan chieftains and warriors and of RAF officers and crew in World War II.
We can vary the route depending on the weather and your inclination to climb stairs or steep hills! We can tailor our tour to take a different route or to end your tour at Oban distillery or Dunollie Castle. The tour 'stops' include far more than highlighted - we pass by many interesting buildings and businesses and we'll spend some time in both Oban Cathedrals - St John the Divine Episcopal Cathedral and St Columba's Roman Catholic Cathedral. And you'll learn about Oban's third Cathedral of Trees.
We hope you will join us on this fun, informative and friendly walking tour of Oban.
Discover the beauty of the Black Isle during this full-day small-group tour from Inverness. Visit landmarks like the Black Isle Brewery, the small villages of Rosemarkie and Cromarty, and go dolphin spotting in the beautiful bay. Learn more about ancient Celtic traditions as you explore this picturesque area of northern Scotland with a maximum of 16 passengers per tour.