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While visitors flock to Loch Ness hoping to catch a glimpse of its elusive and eponymous monster, Loch Ness—a lake in the Scottish Highlands—is worth the trip even if you don’t believe the rumors. Vast and surrounded by magnificent Scottish scenery, Loch Ness is a popular boating and sightseeing spot.

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Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield 8 Seater Tour from Inverness
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Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield 8 Seater Tour from Inverness

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$93.61
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Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal Cruise from Dochgarroch

Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal Cruise from Dochgarroch

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Seek out Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, on a 2-hour cruise from Dochgarroch Lock. The boat is fitted with a special Nessie sonar, but if the elusive monster doesn’t show up, the area's other sights will charm you instead. Pass along the Caledonian Canal into Loch Ness to see Urquhart Castle, Bona Lighthouse, and the crash site of a World War II bomber. You'll learn about the loch’s history and legends as you cruise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$32.45
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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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 Mercedes 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 full-day tour departs from central Inverness, and it’s the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to the Isle of Skye.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.14
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Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
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Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness

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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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$106.09
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Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness
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Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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Experience the scenic highlights of the Scottish Highlands on a full-day trip from Inverness to Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Loch Maree, Applecross, and the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle, which stands at the confluence of three lochs. Travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach with a small group that’s limited to sixteen people, and learn about Highland history, culture, and wildlife along the way.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.41
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The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness
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The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness

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The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland's best destinations. But, if your time is limited, it can be difficult to squeeze in a trip by public transit or rental car. Skip the hassle by leaving the planning logistics to the experts. This full-day tour takes you from Inverness to Skye where you'll visit all of the island's top sights, including the Quiraing, Kilt Rock and Fairy Pools. Along the way, you'll stop at mainland attractions including Eilean Donan Castle.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$117.32
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The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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Explore the landscape and legends of Loch Ness and the Highlands on a sightseeing tour from Inverness by Mercedes mini-coach. Take an optional cruise across the loch to see Urquhart Castle and enjoy an easy-going walk from Invermoriston to see lush forests and waterfalls. This Highlands tour includes pickup and drop-off at a central location in Inverness, and is limited to fifteen people for personal service.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.88
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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour from Inverness

Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour from Inverness

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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.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.65
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Tour 2 Cawdor Castle, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness

Tour 2 Cawdor Castle, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness

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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.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Outlander Experience in the Scottish Highlands from Inverness
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Full-Day Outlander Experience in the Scottish Highlands from Inverness

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$532.53
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Loch Ness 4 Hour Small Group Tour

Loch Ness 4 Hour Small Group Tour

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We are a small passionately run local business operating luxury Mercedes mini coaches. Our Loch Ness Tour is unique in that it is small group tour that shows you the main sights around the loch as well as little visited stops and only takes 4 hours.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.92
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Best of Inverness and the Highlands by Spirit Journeys Worldwide

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.
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  • 6 hours
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Invergordon Shore Excursion: Loch Ness, Inverness and Urquhart Castle

Invergordon Shore Excursion: Loch Ness, Inverness and Urquhart Castle

Make the most of your time on land with this shore excursion. Explore the medieval city of Inverness, with its cathedral and castle; embark upon a cruise on Loch Ness (famed home of the monster), and visit the ruins of the shoreside Urquhart Castle, which played a major role in the Wars of Scottish Independence. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$209.68
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Cycle To Loch Ness - Self Guided

Cycle To Loch Ness - Self Guided

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Explore Loch Ness at your own pace on this independent 1-day cycle tour from Inverness. Hop on your bike in Bellfield Park and — with your map and directions to hand — head into rural Scotland toward Loch Ness. Head along winding country roads at your leisure and enjoy fine views over the countryside scenery. Spin through the peaceful village of Dores to the banks of Loch Ness, then perhaps enjoy lunch in a local café before strolling along the shoreline. Bike hire, map and directions are included on this tour.
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  • 1 day
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Scottish Highlands from Inverness: Black Isle, Loch Ness, Outlander and Whisky
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Scottish Highlands from Inverness: Black Isle, Loch Ness, Outlander and Whisky

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Loch Ness and Outlander Sites Tour from Inverness

Half-Day Loch Ness and Outlander Sites Tour from Inverness

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Explore the wild and beautiful Scottish Highlands—and even visit “Outlander” filming locations—on this small-group tour from Inverness. Following pickup from your hotel, hop aboard an air-conditioned vehicle and head into nature. Visit the Bronze Age–era Clava Cairns and the Culloden Battlefield. Then, look out for Nessie at Loch Ness before exploring the 1,000-year-old Urquhart Castle. As you go, learn all about Scottish history, and see where “Outlander” was shot.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$118.57
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Alternative Loch Ness Tour by Secret Highlands
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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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US$137.29
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Isle of Skye Day Tour

Isle of Skye Day Tour

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If you only have a day to see the Isle of Skye, don't waste time navigating public transport or waiting around for others. This private tour from Inverness can be customized to fit your interests to make sure that you experience Skye the way you want, whether you are interested in natural attractions such as the Quiraing or Kilt Rock or castles, museums and distilleries.
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  • 10 hours
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Tour 3 - Urquhart Castle, Culloden, Loch Ness, Inverness, incl. Outlander sites

Tour 3 - Urquhart Castle, Culloden, Loch Ness, Inverness, incl. Outlander sites

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Our tour is based on a quality experience from feedback from our customers in 2019. We are a new company who aim to please and our guides will offer you local knowledge and answer all your questions. Our tour will depart 30 minutes to 1.5 hours after the ship’s arrival. This tour is provided in a luxury 4 seater car or a luxury 9 seater minvan. You are guaranteed the personal touch from our friendly and expert guides. If you are a German guest we can sometimes provide you with a German-speaking guide, but usually our tour is in English.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$147.28
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Isle of Skye and the Fairy Pools Tour

Isle of Skye and the Fairy Pools Tour

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If you have only a limited amount of time to spend in the Scottish Highlands, don't waste it struggling with bus timetables or rental cars. This private tour takes you from Inverness to the most beautiful locations on the Isle of Skye, including the Fairy Pools and Talisker Distillery. Along the way you'll make stops at Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lochness 360 tour

Lochness 360 tour

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Learn the local secrets of Inverness on this flexible private tour with convenient round-trip transfer from Invergordon port or your local accommodations. In addition to navigating, your guide offers an inside perspective rarely heard by visitors at each stop on the half-day itinerary. Stop for photos at Urquhart Castle, the Caledonian Canal, the Falls of Foyers, and keep your eyes peeled for the Loch Ness Monster along the way.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Full-Day Urquhart Castle and Culloden plus Loch Ness Tour

Full-Day Urquhart Castle and Culloden plus Loch Ness Tour

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Spend the day amidst the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands, and discover several of the region’s key attractions, on this full-day excursion from Inverness. Depart in the morning via air-conditioned, Wi-Fi-equipped vehicle, and visit the Bronze Age Clava Cairns and history-saturated Culloden Battlefield before stopping by the world-renowned Loch Ness. Then, tour the ruins of Urquhart Castle, which has over 1,000 years of history.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Outlander Adventure, the stones, the battle & Castle 7 to 15 passengers

The Outlander Adventure, the stones, the battle & Castle 7 to 15 passengers

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Come join me for an adventure where you are personally guided around the highlands by a born and bred highland lass and fully qualified experienced Scottish Tourist Guide Association Green Badge Guide Join us as we venture South taking in Beauly, Wardlaw Mausoleum, Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns and Cawdor Castle or Urquhart Castle if preferred. Avoid the hustle and bustle of a larger coach group and tour round the highlands in your own 6 or 15 seat minibus. This tour can be customized to your requirements. We try to get the most out of your day out so departure times will vary depending on your requirements. We will email you to confirm this. While some of the tours are not wheelchair friendly Avril tries her best to accommodate. WHEELCHAIR USERS We DO REQUIRE NOTICE, as we are restricted on luggage space we need to know in advance if you are taking walking aids with you on any of our tours.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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