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Loch Ness and Outlander Day Tour from Inverness provided by Highland Explorer Tours

Loch Ness and Outlander Day Tour from Inverness

Loch Ness and Outlander Day Tour from Inverness
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from €86.44 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5211P27
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • WiFi on board • Local Scottish Guide • 2 hour Loch Ness Cruise to view Urquhart Castle
Exclusions
Food and Drink • Culloden Battlefield Exhibition (buy on site) • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
Duration
9h
Departure details
Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • WiFi on board • Local Scottish Guide • 2 hour Loch Ness Cruise to view Urquhart Castle
Exclusions
Food and Drink • Culloden Battlefield Exhibition (buy on site) • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
Departure details
Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
Duration
9h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness
    Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
    See address & details
  • 1
    Urquhart Castle
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Beauly Priory
    Stop: 70 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Culloden Battlefield
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Clava Cairns
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness
    Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
    See address & details
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Mariela1394
Paisley, UK23 contributions
Fun, relaxing day trip - plenty to see and a wonderful guide!
Jun 2021
This trip is a fantastic way to explore and see a lot of sights in one day. The cruise on Loch Ness was very relaxing and afforded a pleasant view of Urquhart Castle. The schedule was arranged in such a sensible way that we were first on the cruise in the morning and then we arrived at Culloden and Clava Cairns in late afternoon, when it was quieter and we had a chance to walk around in peace. Beauly was a nice spot for lunch and a visit to the priory. I enjoyed the walk to the waterfalls after lunch.

Duffy was a brilliant guide - funny, chatty and informative. He really set an informal, cheerful tone for the day and got people talking. I would highly recommend this trip and guide. Keep up the great work! :-D
Written 16 June 2021
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Matt C
1 contribution
5 stars
Jun 2021 • Couples
Had a great day with Highland explorer. Duffy is really informative and funny. Made the day. Recommend highly
Written 12 June 2021
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Lukas O
3 contributions
Great tour!
May 2021
Great tour with the must see things around Inverness with Fraser, a knowledgable and funny tour guide.
Written 21 May 2021
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Fraser really is a great guide for exploring Inverness and the surrounding area with.
Written 22 May 2021
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Panagiotis S
Athens, Greece3 contributions
Excellent day trip! Great guide!
May 2021
We went on the day trip on 13/05/2021. It was an excellent day trip. We couldn't visit the distillery but they made up with a longer cruise in Loch Ness. Our guide Fraser Duffy was very very good! He was always friendly and knowledgable. Everything visited was very nice. Everything was covid friendly. Highly recommended.
Written 20 May 2021
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Hello and thanks for the review Yes unfortunately distilleries are not accepting tour groups just now but so glad to hear that Fraser and the tour were more than able to make it for it. Thanks for acknowledging our efforts regarding all our Covid protocols as well.
Written 22 May 2021
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jean-marie S
5 contributions
Great day
Sep 2020
We were there on Sept 19th . Great day. Because of Covid, we couldn't do the Whisky visit but Our Fantastic guide, Fraser, did compensate that with a nice bottle from where he lives. As we couldn't do the distillery, we went to that river/cascade where you can see the Salmon going up the river to nest. Loved it
Thanks again. Great day great landscape great guide
Written 26 September 2020
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Thanks so much for the great review! I'm very happy to hear you had such a nice time with Fraser and enjoyed the Whisky from the area of Scotland he's from. And what a bonus to see the salmon up the river! We hope we can welcome you on one of our tours again in future. Best, Tom
Written 27 September 2020
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Michał B
6 contributions
Had a great time around Inverness!
Sep 2019 • Solo
We went on a tour with Connor and that was a great day :) He took us everywhere as planned and even helped to adapt the schedule to our needs. At the end he even offered to give us a lift to wherever we needed (we were a small group of 4). His great sense of humour made it an unforgettable experience. Give it a try :)
Written 30 September 2019
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lindaelane
London, England13 contributions
Don't Miss This!!!
Aug 2019
This may be the best tour in the Highlands. Certainly the best of the many I have taken. Fraser (His real name - and his is a Fraser through his mother's line) was an excellent guide - so interesting and knew so much. The choice of the five main sites was outstanding, just what you would want to see with limited time in the Highlands. Many more expensive tours have "Outlander" in their titles but this high quality tour in a small bus with a great guide is probably better than them. Great bargain. Also, guys, if you do not like Outlander, please come along! Its really about the five main sites, and they are well chosen. For example,. they mention that Clava Cairns inspired the "time stones" in Outlander, but the rest of the talk is on the fascinating history of this amazing and atmospheric site, and you can't visit Clava Cairns in a big bus. For Culloden, yes, they say where the Clan Fraser stone is and what happens there in the books, but they mostly talk about Scottish history. Beuly is georgeous but go to the pub behind the hotel restaurant, the only not-too-crowded and well-priced choice for lunch there.
Written 9 August 2019
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Highland Explor... T
Thanks for your review. It is brilliant to hear you had such a good time on tour with Fraser and that you felt this was a tour both fans of Outlander and those who have never heard of the show can enjoy. We hope to see you back in Scotland soon! Kind Regards, Emma
Written 22 August 2019
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Sharon
1 contribution
Outstanding Tour-Loch Ness Whiskey and Oulander Day Trip
Jul 2019 • Couples
This tour was a highlight of our Scotland trip. Our guide Connor was very knowledgeable and passionate about Scottish history. He also had a very good sense of humor as he and my husband were trading jokes.
We loved the tour of Urquhart castle, the Loch Ness cruise, whisky tour and of course trying to go back in time through the cairns. We highly recommend this tour!
Sharon and Steven from Hollywood, Florida
Written 4 August 2019
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Highland Explor... T
Thanks for your review. It is lovely to hear you had such a good time on tour with Connor and that you could see his passion for Scotland. We hope to see you back in Scotland soon! Kind Regards, Emma
Written 22 August 2019
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GAnne
Bermuda23 contributions
Great experience
Jul 2019 • Family
Fantastic tour, to the different locations. Our tour guide Andy was very informative about the locations and general history of Scotland, he even wears his clan kilt! Highly recommend this tour.
Written 4 July 2019
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Highland Explor... T
Thanks for your 5-star review! It is wonderful to hear you had such a great time with Andy and even got to see a Scotsman in a kilt! Hopefully we see you back in Scotland again soon! Kind regards, Emma
Written 9 July 2019
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arianegoss
East Falkland, Falkland Islands18 contributions
Highlight of our Scotland Trip
We could not have asked for a better day! Connor was an excellent and very informative guide. By taking part in this tour we managed to get to places we wouldn’t have seen if we had explored the area on our own. We would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see numerous sides of Scotland!
Written 15 June 2019
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Highland Explor... T
Thanks for your 5-star review! It is lovely you felt you could explore parts of Scotland with us that you wouldn't have found yourself. I am sure Connor will appreciate your feedback! Kind Regards, Emma
Written 18 June 2019
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Wonderful
Amazing experience! Our tour guide was Rich, he kept us engaged during the whole trip, we listened to his stories a
Patrick G
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Brilliant days tour
Our tour driver Rich , made a long tour hugely interesting .He clearly knew so much especially as our tour deve
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Exceptional experience! A must visit!
The whole trip was amazing! The staff was friendly, talkative and made us fall in love with Scotland and Scottish p
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The best day trip!
It was perfect. Rich is the best tour guide. Great experience. 100\10 would recommend. Unforgettable day!!!
jefftW7089SK
jefftW7089SK
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Highly recommended
Just finished the Loch Ness tour with guide/driver Rich. The tour covers a huge distance but did not seem like it.
florev346
florev346
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Long but worth it
Extensive day trip with gorgeous views! I really enjoyed my time on the coach driving north and to the west coast.
Terepal
Terepal
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Great experience, wonderful guide and very safe trip
Spent a fantastic day exploring the Highlands and cruising on Loch Ness. Our guide, Rich, was fun, knowledgeable an
DavidJFAllen
DavidJFAllen
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Ask for Rich and you won't be disappointed.
It was a lot of time on the road, but our tour guide, Rich, absolutely made the trip a memorable one. He was so fun
Josue B
Josue B
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Just Amazing
the steam train experience was good, but the Highlands are mindblowing, plus Charly the coolest Scottish will tell
markussbe
markussbe
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Best way to experience Scotland
Had a wonderful day driving through Scotland and taking in the most stunning views of both Lowlands and Highlands.
suprgoddess
suprgoddess
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Great day trip
Rich our guide is absolutely knowledgeable and very passionate about what he does. Long day of exploring the highla
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95karishmap
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LOOK NO FURTHER!!
Caitlin was our guide for the tour, she made the experience unforgettable with her dad jokes and incredible knowled
amywG5720SM
amywG5720SM
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Amazing! Tour Guide was the best!
An amazing Scottish adventure! After months of lockdowns and restrictions it was so lovely to get away for a week a
jcgadventurer
jcgadventurer
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Brilliant scenic tour with an excellent guide
Brilliant tour, amazing steam train ride in beautiful scenery and an excellent guide... Andy had a wealth of knowle
jjones_2407
jjones_2407
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Great tour with some awesome views
Charlie was fantastic and made the trip so funny and interesting and the views were jaw dropping. The lunch provide
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