Loch Ness, Whisky & Outlander

DAY TOUR

Trip Info


Adult
from$115
Concession
from$109

Join us on a jam-packed journey in the Highlands and enjoy many iconic Scottish experiences in just one day. Our adventure begins at the legendary Loch Ness, where you will take a cruise and visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle for ideal monster spotting opportunities. After lunch in beautiful Beauly there is an optional visit to a Highland whisky distillery, where the best way to learn about the “water of life” is to taste it! Learn the true story which inspired Outlander at Culloden Battlefield and attempt your own journey through the stones at Clava Cairns. We return to Inverness in the early evening. 

Highlights

  • Loch Ness boat cruise
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Beautiful Beauly
  • Whisky distillery (optional)
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Clava Cairns inspiration for Craig Na Dun

Inclusions

  • Urquhart Castle Entrance
  • Local Scottish Guide
  • Beauly Priory
  • 1-hour Loch Ness Cruise

Full Refund

  • If cancelled more than 24 hours in advance

Carbon Neutral Tour

As of January 1st 2022, this tour will be carbon neutral. To help protect Scotland's nature, wildlife and community, we have developed a five-point Climate Action Plan to reduce our carbon emissions and support the transition towards a low carbon future. You can find out more about our carbon neutral tours here.

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"The tour felt personal, and an equal amount of attention was given by Fraser to each person, as if they were the only one on the tour. He was knowledgeable, with some funny facts that had us laughing. I loved every moment! Thank you for the adventure."

Beverley, September 2019

Itinerary


Depart central Inverness and journey to the world-famous Loch Ness, where you will join a cruise to the ruins of the 13th century Urquhart Castle, or to explore the nearby village of Drumnadrochit. Free time to enjoy lunch in one of the charming local cafés in beautiful Beauly and walk it off exploring Beauly Priory; featured in the Outlander book 'Dragonfly in Amber'. Our next stop is a Highland whisky distillery, where you can learn about whisky production and sample a wee dram.  

Listen to tales of the Jacobite rebellions and the brutal Battle of Culloden, on our visit to Culloden Battlefield. Outlander fans will love the mysterious burial chambers and standing stones at Clava Cairns. When you’ve heard the harrowing history behind the Outlander story, you might not want to travel back in time to meet Jamie Fraser after all! Return to Inverness in the early evening. 

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Options


Highland Whisky Distillery Tour  

Highland Whisky Distillery guided tour gives you an insight into how 'uisge beatha' (the 'water of life') is made and takes you on a journey to discover the history behind one of Scotland's most iconic exports. (minimum age applies). Entrance approx. £8 

 

Culloden Visitor Centre 

On 16th April 1746, Culloden was the site of the last pitched battle fought on the British mainland. Through an interpretive exhibition and a visit to the battlefield itself, you can learn why this hour-long conflict changed Highland life and world history forever. With ongoing archaeological research and fresh historical interpretations, the story is far from over… More recently, the popular TV series Outlander has used the years prior to the Battle of Culloden as a backdrop. Entrance approx. £12 

Departure


Inverness Bus Station

Stance no. 6 

Margaret Street

Inverness

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Departure Time

Please check-in from 08.30 for 08.45 departure.  

Return Time

Tour returns approx 05.30pm.