Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle

Highlander (Loch Ness) Tour

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Let us give you a flavour of the lush hills and glens in and around the world famous and mysterious Loch Ness on our Highlander (Loch Ness) Tour. Experience tasters of our unique culture, history and landscape, whilst travelling in the comfort of an 8-seater vehicle.

The mystical Loch Ness...

The highlight, of course, is the option of a cruise on Loch Ness; a place full of mystery, where you may just catch a glimpse of one of Scotland's most famous residents – Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster! Marvel over the ruins of the mighty medieval stronghold, Urquhart Castle, a testament to the power of Clan Chiefs and Scottish Kings, and enjoy the views during this fantastic boat cruise on the waters of the world famous Loch.

A taste of the Highlands...

Travel through the Black Isle and take in the views of the rolling green hills and rich arable land filled with fields of barley so indicative of the east of Scotland, before sampling of some fine single malt whisky at Glen Ord Distillery, where the locally grown barley is used to produce the uisge beatha (meaning “water of life” in the Gaelic - whisky). We'll visit Chanonry Point near Fortrose, where there is a good chance to spot some of the Bottlenose Dolphins that reside in the Moray Firth, one of the largest populations of these majestic and intelligent mammals in Europe, or simply enjoy the stunning views.

Live the history...

Visit the emotive and compelling Culloden Battlefield, and hear the chilling story of the conclusion of the Jacobite cause on the site where the last pitched battle fought on the British mainland took place. Afterwards we take you even further back in time into prehistory and explore the ancient and atmospheric monuments at Clava Cairns.

The North East Highlands of Scotland is rich in folklore, myth, legends and history, which we would love to share with you along the way, so let us help you shape your adventures, create your memories and experience our culture first hand.

Book now to secure your place, there is only limited availability and this tour cannot be missed for those who want to explore Loch Ness and some of the fantastic gems nearby!

Tour Highlights:
Loch Ness (with views of Urquhart Castle) • Culloden BattlefieldClava Cairns
Glen Ord Distillery • Chanonry Point (Moray Firth Bottlenose Dolphins)
(Winter Tour itineraries may vary to reflect shorter daylight hours, weather conditions and reduced opening times of attractions).

Tour Schedule:

  • 1st March to 31st October - Our Highlander (Loch Ness) Tour departs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. (Maximum 16 spaces available).
  • 1st November to 28th February - Our Highlander (Loch Ness) Tour departs daily. (Maximum 8 spaces available).
  • We only use 8-seater vehicles for a more personal experience.

Meeting Point: Check-in for this tour at 8.45am, at the Front of the Columba Hotel, 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, for depart at 9am.

Tour Duration:
8 Hours

Tour Pricing

Adult Tour Prices (1st March - 31st October):
1 adult - £75 • 2 adults - £150 • 3 adults - £225 • 4 adults - £300
5 adults - £375 • 6 adults - £450 • 7 adults - £525 • 8 adults - £600
Prices for children (6-15 years):
1 child - £65 • 2 children - £130 • 3 children - £195 • 4 children - £260

Winter Tour Prices (1st November - 28th February):
1-4 people - £440 • 5-8 people - £520

Winter Tours are priced at a daily rate (see above). The total price per day will be evenly distributed between the number of persons booked on that date. Children's discount is not available on daily rate tours.

Lunch and entrance fees NOT included.

Got a query? Contact "the man in the kilt" on +44 (0)7828 154683 or email us on tours@happy-tours.biz for further information.

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