Cairngorms, Outlander & Whisky Tour
- Tour around the Cairngorm Mountain range
- Visit stunning Lochs such as Loch Morlich
- Experience some of Scotlands rich history with visits to Ruthven Barracks & Highland Folk Museum
- Finish the tour in the perfect way with a dram from the Tomatin Distillery
Cairngorm Tours (1st April 2021 - 31st October 2021)
Duration: 8 Hours
- Cairn Gorm Mountain
- Loch Morlich
- Ruthven Barracks
- Highland Folk Museum
- Tomatin Distillery
Come with us to explore some of the most stunningly beautiful scenery, stories and wildlife in the world-renowned Cairngorm National Park. Journey with us into the wild and rugged Cairngorm Mountain Range, and take in some of the most breath-taking and awe-inspiring views that Scotland has to offer.
Some of the most stunning scenery in the world…
We start our tour by travelling over the Slochd summit into the Strathspey and Badenoch region of the Highlands of Scotland, before making our way into the Cairngorm Mountains. Take in the fabulous vistas, as we ascend the Cairn Gorm mountain (meaning “blue cairns”) and investigate whether the peaks are dusted with snow. Perhaps you will come across some of the reindeer, the only herd of these magnificent creatures in the UK?
Next, visit Loch Morlich, and gaze across to the Cairngorm mountain range from this absolutely stunning viewpoint. Hear all about the “Grey Man of Ben Macdui”, and some of the other folk tales about this beautiful freshwater loch.
The Jacobite connection…
We visit the foreboding Ruthven Barracks, which despite being ruined, demonstrates how dank and despairing 18th century military architecture was. Ruthven is also where the defeated Jacobite troops congregated in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden (1746), ready to fight on, only to receive word from Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) that the 1745 uprising was over. For fans of the Outlander franchise, Ruthven Barracks will give an eerie insight into what a military prison/barracks, similar to that in which Jamie was incarcerated, may have actually been like.
Still on the Outlander theme, why not wander around an extremely impressive and authentic replica of an 18th century Highland village? So impressive is this reconstruction at the Highland Folk Museum, that it was chosen as a location and features in Season 1 of the Outlander television series.
Time for a dram?
After enjoying some free time for lunch in Aviemore it’s time to return to Inverness, but not before a visit to Tomatin Distillery for a fantastic tour of the whisky distillery, and of course, a taste of the award winning single malt.
This tour is a wonderful mix of stunning scenery, folklore and history, and topped off with a dram (drink) of one of the finest Highland single malt whiskies. What’s not to like?
Meeting Point & Check-In
- Check-in for this tour at 8.45am, at the Front of the Columba Hotel, 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, for departure at 9:00am prompt
- Tour Duration: 8 Hours
- Adult Tour Price is £75 per person
Prices for (6-15 years)
- Child Tour Price £65 per child