Happy Tours

Private Tour of the Cairngorm Mountains

In front of the Columba Hotel; 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF or from your accommodation if on the tour route

To be arranged

8 Hours Plus

From £600 per group 

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A Private Tour of the Cairngorm Mountains

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.

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?

You will be travelling in comfort in our luxury 8-seater minibus or executive Land Rover with your own friendly, local, experienced, kilted tour guide/driver.

Tour Highlights

Our luxurious 8-people minibus: perfect for enjoying great panoramic views of the Scottish countryside.

Extra Attractions

If you would like to personalise your tour by adding or changing some of the attractions please contact us.

Premium tours in our Happy Tours Land Rover: sit back and enjoy the Highlands and Skye in style.

Memorable Full Day Tour from Cruise Port Our guide Drew made this tour very memorable. Drew was very knowledgeable on all of the sights we visited and most importantly, was a pleasure to spend the day conversing with while touring the various sites . Seeing the historic Clava Cairns and Culledon Battlefield were remarkable. No Loch Ness monster sighting! One of our favorite moments was getting a chance to see the Highlight Cows up close. Thank you Drew and Happy Tours for a great day!
Cave C
Cave C
full-day Speyside whiskey tour Excellent tour with the guide Willian, very friendly, showed us everything about the region, visiting 4 whiskey shops. Very cool day. I recommend
Atila C
Atila C
Jason’s the best! Jason was our tour guide and he was fantastic! Knowledgeable and fun, fun, fun! We toured Culloden, a distillery, and Loch Ness. A very enjoyable day.
Great tour Great tour with the Scottish guide Willian, very nice, polite and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the region and Whiskey. I recommend it to everyone who is interested
Atila Cesetti
Atila Cesetti
Good communication! The provider informed me that due to some Scotland government regulations, the tour we had planned and booked for August 2024 had to be adapted or cancelled. Their communication was polite, and though they had to remind me several times that I had to reply to them, stayed very polite. Most of all I appreciate that I was informed very early that we had to replan. Thank you so much for that, Happy Tours!
Tine H
Tine H
Brilliant way to see the Highlands! We had an amazing eight hour day with Bill, our local and knowledgeable and passionate tour guide! From Castles to distilleries to battlefields and hideaway restaurants, and more this experience could not have been more informative and enriching!
Jay M
Jay M
Excellent experience My sister and I traveled to Scotland in September, 2023. We had decided not to rent a car and drive. Of all our choices she chose this tour and we were not disappoInted. Lochness is not all about a monster. It is beautiful and well worth the trip. The Urquhart Castle is a ruin which has been preserved on Lochness. The view of the castle from the visitor’s center is brilliant. We made different stops before lunch and then to the Culloden Battlefield where a significant event in Scottish history happened. Finally we toured the Clava Cairns where if you are a believer (Outlander) there is a vertical stone that can be touched and possibly transport you to a different century. Malcolm wore a kilt and was a great guide and the 8 seater van was comfortable and much more intimate than a huge tour bus. Just do it❗️
An excellent choice My sister and I toured Scotland in September, 2023 and one of our stops was Inverness. We chose not to rent a car and drive so she picked out this tour and not really knowing about the area we were not disappointed. It was guided by William in a kilt which was a nice touch which also gave you a taste of his clan loyalty. We traveled in a comfortable 8 seater van which made the trip much more intimate. The itinerary was interesting. The view of the Dunrobin Castle from the garden level is unforgettable. At the last stop at the Glenmorangie Distillery we were gathered to taste of wee dram of distilled Scotch (which I passed on) and William (Bill) treated us to some of his wife’s, Mary, homemade shortbread. Such a generous personal gesture❗️
Tour from Inverness to Isle of skye Went on trip to Isle of sky with Andy s from Inverness as our guide,it was a lovely trip,Andy was a informative and funny guide ,who nade the trip one to remember ,in between stops with relaxing music and nanny facts of by gone escapades .
Carol E
Carol E
Excellent tour A wonderful day spent under Malcolm’s more than able guide. He had a detailed knowledge and took us off the beaten track to some wonderfully scenic locations. Thanks for a wonderful day!
Liam M
Liam M
Frequently asked questions?
1. Where does the tour start?

In front of the Columba Hotel; 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF add or from your accommodation if previously agreed with Happy Tours

2. How long is the tour?

This tour is 8 hours.

3. How long do we stop at each attraction?

We approximately stop for:

Cairngorm Mountains Viewpoint 30 mins

Loch Morlich 20 mins

Aviemore 1 hour

Ruthven Barracks 40 mins

Tomatin Distillery 45 mins

4. Are entry fees and lunch included in the price of the tour?

Lunch and entrance fees NOT included.

5. What should I bring with me?

Comfortable and waterproof clothing and shoes just in case it might rain on the tour.

6. Is this tour available to book from the port of Invergordon?

This tour is not available to people who are on a cruise ship in the Port of Invergordon. This is because the meeting point for this tour is 25 miles from the ship and we can’t guarantee at the end of the tour you would be back on time for your ship to sail.

7. Are gratuities included?

Your guides gratuities are not included.