Loch Ness, Whisky & Outlander Explorer

1 Day Tour Departing From Inverness

Price from $135.00 USD

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1 Day

Free Audio Guides

24 Hour Cancellation

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, we visit 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.


Passionate Local Guide

Beauly Priory

Loch Ness Boat Cruise

Urqhuart Castle Entry

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Where does the tour depart from?

Your Loch Ness tour departs from the city centre in Inverness. For more details on your pick-up location, please visit our Departure Info page.

How long is the tour?

In total, your Loch Ness tour from Inverness spans approximately 9 hours*. With a perfect balance between driving and time spent off the coach, you will have ample time in to experience beautiful highland sites around the loch.

*Length of tour may vary depending on traffic and weather conditions.

Is the Loch Ness boat tour to Urquhart Castle included in the tour price?

Yes, the Loch Ness boat tour and entry to Urquhart Castle are included in the price.

Will I see Nessie?

Trying to snap a selfie with Nessie is a tough task, but your Loch Ness boat tour to Urquhart Castle might increase your likelihood of seeing her!

Are there toilet facilities on the coach?

While our coaches don't offer onboard toilets, rest assured that our itineraries include regular comfort stops, allowing frequent access to restroom facilities.

Are your tours accessible?

Our guides are unable to assist with wheelchairs or provide physical assistance during boarding or disembarking from the coach. Passengers should be capable of boarding and disembarking independently using the access stairs or with the help of a traveling companion. Foldable wheelchairs can be stored in our onboard luggage storage during travel.

Please note that some stops on our tours may involve rough terrain or only be accessible by steps.

It's important to be aware that your accommodation may have limited accessibility for wheelchair users. More info can be found on our Accessibility page.

Can I purchase snacks or souvenirs at the stops along the way?

Yes! Our routes include stops where you can grab a snack or recharge with a drink. Occasionally, we pause at shops offering local souvenirs as well. For precise details about timing and stops, don't hesitate to inquire with your guide.

Where can I get a more detailed itinerary?

Although our tours follow a structured plan with key stops, part of the excitement comes from unexpected surprises! We refrain from providing additional details beyond what's outlined here, as factors like weather, traffic, and the preferences of our driver guides may lead to slight deviations. Trust that your journey through Scotland will be unlike any other!

What if I need to cancel my tour?

If you need to cancel your tour, you will need to inform us in writing by sending an email to info@highlandexplorertours.com. You can find our cancellation and refunds policy in section 3 in our Terms and Conditions.

I have more questions. How can you help?

Feel free to visit our general Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common queries, or reach out to us directly via our Contact Us page.