Loch Ness, Whisky & Outlander

DAY TOUR

Trip Info


Adult
from$79
Concession
from$75

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.

Highlights

  • Loch Ness
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Beautiful Beauly
  • Whisky Distillery Experience (optional)
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Clava Cairns, Inspiration for Craig Na Dun

Inclusions

  • Urquhart Castle entry
  • Passionate Local Guide
  • Beauly Priory
  • Loch Ness Boat Cruise (approximately 30-45 minutes)*

*Cruise duration subject to weather conditions

Explore More

  • Highland Whisky Distillery Experience (pay locally)
  • Culloden Visitor Centre (pay locally)

Full Refund

  • If cancelled more than 24 hours in advance
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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. Then, there’s 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 and sample a wee dram in the bar.

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! We return to Inverness in the early evening.

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Highland Whisky Distillery Experience 

Discover at your leisure how 'uisge beatha' (the 'water of life') is made and explore the history behind one of Scotland's most iconic exports. Local whisky experts are on hand to share their in-depth knowledge and suggest rare drams to sample. Whisky Dram Flights from £12 and Whisky Cocktails from £8, pay locally.

 

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. From £14, pay locally.

Departure


Departure Point

19 Union St,

Inverness*

IV1 1QA

*Across from the entrance to the Victorian Market

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Departure Time

Please check-in from 8.30am for 8.45am departure.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: from 25th March 2024 onwards, this tour will depart at 8.15am and return at 5.00pm. Please refer to your e-ticket for full departure details.

Return Time

Tour returns approx. 5.30pm.