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Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield from Inverness provided by Happy Tours

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Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield from Inverness

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 20-10-09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-10-09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
There’s no need to worry about hiring a car and navigating Highland roads in right-hand drive on this convenient tour that takes in the infamous Loch Ness and so much more. Let your local guide take the wheel as they explain the history behind those spectacular landscapes—and tell tales of war and monsters too.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    7 Ness Walk
    7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, UK
    Leaves from in front of the Columba Hotel, look for the guide in the kilt. Meet at 8:45am for tour departure at 9:00am
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    Happy Tours
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Urquhart Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Beauly Priory
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Glen Ord Distillery
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Culloden Battlefield
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 7
    Clava Cairns
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    7 Ness Walk
    7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, UK
    Leaves from in front of the Columba Hotel, look for the guide in the kilt. Meet at 8:45am for tour departure at 9:00am
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Discover the sweeping landscapes and scenic lochs of the Scottish Highlands
  • See Culloden Battlefield, prehistoric monuments, and a distillery
  • Search for the Loch Ness Monster at Loch Ness
  • Make the most of your local guide on a tour with no more than eight people
What to Expect
Greet your kilt-clad guide and small group in central Inverness and hop aboard the climate-controlled minibus for the ride to Loch Ness. Here you just might catch sight of Scotland’s most famous resident—Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. Admire the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle on the shores of the loch. Your next stop is the Glen Ord Distillery, where you might opt to sample some of the fine malt whisky crafted here. At Culloden Battlefield, a must for 'Outlander' fans, learn the dark story of how the Jacobite rising ended. Then travel back in time to 4,000-year-old Clava Cairns, a Bronze Age cemetery. Your guide drops you back where you began.
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Important Information
Departure Point
7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, UK
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry fees to attractions
  • Loch Ness cruise
  • Lunch
  • Glen Ord Distillery Tour and Tasting
  • Entrance to Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Glen Ord Distillery
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Children (ages 6 to 17) must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions so dress appropriately
  • Booster seats are available on request
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lisa W wrote a review Mar. 2020
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From first point of contact, I was impressed with the service and ability to accomodate my requests, nothing was a problem. I could not have asked for more from the tour. Our guide on the day, Bill was also exceptional. Full of information, full of life and passion for his
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from maninthekilt2, Owner at Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield from Inverness
Responded Mar. 30, 2020
Thank you so much for this great review for Bill. We are really "happy" you had a day you will never forget. We are really missing showing our wonderful area off to our guests during this time of COVID19 and long for the times when we will be out and about again. Stay safe and haste ye back
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Pacman1968 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Miami, Florida10 contributions8 helpful votes
My cousin and I had a wonderful time on this tour and I would highly recommend it! Del was our tour guide (you cannot miss this true Highlander with the Scottish kilt!). Del gave us a great sense of the rich Scottish history throughout the day and was able to answer all of our
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from maninthekilt2, Owner at Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield from Inverness
Responded Mar. 13, 2020
Thank you so much for this great review for Deryck and Happy Tours We are really "happy" you so enjoyed your tour with us. It's lovely to be greeted by a true Highlsnder in the kilt, we love you appreciated this touch. We really hope to seen you again in the future Slainte Mhath!
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Anne G wrote a review Mar. 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Morven was a phenomenal tour guide for our day trip to Loch Ness, Beauly Priory, Glen Ord Distillery, the Culloden Battlefield, and Clava Cairns. Our group of four friends was just coming off of a weekend trip from the northwest in Scotland, and it wound up being a great
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from maninthekilt2, Owner at Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield from Inverness
Responded Mar. 12, 2020
Thank you Anne for such a lovely review for Morven and for your recommendation. There really is a great deal to see in and around Inverness and once our guests come with us and see what we have to offer they feel, like you do, it was a decision well made. We love you found the small group tour so comfortable end enjoyed your day. haste ye back.
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Ricardo I wrote a review Mar. 2020
San Luis Potosi, Mexico6 contributions
I went on this tour with our guide Del. It was a small group and he tried to tailor it for us. You can really see how he loves his country as he was very knowledgeable about its history past and present. He answered all of our questions and told us stories about the places. He
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from maninthekilt2, Owner at Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield from Inverness
Responded Mar. 10, 2020
Thank you Ricardo for such a great review for Deryck. We love you enjoyed the tour so much you will be coming back to see us again! Its great in a small group tour to be able to have all your questions answered and feel you now know a lot more. We hope you enjoyed the tablet and shortbread. Haste ye back.
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Shayna S wrote a review Mar. 2020
Providence, Rhode Island1 contribution
Del was AMAZING! He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and tailored the tour to the group. I highly recommend him and this tour!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from maninthekilt2, Owner at Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield from Inverness
Responded Mar. 8, 2020
Thank you Shayna for a great review for Deryck. When the tour is smaller we love to make sure those with us get the fullest experience, so we tailor it accordingly if we can. We are pleased you had an amazing day and found it friendly and knowledgeable Haste ye back!
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Fabulous. I will find this guide again someday for another great memory
john mcgillivray coleman was the world’s best tour guide! Too much cool and kind stuff he did to mention but I want
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Susan O
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Fabulous Day tour to Skye
This was a lovely tour. We were a bit concerned how things would be with Covid but our tour guide Drew was great. H
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SallyS4
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Great Highlander experience and in a kilt!!
Last August, which is a bit ago, my husband and I took a Viking Ocean Cruise starting in Bergen, Norway and cruisin
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BrettiP
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Inverness
What a fantastic journey!! Del our guide was very informative and gave us a good scope of the Scottish culture. He
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TudorTots
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Amazing Highland Sites and Great Guide
We had an excellent tour of the Highlands and Isle of Skye with our tour guide Deryk. Deryk was very knowledgeable
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HappyExplorer111
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Great Tour
Our guide Billy was a wonderful guide who was informative and friendly. Billy is a professional guide with a thorou
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JerJerBeaverton
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What a wonderful day!
XLNT day trip! Top notch guide/driver! Made sure everyone had a great time. FAB scenery BUT I GOTTA SAY: the HAIRY
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Fantastic Isle of Skye Tour
Bryan made our Isle of Skye tour a truly special experience. He was polite and professional and we felt safe ridin
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darlmar
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Informative and fun
The tour starts in front of the Columbia Hotel, very easy short walk from our hotel. We had a wonderful time with
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I8891OPchelseab
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Worth the money
Absolutely loved the tour. Drew was very professional and knew his hisotry and the way around the land. Would do ag
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Starfish2018
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Ask for Billy
If you like touring with a guide that gives a lot of historical background on the sites visited, Billy Gray is your
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The rain did not stop us!
Our tour took place on a Scottish weather day—rain AND wind and on a Sunday. But the trip with Wullie, our intrep
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Robert M
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Great all day sightseeing
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour from Inverness to the Isle of Skye. Our guide and driver, Brian, is exce
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OhioRachel
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Great Company to do Tours with
We did three tours with this company: Dunrobin Castle, Isle of Skye and Culloden. All three were excellent! I would
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massime75
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Great tour
Simply great Brian,our Tour guide!!! The weather was awful however great Brian...very nice and competent guide
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