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Best Scottish Highland Tours

Best Scottish Highland Tours

Looking for a Scottish Highlands tour? Explore the Isle Skye, the lochs or enjoy these Scottish mini cruises

Loch Ness tours

Scottish Highland tours and discover Scotland tours. From Inverness to Skye. Loch Ness

Loch Ness is not only the home of the famous “Nessie” monster but is also a great day trip destination in the Scottish Highlands. Loch Ness is a deep freshwater lake that stretches over 56 square kilometers (21.8 square miles). The high levels of peat that flow around the lake may have inspired the birth of the Loch Ness Monster tale.

Some great sights around the Loch Ness lake include the Urquhart Castle on the western shore as well as the lighthouses at Lochend and Fort Augustus. There is only one island in the Loch Ness, which is located near the Fort Augustus.

Urquhart tours

Loch Ness tours and the Urquhart Castle

The Urquhart Castle

You can explore the Loch Ness and also visit the Urquhart Castle in 2 hours.  The ticket price includes your visit to the Castle and its visitor centre. You also get to listen to the underwater sounds with a sonar and check whether the Loch Ness Monster is approaching. You will find a selection of hot and cold snacks on board the ship. Free WiFi is also offered on all of the cruises.

From Inverness to Loch Ness and the Urquhart Castle

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How to book the Loch Ness and Urquhart tour & how to get there

  • Both mobile and printed vouchers are accepted
  • Easy cancellation up to 1 day before the trip for a full refund
  • The Loch Ness Freedom Cruise and Urquhart Castle Tour begins from the Clansman Harbour, 9 miles of Inverness. To get from Inverness to Loch Ness, Follow the road A82 to the harbour
  • The cruise sails to the Urquhart Castle in 30 minutes, where you can explore the castle’s history for an hour, before returning back to the Clansman Harbou
  • Information booklets will be available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Polish, Portuguese ad Dutch

Other Loch Ness & Urquhart tours from Inverness

Eilean Donan Castle

Scotland Highland Tours: Eilean Donan Castle

The incredibly beautiful island of Eilean Donan is located on a small island that used to get cut off by the changing tides. The castle was built under the ruling of Alexander II in the early 13th century. A foot bridge was later opened in the early 20th century to help access to the mainland. This tidal island sits where three lochs meet – Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh. The Eilean Donan Castle dominates the island which is also a part of the Kintail National Scenic Area. The Eilean Donan Castle is not inhabited, although a census from the 2001 reports a population of one person.

From Edinburgh to Skye tour with a visit to the Eilean Donan Castle

Experience one of the best mini cruise from Scotland, an Isle of Skye tour and the magnificient Eilean Donan Castle over 3 days. This Scottish Highlands tour not only takes you to probably the best Scottish isle but invites you to take in some of the most breathtaking scenery Glencoe in Scotland. The first leg of this day trip takes you from Edinburgh to Skye. On the way there you will get glimpses of tall mountains and crystal-clear lochs. Some of the valleys are so deep that even the radio signal disappears. The roads curve between the mountains and the route is just incredibly scenic. This Scottish Highlands tour will stop at the Eilean Donan Castle, which is cited to be probably one of the most photographed castles in the whole country. You have plenty of time to visit the castle and learn about its history. You will also visit the magnificent and mountainous Isle of Sky. Soon you will arrive in a picturesque harbour town called Portree, where you will also be staying. These tours support the local economy by lodging the visitors in family owned, lovely B&B’s. In Portree you can sit down for lunch and watch the bustle of the village. Next you will be able to visit some of the stunning sites on the Skye, such as the Glen Shiel and the Loch Clunie. There may be extra costs for the entry of the visitor attractions as well as meals and refreshments as these are not included in the price of this Edinburgh to Skye tour.

The Black Isle

A bagpipe player in the Scottish Highlands

The Black Isle is not actually an island but a peninsula in the Scottish Highlands. The peninsula is surrounded by water from three angles: The Beauly Firth to the South, the Cromarty Firth to the North and the Moray Firth to the East. The Black Isle is famous for its castles that include Redcastle, Kilcoy Castle, Castlecraig, Cromarty House and Kinkell Castle. Redcastle that is located on the shore is said to be the oldest inhabited house in the North of Scotland.

Scottish Highlands tour from Inverness

Experience a full day Scottish Highlands break complete with a trip to the Black Isle and a visit to a malt whisky distillery. This one day excursion will take you across the Moray Firth from Inverness. You will visit the picturesque Black Isle and visit the fabulous estuary of the Cromarty Firth. This unspoilt estuary is particularly important spot for wildfowl and waders migrating South. Next you will be able to experience a sleepy fishing village called Cromarty. Small cottages, grand stone mansions and winding streets once served as one of the key ports of North of Scotland and has been successfully conserved for our enjoyment. Next this Scottish Highlands tour will take from the village of Cromarty into the Moray Firth. This is the home of 130 bottlenose dolphins. You will be able to spot many of these wonderful mammals from the Chanonry Point. Finally, this day trip to the Highlands leads you to the Glen Ord Malt Whisky Distillery. You will be able to get a peek behind the scenes of this working distillery and also taste the products. However, there is an additional price for the distillery tour as it is not included in the Scottish Highland tour package. Moving on from the Glend Ord Malt Whisky Distillery, it is time to explore the last stop on this day trip. You may get an opportunity to spot the famous Loch Ness Monster during your visit to the village of Drumnadrochit. You can also learn all about this mysterious creature in the Official Loch Ness Exhibition Center.

  • Both mobile and printed vouchers are accepted
  • Easy cancellation up to 1 day before the trip for a full refund

Hogwarts Express – take the Harry Potter train

I recently discovered that there is a real Harry Potter train in Scotland that any fan should go and see. This awesome stream train takes you from Fort William to Mallaig. You can have a closer look at it on a blog called Wunderlander. 

 

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