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Inverness City Centre Walking Tour

Inverness City Centre Walking Tour

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Many visitors rush through Inverness on their way to the Highlands. This guided walking tour ensures that you don't make the same mistake of missing out on its many attractions. In a small group, you'll visit such landmarks as Inverness Castle, the Inverness Cathedral and Balnain House, as well as some hidden gems, all while you guide fills you in on the history of the Highland capital.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.76
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$14.76

The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness
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The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness

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Take a break from the city on a full-day trip through the Isle of Skye with convenient round-trip transport from central Inverness. In addition to navigating, your guide offers commentary about the area’s top landmarks, including Eilean Donan Castle, Portree, and the Old Man of Storr. Bring your camera: This trip offers endless panoramic views of Scotland’s natural landscape.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield 8 Seater Tour from Inverness
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Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield 8 Seater Tour from Inverness

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Immerse yourself in Scotland’s spectacular natural landscapes on a day tour of the Scottish Highlands from Inverness. In a small group limited to eight, visit Loch Ness, home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster at Chanonry Point. Plus, stop at the Clava Cairns (Stones of Clava), Culloden Battlefield, and Glen Ord Whisky Distillery.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.23
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Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
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Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness

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Check out the Isle of Skye on a day trip from Inverness. With a Scottish local in a kilt as your driver-guide, you’ll discover the history behind the island plus some famous landmarks along the way. Pass Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, then cross Skye Bridge to spend time on the island itself. Visit the town of Portree, travel through the Cuillin mountains, and discover beguiling natural sights such as the Old Man of Storr. Numbers are limited to just eight people for a small-group experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.52
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Glenfinnan Viaduct and The Great Glen 8 Seater Tour from Inverness
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Glenfinnan Viaduct and The Great Glen 8 Seater Tour from Inverness

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From ancient ruins to cinematic landscapes, Loch Ness to Ben Nevis, see the Scottish Highlands’ key sights in the space of a single day. With just a small group for company, travel by climate-controlled bus, and trade the bustle of Inverness for the beauty of the countryside. Visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, see the Glenfinnan Viaduct (made famous in the 'Harry Potter' films), and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.23
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise from Clansman Harbour

Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise from Clansman Harbour

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Set sail across the misty waters of Loch Ness and discover the eerie legend of the Loch Ness Monster on this sightseeing cruise from Inverness. Cruise past the majestic ruins of Urquhart Castle as you explore one of Britain’s largest freshwater lakes and use the ship’s sonar system to seek out the loch’s notorious resident.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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Visit Eilean Donan Castle and the spectacular Isle of Skye on a full-day trip from Inverness, and explore an iconic Scottish landscape of wind-swept valleys, rock formations, and coastal cliffs. Travel in a Mercedes mini-coach, following a route through the mountains of Wester Ross on your way to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye, then visit the island’s highlights with an experienced guide. This full-day tour departs from central Inverness, and it’s the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to the Isle of Skye.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.09
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The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness
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The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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Explore the landscape and legends of Loch Ness and the Highlands on a sightseeing tour from Inverness by Mercedes mini-coach. Take an optional cruise across the loch to see Urquhart Castle and enjoy an easy-going walk from Invermoriston to see lush forests and waterfalls. This Highlands tour includes pickup and drop-off at a central location in Inverness, and is limited to fifteen people for personal service.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal Cruise from Dochgarroch

Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal Cruise from Dochgarroch

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Seek out Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, on a 2-hour cruise from Dochgarroch Lock. The boat is fitted with a special Nessie sonar, but if the elusive monster doesn’t show up, the area's other sights will charm you instead. Pass along the Caledonian Canal into Loch Ness to see Urquhart Castle, Bona Lighthouse, and the crash site of a World War II bomber. You'll learn about the loch’s history and legends as you cruise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William

Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William

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Take on the UK's highest mountain and experience the best of the Scottish countryside on this 8-hour Ben Nevis hike from Fort William. Follow a guide along rugged trails to the peak of Ben Nevis, and gain insight into the wildlife and geology for which the mountain is famous. Along the way, admire spectacular views over the surrounding lakes, forests, peaks and valleys. Enjoy the feeling of achievement at the top, then perhaps finish your day with a refreshing pint back at base!
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$110.67
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats

Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats

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Escape the mainland for a full-day tour of the far-flung Orkney Islands from John O’Groats. Journey by ferry across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney archipelago, bursting with postcard-perfect natural vistas and mystical landmarks. With a local guide, cruise along the Churchill Barriers to visit villages steeped in Viking mystery like 5,000-year-old Skara Brae and landmarks like the Lamb Holm Italian Chapel and St. Magnus Cathedral.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.15
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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness
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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

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Travel from Inverness to the Isle of Skye on a 10-hour day trip through the Scottish Highlands. Pass through glens and rugged mountain scenery, with stops at Loch Ness, Broadford and the ruins of Eilean Donan Castle, before reaching the purple heather–swathed hillsides of Skye. Then see the isle of Eilean Ban on the journey back to Inverness.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.70
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Walking Tours in Inverness City Centre

Walking Tours in Inverness City Centre

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Take a walk with Cath, a local to the area, and an experienced and qualified tourist guide around her beautiful city of Inverness. A Walk Inverness tour contains lots of local history, beautiful scenery, architecture, and romantic (yet sometimes bloody) tales which have over time, shaped Inverness into the thriving city that stands today. In the true spirit of Outlander, find out more about the short but final confrontation of the Jacobite Rising, The Battle of Culloden in 1746, in which the fate of between 1500 Jacobites was sealed by a poor decision and a hostile terrain. Cath will fascinate you with references to Outlander along with life in 18th century Inverness right up to the present day. Sharing stories of clan history, folklore and legends. Step even further back in time to 565 AD and learn about St Columba’s visit to the Highlands.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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INVERGORDON PORT Tour Dunrobin, Dornoch & Distillery

INVERGORDON PORT Tour Dunrobin, Dornoch & Distillery

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Avoid the hassle of a large bus tour and explore the top sights in the Scottish Highlands at a more relaxed pace with this small-group shore excursion from Invergordon Port. Set off with a “Scottish Lassie” guide to take in Millionaires View, Falls of Shin, Dunrobin Castle, Loch Fleet, the village of Dornoch, and the Glenmorangie Distillery, with tales of the area’s history and lore along the way.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.08
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Tour 2 Cawdor Castle, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness

Tour 2 Cawdor Castle, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness

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Save hours researching and planning a Scottish Highlands itinerary, and go on an action-packed bus tour instead. Starting from Invergordon, travel with ease between dispersed sites including Clava Cairns, Culloden, Loch Ness, Inverness Castle, Urquhart Castle, and Beauty Priory. It’s the ideal tour for travelers with limited time who want to see multiple highlights in a day.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Loch Ness,Culloden Battlefield,Cawdor Castle & Much More From Inverness City

Loch Ness,Culloden Battlefield,Cawdor Castle & Much More From Inverness City

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Make the most of your time in the Scottish Highlands, by booking this private guided tour from Inverness. Your guide will fill you in on all the ups and downs of Scottish history as they take you to such landmarks as Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, the Culloden Battlefield, and the ancient Clava Cairns.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$516.47
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City Sightseeing Inverness Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Inverness Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore historic Inverness along the banks of the lovely River Ness on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 24-hour pass, create your own adventure with 11 possible stops including Abertarff House, Caledonian Canal, Merkinch Nature Reserve and Inverness Castle. As you travel via double-decker coach learn about the city’s history and culture from your expert guide.
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  • 45 to 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.30
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INVERGORDON PORT Tour of Culloden, Cairns & Cawdor Castle

INVERGORDON PORT Tour of Culloden, Cairns & Cawdor Castle

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Make the most of your time on land with this comprehensive shore tour of the Scottish Highlands. In a small group you'll enjoy a more intimate experience than the big bus tours as you journey from Invergordon to Beauly, Loch Ness, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns and Cawdor Castle.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.08
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Invergordon Shore Excursion: Inverness City, Cawdor Castle and Whisky Tour

Invergordon Shore Excursion: Inverness City, Cawdor Castle and Whisky Tour

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Explore the Scottish Highlands without the stress of planning on a full day tour with convenient transport from your cruise ship docked at Invergordon Cruise Port. In addition to navigating, your guide offers on-board commentary and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, from the 15th-century Cawdor Castle to the infamous Loch Ness. The day includes free time for lunch and a whisk distillery tour and tasting (own expenses).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.94
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Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness

Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness

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Enjoy some of Scotland's most stunning scenery as you travel into the Highlalnds on this full-day guided tour from Inverness. Journey around Loch Ness and all the way to the west coast. You'll see ancient ruins, a poignant war memorial, beautiful beaches and a hidden waterfall before boarding the classic Jacobite Steam Train, one of the world's most scenic railways and made famous by the Harry Potter movies.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.93
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Full-Day Outlander Experience in the Scottish Highlands from Inverness

Full-Day Outlander Experience in the Scottish Highlands from Inverness

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Discover filming locations from the hit TV show Outlander on this private full-day tour from Inverness and benefit from the inside knowledge of a local guide. Marvel at historic sites such as the Clava Cairns and Culloden Battlefield; admire natural scenery including the Monadhliath Mountains, Loch Ness, and Fraser Cave; and visit Urquhart Castle, Beauly, and Castle Leoch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$524.67
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Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns & Cawdor Castle
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Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns & Cawdor Castle

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There are several fascinating attractions on Inverness' doorstep but, without your own transportation, getting to them can be tricky. Skip the hassle of trains and buses by booking a guided tour. This small-group tour takes you the the infamous Culloden Battlefield, intriguing Clava Cairns and romantic Cawdor Castle.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.56
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Half-Day Tour, Loch Ness,CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD & Outlander SITES FROM INVERNESS

Half-Day Tour, Loch Ness,CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD & Outlander SITES FROM INVERNESS

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If you only have half a day to explore Inverness' surroundings, you can't afford to waste time navigating public transport or renting a car. This private tour takes you to some of the best attractions in the Highlands, from Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle to Beauly Priory, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield and the Clava Cairns, before finishing up with a visit to Inverness' St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the Ness Islands.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.74
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Historical Tour and Seafood Experience

Historical Tour and Seafood Experience

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Delve into the history and lore of Oban and its little-known treasures with this guided driving tour far from the tourist track. Visit highlights like the Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, St. Conan's Kirk, and Kilchurn Castle plus travel down the Glen Lonan Road to admire standing stones and take in the sweeping landscape. End with a tasting at an open-air seafood bar on the waterfront.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.78
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