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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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Overview

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.
  • Discover the highlights of the Scottish Highlands
  • Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, and Glen Ord Whisky Distillery
  • Keep an eye out for the Loch Ness Monster at Loch Ness
  • Marvel at the stunning natural landscapes of the highlands
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Bottled water
Professional local guide
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Loch Ness cruise
Lunch
Glen Ord Distillery Tour and Tasting
Entrance to Urquhart Castle
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

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Happy Tours Scotland Limited
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield 8 Seater Tour from Inverness?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield 8 Seater Tour from Inverness?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Maybe as Culloden and Clava Cairns are the main sites, they should be visited in the morning." See review

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star-5
Amazing Bill
Violaine_G
, Jun 2022
Bill is an amazing guide! C’est un puit de savoir. He has so many knowledge to share, and he does it with a lot of emotion. I completely recommend him, if you are into highland history.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for the fab review for Bill. He is certainly a font of all knowledge and his emotion can't help but show. We love you enjoyed him so much you recommend him to others. Haste ye back
star-5
A tribute to Scotland's history!
IOANNIS_T
, Jun 2022
The Culloden battlefield is a great part of Scottish History.It was amazing to think about this battle.Very intresting is also the prehistoric Clava cairn.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Ioannis for the lovely review. The Battlefield evokes amazing responses from our guests, as does Clave Cairns. Haste ye back.
star-5
Great day out of Inverness
Angela_M
, Jun 2022
We absolutely loved this tour. John was our guide and he provided wonderful historical and cultural information. He’s really a lovely man, and was very thoughtful and responsive to the travelers. Because one of the distilleries was closed the company made arrangements for us to visit another one, which was also very nice, and John rearranged our schedule to ensure that we did not waste any of our time. It was really a great day.
star-5
This tour took me to all...
Eli_L
, Jun 2022
This tour took me to all the best there is to see in Inverness. My tour guide Chas was incredible. Definitely would recommend to everyone.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for the lovely review for Chas. It's great you thought the tour was incredible...and that you recommend it to others. Haste ye back.
star-5
David is the best!
Audrey_P
, Jun 2022
David was tour guide and he was awesome! He was so well informed, funny, and made the tour worthwhile! Honestly, this was one of the best tours my friend and I have ever gone on! Would highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Audrey for the great review for Dave. Its great he was fun but well informed, if it's one of your best tours you have ever gone on he will be delighted. Thanks too for the recommendation. Slainte mhath!
star-5
Invaluable
Janet_B
, Jun 2022
Our guide was so very knowledgeable. My interest in his talks never waned and I definitely felt I got more than my money’s worth. I couldn’t possibly choose my favorite part. Your country is fabulous.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Janet for a great review for Robbie. It's great you were interested the whole time and really felt the value of the tour. We love you think our country id fabulous...so do we!! Haste ye back.
star-5
10/10 impeccable
Jeswin_M
, Jun 2022
Amazing experience. Friendly and knowledgeable guide, beautiful scenery, safe driving, highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for the lovely review for Robbie and your Loch Ness tour. We love you recommend our tour and felt safe with a friendly knowledgeable guide. Haste ye back!
star-5
Thanks Craig!
Elaina_L
, Jun 2022
Craig gave me and my friends a wonderful tour! He shared a wealth of information on each stop and had lots of witty antidotes to keep us entertained. Each stop was an adventure and a fun history lesson. Lunch at Corner on the Square was great too!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Elaina for a lovely review for Craig. We love you enjoyed your adventure with him and your friends and appreciated his humour. Beauly is a lovely wee lunch spot! Haste ye back
star-5
Super great tour, amazing tour guide
Paris_D
, Jun 2022
Amazing tour !! Our guide Craig was incredible! He was so friendly and made the tour very enjoyable. Craig was super knowledgeable about the area and its history, plus just any other random facts about literally anything. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone interested in seeing the area and learning about its history. Thank you Craig for a super fun day !!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your great review for Craig and recommendation too. We really appreciate you enjoyed all his facts and history about the local area. Slainte mhath!
star-5
Truly magical day in the Highlands
Hannah_V
, Jun 2022
You absolutely must do this tour, it is EXCELLENT. I would give this 10 stars if I could, it's been my favorite part of my trip so far. The summary simply doesn't do it justice. Our guide Mike was so wonderful, really knowledgeable and friendly, and made sure to show us places off the beaten path that really revealed the beauty of the Highland countryside. In addition to seeing Castle Urquhart, Loch Ness, Glen Ord Distillery and Culloden Moor, Mike took us to a local farm with an attached shop, and a lovely 13th century priory in Beauly where we had a superb lunch. Clava Cairns to end the day was truly magical. This is a great way to see the area around Inverness with a really great local guide (seriously, can't say enough good things about Mike). Book this tour asap!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Hannah for a glorious review for Mike. We are really "Happy" you had such a fab day on the tours and appreciated all the stops along the way. Clava is indeed a magical place to visit. Thank you also for urging other to come with us too. Slainte mhath!
star-5
Amazing day through history and fiction
Esther_B
, Jun 2022
Today we went with Stuart on a tour through history and fiction stories. Stuart was a perfect guide for this tour. Especially the battlefield of Culloden made a real impression on me even more by how the story was told and shown by Stuart. All and all a remarkable day even though we did not find Nessie and couldn't travel through the stones at Craig na dun 😉 5 star tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Esther for leaving Stuart a great review. Culloden is such an interesting place when you have a knowledgeable guide. We're so sorry Nessie was being her elusive self, we can't control everything! Haste ye back
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star-5
Clava Cairn was...
Sharon_K
, Jun 2022
Clava Cairn was unexpected and exciting. Drew was a great driver and was fun person to be with. Knows a lot of history and shared his personal experiences too.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Sharon for the lovely review for Drew. It's great you found Clava Cairns exciting, it's got so much history and is so beautiful to visit. Haste ye back.
star-5
Fantastic day out with an awesome guide toboot
Kate_S
, Jun 2022
We had an amazing day on the Loch Ness and Culloden battle field tour. Our guide Stuart was one of the best I’ve ever had and I have been on a lot of tours around the UK and Europe! I had been looking forward to revisiting Culloden battlefield and Stuart brought it to life for us whilst also demonstrating the level of respect the site deserved. Thank you for a great day!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Kate for leaving Stuart such a great review. To be one of the best guides you've ever had is high praise from a seasoned traveller. . We love you enjoyed your return to Culloden Battlefield and felt Stuart gave it the respect it so rightly deserves. Slainte mhath!
star-5
The Culloden battlefield...
Joyce_G
, May 2022
The Culloden battlefield was very interesting and our guide was very knowledgeable. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable throughout the tour. We also had a great group in or van . Very enjoyable day.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Joyce for the lovely review for Craig. We love you had such an enjoyable day with your group of travellers, it's nice making new friends. Culloden is spectacular with a guide such as Craig. Haste ye back
star-5
Excellent tour
Thomas_W
, May 2022
Our tour guide was Michael and we really enjoyed having him. He brought the history to life. The stop at Loch Ness was brief. We saw Urughart Castle, but only from the road. The Loch was beautiful. A brief stop at a place to see Highland goats and coos. We did a brief stop at the distillery. We weren't able to tour, but Michael explained the process. We then paid for a tasting and had time to go to the store. We had lunch on our own in Beauly, then explored the ruins of a priory church there. At Culloden we had the option of staying with Michael or going through the paid visitor exhibit. The group all elected to stay with the guide and he took us out on the battlefield and explained the battle. It was all very moving. We were there about an hour and a half. Our last stop was Clava Cairns. What a beautiful, peaceful place. The mystery of the Cairns is very intriguing. Overall, it was an excellent tour. A lot gets packed in. The guide was great.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Thomas for the fab review of the tour you took with Mike. It is a fun filled packed day and soon whizzes past when you're enjoying the day. Haste ye back.
star-5
Wonderful journey in Inverness with Drew
Laurence_V
, May 2022
What a wonderful time we had with Drew! Highly recommend this guided tour. Drew is a welcoming kindhearthed person with such a way of describing his home. The way the tour is built and the knowledge that Drew brings to it, makes it a memorable journey to Scotland. Side note, it is really great choice for couples because of the limited 8 seater bus which gives it a sense of "private tour"
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Lauren for the generous review for Drew and Happy Tours. We too love the more personal small bus tour, the guide gets to know you so well and other guests become friends. Slainte mhath!
star-5
Fabulous day trip!
Elizabeth_W
, May 2022
Excellent trip. A really knowledgeable guide, Chaz, a brilliant informative day out. Stopped at a great place for lunch, at the White cottage, and it has lovely food. Couldn’t fault the trip or the guide.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much Elizabeth for leaving Chas a great review. We love you so enjoyed the trip and the lunch at the White Cottage. It has such a lovely view too. Haste ye back
star-5
Well done
Dennis_K
, May 2022
Tour guide Drew was excellent Highlights: the town of Beauly; Culloden battle field and history Distillery visit
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much Dennis for taking time to leave a great review for Drew. We are really "happy" you enjoyed the stops. Haste ye back.
star-5
Robbi is the best!!!
Linda_R
, May 2022
We highly recommend Robbi. Between beautiful venues his witty jokes and impromptu spouting of quotes and poetry kept us in stitches. But when it came to Culloden he sombered and stressed the importance of this sacred place. We will never forget this fantastic day!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Linda for leaving Robbie a lovely review. It's great you enjoyed his repetiore....and also how seriously we love our history and heritage. We love you will never forget your tour with us. Haste ye back !
star-4
Good tour for people interested in history
Julia_F
, May 2022
Very informative tour. Our tour guide gave us plenty of historical details, and we visited all the major spots. A couple of watch-outs: * This tour isn't ideal for non-English speakers, even if a translator is on board. There was a lot of information to be shared and no time for translation. * This is not a "chill" tour. There is a lot to see and time is tight, so we couldn't enjoy the views and stops as widely as we wanted.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Julia for the kind review. It's great you appreciated the information given but we are sorry if some of the details were lost in translation for you. The guides try to ensure every nationality is catered for. We feel this is an unhurried tour compared to many and strive to give a full tour at an acceptable pace to all. Haste ye back.

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