Loch Ness and the Highlands 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

4.8 / 5

31 reviews

Loch Ness and the Highlands 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

From $68.14 per person

Legendary monsters, mystical standing stones, and history-changing battles: this tour is the best way to see the Scottish Highlands in a day. In the comfort of a van and with your expert guide, see Loch Ness and the Highlands on this exciting tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Relax in the comfort of a Mercedes mini-coach
  • Enjoy an optional boat ride on Loch Ness
  • Experience the ancient site of Clava Cairns
  • Witness the historical site of Culloden Battlefield
Full description
Your tour departs Aberdeen and heads straight for the ‘Whisky Capital of the World’, Dufftown. Unfortunately it's too early in the morning to taste the whisky at the Glenfiddich Distillery, but you have time to take a photo of the iconic site and grab a coffee. Venture through the heart of Speyside and arrive at Loch Ness for an optional boat trip which is bookable via your guide on the day of the trip. Onboard the ship, you travel over the widest and deepest part of the loch and get a fine view of Urquhart Castle. Upon your return back on dry land, it’s time to travel deep into the past at Clava Cairns. This spot is situated in a gorgeous green grove and boasts well-preserved ancient burial tombs. They even say this spot was the inspiration for Outlander’s Craigh na Dun. Follow this up with a trip to Culloden Battlefield, the location of the final Jacobite Rising. It’s an eerie, flat, tragic landscape that can put the history of Scotland into perspective. The interactive exhibition center here really brings it all to life. Have a comfort break within the gorgeous Cairngorms National Park before you reach Aberdeen 8:00 PM.
Includes
  • Transportation by 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Admission to attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Aberdeen Bus Station (stance 5), Guild Street, AB11 6NA

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Minimum age to participate is 5-years
    • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
    • This small-group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, allowing for more personal service, more time with locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back roads and a more authentic, friendly experience
    • With time off the bus you'll have the opportunity to take nature walks. It is recommended that you wear clothing and footwear suitable for the tour
    • Return time: approximately 8:00 PM
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 31 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    A lot of driving looking at monotonous landscape for hours. Do not seat at the back of the bus, the B roads are bumpy. Make sure you book your lunch before the Loch Ness cruise. I have chosen the tour without whiskey component, we were still taken to a whiskey store.

    September 20, 2020

    Very Exciting and Informative Tour

    Highly recommend this tour as the stops are well thought out and full of breath taking sights. The knowledge of our tour guide (Doug) was amazing and allowed us to fully be immersed in the experience and Scottish history. Very well priced for the whole day experience and while 12 hours may seem long. The itinerary easily breaks this up into manageable chunks to allow time time to fly by.

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    August 25, 2019

    Great guide and a handsome experience

    February 28, 2020

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