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Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise, Outlander & Whisky Tour

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18 reviews

Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise, Outlander & Whisky Tour

Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours
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From US$ 82.02 per person

See legendary Loch Ness, on a 1-hour cruise and stop off to explore the ruined Urquhart Castle. Enjoy lunch in Beauly and learn the true stories which inspired Outlander at Culloden and Clava Cairns.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Enjoy many iconic Scottish experiences in just one day
  • Marvel at legendary Loch Ness and view the ancient ruins of Urquhart Castle on board the Loch Ness Cruise
  • Explore beautiful Beauly and its Priory
  • Learn the true story that inspired Outlander at Culloden Battlefield
  • Attempt your own journey through the stones at Clava Cairns
Full description

Depart central Inverness and journey to the world-famous Loch Ness, where you will join a 1-hour cruise to Urquhart Castle. You'll have time to explore the 13th-century ruins on foot as part of this tour.

Afterward, enjoy lunch in one of the charming local cafés in Beauly and explore Beauly Priory, used in the film Outlander. Next, stop at an ancient pine forest to see waterfalls. Visit a Highland whisky distillery, and join an optional tour to learn about whisky production and sample a wee dram.

Listen to tales of the Jacobite rebellions and the brutal Battle of Culloden, on a visit to Culloden Battlefield. Outlander fans will love the mysterious burial chambers and standing stones at Clava Cairns. When you’ve heard the harrowing history behind the Outlander story, you might not want to travel back in time to meet Jamie Fraser after all. Return to Inverness in the early evening.

  • 1-hour cruise on Loch Ness
  • Urquhart Castle Entrance
  • Transportation on an air-conditioned midi-coach
  • Local expert guide
  • Beauly Priory visit
  • Roundtrip transportation from Inverness
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Culloden Battlefield Exhibition (pay locally)
  • Gratuities
  • Whisky Distillery Visit
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at Inverness Bus Station Stance 6. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs to check-in.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

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  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • Please be advised that children under 5 years old may not take part in the tour, while anyone aged 5-17 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no maximum age restrictions
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 18 reviews

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We had a fantastic day the weather stayed good so enjoyed the cruise on the loch the whole day was excellent thanks to our guide Duffie who was very knowledgable and kept us amused he talked us through all the history of the attractions we visited and many more definitely recommend this trip and hope you are lucky and get Duffie as your guide

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August 9, 2021


Fraser was a great guide. Knew his history, extremely personable and as i have been a guide in the past know that it comes across if you love your job. Fraser loves his job and therefore makes the day more pleasurable. Thank you Fraser Duff! Will be back for the tour up to Skye...

September 1, 2019

Very good day out with fun guide

Interesting day out with Duffy as our excellent guide. Covered lots of things : Loch Ness, Urquhart castle, beauly, Great Ord distillery and Culluden battle field. Only minor thing was we were surprised we had to pay extra for the Whisky tour at the distillery even though described as a Whisky tour

July 9, 2019

Product ID: 219747