Highlander Loch Ness And Culloden Battlefield From Inverness

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  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy an 8-hour trip to get a flavor of the lush hills and glens in and around the world famous and mysterious Loch Ness. Experience tastes of this unique culture, history and landscape. The small-group tour will be in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus that seats up to 8 people. Relax with your professional, Scottish, kilted tour guide as they take you on a journey to Loch Ness, the Black Isle, Chanonry Point (Dolphins), Glen Ord Distillery, Culloden battlefield and Clava Cairns.


Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Day trip (destination A to B)

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Happy Tours, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Meet and Greet in front of the Columba hotel for departure of all our tours
Meet at 8:45am for tour departure ay 9:00am

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Photo stop to see this world famour loch that holds the most volume of water of any lochs. Perhaps you might see it's most famous inhabitant Nessie!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Stop here and admire the wonderful views of this iconic castle. Hear the history and folklore from your guide and take some photos of the castle and spectacular view down the loch

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Glen Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Learn about the single malt whisky produced at the distillery and take the Short Exhibition Tour and Tasting at 3 per person

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Clootie Well, Munlochy, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Hear about the traditions of the well and marvel at the cloths or "clooties" that are hanging there. Once you know the story you may want to leave your own Clootie.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chanonry Point, Fortrose, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

This is one on the best places to spot Bottlenosed Dolphin in the UK.
See The lighthouse and see views across the water to Inverness and Fort George. Hear about the legend of the Brahan Seer....

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Culloden battlefield, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Experience the feelings evoked by standing on the site of the last pitched battle fought on British mainland soil. Your guide will take you round around the battlefield showing you Memorial Clan Markers, the Memorial Cairn and much much more

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Clava Cairns, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Have a guided tour around the prehistoric site and marvel at the Standing Stones and Burial Cairns, learning their history from your guide.

Duration: 30 minutes


Bottled water

Professional local guide


Live commentary on board



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry fees to attractions

Loch Ness cruise


Glen Ord Distillery Tour and Tasting

Entrance to Urquhart Castle

Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle

Entry/Admission - Glen Ord Distillery

Additional Info

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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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  • 28-Nov-2019

    We did this tour with another couple on a cold wintery day. Our guide Bill was a lecturer in Scottish history and wore his clan’s tartan garment during the tour. His tales on the Culloden Battlefield really brought the Jacobite history alive (I wasn’t looking forward to visiting the battlefield, but it turned out to be one of the highlights). The highlands are spectacular and our stop at a Scotch distillery was a plus. All in all, a very worthwhile tour.

  • 21-Nov-2019

    We had booked the Culloden tour for a Monday. Happy Tours contacted me prior to the date inquiring if we could go Tuesday instead. That worked for us and we agreed. Unknown to me was that the Tuesday tour was the Isle of Skye tour. We enjoyed the tour but would have gone to Culloden on our own had we known the tour had changed. The tour operator should have been clear on the change

  • 14-Oct-2019

    We had a great day with Bill MacDonald on our trip that included a scotch distillery and visit to several places all of you Outlander fans will recognize and love. Bill made the places come alive and was great at giving the ‘story behind the story’. It was well worth it! We left at 9am and we’re back by 6pm.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    I absolutely loved this tour. Our guide, Tony, was great. He gave lots of information and went out of his way to make sure we got fantastic photos.

  • 21-Aug-2019

    Bill was our guide and his knowledge of Scottish history and current social and political climate as well as his story telling abilities made this tour such a success! I could not have imagined a more moving and overwhelming visit to Culloden than the one Bill organized for us. Highly recommend!

  • 26-Jul-2019

    Our tour guide, Alan, made this tour the most fun and memorable out of all the tours we've been on in Scotland the past 2 weeks.
    Alan is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about sharing Scotland's history.
    Many details made the day very special including his great sense of humour, Scottish music, and spectacular views of the countryside.
    Thank you, Alan!

  • 22-Jul-2019

    I highly enjoyed this tour Gordon, our guide and driver, was friendly and knowledgeable. 4 out of 5 as I felt a bit rushed in the afternoon when we arrived in Culloden and Clava Cairns which were the sites that everyone wanted to visit and my main reason for choosing this tour. We did managed to see all of it but as mentioned I felt a bit rushed at the end. Maybe as Culloden and Clava Cairns are the main sites, they should be visited in the morning. Whilst I enjoy Beauly priory I would have gladly skipped that for more time in Clava Cairns.

  • 05-Jul-2019

    Our tour guide Billy was absolutely amazing! He was so informative, friendly and accommodating. We made memories that will last a lifetime! SLAINTE!!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Fun tour.. he’s a font of knowledge on Scottish history... very interesting and informative... passionate on his love of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This was our first day in Inverness and it was an amazing start. Drew was a wonderful host, with vast knowledge of the area and it’s history. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to spend the day seeing all the beautiful spots and history the Highlands has to offer.

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