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Loch Ness, Whisky & Outlander- Day Tour From Inverness

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    1 day

  • Start time

    8:45am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to 19 Union St, Inverness IV1 1QA, Across from the entrance to the Victorian Market.

  • Ending Point

    same as the meeting point

Key Highlights

  • Head into the Scottish Highlands and enjoy a cruise out on Loch Ness, searching for that famous monster
  • Take in the ruins of Uruhart Castle on the banks pf Loch Ness
  • Head around Beauly Priory, a location used in the popular Outlander series
  • Learn of the battles and the myths at Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns with your expert local guide

Overview

Leaving the capital, from the Edinburgh Bus Station, we learn about the Old and New Town of Edinburgh as we hea towards our first stop of the day, *Midhope Castle - the real-life Lallybroch and home of Jamie Fraser.

We then visit Doune Castle, one of Scotland's best preserved medieval castles and used as teh setting for Castle Leoch in Outlander. The castle is also featured as Winterfell in Game of Thrones and Monty Python's Holy Grail.

Our journey takes us on to the Kingdom of Fife, an area of great historical importance and the ancestral home of Scottish monarchs. We spend time for lunch in Culross, the fictional village of 'Cranesmuir' where Claire is accused of witchcraft. This charming village is the most complete example of a 17th and 18th century burgh in Scotland today.

After lunch we continue to the village of Falkland, used for filming 1940's Inverness. With over 28 listed buildings it gives a good representation of this period. Our final Outlander filming location is the impressive Blackness Castle, featured as Fort William in the series. We will be arriving back in Edinburgh early evening.

 There will be some days where Midhope Castle is closed due to filming.

Please note

Adults / Students must be over 18 at the time of travel. 

Passenger dropoff is at Waterloo Place Princes Street 

Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card. 

Must have travel insurance 

The minimum age for a Highland Explorer Tour passenger is 5 years old. 

Those who are 17 years old pay the adult price, but need to be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over. 

Multi-Day Travel Declaration: Passengers travelling on one of our multi-day tours are required to fill in a Travel Declaration form that states that proof of double vaccination or proof of negative lateral flow antigen test is required before embarking on our tour. If a passenger does not wish to take a test and cannot produce a vaccine passport/certificate or negative test result, the Operator reserves the right to refuse to allow 'the passenger ' to take part in the tour. In such case, the Operator will not be liable for any refund, compensation or any additional cost incurred by the passenger. 

Please arrive to check-in 15 minutes before departure 

Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark.

Highland hotels and guesthouses do not have lifts/elevators. Guests should be able to walk up steps in order to access rooms. 

The summer and winter itineraries vary slightly.

You will no longer have a distillery tour, but there will still be a chance to learn about the process as well as try some whisky

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