Looking to explore Inverness and beyond by joining a guided tour? Or to explore Loch Ness on a boat tour? Our Highland tours will make sure that you don’t miss out on the things you should see and do whilst visiting the area. With excellent local knowledge to enhance your experience of this beautiful and fascinating area, make your holiday into a trip of a lifetime.
Choose from outdoor activities, nature experiences and boat trips to minibus tours tailored to your requirements. We also offer Loch Ness cruise tours and you can even enjoy motorbike tours! The choice is yours.
Our excellent local tour companies and guides will ensure you make the most of your visit.
Use the map below to find Highland tours and Loch Ness boat trips.
The magnificent Scottish Highlands is a truly wonderful place to explore. But if you’re short of time or need some guidance on where to go and what to see, that’s where our Inverness and Highland tours come in. Not only will experienced guides take care of the itinerary for the day, they’ll also provide the transportation. And they’ll regale you with true stories, myths and legends of each iconic location.
Starting in Inverness, a one-day tour or multi-day tour can take you all around our famous Loch Ness, visiting the beautiful villages and amazing attractions along its shores. Or, it can take you into the mountains. To see breath-taking sights such as Loch Maree, Torridon Hills, Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Affric or the Cairngorms National Park. Not forgetting spectacular islands like Skye, Lewis, Harris and Orkney.
Some tour companies will take you on a private tour or put together a custom itinerary just for your group. Please contact your tour operator directly to discuss your requirements.
A boat trip is a fantastic way to explore the mysterious waters of Loch Ness. Operating all year round, Loch Ness cruises are always a very popular day trip.
The legend of the Loch Ness Monster dates back to around 500 AD when images of an aquatic beast were carved into rocks near the loch. Ever since, sightings of a large, serpent-like creature have been reported. To this day, tourists are attracted to the loch by the idea of a mysterious monster lurking below. There’s no better chance to spot Nessie than by getting out on the water. Whether you believe the stories or not, it’s an amazing experience.
Although many take a boat trip in search of the elusive monster, they discover so much more on their way. Including some of the most stunning scenery in the world! And of course, ancient castles and monuments, a dark and fascinating history and wonderful Scottish wildlife.
Loch Ness cruises and boat trips make a great day trip from Inverness, which is just a 30-minute drive away. And, if you want to spend longer out on the loch, boating holidays are hugely popular too.
For wildlife lovers, there are many nature tours on offer. Wild deer, red squirrels, birds of prey, bottlenose dolphins, seals and more call the Scottish Highlands their home. You can enjoy wildlife viewing excursions over water, particularly on the Moray Firth. Join a speedboat experience to see our abundant Scottish sea life. Or, take part in wildlife watching trips on land.
Every season in the Highlands has its special moments. In winter, snow-topped mountains provide a jaw-dropping backdrop to any Loch Ness boat tour. In spring, nature bursts back into life with the fresh, vibrant green of new growth and early blossoms. Summer’s colours are warm and bright, with carpets of purple heather covering the hills. The long days and short nights leave plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. Autumn, of course, means the bronzes and golds of the changing of the leaves, and the nip in the air makes the prospect of a hearty meal and a warming dram at the end of the day very appealing. Any season is perfect for exploring Scotland and our Highland visitor attractions.
On a highland tour, you can enjoy our area’s historic gems. From the majestic Urquhart Castle to the Caledonian Canal, a wonder of the industrial age that is still very much in use today. You can look out for small villages, crofts and farms that are dotted around this huge stretch of water. If your interest is geology, you can trace the fault lines that make up the Great Glen Way along the length of Loch Ness. Nature lovers can spot a wealth of wildlife on the water, such as indigenous and migrating birds. Or, look for leaping trout and salmon. If you’re really lucky you may see an otter or deer on the shore. As for Loch Ness’ most famous and reclusive resident monster… keep your eyes peeled, you never know!
If you choose to join a one-day or multi-day tour from Inverness, you can explore areas further afield. Wherever you travel in Scotland, you’ll be surrounded by history and nature. Simply browse the Highland tour providers and boat cruise operators above to find your perfect trip.
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