Incentive Travel Itinerary

If you are coming to Inverness and Loch Ness with work, You might want to book an Incentive Business Travel experience. Here is our sample Business Incentive Travel Itinerary to give you some ideas to enjoy with clients or colleagues.

Day One – Incentive Travel Itinerary

After your short transfer from Inverness Airport arrive and check-in to you the new 5* Ness Walk Hotel. In the historic Highland city of Inverness, on the leafy banks of the River Ness, lies Ness Walk. This stunning new addition to the city redefines luxury and Highland hospitality.

One of the luxury bedrooms at Ness Walk Hotel, Inverness five star hotel

Depart the hotel and head East to the village of Cawdor and a private tour of Cawdor Castle and afternoon tea with the Dowager Countess Cawdor. A fairy-tale castle which you can touch and see and sense for yourself, with its low doorways, turnpike stairs, massive walls warmed by rare tapestries and its original kitchen, Cawdor is a place where you can slip right into Scottish History.

Cawdor Castle Exterior and Gardens

After leaving Cawdor on the way back to Inverness top for a visit of Culloden Battlefield with a Jacobite display. Visiting Culloden the last hand-to-hand battle fought on British soil takes on a whole new meaning with the visitor centre and interactive exhibition. The battlefield itself is restored to as close as possible to that marched on by the two sides on that fateful day.

three actors dressed for the Jacobite rebellion at Culloden Battlefield

Back in Inverness enjoy a short walking tour of the city finishing at Castle Viewpoint that offers amazing 360° views of Inverness and the Scottish Highlands.

Inverness Castle Viewing Platform

After time to relax dinner this evening will be in the Hotels fine dining restaurant, the stunning new restaurant Torrish; set in the original drawing room, Torrish is blazoned with traditional detailing with stunning views over the river.

Ness Walk Scallop Dish at their Torrish Restaurant

Day Two – Incentive Travel Itinerary

After a traditional Scottish breakfast depart the hotel for a short cycle along River Ness and the Caledonian Canal to Dochgarroch.

Man cycling along the Caledonian Canal

On arrival at Dochgarroch, you will be met by staff Cruise Loch Ness where you will be dressed for an exhilarating RIB boat trip on the world-famous Loch Ness.

RIB boat trip on the world-famous Loch Ness

You will disembark at Urquhart Castle for a guided tour and discover more than 1,000 years of stirring history centred on the Great Glen. Urquhart Castle, on the shores of Loch Ness, that has seen some of the most dramatic chapters in our nation’s story.

Urquhart Castle overlooking Loch Ness on a summers day

After visiting the Castle stop for a quick lunch in Fiddlers Highland Restaurant and Bar, Fiddler’s is a warm, inviting restaurant offering traditional Scottish dishes surrounded by a selection of over 600 different bottles of Whisky and with over 30 different Scottish Ales on offer.

Fiddler's Highland Restaurant & Bar

After lunch, visit the historic village of Beauly. Enjoy shopping at Campbells of Beauly, Campbell’s retail emporium is an experience in itself with a truly original and characterful charm to its rustic and vintage appearance. The alchemy of the original fixtures and fittings from 1858 with the contemporary products sold today makes for both a unique appearance and experience.

Couple selecting shooting hats at the historic Campbell's of Beauly Shop
Photographer Andrew Pickett

From Beauly, it’s a very short drive to Glen Ord distillery where you will enjoy a private tour of the distillery followed by a tasting of their Singleton Whisky.

Couple doing a whisky tasting tour in the cellars of Glen Ord whiskey distillery

After the tasting, return to Ness Walk Hotel and relax before departing for dinner at the Town House. Here you will enjoy tales of the area from a Highland storyteller.

The Town House building exterior in Inverness city centre

Day Three – Business Incentive Travel Trip

After a traditional Scottish breakfast depart the hotel for the short drive to Inverness Marina and a trip out on the Beauly, Inverness and Moray Firths with Dolphin Spirit to see the wildlife and dolphins in their natural environment.

Dolphins Jumping in the Morray Firth on a Dolphin Spirit boat trip in inverness

After the trip, depart the Marina to the exclusive Achnagairn estate where you will check-in for 1 night. Achnagairn Castle is a luxury venue providing all that is needed for a truly unique experience, with a vaulted ballroom, designer bedrooms and luxurious individual bathrooms, not to mention the gracious reception rooms, a stay translates into inspiration.

Achnagairn Castle Scotland

The afternoon is free for your choice of optional activities, perhaps a mini Highland Games in the grounds, maybe a round of golf on one of the many area courses, try your luck at fly fishing or relax with a spa treatment. Or pop along the road to the wonderful Wardlaw mausoleum for a bit of Scots History.

Things To Do in Inverness Loch Ness

Tonight the Gala Evening will start with cocktails in the drawing-room and a presentation of the history and products of the award-winning Loch Ness Spirits.

Award Winning Loch Ness Gin Made By Loch Ness Spirits on South Loch Ness

You will then be invited to take your seats for dinner in the spectacular vaulted ballroom for a Highland feast showcasing the best of the local produce.

After dinner dance the night away with a traditional ceilidh.

The Ball Room set up for a gala dinner at Perfect Manors Achnagairn Castle

Day Four – Incentive Travel Scotland

This morning will be an early start as we leave Achnagarin to Glen Affric for a sunrise breakfast in the most spectacular location

Beautiful Glen Affic in Autumn, view of a loch

After breakfast enjoy the peace and quiet and calm mirrored waters as you go canoeing on Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhoin

An Autumn canoe safari
VisitBritain Image by Andrew Pickett

Leaving Glen Affric, return to Inverness for a light pub lunch at The Snow Goose before heading back to Inverness Airport and your departure flight.

Contact our team for help planning your Business Incentive Travel Itinerary.