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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Inverness and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Inverness activities? We have 40 tour ideas.


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Attraction Tickets

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre Entrance Ticket

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 14.40


March to the front lines of a famous battlefield during a visit to the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre. Using your ticket to gain entry, explore the site where the Jacobites were defeated and revisit that fateful day in April 1746. View the exhibits, which include original artifacts and... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Independent Loch Ness Cycle Tour from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 39.28


Cycle to Loch Ness. Most visitors to Inverness will want to make a trip out to Loch Ness. The south side of the Loch offers quiet country roads and an easy to ride, easy to navigate route from Inverness with options to extend the ride if you've got more miles in your legs!

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Cultural Tours

Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle Visit

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 44.52


Explore Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle with this enchanting 4 hour tour. Take a one hour cruise leaving from Dochgarroch Lock, 4 miles outside Inverness where you will sail down the Caledonian Canal with other guests on the Jacobite Rebel, before entering Loch Ness to one of the most wonderful views available. Listen to a live guide as he tells you stories about the history of Loch Ness before getting off and spending 2 hours... Read More

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Day Cruises

Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 18.33


Discover the mystery surrounding Loch Ness on a 1-hour cruise from Clansman Harbour. Situated only a twenty minutes` drive from central Inverness, Loch Ness is one of the world`s most famous lakes. Climb aboard an open-air cruise boat and make your way across the mysterious loch, taking in awe-inspiring natural vistas of lush greenery and rambling hills. Admire views of the romantic ruins of Urquhart... Read More

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Day Cruises

Cruise the Caledonian Canal, Sail on Loch Ness and View Urquhart Castle

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 26.19


Discover the beauty of the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness and enjoy views of Urquhart Castle from the water.

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Day Cruises

Cruise the Caledonian Canal, Sail Loch Ness and View Urquhart Castle

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes
Priced From: USD 30.12


Cruise the Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness and view Urquhart Castle from the water on our 3-hour, 20 minute cruise from Tomnahurich Bridge, Inverness.

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Day Cruises

Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise including Urquhart Castle

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 39.28


Discover the beauty of the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness and enjoy a visit to Urquhart Castle.

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Day Cruises

Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 45.83


Unravel the mystery surrounding Loch Ness on this 3.5-hour trip from Inverness. With an expert guide, enjoy a scenic coach ride from the city center to Clansman Harbor. Climb aboard a cruise boat and slip away from the shore as you make your way across the mysterious loch to Urquhart Castle for a... Read More

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Day Cruises

Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise Including Urquhart Castle

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 41.90


Cruise across Loch Ness and explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle on this 2.5-hour trip from Inverness. With a professional guide, soak up the sights on a coach ride from the city center to Clansman Harbour (until 2nd April) or Dochgarroch (April - Sep). Then, board a cruise boat and stay on the... Read More

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Day Trips

Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 90.35


This day trip from Inverness visits some of the main attractions of the Orkney Islands including Skara Brae, The Churchill Barriers, Scapa Flow, The Ring of Brodgar and The Standing Stones of Stenness. You will also have a stop in Kirkwall with the opportunity to see Kirkwall's magnificent 12th century cathedral of St Magnus.

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Day Trips

Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 72.02


Explore the romantic Isle of Skye on a full-day trip from Inverness. Taking in spectacular Highland scenery, your tour passes Loch Ness and the ruins of Eilean Donan Castle before reaching Skye, where gnarly mountain peaks and hillsides swathed in purple heather are framed by soft, sandy beaches. Enjoy lunch in Broadford and walks around Loch Slappin and the Strathaird Peninsula. Before returning to Inverness, pass the... Read More

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Day Trips

Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness Including Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, the Quiraing, Portree and Faerie Glen

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 90.35


This ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness enables you to explore all of the must-see sights on Skye, including the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, the Quiraing, Portree and Faerie Glen, plus Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Ness enroute.<br />This tour company is the only tour... Read More

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Day Trips

Skye and Eilean Donan Castle - Day tour from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 68.09


Sharp geological formations, crumbling coastlines and wind-swept valleys: Skye is mother-nature at her dramatic best. And on this day-tour you explore the best of it in the comfort of a luxury, 16 seat mini-coach.Let our experienced driver-guide take you on a... Read More

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Day Trips

Cairngorm National Park and Speyside Whisky Day Tour from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 43.21


This is your chance to experience an inspirational blend of Scottish sights and flavors in the comfort of a luxury, 16 seat mini-coach.Let the experienced driver-guide take you on a journey through the delights of the rolling hills and wildlife of Cairngorm National... Read More

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Day Trips

Day-Trip to Torridon, Applecross, and Eilean Donan from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 55.00


Keep an eye out for fantastic beasts and faeries on an 11-hour trip through the ancient wilderness of Scotland. Travel across the Scottish highlands in the comfort of a luxury mini-coach limited to a small-group of 16 people. See Beinn Eighe Ridge and the world-renown Loch Maree.... Read More

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Day Trips

Full-Day Loch Ness and Glen Affric Tour from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 31.43


Discover the mysteries of Loch Ness, venture through the scintillating beauty of Glen Affric, and take the back roads to the historic Beauly Priory, in the comfort of a luxury, 16 seat mini-coach on this small-group full-day tour.Let the experienced driver-guide take you... Read More

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Day Trips

The Complete Loch Ness Experience Day Tour from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 30.12


No one can resist the mythical Loch Ness: its beauty evokes a sense of wonder, while its monstrous depths are legendary. On this 7-hour small-group tour, you explore all of it in the comfort of a luxury, 16 seat mini-coach. You can enjoy incredible views, learn about the historic ruins of... Read More

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Day Trips

Isle of Skye Full-Day Tour from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 91.66


Enjoy a day trip exploring Isle of Skye in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus that seats up to 8 people. Relax as your professional, Scottish, kilted tour guide takes you on a journey through Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Old Man of Storr and much more. Eat a 1-hour lunch in Portree (own expense). Take home precious memories on this small-group tour that is limited to 8 people for a more personalized... Read More

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Day Trips

Highlander Loch Ness Day Tour from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 98.21


Enjoy an 8 hour  trip with us, let us give you a flavour of the lush hills and glens in and around the world famous and mysterious Loch Ness on our Highlander (Loch Ness) Tour, and experience tasters of our unique culture, history and landscape.<br />The 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... Read More

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Day Trips

Applecross Peninsula Day Trip from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 58.92


Visit the land that time forgot – the magnificent Applecross Peninsula – on Scotland's wonderfully windswept west coast. Remote and isolated, yet only a couple hours' drive from Inverness, the area boasts dramatic Highland scenery and an abundance of wildlife. Travel over the steep Bealach nam Ba pass, spend time at leisure in Applecross village and head through Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve on this must-do... Read More

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Day Trips

Best of the Scottish Highlands Tour from Inverness: Black Isle, Loch Ness and Scotch Whisky

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 58.92


Venture through Scotland's Highlands on a full-day trip from Inverness with an expert guide. Traveling by luxury minivan, you'll explore the area known as the Black Isle, home to incredibly barren yet beautiful scenery. Visit the sleepy fishing village of Cromarty, see bottlenose dolphins at... Read More

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Day Trips

John o’Groats and Duncansby Head Day Trip from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 72.02


Visit the northeastern tip of the British mainland on this must-do day trip to John o'Groats and Duncansby Head from Inverness. Traveling by luxury minivan with an expert guide, you'll pass through a rugged landscape of unspoiled natural beauty, stopping at the picturesque seaside village of... Read More

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Day Trips

Royal Dee-side and Malt Whisky Day Tour from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 64.16


A fantastic day out from Inverness with to discover the Royal Dee-side and the Malt Whisky Trail. Visit Cawdor Castle, Ballater and see the beauty of the Cairngorms National Park.

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Day Trips

Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise Including Visit to Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Exhibition Centre

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 60.23


Enjoy a full-day guided coach tour including a cruise on Loch Ness. Depart from Inverness and take in Corrimoney Cairns, the Loch Ness Centre, Urquhart Castle and a one hour cruise on Loch Ness. You can listen to fascinating facts and legends with live commentary on board.

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Distillery Tours

Whisky Bus Tour from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 116.54


Our Whisky Bus tour from Inverness has been carefully crafted to give malt whisky fans an interesting and insightful introduction to the Highland and Speyside whisky regions. We have selected four of our favourite distilleries, each of whom is delighted to provide our guests with a unique experience so, with a behind-the-scenes distillery tour at Tomatin, a warehouse tasting at Glenfarclas,... Read More

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Dolphin Boat Trips On Purpose Built Passenger Vessel

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 80 minutes
Priced From: USD 23.57


See the world's most northerly population of Bottlenose Dolphins in the Moray Firth.&nbsp; An experience made all the more enjoyable by the stability and space offered by the tour boat, Dolphin Spirit.<br />This purpose-built passenger vessel offers easy access, all round visibility and... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Highland and Speyside Explorer Tour from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 77.26


On this ultimate sightseeing tour you will gain a fascinating insight into the history, culture and landscapes of the Highlands and Speyside. With visits to prehistoric burial cairns, Culloden Battlefield, two castles and a traditional woollen mill, plus plenty of other sights along the way, there is something for everyone on this fantastic day out!<br /><br />All admission fees... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Speyside Whisky and Moray Firth Coast Day Tour from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 41.90


Whether you're a whisky lover or a whisky learner, you're bound to get a taste for it in the beautiful region of Speyside, in the comfort of a luxury, 16 seat mini-coach.The area is home to around 50% of all Scottish whisky distilleries, so there's almost too much to see... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

3 Day Tour: Highlands of Scotland Whisky and Hiking

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 641.62


Experience all the aspects of the whisky story on this hiking adventure in the heart of Scotland's whisky country. There will be plenty of time to talk whisky, politics, history or any other subject under the sun as you explore the wild scenery of the Highlands of Scotland with your guide, who... Read More

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

City Sightseeing Inverness Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 13.09


See the best of Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour! Sightsee at your own pace aboard an open-top, double-decker bus, as well as a boat route on Loch Ness. You can hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 13 stops to see top attractions of Inverness, including Abertarff House, Caledonian Canal, Merkinch Nature Reserve and Inverness Castle.

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Early Morning Canoe Safari

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 72.02


Early morning journey by Canadian Canoe. A gentle flat water paddle through the impressive Aigas Gorge to look for otters and feeding osprey as the sun rises... a truly memorable experience.

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Kayaking & Canoeing

5-Day Great Glen Canoe Expedition from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 687.45


A wonderful 5-day Great Glen Canoe Trail camping expedition, fully-catered, with an experienced, local guide and spectacular scenery as you travel from the west coast to east by canoe or kayak.

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Literary, Art & Music Tours

Diana Gabledon’s ’Outlander’ Experience - Private Full Day Tour

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 523.77


Visit the times and places from Diana Gabledon's 'Outlander' experience<br /><br />The amazing success of Diana Gabaldon's books and DVD series is the inspiration for this bespoke tour. We will take you to as many of the real life locations that feature in the adventure tales and... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

2 Day Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Tour From Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 162.37


Explore the magical Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle, Fairy Pools, Neist Point, Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr plus much more on this 2-day small-group tour from Iverness. Travel by a air-conditioned minivan to see the jewels of the Isles on this jam-packed multi-day journey.

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Hebrides Tour from Inverness: Isles of Lewis and Harris

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 464.84


Discover Scotland's stunning archipelago – the Outer Hebrides -- on this 3-day tour from Inverness. After traveling by minibus through the Scottish Highlands to the northwest seaside town of Ullapool, take a ferry to the Isle of Lewis – your Hebridean base for three days. Explore the... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Orkney Islands Tour from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 451.75


Leave mainland Scotland behind and travel across the North Sea to reach the Orkney Islands on this incredible 3-day trip from Inverness. Remote yet enticing, this breathtaking little collection of islands boast stunning scenery, an abundance of wildlife and untold amounts of archaeological treasures. Visit the poignant Italian Chapel that was built during the Second World War, and discover the monuments known as the Heart of... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Mountain Bike Tour in The Cairngorms

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 350.27


Mountain biking tour on natural trails in Britain's largest national park - The Cairngorms. The trails pass through beautiful Caledonian pine trees; along the sides of clear, freshwater lochs; up heather-clad hillsides and along the tops of spectacular broad ridges for stunning views stretching for miles across the Highlands. These routes are varied in habitat and terrain. The aim is to experience a wide variety of landscapes... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Full-Day Private Guided Hike in the Scottish Highlands from Aviemore

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 216.05


Explore the more remote parts of the Highlands of Scotland and experience them personally in the company of a knowledgeable and experienced guide on this full-day hike from Aviemore. The guide, who has a lifelong interest in all aspects of the outdoors, can bring to life the scenery... Read More

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Wifi everywhere in Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 88.50


Enjoy unlimited internet everywhere in Scotland&nbsp;with 4G-LTE Pocket WiFi. Stay connected anytime and avoid data roaming charges for your next travel in Scotland.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Inverness Airport Transfer to South Skye or Lochalsh

Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 347.00


We&nbsp;will collect you and up to 3 passengers from your flight and transport you via Loch Ness and past Eilean Donan Castle to your accommodation in Lochalsh or South Skye.

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