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Discover Canyoning in Dollar Glen

1. Discover Canyoning in Dollar Glen

See the Scottish countryside from a different angle. Customize your private canyoning trip and see the stunning Dollar Glen Canyon, the cascading Dollar Glen Falls, and ancient volcanic rocks. Meet your guide in the parking lot, and follow them on a scenic hike through the Dollar Glen. At this beautiful vantage point, learn about the canyoning equipment you will use during your adventure. After donning your wetsuit harness and helmet, practice canyoning basics with your guide. Begin your personalized adventure. Descend a stunning canyon wall carved from 400 million-year-old volcanic rock to find glistening waterfalls and hidden pools. After an exhilarating couple of hours, take a short walk back to the parking lot for delicious homemade treats and refreshing drinks.

Oban: Historical Tour and Seafood Lunch

2. Oban: Historical Tour and Seafood Lunch

After meeting at the central point in Oban, you will be taken on a tour off the beaten track to local historical sites often not seen by the average tourist and learn about the origins and history of Oban. Visit Dunstaffanage Castle a ruined castle which has a unique local history dating back to the 12th-century. Then will visit the St. Conan's Kirk a uniquely famous and renowned architectural church which holds bones of Robert the Bruce. From there you will go to see Kilchurn Castle which dates to back to the 15th-century and was the original home of the Clan Campbell. You will then be taken through Glen Lonan, a hidden gem of a valley where standing stones and highland cattle can be seen. This glen is hard to find and not normally visited by tourists and is also on the "coffin trail" an ancient burial route of Scottish Kings and Queens on route to their final burial place in Iona. While exploring the glen you will have many opportunities to get up close and personal with the Highland cattle and calves. With your tour coming to an end, enjoy a seafood lunch on the fishing pier in Oban. You will learn about the local fishing economy and get to enjoy delicious local catches. Vegetarian and other dietary options available on request.

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Scottish Highlands Tour

3. Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Scottish Highlands Tour

Head north from Edinburgh and pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle. Skirt the Trossachs (Rob Roy country) before crossing the wilds of Rannoch Moor and moving on to dramatic Glencoe, the site of the massacre of the McDonald clan in 1692.  The tour takes you past Fort William and Britain's highest mountain, the mighty Ben Nevis, before following the Great Glen and stopping in the village of Fort Augustus by the shores of mysterious Loch Ness. You then have the option to take a boat trip on mysterious Loch Ness and hunt for Nessie, explore the shores of the loch, or simply relax and enjoy your free locally produced picnic lunch.  A typical lunch includes a bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches, and shortbread. Your return journey passes south along Loch Laggan stopping at one of the quaint Highland villages along the way.  After one last look at the spectacular Forth Bridges, arrive back in the capital at around 8:00 PM. Loch Ness Cruise option: A cruise on Loch Ness is an unforgettable experience, where you might just catch a glimpse of Nessie. Locally owned custom-built boats are used, designed with sonar and underwater imaging systems, giving you a fascinating view of the terrain and life underwater.  Enjoy the views with a coffee or beer from the onboard bar.  Purchase your cruise ticket from our office on the day of the tour. Tickets cost £16.50* and allow you to board the boat immediately on arrival in the village without having to queue. The Loch Ness Cruise is subject to availability during winter months. *Prices may vary slightly when purchased during the tour

From Inverness: Private Speyside Whisky Trail Guided Tour

4. From Inverness: Private Speyside Whisky Trail Guided Tour

Starting your day at 9.30am with hotel collection you will head towards You will start your day at the Glenmoray Distillery With a early morning tour and tasting of Glenmorays Finest . This Tour lasts about a hour, you will get to sample 2 whiskies here usually the 12 year and one of the others next you will arrive at the Cardhu Distillery . Understand, taste and enjoy single malt Scotch whisky like never before. you will have upto 1 hour to enjoy shop at taste at your own leisure. your final stop on this tour is the Glenlivet distillery is a distillery near Ballindalloch in Moray, Scotland that produces single malt Scotch whisky. It is the oldest legal distillery in the parish of Glenlivet, and the production place of the Scottish whisky of the same name. It was founded in 1824 and has operated almost continuously since here again you will 1 hour to shop taste enjoy the experience here before heading home to Inverness

Invergordon: Dunrobin Castle Private Tour Shore Excursion

5. Invergordon: Dunrobin Castle Private Tour Shore Excursion

Dunrobin Castle Tour From Invergordon port Take time to enjoy the grounds of the home to the Duke of Sutherland hear the ghost stories of the castle and maybe find the haunted bedroom . when you arrive at 10.30am you will be on time for falconry show weather permitting and have time for lunch here and a walk around the gardens Collecting You From Just Outside The Main Gates at the port of Cromarty Firth between 8.30am Finishing Around 4pm This tour starts by heading through ardross to Millionaires View Passing the Castle of Spite ( Carbisdale Castle ) - Falls of shin ( Salmon Jump Point mostly active June to August) - Dunrobin Castle - Dornoch - Glenmorangie Distillery - Taste & Whisky Shop 6 HOURS APPROX This Tour Collects only from Invergordon Port

From Oban: Harry Potter Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

6. From Oban: Harry Potter Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Embark on a fully guided tour from Oban to Glenfinan Viaduct, where you are guaranteed the chance to see the famous Jacobite train crossing the bridge, providing a magical and unforgettable experience. Admire the stunning views of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, and explore historic sites such as Castle Stalker, Dunstaffnage Castle, the Glenfinan Monument, and the Appin murder sites, which inspired the novel "Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Personalize your experience with the opportunity to customize the tour for groups of up to 14 people. A stop for lunch at a local restaurant is available upon request, offering a taste of traditional Scottish cuisine. With comfortable transportation and expert guidance, this tour provides a unique and immersive experience of the beauty and history of the Scottish Highlands.

Loch Lomond: Kayak Hire

7. Loch Lomond: Kayak Hire

Paddle across the calm waters of Loch Lomond to discover the beautiful scenery of mountains and islands. Enjoy an activity perfect for beginners through to experts. Meet your instructor in Luss and start with an on-land lesson to ensure you get most from your experience. Kayak on to the loch and head towards the nearby islands. Explore the Narrows, and stop for a walk on the island of Inchconnachan as you keep a look out for local wildlife. Choose from a 2 or 4-hour hire period to suit your schedule and enjoy a fun outdoor adventure.

Full-Day Custom Tour: Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands

8. Full-Day Custom Tour: Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands

When in the Highlands, you will feel at home. The further north, the wilder it gets. On this tour, you will enjoy beautiful scenery. Your driver/tour guide will be making stops for you to get great shots. As we mentioned before, it is a long tour, 330 miles, taking at least 10 hours to complete. We suggest you to do a two-days tour for the Highlands. But if you will not be able to do that. Make the most of your time by buying something to eat on the way during your quick stops. Because if you do spend time indoors in a restaurant or distillery, you would not have much time for enjoying the scenery and all the stops your driver/tour guide could make. You could always contact us and change the itinerary, swapping Loch Ness for a Loch not that far. This way you would have time to visit more attractions and make longer stops. PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT WE ARE BILINGUALS BUT WE DO NOT HAVE AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF GUIDES WHO SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE, UNFORTUNATELY : (. SO, WHEN BOOKING YOUR TOUR, PLEASE MAKE A REQUEST IF WE HAVE AVAILABLE GUIDES IN YOUR LANGUAGE. THANKS SO MUCH!!!

Luss: Loch Lomond Paddleboard Hire

9. Luss: Loch Lomond Paddleboard Hire

Discover Scottish nature and the islands around Loch Lomond by stand up paddleboard. Enjoy an outdoor adventure, with the option to choose from a 2 or 4-hour paddleboarding experience. Look out for the plentiful local wildlife as you glide across the water.  Meet in Luss, where an experienced instructor will give you a brief introduction to stand up paddleboarding on land. Paddle out onto the loch and be immersed in the beautiful landscape. Stop at nearby islands such as Inchconnachan and explore the Narrows, considered the jewel of Loch Lomond.

From Invergordon: Private Loch Ness Tour

10. From Invergordon: Private Loch Ness Tour

Visit one of the most famous Scottish Loch's in the world and maybe today is the day to spot our famous Nessie monster this tour is family friendly and will suit all ages . on our tour you will be Collectd From Just Outside The Main Gates at the port of Cromart Firth tour starts at 8.30am Finishing Around 4 pm This tour starts by heading to Mount gerald a view point of the Cromarty Firth Driving though Dingwall - Conan Bridge - Muir of Ord Your next stop will be Robertsons farm to see the Highland cow before going on to - Beauly Priory - Urquhart Castle - Lochness Exhibition Centre ( Visit the monster for pics ) - Wellington Layby For pictures & touch the warm waters of the loch Culloden Battlefield for the last bloody battle of the highlands 1749 - Clava Cairns ( Time Depending ) 6 HOURS APPROX Tour does not include passes ( only required for entry to Urquhart Castle Passengers Choice to go inside ) This Tour Collects from Invergordon Port

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What people are saying about Scottish Highlands

Great activity to do as a group or family. They had everything you need including wet suits if you want to hire them. Good instructions and life jackets supplied then basically they let you off in the water to do your own thing. We were very lucky with the weather and the views you get of the loch are amazing. Definitely worth doing.

Craig was an excellent driver and guide. He booked tours and tastings for us and gave us lots of advise on which whiskeys to try and how to taste them. He made an excellent lunch reservation for us and made the whole day really enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this tour

Excellent personalized tour with a great guide who knows the history of Scotland inside out. This visit allows you to see most of the highlands, to stop when you want and to visit without the inconvenience of groups. A full day is necessary, a must in Scotland.

Excellent communication and speedy set up on arrival. Was a beautiful day and was lovely to have a few hours freedom kayaking on the loch, the views were spectacular

Super fun way to see Loch Lomond and all the little islands in the middle! It was fantastic to get off the kayaks on one of these little isolated islands