Our new Outlander tour from Inverness explores the locations used in the popular TV and book series. Experience the battlefield of Culloden, touch the standing stones of Clava Cairns, cruise along Loch Ness and visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle.
Departing Inverness, we journey east in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire to Culloden Battlefield, our first stop of the day. The Battlefield was featured in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books and in the TV series. Enjoy a stop at the modern visitor centre and discover why this historic battle only lasted for one hour and how it has changed the way of life for the Highlanders ever since.
After Culloden, we stop briefly at the Clava Cairns; the standing stones are similar to the stones Claire used to step back in time. Get ready to touch the stones and have your photo opportunity before you could be whisked back in time to 1743!
We move on to our next stop of the day; Beauly Priory. The now ruined building was the setting for the burial place of the Lovat Frasers; it’s here where Claire meets the seer Maisri. Enjoy a short visit to the priory, with time for lunch, and admire it’s beautiful surroundings.
Moving on from Beauly, we pass Beaufort Castle, Fraser of Lovat’s Seat in Outlander, and onwards to Kilarlity, where we will stop for a visit to Wardlaw Mausoleum. Here we can visit the mausoleum and utter the Clan Fraser motto, “Je suis prest” – “I am ready!” and explore the final resting place of the Clan Chief Lord Lovat.
We then stop at Urquhart Castle; an ancient fortress overlooking Loch Ness, and possibly one of the most iconic sites in the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy time here to explore the ruined castle and learn of its turbulent history. For Outlander fans, see where Claire spots the ‘water horse’.
After Urquhart Castle, we will have the chance to take a boat cruise by Jacobite up to Dochgarroch to finish our Outlander tour (summer only). After a relaxing cruise, we will return to Inverness, where your tour will end.
Culloden Battlefield, 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' boat cruise, Urquhart Castle
Please note - certain Jacobite cruises are not suitable for wheelchair users or people with restricted mobility. Please click here to learn more from their official website.
In Winter, this tour will return at 17.15.
Tel: +44 (0) 131 226 6066
Your one day Loch Ness and the Highlands tour from Inverness departs at 08:45 hrs from Inverness Bus Station (Stance 6).
You can view our departure point via the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/Di184JkubW42
Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.
The price of your one day tour from Inverness includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.
All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.
Rates for your optional extras are as follows:
1st April 2019- March 2020:
We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attraction which is visited whilst on tour.
Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees must be paid in cash only.
No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.
All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.
Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.
Yes, all of our tours are in English.
Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.
If you require a written translation of your tour, just let us know at the time of booking and we'll arrange one for you. Written translations are available for this tour in the following languages:
As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!
Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!
We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16 years are eligible for the concessionary rate.
We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.