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Half-Day Loch Ness Tour from Inverness with Pick up

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This Half-Day GoHighlands Loch Ness Tour from Inverness promises to be fun and full of interesting sections of history.
Explore the wild and beautiful Scottish Highlands on this small-group tour from Inverness. Following pickup from your hotel, hop aboard an air-conditioned vehicle and head into nature. Visit the Bronze Age–era Clava Cairns and the Culloden Battlefield. Then, look out for Nessie. As you go, Learn all about Highland Clan families and culture. This small-group tour is capped at seven people for a personal outing.
See many of the Highlands’ key attractions, all in just half a day. Round-trip transit from your hotel makes getting around seamless. See castles, battlefields, archeological sites, and even Loch Ness

Kick back and let your driver 'Go Highlands' take you there.

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Stop At: Clava Cairns, Balnuaran of Clava, IV2 5EU Scotland

Our first stop will be to the Clava cairns.

Clava Cairns are a well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery complex of passage graves; ring cairns, kerb cairns and standing stones in a beautiful setting.

Clava Cairns or the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava are a group of three Bronze Age cairns located near Inverness. A hugely significant and exceptionally well preserved prehistoric site, Clava Cairns is a fantastic example of the distant history of Highland Scotland, dating back about 4,000 years.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Culloden Moor IV2 5EU Scotland

Our second stop... is a visit to the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite Rising – the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil between Scotland and England. Explore the interactive visitor centre, view fascinating artefacts from both sides of the confrontation, and experience the battle in our immersive surround cinema.

On 16 April 1746, the final Jacobite Rising came to a brutal head. Jacobite supporters, seeking to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British thrones, gathered to fight the Duke of Cumberland's government troops. It was the last pitched battle on British soil and, in less than an hour, around 1,500 men were slain – more than 1,000 of them Jacobites.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dochgarroch, Dochgarroch, Loch Ness Region, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

We now travel to Dochgarroch Locks, fascinating to see the boats as they clinb up through the Caledonian Canal to gain entry on to Loch Ness. There is also the opportunity if you wish to board one of the Jacobite Cruisers onto Castle Urquhart where I can collect you.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Urquhart Castle, A82, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ Scotland

Now we make our way to a Castle full of Wild natural beauty and 1,000 years of history - Urquhart Castle offers a taste of the Highlands at their most dramatic.

Discover 1,000 years of drama, experience a glimpse of medieval life and enjoy stunning views over Loch Ness from the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands.

Climb the Grant Tower that watches over the iconic loch, peer into a miserable prison cell, said to have held the legendary Gaelic bard Domhnall Donn, and imagine the splendid banquets staged in the great hall.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Inverness Cathedral, 15 Ardross Street, Inverness IV3 5NS Scotland

If time allows on the way home we can visit Inverness Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Andrew, Inverness. It's an imposing building constructed in pink sandstone. It stands close to the west bank of the River Ness and looks across the river to the city centre and to Inverness Castle.

Inverness Cathedral was built between 1866 and 1869 by the Inverness architect, Alexander Ross. Gothic in style, the exterior of the cathedral tends to attract slightly unflattering comments in architectural guides, and there is no denying that it would have looked rather prettier, and still more imposing, had the funds stretched to include the 30m spires the architect originally intended to top off the west towers.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Local Guide
  • A wee Dram of Whisky if desired

  • Entry Fees should be paid on site
  • No guarantee of Sunshine (This is Scotland) :)
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle

Departure Point
1: Stance No. 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
2: Cromarty Firth Port Authority, Invergordon, UK, Port Office, Shore Rd, Invergordon IV18 0HD, UK

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Inverness Airport, Inverness Scotland


  • Cromarty Firth Port Authority, Invergordon, UK, Port Office, Shore Rd, Invergordon IV18 0HD, UK

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 2/13/2020 - 7/12/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 02:30 PM

4 to 5 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Go Highlands in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.