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

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

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Seek out Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, on a 2-hour cruise from Dochgarroch Lock. The boat is fitted with a special Nessie sonar, but if the elusive monster doesn’t show up, the area's other sights will charm you instead. Pass along the Caledonian Canal into Loch Ness to see Urquhart Castle, Bona Lighthouse, and the crash site of a World War II bomber. You'll learn about the loch’s history and legends as you cruise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.06
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$36.06

Half Day Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

Half Day Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

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We have incredible access to huge, remote coastlines and inland lochs briming with wildlife, such as seals, dolphins, porpoise, whales, eagles and many other weird and wonderful creatures all sharing the same crystal clear waters. You can take one of SUPs with a guide and get a truly unique view of all this fauna for yourself. It's a great activity for adults and families of all abilities and fitness levels.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.60
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$62.60

2 hour group lesson (3-16 people)

2 hour group lesson (3-16 people)

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2 hour group surfing lesson All equipment provided An amazing experience to have with your family and friends.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.42
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$62.42

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Full Day Mountain Bike Guiding/Coaching

Full Day Mountain Bike Guiding/Coaching

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I have lived and worked in this area for a number of years and know these hills very well. Due to my time guiding and working with the mountain rescue I can tailor a day to suit you and your group and offer the best advice to ensure you have a challenging but fun day out. If I feel that what you want to do isn't suitable I will say and suggest a plan that will suit you better! I have the highest mountain bike guiding qualification through British Cycling and when I'm not guiding, I'm usually out exploring more trails!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.50
Price varies by group size
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$156.50
Price varies by group size

Private Full Day Tour of Skye and Lochalsh from Kyle of Lochalsh

Private Full Day Tour of Skye and Lochalsh from Kyle of Lochalsh

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The Isle of Skye is renowned for its rugged coastline, medieval castles, and wild nature. Don’t worry about arranging the logistics of a visit yourself: on this private, full-day tour, set off with a guide and explore the island’s many highlights via comfortable vehicle. Discover Dunvegan Castle, sip whisky at Talisker Distillery, visit the island’s petite fishing villages, and more—your itinerary is fully customizable, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$591.79
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$591.79
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Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats

Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats

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Set sail for a scenic summer cruise from John O'Groats, Scotland’s northernmost point, and enjoy wildlife spotting along the windswept Pentland Firth. Keep a lookout for Atlantic grey seals, puffins, porpoise and whales as you pass by dramatic sea cliffs and deserted islands on the boat ride, then watch as flocks of guillemots, arctic skuas, and kittiwakes swoop overhead.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.35
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$26.35

2 hour private surf lesson! (Up to 2 people)

2 hour private surf lesson! (Up to 2 people)

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2 hour private surf lesson All equipment provided This is for up to two people and will be exclusive to your ability in surfing and what you want to achieve, Wheather that’s just having fun in the water or taking your surfing to the next level.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.27
per group
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$142.27
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Survive the Highlands

Survive the Highlands

These are just some of the many skills you will gain during ‘Survive the Highlands' Build & light a fire from scratch Make emergency signal fires Build a lifesaving emergency shelter and put it to the ultimate test! Learn how to use a knife in a variety of survival situations safely Learn to tie an array of survival & lifesaving knots Develop navigation skills and basic map to ground techniques Use Astro Navigation skills to complete a night exercise Forage for wild food, grubs, insects Wilderness first aid & emergency casualty evacuation training Collect, filter and clean dirty water Build a raft Prepare and cook wild food Experience extreme weather conditions Cross a range of difficult terrain (rocks, rivers, mountains & gorges)
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  • 5 days
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$1,884.92
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$1,884.92

2 Hour Groatie Buckie Walk near John O'Groats - find lucky shells with a local

2 Hour Groatie Buckie Walk near John O'Groats - find lucky shells with a local

Lisa feels lucky to have grown up in the Far North of Scotland surrounded by vast open landscapes and beautiful coastlines. Groatie Buckie shells are said to bring good luck to those who find them and is an activity her family have enjoyed for many generations, even inspiring her work today as a digital artist. Before becoming a full time artist, she gained experience working in tourism and hospitality. She's passionate about sharing local knowledge, stories and experiences with others while ensuring beaches are left as they're found.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.68
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$42.68
Price varies by group size

Spar Cave Adventure

Spar Cave Adventure

Inaccessible without expert guides Highly trained expert instructors who know how to safely coach each individual to their full potential. The best kit and above required safety standards Photos and Videos for free. Price match guarantee Maximum 6 customers to 1 guide. 5* customer reviews and open 360 days per year
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.28
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$119.28

Handfasting Ceremony

Handfasting Ceremony

A truly romantic and unique traditional scottish pagan ceremony. A lovely experience in the scottish highlands.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.43
per group
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$246.43
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1-day Private Tour: Glen Coe and Glenfinnan

1-day Private Tour: Glen Coe and Glenfinnan

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This one-day tour gives you a chance to visit two icons of the Western Highlands - the majestic Glen Coe and Glenfinnan stepped in history and movie fame. Let Brambling Bus take you up the winding road north through some of Scotland's most stunning landscapes. Along the way you'll meet Jacobite rebels, rouge Highlanders and a rather special Boy Wizard... All this with pick-up and drop-off at your preferred location and at your tempo. An Unique Scottish Adventure awaits - simply get in touch!
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  • 11 to 13 hours
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$889.11
per group
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$889.11
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Private Speyside Whisky Tour

Private Speyside Whisky Tour

Discover the birthplace of your favourite malts on our ultimate Guided Speyside Whisky Tour! Three days in the Scottish Highlands touring the famous distilleries and tasting unique whiskies with a private guide – need we say more?
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  • 3 days
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$2,947.39
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$2,947.39
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Cycle To Loch Ness - Self Guided

Cycle To Loch Ness - Self Guided

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Explore Loch Ness at your own pace on this independent 1-day cycle tour from Inverness. Hop on your bike in Bellfield Park and — with your map and directions to hand — head into rural Scotland toward Loch Ness. Head along winding country roads at your leisure and enjoy fine views over the countryside scenery. Spin through the peaceful village of Dores to the banks of Loch Ness, then perhaps enjoy lunch in a local café before strolling along the shoreline. Bike hire, map and directions are included on this tour.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.48
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$55.48
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Private Tour of Ben Nevis from Fort William

Private Tour of Ben Nevis from Fort William

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Challenge yourself against Scotland’s highest mountain peak on this private 9-hour tour of Ben Nevis from Fort William. Hike along rugged trails up the flank of mighty Ben Nevis with a private guide. On route to the top, enjoy panoramic views over the Scottish Highlands’ soaring peaks and plummeting valleys. On arrival at the summit, discover features such as the ruins of a disused observatory. Take a break on the stony plateau, then enjoy the descent back to base-level below.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.56
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$58.56

Ben Nevis Guided walks

Ben Nevis Guided walks

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Your Guide will accompany you up and down the Ben Nevis Mountain path. They are there to provide you with advice and information about the path and the history and nature of Ben Nevis. Your Guide will know the mountain well and will be fully qualified and insured for the activity that they are leading.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$365.98
per group
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$365.98
per group
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John O'Groats, Dunrobin Castle & the Far North from Inverness

John O'Groats, Dunrobin Castle & the Far North from Inverness

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Check a visit to John O’Groats, the northernmost point on British mainland, off your bucket list on a full-day tour through the Northern Highlands with convenient round-trip transport from Inverness. In addition to navigating, your guide provides live commentary and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, from Dunrobin Castle to lunch in the ancient Viking town of Wick (own expense).
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  • 11 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.96
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$67.96
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SEA LIFE Loch Lomond General Admission Ticket

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond General Admission Ticket

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Beat the lines by booking your entry ticket to SeaLife Loch Lomond in advance. Inside the interactive aquarium, you’ll have access to exhibits such as Predators of the Reef, an Ocean Tank, and Tropical Ocean Tunnel, home to diverse marine life such as sharks, clown fish, and manta rays. Plus, you’ll have the chance to touch starfish in the immersive rock pools. A fun-filled family day out is guaranteed at SeaLife Loch Lomond.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.52
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$14.52
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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

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Travel from Inverness to the Isle of Skye on a 10-hour day trip through the Scottish Highlands. Pass through glens and rugged mountain scenery, with stops at Loch Ness, Broadford and the ruins of Eilean Donan Castle, before reaching the purple heather–swathed hillsides of Skye. Then see the isle of Eilean Ban on the journey back to Inverness.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.51
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$73.51
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Applecross Peninsula Day Trip from Inverness

Applecross Peninsula Day Trip from Inverness

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Get acquainted with a less-visited part of Scotland, the windswept Applecross Peninsula, during this day trip from Inverness. Get glimpses of the abundant wildlife and revel in the dramatic views of stark Highlands scenery. Visit the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, travel over the steep Bealach nam Ba pass and enjoy some free time in the charming Applecross Village. Round-trip transportation from Inverness in a luxury minibus is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.87
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$56.87
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Speyside and Moray Self Guided Cycle Tour

Speyside and Moray Self Guided Cycle Tour

Start and end in Inverness! With the self-guided cycling tour Speyside and Moray Self Guided Cycle tour, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Inverness, Scotland and 5 other destinations in Scotland. Speyside and Moray Self Guided Cycle tour includes accommodation as well as meals, transport.
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  • 8 days
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$1,921.84
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$1,921.84

Loch Ness 360 self Guided Cycling Tour

Loch Ness 360 self Guided Cycling Tour

A monster ride in bite-size chunks This stunning off-road ride combines the South Loch Ness Trail and The Great Glen Way, to create a circuit of Scotland’s most famous loch. It’s 85 miles / 135km in total but spread over a four days so you’ll also have time to explore Urquhart Castle, take a cruise on the Loch or enjoy a leisurely lunch and soak in the views.
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  • 5 days
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$1,330.06
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$1,330.06

Culloden Battlefield and all Points East

Culloden Battlefield and all Points East

An opportunity to visit some of Scotland's well known and not so well known historic attractions in the comfort of a new Toyota RAV4 in the company of your guide, Kieron. The attractions listed are an indication of what's possible on this tour. You may want to spend a little more time at an attraction or miss one out altogether. You create your own itinerary. My wish is your command!
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$416.10
per group
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$416.10
per group

Cairngorms National Park and Speyside Whisky Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

Cairngorms National Park and Speyside Whisky Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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Spend the day exploring Scottish scenery and whisky on a full-day tour from Inverness to Cairngorms National Park and the Glenfiddich Distillery. Join an experienced guide for a trip through the park’s scenic highlights, then learn the secrets of Scottish distilling at a family-owned distillery that makes the best-selling single malt whisky on earth. This tour includes round-trip transport from Inverness in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach and is limited to sixteen people for a personal experience.
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  • 9 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.16
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$47.16
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