River Ness, Inverness....Urquart Castle....

Private Small Group Tours

Welcome to the Highlands of Scotland
Cawdor Castle....Loch Ness....

The Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield & Cawdor Castle Tour....
With options to
Arrive at Urquhart Castle via a short Cruise on Loch Ness
Enjoy a Tour and Wee Drams at the Glen Ord Distillery
(must be pre-booked)
or to visit
The Home of James Pringle Weavers
"Clan Tartan Centre"

Departure from the port as close to
08.00 - 08.15
as possible but timings can be altered if later arrival time
(Please get a good breakfast early)

We start our day on route to Cawdor Castle with a visit to the

Clava Cairns
(Balnuaran of Clava)

The two outer cairns have entrance passages, the chamber of the central one is enclosed

Each cairn is surrounded by a ring of standing stones

Linked to the Outlander series..

And then onto

Cawdor Castle

Romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth.
A superb fairy-tale Castle, and just what every visitor is looking for
Scottish history that you can touch and see and sense for yourself
Cawdor Castle is not another cold monument, but a splendid house and the home of the Cawdor family to this day.

The castle dates from the late 14th century and was built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor
The ancient medieval tower was built around the legendary holly-tree

Refreshments and light lunch are available in Courtyard Restaurant

Click Picture for Cawdor Castle website...

After Cawdor Castle we then set off for the

Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre

The exhibition and Battlefield Audio Experience and to walk the Battlefield

After Culloden we set off to

Urquhart Castle

 Driving through Inverness and along the banks of the River Ness and Loch Ness

The visitor centre has a wide and varied selection of gifts and refreshments and an audio-visual presentation which cannot be missed
Stunning views of Loch Ness and the Castle can be obtained from the veranda
The pathway descends to the castle so please allow time to get back to the visitor centre for a scenic drive back to the Ship 

Returning to you 45 minutes before your boarding time

There are these other options to consider for your visit

Loch Ness Cruise to Urquhart Castle
Avoiding ships tour passengers on arrival

Warrior One Way Cruise

Purchase online includes entrance to Urquhart Castle
Please allow time to get to the visitor centre for departure as the pathway ascends from the castle 
Departure from Invergordon for the 9am cruise must be 7.45
Other times are available through the day
We will send you the online booking link with the time slot best for you 

The Home of James Pringle Weavers
"Clan Tartan Centre"
Here you can see how Tartan was once produced in the Highlands

lunch is also available here if you wish and of course a wee bit of shopping

Tour and Wee Dram
or just to purchase and taste the 3 Singletons 

Glen Ord, Dufftown, GlenDullan

Just let us know in your email enquiry if you have any option choices to add to the day so we can plan out the best timings

We are aware of your sailing times so you will return  in plenty of time
All our Driver Guides are very flexible as it is your Holiday

350 Excursion Price

A Private Exclusive Tour as a Couple

Shared between up to 4 adults


Families of 2 adults with 2 to 4 children or 4 adults and 2 children

(Children under 15)
(Plus entrance fee's)
Exclusive Concession's Available

Bookings are now being taken for 2024 and beyond

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Telephone 01862 842260
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Pine Lodge
IV18 0LL