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Exclusive Scottish Highlands

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Spend the day in the Scottish Highlands visiting popular landmarks including Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Discover the burial tombs at Clava Cairns and step back in time with a comprehensive tour of Culloden Battlefield.

Exclusive Scottish Highlands

The Highlands of Scotland never disappoint with their sweeping vistas, medieval towns, and historic castles. During your 6-hour small group, intimate tour you will have the chance to appreciate the beauty and history of the Highlands up close.

Your journey will take you to view the famous Loch Ness. This loch (lake) has a depth of 755 feet, making it the largest loch by volume in the British Isles. It is also home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Pass by the 13th century Urquhart Castle and discover its role in the Wars of Scottish Independence.

Stop for lunch in Inverness, a centuries-old strategically located city regarded as the capital of the Highlands or stay on the shore Loch Ness and dine at the gorgeous Dores Inn.

Your journey continues as you arrive at the Clava Cairns, a Bronze Age circular chamber tomb complex of passage graves and standing stones. Look closely at the 4,000 year old stones to see the ring and cup marks; these petroglyphs were common at ancient burial sites and their mathematical proportions suggest an unknown prehistoric code.

Conclude your tour at the newly-restored Culloden Battlefield, the site of the most famous battle of Britain, The Culloden Battle of April 1746 turned out to be much more than just a skirmish between Scotland and England and was full of betrayals, backstabbing, and broken promises. Walk through the state-of-the-art visitor center with its film, exhibits, animations and viewing area then head into the battlegrounds with portable GPS audio-visual guides that will tell you what happened in specific areas.

From there you will relax with a scenic trip back to port as you absorb the places and history you experienced along with the beautiful Highlands. Reserve your spot on this epic adventure today.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $235.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
6 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
Comfortable and practical, weather appropriate clothing. Guests can experience all four seasons worth of weather in one day. Comfortable walking shoes.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.