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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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$35.52
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$35.52

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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$140.13
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$140.13
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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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$61.65
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$61.65

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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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$25.96
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$25.96

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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$1,856.58
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$1,856.58

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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$582.90
per group
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$582.90
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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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$154.14
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$154.14
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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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$42.04
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$42.04
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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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$117.49
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$117.49

Majestic Torridon

Majestic Torridon

This tour focuses on the most beautiful and varied landscapes of the Highlands. Highlights - Lochs, Castles, Rugged Mountains & Whisky
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$553.47
per group
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$553.47
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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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$875.75
per group
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$875.75
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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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$242.72
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$242.72
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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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$2,903.08
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$2,903.08
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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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$54.65
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$54.65
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BMW X5 SUV Dunrobin Castle and the Scottish Highlands Private Tour

BMW X5 SUV Dunrobin Castle and the Scottish Highlands Private Tour

Gavin Nicholson, the two metre tour guide has been discovering Scotland his whole life and over the last 8 years he has become one of the most sought after tour guides in Scotland. Gavin is a knowledgeable and passionate born and bred Scottish Highlander who will entertain you with stories and anecdotes about growing up in Scotland. Sit back and relax while you tour in one of the most technologically advanced luxury tour vehicles in Scotland. Gavin's BMW X5 M50d 4x4 SUV can take you to parts of Scotland other tour vehicles can only dream of. An elevated vantage point so that you can see more of the beautiful Scottish Highland scenery throughout your tour. Panoramic roof for 360° degree views. Widescreens front and back to view maps and information throughout your journey. Heated seats front and back for those chilly days where you need warmed up. Chocolate paired whisky tastings from Gavin's extensive private collection.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$819.69
per group
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$819.69
per group
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BMW X5 SUV Cruise Loch Ness, Visit Urquhart + Cawdor Castle, Culloden + Clava

BMW X5 SUV Cruise Loch Ness, Visit Urquhart + Cawdor Castle, Culloden + Clava

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Gavin Nicholson, the two metre tour guide has been discovering Scotland his whole life and over the last 8 years he has become one of the most sought after tour guides in Scotland. Gavin is a knowledgeable and passionate born and bred Scottish Highlander who will entertain you with stories and anecdotes about growing up in Scotland. Sit back and relax while you tour in one of the most technologically advanced luxury tour vehicles in Scotland. Gavin's BMW X5 M50d 4x4 SUV can take you to parts of Scotland other tour vehicles can only dream of. An elevated vantage point so that you can see more of the beautiful Scottish Highland scenery throughout your tour. Panoramic roof for 360° degree views. Widescreens front and back to view maps and information throughout your journey. Heated seats front and back for those chilly days where you need warmed up. Chocolate paired whisky tastings from Gavin's extensive private collection.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$819.69
per group
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$819.69
per group
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BMW X5 SUV Ultimate Speyside, Macallan, Cardhu, Glenfiddich, Aberlour, Glenlivet

BMW X5 SUV Ultimate Speyside, Macallan, Cardhu, Glenfiddich, Aberlour, Glenlivet

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Gavin Nicholson, the two metre tour guide has been discovering Scotland his whole life and over the last 8 years he has become one of the most sought after tour guides in Scotland. Gavin is a knowledgeable and passionate born and bred Scottish Highlander who will entertain you with stories and anecdotes about growing up in Scotland. Sit back and relax while you tour in one of the most technologically advanced luxury tour vehicles in Scotland. Gavin's BMW X5 M50d 4x4 SUV can take you to parts of Scotland other tour vehicles can only dream of. An elevated vantage point so that you can see more of the beautiful Scottish Highland scenery throughout your tour. Panoramic roof for 360° degree views. Widescreens front and back to view maps and information throughout your journey. Heated seats front and back for those chilly days where you need warmed up. Chocolate paired whisky tastings from Gavin's extensive private collection.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,092.92
per group
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$1,092.92
per group
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BMW X5 SUV Highland Whisky Tomatin, Glen Ord, Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Balblair

BMW X5 SUV Highland Whisky Tomatin, Glen Ord, Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Balblair

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Beyond its incredible scenery, the Scottish Highlands produce one of the world's most widely-loved spirits: Scotch whisky. Join your kilted guide for an adventure to taste some of the best whisky around, with hassle-free transportation between your tastings. Stop at Dornoch Castle Hotel and select distilleries—with tasting fees at your expense—and even sip a few drams of single malt from your host's collection.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$819.69
per group
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$819.69
per group
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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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$57.68
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$57.68

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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$360.47
per group
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$360.47
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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$57.38
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$57.38
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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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$14.30
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$14.30
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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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$72.41
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$72.41
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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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$56.01
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$56.01
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