Highland and Speyside Explorer Tour
- Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Inverness
- Product code: HIGH
This ultimate sightseeing tour gives you a unique insight into the history, heritage and landscapes of the Highland and Speyside, with visits to Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch Castle and Knockando Woolmill.
You can find full tour information, including the itinerary, photos and FAQs here on our website. The itinerary is summarised below.
After departing from Inverness Bus Station at 8.45am our first stop is Culloden Battlefield. Your guide will bring the battle to life as he captivates you with a historical account of that fateful day, and the events that followed.
Our next stop is an exceptionally well-preserved group of prehistoric burial cairns dating back 4000. This Bronze Age cemetery features a plethora of historical structures, and will be of particular interest the Outlander fans, who should beware of the split zone buzzing!
After a scenic drive down to Tomatin, where we will catch a glimpse of the Findhorn Viaduct, our journey then takes us up through “The Snow Roads” of the Cairngorm National Park; a true taste of the Highlands’ awe-inspiring scenery.
The Glenlivet Distillery
Our first stop in Speyside is the home of one of the most famous malts in the world; Glenlivet. Here you will have 45 minutes to browse the exhibition, shop and cafe or, if you are a whisky fan, why not do the optional tutored tasting of three malt whiskies (£8 per person).
The next stop on our tour is a woolmill which has been producing woven fabric on its historic looms for over 200 years. An expert guide from the mill will show you around, and usually you will be able to see the weavers at work. You will then get a chance to browse the exhibits and shop at your leisure.
First and foremost the family home of the Macpherson-Grants, we are always given a warm welcome at the castle, which is resplendent with family memorabilia, fine furniture and paintings. You will have 1 ½ hours here to independently enjoy the castle, its gardens, shop and cafe.
On our way back to Inverness we will stop in Carrbridge to admire the quaint 18th Century packhorse bridge.
We will arrive back in Inverness at around 6.30pm