The battles, beauty, and whisky: This is your perfect introduction to Scotland. You shed a tear as you hear the tales and tragedies of Scotland's Jacobite Rising at the Culloden Battlefield. You try to take your best photo as you pass by Scotland's famous mountains and castles. And you lick your lips as you drink in the spirit of Scottish whisky in Dufftown, 'the Whisky Capital of the World'. What's more, you get as close as possible to the legendary Loch Ness Monster on an optional boat trip. So, take this trip and enjoy the best of Scotland in a day.
You depart Aberdeen and head straight for the Whisky Capital of the World, Dufftown. We know it's early in the morning, but if you want to savour the sights and smells of a famous distillery, there's time to have a look around the Glenfiddich Distillery. You venture through the heart of Speyside and arrive at Loch Ness for an optional boat trip. Onboard the ship, you travel over the widest and deepest part of the loch and get a fine view of Urquhart Castle. Back on dry land, it's time to travel deep into the past at Clava Cairns. This spot is situated in a gorgeous green grove and boasts well-preserved ancient burial tombs. They even say this spot was the inspiration for Outlander's Craigh na Dun. You then continue to Culloden Battlefield, the location of the final Jacobite Rising. It's an eerie, flat, tragic landscape that can put the history of Scotland into perspective. The interactive exhibition centre here really brings it all to life. Before you reach Aberdeen in the evening, you have one final comfort stop at Huntly. This is a magnificent finale: a lively village and a ruined castle shrouded by trees.
Legendary monsters, mystical standing stones, and history-changing battles: this tour is the best way to see the Scottish Highlands in a day!!
Day by Day Itinerary:
Glenfiddich Whisky Distillery – Set your sights on the place that makes the world's best-selling single-malt whisky.
Loch Ness - Go on an optional boat cruise or wander around this alluring and eerie loch.
Clava Cairns – An ancient site of tombs, stone circles, and ruins. It may also have inspired the famous 'time portal' in the Outlander TV series.
Culloden Battlefield – In less than an hour, around 1,500 men died in this battle. Explore the battlefield and learn how this tragedy came to pass.
Grampian Mountains - Enjoy classic views of one of Scotland's most mesmerising mountain ranges.
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
Departs: 08:00 Returns: 20:00 approx
Departure Point: Aberdeen Bus Station, Guild Street, AB11 6NA
Monday, Thursday and Saturday- May 2019 to March 2020 (except 25 and 26 December)
Prices Per Person
Adult Price from £39 to £49 (GBP)
Child Price (ages 5-16) £36 to £46 (GBP)