Lochs, Castles & Battles

Code LCB
Category City Departures
Duration 1 Day
Depart time 8:30
Dates & Prices
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Lochs, Castles & Battles


'Price at time of booking'

Currency:  GBP   



Estimated Local Cash required
Local Cash: £30
Local Currency: GBP
Comment: an estimated price per person for your day tour including lunch, could be, £30.

Urquhart Castle Admission - £8.50 per person.

Cruise Loch Ness and entrance to Urquhart Castle. (Advance notice is required)
Adult £ 22.00

Entrance into the Castle:
Adult £14.00
Student £13.00
Child £11.50
Family £45.00

Culloden Battlefield Visitors Centre
Family - £26.00
Concession - £8.50
Single Adult Family - £22.00
Battlefield is open at No charge.

  • What's Included

Other: ~Transportation by a fully air conditioned, panoramic views, full leather interior, 6-seater, every seat reclines, AMG Mercedes Viano

~Services of a professional driver/guide

What's Extra

Other: Yours meals/drinks on your tour, and entrance to attractions.

  • Meeting Location

Meeting location: I will pick you up from you Port of call.

End location: At the end of your tour I can take you back to your accommodation or port, or I can drop you off in the City.

  • Details

Transportation Method: Transportation by a top of the range AMG Mercedes Viano people carrier
~Air Conditioning as standard.

~6 reclining seats

~Panoramic windows and roof

~All relevant Insurance

Activity Level: Light

English (fluent) explanation

Maximum travellers: 6 in my vehicle, but I can hire in a 16-seater minibus or guide a group of up to 53 passengers

  • Restrictions (currently showing for this tour)

I have no restrictions, I can drive/guide any tour up to a max of 16 passengers, I will meet you at your city accommodation or if it's a cruise ship tour from Edinburgh, Invergordon or Portree, I can take you wherever you want to go, Chì mi fhathast thu

We will travel towards the most famous Loch in the world passing up and over the 450-million-year-old Black Isle before we climb to over 1000ft above Loch Ness, where the mountain views are stunning, before we drop down to the other side and onto our first stop of the day, Urquhart Castle.

The present ruins date from the 13th to the 16th centuries, though built on the site of an early medieval fortification. Founded in the 13th century, Urquhart played a role in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century. It was subsequently held as a royal castle, and was raided on several occasions by the MacDonald Earls of Ross. The castle was granted to the Clan Grant in 1509, though conflict with the MacDonalds continued. Despite a series of further raids the castle was strengthened, only to be largely abandoned by the middle of the 17th century. Urquhart was partially destroyed in 1692 to prevent its use by Jacobite forces.

From here it’s just a wee drive to Inverness for some free time to explore the City and have some lunch, and then it’s onto Clava Cairns. They are fascinating and historical burial tombs that date back almost 4000yrs. A Clava Cairn is a type of circular chamber tomb from the Bronze Age. From here the next stop is Culloden Battlefield.

Culloden Battlefield has been restored as close as possible to how it was when battle took place in 16th April 1746. There is a fantastic state of the art visitors centre, where we have time to take in over 250yrs of history and artefacts since the Battle.

From here, it’s just a wee drive back you your ship or accommodation.


Places of Interest

~Black Isle

~Loch Ness

~Urquhart Castle

~City of Inverness

~4000yr old Clava Cairns

~Culloden Battlefield

Terms and Conditions,

What's included in the price? - the price quoted for each tour is inclusive of transportation and guiding only. Lunch and other refreshments are not included. Entrance fees to attractions, ferries and other transportation costs are not included.

Booking Process,

Bookings can be made via our website, by telephone, or by contacting us by email at kiltedcoastaltours.com

Your booking is not confirmed until we have issued your booking confirmation. At that point a binding contract will be entered into between us. Unless otherwise agreed, a booking confirmation will only be issued once we have received full payment from you. We cannot be held responsible if any tour in which you are interested becomes fully booked or otherwise unavailable prior to full payment being received from you

Customer Conduct

The consumption of alcohol is not permitted on any of our vehicles.

Smoking -Smoking is not permitted in any vehicle

Behaviour - we reserve the right to refuse to carry any person or persons whose behaviour is causing offence or alarm to others. In such cases full cancellation charges will apply.


Whilst Kilted Coastal Tours maintains insurance meeting all statutory requirements, we strongly recommend that passengers hold comprehensive and suitable travel, medical and cancellation insurance to cover for eventualities during travel.


Kilted Coastal Tours and the vehicle is insured for passenger and third party claims, as required by law. However, whilst every care is always taken, customers' personal property is carried entirely at their own risk and no responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage thereto. Customers are therefore required to ensure that they carry adequate and relevant travel, medical and cancellation insurance - this forms part of the specific contract of the tour and must be in place. In the event of client illness, then the relevant client must accept responsibility for any medical costs incurred and Kilted Coastal Tours shall not be liable to refund any part of the tour cost


Kilted Coastal Tours accepts no liability for loss, damage, delay, inconvenience, or direct or consequential loss, however caused, unless due to our negligence, in which case our liability is limited to a maximum of the tour cost. Any activities such as walks or visits to attractions are completely at the clients own risk.

Kilted Coastal Tours will use all reasonable means to ensure that the vehicle arrives on time to begin the tour and that it reaches its destination on time. The Company will not incur any liability whatsoever in the event of any delay due to causes or circumstances beyond its control.

Force Majeure

Kilted Coastal Tours does not accept any liability for any loss, inconvenience or damage caused by war, threat of war, riot or civil commotion, terrorist or criminal activity, industrial disputes, natural disasters, fires, illness, weather conditions, road traffic conditions, temporary technical, electrical or mechanical breakdown.


We reserve the right to change the type of vehicle used if the circumstances dictate this is necessary.

Alterations to itineraries

 We reserve the right to change tour itineraries due to weather, availability of attractions, roadworks or any other situation beyond our control. Refunds will not be offered in these circumstances.

Cancellation Policy

For one day sightseeing tours, the following cancellation charges shall apply (depending on the effective date of cancellation):-

  1. a) cancellation more than 72 hours before the tour departure: you will be charged 10% of the price paid by you in respect of your sightseeing tour;
  2. b) cancellation less than 72 hours before the tour departure: we shall be entitled to charge the full amount of the price paid by you in respect of your sightseeing tour unless we agree (entirely in our discretion) to pay you a full or a partial refund. We will advise you of our decision on this upon receiving your cancellation request/enquiry.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Cancellation by Us

We will only cancel tours due to unforeseeable circumstances which are outwith our control or which might jeopardise your safety. If we cancel your tour then we will always refund you, in full, for all sums paid by you.