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Alternative Loch Ness Tour by Secret Highlands

Alternative Loch Ness Tour by Secret Highlands
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 120485P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For Cruise excursions from Ullapool or Invergordon, we will confirm exact locations for pick up 24 hours prior to departure. We will also confirm actual starting times depending on your individual disembarkation and boarding times.
  • Ports:
  • Cromarty Firth Port Authority, Invergordon, UK, Port Office, Shore Rd, Invergordon IV18 0HD, UK
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Unfortunately, we cannot take children under 12 years old
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For Cruise excursions from Ullapool or Invergordon, we will confirm exact locations for pick up 24 hours prior to departure. We will also confirm actual starting times depending on your individual disembarkation and boarding times.
  • Ports:
  • Cromarty Firth Port Authority, Invergordon, UK, Port Office, Shore Rd, Invergordon IV18 0HD, UK
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Unfortunately, we cannot take children under 12 years old
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Corrimony Chambered Cairn
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Plodda Falls
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Beauly Priory
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
13 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Dan G
2 contributions
The pros.
Guide
Jamie is a walking encyclopedia on inverness. Weather he's rattling off fun facts about the city centre upon pick up, pointing out ruins, castles and wildlife on the drive to each destination or just guiding you through the history of the area and the power struggles of those who lived there.
Transport
Picked us up from the hotel guided us on the plan for the day and the alternatives if the the weather drastically turned. Spacious car with large windows to see everything around you. Regular rest breaks and stopped of at a great cafe for lunch.
The Sights.
Lovely walk along Loch ness, off the beaten track on the national park with amazing views and a truely incredible view of some of the best waterfalls. All of this whilst rarely bumping in to another tourist.
Cons
None. Just remember to bring some bug spray to keep those pesky midgies away.

Had an amazing time and would highly recommend this tour to anyone else looking to enjoy what the highlands has to offer.

Written 24 June 2021
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SecretHighlands
Thank you so much for your amazing review and we're humbled to have had the opportunity to help make the most of your honeymoon! It was a joy to share the walks, scenery and wild swimming with you and we at Secret Highlands, wish you both the very best of futures together!!
Written 17 July 2021
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Andrea F
2 contributions
Our family of 5 (children aged 15, 12 and 10) thoroughly enjoyed our day with Jamie. He was very diligent about COVID protocols. The day was thoughtfully organized and everything was prepared for us - from our tickets to Uruquart Castle to our lunch. Jamie was easy going and friendly as well as knowledgeable. He engaged the children throughout the day on the history of the area and took us on great hikes. He made it like a day out with friends. Highly recommended.
Written 23 October 2020
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SecretHighlands
Hey guys! Thanks for your fab review! It was a real hoot spending the day with you all! I was so impressed with your energy levels given your travelling! I'm so glad it wasn't just me who had a lovely day! I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet you all and share with you a very special place in the Highlands! I really hope the rest of your trip was just as good! All the very best, Jamie
Written 25 November 2020
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Majo Erazo
2 contributions
Friends
Jamie is such a great person and a fantastic guide..! It’s like traveling with your best friend, we enjoyed a lot our tour with him, I think is much better than taking those crowded tours were the guide doesn’t even know your name. This is more private, Jamie is funny, knows a lot and always have some story to tell regarding the places you’ll visit. I definitely recommend Secret Highlands, hope I can be back soon and book with Jamie again :)
Written 5 February 2020
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SecretHighlands
Hey Majo! Thanks so much for your kind words and more importantly, so glad you and your little sister had a good time, (despite the weather!) I certainly had a blast with you guys and really hope to set you guys again! Thanks so much for staying and adventuring with us!!! Ask the very best, Jamie, Heather, Rúben and Ethan:-)
Written 9 February 2020
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BigBen
Saltaire, UK4 contributions
Loch Ness was absolutely gorgeous, a place everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime, if not more often. The weather was great that day and our host picked us up early from our bnb, shared the day-plan and drove us in a relatively spacious car. On the tour the host was a bit quiet at times and didn't really talk about anything unless we were persistent and asked enough questions ourselves. It got even pronounced later in the day, maybe Jamie was feeling a bit off that day (sorry) but otherwise it wasn't horrible. Considering the cost one would expect a slightly better experience.
Written 22 September 2021
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SecretHighlands
Hi and thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us! It's really disappointing to learn you didn't have the best of times while exploring Loch Ness, Glen Affric and Plodda Falls. We try very hard to always tailor the day for each guest while learning about their interests and experiences, so I'm sorry we werent able to do that on this occasion. While there is no script on our experiences, Jamie has a passion for sharing the landscapes, history and culture of the Highlands and you can't usually shut him up, so we have asked NASA to investigate the possibilities of an alien abduction!! :-) Seriously though, as our 1st sub 5 rating for an experience, we'd love for you to get in touch so we can better understand where we fell short and ensure we improve our experiences for future guests! Your feedback will mean so much! We'd like to thanks you again for sharing your experience and are glad that Loch Ness didn't disappoint!
Written 27 September 2021
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Coastal484654
3 contributions
Even before the tour started we were sure that it was going to be brilliant. Jamie contacted us beforehand to hear of our interests in order to tailor the day, and even suggested other routes we could try out on the other days.
On the day we were picked up from our hotel, and the whole day was amazing. Jamie is very easy going and fun and he had the full attention of our (otherwise occasionally) sully teens. They were so impressed! He is a mine of knowledge, and weaved facts, mythology and the love of Scotland into a lovely hike, which indeed was out of the beaten path of tourists, so we really could appreciate the beauty of Loch Ness and surroundings.
A great highlight was the visit to Clava Cairns, it was so spectacular and again Jamie was a great source of knowledge able to put the whole site into context with the greater history for us.
A huge applause from us - and we will surely book again next time we are in Scotland! Thank you!
Written 2 August 2021
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ADAMJWRIGHT
London, UK10 contributions
We had a great one day tour of lochness and the highlands. Our tour guide Jamie took great care to understand what we wanted to see and then put together a personalised tour just for us. It was a great day with many varied activities. Jamie has great way of explaining the history and geography of Scotland with good humour. Would highly recommend this tour.
Written 13 June 2021
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SecretHighlands
Many thanks for your kind review of your day with us!! It was a pleasure to host you both and Jamie thoroughly enjoyed sharing the amazing Highlands with you!!
Written 17 July 2021
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Uri F
New York City, NY19 contributions
We had the absolute best time with Neil as we toured around the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Neil picked us up from our B&B in Inverness and took us to Loch Ness, Glen Affric, Plodda Falls and had great food at Tomich and quaint shops in Beauly. Neil was funny, informative and knew the right place to take us. We were also very lucky with the weather. We were happy that we can have a more private and bespoke experience of exploring the Highlands, no big groups, buses or tourist traps. For a place like the Scottish Highlands and the area surrounding Loch Ness, the Secret Highlands tour was the perfect fit. Also kudos to Jamie for organizing everything and staying connected before and after. Jamie also provided us with a list of where to go in addition to the tour, based on where we were heading. Highly recommended!
Written 17 October 2021
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Ismail Rah
5 contributions
Family
This secret Highlands tour was the highlight of our trip to Scotland!

We had the opportunity to truly experience the highlands - hiking through Glenn Affric, visiting plodda falls and enjoyed Beauly's scones.

The trip was filled with enjoyable and engaging discussions about the history of Scotland and random fun facts! Jamie our tour guide was brilliant and very knowledgeable about the Highlands.

Would highly recommend this experience, it's fantastic value for money and will give you the opportunity to get off the beaten track and have some new adventures!
Written 15 July 2019
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SecretHighlands
Many thanks for your kind words, but more importantly, I'm delighted you enjoyed yourselves! It was lovely to meet you both. Jamie
Written 31 July 2019
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Jon
2 contributions
The trip was nice but we stayed at his place and I recommend avoiding that if possible (small and has loud young children).
Written 13 September 2021
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SecretHighlands
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience! Unfortunately, you've selected the wrong tour. Your experience was our whisky day where the price covered all entry, tour and tasting costs. I'm sorry you only found the day to be average as we pride ourselves on providing the best possible service, so if we fell short, I'd love the opportunity to understand how we could improve the experience for future guests. Our guest house is very much a home from home, where our 2 young boys will pop through to say hi. As 1.5 and 4.5 years boys, they can get loud and we try to ensure we keep excess noise to a minimum, but we make that very clear on our booking platforms. Apologies if their shenanigans were too much for you!! You are quite right to recommend to people who don't want to stay in a home with a young family avoid booking with us. Thankfully, the reviews on our booking platforms would suggest, what we try to create here is appreciated by most, and I understand that not all will. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience, although it's a shame that there is no mention about the actual details of your tour. The 3 tutored tastings at Glenmorangie, The visit to Dunrobin Castle and the tour and tastings at Clyenlish, all included in the price for a private day's experience. Kindest regards, Jamie
Written 14 September 2021
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Elpida K
1 contribution
Solo
Wonderful day experiencing the less touristic parts of the Highlands. Guide Jamie is amazing, and very reassuring for a nervous first time hiker like myself!
Written 11 August 2021
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