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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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$26.95
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$26.95

2 hour group lesson (3-16 people)

2 hour group lesson (3-16 people)

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2 hour group surfing lesson All equipment provided An amazing experience to have with your family and friends.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.84
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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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$36.88
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White Water Rafting and Cliff Jumping in the Scottish Highlands

White Water Rafting and Cliff Jumping in the Scottish Highlands

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Leap, splash, paddle and plunge through Scotland’s beautiful countryside on this 6-hour white-water rafting and cliff jumping adventure in the Scottish Highlands. Pull on your wetsuit, grab your paddle and hop into your raft to explore the wild twists and turns of the Findhorn River. Listen as your guide calls out instructions to navigate the choppy waters safely, then relax with a simple lunch by the riverbank. Afterward, leap through the air off high rock faces into the swirling waters below. This trip is suitable for everyone from age 13+.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.58
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$120.58
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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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$605.26
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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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$1,927.82
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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
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$145.50
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Full-Day Walking and Hiking Adventure in Quinag Mountain Range

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Full-Day Walking and Hiking Adventure in Quinag Mountain Range

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This activity is fully guided by a qualified mountain leader, giving you an insight into the flora, fauna and heritage of this stunning area while walking this magnificent hill.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Spar Cave Adventure

Spar Cave Adventure

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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
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$125.13
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$125.13

Segway Experience - Woodlands Glencoe

Segway Experience - Woodlands Glencoe

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We are situated amongst some of the most breath-taking scenery in the UK. Our Segway Experience immerses you in the true Scottish Highlands with incredible views all around and a professional local guide to share with history of the area with you. You'll enjoy a 50 minute Segway tour with your guide. There will be time at the beginning for some training and then we'll head off on our adventure. During your tour you'll pass by some historic sights and your guide will talk to you about local history.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.58
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$59.58
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5-Day Canoeing River Spey Descent

5-Day Canoeing River Spey Descent

The five day River Spey Canoe Descent is one of the classic canoe river descent in Scotland. During the Journey you pass through many different stunning sections of rivers. Some are gentle and relaxing where you can admire the scenery and mountains passing you by as you paddle downstream. Some are more adventurous like the Washing Machine or Knockando Rapids which as highlights of the white water sections you canoe through. We have more than twenty years in the industry providing canoe descents and are a Five Star Visit Scotland Outdoor Activity Provider so you can be sure of quality.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$702.20
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$702.20
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3-Day Highland Tour with Private Hot Tub

3-Day Highland Tour with Private Hot Tub

Scotlands Highlands truly are a magnificent adventure. A landscape of scattered Lochs with Mountains of a grandeur not seen anywhere else in Britain, you can experience the full force of it's wild nature easier than you think - with private guided tours. This tour includes 2 nights stay in Luxury accommodation with a private Hot Tub on our estate. If you're looking for a guide who will share real stories of their adventures and include you in them, helping you to discover a land far beyond your expectations then this is the tour for you. But don't just take my word for it - look at the pictures. All taken by me, whilst having an amazing time adventuring in the Scottish Highlands with amazing people.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,347.65
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4-Day Great Glen Way Adventure

4-Day Great Glen Way Adventure

Journeying Total Distance – 73 Miles Our Great Glen Way Adventure Journey begins in Fort William. We travel by bike from Neptune’s Staircase, the start of the Caledonian Canal The next part of the Great Glen Way Adventure will be undertaken in traditional open Canadian canoes, from South Lagan up the Caledonian Canal and passing the monument of the Well Of The Seven Heads with its dark murderous past. Straight on to the daunting site of Loch Ness stretching further than the eye can see. Don’t worry – you’ll soon reach land again as we’ll be traveling in sea kayak. Our final day of the Great Glen Way Advtenture! And a day of diversity as we leave Drumnadrochit and its castle behind and travel to the small cosmopolitan city of Inverness (Capital of the Highlands).
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$723.47
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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$252.04
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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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$909.35
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River Tubing

River Tubing

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 Free GoPro Videos and Pictures 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
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$107.67
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Geohunt Challenge - Scottish Highlands (7 Day Pass)

Geohunt Challenge - Scottish Highlands (7 Day Pass)

On holiday it can be hard to get off the beaten track. It's easy to follow the crowd, see the same sites, and have a similar experience as everyone else. But our passion for discovery and learning leads to an experience beyond your expectations. Leave the planning and stress to us, as we gently nudge you off the beaten track and into a new world of unsung destinations and local secrets A Cluecation is your vacation with an added wow. A brand-new way to travel. A brand-new way to make your holiday truly remarkable... all with the help of our simple to use Travel App! Our destination themed scavenger hunts are a truly innovative way to explore. Simple to use, hilariously fun, and the best way to discover places and experiences you may never find alone. Take the stress out of planning your itinerary and day trips. Book a 7 Day Scavenger Hunt App Pass for your vacation So be adventurous. Say goodbye to guidebooks and tours... say hello to exploring more than ever before
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.54
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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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$3,091.77
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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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$56.74
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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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$851.15
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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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$1,134.86
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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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$851.15
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$851.15
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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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$59.89
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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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$374.31
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