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Alternative Loch Ness Tour by Secret Highlands
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Alternative Loch Ness Tour by Secret Highlands

By Secret Highlands
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Ages 12-100
Duration: 8h
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  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
What's not included
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • Traveler 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 120485P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Unfortunately, we cannot take children under 12 years old
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Loch Ness
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  • 2
    Corrimony Chambered Cairn
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  • 3
    Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
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  • 4
    Plodda Falls
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  • 5
    Beauly Priory
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
Secret Highlands
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Inverness, Scotland
Joined in June 2019

#35 of 153 Tours & Activities in Inverness
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    nickaC4624KS
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    Epic day
    Jamie was amazing and a wealth of knowledge! If you are considering going on any of his tours don’t hesitate! Best day of our trip to Scotland!
  • Catherine M
    Catherine M
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    Isle of Skye tour
    Jamie picked us up in Inverness for our tour of the Isle of Skye. It was a memorable day made especially wonderful by having such a knowledgeable, intelligent and engaging fellow like Jamie escort us. He really has a gift. He was warm and fun while sharing so much history and information about Scotland and the Highlands, we highly recommend touring with Secret Highlands!
  • S808LEkimb
    S808LEkimb
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    Overall best of Scotland
    Our guide from Edinburgh introduced us to Jamie. Jamie allowed us to custom our tour to Nairn. He added the perfect amount of stops which included stories snd folklore along the way. We had an amazing day Later he helped us organize or trip to St Andrew He introduced us to Cath who saved our day when we needed medical help All together the best experience in Scotland Thank you all for your kindness
  • 3RedDoxies
    3RedDoxies
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    Excellent tour and guide - loved it!
    Jamie specializes in more unique and out of the way tours. He has some pre-made tours but you can customize what you want. We did a day trip from Inverness to Skye with him and spent a whole day with him. He knew a lot about history, culture, customs and traditions, and folklore. He's very personable, easygoing, and funny and we ended the tour feeling like we spent the day with a friend. I'd highly recommend Jamie and Secret Highlands Tours if you are interested in doing a tour in the Scottish Highlands!
  • Diane H
    Diane H
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    Outstanding 2 day visit to the Highlands
    Jamie was our guide through Firebird Tours for our trip that we had prearranged and had some problems completing do to activity cancellations. Jamie did a fabulous job of coming up with alternative ideas and places to visit for our 2 day trip around Inverness, the highlands, and the Isle of Skye. Jamie's BMW van was very comfortable for our party of 6. He was an excellent driver, very knowledgeable and accommodating. All were very pleased and we highly recommend Jamie and Secret Highlands!!!
  • Caroline S
    Caroline S
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    Great Introduction to the Highlands
    We went with Jamie on his Heros and Villans, and Whisky Galore tours. They were fantastic (and there was a lot of whisky!) Since we got to spend a couple of days with him and some of the sites overlapped, we asked him to take us to places he thought we should see. As a result, we got the real flavor of the Highlands from an insider. Jamie has vast knowledge of the area and is an excellent storyteller. Given an opportunity, I'd tour with him again.
  • Companion556181
    Companion556181
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    Best tour guide in town:))
    Jamie is such a kind, wonderful man. He gave us a full tour of the highlands and Scottish history. And with his incredible humour haha! He is the man to trust to show you the good spots around, away from all the tourist usual places, and he knows all the secrets of the places. Plus he's wearing an awesome kilt. What else do you want?! :) From Andrea and Luuna :)
  • T4106PPamandap
    T4106PPamandap
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    Exceptional
    The tours were unexpected but truly amazing. We stayed at his B&B which was beautiful. We spent a week with Jamie going on different tours. We learned so much from him and really enjoyed his story telling. He is kind and very knowledgeable. We will definitely be back!!!
  • Vacation23558768580
    Vacation23558768580
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    Not a cookie cutter tour….so much better!
    We did the Heroes & Villains Tour and 2 additional day tours seeing things we wanted and Jamie’s suggestions. Fabulous! He is part historian, part storyteller. We also stayed at his B & B Doric House…lovely! Very affordable private tours.
  • pamelarG7281TZ
    pamelarG7281TZ
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    Hiking with Jamie
    Jamie was great! He was very knowledgeable and had great energy. If we could give more than five stars, we would. It was such a fantastic day!
  • 183reneep
    183reneep
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    No other tour like it
    Jamie and the Heroes and Villians tour were amazing. Jamie is knowledgeable, funny and kind. Highly recommend! No other tour quite like it. Lovely day in the Highlands!
  • annatA3477NP
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    THE BEST - We will be back!
    Jamie was an amazing guide! We wish we had more days to explore with him with him. He was a wealth of knowledge, so kind, fun, and very welcoming. We did the Heroes & Villains tour and had an amazing experience. It was the perfect mix of exploring and relaxing. Our group was a mix of history buffs and people who love the mysticism of Scotland, and Jamie did an amazing job of covering off on all of our interests during the day together. We had a little rain at the start of the tour and Jamie was completely willing to adjust the tour if we didn't want to do the Fairy Pool hike. We of course were down - but I thought that kind of flexibility and attention to what we wanted out of the day was awesome. If we had more time or were in Inverness for a few more days - we would've loved to keep touring with Jamie. It's like riding around with your friend who knows all of the best, off-the-grid spots, non-touristy, beautiful spots. He's the best and created the most amazing experience for us. He even sent us a map the next day highlighting all of these great spots for us to check out on our drive to Skye, and hikes for when we got there. THANK YOU JAMIE!!! We will be back :)
  • 35elpidak
    35elpidak
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    Amazing experience
    Jamie is always willing to adjust the day according to preferences, interests, and ability. He also knows the best places for wild swimming!
  • travismW7400TC
    travismW7400TC
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    This will be the best part of your vacation in Scotland
    The whiskey tour with Secret Highlands was by far and away the highlight of our trip to Scotland. Our guide, Jamie, was the kind of guy you wish you could hang out with all the time. He is a rare breed of utterly professional, funny, knowledgeable, and a great listner. At one point in the trip we mentioned castles and he said 'you like castles? OK, we'll do that next." It wasn't part of the tour, but he made that and the whole day catered to our interests. He was phenomenal. I won't go back to Scotland without making sure to give him a call first.
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    Northwest Highlands - A wonderful, worthwhile experience
    A friend and I booked a private tour with this company, and we couldn't have been happier with the outcome. We had a fantastic time, from the sights to the food to the company, it was an all-around delight. I would definitely recommend Secret Highlands to anyone, full stop.
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John J
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Couples
Our adventure in Inverness, Scotland, led by our amazing guide Jamie, was truly unforgettable! Jamie's spontaneity made the journey extra special with delightful diversions, including a visit to our ancestor’s castle, an up-close encounter with charming highland cattle, a unique one-hole round of golf experience, and even a refreshing swim in the legendary Loch Ness. Jamie's thoughtfulness shone through as he kindly purchased fresh berries for us to taste. Thank you Jamie for so passionately sharing your beautiful country with us. Until we meet again!
Written July 28, 2023
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Laura Calle
Jardin, Colombia9 contributions
It was an amazing experience, the best day I had at the highlands. The driver was very, very, very nice, he gives you alternatives to make and is the best option, you will not regret it. We were 4 friends who came all the way over from colombia and he was very willing to help us all the way.
Written August 6, 2023
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BigBen
Saltaire, UK4 contributions
Sep 2021
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 September 22, 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 September 27, 2021
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Coastal484654
3 contributions
Jul 2021
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 August 2, 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 June 13, 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 July 17, 2021
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Explore827507
Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions
Best trip ever! Jamie was our guide and he showed us places that we wouldn’t have gone if it wasn’t for him. He was really passionate about giving us a good experience and loved his energy and his stories. I strongly recommend going with Jamie, it was truly amazing! So grateful for our trip- thank you so much, see you next time!:))
Written May 24, 2023
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Uri F
New York City, NY22 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 October 17, 2021
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SecretHighlands
We are glad to read about how much you enjoyed your time out with us! Thanks so much for being awesome guests!!
Written January 13, 2023
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Sandy H
1 contribution
Jun 2023
This was a wonderful experience! We had a special request to visit Tomich and the Guisachan estate. Jamie is very knowledgeable about the area and provided us with a truly extraordinary experience. His passion for the area, preservation of natural resources, and respect for the locals are evident in all his interactions. I highly recommend booking with Jamie and will do so again if I am ever lucky enough to be able to visit the Scottish Highlands again.
Written June 26, 2023
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Ismail Rah
5 contributions
Jul 2019 • 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 July 15, 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 July 31, 2019
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Monica P
1 contribution
TAKE THIS TOUR. It is a completely unique, individualized and private tour of the highlands most elusive places. Jamie is an expert in the geography and history of the land. I took an all day solo hiking tour with him and it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. The views are spectacular and the memories unmatched. I hope to come back one day and will definitely tell anyone I know that they MUST do a tour with Jamie!!
Written November 5, 2022
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SecretHighlands
Thanks so much!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the day! there's lots more to explore, so look forward to welcoming you back in the future!!!
Written January 13, 2023
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