The Winter In the Highlands Experience

Experience the grandeur of Scotland in winter and step aboard our luxury 8-seater Mercedes tourer as Highland Tours and Transfers take you on a captivating tour of the highlands.

Join your host Ken Mackinnon for a journey through the rich tapestry of the region’s history and breathtaking winter landscapes. Your journey will begin at the legendary Loch Ness where tales abound of the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie. Loch Ness is the largest by volume body of water in the British Isles and holds more water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. Further along the shores of the Loch we will soon arrive at Drumnadrochit: Nestling on the east shores of Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit is a quaint highland village whose name derives from the old Gaelic ‘Druim na Drochaid’ meaning, Ridge of the Bridge. Famed for its warm hospitality and captivating landscapes, the village offers a glimpse into the everyday life of the people of the highlands.

Soon the majestic ruins of Urquhart Castle will come into view. Standing strategically on a steep promontory, the castle has seen many ravages, from Jacobite uprisings to wars of Scottish independence. Here you can step back in time and experience the breath-taking splendour of Loch Ness and the waters of the Great Glen.

Invermoriston Falls and Summer House: Tumbling under the ancient Invermoriston Bridge, the Falls are formed from a series of rapids that rush along the rocky river. A short walk will take you to the summer-house, a romantic Victorian folly, built by a former laird of Glenmoriston and designed to shelter his house-guests as they watched salmon migrating upstream.

Fort Augustus and the Caledonian Canal: The pretty village of Fort Augustus is a favourite stop-off point for mariners and tourists alike. It’s situated at the confluence of River Oich where it enters the middle section of the Canal which in total runs some 60 miles (100 kilometres) from Inverness to Fort William. On busy days, the village becomes a hub of activity as onlookers watch in amazement as boats navigate the five canal locks lifting them onwards through the Great Glen.

The Falls of Foyers: Join us for a short but spectacular walk to the must-see sight of south Loch Ness and the cascading elegance of the Falls of Foyers as they plunge into a frozen wonderland. Boleskine House: Built around 1760 and owned at one time by the Fraser family, occultist Aleister Crowley and later, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, Boleskine House is said to have a tunnel leading directly to the estate cemetery, which adds to its eerie air of mystery and intrigue.

As our homeward journey reaches its final point we arrive at The Nessie Hunter and Dores Beach: From his simple accommodation on the shores of Loch Ness, for more than 20 years, Steve Feltham (the Nessie Hunter) has dedicated his life to finding Nessie. Sharing the location with wide, sweeping views of the Loch, The Dores Inn is a popular hostelry where, if you wish, we can rest awhile and enjoy a dram or two before returning to Inverness.