Mountain Tours Scotland is a family run business operating from the beautiful Scottish Highlands above Loch Ness. We offer guided tours up some of Scotland's most stunning mountains alongside full and half day walks for the more leisurely walker. We also offer tailored day excursions to tourist attractions such as whisky distilleries, historic sites and unique local points of interest.
Guided walks and hikes
Our position in the heart of the Highlands makes us the ideal company to use if you want to explore the fabulous surrounding glens and mountains. We have a passion for the outdoors and love helping groups of people experience the true beauty of the area taking you to and from the starting and finish points.
From a 3 hour leisurely walk in the glens to a day hike up some of Scotland's most stunning Munros we will take you into the outdoors under the guided supervision of one of our helpful and experienced mountain guides.
Located an hour's drive from Inverness the Torridon mountain range is stunning consisting of three Munros (Scottish mountains above 3,000ft), Beinn Alligin, Liathach and Beinn Eighe. Along with these day hikes we offer walks up Ben Nevis, Stac Pollaidh and Suilven. The mountains we have chosen represent our favourites, the ones we know and love the most and are within driveable distance from where we are based.
Each of the mountains is a day's climbing with an early morning collection from your accommodation. A general level of fitness is required and we would be delighted to advise you of which walk would be most suitable. It is essential that appropriate clothing and footwear is worn and we are more than happy to offer any advice.
If you want to get out and about and explore the spectacular countryside in our area then one of our guided full or half day tours is ideal. A moderate level of fitness is required but walks can be set at a relatively leisurely pace! Along with your guide we offer picnics sourcing fine local produce. Our prices start at £49 for a half day including transportation to and from your accommodation and your lunch.
Our tour starts at the historic Culloden Battlefield where in 1746 the Jacobite army under Bonnie Prince Charlie were heavily defeated. Entry to the visitor centre is included in your price. Your experience includes afternoon tea at Culloden House Hotel which was used by Bonnie Prince Charlie as his lodging and battle Headquarters prior to the fateful battle on the moor. You are then taken to Fort George home to one of Scotland's largest regimental museums which was an artillery fortress built after the battle to keep the defeated Highlanders in check. You are then returned to your collection point/accommodation. The price for this experience, transportation and all that is included is £125 per person.
We will take you to Cawdor Castle and gardens, famous as the place where Shakespeare's MacBeth murdered Duncan. There you will see fine period furniture and features and experience Shaksperean literature. You can then enjoy lunch at the cafe. On the way home we stop off at Wester Hardmuir Farm where you pick your own fresh summer fruit and can treat yourself to an ice cream, cake or homemade jam! Prices are from £79 per person.
Our day starts at Clootie Well which is an old pilgrimage spot and has a forest decorated with brightly coloured rags tied to the trees. For thousands of years and since pre-Christian times people have come to this forest to visit the wells and springs dipping cloth in the water and tying it to a branch while saying a prayer to the spirits and goddesses. A practice you can take part in on your experience! The tour then moves on to Fairy Glen where local children would decorate springs with flowers in the hope that the fairies would keep the water clean. This practice has gone on for thousands of years. You'll also see the money trees where hundreds of old coins are hammered into the bark as offerings to the fairies. Your last stop before being returned home is the 4,000 year old bronze age cemetery of Clava Cairns which is the most favoured contender for the inspiration behind the site of Craigh na Dun from the series "Outlander". The price per person is £79 and includes all your visits, transportation and a luxury picnic hamper.
Uisge Beatha 'water of life'
Our whisky experience gives you access to and takes in 4 of the country's finest distilleries, Dalmore, Tomatin, Glen Ord and Glenmorangie. Enjoy VIP access to our 4 distilleries learning how these award winning whiskies are produced. You are given fully guided tours finishing off with samples at each location including the amazing Glenmorangie signet tasting room for an "unusual and alluring sonic tasting experience". Your day's experience is priced at £185 per person and includes entry and sampling, transportation and a 2 course lunch at the Tomatin Inn, an old shooting lodge.
Ultimate seafood safari
The ultimate Scottish food experience and our most popular food safari!
We begin our day with a trip to an oyster farm before immersing ourselves in a taste of a fisherman's life at Ullapool harbour where we will take a boat ride. After lunch at the award winning seafood shack we will have a tour of Ullapool's smokehouses before ending our day with dinner at the Salt Kitchen; a sweet seafood chalet offering views to the Summer-Isles where you can indulge in hand-dived scallops, langoustine, crab or mussels. At £249 per head for all food, experiences and transport we think this little luxury is well worth the indulgence!
Choose your preferred location or time; from the romantic shores of Loch Ness to an isolated beach or atmospheric forest setting for lunch or a moonlight picnic. We will provide a high quality, locally sourced gourmet picnic, flowers, vintage china, tableware, linens, hampers, rugs, blankets, cushions and even gazebos for inclement weather along with your travel to and from the location. Prices from £49 per head for our Laird and Lady picnic package. Full menus will be provided prior to official booking for you to choose from.
The North West of Scotland is home to some of the most stunning beaches in Britain. Our favourites we like to take you to are Gairloch, Achmelvich and if you are looking for something more remote, Redpoint. Prices start from £75 per person which includes your transportation both ways and a picnic hamper set up on the beach.
Ideal for lovers and married couples alike. Although not legally binding this is a lovely way to experience a traditional Scottish pagan union between you and your loved one. Taking place in a secluded secret and romantic spot this is an ideal addition to a wild picnic and a truly romantic experience to remember for years to come. The ceremony is priced at £75 per couple.
Enjoy the outdoor mountain view, croft cooked two course meal and traditional Scottish folk music before settling down with a wee dram around the open campfire while you are regaled with Scots' poetry and old tales of Scottish legends and folklore. Priced at £65 per person including transport a great evening is sure to be had!
The word ceilidh comes from the gaelic for gathering or party and we feel you haven't enjoyed the real Scotland until you have experienced a real ceilidh! Enjoy a 3 course authentic Scottish meal followed by toe tapping jovial dance and hearty sing a long. Rarely a quiet affair and guaranteed to be a legendary night out. A must for all the family. Prices are £75 per adult and £45 per child.
Follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire as we take you on a magical, mystical tour of the Jacobite Highlands.
Our outstanding VIP all inclusive tour takes you to Wardlaw Mausoleum, Beauly Priory, Castle Leod (the seat of the MacKenzie clan), Clootiewell, Culloden and Clava Cairns. Transport to and from your accommodation, all admission fees and an individual luxury Laird and Lady picnic hamper and refreshments are all included in one great price. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy as our very own Cameron clan chief personally guides you through this "one of a kind" tour. The cost of this amazing experience is £180 per person.
The Great Glen Walk is famous throughout the UK as one of the finest long distance walks you can undertake. We offer a daily baggage transfer service running the full length from Inverness to Fort William and back. This allows you to have the freedom of walking with a light day sack while we take care of your overnight bags. The price for this service is £15 per bag between stops. The price for up to 10 transfers along this walk is £40 and £65 for up 10 transfers and the return transfer back to your starting point.