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Happy Tours Scotland Cairngorm Mountains, Outlander and Whisky Tour

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January — December

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Come with us to explore some of the most stunningly beautiful scenery, stories and wildlife in the world-renowned Cairngorm National Park. Journey with us into the wild and rugged Cairngorm Mountain Range, and take in some of the most breath-taking a

Some of the most stunning scenery in the world…

We start our tour by travelling over the Slochd summit into the Strathspey and Badenoch region of the Highlands of Scotland, before making our way into the Cairngorm Mountains. Take in the fabulous vistas, as we ascend the Cairn Gorm mountain (meaning “blue cairns”) and investigate whether the peaks are dusted with snow. Perhaps you will come across some of the reindeer, the only herd of these magnificent creatures in the UK?

Next, visit Loch Morlich, and gaze across to the Cairngorm mountain range from this absolutely stunning viewpoint. Hear all about the “Grey Man of Ben Macdui”, and some of the other folk tales about this beautiful freshwater loch.

The Jacobite connection…

We visit the foreboding Ruthver Barracks, which despite being ruined, demonstrates how dank and despairing 18th century military architecture was. Ruthven is also where the defeated Jacobite troops congregated in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden (1746), ready to fight on, only to receive word from Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) that the 1745 uprising was over. For fans of the Outlander franchise, Ruthven Barracks will give an eerie insight into what a military prison/barracks, similar to that in which Jamie was incarcerated, may have actually been like.

Still on the Outlander theme, why not wander around an extremely impressive and authentic replica of an 18th century Highland village? So impressive is this reconstruction at the Highland Folk Museum, that it was chosen as a location and features in Season 1 of the Outlander television series.

Time for a dram?

After enjoying some free time for lunch in Aviemore it’s time to return to Inverness, but not before a visit to Tomatin Distillery for a fantastic tour of the whisky distillery, and of course, a taste of the award winning single malt.

This tour is a wonderful mix of stunning scenery, folklore and history, and topped off with a dram (drink) of one of the finest Highland single malt whiskies. What’s not to like?

Tour Schedule

Aviemore, Cairn Gorm Mountains, Loch Morlich, Ruthven BarracksHighland Folk MuseumTomatin Distillery

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Happy Tours Scotland Limited
8 Rowan Road

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Inverness City Centre Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
Driver guide Minibus
Small Group (1-16)
Ancestry Castles History Landscapes Whisky Wildlife

Tour prices


  • £60 Per Adult
  • £50 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

Happy Tours Scotland Limited

Happy Tours is an Inverness based company, and has been operating since 2007. Over the years, we have developed the business to include Highland day tours and private tours around the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, and the Isle of Skye. We like to keep our tours small and personal, which allows us to spend more time at the fantastic local attractions and offers us an element of flexibility; this is why we prefer to use 8-seater vehicles. Pick-up point:- Front of Columba Hotel 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF

Opening times

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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