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From Inverness: Complete Loch Ness 1-Day Experience

From Inverness: Complete Loch Ness 1-Day Experience

From US$ 39.48 per person

Experience the dramatic beauty of Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands on a day trip from Inverness. Benefit from plenty of breaks to take scenic nature walks, and enjoy an optional boat cruise across the lake looking for the legendary Loch Ness Monster!

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Take an optional cruise across Loch Ness looking for the legendary monster
  • Get panoramic views of Urquhart Castle
  • Discover picturesque villages on the shores of Loch Ness
  • Enjoy scenic nature walks and coffee breaks in the villages of Foyers and Dores
Full description
Depart Inverness and journey to the deep freshwater lake of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, where, on arrival, you will head to the Clansman Hotel for an optional boat trip across the water. Cruise around the loch for stunning views of the surrounding scenery, and get the chance to see Urquhart Castle from a different perspective. Look for the legendary Loch Ness Monster to work up an appetite, and then enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant. Venture on with a gentle drive to Invermoriston, where you can go on a scenic stroll that showcases flowing rivers, an ancient summerhouse and the ruins of a picturesque stone bridge. Continue to the wee village of Fort Augustus, nestled between Loch Ness and the 60-mile Caledonian Canal. Journet back towards Inverness, stopping for short walks and coffee breaks at the scenic villages of Foyers and Dores before your estimated arrival in Inverness at 5:00 PM.
  • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned, 16 seat Mercedes minicoach
  • Services of an experienced driver/ guide
  • Entrance to visitor attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • The return time to Inverness is approximately 5:00 PM
  • This is a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers for a more personalized service, time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back roads and more of an authentic and friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life. Time off the bus gives you opportunities to take nature walks, so please bring suitable clothes and footwear
  • There is a maximum of 8 passengers travelling together
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • This tour departs at 10:00 AM
  • Meals and drinks are not provided
  • Tips are not included in the price
  • Fees for entrance to attractions and optional activities is not included in the price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 143 reviews

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Great 1 day trip round the whole of Loch Ness. Driver/Guide very informative and friendly and his choice of music suited most which was great. Trip is a little twisty, so recommend sitting on the isle and looking forward if get motion sickness. But there are plenty of stops with not too much driving between. Scenery gorgeous.

November 25, 2021

I had a guide called Jim, who was brilliant. His knowledge and love of the area made the whole trip come alive, and I learnt so much. We saw some amazing sights that I wouldn’t have ever known existed otherwise. It was a great tour and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to discover more about this beautiful part of the world.

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October 1, 2021

First and foremost, Helen, the tour guide/driver, is what makes the tour brilliant. It is transparent how much she enjoys it. She is very knowledgeable, funny and made everyone feel welcome and included. The tour itinerary is great and it doesn’t feel tiring. We stopped many times along the way to explore some hidden places. Helen told us lots of stories and interesting things along the way. I would definitely recommend taking part in the optional cruise. You get a discount with Rabbies and it’s worth it. Beautiful scenery. The stop to eat caters for every taste and budget as there are plenty of options. We had enough time to appreciate the surroundings, take photographs, loo breaks, eat and shop. The minibuses is great, temperature was nice and we have gaelic music at points too. I think it’s worth every penny and would definitely recommend it.

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September 3, 2021

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