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Loch Ness and the Highlands tour from Inverness

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Stop At: Dochgarroch Lochs, Caledonian Canal, Dochgarroch Cottages, Inverness IV3 8JG, UK

Your one day Loch Ness tour from Inverness departs at 08:45 and follows the beautiful Caledonian Canal to the source at Loch Ness. 24 miles long and over 700 feet deep, the loch is the largest by volume in the British Isles and is most famous for its sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as “Nessie”. We spend most of the morning at Loch Ness, allowing you plenty of time to go Nessie-hunting! Our first stop is Dochgarroch, about 7 miles from Inverness, here you will have the option of taking a 5* Loch Ness boat trip with Jacobite Cruises* who have provided Loch Ness cruises for over 40 years.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Urquhart Castle, A82 Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ Scotland

We will then visit the 13th century ruins of Urquhart Castle where you will have plenty of time here to explore the ruin, enjoy the visitor centre, and take in the views and atmosphere of Scotland’s most famous loch.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Invermoriston Falls, Village Hall Car Park, Invermoriston Scotland

Our Loch Ness tour then continues to Invermoriston, where we will pause to take photos of the bridge and St Columba’s Well – a well that was believed to have poisonous water until it was blessed by St Columba in AD 565, banishing the evil spirits that haunted it. That same year he supposedly had the first documented encounter with the Loch Ness Monster.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Fort Augustus Abbey, Fort Augustus Scotland

Afterwards, we journey through to Fort Augustus, the furthermost point of your Loch Ness tour. Fort Augustus is a small town with a population of only 650 people and is a perfect spot to relax and watch boats passing through the Caledonian Canal while you enjoy your lunch!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Falls of Foyers, Foyers IV2 6XU Scotland

After lunch, our Loch Ness tour will begin its journey back to Inverness, stopping at the Falls of Foyers. The majestic 165ft waterfall was a favourite retreat for poet Rabbie Burns, and is truly breath-taking. Enjoy plenty of time here to soak up the atmosphere

Duration: 1 hour
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Departure Point
Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness, Inverness IV1 1NH, UK
Departure Time
8:45 AM
Duration
8h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Dochgarroch Lochs, Caledonian Canal
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ryan was our tour guide and he was excellent! He was kind, friendly, knowledgeable and so lovely with our kids! We took our two kids; 5&7 and Ryan accommodated then, giving them facts about Nessie, ensuring they had booster seats and making them feel welcome!...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Prueramsey
Timberbush T, Manager at Timberbush Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Prueramsey, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience, it is very much appreciated. We're pleased to hear that it was a positive experience and that you had such a good time during your Loch Ness and The Highlands...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved that we had time to see, learn and DO. Liked the hikes and time to wander around the different sites on our own. The guide (Marita) was a lot of fun and knowledgeable. Great day!More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Goandlearn
Timberbush T, Front Office Manager at Timberbush Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Goandlearn, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide Marita and your day tour to Loch Ness. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I am so pleased to hear Marita made the tour so much more...More

Reviewed 15 August 2019

Chris our tour guide gets a 5 star review! He was an excellent driver, an engaging storyteller, someone extremely knowledgeable about the area’s geography, vegetation, history, and present day. I learned a lot from this day long tour. My advice would be to bring your...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Timberbush T, Front Office Manager at Timberbush Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

Hello Travelerttourist413, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide Chris and your Loch Ness day tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I am so pleased to hear Chris made the tour so much more special...More

Reviewed 14 August 2019

We had 2 tours with Chris, one in Loch Ness and one in the isle of Skye. They both have been unforgettable! Chris made our experiences very funny and beautiful with also some steps out of the program. We loved it so much! Thank you...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Timberbush T, Front Office Manager at Timberbush Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

Hello Maxeagh, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide Chris and your two tours from Inverness tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us on both occasions, Loch Ness and also Skye! I am so pleased to...More

Reviewed 12 August 2019

Very nice trip, great tour guide, excellent experience, good selection of castles, break points, fantastic scenic points to take photos, well organised tourMore

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Mayukh C
Timberbush T, Front Office Manager at Timberbush Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

Hello Mayukh C, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide and your day tour to Loch Ness and Inverness. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day with us! We are so happy you had an excellent experience! I am...More

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Dudley31
14 August 2019|
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Response from Rolf K | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that's a good plan. The bus driver expects passengers to be at the central bus station 15 minutes prior to departure — and you would need to get to the bus station from the cruise ship first. And the return... More
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Prueramsey
27 May 2019|
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Response from Rolf K | Reviewed this property |
Sightseeing (in this case Urquhart Castle and the Jacobite Cruise) are extras—the driver will typically collect the fees for such extras during the tour and purchase tickets for the group. You can of course also skip... More
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