Day trip

From Inverness: Loch Ness Day Trip

From Inverness: Loch Ness Day Trip

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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From US$ 35.68 per person

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Experience the dramatic beauty of Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands on a day trip from Inverness by bus. Take scenic nature walks or enjoy an optional 1-hour boat cruise to look for the Loch Ness Monster.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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

Explore the Scottish Highlands on a bus tour from Inverness. Take scenic nature walks, surrounded by violet heather, rolling hills, and forests. Look out for the Loch Ness monster on the shores of the deepest loch in all of Scotland or embark on a 1-hour boat cruise on the loch at your own expense.

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 (not included). Venture on with a gentle drive to Invermoriston, to take a stroll by 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. Journey back towards Inverness, stopping for short walks and coffee breaks at the charming villages of Foyers and Dores before arriving back in Inverness.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
  • Guide
  • Driver
  • Nature walks
  • Entrance to visitor attractions
  • Boat cruise (optional)
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

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 281 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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I highly reccomend this day trip! Jim was a perfect driver and guide - he kept us entertained the whole 7 hours by telling us all about local history and broader context of what we were seeing as we were travelling. He made us all very comfortable from first moment and made us laugh a lot. He took into account our wishes and adapted the tour to what we wanted to see as well. Perfect trip. 10s accros the bord!

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September 22, 2022

Amy T was a great tour guide! She provided lots of interesting facts and was very knowledgeable about the area we visited. There were lots of stops along the way and each one had something special to see. The boat tour was optional but it was a great way to see the castle. I would definitely recommend this tour!

August 25, 2022

Stuart at Rabbie's was an absolutely excellent tour guide with a vast knowledge of the area. Great tour which gives you not only a tour of Loch Ness and the Highlands but also stops at 'secret' spots most travellers would miss without a guide. Family friendly experience with my 6-year-old daughter who has an incredible day,

August 19, 2022

Product ID: 98445