Loch Ness & The Highlands from Inverness

Created with Sketch. Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, UK
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Day Tour (dep. Inverness)

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Culture Vultures, First Timers

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From Inverness, join the Loch Ness & The Highlands tour for a wonderful day out introducing you to the stunning scenery of The Highlands, while exploring the surroundings of Loch Ness. Who knows, you might spot ‘Nessie’!

Get a real taste of Scotland on The Loch Ness & The Highlands tour. Spend a full day Nessie-hunting and take a cruise on the mysterious loch. Explore the village of Fort Augustus and watch the boats navigating the locks. Enjoy a visit to the ruined loch-side Urquhart Castle with beautiful views across Loch Ness. Admire the natural beauty spot at Falls of Foyers. Then, wander along Dores Beach on this fantastic one day tour from Inverness.

Early in the morning, your friendly Driver-Guide welcomes you onboard the luxury, modern air-conditioned coach. The Loch Ness & The Highlands tour departs from Inverness and follows the Caledonian Canal to its source at Loch Ness. 24 miles long and over 700 feet deep, the loch is the largest by volume in the British Isles. It is most famous for its sightings of the Loch Ness monster, also known as ‘Nessie‘. The tour spends most of the morning at Loch Ness, allowing you plenty of time to explore the beautiful surroundings and go ‘Nessie-hunting’!

The first stop is at Urquhart Castle. Here, you will have the option of visiting the 13th century ruin. There will be plenty of time to explore the castle, enjoy the visitor centre and take in the views of Scotland’s most famous loch.

The next stop is in Fort Augustus, the furthermost point of The Loch Ness & The Highlands tour. Enjoy some leisurely time; take a relaxing one-hour boat cruise across Loch Ness or have lunch at the Caledonian Canal, while watching the boats navigate their way through the locks. There is also the opportunity to visit the Caledonian Canal Centre to explore the history of this majestic 60 mile canal.

After lunch, the tour begins its journey back to Inverness, stopping at the Falls of Foyers. This natural beauty spot, a majestic 165 feet waterfall, was a favourite retreat for the Scottisch poet Robert Burns. Have your camera ready for memorable photos, as it is a truly breathtaking spot.

Then, after spending time to soak up the atmosphere at the Falls of Foyers, the journey continues to the next stop: Dores. Here, you will visit Dores Beach on the east shores of Loch Ness. Wander along the shores of the loch and admire the impressive views.

After a full day of exploring Loch Ness & The Highlands, enjoy a relaxing journey on the luxury coach back to Inverness 

Please Note: Prices are seasonal and will change throughout the year. The price for your selected date may differ from the “From” price. 

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  • Explore The Highlands and Scotland's most famous loch: Loch Ness
  • Visit the loch-side ruins of Urquhart Castle dating back to the 13th century
  • Go 'Nessie-hunting' on this fabulous one day tour from Inverness
  • See the boats navigate through the locks of the Caledonian Canal in Fort Augustus
  • Learn more on the history of the 60 mile canal at the Caledonian Canal Centre
  • Admire the natural beauty spot of the Falls of Foyers, a favourite retreat of the poet Robert Burns
  • Wander the sandy shoreline of Loch Ness at Dores Beach


  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Multilingual digital translations
  • Luxury modern air-conditioned coach


  • Entry to attractions
  • Food & drinks

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, UK


Where is the departure point?
This tour departs from Inverness at 08:45 hrs from Inverness Bus Station (Stance 6).

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.
Are the optional extras included?
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your one day tour from Inverness includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on a luxury modern air-conditioned coach.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow the guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Rates for your optional extras are as follows:

Loch Ness Cruise: £18.00, £17 concession, £11 children
Urquhart Castle: £9.60 adult, £7.70 seniors, £5.80 children
Is the tour in English?
Yes, this tour is in English.

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

Digital translations are available for this tour in the following languages: French|German|Spanish|Portuguese|Italian|Russian|Chinese (Mandarin)
What should I bring with me?
Please bring a face covering with you. Hand sanitiser will be provided on board the coach, but we recommend bringing your own too.

We recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Since hot food is not allowed on the bus, you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!
Can children travel on this tour?
Children over 4 years old are welcome on this tour.
Children aged between 4-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

Unfortunately, children under the age of 4 are not allowed on this tour.
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From £40.00 Per Person

Plan ahead risk free. Cancel at least 24hrs before your booking for a full refund

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