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From Inverness: Loch Ness and The Highlands Day Tour

1. From Inverness: Loch Ness and The Highlands Day Tour

Try to catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster on this day trip from Inverness. Board an airconditioned coach and travel to iconic Highlands locations like Fort Augustus, the Caledonian Canal, and Invermoriston. Leave Inverness in the morning and follow the beautiful Caledonian Canal to its source at Loch Ness. The loch is home to the famous Loch Ness monster, affectionately known as Nessie. You'll spend most of the morning at Loch Ness, allowing plenty of time to look for Nessie. Choose to take a 5-star cruise across the loch to Urquhart Castle. If you’d rather see the loch from the shore, then stay on board the bus and your driver will take you to Urquhart Castle. Explore the ruins of the castle, enjoy the visitor center, and soak up the atmosphere of Scotland’s most famous Loch. Your tour continues to Invermoriston, where you'll pause to take photos of the bridge and Columbus Well. Afterwards, journey to Fort Augustus, the furthermost point of your full-day Highlands tour. Fort Augustus is a small town of only 650 people and a perfect spot to watch boats passing through the Caledonian Canal while you enjoy your lunch. After lunch you'll begin the journey back to Inverness, stopping at the Falls of Foyers. The waterfall was a favorite retreat for poet Rabbie Burns, and is truly breathtaking. Enjoy plenty of time here to appreciate the landscape before continuing on to Dores to see Dores Beach. Spend a short while wandering the sandy shoreline before boarding the bus for the final time and returning to Inverness.

Inverness: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Mallaig, & Loch Ness Day Tour

2. Inverness: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Mallaig, & Loch Ness Day Tour

See some superb Highland sights on this 1-day excursion from Inverness. Stop outside Urquhart Castle, view the Glenfinnan Viaduct, and keep an eye out for the Loch Mess monster on this tour aboard a comfortable coach.  Begin your day out from Inverness, by hopping onboard the climate-controlled coach and heading for Urquhart Castle. Stop for refreshments and photos at the Castle which is located on the banks of Loch Ness. Pass through the charming waterside town of Mallaig.  Travel to Commando Memorial for a photo stop before heading for the beautiful Glenfinnan Viaduct, which is known for being part of the Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter films. Enjoy an hour here to soak up the atmosphere and to snap a photo of the train when it crosses the bridge. Venture westwards on a picturesque road to the Isles and arrive in the harbor village of Mallaig in time for lunch. Stretch your legs while exploring its harbor. From Mallaig, travel to Fort Augustus for a refreshment break, and then on to the impressive Falls of Foyers. End your tour with a stop at Dores Beach which is located at the north of Loch Ness. Pause here to take some time to explore its sandy beach and go Nessie hunting, before returning to Inverness.

Invergordon: South Shore Tour Excursion

3. Invergordon: South Shore Tour Excursion

Start your day of adventure by arriving via Port of Invergordon in the Scottish Highlands. Once there, you will be met by your friendly driver as you leave the harbour area. After listening to a safety briefing you'll hop into your comfortable vehicle and travel South. First stop, the famous Culloden battlefield where your driver will provide you with an informative narrative about the events that led to this battle. Take your time and feel free to visit the visitor centre or exhibition (entry fee required). Your next stop is the nearby Clava Cairns, a series of mysterious stone circles which are a free attraction to visit. Leaving Clava Cairns the tour heads East on single track roads to Cawdor Village and Cawdor Castle. There is a charge for admission and guided tour by castle staff once inside. When your visit at Cawdor Castle is complete the tour travels back through Inverness to Dores Village which is sited directly on the banks of Loch Ness and the beach there gives direct access to the Loch itself. Head back to Inverness and travel North until you arrive at Beauly Priory. Make the most of the free entrance and enjoy some of the shopping opportunities inside. Continue on your journey to the Glenord Distillery at nearby Muir of Ord where you can indulge in a Whisky sampling experience.Your tour then heads North and back to the Port of Invergordon where the tour ends.

Private Loch Ness Tour from Inverness

4. Private Loch Ness Tour from Inverness

See all the sides of Loch Our Loch Ness 360 Tour offers you the chance to see all the sides of the loch both North and South Sides Including stops at the Wellington layby, Exhibition Centre, Urquhart Castle, Fort Augustus and Dores Inn and Beach you will experience the town and villages castles and view points along with a very scenic ride and maybe even meet the famous Nessie Hunter This private tour can take upto 7 hours This tour offers hotel collection and private guide

From Inverness: Private Fort William and Glencoe Day Trip

5. From Inverness: Private Fort William and Glencoe Day Trip

This tour is a fantastic full day tour with amazing scenery starting from Inverness Starting your day from your hotel your first stop For photos is our famous lochness and urquhart castle the next stop will be for the Invermorrison falls following this you will stop for 30 minutes in Fort Augustus to walk around this amazing town and lochs your next stop is the Brigde of oich at Invergarry for 10 minutes (photo's) from here we going on to see the Commando Monument near Spean Bridge Our next stop Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous in the harry potter film's you will also see the Bonny Prince Charlie monument where he raised the standard We will then stop at fort william for lunch before heading to Glencoe take in the breath taking scenery and on the way home you will go back on the oppisite side of lochness and stopping at dores beach at dores inn.

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What people are saying about Dores Beach, United Kingdom

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 426 reviews

What a great tour, stunning scenery, breathtaking views and a load of fun. A big thx to our guide Andy from Inverness, he helped me when i battled with walking or the stairs and i am very greatfull for that. Thank you Andy from Timberbush Tours. A real gentleman!! I will definitely be comming up to Inverness again as soon as i can and do more tours. And if Andy ever finds out any information on the "ghosts" on the broken wooden bridge in Fort Augustus, please let me know, i havent found anything on the internet yet. Thank you for a great day.

The tour was really interesting, especially Urquhart Castle which felt just magical. Throughout the bus ride from one spot to the other the tour guide alternated between jokes and facts (general or historical) about the area, which was fun and made the whole trip more pleasing. Today we were lucky enough to have a chilly but sunny weather for most of the day, so we really enjoyed ourselves! A special thanks to the tour guides, who were very lovely people.

In large part the enjoyment was due to our driver and guide, Alex. He’s knowledgeable and made the trip fun. He wanted to make sure all the guests had the best experience possible. The trip passed through very beautiful country.

Everything about the tour was just perfect. The transportation, the guide herself was a beautiful soul, the scenery and the stops were just on point. 5 stars for this tour trip

marita you made this tour amazing not a dull moment all days some amazing places thanks for a great experience margaret