Day trip

From Inverness: Complete Loch Ness 1-Day Experience

From Inverness: Complete Loch Ness 1-Day Experience

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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From US$ 39.96 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 air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
  • Guide
  • Driver
  • Nature walks
  • Boat cruise (optional)
  • Entrance to visitor attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Tips (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 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 188 reviews

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The tour allowed us to tour the circumference of Loch Ness while exploring the beautiful surrounding areas. We chose not to take the optional boat ride on the Loch and hike a green nearby trail instead. The guide was funny and informative, making time fly by the entire trip. There are quaint Scottish towns that we had a chance to visit, and the my partner and friend both felt like we knew a lot more about this small piece of Scotland by the end of the tour.

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May 20, 2022

We loved it! Our driver/guide, Gale, was excellent. We really enjoyed how the seven hour tour was broken up into different parts with plenty of stops in different places with some time to go for a little walk. Great for adults and children alike (our children are 7 and 12 and they both loved it!) I highly recommend this tour.

April 23, 2022

Emily was a great guide who shared lots of background about different places we visited. Really good to know the history of the Loch and very good information about vegetation too - why native plants vs. Pine trees or how Peta helps clean the water. Truly loved the informative and fun tour.

April 20, 2022

Product ID: 98445