Day trip

From Inverness: Loch Ness Day Trip

Day trip

From Inverness: Loch Ness Day Trip

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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From US$ 45.60 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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  • 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.

  • 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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Meeting point

Find your bus at the bus stop next to Inverness Cathedral.

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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 318 reviews

Review summary

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Our guide, Duncan Fraser, was friendly, punctual and an absolute font of knowledge! A varied trip to Loch Ness stopping various points of interest where he told us historical facts and gave information about the wildlife and scenery. He changed the planned routes to accommodate those that did not wish to board the boatrip - fabulous day, thoroughly recommend

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January 21, 2023

I have never been on a guided tour before so I was slightly apprehensive on what to expect. This tour went above and beyond what I thought. It was so carefully planned, Gregor our tour guide gave us mountains of information and was friendly and helpful. He had an abundance of stories and there was never an ‘awkward silence’ on the bus. He took us to some incredible places on our tour, and often pulled over so we could see some breathtaking views. I 100% recommend this tour and specifically, our tour guide. Having never been to Scotland, I feel like I’ve now seen the true beauty of it.

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January 9, 2023

The day trip to Loch Ness with our guide Gregor with Rabbie's was really great! I really enjoyed the experience of going on a smaller tour versus a large tour since this one allowed for more conversation and interaction amongst the attendees. Honestly Gregor is a really amazing guide and he was really funny too. I went on 3 separate and different day tours in Scotland overall, and Gregor is by far the best guide. Thanks for making the day trip so wonderful! If you get Gregor you are lucky!

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October 5, 2022

Product ID: 98445