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From Inverness: Loch Ness Day Trip

1. From Inverness: Loch Ness Day Trip

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.

Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise, Outlander & Whisky Tour

2. Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise, Outlander & Whisky Tour

Uncover the mystery of Loch Ness on a cruise Urquhart Castle on this guided tour from Inverness. Immerse yourself in local history at Culloden Battlefield. Enter the world of the hit TV show Outlander at the standing stones at Clava Cairns. Depart central Inverness and journey to the world-famous Loch Ness. Glide over the lake's shimmering waters on a 1-hour cruise to Urquhart Castle. Have free time to explore the13th-century ruins on foot. Stop to purchase lunch in one of the charming local cafés in Beauly and explore Beauly Priory, which was featured in the Outlander novel series. Next, stop at an ancient pine forest to see waterfalls. Visit a Highland whisky distillery, where you have the option of sampling a wee dram. Listen to tales of the Jacobite rebellions and the brutal Battle of Culloden, on a visit to Culloden Battlefield. Step into the world of Outlander at the burial chambers and standing stones at Clava Cairns. When you’ve heard the harrowing history that inspired the Outlander story, you might not want to travel back in time to meet Jamie Fraser after all. Return to Inverness in the early evening.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 363 reviews

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!

We were really lucky with Alana as our guide. She was very informed and gave me little extra stops, a personal touch to the tour and made this trip something special and unforgettable. I can only recommend this tour and would do it again myself in a few years.

Jim was a great guide. Saw alot of beautiful things depsite the weather. Highly recommend over Hassel of a bus.

Excellent guide, excellent views and excellent drive. 10/10 highly recommended.

So much fun. Loch ness cruise is amazing and our guide was very nice