The Complete Loch Ness Experience
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Your ultimate Loch Ness adventure. Travel the full length of the loch, explore wonderful waterfalls, and visit cosy villages.

Tour map

Highlights

Nessie
Lochs
Mountains
Boat Cruises
Waterfalls

Places you'll explore


Loch Ness - Take a chance to go on an optional boat cruise or wander down to this alluring and eerie loch.

Invermoriston - Go for a wonderful wander through lush forests and cascading waterfalls.

Fort Augustus - This town of 650 inhabitants is a great spot to watch boats coming in from the Caledonian Canal.

Foyers Waterfall - “Among the healthy hills and ragged woods, the roaring Foyers pours his mossy floods” - Robert Burns.

Dores - Visit this eensy-weensy little village for gorgeous views of south Loch Ness.


Your journey


No one can resist the mythical Loch Ness: its beauty evokes a sense of wonder, while its monstrous depths are legendary.

And on this tour, you explore all of it. You can enjoy incredible views from a cruise, learn about the historic ruins of Urquhart Castle, and explore the less frequented south roads of the loch.

Even if the monster doesn't show up, we can assure you that your guide will bring this loch to life with intriguing tales and history.


Tour Details

Departs
11.00 - Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT
Returns
18.00
Discounts

Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
Tour inclusions
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of a Rabbie's driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions

Itinerary

This short-day tour lets you discover all the marvellous views and secrets of Loch Ness.

You leave Inverness and follow the Caledonian Canal to the source at Loch Ness.

After arriving at Loch Ness, you have the choice to either go on a one-hour cruise around the loch or a 30-minute cruise to Urquhart Castle, where you can disembark and explore the ancient ramparts.

You travel a short distance to Drumnadrochit, a popular destination for keen monster hunters! You have time here to look around for gifts and sit down for a spot of lunch.

Next, you venture to Invermoriston, where you can take a short walk to an old summerhouse with views of the river Moriston.

Your journey continues South West along the lochside to the furthermost point of the tour at Fort Augustus. Here you can take a picture of the boats coming in through the Caledonian Canal.

The slower roads take you through the less-travelled side of Loch Ness. Driving on single-track roads and using passing places is a typical Highland experience. You may stop for a photo and view looking east towards Loch Ness and Inverness. After a twisty drive through forested landscape, you arrive at the forest community of Foyers.

At this stop, you can walk downhill through native pine trees to see the hidden-away Falls of Foyers. This stunning waterfall was a favourite spot for Robert Burns, and if you’re lucky, you may spot a dashing red squirrel.

From here, you continue back along the Lochside and past the spooky hamlet of Boleskine to Dores at the eastern end of the Loch.

This final viewpoint is the most striking vista of Loch Ness and the Great Glen rift valley.

From here, you return to Inverness and arrive in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

Great day

Anita Posted on 26/07/2017

As our daughter really wanted to see Loch Ness we decided to do this tour. More relaxing as you dont have to drive yourself. We had a great day with our guide/driver Emily. She was kind and patient. She told us a lot during the drive in an entertaining way. Unfortunately we didnt see Nessie. Maybe next time.

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