Loch Ness Rambler
One day tour
Discover the real Loch Ness with a fascinating journey around its brooding depths. Take to the water with a cruise to Urquhart Castle. Marvel at the beautiful waterfall and Thomas Telford bridge at Invermoriston and stroll beside the Caledonian Canal. Follow in the footsteps of Robert Burns at the Falls of Foyers, before enjoying stunning views of the loch from Dores.
Price range: £37 - £45
Loch Ness Cruise - take to the waters to mount your very own “Nessie” spotting expedition - have your camera at the ready!
Urquhart Castle - explore the dramatic ruins the Highlands’ greatest castle
John Cobb - hear the tragic story of his ill-fated attempt to capture the World water speed record
Invermoriston - stop to view the cascading waterfall
Fort Augustus - view the boats descending through the locks of the Caledonian Canal
Dores - take the road less travelled to enjoy the panoramic views of the loch
Movie locations - Loch Ness, Brave and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Full Tour Itinerary
Our journey around Scotland’s most celebrated stretch of water begins beside the Caledonian Canal before we arrive opposite the imposing Urquhart Castle, guardian of The Great Glen for over 700 years. Take a boat across and your footsteps will soon echo with centuries of history.
Hugging the banks of the loch, we skirt the shoreline before arriving at Invermoriston, where a short walk reveals the splendour of a tumbling waterfall spanned by Thomas Telford’s bridge.
Turning south, Fort Augustus is our next port of call, where you can admire a steady stream of craft leaving the canal to cruise the loch’s mysterious depths. Here too, we leave the usual route, touring leisurely along the quieter rural roads to gain a true taste of the Highlands.
Our destination is Foyers, a picturesque village nestling at the heart of Highland forest. Hidden among the pines are red squirrels and the majestic Falls of Foyers, which so inspired their most famous visitor, Robert Burns.
Inspiration can also be found in our final stop, which sees us snaking to the east side of the loch to arrive at Dores. From here, breathtaking views of the valley and water below provide the perfect souvenir of our Highland adventure.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Signature Day Tour?
Travelling on a Signature one-day tour is a great way to discover the best of Scotland from your city centre base of Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness. During your day of discovery we’ll introduce you to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more. Luxury travel is provided by air-conditioned mini or midi coaches and each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English. There are stops planned at the key sights as well as for meals and comfort breaks. Please note that tours to some destinations, particularly to Loch Ness, can be faster paced so the number and duration of stops may be limited.
What are the optional extras on this tour and how much do they cost?
The tour fare includes transportation by luxury mini or midicoach and the services of a professional driver/guide. Admission to the attractions featured on this tour is optional so you can choose to visit or not depending on your interests. The tour itinerary will allow time for you to enjoy visits to:
The links above will give you more information on these attractions as well as current prices. On some tours discounted prices are available to tour passengers - your driver/guide will provide more information if this applies. Not all attractions accept payment by credit or debit card so you should carry sufficient cash should you be planning a visit.
Can I book seats on the coach?
The seating on the coach is not allocated so you are free to sit in any vacant seat. We recommend that groups arrive at the boarding point together so that you can be seated in the same part of the coach.
I am travelling on a budget. Can I do the same trip by public transport?
Almost certainly not! Our tours are designed to maximise your sightseeing opportunities so we frequently head off the main road and take routes where there is little or no public transport available. Please also bear in mind that the tour commentary that you will enjoy is designed to bring Scotland’s history, nature and scenic beauty to life as you travel around. Reading about your surroundings from a guide book will just not be the same!
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English. You’ll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special. Be ready to have a laugh as well - you’re bound to be told some really corny jokes!
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
- Live commentary in English.
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
From Platform 6
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness IV1 1LT
Check-in: 08:30 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:45 hrs
Tour Returns: 17:30 hrs
Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 5 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 5 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.