Loch Ness Experience - 1 day tour
Loch Ness Experience
One day tour
Discover the beauty and mystery of Loch Ness on this fantastic tour from Inverness. Enjoy an optional cruise through the deepest waters of Loch Ness and visit the historic Urquhart Castle. Explore picturesque Fort Augustus and discover the story of the Caledonian Canal. See stunning waterfalls and soak up amazing lochside views at Dores.
Urquhart Castle - spend time exploring mighty Urquhart Castle and discovering its turbulent history
Loch Ness Cruise - enjoy a sail through the dark and deep waters of Scotland’s most famous lake
Invermoriston - discover the historic humpbacked bridge and tumbling waterfall below
Fort Augustus - explore the village where the Caledonian Canal meets Loch Ness
Falls of Foyers - see the cascading waters that inspired Rabbie Burns
Dores - head to the beach for epic views of Loch Ness
Movie locations - Loch Ness, Brave and Victoria and Abdul
Full Tour Itinerary
From Inverness, the Highland capital, we head south to Dochgarroch, where the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness begin.
You can wander around the castle before returning to your mini-bus.
We then drive to Invermoriston, where you can see the famous bridge and waterfalls. If you’re lucky, you might glimpse the salmon jumping here.
We stop for lunch at Fort Augustus, a charming village at the south end of Loch Ness. You can admire the fantastic views of the loch from here.
You can also visit the Caledonian Canal Centre and learn about the canal’s history. Or you can relax and watch the boats go through the locks.
Next, we visit the Falls of Foyers, a breathtaking waterfall that you can reach by a pleasant forest walk.
Our last stop of the day is Dores Beach, a beautiful spot with uninterrupted views of the loch, where you can try to spot Nessie one more time!
We then head back to Inverness.
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.
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.
Tell me more about the optional visit to Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Cruise?
You can maximise your time at Loch Ness by purchasing the optional Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Cruise combination ticket.
Visit hauntingly beautiful Urquhart Castle, once one of Scotland’s largest castles. The castle boasts a commanding presence overlooking the loch.
After time to explore the castle and admire the views take to the water for a cruise on Loch Ness. The cruise boat is equipped with on-board sonar, comfortable seating inside and out as well as toilets.
Refreshments are available for purchase or you can bring packed food.
You can purchase this combination ticket from your driver/guide on the day of the tour and payment is in cash only.
For operational reasons it’s not possible to purchase the cruise or admission to Urquhart Castle separately.
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!
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 you and your party arrive at the boarding point together so that you can be seated in the same part of the coach.
- 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
25 Union Street
Inverness IV1 1LT
Check-in: 08:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 17:00 hrs
Concession discount applies to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 48 hours notice before travel. Click here for more information.
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.