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Loch Ness
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Loch Ness and the Highlands (Inverness Departure)

From £39 per adult

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January — December

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Spend a day Nessie-hunting, take a cruise on the mysterious loch, explore the village of Fort Augustus, visit the ruined loch-side Urquhart Castle, admire the Falls of Foyers and wander along Dores Beach on this fantastic one day Loch Ness tour

Your one day Loch Ness tour from Inverness departs at 08:45 and follows the beautiful Caledonian Canal to the source at Loch Ness. 24 miles long and over 700 feet deep, the loch is the largest by volume in the British Isles and is most famous for its sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as “Nessie”. We spend most of the morning at Loch Ness, allowing you plenty of time to go Nessie-hunting! Our first stop is Dochgarroch, about 7 miles from Inverness, here you will have the option of taking a 5* Loch Ness boat trip with Jacobite Cruises* who have provided Loch Ness cruises for over 40 years. You will sail across the loch to the 13th century ruins of Urquhart Castle* where you will have plenty of time here to explore the ruin, enjoy the visitor centre, and take in the views and atmosphere of Scotland’s most famous loch.

Our Loch Ness tour then continues to Invermoriston, where we will pause to take photos of the bridge and St Columba’s Well – a well that was believed to have poisonous water until it was blessed by St Columba in AD 565, banishing the evil spirits that haunted it. That same year he supposedly had the first documented encounter with the Loch Ness Monster. Afterwards, we journey through to Fort Augustus, the furthermost point of your Loch Ness tour. Fort Augustus is a small town with a population of only 650 people and is a perfect spot to relax and watch boats passing through the Caledonian Canal while you enjoy your lunch!

After lunch, our Loch Ness tour will begin its journey back to Inverness, stopping at the Falls of Foyers. The majestic 165ft waterfall was a favourite retreat for poet Rabbie Burns, and is truly breath-taking. Enjoy plenty of time here to soak up the atmosphere before the tour continues on to the village of Dores for a visit to Dores Beach on the east shores of Loch Ness. Spend a short while wandering the sandy shoreline before boarding the coach for a final return journey to Inverness where your Loch Ness day tour ends.

Contact details

Timberbush Tours Ltd
555 Castlehill
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH1 2ND
Starting
Inverness City Centre
Length
1
Day
Transport
Coach Small coach
Type
Medium Group (17-30) Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
History Landscapes

Tour prices

From

  • £39 Per Adult
  • £37 Per child
  • £37 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Timberbush Tours Ltd

With 22 years’ experience, we are one of Scotland’s longest running tour operators who offer a wide range of 1, 2, 3 & 5 day tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, running daily from our Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. We will take you on a journey of discovery around Scotland’s best tourist attractions and historical sites as well as off-the-beaten-track beauty spots. We love nothing more than showing guests around our beloved Scotland, taking in sights such as Skye, Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, Glencoe, Rosslyn Chapel and many others.

Opening times

Daily: 07:00 - 22:00

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