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The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore the landscape and legends of Loch Ness and the Highlands on a sightseeing tour from Inverness by Mercedes mini-coach. Take an optional cruise across the loch to see Urquhart Castle and enjoy an easy-going walk from Invermoriston to see lush forests and waterfalls. This Highlands tour includes pickup and drop-off at a central location in Inverness, and is limited to fifteen people for personal service.
  • Full-day Loch Ness and Highlands tour
  • Travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Optional boat tour across Loch Ness
  • Guided walk from the village of Invermoriston
  • Visit picturesque Highland communities
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Pickup and drop-off at a central location in Inverness
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Professional and friendly driver guide
Small group (16 people max) for a more personal experience
Transport in a 16-seat Mercedes luxury mini-coach
Entrance fees
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Inverness Bus Station , Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK

Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Join a guide and small group at a central location in Inverness, then board a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach for the short trip to Loch Ness. Upon arrival at the storied loch, opt to see the area on a sightseeing cruise (boat trip own expense). As you explore Loch Ness, enjoy great views of the dramatic Urquhart Castle, historic ruins at the edge of the water.

And of course, keep your eyes and cameras on the water—there have been reports of a monster in Loch Ness for hundreds of years, and the guide shares some of the most fascinating tales and sightings. 

Return to shore and head to a nearby restaurant for lunch (own expense). After your meal, continue to the Highland village of Invermoriston, where you can stretch your legs on a walk past pretty rivers, a ruined stone bridge, and a historic summer home.

Keep driving to the Caledonian Canal, then turn back towards Inverness. This full-day Highland tour concludes with drop-off in Inverness.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Urquhart Castle
Cruise around the loch for stunning views of the surrounding scenery, and get the chance to see Urquhart Castle from a different perspective. It is possible to see the castle from the optional cruise, but there's no option to disembark and actually explore the castle.
Stop At:  
Loch Ness
Take a chance to go on an optional boat cruise or wander down to this alluring and eerie loch.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Invermoriston Falls
Go for a wonderful wander through lush forests and cascading waterfalls.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Loch Ness cruise – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rabbies Trail Burners
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the departure point for the Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour?
A:The tour departs from the Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is parking available near the departure point for the Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour?
A:Parking can be difficult to find in the center of town. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of the excellent public transportation that is available.
Jun 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour?
A:Check-in closes 15 minutes before your departure time. The tour departs on time, so please do not arrive late.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage with me on the Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour?
A:You may bring up to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.
Jun 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour?
A:Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Bring your camera and spending money for food, optional admission tickets, etc.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are admission fees included in the Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour?
A:No. You pay for access to sites such as castles and museums as you arrive. Most of these locations accept both cash and card.
Jun 2021
Q:
What type of vehicle is used during the Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour?
A:The tour is conducted in a 16 seat Mercedes Mini-coach. There are three steps up into the coach – each 150mm in height. There are grab handles on both sides, the step edges are clearly marked and the treads are non-slip.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring a wheelchair on the Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour?
A:The bus is not wheelchair accessible, however, there is storage available for a folding wheelchair or walking frame. Guests must be able to get on/off the bus on their own or with the assistance of a companion as guides cannot assist physically.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are restrooms available on the bus during the Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour?
A:There are no restrooms on board the bus, however, the group does make regular breaks to use the restroom during the tour.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring my small child with me on the Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour?
A:All guests must be at least 5 years old to participate in this tour. If your child is 5 or older, but under 1.35m (4.4 ft.) tall, please notate this in the "Special Requirements" box so a booster seat can be arranged.
Jun 2021
Q:
Should I bring my own lunch during the Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour?
A:There is no need to bring lunch. The group will make a lunch stop where you can purchase a meal suitable to your taste and budget.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness.

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star-5
Wonderful experience
Alexander_M
, Aug 2022
Listening to the history and stories by our guide Amy. Also enjoyed walking along the beach and seeing the falls.
star-5
Great Scottish Tour!
John_W
, Jul 2022
Amy was a great driver and guide, chock full of interesting historical notes while we cruised around this beautiful Loch. Highly recommended, no question!
star-3
Not good value
Lou_S
, Jun 2022
1. We looked at this tour on three different websites. One of the websites said the boat tour was included in the price but optional to take. The other two mentioned the cruise but didn't show it on the "excluded" list of items. The cruise is extra 16 pounds per person. Given we had to pay the extra fee, the tour seemed expensive for what you received. 2. The tour driver/guide was very pleasant but was more driver than guide. His narration was more about the schedule (when we will arrive at the next stop etc.), he did provide some history but not as much as you'd expect. Somewhat disappointed. 3. Overall this was average tour at best and I cannot recommend to other people unless you're obsessed with nessy
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Loch Ness beyond the monster
George_K
, Jun 2022
Helen was beyond awesome giving us a great understanding of the loch Ness community beyond the monster. I had a bit of a accident with my shoe and she did everything she could to make me comfortable the rest of the day. She is great
star-5
Great Tim going to Loch Ness
Caitlin_E
, Jun 2022
Mr. Fraser, our guide, was so great!! He knew about both historical and legendary stories, and modern info. In the bus he played really amazing music that matched the scenery. He also stopped for view points and small walking trails so we could see more of the country, which we wouldn’t have known about otherwise. Really a well rounded and amazing trip!
star-5
Ideal way to explore Loch Ness
Leigh_M
, May 2022
Driver (keV) was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Ideal distance/duration for a day trip. The additional boat trip was good fun
star-5
Everything we wanted in a day trip
Graham_C
, May 2022
What a fabulous day we had the trip was spot on and ticked all the boxes , and our driver Willy was great very knowledgeable and informative and a really nice guy, can’t recommend rabbies enough fab day
star-5
Must do trip!
Steven_T
, May 2022
Gail is great! Great driver and a lot of fun!! The scenery was fantastic!! Loch Ness is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited!
star-5
Very relaxed tour!
Simone_M
, Apr 2022
We had a lovely day. Very relaxed! We very much enjoyed the boat ride and the weather was fantastic! Thanks so much to our great tour guide Gail!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Loch Ness tour
Teresa_D
, Mar 2022
Invermoriston and the boat trip around the loch was lovely and scenic we were lucky with the weather
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Trip around Loch Ness
marc_b
, Mar 2022
Really wonderful time. Willie Grant was our guide and driver. What a character! Relaxing some many great sites and elected to take boat trip to the castle. Had nice relaxing lunch. We have been driving but would highly recommend this to anyone! Truly one of the highlights of our trip after driving around on our own it was so nice to be on a small comfortable bus with an excellent driver. Simply put outstanding!!!!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing day
Lucy_M
, Mar 2022
Brilliant local knowledge from Stewart very good At st Augustus the scenery was absolutely stunning and some good good places to eat there Even loved the waterfalls
star-5
Totally recommended
Chelsea_T
, Feb 2022
A gift for my dad and his partner whilst in Inverness travelling, they told me it was a fantastic day lots to see and the tour guide was amazing
star-5
Great day out.
Susan_C
, Feb 2022
A great day out around the Loch, our driver, Willie, was very informative. We stopped for lunch and had a boat trip.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Relax and enjoy
Archie_R
, Feb 2022
Our guide Emily was extremely knowledgeable and gave a comprehensive commentary throughout the day making it very relaxing and enjoyable.
star-5
Perfect way to discover Loch Ness!
Garance_D
, Feb 2022
It was a great way to discover Loch Ness and its area. Kev is an amazing guide, full of energy and stories to tell! Even some (pretty) funny jokes! I feel very lucky to have seen all this different places and done those small walks offering amazing landscapes.
star-5
Amazing tour on, in and around Loch Ness
Laura_M
, Jan 2022
An excellent tour all the way round Loch Ness, from getting my toes in the water to cruising on it in a boat (only an extra £16 each). Our tour guide Willie was amazing, made as laugh and knew all the information and best sites to see. We were lucky with the weather but it’s a great time to visit as tourist spots aren’t busy at all yet! Definitely recommend this trip, especially as they saved us when our original Loch Ness trip was cancelled the day before!
star-5
Seeing vast loch and...
stephen_s
, Dec 2021
Seeing vast loch and rapid moving water tumbling down into it. Kev so knowledgeable and showed us many perspectives and history... it came alive for us!
star-5
Day around lochness
Valerie_B
, Dec 2021
Excellent trip for a day out around lochness our driver willie was a great guide too shame the weather wasn't better
star-5
This tour was fabulous,...
Aditi_V
, Dec 2021
This tour was fabulous, highly recommended. It was very relaxing and our tour guide Helen made this trip a memorable one. We visited many picturesque locations, covered the whole of Lochness and learned a lot of interesting facts about its history as well. Overall it was a very good experience, time well spent.

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