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The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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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

Departure Point

Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK

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

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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 policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness.

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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.
star-5
Perfect day!
Rebecca_B
, Dec 2021
We had Kev as our guide, and he didn’t disappoint. Our tour only had 3 people on it so was nice and personal and we had a good giggle with Kev. He is very knowledgeable and has some intersects facts and (I thought) good “dad” jokes. Lovely day with some stunning sights. Do take some decent walking shoes/ boots if you are intending to walk down the waterfall (which if you can, you should, it is stunning!!) The little cafe at the top has some yummy bits and even caters gor Gluten Free!!! Hooray! Fab day!
star-5
Perfect way to see Loch Ness
Charlene_K
, Nov 2021
This was a fun trip around Loch Ness and our guide was knowledgable about the area and very friendly. He knew some great spots to stop and take photographs of the beautiful loch and its surroundings and the additional boat trip was spectacular as the sun was setting. I went with my other half and we would both definitely recomment this tour (and the black pudding from the fish and chip shop in Fort Augusta!)
star-5
Best guide , lovely experience
Andreea_D
, Nov 2021
We had a nice experience visiting Loch Ness lake and also we have had the best guide there is - Jim. He is made for this job! We highly recommend this experience .
star-5
Beautiful Inverness
Jigisha_P
, Oct 2021
Excellent trip. Gail was very entertaining, especially her monster stories. We were group of 5 people and thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Thank you.
star-5
A lovely day out courtesy of our tour guide, Helen.
Sharon_B
, Sep 2021
Helen is lovely - Funny, kind, and professional. I felt very welcome and the tour was wonderful. Thanks you for the fun day!
star-5
Worth going
kenneth_D
, Sep 2021
Relaxing day, no rushing, wonderful scenery. Emma our guide was funny, informative and helpful. Lovely day, would book with Rabbies again
star-5
Superb taste of Scotland in one trip!
Susan_W
, Sep 2021
Superb trip giving chance to see great sights. Mountains, waterfalls, Caledonian canal and of course Loch Ness. Ending with the boat ride on the loch was the pinnacle. Great value for money and Kevin was the perfect guide - thank you!
star-4
No Nessy
Stevo
, Sep 2021
History tidbits and natural surroundings. Not everyone wore a mask which was frustrating. We had great weather and Jim was an excellent guide.
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