Grab Tickets To Get Tickets To The Complete Loch Ness Experience: Day Trip From Inverness
What to expect
This guided tour from Inverness takes you on a journey to the Scottish Highlands to explore Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. An air-conditioned 16-seater Mercedes mini-coach awaits you to take you on an unforgettable day out with an English-speaking guide. If you want to go on a boat cruise around Loch Ness or a Loch Ness tour which includes Urquhart Castle, you can buy these tickets on-site for a nominal fee. Visit the monster-hunting locales along the banks of Loch Ness. This includes Drumnadrochit, Invermoriston, and Fort Augustus and all the scenic beauty they have to offer. As you explore, learn more about the history of these places with your friendly local guide. Book your Loch Ness day tour from Inverness tickets now and take in the beauty that the Scottish Highlands have to offer.
About The Loch Ness Day Trip From Inverness
What is Loch Ness famous for?
Loch Ness is a famous large freshwater loch located in the Scottish Highlands. The loch extends for 23 miles (37 km) southwest of Inverness and is one of the biggest lochs found throughout Scottish history. The name Loch Ness comes from the River Ness and the river flows from the northern end. However, these are not the main reasons that Loch Ness is famous worldwide.
Loch Ness is famous for the alleged sightings of the cryptological Loch Ness Monster (also known by the name Nessie). The high peat content in the nearby soil of Loch Ness makes the water visibility of the loch almost nil and there's been plenty of rumours and sightings over the years.
By surface area, Loch Ness is known to be the second-largest loch in Scotland. The largest one is Loch Lomond. However, the great depth of Loch Ness makes it the largest in terms of volume in the British Isles. Urquhart Castle is right next to Loch Ness and is a magnificent sight. Avoid swimming in the loch as it is very cold down below. You can definitely walk the Loch Ness 360-degree trail but it will take around six to eight days. You can drive around Loch Ness and explore the magnificent beauty of the loch.
What do you see on this Loch Ness day trip?
Get on the luxury mini-coach and check out the misty hillsides and airy glens of the Scottish Highlands on a guided tour of Loch Ness. Follow the Caledonian Canal until you reach the mouth of Loch Ness on this day tour of the highlands.
After arriving at Loch Ness, you can either wait on the shores for Nessie to make an appearance or take a boat cruise to see the loch and its water for yourself. You can even choose a 30-minute boat cruise and a 30-minute Urquhart Castle tour. Step into the castle and walk the path where many raiders in the past have walked before you.
Check out Loch Ness, the castle beside, the lush forests and waterfalls of Invermoriston, Fort Augustus, Caledonian Canal, Isle of Skye, and more on this day tour. The main destination where you will spend the most time is right beside Loch Ness. Book your tickets now and head to Inverness for an adventurous day out!
What can I expect from this trip?
Learn about the history and old myths of Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, Isle of Skye, Urquhart Castle, and more from your guide as you drive past the Scottish Highlands. Glenfinnan Viaduct, Culloden battlefield, Stirling Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Ben Nevis, Portree, and more are other must-visit places.
On this tour, explore the Highlands and Loch Ness with your guide and other members of the small group. Expect Nessie to make an appearance like the people at Loch Ness believe, but in case the monster decides not to come out, the breathtaking beauty of the loch is still well worth a visit and you won't be disappointed.
There's plenty of opportunities for taking photos while listening to your guide describe the history of this place, including all about the sightings of the Loch Ness monster. Don't fret, Nessie is believed to be friendly and may even give you a glimpse from afar, as some people here believe.
What age is this day trip suitable for?
Children under a certain age may not be allowed. Do check for more information while booking your tickets. Children need to be accompanied by adults with valid tickets.
How long does the Loch Ness day trip take?
The total duration of the tour is seven hours and the starting time of the tour is 10 a.m.
Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs
Where does this Loch Ness day trip start and end?
The tour starts from Inverness bus station, Stance 7, Margaret Street, IV1 1LT, Inverness, United Kingdom. Show your ticket at Stance 7.
How do I get to the trip's departure point?
If you're travelling from London by car, take the M6 road to reach the destination. It will take around 10 hours to complete the journey. The total distance from London is about 569 mi (916 km).
You can also take a flight to Inverness airport. Air routes are open from all major cities in the country.
You can also take a train to Inverness. From London Terminal, take the LNER train to Edinburgh Waverley Station. From the Edinburgh Waverley Station, take ScotRail to Inverness Station. Inverness train station is just four minutes from the Inverness bus station.
Check your tickets to avoid any miscommunication regarding tour timings.
When should I arrive at the departure point?
The tour starts at 10 a.m. Arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour. You should be back in Inverness at around 5 p.m.
Where can I park?
Old Town Rose Street Multi-Storey Car Park and Inverness Train Station are the nearest car parks to the departure point.
Where are the toilet facilities while on the trip?
The coach will stop at multiple locations for you to use the bathroom.
What facilities are available on the coach?
Air-conditioning, comfortable seats and more are usually included in these 16-seater Mercedes mini-coaches.
Is the trip accessible?
The tour may not be wheelchair accessible; do check while booking as, even if it is accessible, prior notice may be required.
Where can I eat on the trip?
Food and refreshments are not included in the ticket, but there are plenty of options when you stop and lots of variety can be found near Loch Ness. Some popular restaurants in the area are Cafe Eighty2, Redburn Cafe, Oakwood Restaurant, and Station Road Restaurant.
You can also have food near Inverness bus station after coming back. Charlies Cafe, Hidden Gem Cafe, Cafe Artysans, and Coyote's Inverness all come highly recommended.