When you arrive at Fort Augustus, a charming Highland village on the banks of the famous Loch Ness, take a leisurely stroll through the village or simply relax by the Caledonian Canal. Enjoy a locally produced ‘Taste of Scotland ’picnic lunch that includes a bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches, fresh fruit and shortbread. If you want to learn more about Scottish cuisine, your guide can direct you to some great local cafés for more tasty treats.
You also have the opportunity to take a 1-hour boat cruise on the loch (own expense). Discover the mysteries of the legendary Nessie monster on a custom-built boat designed specifically for sailing on this loch, equipped with the very latest underwater imaging technology, giving you a fascinating view of the terrain and life under the surface. Relax with a coffee or beer at the onboard bar.
Your journey continues past the shimmering Loch Laggan and then over the Pass of Drumochter, the main mountain pass connecting the northern and southern Scottish Highlands. Heading south, pass Perthshire and Big Tree Country, filled with lush forests, rivers and mountains, before getting an impressive view of Forth Bridge. Your Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands day tour ends in Edinburgh around 8pm.
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
- Local guide
- Picnic lunch
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Optional boat cruise on Loch Ness (approx. 12 pounds)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 5 years
- Not wheelchair accessible
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Marija B, February 2017
It's a long day but worth every minute - specially it if Scot is your guidegreat job! The highlands and the lochs are amazing and a must see for everyone who visits Scotland and the stories we we heard on our way to Loch Ness amused us a lot. We learned so much about this beautiful country. Would do it again
Reviewed by: David T, January 2017
Absolutely amazing tour.
The guide, Sergio an Italian Argentinian was extremely good, friendly and funny. Definitively he made 50 of the tour.