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While visitors flock to Loch Ness hoping to catch a glimpse of its elusive and eponymous monster, Loch Ness—a lake in the Scottish Highlands—is worth the trip even if you don’t believe the rumors. Vast and surrounded by magnificent Scottish scenery, Loch Ness is a popular boating and sightseeing spot.

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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise from Clansman Harbour

Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise from Clansman Harbour

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Set sail across the misty waters of Loch Ness and discover the eerie legend of the Loch Ness Monster on this sightseeing cruise from Inverness. Cruise past the majestic ruins of Urquhart Castle as you explore one of Britain’s largest freshwater lakes and use the ship’s sonar system to seek out the loch’s notorious resident.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.08
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$25.08
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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness
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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

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Travel from Inverness to the Isle of Skye on a 10-hour day trip through the Scottish Highlands. Pass through glens and rugged mountain scenery, with stops at Loch Ness, Broadford and the ruins of Eilean Donan Castle, before reaching the purple heather–swathed hillsides of Skye. Then see the isle of Eilean Ban on the journey back to Inverness.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.84
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$73.84
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Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal Cruise from Dochgarroch

Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal Cruise from Dochgarroch

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Seek out Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, on a 2-hour cruise from Dochgarroch Lock. The boat is fitted with a special Nessie sonar, but if the elusive monster doesn’t show up, the area's other sights will charm you instead. Pass along the Caledonian Canal into Loch Ness to see Urquhart Castle, Bona Lighthouse, and the crash site of a World War II bomber. You'll learn about the loch’s history and legends as you cruise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.23
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$36.23
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Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield 8 Seater Tour from Inverness

Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield 8 Seater Tour from Inverness

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Immerse yourself in Scotland’s spectacular natural landscapes on a day tour of the Scottish Highlands from Inverness. In a small group limited to eight, visit Loch Ness, home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster at Chanonry Point. Plus, stop at the Clava Cairns (Stones of Clava), Culloden Battlefield, and Glen Ord Whisky Distillery.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.60
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$83.60
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Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness

Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness

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Check out the Isle of Skye on a day trip from Inverness. With a Scottish local in a kilt as your driver-guide, you’ll discover the history behind the island plus some famous landmarks along the way. Pass Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, then cross Skye Bridge to spend time on the island itself. Visit the town of Portree, travel through the Cuillin mountains, and discover beguiling natural sights such as the Old Man of Storr. Numbers are limited to just eight people for a small-group experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.56
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$90.56
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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Visit Eilean Donan Castle and the spectacular Isle of Skye on a full-day trip from Inverness, and explore an iconic Scottish landscape of wind-swept valleys, rock formations, and coastal cliffs. Travel in a Mercedes mini-coach, following a route through the mountains of Wester Ross on your way to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye, then visit the island’s highlights with an experienced guide. This full-day tour departs from central Inverness, and it’s the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to the Isle of Skye.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.45
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The Complete Loch Ness Experience Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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

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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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.41
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$40.41
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The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness

The Ultimate Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness

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The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland's best destinations. But, if your time is limited, it can be difficult to squeeze in a trip by public transit or rental car. Skip the hassle by leaving the planning logistics to the experts. This full-day tour takes you from Inverness to Skye where you'll visit all of the island's top sights, including the Quiraing, Kilt Rock and Fairy Pools. Along the way, you'll stop at mainland attractions including Eilean Donan Castle.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.50
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$104.50
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Tour 2 Cawdor Castle, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness

Tour 2 Cawdor Castle, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness

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Save hours researching and planning a Scottish Highlands itinerary, and go on an action-packed bus tour instead. Starting from Invergordon, travel with ease between dispersed sites including Clava Cairns, Culloden, Loch Ness, Inverness Castle, Urquhart Castle, and Beauty Priory. It’s the ideal tour for travelers with limited time who want to see multiple highlights in a day.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.43
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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour from Inverness
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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour from Inverness

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We leave behind the ‘Capital of the Highlands’, for a full-day adventure to the magical Isle of Skye. We drive along the world-famous Loch Ness - home of the elusive monster – and onwards through the mountains towards the west coast. Majestic mountains give way to vast sea lochs, once used by Vikings as an access route to our lands. We stop at the romantic Eilean Donan Castle with time for you to explore inside. After crossing the Skye Bridge, learn about the island’s myths and legends, as well as the true tales of rival clans and a fugitive prince. Enjoy lunch in the main town of Portee and visit the colourful harbor. Explore the Isle of Skye’s stunning coastline, and marvel at the Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls, and Kilt Rock. Take in the last of Skye’s otherworldly landscape as we drive through the Highlands back to Inverness.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.99
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Full-Day Outlander Experience in the Scottish Highlands from Inverness
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Full-Day Outlander Experience in the Scottish Highlands from Inverness

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Discover filming locations from the hit TV show Outlander on this private full-day tour from Inverness and benefit from the inside knowledge of a local guide. Marvel at historic sites such as the Clava Cairns and Culloden Battlefield; admire natural scenery including the Monadhliath Mountains, Loch Ness, and Fraser Cave; and visit Urquhart Castle, Beauly, and Castle Leoch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$594.47
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Loch Ness 4 Hour Small Group Tour

Loch Ness 4 Hour Small Group Tour

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We are a small passionately run local business operating luxury Mercedes mini coaches. Our Loch Ness Tour is unique in that it is small group tour that shows you the main sights around the loch as well as little visited stops and only takes 4 hours.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.73
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Invergordon Shore Excursion: Loch Ness, Inverness and Urquhart Castle

Invergordon Shore Excursion: Loch Ness, Inverness and Urquhart Castle

Make the most of your time on land with this shore excursion. Explore the medieval city of Inverness, with its cathedral and castle; embark upon a cruise on Loch Ness (famed home of the monster), and visit the ruins of the shoreside Urquhart Castle, which played a major role in the Wars of Scottish Independence. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$234.07
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Best of Inverness and the Highlands by Spirit Journeys Worldwide

Best of Inverness and the Highlands by Spirit Journeys Worldwide

Make the most of your limited time and skip the hassle of driving or planning public transport routes on this guided tour from Inverness into the Highlands. Travel north to Dochgarroch for a 1-hour cruise up Loch Ness to Glen Urquhart Castle. Upon arrival at the castle, you have some time to explore its magnificent ruins and learn about the history of this strategic fortress. Your tour concludes with a walk through Inverness to explore its hidden corners and historic sites.
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  • 6 hours
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$184.34
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Cycle To Loch Ness - Self Guided

Cycle To Loch Ness - Self Guided

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Explore Loch Ness at your own pace on this independent 1-day cycle tour from Inverness. Hop on your bike in Bellfield Park and — with your map and directions to hand — head into rural Scotland toward Loch Ness. Head along winding country roads at your leisure and enjoy fine views over the countryside scenery. Spin through the peaceful village of Dores to the banks of Loch Ness, then perhaps enjoy lunch in a local café before strolling along the shoreline. Bike hire, map and directions are included on this tour.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.73
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Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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Experience the scenic highlights of the Scottish Highlands on a full-day trip from Inverness to Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Loch Maree, Applecross, and the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle, which stands at the confluence of three lochs. Travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach with a small group that’s limited to sixteen people, and learn about Highland history, culture, and wildlife along the way.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.52
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Alternative Loch Ness Tour by Secret Highlands

Alternative Loch Ness Tour by Secret Highlands

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Discover many of the Scottish Highlands’ highlight attractions—as well as locals-frequented areas that many tourists miss—on this full-day tour from Inverness. Meet in the city center, and set off with just a small group for company. Visit scenic Loch Ness and Glen Affric, and explore Plodda Falls: one of Scotland’s tallest waterfalls (take a plunge, if you wish). You’ll also drop by charming villages, will stop for refreshments (own expense), and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.26
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Tour 3 - Urquhart Castle, Culloden, Loch Ness, Inverness, incl. Outlander sites

Tour 3 - Urquhart Castle, Culloden, Loch Ness, Inverness, incl. Outlander sites

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Our tour is based on a quality experience from feedback from our customers in 2019. We are a new company who aim to please and our guides will offer you local knowledge and answer all your questions. This tour is provided in a luxury 4 seater car (BMW or Lexus) or a luxury 8 seater minvan (Tourneo or Mercedes). You are guaranteed the personal touch from our friendly and expert guides. If you are a German guest we can sometimes provide you with a German-speaking guide, but usually our tour is in English.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.36
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Half-Day Loch Ness and Outlander Sites Tour from Inverness
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Half-Day Loch Ness and Outlander Sites Tour from Inverness

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Explore the wild and beautiful Scottish Highlands—and even visit “Outlander” filming locations—on this small-group tour from Inverness. Following pickup from your hotel, hop aboard an air-conditioned vehicle and head into nature. Visit the Bronze Age–era Clava Cairns and the Culloden Battlefield. Then, look out for Nessie at Loch Ness before exploring the 1,000-year-old Urquhart Castle. As you go, learn all about Scottish history, and see where “Outlander” was shot.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.43
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$118.43
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Isle of Skye Day Tour

Isle of Skye Day Tour

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Private guide/driver will take you to the iconic beauty spots and historical locations on the road to Skye. We have flexibility to alter the tour for any last minute requests you may have and aim to provide you with the most memorable experiences on your Scottish holiday. Options include the Fairy Pools and a spectacular lunch stop. There are a few hidden gems along the way.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$822.03
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Invergordon Shore Excursion: Inverness City, Cawdor Castle and Whisky Tour

Invergordon Shore Excursion: Inverness City, Cawdor Castle and Whisky Tour

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Explore the Scottish Highlands without the stress of planning on a full day tour with convenient transport from your cruise ship docked at Invergordon Cruise Port. In addition to navigating, your guide offers on-board commentary and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, from the 15th-century Cawdor Castle to the infamous Loch Ness. The day includes free time for lunch and a whisk distillery tour and tasting (own expenses).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.45
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Isle of Skye and the Fairy Pools Tour

Isle of Skye and the Fairy Pools Tour

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Based in the Beautiful City of Inverness, we at Highland Tours 4 You, offer you the opportunity to join us on one of our prearranged tours taking in some of the magical sights and experiences available in this fascinating area. We currently offer One Day tours showcasing some of the most breath-taking scenery and stunning landscapes that the Highlands have to offer. Our 8 seater vehicle offers you that personal experience that we strive to give all our customers. If there is anywhere not shown that you would like to visit or if you would prefer a Private Tour just give us a call and we will do everything in our power to help meet your needs. Perhaps you fancy a Distillery Tour, a Golf Club Tour, Cocktail Tour, Island Hop, the list is endless, just let us know what you fancy, we are here to help. We offer a very convenience city centre riverside Pick Up Point.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.75
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Inverness City Sightseeing - Red Route

Inverness City Sightseeing - Red Route

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Hop on board our open-top double-decker bus tour and see this city from a different perspective, while we whisk you away through the history and culture of Inverness. This bus also goes to Dochgarroch Lock where you can join the Jacobite Cruise to Urquhart Castle! If you’ve come to Inverness, we’re sure you want to visit the loch. Which is why our Red Route is just the ticket. It takes you almost to the shore of Loch Ness, where you’ll be able to decide how you want to explore the largest inland body of water in the British Isles. In fact, it’s monstrously big. It’s one of the most spectacularly beautiful too. Inverness Castle is unmissable, literally, as its perched on a cliff, looking out over the city and the river. The Inverness Botanic Gardens in Bught Lane are another great place to hop off. These delightful gardens are an oasis of calm and peace filled with plants from around the world.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$13.93
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Tour 5 - Secret Loch Ness, Inverness, Castles, Waterfalls & Refreshments

Tour 5 - Secret Loch Ness, Inverness, Castles, Waterfalls & Refreshments

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Our tours are specially put together after taking feedback from YOU. We have surveyed your desires and requests and put them together in our tours. We provide a quality experience, with free water, free rainmacs and a guide or driver guide on our minibuses. Our guides will impart their knowledge of their local Highlands and answer any of your questions. Please check the tour times on our website, as the times listed here are approximate. As a general rule tours leave 45minutes to 1.5 hours after the arrival of the ship and return at least 1 hour before ship departure time. Please check our website which has the exact tour departure and return times for every tour. This bus tour from Invergordon features highlights from Outlander, Culloden, Castles, Loch Ness & Nessie! It packs in a lot for one day's tour and is very affordable and good value for money. Entrance to castle is INCLUDED in the £59. Our website contains full details of all tours and booking.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.16
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Should I book Loch Ness tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Loch Ness can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Loch Ness 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Loch Ness costs USD 13.93. Guided Loch Ness tours start around USD 13.93 per person.
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