Loch Ness Circular & Inverness Day Tour

🧭 Meeting Point and Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Your Hotel / Invergordon Port

Duration: 8-9 Hours

For cruise ship passengers the itinerary may need to be adjusted due to ships sailing schedule and weather and travel conditions

🚐 Transportation

Ford Galaxy MPV – 5 seats including the driver

Private transportation for 4 people

✔️ What's Included

🔵Guide services with a local tour guide

🔵Cold water and snacks

🔵Hotel pick up + drop off

⭕ Not Included

🔵Entry fees to attractions and lunch


✔️ What to Bring

🔵Suitable clothing and shoes as weather not guaranteed


🔵Sunglasses in case the sun is shining!


⭐ Description

STS Exclusive Private Tour

Keep your eyes peeled as you travel in comfort around Loch Ness in case Nessie makes an appearance.

We will stop at Urquhart Castle , Fort Augustus for lunch , The Falls of Foyers and Dores Beach at the North end of the Loch.

The tour also visits Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns and visits sites in Inverness.

£ Price:

£400 for up to 4 people

💡 Tour Details

  • 🚗 Day Trip  / Out of Town
  • 🧭 Local Experience
  • 🎨 Museums / Culture
  • 👪 Youth and Family
  • 🚢 Shore Excursion
  • 🗺️ First Time Visitor
  • 🥾 Hiking & Walking
  • 🌲 Nature & Wildlife

📋 Itinerary

After collection from your hotel / cruise ship we head to Clava Cairns , this 4,000 year old burial place provided inspiration to Diana Gabaldon for her Outlander series of films and books.

Heading on to Culloden Battlefield we pass the Cumberland stone on our way and reach the battlefield where on the 16th April 1746 the last fought pitched battle in the UK took place. The result of which changed the way of life in the Highlands forever.

Heading in to Inverness we pass Inverness castle and the statue of Flora Macdonald , famous for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape after the battle of Culloden.

Passing by Inverness Cathedral along the side of the river Ness we pass by Tomnahurich Hill which is also known as The Hill of the Fairies.

We stop briefly at Dochgarroch to see some magnificent Highland cows before continuing to Loch Ness.

Along Loch Ness side we stop at the Wellington layby and continue on to Urquhart castle ,one of the most photographed castles in Scotland.

Our next stop is at Invermoriston falls before we reach Fort Augustus , one of 3 forts built to suppress the Jacobite uprisings.

After lunch in Fort Augustus we then start to head back to Inverness on the south side of Loch Ness and we climb up to the top of Glendoe to the Suidhe viewpoint from where on a clear day you will get magnificent views down to Stratherrick and Strathnairn. Visits to the Falls of Foyers and then Dores Beach are our final stops before we drop you at your Hotel / Cruise ship.

🧗 Activity Level

Medium – Some hill walking to get to the Falls of Foyers and Urquhart Castle. 

👶 Kid Friendly

This tour is suitable for adults and children old enough to wear a car seatbelt.

♿ Wheelchair Friendly

This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users due to the Falls of Foyers and Urquhart castle locations being
inaccessible for wheelchairs.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Maximum Travelers

4 – with luggage.

🎤 Languages


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