Explore the circular route around Loch Ness, taking in one of Scotland’s most beautiful Glens along the way…
Private Tour for up to two people – £340, or for three to six people – £395
Your Tour Itinerary:
We will collect you from your overnight accommodation at 9.15am.
Loch Ness – enjoy the drive down towards Drumnadrochit, taking in some of the most majestic views of Loch Ness. When we arrive, you have the option of either one of the following:
- Loch Ness Exhibition Centre (optional) – tour the exhibition, and uncover the story behind Nessie. Learn the secrets of the Loch that is larger in volume than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. There is an admission fee of £7.95.
- Cruise Loch Ness (optional) – take a one hour cruise out onto Loch Ness. Search the depths of this magnificent stretch of water on the sonar equipment on board. The price of the one hour cruise is £14.00.
Corrimony Chambered Cairn – visit this ancient Cairn, a sister Cairn to those at Clava, except this one has chambers…
Glen Affric – Tour end to end through one of the most magnificent Glens in Scotland.
Urquhart Castle – walk around these beautiful ruins on the banks of Loch Ness. There are many pathways to explore. There is a superb cafe and gift shop here too. There is an admission fee of £9.00.
Fort Augustus – visit this picturesque Highland village on the southern tip of Loch Ness. In the early 17th century, the village became known by the name of the fort built by General Wade, Fort Augustus, named after the second son of King George. Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland, became infamous in the Highlands as ‘Butcher Cumberland’ owing to the many atrocities inflicted on the Highland population by his orders. While there, you will:
- See the 5 locks – Running through the village is the River Oich and the impressive 60 mile long Caledonian Canal and lock system, built by Thomas Telford in the early 1800s. The Caledonian Canal stretches from Fort William to Inverness, and is linked by a series of natural lochs. Here in Fort Augustus is a flight of 5 locks from the top of the canal in Fort Augustus down into Loch Ness.
- Visit the Clansman Centre, where you can see Scottish Armoury and a living 17th Century Museum, combined with a wonderful Celtic gift and craft shop.
General Wade’s Road – on route back to Inverness, driving along the other side of Loch Ness, be prepared for some of the most beautiful and expansive scenery you’ll see in Scotland, as our video below shows…
You’ll arrive back in Inverness at approximately 6.00pm.
It’s more than just a tour…
Your Tour Guide wears the full Jacobite Kilt: Called a féileadh-mór, this is the style of kilt worn by the Jacobites during the 1745 uprising.
Professional Photographs of your Tour: Throughout the tour Andy will take professional quality photographs of you in each location (only with your permission of course), and we will e-mail you a complete photographic record of your tour within two weeks. Here is a link to photos of recent Outlander clients who have kindly given us permission to share them.
We also offer a Celtic Handfasting Ceremony to couples who wish to renew their wedding vows whilst on tour with us.
Two very passionate Tour Guides: We are Andrew and Diane Nicholson, husband and wife team, and we are passionate about this beautiful country, its remarkable history, and sharing it with you. We have a very personal story to share about why we love Scotland so much, why we chose to include the option of Past Life Regression on our tours, and why Outlander affected us both so deeply. You can read our past life story here…
If you feel a deep connection with Scotland, then this tour is for you. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this magnificent country in comfort…
Your Private Loch Ness Tour includes:
- Transport and Tour Guiding to the above locations either in our very comfortable all-wheel-drive, air-conditioned Subaru Outback (1-2 people) or our equally comfortable and air-conditioned Mercedes minibus (3-6 people).
- Collection from your hotel or B&B in the morning, and drop off at a location of your choice (within reasonable distance) at approximately 6.00pm.
- Professional quality photographic record of your complete tour.
Not included: Your travel to Inverness, admission fees, meals and overnight accommodation are not included. There are low cost direct flights from many UK and overseas airports to here in Inverness.
Refreshments while touring:
We provide a large flask of hot water, along with coffee and a selection of teas in the car as light refreshments. We also provide a large cool bag and cold bottled water. As your Tour Guides, we will bring our own food and refreshments, leaving you free to decide whether you’d like to enjoy a sit-down lunch at one of the locations, or whether you’d like us to take you to a supermarket to purchase a packed lunch to eat later in the day. We will store your packed lunch in the large cool bag until required. You can let us know when we collect you which lunch option you’d prefer for the day, and we will be happy to accommodate you.
Looking for Accommodation?
If looking for a superb Bed & Breakfast within walking distance of Inverness town centre, we can highly recommend John and Susan’s award winning Inverglen Guest House. They have won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 years running (2013-2017). They provide beautiful en-suite accommodation and a hearty cooked Scottish breakfast. They also offer a 10% discount on overnight accommodation (when you stay at least 3 consecutive nights) to those who book a tour with us.
We can supply you with a code to claim your discount when booking online, or alternatively please be sure to mention your tour when booking with them to obtain your discount.
It is up to you to organise and pay for your own overnight accommodation direct with the venue of your choice if not booking an inclusive tour.
Alternatively, the Visit Scotland website contains a superb listing of local accommodation, which you can access here.
More details are on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
To Book your Tour…
This tour is £340 for up to two people or £395 for three to six people, which includes Tour Guiding and vehicle for the day. The price is not per person.
Simply complete the below short enquiry form with your preferred date and we will reply as soon as possible:
Once availability is confirmed and you’d like to proceed with your booking, we will forward a PayPal invoice for 20% of the full amount to secure your place. The remainder will be payable 60 days prior to your tour dates. We will confirm receipt of your payment. PayPal is a safe, quick and simple way to pay in your own currency. You can pay by debit or credit card and you do not need to have a PayPal account. Simply follow the instructions in the email and your tour will be booked in just a couple of minutes.
Once you’ve requested the invoice, your tour dates will be held for a maximum of 48 hours for payment to be made. After that, if no payment has been received, they will need to be released for re-sale.
If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please contact us and we will forward our bank details on to you.
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Prices in different currencies
The prices shown in different currencies below are for indication only – based on exchange rates as of 26 January 2018. The price you pay is based on the price shown in British Pounds. Exchange rates will vary.
|USD US Dollar $||$482||$560|
|AUD Australian Dollar||$595||$692|
|CAD Canadian Dollar||$594||$691|
|NZD New Zealand Dollar||$657||$763|