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Inverness: Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Trip

1. Inverness: Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Day Trip

Take in some of the most dramatic and stunning landscapes Scotland has to offer on an eco-certified tour from Inverness. Discover the Isle of Skye, including its capital Portree, Lealt Falls, and the Old Man of Storr. See Loch Ness from Invermoriston, Loch Carron, and Eilean Donan Castle. Meet your guide on Railway Terrace, where your group will board an air-conditioned coach. Head south out of the city. Then, follow the shores of Loch Ness to Invermoriston, where you will stop for a short break. Grab a coffee, take scenic photos, and try and spot Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Then, continue to Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, set on its own island at the head of Loch Duich. You will have time to visit the castle and learn about its history if you like (admission fees apply) or just admire the picturesque castle and its scenic surroundings. Next, journey to the Isle of Skye. Stop at Portree, a small colorful town fringed by cliffs and rolling hills. Take in these beautiful surroundings while enjoying lunch and the views of the boats in the harbor. Once your appetite has been sated, move on to tour the rest of the island. Head to the Old Man of Storr, an iconic rock formation. Next, take a walk at Lealt Falls to admire the beautiful waterfall and gorge. Finally, head back to Inverness via the panoramic Strome Viewpoint over Loch Carron.

From Inverness: Loch Ness Day Trip

2. From Inverness: Loch Ness Day Trip

This short day tour lets you discover all the marvellous views and secrets of Loch Ness. You leave Inverness and follow the Caledonian Canal to the source of the River Ness. Your guide takes you down the road less travelled to Dores, on the eastern side of the loch. This tiny village boasts a beach with the most striking vista of Loch Ness and the Great Glen rift valley. Get your camera ready for your first photos of the mysterious waters and potential monster sightings before you continue your journey. Just a short drive away is your next stop, the forest community of Foyers. Here, you can walk downhill through native pine trees to see the hidden-away Falls of Foyers. This stunning waterfall was a favourite spot for Robert Burns, and if you’re lucky, you may spot a dashing red squirrel. Invigorated after a visit to the falls, you continue south. Driving on single-track roads and using passing places is a typical Highland experience. After a twisty drive through forested landscape, you arrive at Fort Augustus, the furthermost point of the tour. Here you can have your lunch and take a picture of the boats coming in through the Caledonian Canal. Next, you venture to Invermoriston, where you can take a short walk to an old summerhouse with views of the river Moriston. Whether you believe the legends or not, keep your eyes peeled for the monster or breath-taking vistas as we continue along the banks of Loch Ness. If you want to discover more of the beauty and mystery of the loch, embark on a one-hour cruise* and sail past Urquhart Castle. Then, we continue along Loch Ness and return to Inverness in the early evening. *The Loch Ness boat cruise is weather dependent and may be cancelled without notice. *If your tour departs after 1st April 2024, you'll have a chance to visit Urquhart Castle as well.

From Inverness: Loch Ness and The Highlands Day Tour

3. From Inverness: Loch Ness and The Highlands Day Tour

Try to catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster on this day trip from Inverness. Board an airconditioned coach and travel to iconic Highlands locations like Fort Augustus, the Caledonian Canal, and Invermoriston. Leave Inverness in the morning and follow the beautiful Caledonian Canal to its source at Loch Ness. The loch is home to the famous Loch Ness monster, affectionately known as Nessie. You'll spend most of the morning at Loch Ness, allowing plenty of time to look for Nessie. Choose to take a 5-star cruise across the loch to Urquhart Castle. If you’d rather see the loch from the shore, then stay on board the bus and your driver will take you to Urquhart Castle. Explore the ruins of the castle, enjoy the visitor center, and soak up the atmosphere of Scotland’s most famous Loch. Your tour continues to Invermoriston, where you'll pause to take photos of the bridge and Columbus Well. Afterwards, journey to Fort Augustus, the furthermost point of your full-day Highlands tour. Fort Augustus is a small town of only 650 people and a perfect spot to watch boats passing through the Caledonian Canal while you enjoy your lunch. After lunch you'll begin the journey back to Inverness, stopping at the Falls of Foyers. The waterfall was a favorite retreat for poet Rabbie Burns, and is truly breathtaking. Enjoy plenty of time here to appreciate the landscape before continuing on to Dores to see Dores Beach. Spend a short while wandering the sandy shoreline before boarding the bus for the final time and returning to Inverness.

Inverness: Loch Ness, Skye, & Eilean Donan Castle Tour

4. Inverness: Loch Ness, Skye, & Eilean Donan Castle Tour

Travel from Inverness to Skye on a day tour exploring the countryside and seeing the main sights. Your day starts with a bit of monster spotting as you drive along the shore of Loch Ness. Stop at the little village of Invermoriston, where you can take in the views and see a delightful ruined bridge. Your journey winds through Glen Moriston and Glen Shiel and on past the 5 Sisters, a stunning range of mountains that dominates the surrounding landscape. Continue to Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most picturesque castles, perched on its own island at the head of Loch Duich. Next cross over the bridge to Skye and start your island adventure. Highlights include the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the dramatic hills of the Quiraing, and the stunning Trotternish Peninsular. Have the chance to explore the capital of Skye, Portree. You will be treated to even more stunning views and scenery as you make your way back to Inverness.

From Inverness: Private Fort William and Glencoe Day Trip

5. From Inverness: Private Fort William and Glencoe Day Trip

This tour is a fantastic full day tour with amazing scenery starting from Inverness Starting your day from your hotel your first stop For photos is our famous lochness and urquhart castle the next stop will be for the Invermorrison falls following this you will stop for 30 minutes in Fort Augustus to walk around this amazing town and lochs your next stop is the Brigde of oich at Invergarry for 10 minutes (photo's) from here we going on to see the Commando Monument near Spean Bridge Our next stop Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous in the harry potter film's you will also see the Bonny Prince Charlie monument where he raised the standard We will then stop at fort william for lunch before heading to Glencoe take in the breath taking scenery and on the way home you will go back on the oppisite side of lochness and stopping at dores beach at dores inn.

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What people are saying about Invermoriston

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Had a cracking day trip to Loch Ness! Despite the pesky weather nixing our Loch Ness cruise, the guide was a real gem – knowledgeable and friendly. The pace was spot on, but reckon an earlier kick-off and a bit more time at Fort Augustus would've been the icing on the scone. Still, explored some belting spots along the way! Cheers to a grand day out.

It was great! Even though you spend quite some time in the bus it was totally worth it! The guide Chris was really friendly and had many interesting stories to tell during the ride. The whole tour was well planned and organised. You get a great impression of some sights and the fantastic landscape. And we were lucky enough to see highland cows!

An excellent trip taking in lots of different Highland sights! Our tour guide, Chris, was brilliant and the day was topped off with a bonus stop to see some Highland cows! Definitely recommend!

The trip was amazing. We met new people from all over the world. Our guide was brilliant and friendly. Great memories were made.

Superb. the driver and guide Chris was absolutely fantastic