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Loch Ness & The Highlands from Inverness provided by Timberbush Tours

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Loch Ness & The Highlands from Inverness

Loch Ness & The Highlands from Inverness
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h 45m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h 45m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    16
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6898P32
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Inverness
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
Duration
8h 45m
Departure details
  • Margaret Street, Margaret St, Inverness IV1, UK Bus Station Stance 6
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 4 years old.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • The castle & cruise currently need to be pre-booked, details will be provided on the ticket.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Digital translations in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian & Mandarin available on request.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your tour's departure time.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Inverness
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
Departure details
  • Margaret Street, Margaret St, Inverness IV1, UK Bus Station Stance 6
Duration
8h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 4 years old.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • The castle & cruise currently need to be pre-booked, details will be provided on the ticket.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Digital translations in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian & Mandarin available on request.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your tour's departure time.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Margaret Street
    Margaret St, Inverness IV1, UK
    Bus Station Stance 6
    See address & details
  • 1
    Dochgarroch Locks, Caledonian Canal
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Urquhart Castle
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Invermoriston Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Fort Augustus Abbey
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 5
    The Falls of Foyers
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Greta201190
10 contributions
Apr 2022
We took the Loch Ness & The Highlands from Inverness tour with Kathleen today and it was an absolute charm! The tour was amazing, we visited beautiful places and the weather helped to make it even more special and enjoyable. Kathleen was a fantastic guide, very enthusiastic and a lovely person. We had a lot of fun and met beautiful places and great people, so it was a very pleasant day. Highly recommendable!
Written April 16, 2022
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David B
Hi there, thank you for your review! Luckily you got some great weather for your Loch Ness and the Highlands tour - you never know what to expect in Scotland. I'm glad you had such a great time on the tour with Kathleen as a fantastic driver-guide behind the wheel. Hopefully we will see you again some day! Best wishes, David
Written April 18, 2022
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Dorothee H
4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
I was very happy about, that almost half of the tour was going throughout the Scottish highlands and we could enjoy that amazing nature.
Written October 28, 2021
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Hi dorotheeh437 Thank you for reviewing your Loch Ness tour from Inverness. I'm delighted to see that you enjoyed your scenic journey with us! Best Wishes Martin
Written November 3, 2021
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Mike O
London, UK7 contributions
We took this tour with Ryan who was an excellent guide with exceptional knowledge of the highlands. The tour was perfectly paced with plenty of rest stops and stops to take magical photographs of the loch and other highlights of the highlands. This tour definitely over delivered on all fronts - thanks Ryan and team.
Written September 23, 2021
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Timberbush T
Thank you for your review, quickstoptees! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day with Ryan, your Driver-Guide. He'll be delighted to hear you enjoyed his photo stops. All the best, Amy
Written September 24, 2021
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jacquie17
london114 contributions
Aug 2021
Our guide for the day was Malcom. He was excellent. So interesting to listen to and so knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our day cruising around the banks of Loch Ness. Urquhart castle and grounds was amazing. Walking through the field of purple heather on a windy day day is amazing. The scenery is spectacular. I would highly recommend this trip.
Written August 31, 2021
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Timberbush T
Thank you for your review, Jacquie!
Written August 31, 2021
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Toni
Great Dunmow, UK1 contribution
This tour was really enjoyable. Lots of lovely scenery and enjoyed the minibus taking us out of town and seeing the beautiful landscape.
Ray was a great driver and guide. Helping in any way he could. The friend I was with couldn’t walk very far and Ray sorted out a mobility scooter out for him at Urquhart castle which was excellent.
The Scottish music playing as you drove around the beautiful highlands was something that will stay with me. Pictures don’t do justice to the parts of Scotland we have seen today.
Wouldn’t hesitate to book with this company again.
Written August 3, 2021
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Timberbush T
Thank you for your review, tonijt! It's great to hear you enjoyed your day with Ray, your Driver-Guide. I'll pass on your kind words to him. Hopefully see you again in the future! Best wishes, Amy
Written August 5, 2021
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Battolo
London, UK17 contributions
Aug 2020
Conducting a bus tour in COVID times is not easy yet the tour company made it a really enjoyable experience. We were a small group and there was enough space to socially distance in the bus itself.

The tourguide was very personable and gave us time to explore the various sites on the tour (including Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, the river cruise, Falls of Foyers).

I'd definitely recommend the tour - a must-do and a great day out if visiting Inverness
Written July 27, 2021
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Timberbush T
Thanks Battolo! It's great to hear you enjoyed your covid-safe Loch Ness tour with us ;) Hopefully see you on another tour in the future! Best wishes, Amy
Written July 29, 2021
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mutleymushu
Aylesbury, UK4 contributions
Our driver for the day was Chris. He was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our day round the banks of Loch Ness hunting for Nessie 😉

We elected to do the stop at Urquhart Castle (which I’d recommend doing if you’ve not done it before) and the cruise with Jacobite Cruises. These are at an additional cost and should be booked before the day of your tour. I was sent a link by Timberbush to do it online, which all worked smoothly.

We made lots of stops for photos and had lunch in Fort Augustus at the Lock Inn, which I’d also recommend.

Timberbush is our go-to tour company in Edinburgh and were an excellent choice in Inverness.
Written October 1, 2020
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Excursion21654348230
Hi mutley Thank you for your kind review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour and the optional cruise & castle visit too. I'm glad to hear that the booking link worked for you too. We hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes Martin
Written October 20, 2020
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Harmy
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
A fantastic day out, me and my partner really enjoyed ourselves. Ryan entertained us throughout with his local knowledge, historic tales and amiable nature. We saw many great sites and would recommend the tour to anyone.
Written August 3, 2020
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Timberbush T
Hi Jays! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your tour with Ryan from Inverness. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day! Hopefully see you on a tour in the future! Amy
Written August 13, 2020
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Yiping Z
86 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Due to Scotland coronavirus restrictions, instead of visiting castles, we took Loch Ness cruise. It was a nice journey.

The wind in Highland was something. But I enjoyed the trip.
Written August 3, 2020
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Timberbush T
Hi Yiping, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your Loch Ness tour - it seems like you had quite the experience of Scottish weather!! Hopefully see you on another tour in the future - all the best, Amy
Written August 13, 2020
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Ian Walker
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Marita was an excellent guide with a lot of local knowledge and went out of her way to ensure that we had a great time and were well taken care of. Thank you so much! Ian and Thaís.
Written March 14, 2020
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LightOfTheWest
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SUPERB TOUR GUIDE (Marita)
Amazing tour! What really made our day was our amazing guide, Marita!!! She is possibly the best, most engaging gui
dalemT1043AS
dalemT1043AS
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Bucket list
The best part were the exceptional views and the knowledge from ANDREW the tour guide he even gave me a little back
angieangelicap
angieangelicap
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Magical, Unique Adventure in the Highlands of Scotland
I went to Inverness last April for the first time and I decided to take part in one of the Day Tours offered by Tim
254catarinaf
254catarinaf
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Skye of fairies and dreams
Everything was amazing! I loved our tour guide, Andrew J. He was so funny and knew so much about scotland's history
marianapdc
marianapdc
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Totally worth it
The experience was amazing. Ryan, the guide-driver, is a nice and funny person. The viewpoints were quite enjoyable
Gabriela S
Gabriela S
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Horrible experience
I was supposed to take this tour with them today at 8.15. I arrived 2 minutes late, I swear ONLY TWO MINUTES! and t
Greta201190
Greta201190
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Great tour! Lovely places to visit!
We took the John O'Groats, Dunrobin Castle & the Far North from Inverness tour with Julian today, and it was an ama
264joanas
264joanas
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A tour that is actually worth it
I am usually not a tour fan, but I have to say that this one was actually worth it. It's a full day tour and a good
262lorrained
262lorrained
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An amazing well planned tour - cannot recommend enough!
Ryan our tour leader was very knowledgeable and made the day great fun. We stopped at amazing places on the way to
Hooriya M
Hooriya M
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An amazing memory I’ll cherish forever
I’d give this tour a better rating than 5 and say it is worth every penny, especially if Ryan is your guide. It was
995keirh
995keirh
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Legendary!
Andrew J was an absolutely brilliant host. His knowledge was second to none.... his stories were plentiful and fas
MissRL1993
MissRL1993
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A fabulous tour come rain or shine!
Wow, just wow! Ray was an outstanding tour guide who took us on a wonderful trip from Inverness and all around Skye
redsoxmd
redsoxmd
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Timber bush Tour from Inverness
Our Guide/ Driver, I think his name was Ray, was excellent! We couldn’t have been happier with our tour! The scene
Steven B
Steven B
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Fabulous Skye
My wife, daughter, and I had a fantastic time on this trip to Skye. We were visiting from the U.S and needed a one
712jrc
712jrc
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Amazing Tour Guide
The Tour is absolutely spot on. Thanks to our braw tour guide/driver (Kenny). He’s very knowledgeable explaining th
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