Tours from Inverness – Loch Ness & Eilean Donan Castle
This tour offers a fantastic day out exploring some of Scotland’s most famous sights.The journey starts by travelling down the northern side of Loch Ness, passing Urquhart Castle, and heading through the stunning Glen Moriston and Glen Sheil before arriving at Eilean Donan Castle. On the way back we follow an alternative route via Glengarry, Invermoriston and Fort Augusts before taking in some spectacular Highland scenery on the southside of Loch Ness. As with all WOW tours, please feel free to speak to us about customising the itinerary, free-of-charge.
- This is a private tour for up to seven people
- For groups of eight or more please contact us for pricing and availability
- Pick-up and drop-off is available from any accomodation in the Inverness area (other areas are available on request but a surcharge may apply)
- This tour can be fully customised to your requirements
- We recommend a 9.30am start in the summer months, but are happy to accomodate your requests for an earlier or later departure time
- Entrance fees and lunch are not included in the tour price
- This tour is available year-round but some attractions are only open in the summer; outwith these times alternatives will be offered
Our tour starts in historic Inverness, where the stories will begin to flow as soon as you meet your guide. As you drive out of Inverness, you will be greeted with fantastic scenery and, in just a few minutes, you will arrive at one of our favourite views of the world-famous Loch Ness . After a stop to admire the legendary views our journey continues along the shores of the loch to the Falls of Foyers, a stunning waterfall which is sure to impress due to the sheer volume of water cascading down it.
We then head over the hills, following old military roads which were built to force us Highlanders to behave ourself (we never did!). Here you will have a chance to take in some spectacular views from the hill tops, before heading back down to enjoy Loch Ness en-route to Fort Augustus, where you can marvel at its fabulous canal locks.
We often stop at a country house for coffee and scones (plus some renowned Highland hospitality) before heading into Glengarry for yet more unspoilt country scenery. We pass the Dundreggan Estate, where we will see some of the great conservation work being done by ‘Trees for Life’ to rebuild the Caledonian Pine Forest. The tour passes Loch Cluanie with its hydroelectric dam and there is a chance to get out here and get some great views of the local area. We then head down into Glensheil where we see the awe-inspiring Five Sisters of Kintail. At the the end of the Glen we arrive at the West Coast which we follow round towards Eilean Donan Castle. We will have plenty of time to explore this romantic castle, which is believed to be the most photographed castle in the word.
At this stage you may choose to extend the tour to visit Plockton, or cross the Skye Bridge for great views of Skye. Alternatively, you may be interested in visiting the fantastic pre-historic Brochs in Glenelg.
On our return jouruney we loop round by Strathcarron and the Black Isle, where you will see sites including Loch Carron and the wonderful mountains of the North West Highlands (and their equally wonderful Gaelic names – An Ruadh Stac, Sgurr Ruadh, Fuar Tholl, Maol Chean Dearg).
This truly is a day out to remember!