Loch Ness Explorer

Cultural Tour

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    This tour is provided by

    Highland Explorer Tours

    We are dedicated to delivering the very best travel experiences every day. Our tours are designed to make the most of your time in our stunning country and to give you an authentic experience of Scotland. Our mission is to exceed your expectations, a commitment that is recognised by our VisitScotland 5 star accreditation and consistent excellent customer feedback.

    • 8:00am
    • Bus Tour
    • Loch Ness, Scotland

    A fantastic tour to Loch Ness visiting a diverse range of classic Highland scenery including many ‘must see’ sights and the chance to go monster hunting on Loch Ness! Other highlights include dramatic Glencoe, mighty Ben Nevis, the Great Glen and Highland Perthshire.

    Departure Point & Time

    Highland Explorer Tours Office

    60 High Street (The Royal Mile)
    EH1 1TB

    Departure Time

    Please check in at 07.45am for tour departure at 08.00 am.

    Return Time

    Tour returns at 08.00 pm. 


    • Boat Cruise on Loch Ness
    • Fort Augustus, Highland Village
    • Glencoe
    • Caledonian Canal and the Great Glen
    • Ben Nevis, Britain’s Highest Peak

    Price Includes

    • Local Scottish Guide
    • Picnic lunch
    • Souvenir map
    • Foreign Language Audio Guide
    • WiFi

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    • Boat cruise on Loch Ness (reserve at the time of booking)

    Free 'Taste of Scotland' picnic lunch

    Enjoy our locally produced ‘Taste of Scotland’ picnic lunch in Fort Augustus. Typical lunch includes: a bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches and shortbread. Take your lunch on the boat or enjoy a picnic by the canal or banks of Loch Ness.

    You may wish to consider our ‘Loch Ness and a Taste of the Highlands’ Day Tour which includes a 3-course lunch option.

    Departing 8:00 am and heading north from Edinburgh we pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle and drive through the Trossachs National Park, Rob Roy country. We cross the wilds of Rannoch Moor before stopping at dramatic Glencoe, the scene of the infamous massacre in 1692. Our journey takes us through Fort William passing Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, before entering the Great Glen.

    Arriving in Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness, you have the chance to take a boat cruise on the loch, go for a walk or just relax by the Caledonian Canal in this charming Highland village.

    Our return journey takes us past shimmering Loch Laggan before climbing over the wild and lonely Drumochter Pass in the Cairngorms National Park. Heading south, we enter Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers and mountains, where we stop in a wee village. We continue south over the Firth of Forth where we view the spectacular Forth Bridges before arriving back in Edinburgh around 08:00 pm.

    (Routes are subject to change)

    Tour Options

    A cruise on the mysterious and beautiful Loch Ness is an unforgettable experience, offering you the chance to catch a glimpse of Nessie. The boat uses the very latest hi-tech colour sonar and underwater imaging systems to enhance the hunt. You can also relax with a coffee or beer in the onboard bar. Reserve your cruise at the time of booking to guarantee your seat.

    Cruise duration is approximately 1 hour.