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Dochgarroch: Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

1. Dochgarroch: Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

Join this cruise for a round-trip sail to Urquhart Castle from Dochgarroch Lock. Your cruise sails from Dochgarroch Loch on the Caledonian Canal and heads to the heart of the mystery, where you’ll learn the fascinating story of Loch Ness. You will sail through parts of the Caledonian Canal, see Aldourie Castle, and more while enjoying the selection of hot and cold Scottish snacks on board. There is also a bar if you fancy a wee dram, and for those of you who like to stay connected, there is free Wi-fi onboard.

Inverness: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Inverness: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Join an open-top double-decker bus tour for an insight into the development of the city from the original street between Castle and Kirk, with the oldest building Abertarff House, to the recently completed Highland Archive Center. Inverness has had 5 castles through the centuries with many famous visitors, not all welcome, Macbeth, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie among them. Plan your day from the top of a double-decker bus, with 360-degree panoramic views of the city. Visit the many churches, including St Andrews Cathedral, one of local architect Dr Alexander Ross’s finest buildings. On the Western outskirts of the city, see Tomnahurich Hill and the Caledonian Canal, hop-off for great panoramic views of Kessock Bridge, The Black Isle and the Inverness Firth out to Fort George. Discover the flight of 5 locks at Muirtown, constructed in 1822 by Thomas Telford to bring the Caledonian Canal to sea level. Finally, pass by the South side of Inverness Castle to see Flora MacDonald’s statue, the 3 Graces, then along General Wades road by Bellfield Park to Holm Mills shopping village. Tour Stops: 1. Bus Station, Stance 6 2. Bridge Street 3. Bellfield Park War Memorial 4. Bishops Road, St. Andrew's Cathedral 5. Bught Drive, Inverness Ice Rink 6. Dochgarroch Loch 7. Telford Street

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & Inverness Tour in Spanish

3. From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & Inverness Tour in Spanish

The tour will depart from Edinburgh early in the morning. The first stop will be Bankfoot, where you can rest, take a hot drink and have the chance to see the famous Hairy Coos. We will continue with a visit to Culloden Battlefield, on of the most iconic places in Scottish History. On your journey to Inverness, you will see the mouth of the river Ness, the Moray Firth, the Cathedral of Saint Andrews, its castle, and the university. At this stop, you can purchase some lunch. After Inverness, you can take an optional cruise and head to Urquhart Castle, one of the gems of the Highlands with its superb views of Loch Ness. It is also the place from where more sightings of Nessie have been reported. If you opt out of the cruise and Urquhart Castle, enjoy some time resting close to Loch Ness, where you can take a walk on its riverside. Before the return journey back to Edinburgh, you will visit Dunkeld, a small village next to Tay River.

Inverness: Loch Ness Experience 1-Day Tour

4. Inverness: Loch Ness Experience 1-Day Tour

You’ll travel the full length of Loch Ness on this tour. The tour begins in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. We then travel south to Dochgarroch, viewing the start of the Caledonian Canal and the head of Loch Ness. Here, you will be able to join a cruise along the canal and onto Loch Ness, Scotland's second largest Loch! The cruise will take you to the scenic Urquhart Castle, which is perched on the banks of the loch. You’ll have time to explore the castle before getting back onto your waiting mini-bus. We’ll continue on to Invermoriston to see the iconic bridge and waterfalls. At certain times of the year, you may be able to see the salmon leaping here. Our lunch stop is Fort Augustus, a pretty village at the south end of Loch Ness. This village offers stunning views up the top of the Great Glen. You can also enjoy a visit to the Caledonian Canal Centre and learn about the history of the canal and its importance to Scotland. Or just sit back and watch the boats navigating the locks. We will then visit the Falls of Foyers, a short but spectacular walk to an impressive waterfall. Our final stop of the day will be at Dores Beach, a stunning spot which offers undisturbed views down the loch, for one last chance to spot Nessie! We’ll then make the short journey back to Inverness.

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Unforgettable, 100% recommended. Sandra is the rod. He taught us typical songs, told us the history of the country, gave us advice about different places and shops, etc.

Loch Ness alone is impressive. It's worth all that long trip. The guide was very good but he lacked telling stories about Loch Ness

Great day out. Weather was sunny which was a bonus. Australian granddaughter and boyfriend enjoyed the experience.

Brilliant cruise, very informative guide, enjoyed by all, age range 9 to 84. ***** Well deserved

Our guide was the best, Alex, but in Catalan, I don't remember how to spell it.