Fort Augustus Tours

Fort Augustus
On the southwestern shore of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is a picturesque village of 600 that gets packed with visitors during the summer months. Originally an 18th-century garrison, Fort August lies at the junction of four old military roads.

Surrounded by heather hills and cut in two by the Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus serves as a spot for day-trippers to relax and watch the boats master the longest lock system on the canal. Running from coast to coast, the Caledonian Canal was designed in 1822 to give merchant skippers a shortcut across the country and to help keep boats out of harm’s way. At the time, pesky French pirates were prone to scouring the open seas! Those interested in the canal can find out more at the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre. Also of interest is the Clansman Centre, which provides insight into 17th-century Highland life.

Visitors to Fort Augustus include cyclists and pedestrians tackling the Great Glen Way, a 73-mile trail that runs from Inverness in the east to Fort William on Scotland’s west coast. There are always plenty of Loch Ness Monster hunters enjoying tea and cake around the village, too.
Fort Augustus is an hour’s bus ride from Inverness. From Glasgow, take the train from Queen Street station to Spean Bridge. From there, it’s a 35-minute train ride to Fort Augustus.
Address: Fort Augustus, Inverness, Scotland
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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Take a personalized tour from Edinburgh to Loch Ness on this day trip to the Scottish Highlands. See wooded lochs and tucked-away villages as you journey through spectacular scenery en route to Glencoe, Cairngorms National Park and Fort Augustus. Enjoy an optional boat tour in search of the Loch Ness Monster, marvel at the mountain peaks of Craig Meagaidh and traverse Drummochter Summit to Pitlochry. Travel by minivan in a small group limited to 16 passengers, with a local guide at the helm.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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5-Day Orkney & Scotland's Northern Coast Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

Experience the mystic and striking beauty of the remote Orkney Islands on this 5-day excursion from Edinburgh. In a small group, journey with your expert guide through the rugged Scottish Highlands, John o'Groats and the wind-swept Orkney archipelago. Enjoy views of the mysterious Loch Ness and Ben Hope Mountain, villages steeped in Viking mystery and landmarks like Stirling Castle and Lamb Holm Italian Chapel. Spend four evenings relaxing in 3-star accommodation.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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3-day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

The Isle of Skye is the largest of Scotland’s Hebrides Islands and this multi-day tour from Edinburgh ensures you take in all the highlights. Admire natural wonders such as Loch Ness, Glen Coe, and Ben Nevis; visit Fairy Glen, Dunvegan Castle, and Kilt Rock on the Isle of Skye; and see Eilean Donan Castle, where Highlander was filmed.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Full-Day Glenfinnan and Glencoe 8 Seater Tour from Inverness

From ancient ruins to cinematic landscapes, Loch Ness to Ben Nevis, see the Scottish Highlands’ key sights in the space of a single day. With just a small group for company, you’ll travel by climate-controlled bus, and will trade the bustle of Inverness for the beauty of the countryside. Visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, see the Glenfinnan Viaduct (made famous in the Harry Potter films), and more.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh (Mandarin Speaking)

Take a personalized tour from Edinburgh with a live speaking Chinese guide to the famous Loch Ness on this day trip to the Scottish Highlands. See wooded lochs and tucked-away villages as you journey through spectacular scenery en route to Glencoe, Cairngorms National Park and Fort Augustus. Enjoy an optional boat tour in search of the Loch Ness Monster, marvel at the mountain peaks of Craig Meagaidh and traverse Drummochter Summit to Pitlochry. Travel by minivan in a small group limited to 16 passengers, with a local guide at the helm.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands

This full-day Scottish Highlands tour takes you on a scenic drive from Edinburgh to the fabled Loch Ness. The 12-hour journey travels by coach across Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe and through the Great Glen to Fort Augustus, where you’re treated to a locally made picnic lunch. Take an optional boat ride on the legendary loch in search of ‘Nessie’ before the return trip over the Pass of Drumochter and through the forests and rivers of Highland Perthshire, with views of the UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Inverness Local Day Tour

All our guests are first class, we work hard to make this trip the highlight of your holiday. No group larger than 8 so everyone get attention, we don’t keep you locked in a van all day and offer many opportunities to get out and explore in your own. To take a tour with us is all about YOU!
  • Duration: 8 minutes
  • Duration: 8 minutes
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Private Loch Ness Day Trip from Edinburgh

Drink in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness on a private day trip from Edinburgh. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with an informative driver-guide, enjoy the stunning mountain-and-loch scenery of the Trossachs National Park, Great Glen and Loch Ness. See the region’s Highland cattle, take photos of atmospheric Glencoe, and after a lunch break in Fort Augustus, visit ruined Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness, perhaps looking for the legendary monster in the waters. Price is per vehicle, based on a maximum of seven people.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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2-Day Loch Ness, Inverness and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

See the rivers, lochs, and mountains of the Scottish Highlands during this two-day tour from Edinburgh. Leave the driving to your guide and take in the scenery as you journey to top landmarks in the region including Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and Inverness. Taste Scotland’s famous whisky at Tomatin Distillery and visit the Highland Folk Museum before driving back to Edinburgh.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh

Take in top natural attractions including Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness on this 1-day tour from Edinburgh. Pass the iconic Stirling Castle on route through the Trossachs, then head onto Rannoch Moor and Glencoe — a region steeped in history. Explore Fort William and Ben Nevis with a guide, then follow the Great Glen to the village of Fort Augustus. After lunch on the shores of Loch Ness, pass Loch Laggan and stop for a stroll in a Highland village. Then, admire the Forth Bridge on route back to Edinburgh.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Loch Ness and Pitlochry from St Andrews

Skip the hassle of driving and get deeper insights than possible independently on this private guided tour from St. Andrews to Loch Ness and Pitlochry. After a pickup from your hotel, head north to the Great Glen and onward to Fort Augustus on Loch Ness' southern shore where you have free time for lunch or to take a cruise (own expense). Afterward, head back south to the charming Victorian village of Pitlochry. Spend some free time here before returning to your hotel.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

Marvel at the peaceful majesty of Loch Ness on this 12-hour Scottish Highlands day tour from Edinburgh. Leave Scotland’s busy capital behind and travel deep into the Highlands with a guide. Travel through pretty Kilmahog on route over Rannoch Moor, and enjoy spectacular views over mighty Glen Coe. Spend time at Loch Ness — widely considered Scotland’s most famous lake — and explore Fort Augustus at your leisure. Stop in the pretty Victorian town of Pitlochry, and travel along the banks of Loch Laggan on route back to Edinburgh.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness and the North West Highlands tour from Glasgow

Discover hidden corners of stunning Scotland on this multi-day, in-depth guided tour through the Highlands. See the centuries-old landmarks and rugged landscapes made famous as film and TV locations, like Doune Castle and Glenfinnan Viaduct. Other highlights include lunch along the iconic Loch Ness and an overnight stay in the picturesque town of Fort William.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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5 Day Orkney, Ullapool & the Northern Highlands from Glasgow

This 5 day Orkney tour takes in the best Scotland has to offer. Experience the Orkney Islands, spend overnight in Ullapool, part of the North Coast 500, and see wildlife, lochs, castles and more.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness and the North West Highlands tour

Experience Scotland’s dramatic landscapes with this two-day tour in the Highlands, including an overnight stay in the town of Fort William. Skip the hassle of a rental car and enjoy round-trip transportation from Edinburgh. Itinerary highlights include Doune Castle, Loch Ness, and the Commando Memorial. Learn about Scottish history from a local guide during this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

Adventure through wild countryside, ancient villages, and unspoiled islands in a group of maximum 16 people on this 5-day Scottish adventure. See the Isle of Mull, the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, and so much more, with an optional excursion to Staffa. Your tour includes four nights’ B&B accommodation in Oban and Portree, Skye, in your choice of guesthouse or hotel, as well as discounts on entrance fees.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Loch Ness and Glencoe Day Trip from Edinburgh Including Lunch

Explore the dramatic glens, glittering lochs and historic castles of the Scottish Highlands on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Admire some of the Highlands’ most famous vistas including Glencoe and Ben Nevis, and pass landmarks like Stirling Castle and Dunkfeld Cathedral. Tuck into a 3-course lunch of traditional Scottish cuisine in Fort Augustus, accompanied by a dram of Scottish whisky, then enjoy free time to explore Loch Ness, home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

Take three days to explore the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this small-group tour from Glasgow by minivan. You’ll be awed by the rugged beauty along Scotland’s windswept northwest coastline, with stops at Glencoe and Loch Ness. Stay overnight, including breakfast, in Portree, located on the country’s second-largest island. Enjoy one free day to explore the Isle of Skye on your own. Numbers are limited to 16 people to ensure a personalized experience with your guide.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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2-Day Loch Ness, Inverness and the Highlands Tour from Glasgow

Take two leisurely days and savour the delights of the Highlands with your Driver-Guide. See rivers, lochs and mountains; experience plenty of rich Highland history and spend overnight in the Highland capital of Inverness.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

Enhance your experience of Scotland’s spectacular Highlands on a 3-day trip to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh. Alongside a professional guide, immerse yourself in the windswept landscapes and local legends of the Scottish Highlands as you visit the county of Dunkeld, famed for its association’s with Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, and Loch Ness, home to the mythical Loch Ness monster. Discover the atmospheric castle ruins and dramatic coastlines of the Isle of Skye and experience traditional Scottish hospitality during two overnight stays in shared accommodation.  
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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3-day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and Scottish Highlands Tour from Glasgow

Ticking off attractions in mountainous Scotland can be difficult on a self-led tour. Discover Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, and the Scottish Highlands on a 3-day tour from Glasgow or Edinburgh, with convenient round-trip transfer by air-conditioned coach. Customize your journey to suit you with the option to book with or without accommodation, and gain insight into the historic region from your guide’s commentary.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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