Tours are exclusive, but some people have offered the spare seats on their tour as shown in green below. For a full list of dates see the calendar page.
A tailored tour to Loch Ness and Glen Affric picking you up from Inverness area accommodation or arrival point and offering one of the very finest day tours in the whole of Scotland. You choose your detailed itinerary which can include a Loch Ness cruise, the Loch Ness 2000 exhibition, Urquhart Castle and many other local attractions including isolated prehistoric stone circles, magnificent viewpoints, waterfalls and other fascinating locations.
This is almost an identical tour to that taken with one of our guides in 2003 by the former prime minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife. Here they can be seen on one of the lovely heather lined paths through the most stunning scenery.
The tour commences with an approach to world-famous Loch Ness, where your guide will explain the creation of the Great Glen, that massive valley running from coast to coast across the Highlands. You will see the Caledonian Canal, and then the "Loch" itself.
You will hear plenty on the historical background to Nessie, and the methods used to try to explain the mystery of the beast.
After time for lunch, either in the charming village of Drumnadrochit or later in the inns and villages of Strathglass, we head west into Glen Affric for some short walks in the last of the great Scottish Caledonian Forest.
Enjoy walks beside rapids, waterfalls, among magnificent Scots pines and through heather to incredible Highland viewpoints.
All the time you are in the company of a history enthusiast or historian who can present both the Loch Ness story and the Glen Affric story with authority and inside knowledge. Our guides also have a great understanding of the region's natural history.
Our independent guides will explain all about the saving of this forest from destruction in the 1950s and how it has been nurtured back to a state of natural regeneration. In addition, without the concern of having to drive yourselves on our narrow or single-track roads, you will thoroughly enjoy your experience instead of missing all of the fascinating scenery as you concentrate on driving.
Today Glen Affric it is a nature reserve and a wonderful place to visit, with regular sightings of deer, osprey, red squirrel, heron, foxes, golden eagle and pine marten. This picture of a deer was taken by one of our passengers, Dr Kathy Curran. It has been neither cropped nor zoomed as can be seen from the depth of field!
We travel back to Inverness east through Strathglass where, time allowing, we may be able to visit either Beauly Priory or Glen Ord distillery. Our journey concludes by entering Inverness through the old village of Clachnaharry, the starting place of the Caledonian Canal.
Price: £300 for guide and vehicle - check top of calendar for how many passengers each guide can carry.