Fort Augustus and Loch Ness
Coach Trips: Fort Augustus and Loch Ness
This tour takes you briefly to the legendary Loch Ness. You might even get a chance to visit Nessie herself on the way. We'll spend most of our time in Fort Augustus - a town just near Loch Ness. There are a lot of sights here and you can get right up to the Loch Side. This is a pretty unique tour of Loch Ness offered only by Student Tours Scotland.
Photos from Previous "Loch Ness" Tours
September 2012: HERE
October 2012: HERE
May 2013: HERE
Inveruglas at Loch Lomond
Stopping briefly at Loch Lomond for a toilet and cafe break, we can take in the sights of Inveruglas. Near the top of Loch Lomond, you get some amazing views over the loch. Student Tours Scotland loves Loch Lomond. Several of our tours stop by. This means you'll get a chance to see much more of the lochside than most tourists. Inveruglas has some of the best views of the northern area of the loch and also has some excellent views of the mountain, Ben Lomond. There is a short path way around the area which will let you relax with a cup of coffee while taking in your surroundings.
Fort Augustus is one of three historic forts on the so-called Great Glen. This one is now a tourist town. If you are very lucky you can catch a glimpse of Nessie herself! This village has evolved over the years into one of the largest tourist draws in the country. It is situated at the foot of Loch Ness and you can get up close and personal with the Loch Ness Monster. There are a series of locks on the Caledonian Canal which are a sight to behold. The nearby remains of the fort have recently been undergoing refurbishment and can be viewed from the loch side.
Green Welly Stop
Our last stop is mostly for a comfort break and a leg stretch. From here on in, it's back to Glasgow. The Green Welly will let you refuel before you fall asleep for the home journey. If the shops are open there are a great number of souvenir places as well as some good views across Tyndrum.
The golden rule with every Student Tours Scotland trip is to have fun. No exceptions. To do this you will need to take some information into account. Remember that Scotland has ‘interesting’ weather. It can be beautifully sunny one minute and then raining the next. It can be cold in the morning but warm in the afternoon. Every day is different. You need to be prepared. Always dress for the rain and the cold. Wear good shoes or at least a pair you are comfortable in. You can always leave things on the coach if the weather allows.
Remember your camera. The scenery in Scotland is among the most beautiful in the world. You won’t want to miss out on those precious memories.
If you have a smartphone or device with internet access remember to bring it with you. There will be social media competitions along the way.
Most importantly stay safe. Listen to your guide. You are responsible for keeping yourself safe when out and about. If you follow the advice and signs then you will be sure to have fun.