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Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition

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Unravel the mystery surrounding Loch Ness on this 3.5-hour trip from Inverness. With an expert guide, enjoy a scenic coach ride from the city center to Clansman Harbor. Climb aboard a cruise boat and slip away from the shore as you make your way across the mysterious loch to Urquhart Castle for a tour of the romantic ruins. Then, enjoy a 1-hour visit to Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition to hear legends of the loch and its infamous monster.
  • Combine a Loch Ness boat cruise with a Urquhart Castle admission ticket
  • Learn about the mysteries of the Loch Ness from your guide
  • Tour combines guided and independent elements, appealing to all traveler types
  • Round-trip transportation from Inverness lets you relax and enjoy the scenery
  • Return to Inverness by early afternoon, leaving the rest of the day free
What to Expect
Make your way to the Inverness bus station in advance of your group's meeting time. Then, climb into a comfortable coach and travel to Clansman Harbour. Relax on the way, listen to your guide's commentary, and take in the landscape while your driver worries about directions and traffic. Board the cruise ship at Clansman Harbour, and explore the boat as it travels through the river down to the famous Loch Ness. Snap photos of the vistas, and listen to your guide detail the myths and legends that surround the loch and its famous inhabitant, Nessie. Arrive at Urquhart Castle, and disembark for a short self-guided tour. The flexibility to explore on your own is a good complement to the other guided elements of the day. Move on to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, where you can learn about the origin of the Loch Ness Monster narrative and the historic inhabitants of the castle and fortress. Get a comprehensive overview of the site's long history through an exploration of the seven multimedia exhibits. Back on the bus, return to Inverness by early afternoon with plenty of daytime hours to do as you wish.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
Departure Time
10:00 AM
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cruise to Urquhart Castle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I was on the fence to go because I wanted to do the nature hike however when we did decide to go for it it was beautiful. There was some rain when we went but the Loch Ness and other lochs that we were on had a spectacular view! The boat commentator was amazing and had great
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The guide Ranold was lovely and very informative. Really good trip / value for money. Definitely recommend
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We enjoyed the cruise/tour of the castle and Loch Ness. Having someone else drive was totally worth it. The entire tour including travel to/from Loch Ness took about 3 1/2-4 hours which was a perfect amount of time to see everything. The visitor centre is a bit cheesy but
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The tour was very well organised and run, visiting lovely locations, but the time allowed at each location is simply just not enough. Both the castle and the visitors centre have gift shops, cafes, and loads of information etc - 50 minutes at each location is just too rushed.
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Wonderful little tour with a boat ride on Loch Ness and a visit to Urquhart castle included. So much history at that castle and in this area in general. Great value for the money spent.
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