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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.
Highlights
  • 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip even though the weather was mixed. The guides were fantastic. Wish I had booked the longer version of the trip to get a little bit more time at each pointMore

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Seaside67318
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. Our guides are passionate about Loch Ness and love being able to share their passion with our visitors. Thank you for touring with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the short 3hr tour, picked up from the bus station in Inverness. Short coach drive to the canal where we boarded a very nice catamaran for the cruise towards Urquhart Castle which is located about half way down Loch Ness. It was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jason W
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Come rain or shine Loch Ness's scenery is always stunning! Thank you for cruising with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great coordination i’ve all the parts of this tour. Our tour guide was excellent. Very informative, funny and kept us all advised what to do with each stop.

Date of experience: August 2019
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for touring with Loch Ness by Jacobite. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the Highlands, do pop back and see again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another fabulous day during our 12 days in Scotland. I did think of using public transportation to get to Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness Center but knew that it would be more difficult to ensure that I had the timing correct for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for touring with Loch Ness by Jacobite. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with us. There is a lot of interesting history in and around the Loch that's why our Passion tour is the perfect choice for anyone wanting to get...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic scenery, interesting and informative commentary and an entertaining and thought provoking visit to the Nessy museum.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lardlad1
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you for touring with Loch Ness by Jacobite. We hope to welcome you back on board in the future.

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You meet at the bus station. I don’t remember the exact address.
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