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From Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle

Activity provider: Loch Ness by Jacobite

From Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle

Activity provider: Loch Ness by Jacobite
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From US$ 47.86 per person

Breath in the fresh air of the mighty Loch Ness as your sail across the open waters. Hop ashore and explore the historic Urquhart Castle before relaxing on your guided coach journey back to Inverness.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a guided coach tour from Inverness to Loch Ness
  • Take a boat cruise across the mighty Loch Ness
  • Explore the ruins of the historic Urquhart Castle
Full description

Cruise on Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle on this coach and boat tour that transports you directly from Inverness city center to the legendary Loch Ness. You’ll learn everything there is to know about the stirring past of these famous shores as you relax on a guided coach tour. After departing from Inverness by coach, you will drive to Loch Ness. Once you arrive, hop on board a boat to cruise across the Loch’s world-famous waters. Keep an eye on the sonars for a blip that could be Nessie.

There is a fully stocked bar on board and a selection of Scottish snacks. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are also served, should you require a little warming up. Once you are back on shore, explore the historic ruins of the once-mighty stronghold of Urquhart Castle. After you have seen the castle, relax on the coach as you make the return drive to Inverness city center.

  • Transportation from Inverness
  • Live tour guide on the coach
  • Admission to Urquhart Castle
  • 30-minute Loch Ness boat cruise
  • Return transportation by coach from Inverness city center
  • Snacks and drinks (can be purchased on the coach)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Please plan for any weather as the majority of the tour will be outside
  • Please note with the exception of Guide Dogs, Dogs are not permitted to join this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 217 reviews

Review summary

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Very nice trip for those who don’t want to walk/hike long distances. Not too long, not too short - enough time with guide as well as time to explore on ones own + the one-way Loch Ness cruise. Steve, our driver-guide, was friendly, humorous and knowledgeable. We were very lucky with our weather too, but this tour would not be too shabby in bad weather either, provided you bring the right clothes to explore the Urquhart ruins (it gets windy up there even in the summer).

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June 23, 2022

If you do this, I suggest going to the main building to see the film and then come back down to the castle (and then you'll have to go back to the building to get the bus); we didn't know there was a movie till the end, and ran out of time, but heard it was really helpful.

June 6, 2022

My sister and I decided to book this and weren’t sure what to expect. We’re both very happy that we did!! The experience, views and the staff were outstanding. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the history we were able to learn during the trip. We highly recommend this to anyone looking to visit the Loch!

June 6, 2022

Product ID: 184139