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Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition provided by Loch Ness by Jacobite

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

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Even though Loch Ness is just a short driving distance from Inverness, it can be hard to get there without renting a car. This guided tour includes round-trip transport from an easy-to-find meeting spot, as well as admission tickets to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition and Urquhart Castle for your convenience. Plus, it packs in guided and independent elements to allow you to learn with a guide by your side and to explore on your own.
  • 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
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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sumikop9 wrote a review Jan 2020
Pickering, Canada9 contributions
This was probably the best part of our whole UK trip last June. The views were breathtaking. Our driver Allen was wonderful (he should read audiobooks) and his recommendation to try the “scotch-chocolate”, as we’ve taken to calling it, was well worth it. This is 200% worth the
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Connor B wrote a review Jan 2020
Jerusalem, Israel3 contributions
A fantastic way to see Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Very informative tour guides both with Jacobite Tours and at the castle (thank you Ranald and Mark!). The castle was quite impressive, and there was a nice museum and video to go along with the visit. This trip was the
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Date of experience: January 2020
Brian A wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Our guide Neil was was awesome as was the cruise crew! Perfect way to spend four hours and get back in time to enjoy the rest of the day in Inverness. Time spent on each leg of the tour was perfect, culminating in a self-guided tour of Urquhart castle!! If you're in Inverness
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Date of experience: December 2019
Liz wrote a review Dec 2019
14 contributions1 helpful vote
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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sharonmchalkley wrote a review Nov 2019
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
The guide Ranold was lovely and very informative. Really good trip / value for money. Definitely recommend
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Date of experience: November 2019
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By: Loch Ness by Jacobite
Beautiful tour
This cruise goes from the Loch Ness Clansman hotel to Urquhart Castle. We took the round trip. The staff at the tic
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A Boat ride
This was an okay boat ride. Nothing extraordinary. Pick up was late, so we got to wait in the rain. Would have miss
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Great Boat Trip for Loch Ness and Urquart Castle
This was a very nice baot trip along Loch Ness. Great scenery. The stop at Urquart Castle was especially nice. Even
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Nice way to see Loch Ness.
The boat was a good way to go on Loch Ness, you got to see all the lovely views. We chose the ticket you could stop
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tamara s
Must do when in Inverness
Visited Inverness for the half marathon March 8. Purchase tickets directly from their own website so I could get th
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Birthday Breakfast
Great place, easy car parking,roomy and spacious and great service. Food was pretty darn good too 😁
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Sensation tour by Jacobite
This tour was absolutely amazing.our guide was Allan who said it was his first tour back driving the coach after a
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Lesley C
Awesome cruise, the staff are friendly staff and very helpful the boats are so clean. Disappointment..... NO NESSY!
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Loch Ness Boat Trip
What can I say, from the parking to the gorgeous cafe on site to the fabulous boat trip down Loch Ness to Urquhart
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Suvidha K
Ok for a day trip
We went on the 2hr Cruise...I think we were expecting a lot more and hence weren’t totally wowed! The views from L
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Brandon F
Get way to see Loch Ness
Really liked this cruise! It was a very easy way to see the famous Loch as well as the ruins. The boats were clean,
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Great Tour
I did the one hour boat tour over the Loch from the dock near the Clansman Hotel. This was very good, given the fac
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A must do with family!
We booked this tour as we love boat trips and this one did not disappoint. We traveled on the Jocobite and the brea
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Not to be missed
We are really happy that we ended up joining this tour as opposed to trying to visit Loch Ness without a guide. Thh
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debbie m
Fantastic day out
We booked the trip online and paid which was very easy and user friendly, the bus arrived at the bus station and th
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Key Details
  • Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, and 2 more
  • Duration: 3h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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