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

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USD 45.75
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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
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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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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Jacobite tours provided a lovely day. Our tour guide Neil was quite good. Before our trip we had many questions. Our emails were answered promptly and completely every time. Very helpful. One thing. We purchased our tickets many many months in advance and the time showed 10:15.
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overrated tour, far from glasgow.. If you have limited days, not worth wasting your time to go. it is four hours from glasgow. The scenery is beautifl if you are going by ckach. but honestly for me it is not worth as it takes one whole day and there is nothing unique. just a
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Great trip and our guide Neil was fantastic telling us so much info and history off the area.Enjoyed both the visitor attraction at the Loch Ness center and the castle but reall enjoyed the cruise also.Thanks Ciara and Mike.
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