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

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Overview
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cruise to Urquhart Castle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is unacceptable the treatment customers get from the lady in the "tickets office" at the bus station. She arrived and even when she was doing literally NOTHING she refused to give me my tickets for my tour. I had to wait ages until she...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We’re really disappointed to hear that you did not receive the level of customer care we expect our staff to deliver. Customer care is at the forefront of everything we do at Jacobite,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my wife really enjoyed the cruise and the visit to Urquhart Castle and the exhibition, we really learned a lot of new things about the search for the loch ness monster. Also such wonderful views during the cruise, we were really fortunate with...More

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 cruising with Loch Ness by Jacobite. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. She's a hard beastie to find that Nessie! Thank your for taking the time to leave us your lovely 5 star review, I hope we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour as a family driven by the positive reviews on tripadvisor. We weren't disappointed. We were a little concerned about finding the bus at the Inverness bus station - we need not have been, as the bus is right up front and...More

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 taking the time to leave us your 5 star review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Our Guides are passionate about Loch Ness and love being able to share it's stories with our Guests, they will be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good way to spend 1/2 day and see some of the highlights in the area. Loved Urqhart castle and would suggest more time spent there and less on the Nessie visitor centre. Alan - the tour guide made the tour very enjoyable with his...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your super 5 star review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. We do have other tours which offer more time at the castle. Alan will be delighted to read your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect tour! Just the right amount of facts and conspiracy theory. The ride on the boat was great (get the Highland Hot Chocolate), the amount of time at Urquhart castle could have been a tad longer, the Exhibition was informative. Great use of our day.More

Date of experience: July 2019
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. The Highland hot Chocolate certainly is delicious and the perfect treat for warming you up on a cold day. We do have...More

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