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

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
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Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
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Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
From US$44.74
Overview
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.
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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Reviews (167)
1 - 5 of 68 reviews
Reviewed today
Absolutely must-do!

Best part of our trip to Loch Ness. The tour guide was exceptional - singing and providing great info. Boat was comfy and warm - was freezing out when we visited at end of October. The Urquhart Castle bit was also interesting and had a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VikkiKevin
Reviewed 1 week ago
Mmmmmm

Alan was a bore unfunny tales and jokes. Every visitor centre had like a 100% mark up on all stock. Made to wait for the boat no communication from staff. on the boat £5.00 for a hot highland chocolate with whiskey which was in a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pjessex
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We’re disappointed to hear that your recent trip with us did not match your expectation and that you did not find Allan’s commentary informative or entertaining. Allan and the rest of...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Bus Tour to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle

Boarded bus at Inverness and travelled to Loch Ness under the guidance of Alan Bus Driver/Tour Guide. Very informative and amusing. The scenery travelling along Loch Ness was just amazing without seeing Nessie!! 8minute film at Urquhart Castle was a time travel through Scottish history....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stuart R
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite and we hope you managed to stay dry! Thank you for booking with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Well organized amazing tour

Had a fantastic day with a very careful, friendly and experienced guide Ian. Fantastic tour. We only suggest some more time at the Castle visit, at least more 30 minutes to a better enjoyement. Wonderfull views and panoramas, a lot of Scottish history. Loch ness...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marioluiz2018
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite and thank you for comments about the time schedule for the tour, we welcome your feedback on this....More

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile
Boat and castle

Really this should be a 1* review because we didn't see Nessie. But as it was October that we took the tour I think the water is maybe getting cooler so Nessie hides a bit deeper so I'll let them off. The boat was clean...More

Thank frootloops
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite. Nessie can sometimes be a little elusive at this time of year! Thank you for booking with Loch Ness by...More

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slc132018
23 July 2018|
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Response from Jennifer D | Reviewed this property |
Depends. The shorter version is about four hours and it seemed more than long enough for the included activities!
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