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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
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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.

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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Lovely tour

Did the Loch Ness cruise and Urquhart castle visit. Tour was well organized and was quite informative. Our bus driver Alan was also quite entertaining and gave us a lot of interesting information. Lovely afternoon out.

Thank Slipperydickswifey
Reviewed 5 days ago
Mad rush

This trip was nice but very rushed. We got off the bus , onto the boat and arrived at the castle and only had about 50 minutes to have a wander, as a result with there being so many people we never really got much...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Sensational 1/2 day out - beautiful scenery, Interesting and informative trip

We chose Sensation tour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were picked up at Inverness bust station at 10;15 and the fun and information started immediately well presented by our driver/guide Alan as he drove us through Inverness pointing out places of interest on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Nice tour, a bit demanding physically

To begin with, our driver got high marks. Commentary good if a bit corny. This was a 3 1/2 hour duration “tour “ broken into several segments. First 1/2 hour bus to the Clansman Harbor to meet our cruise. The 1/2 hour on the boat...More

Thank Dave H
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise and tour with us on Loch Ness. The views really are something special! We hope to welcome you back for a cruise in the future...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sensation tour from Inverness

There are quite a few tours to go on ranging from 2 hrs-7 hrs depending on the experience and tour you require.I took the 4hr Sensation tour which did exactly what i needed , a trip to Loch Ness and a boat ride to Urquhart...More

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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 provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise and tour with us on Loch Ness. The views really are something special! We hope to welcome you back for a cruise in the future...More

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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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