1. United Kingdom
  2. Scottish Highlands
  3. Inverness
  4. Loch Ness

From Inverness: Loch Ness Center, Cruise and Urquhart Castle

Product ID: 74373
Get back to nature on an amazing cruise of Loch Ness and visit historic Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness Centre. See the state-of-the-art exhibitions about the geology of Loch Ness and its legendary monster.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a guided coach tour from Inverness to Loch Ness
  • Take a 30-minute boat cruise across the lake and look for the Loch Ness Monster
  • Explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle
  • Learn how Loch Ness was formed at the state-of-the-art visitors center
Full description
Depart Inverness and journey by coach to Loch Ness. Upon arrival at Clansman Harbour, climb aboard a boat for a 30-minute cruise across the lake, and get inspiring views as you sit back and relax.

Listen to stories about the history of Loch Ness. Keep an eye on the onboard sonar and hope for a blip that says "It's Nessie!" 

Spend an hour at the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Then, visit the Loch Ness Centre, where the state-of-the-art exhibitions describe both how Loch Ness was formed and how it entered mythology through its world-famous monster!
  • Urquhart Castle admission
  • Loch Ness boat cruise
  • Loch Ness Visitor Centre admission
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Inverness Bus Station.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not suitable for people with mobility issues; Urquhart Castle has some extremely steep steps and narrow trails
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 158 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We were picked up at the local bus station on time. The driver was friendly, helpful, knowledgable and just well natured. The museum as an adequate amount of information without feeling overwhelmed. I wished we would have had more time for the gift shop. The castle was great as was the visitor center. The boat ride of loch ness was too crowded for a rainy, cold day. Aside from that bit, it was beautiful and a perfect amount of time.

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5 January 2020


Am really nice trip, really nice and skilled driver who had a lot of information about the area and in a humorous way, nice. The trip is actually a bit too short, unfortunately you have to hurry a bit and it unfortunately destroys the experiences a bit but otherwise really good ..

26 September 2018

Terrific guide, average destinations

Our guide Allan was informative and entertaining - a nice combination! We were a bit disappointed with both the Urquhart and Loch Ness visitors centres. The first more so because of too little time to explore it and the second because it seemed more touristy than serious - perhaps not a completely fair comment and maybe our expectations were too high. Again though, our guide was fantastic!

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23 July 2018

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Loch Ness by Jacobite

Product ID: 74373