Set off on your 3.5-hour journey to Loch Ness from Inverness Bus Station in the morning. Travel by comfortable coach to Clansman Harbour, enjoying colorful and historic commentary from your guide along the way.
Situated amongst verdant hills and mysterious waterways, Clansman Harbour offers a launch point into the long stretch of black water known as Loch Ness. Board the cruise ship and stroll the deck as your boat coasts down the river and into the myth-laden lake. Enjoy gorgeous natural vistas and keep an eye out for the mythical Loch Ness monster, Nessie.
After 30 minutes, you’ll arrive at the ruins of Urquhart Castle, one of Scotland largest castles. Disembark and take an hour-long independent tour of the medieval site. Afterwards, head to the visitor center to learn about the historic figures that inhabited or invaded this site such as King Edward I in the 13th century and MacDonald Lord of the Isles during the 15th and 16th centuries. Find out about the construction and destruction of the fortress, and the key role it played in the Scottish fight for independence. Don’t miss the display of authentic medieval artifacts before boarding a coach to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition.
At the Centre, you’ll have an hour to independently explore the seven themed, multimedia exhibition areas. Learn about the origin of the Loch Ness monster myth, nestled within the 500 million years of history and legend.
Afterward, relax on the scenic ride back to Inverness, where your tour concludes at the starting point by early afternoon.