Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
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Overview

Soak up the myth and mystery of Loch Ness on a 3.5-hour tour from Inverness. Take a scenic drive to Clansman Harbour with a knowledgeable guide. From there, cruise the still waters of Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle. Explore the ruins and learn about the site’s grisly history, then continue to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition to hear about the legendary water monster, Nessie.
  • 3.5-hour coach and cruise trip of Loch Ness from Inverness
  • Cruise across Loch Ness from Clansman Harbor, keeping an eye out for the fabled Loch Ness Monster
  • Explore the emotive ruins of Urquhart Castle on a 1-hour indepenent visit
  • Uncover the mysteries of Loch Ness with a visit to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
  • Enjoy a round-trip coach tour of the sights of Inverness
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.

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A
, Dec 2018

If you are into amazing scenery and a bit of history then this is a must see location, our tour guide/driver Allan was very friendly with a great sense of humour and he made the trip even more unforgettable with his commentary. There was also a nice suprise when we left the Loch Ness Centre.

L
, Aug 2018

We enjoyed the tour and our guide Alan was fantastic. The only thing we'd change is the short length of time at Urquhart Castle. Even 15 additional minutes would have meant a less frenetic pace to see it all and have some time to go through the gift shop or even just pause for five minutes to take it all in.

N
, Jul 2018

Tour Jacobite and driver Ian very rude and acts of discrimination endured by family and I! Totally disgusting and highly unprofessional behaviour from this rude man.

This tour driver Ian made comments to us about getting a new time piece even though he was late, held us back to wait 10 mins to get into the exhibition centre and another 5 to line up because we were now last in line. Then once the tour ended, he proceeds to talk down to us saying we were late even though he was late and kept us back to last then did not let us board the bus as he was talking to other passengers on the bus so made us wait (and we were on time from the castle tour).

Had to endure his blatant rude attitude toward my family, told my husband he could not take his bag on board but didn't stop anyone else. Then we had to endure his tyrants about his marriage and how much his wedding cost for over 5 minutes! This man clearly does not know how to deal with members of the public who are of different ethicity. Classless and tasteless is the best way to describe my experience with Jacobite tours and driver Ian. Will never recommend to anyone I know!!!

C
, Jul 2018

A once in a lifetime experience cruising Loch Ness!!!! Uraqurt Castle was amazing!!! Highly recommend!!

h
, Nov 2017

This was a pleasant trip although I wish I had skipped the Loch Ness Centre. Our guide was great.

E
, Nov 2017

Very nice 4 hour day trip , Ian was nice and showed us all around Inverness and tons of history .

A
, Nov 2017

Loch Ness by Jacobite tours is worth every penny. The tour guide Alan, is very witty and is pleasant to listen to. Also, quite knowledgeable. I felt a little rushed at the castle, it would be very easy to spend hours wandering the grounds. The visitor center and the film on the castle are worth visiting.

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, Oct 2017
C
, Oct 2017

This was great! And we discovered our new favorite cold-weather drink of hot chocolate and single-malt scotch!

m
, Sep 2017

Although I am sure we spotted her, the tour was a lot of fun and a really nice day out on the water. The castle was fun to visit and an outstanding video of the history was a great element of the tour.


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