Loch Ness Passion
One day tour
Leave Inverness behind and tour along the banks of mysterious Loch Ness to reach the picturesque village of Drumnadrochit. Visit the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre which tells the story of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Step back in time to the Bronze age when you visit Corrimony Cairn. Later make for impressive Urquhart Castle for an extended visit then end the tour with a cruise through the deepest waters of Loch Ness.
Price range: £32 - £46
Loch Ness Exhibition Centre - discover the story behind the search for Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster
Corrimony Cairn - head into Glen Urquhart to visit the well-preserved passage grave encircled by 11 standing stones
Urquhart Castle - spend two hours exploring mighty Urquhart Castle and discovering its turbulent history
Loch Ness Cruise - enjoy a sail through the dark and deep waters of Scotland’s most famous lake
Nessie - discovery the story of Nessie then experience a monster-spotting cruise
Coach tour - discover all about Loch Ness from your experienced driver/guide
Movie locations - Loch Ness, Brave and Victoria and Abdul
Full Tour Itinerary
Your exciting day of discovery starts when you board your luxury coach in Inverness City Centre. Soon the hustle and bustle of the city is left behind and you are touring along the banks of famous Loch Ness. Enjoy the wonderful views as you are introduced to the fascinating history of the loch by your local driver/guide.
Loch Ness is the largest Scottish loch by volume, indeed experts say that it contains more freshwater than all the lakes of England and Wales combined! Find out more about the loch and it’s most famous resident when we stop to visit the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre in the pleasant village of Drumnadrochit.
Next we enjoy a further scenic drive along the banks of the loch to reach Invermoriston. Here we can enjoy a short walk to see the delightful ruined bridge which was designed by Thomas Telford, who constructed the Caledonian Canal.
Urquhart Castle is a magnificent castle that dates from the 14thCentury and was one of a chain of garrisons that controlled the Great Glen. Nowadays it’s a popular place with "Nessie” spotters who scan the waters of the loch that are deeper here than the North Sea! We’ll have a relaxed visit to Urquhart Castle where there is plenty time for you to enjoy the fascinating audio-visual presentation and explore the castle for yourself.
After your castle visit join your cruise boat at Urquhart Castle for an enjoyable 90 minute cruise of Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal. With breathtaking vistas at every turn this is a real highlight. Keep a close watch and have your camera ready. Just in case!
On arrival in Inverness there is a complimentary coach transfer back to Inverness City Centre.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Cruise and Coach Tour?
These enjoyable tours are a combination of luxury touring by coach and a relaxing cruise on the mysterious waters of Loch Ness. You’ll depart from the centre of Inverness by comfortable midi- coach with a local driver/guide providing a full commentary in English. Later in the tour you’ll board a cruise boat for a monster-spotting sail across the deep and dark waters of Loch Ness! All Cruise/coach tours include admission fees to Urquhart Castle and, depending on which tour you choose, the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition too.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally around 33 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
What should I wear?
Wear layers as the temperature on the loch can vary. We recommend bringing a rain jacket, just in case!
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat. If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop. Vegetarian food is widely available.
Can children travel on this tour?
Children of all ages are welcome to travel on this cruise/coach tour. Special child prices are available for children aged up to 16 years of age.
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/ midicoach
- Live commentary in English
- Cruise on Loch Ness
- Admission to Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges unless otherwise stated above
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
From Platform 1
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness IV1 1LT
Check-in: 09:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 10:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 17:15 hrs
Concession discount applies to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 0 to 15 years inclusive.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.
Rating:09 Apr 2018
We had a great time during the Loch Ness Passion tour. Ian told us some interesting stories and he showed us the most beautiful places around Loch Ness.Monique from Haren, Netherlands
Rating:24 Sep 2017
Very good enjoyed the day.Nice to have a day off driving,and being able to see all the countryside.Philip from Clevedon, United Kingdom
Rating:09 Aug 2016
Very nice tour, beautiful scenery, enthousiastic driver-guide (Alan), everything went very smoothlyAlain from Rollegem, Belgium