Loch Ness Temptation - Morning Tour - 1 day tour
Loch Ness Temptation
Enjoy a comfortable tour along the banks of mysterious and beautiful Loch Ness. Take a cruise on the loch, keeping an eye out for ‘Nessie’, then explore the fascinating ruins of Urquhart Castle.
Loch Ness - enjoy a tour along the banks of Scotland’s most enigmatic loch
Loch Ness Cruise - experience a 30 minute cruise on the legendary waters
Bona Narrows - see where St Columba came face to face with Nessie in 565 AD
Caledonian Canal - discover Thomas Telford’s great feat of engineering, an amazing 97 km canal through the Great Glen
Urquhart Castle - explore the atmospheric ruins and learn about the history of this fascinating stronghold
Clansman Centre - pick up the ideal Loch Ness souvenir at the Nessie Shop
Movie locations - Loch Ness, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Loch (ITV)
Full Tour Itinerary
From the centre of Inverness, you will travel by luxury mini-coach along the banks of the Caledonian Canal to the Bona Narrows. It was here that St Columba is said to have come face to face with Nessie" in 565AD!
Soon the canal broadens to become Loch Ness, and we meander our way enjoying beautiful views at every turn.
At the Clansman Visitor Centre, a cruiser awaits to take us for a 30-minute cruise on Loch Ness. Here we will sail the loch's deepest waters, where Nessie has been seen the most – was that a wave or a fin?
Urquhart Castle is strategically located on a rocky promontory sticking out into the deepest part of Loch Ness.
Whoever held this castle controlled the Great Glen, and as such, it changed hands on numerous occasions. The MacDonalds and the Grants held Urquhart, as did the English for a period. It was deliberately blown up in 1691, and today the atmospheric ruins are ours to discover.
You can learn more about the castle and its colourful history during our visit.
All too soon, it's time to board your coach for the return journey to Inverness.
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 on board an air-conditioned luxury 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!
The cruise boat features both inside and outside seating, toilets and a bar.
You can even track if “Nessie” is swimming below using the state-of-the-art onboard sonar equipment.
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 15 years of age.
I’ve missed my tour because I was late, can I get a refund?
We’re sorry but refunds or credits won’t be issued if you miss your tour because you are not at the departure point on time.
In fairness to all our passengers coaches will not wait if you are late.
Are these tours suitable for wheelchair users?
We are sorry but due to layout of the cruise boats these tours are not suitable for wheelchair users
What should I wear?
Wear layers as the temperature on the water can vary. We recommend bringing a rain jacket, just in case!
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
- Live commentary in English
- Cruise on Loch Ness
- Admission to Urquhart Castle
- 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 7
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness IV1 1LT
Check-in: 09:00 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:15 hrs
Tour Returns: 12:15 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.
The cost of this tour includes admission fees.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.
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Customer Reviews Overall Rating:
Rating:(5 /5) 30 Oct 2023
The guide was very professional and all the facts and comments were very interesting.She left everything clear and she showed us a big deal of knowledge about the areaMaria from Mayfield, GB
Rating:(5 /5) 10 May 2023
Our guide was wonderful and explained so much of the city, the surrounding area, history and culture of the Scottish people. Urquhart Castle was breathtaking. We were a little unsure about the pickup area at the Bus Station as it was difficult to find "Stance or Platform 7". But we managed and the tour started and ended on time. The Scottish music we were treated to was lovely as well. Highly recommend!!!Susan from ,
Rating:(5 /5) 07 May 2023
Enjoyed the tour so much. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. Totally recommendSusan from Tampa, US