Loch Ness Temptation
From the centre of Inverness enjoy a guided coach tour along the banks of Loch Ness. Explore the ruins of ancient Urquhart Castle to discover its 1,000 years of turbulent history. Later board a sightseeing boat for a 30 minute cruise to savour the beauty of Scotland’s most famous loch. Return to Inverness by luxury coach.
Price range: £25 - £32
Caledonian Canal - discover the amazing engineering marvel that flows 60 miles through the Great Glen
Drumnadrochit - admire the floral displays as you travel through this delightful village
Urquhart Castle - climb the Grant Tower for superb views of the loch and beyond
Loch Ness Cruise - sail the mysterious waters of Scotland’s most famous loch
Nessie - it’s said the first sighting of the Monster was in 565AD. Could you be the lucky one today?
Coach tour - discover all about Loch Ness from your experienced driver/guide
Movie locations - Loch Ness, Brave and Avengers: Infinity War
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”, the Loch Ness Monster, in 565AD!
Soon the canal broadens to become Loch Ness and we meander our way enjoying wonderful 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 deepest waters of the loch which is 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. There are great views over Urquhart Bay to savour and you can learn more about the castle at the award-winning audio-visual presentation.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
- Live commentary in English
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Cruise on Loch Ness
- Admission to Urquhart Castle
- 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: 13:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 14:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 16:45 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:18 Dec 2017
There was only 3 of us on the whole tour and the guide still put on a great tour with lots of laughs.. thanks alotJason from Harrington Park, Australia
Rating:09 Feb 2017
Isle of Skye was a bit far for the day and not time to really take it all in due to schedule.Raymond from Tomball, United States
Rating:25 Aug 2015
Very fun! A lot is included for the priceHaley from Fuquay Varina, United States