Loch Ness Temptation - Afternoon Tour - 1 day tour
Loch Ness Temptation
From the centre of Inverness, enjoy a guided coach tour along the banks of Loch Ness. Board a sightseeing boat for a 30-minute cruise across the deepest section of the loch to visit the ancient ruins of Urquhart Castle.
Caledonian Canal - discover Thomas Telford’s engineering marvel that flows 60 miles through the Great Glen
Drumnadrochit - admire the floral displays as you travel through this delightful village
Urquhart Castle - enjoy a one-hour visit to Urquhart Castle, once one of Scotland's grandest castles
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 beautiful views at every turn. When we stop at the Clansman Visitor Centre, a cruiser awaits to take us for a 50-minute cruise on Loch Ness. We will sail the deepest waters of the loch, which is where Nessie has been seen most often.
Urquhart Castle is strategically located on a rocky promontory overlooking the loch. Whoever held this castle controlled the Great Glen, and as such, it changed hands on numerous occasions. The MacDonalds and the Grants each held Urquhart for a time, as did the English forces. The Hanovarian Government finally had the castle blown up in 1692.
There is a one-hour visit to explore the atmospheric castle.
Back aboard your luxury coach, travel to delightful Drumnadrochit, famous for its attractive floral displays, then back 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.
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 coach
- 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 7
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness IV1 1LT
Check-in: 14:00 hrs
Tour Departs: 14:15 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.
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Customer Reviews Overall Rating:
Rating:(5 /5) 19 Sep 2023
Was so much better than we expected, great value for money. Our guide John was very knowledgeable and was very polite and patient. Would certainly recommend this tour.Wilma from Arbroath, GB
Rating:(4 /5) 28 Aug 2023
this tour is perfect if you are have not enough time to spend for loch nesska kin kenny from Causeway Bay, HK
Rating:(4 /5) 01 Jul 2023
This was a great way to see Loch Ness! We loved seeing it from the river, and appreciated that it wasn’t a full day tour. Highly recommend!Kara from Ames, US