Inverness, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle
Regarded as the capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness has been a strategically important area for centuries and today is one of Europe's fastest growing cities.
Your 6 hour adventure starts as you board a boat for a relaxing cruise on the world famous Loch Ness. This loch (lake) has a depth of 755 feet, making it the largest loch by volume in the British Isles. It is also home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
Pass by Urquhart Castle and discover its role in the Wars of Scottish Independence. This 13th century structure went on to house royalty and then was partially destroyed to prevent its use by opposing forces.
Your tour continues on a coach trip back to Inverness with spectacular views of Loch Ness along the way. Upon arrival you will explore Inverness on foot and hear some history, secrets and stories of this fascinating city at the mouth of Loch Ness.
Be sure to bring your camera for photos of the massive Inverness Castle. This red sandstone structure is the latest in a succession of castles that have stood on this site throughout the centuries. You will also see Inverness Cathedral, a large Episcopal church that evolved from a humble mission effort in 1853.
Conclude your time in Inverness by picking up a souvenir or two in one of the shops before your return trip back to port. Sign up today for a glimpse into Scottish history that you will remember for years to come.
Reviewer: Greg G.
We had a wonderful time on this tour. When we arrived in port, we expected to be joining a group. It turned out to be us and one other person on the tour. Our tour guide was a “Highlander”. A real Highlander that participated in re-enactments, games and had a degree in Scottish History. It was a great personal experience that we would never have had on the similar excursion through the cruise line. We highly recommend this tour. You don’t have to worry about getting back to the ship in time. The cruise line will try to scare you into booking their excursion. You will do and see more on this excursion than the cruise line’s. Loved it! Thank you!