Inverness, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle

Inverness, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle
Price: $189.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressComfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Comfortable walking shoes.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Tour Details

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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Comfortable walking shoes.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Lochness and Urquhart Castle worth seeing
September 04, 2019
Inverness was a nice stop, but it was very rushed. Only had time to grab lunch, look at the church, and then head back to the coach. Lochness is just beautiful. We were fortunate that we got to see it on a sunny day. Unfortunately our guide was unfamiliar with the sound system on our coach so felt I missed a lot of her insight. She was very soft spoken and even on the vox boxes she was hard to hear. Urquhart Castle is right on Lochness and is really worth seeing. It has almost all of its wall and Bailey. Just amazing what was built without power tools and heavy equipment. Great visitors center.
Reviewer: Thomas Charles Jones
4 Stars
Scottish highlands
August 29, 2019
Excellent tour guide. He took us to a farm store not on the program to see highland cows. Boat ride just the right length Inverness interesting especially for outlander fans
Reviewer: Ken
5 Stars
Loch Ness
July 19, 2019
The tour was organized and on time. The tour guide was attentive, energetic and gave us a lot of interesting info.
Reviewer: Burt Perry
5 Stars
Inverness, Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle
August 20, 2018
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!
Reviewer: Greg G.
5 Stars