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Legendary Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle Tour

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Highlights

What a lovely way to see the Scottish Countryside as you meander through beautiful Highland villages and take in the amazing scenery en-route to your stops in Inverness, Dochgarroch, Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit and Beauly before returning to your starting point.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Dochgarroch, Dochgarroch, Loch Ness Region, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Here you will seee the final set of Boat Locks as you enter Loch ness via the Caledonian Canal. There is also a good chance you will get to feed some carrots to the friendly highland Cows in the adjoining field.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU Scotland

This is a 5 star visitor attraction and retail complex. Loch Ness is already the most famous lake in the world but our aim is to make it better understood. This is achieved through a fully audio visually guided 35 minute tour. The presentation is theatrical in style and integrates the real tools and archive footage from four decades of research. The facts are objectively explained and whilst keeping the mystery centre stage, we place it in the context of the loch's very unusual properties. Thus we are endorsed by Scottish Natural Heritage as "A portal to the unique natural phenomenon that is Loch Ness". We offer a huge range of retail onsite and boat cruises on Loch Ness in the summer months. There is also a large cafe and restaurant attached to the site.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Urquhart Castle, A82, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ Scotland

Discover 1,000 years of drama, experience a glimpse of medieval life and enjoy stunning views over Loch Ness from the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands. Climb the Grant Tower that watches over the iconic loch, peer into a miserable prison cell, said to have held the legendary Gaelic bard Domhnall Donn, and imagine the splendid banquets staged in the great hall. A more comfortable view of the iconic ruins, against a backdrop of Loch Ness and the hills of the Great Glen, can be enjoyed from the café. Urquhart’s stories are also told through a remarkable collection of artefacts left by its residents, historic replicas, including a full-sized, working trebuchet siege engine, and a short film. The castle has a distinctly Highland heritage and the site has witnessed some of the most dramatic chapters in our nation’s history. This is where St Columba is said to have worked miracles in the 6th century, where acts of chivalry and defiance provided inspiration during the Wars of Independence and where the MacDonald Lords of the Isles struggled with the Crown for power.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Beauly Priory, Beauly IV4 7DY Beauly IV4, Beauly Scotland

Beauly Priory was a Valliscaulian monastic community located at "Insula de Achenbady", now Beauly, Inverness-shire. It was probably founded in 1230. It is not known for certain who the founder was, different sources giving Alexander II of Scotland, John Byset, and both. The French monks, along with Bisset (a nearby, recently settled landowner), had a strong enough French-speaking presence to give the location and the river the name "beau lieu" ("beautiful place") and have it pass into English.

An alternative story about the naming of Beauly village told by locals is that 'Mary, Queen of Scots' was said to have been travelling through the area, probably on her way to Dingwall in her late teens and popped her head out of the Carriage window and uttered the words 'Beau Lieu' (Beautiful place).

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • The Bus has been fitted professionally with a perspect screen between driver and passengers to comply with covid rules and regulations.
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Local Driver/Guide
  • Fun Day
  • WiFi on board


Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle


Departure Point
3 Ardross St, Inverness IV3 5NN, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
We are happy to collect you from your hotel, B&B or Guest house anywhere within 20 miles from Inverness

Airports

  • Inverness Airport, Inverness Scotland


Ports

  • Invergordon




Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/4/2019 - 5/26/2023
Monday - Saturday:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Duration
4 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Highland Premium Travel in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.