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Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

From US$ 67.52 per person

See the best of Scotland's Highlands on a guided day trip from Edinburgh. Search for 'Nessie', meet some 'hairy coos' and see stunning landscapes.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

The Original experience

Itinerary
9.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 1.5 hours
  • Kilmahog (coffee)

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Fort William (lunch)

  • Loch Ness

  • Urquhart Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Pitlochry (free time)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Tick off the Highland’s main sites on an eco-certified full-day trip
  • Explore Scottish traditions, nature, and legends with an expert local guide
  • Give the tour your personal touch with customizable features
  • Get to grips with everything from Nessie, kilts, and ‘hairy coos’
  • Snap your own momentous memories of the Highlands’ beauty
Full description

Head for the Highlands, whether in search of the Loch Ness Monster or just a scenic day trip from Edinburgh. After pickup, relax on your group’s bus and listen to the guide’s entertaining commentary.

Visit Kilmahog for an introduction to the famous Highland Cows and a cup of coffee. Discover what a ‘hairy coo’ really is. Next, travel up the road to Glencoe and enjoy a 10-minute photo stop in front of the unforgettable Highland views.

Have lunch in Fort William, where your guide can advise you on where to eat. If you're interested in the mysteries of the kilt, you can even get a ‘wee’ kilt introduction here. Then be whisked to Loch Ness itself.

Customize your experience at Loch Ness with personal touches. Visit the majestic Urquhart Castle, and hop on a boat in search of ‘Nessie’, as the locals call it. Or simply hang out on the pier and grab a coffee with gorgeous views.

On the way home, make a short snack stop in Pitlochry, a beautiful village in the heart of the country, before returning to Edinburgh.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Services of an expert guide
  • Live onboard commentary
  • Loch Ness boat cruise (if option selected)
  • Urquhart Castle ticket (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• Meet at 2 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW • Your coach will be waiting for you opposite the Little Inn Café, next to the Hub • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure. It is important to leave the meeting point on time

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour involves cross-country driving, taking up a noticeable portion of the trip. Duration is dependent on traffic and delays
  • Your guide can recommend where to grab lunch, such as pub lunches, sandwiches or, a nice hot soup
  • The total duration is 12.5 hours to have adequate time at Loch Ness, so please be prepared for a long day
  • Customers with mobility issues are welcome, as long as they are able to climb the stairs into the coach. Foldable wheelchairs can be stored in the hold
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 758 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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my first time visiting Scotland and was totally overwhelmed by how beautiful the locations of the tour were. The experience was made even better thanks to our guide David and driver Kenny who both shared so much history and legend with us they made the tour even more special.. the loch Ness cruise was magical even on a rainy January day the the loch was beautifully calm with stunning views around Urquhart castle. thanks again to David and Kenny we will 100% be doing this tour again one day and would recommend it as essential when visiting Scotland!

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January 20, 2022

The experience was amazing .Our guide Gary ,very experienced as a driver and also as a guide and nice as a person ..The views ,the places where we stopped were really beautiful ….unfortunately the lunch place in fort Williams was poor …with just one kind of soup and jacked potatoes …However the trip was amazing …with a lot if information gained …I do recommend …and hope you have Gary as a driver and guide

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January 16, 2022

This tour was absolutely amazing! It's the best way to travel through Scotland especially during winter, on a nice warm bus with the sweetest tour guides telling you stories, random facts and history about everything we're seeing as we go along. The highlands are gorgeous and coupled either with David's or Kenny's (the tour guide & bus driver) commentary or Gaelic folk songs playing in the speakers, it creates the perfect atmosphere for a long journey. Every stop was breathtaking from the mountains to the ruins to the streams, Scotland highlands are a sight to see! In the places we stopped to stretch our legs or eat, the locals are the nicest people and are extremely welcoming which adds to the scenic, peaceful experience. All in all this tour definitely scored 10/10

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January 13, 2022

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