Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and The Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Scozia Tour

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and The Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Scozia Tour

From US$ 79.33 per person

Leave the city and head to the Highlands on a day trip that includes a visit to the famous Loch Ness.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Enjoy a one-day trip in Scotland
  • Visit the famous Loch Ness
  • See the beautiful Highland's landscapes
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Take in wild landscapes, pretty villages, and historic monuments on this tour from Edinburgh. Experience the many sides of the Highlands on this inclusive excursion.

Depart from the old town of Edinburgh in the early morning and travel by bus or minivan into the Highlands. Admire the dramatic scenery and enjoy views of Stirling Castle, a famous royal abode that was once the home to the mighty Stuart monarchs.

Pull up in the picturesque town of Callander and stretch your legs while admiring shaggy Highland cattle grazing in surrounding pastures. Continue north across rugged terrain to Glencoe valley, with its craggy mountains and sweeping vistas perfect for photographing. Arrive in Fort Augustus and spend some time at your leisure. Cruise the calm waters of Loch Ness (optional), tuck into a spot of lunch or stroll along the Caledonian Canal. Next, it's back to the bus for the World War II Commando Memorial.

Continue your journey as you look out the window for Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain.

Your next stop is a visit of Pitlochry and its salmon ladder. Sip on a dram of warming whisky in a local pub (own expense), before returning to Edinburgh.

  • Day trip from Edinburgh
  • Visit to Scottish Highlands
  • Visit to Loch Ness
  • Views of Stirling Castle
  • Stops in charming Scottish locations
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide or audio guide (depending on option selected)
  • Pickup or drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the Old Town in Edinburgh, on the Royal Mile.

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What to bring

  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • If you select the audio guide option, you will have to download the audio guide to your smartphone and bring your own headphones
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 221 reviews

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Longish ride but which passes in a pleasant way, with well-studied stages. A praise to Valentina, our guide, who explained the history of Scotland and its rulers in a non-tedious way as well as the sites of interest we crossed; one also to our Driver, Sandra, showed absolute mastery of the vehicle and the road. Excellent solution to have an idea of part of the Scottish territory... but Nessie is not seen!!!

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October 1, 2022

The guide (Serena) was very well prepared, nice and explained everything in an engaging and interesting way. During the journey by van you can see breathtaking landscapes and you have the opportunity to stop in excellent vantage points to take photographs, as well as visit truly characteristic and unique villages and places. Super recommended for those who want to delve into the unspoiled nature of Scotland.

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July 24, 2022

Great experience even if the journey is really long. Surely not having the guide in Italy was a shame I would have certainly appreciated more. This trip gives us an idea of the Scottish landscapes. The questionable lake ride. In addition, the guide only speaks Scottish which is very different from English

June 17, 2022

Product ID: 77719