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Loch Ness, Glencoe & Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Glencoe & Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

From US$ 66.70 per person

Explore some of Scotland's most iconic sites and stunning scenery, including the dramatic Glencoe, the mighty Ben Nevis and the infamous Loch Ness where you can go monster spotting! Enjoy a locally produced picnic lunch along the way.

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Duration 12 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the beautiful and historic Highland landmarks of Stirling, Glencoe and Loch Ness in this one-day tour
  • Feast on a locally produced picnic lunch
  • Learn about the area's history from one of our passionate local Guides, renowned as the best in the business
  • Stop at quaint Highland villages on the trip back to Edinburgh
  • Go monster-spotting on an optional Loch Ness boat cruise
Full description
Heading north from Edinburgh, pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle and skirt the Trossachs (Rob Roy country) before crossing the wilds of Rannoch Moor and moving on to dramatic Glencoe, the site of the massacre of the McDonald clan in 1692. The tour takes you past Fort William and Britain's highest mountain, the mighty Ben Nevis, before following the Great Glen and stopping in the village of Fort Augustus by the shores of mysterious Loch Ness. You then have the option to take a boat trip on mysterious Loch Ness and hunt for Nessie, explore the shores of the loch, or simply relax and enjoy your free locally produced picnic lunch. A typical lunch includes a bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches, and shortbread. Your return journey passes south along Loch Laggan stopping at one of the quaint Highland villages along the way. After one last look at the spectacular Forth Bridges, arrive back in the capital at around 8:00 PM. Loch Ness Cruise option: A cruise on Loch Ness is an unforgettable experience, where you might just catch a glimpse of Nessie. Locally-owned custom-built boats are used, designed with sonar and underwater imaging systems, giving you a fascinating view of the terrain and life underwater. You can also enjoy the views with a coffee or beer from the onboard bar. The cruise lasts about 1 hour. You can purchase your cruise ticket from your guide on the day of the tour. Tickets cost £12 (a savings of £1.00 on the standard ticket price) and allow you to board the boat immediately on arrival in the village without having to queue. The Loch Ness Cruise is subject to availability during winter months.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Other meals
  • Loch Ness cruise fee (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Tours depart from 60 High Street, Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.

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Important information

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  • Please note Loch Ness is a long drive from Edinburgh but well worth it! Not only do you get a great experience of Scotland's most famous loch but you will travel in style on bespoke midi-coaches, which have been custom built for your comfort. There are stops along the way to stretch your legs and take in some quality Highland air.
  • Travel insurance is recommended.
  • Please note that children under 5 years old cannot participate in this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 151 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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It was a fantastic experience! It was a bummer that we didn’t get to spend more time in each stop because every landscape is just magnificent but we covered a whole lot in just a 12-hour period. Would want to go back, do some hiking and camping to get the maximum Scotland has to offer. Our guide is totally entertaining and exceptionally great at what he does!

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September 1, 2020

This is a great option if you would like to catch glimpses of the Scottish highlands for sure. As it is a 1-day trip, and there is many miles to cover, don't expect to be stopping at all the sites and if you do stop, it's not for very long. It is a looooooong day....to be in the car, so be prepared. The guide(driver), Michael, was excellent though, always positive and full of energy. He provided some good info and kept us interested. Oh yes, the trip on Lake Ness is pretty cool too, definitely recommend

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February 7, 2020

A super nice trip. Even if it was very long, it was really worth it. The Highland were awesome. Loch Ness was idyllic. We were also really lucky with the weather. Our bus driver, Carrie, was great. With a lot of wit, she gave us a lot of information. We also took a lot of breaks so that we could take photos in peace.

October 7, 2019

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