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  • From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

    1. From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

    Hop on an air-conditioned luxury coach (up to 32-34 seats) for the start of your tour. Depart Edinburgh and first pass the fortress that is Stirling Castle. Hear your tour guide tell tales of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, and the bloody battles fought out on these lands. Arrive at your first stop of the day, the town of Callander nestled at the foot of the Trossachs. Enjoy the views towards the Trossachs and make the most of the opportunity to stock up on refreshments and gifts here. Next, drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Your Scottish guide will tell you the story of Rob Roy MacGregor, the most famous (or infamous) Highlander to ever live. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond ("Skyfall") and Harry Potter ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban") as you travel to the stunning Highland valley of Glencoe. Hear the eerie story of the C...

    Already recommended this tour to those who’ve asked. Highly recommend as a solo traveller as I would never have done this trip on my own - all the stress of organising out of my hands, good amount of history and story telling and well organised.

  • From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Tour

    2. From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Tour

    From Glasgow, travel north towards the Scottish highlands. Our first stop is for a cup of tea or coffee at a café on the shores of Loch Lomond. We then climb up into the Highlands over the unique, desolate landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount to Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan. After lunch in the Fort William area, we continue beneath Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis and into the Great Glen. At Loch Ness, take a 1-hour cruise on the loch or enjoy the beautiful views at its shores.

    Begin your return journey from Inverness, Capital of the Highlands. Before arriving back in Glasgow, we will cross the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire, including the Forest of Atholl.

    It wa great single day tour which covers a lot of scenic beauties of Scotland. The driver was very knowledgeable and informative. Over all a excellent experience.would recommend.

  • From Inverness: Complete Loch Ness 1-Day Experience

    3. From Inverness: Complete Loch Ness 1-Day Experience

    Depart Inverness and journey to the deep freshwater lake of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, where, on arrival, you will head to the Clansman Hotel for an optional boat trip across the water. Cruise around the loch for stunning views of the surrounding scenery, and get the chance to see Urquhart Castle from a different perspective. Look for the legendary Loch Ness Monster to work up an appetite, and then enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant. Venture on with a gentle drive to Invermoriston, where you can go on a scenic stroll that showcases flowing rivers, an ancient summerhouse and the ruins of a picturesque stone bridge. Continue to the wee village of Fort Augustus, nestled between Loch Ness and the 60-mile Caledonian Canal. Journet back towards Inverness, stopping for short walks and coffee breaks at the scenic villages of Foyers and Dores before your estimated arrival ...

    Excellent tour. Duncan was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and even played a few tunes! Would recommend

  • Edinburgh: Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Full-Day Tour

    4. Edinburgh: Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Full-Day Tour

    Head north from Edinburgh and pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle. Skirt the Trossachs Rob Roy country, and cross the wilds of Rannoch Moor before stopping at dramatic Glencoe; the scene of the infamous 1692 massacre.  Your journey takes you through Fort William. Pass Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, before entering the Great Glen. Arrive at the pretty Highland village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness, and enjoy a lovely picnic with freshly made sandwiches, fresh fruit, shortbread and Scottish mineral water. If you fancy something more substantial, your guide will happily recommend some great local cafes.  Take an optional boat cruise on the loch, go for a scenic hike, or just relax by the Caledonian Canal. If you choose to sail along the waters of Loch Ness, it really is an unforgettable experience. Your boat is eqipped with the latest hi-tech color, sonar,...

    The bus tour was so awesome it bought a lump to my throat in places,thanks to an excellent driver in Dougie for driving us around,and thanks to Scotland for supplying the breathtaking scenery,heartfelt thanks from me and my family.John, clare and thomas.

  • Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

    5. Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

    Depart Glasgow at 8:00 and travel north towards the Highlands along the “bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. Crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland you travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically – the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. Traveling north through Breadalbane, meaning the 'High Country of Scotland,' you climb towards the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor and down into Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe. Glencoe is infamous as the site of the Glencoe massacre in 1692. Beyond Glencoe you will enter the Great Glen, a deep glacial valley which follows a geological fault line. Passing through the town of Fort William you drive under Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the southern shore of L...

    Never been on a tour before. Thoroughly enjoyed this one and will go on many more... Stewart was a fantastic tour guide! He was knowledgeable, funny and friendly... We did so much in a day and got to spend time in each place. Thank you!!

  • From Glasgow: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness Tour

    6. From Glasgow: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness Tour

    Day One: Visit the village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond, within a national park. Admire Rannoch Moor before walking through Glen Coe valley. Pause for photos after lunch by Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. End your first day by relaxing in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye.  Day Two: Enjoy breakfast in Portree, before deciding how you will spend your day. Choose between a tour of Dunvegan Castle, Duntulm Castle or a visit to Uig and the traditional blackhouses. End your day by viewing The Storr, before returning to Portree. Day Three: Experience a tour of Eilean Donan Castle. Visit the pretty loch-side village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness. Continue your journey to the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before driving back to Edinburgh where you will be dropped off outside Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. Passengers that began the t...

    Our guide Andrew was great. Very knowledgeable and had some great stories. Unfortunately, we we with many people on our minivan tour that refused to wear their masks. Our guide tried to enforce this day one, but gave up after that. After using another tour company for a day trip which checked temperatures and insisted on hand sanitizer and masks, I think Timberbush could improve on Covid safety.

  • Loch Ness & The Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

    7. Loch Ness & The Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

    On your full-day tour of the Scottish Highlands you’ll head out from Edinburgh, pass Linlithgow Palace (birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots) and past the National Wallace Monument. Your guide will tell you the real story of Braveheart and William Wallace's tactics that led to victory against English invaders. There's a brief glimpse of Doune Castle for Monty Python, Game of Thrones and Outlander fans before a morning coffee stop in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Options include the Highland gateway village of Callander or the stunning mountain views at beautiful Loch Lubnaig. At Loch Tulla you’ll marvel at the fantastic views and then travel across the wilderness of Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe. This setting may seem familiar, as it was a site used in the filming of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. A lunch stop is next on the itinerary before heading to Loch ...

    Loved this day out, great things to see and our guide was so amazing, would definitely recommend!

  • From Inverness: Guided Day Trip to See Scotland's Big 4

    8. From Inverness: Guided Day Trip to See Scotland's Big 4

    Discover some of Scotland's most iconic sights on a guided tour of the Scottish Highlands. Watch the Jacobite steam train – aka the Hogwart's Express – cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct, enjoy the views of Ben Nevis, explore Glencoe, and see the most scenic parts of Loch Ness. Start your day early as you leave Inverness and head west along the picturesque shores of Loch Ness towards your first stop, the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Watch the Jacobite steam train cross the 19th-Century aqueduct and spend some time exploring the history and sights of Glenfinnan. Continue your tour as you head to Ben Nevis to admire the view of Britain's highest mountain from the shores of Loch Eli. Here you'll also get to see one of Scotland's hidden gems, the wreckage of the Old Boat of Caol. Enjoy the Highland scenery from your tour bus as you drive through the deep valley of Glen Coe. Learn about this region's tra...

  • Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Tour

    9. Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Tour

    Meet your professional guide at Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow and travel north to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Enjoy some time by the loch while you take in the views of the country voted the most beautiful in the world in 2019. Travel deeper into the Highlands and through desolate Rannoch Moor, one of last remaining wildernesses in Europe. Then, Glencoe will open up in front of you, with a haunting history and dramatic scenery it's an essential place to visit to see the true heart of the country. Next it's lunchtime, with a stop in Fort Augustus. This town at the southern tip of Loch Ness has a great choice of cafes and restaurants as well as local shops to browse. You can choose to purchase a ticket for a Loch Ness cruise and spend some time hunting Nessie. Afterwards, it's time to travel across the country and though the Grampian Mountains as you head to the forest...

    I had an amazing time! I really enjoyed ever minute of our highlands trip. The views was beautiful! Big shout out to Cliff! He was a great tour guide. He told us amazing stories about the highlands. I will be definitely be visiting Scotland again just to do this tour again.

  • Isle of Skye 3-Day Small Group Tour from Glasgow

    10. Isle of Skye 3-Day Small Group Tour from Glasgow

    Spend 3 days exploring some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands and the romantic island of Skye. Highlights also include Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Itinerary Day 1: Depart Glasgow at 9.00 AM and travel north towards the Highlands along the “bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. This is Scotland's largest loch and it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore. Crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland, you travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically - the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. From Loch Lomond the tour travels north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a great massacre in 1692 th...

    We were traveling with my adult brother who is on the autism spectrum And everybody especially our tour guide Alastair was very patient and wonderful with him. We had a three week trip in the UK and those three days in the Highlands with the wonder photo stops and interacting among the passengers was our favorite. My brother talked about this portion of the trip the most and we heard Alastair's name a lot as he reaped our trip to Friends and Family. Pictures do not do the highlands justice. We extended our trip just for this excursion and very thankful we did. It was Amazing!!

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Great and full day of fun! Great guide and comfortable mini van! The one thing which I didn’t like is that we didn’t visit the castle due to covid, which I understand BUT I received a call from the same company asking me if I wanted the tour of the castle ?!!! When I asked the driver how come they get to go and we don’t … I didn’t get a proper answer … as you state the castle is closed due to covid but actually it is not, when the same tour operator from Edinburgh does that castle!!!! This is misleading and also disappointing, as let’s be honest the Loch Ness Cruise is not really worth the money!!

Fantastic day. Calum our guide and driver was excellent. Chatty and friendly and full of lots of information about the places we visited. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. We are from Dundee and loved it. So anyone from out with Scotland would definitely love it too. So many beautiful sights.

Amazing trip and amazing value for money. Our guide Brian was exceptional! The man literally talked the entire day, explaining the history and the significance of all the landmarks we visited, as well as general stories and always kept everyone’s mood on the coach happy.

It was awesome experience with mr Andrew .T,. his explanations were so clear.He made this trip memorable to us. Thank you

The man the myth the legend. The King of the North John made this one of the very best tours! Brilliant. Magic