From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & Highlands Full-Day Trip
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
From US$ 68.73
Explore the beauty of Scotland’s Highlands on a 12-hour scenic driving tour by comfortable coach. See historic sights and unforgettable landscapes on this guided day trip from Edinburgh.
Following a hotel pick-up in central Edinburgh, you will head towards Stirling, catching views of the Castle and Wallace Monument. Continue towards Callander, and stop for morning coffee, and the chance to meet “Hamish the Hairy Coo.” Head northwards over Rannoch Moor, and reach the dark, brooding Pass of Glencoe. Stop to learn the story of the massacre of 1692, before crossing Loch Leven. Stop for lunch in Fort William, then follow the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Loch Ness. Here, you have the option to cruise on the Loch for approximately 1 hour, or relax in the tranquil village on its banks. After Loch Ness you will head South East and take in magnificent views of Loch Lagg...
I really enjoyed the trip, loved the jacobite history as we went and the music curated to the stories and the scenery. Really worth the money, probably worth more.
This tour departs from Edinburgh day 1, first heading west to collect Glasgow passengers. Journey via Stirling, catching a glimpse of its majestic Castle. Visit the Wallace Monument, the towering stone testimonial to the Scottish legend William Wallace. Afterwards pass Doune Castle, location for the film, Monty Python & The Holy Grail. After lunch, time permitting, a brief stop at Rob Roy’s Grave and then onwards to the pretty village of Killin for photos. The journey continues north via Tyndrum across the atmospheric Rannoch Moor. Next stop is Glencoe, a site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan, for a brief walk and photos. Continue to the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, yet another photo opportunity (Apr-Oct). The final stop for the first day is the Highland town of Fort William, where you can check into your chosen accommoda...
The tour was on a nice coach/tour van with USB ports for every seat. I thought this was great for keeping my phone charged between stops. Our tour guide was phenomenal! His name was Marty and he was hilarious and told historical stories along the way that had happened along our trip! He played great music as well. Almost every stop has restrooms, a cafe, and souvenirs. The tour has tons of opportunities to take pictures as well. Fort William is a cute little town. I recommend the restaurant The Great Glen. They offer breakfast-dinner at great prices. The tour and country was amazing!
Get back to nature in the Scottish Highlands and go for gentle walks. Spend the night in the city of Inverness and avail of a flexible itinerary on day 2. Day 1: Depart Edinburgh and head west to Glasgow before visiting the pretty village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. Descend into Rannoch Moor and pass the Black Mount and Glencoe at the site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Go for a leisurely walk to soak up the atmosphere. Head north towards Fort William and get stunning views of Ben Nevis before traveling around Loch Ness after lunch. Pass historic Urquhart Castle before arriving in Inverness, where you will spend the night. Day 2: Choose to visit the Culloden Battlefield, where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by the Duke of Cumberland. Glimpse the ancient stones of Clava Cairns and taste the whisky at Dalwhinnie Distillery. Go ...
The bed & breakfast facility (Kinnoch) was wonderful and the owner was very helpful & friendly. We had a very good night's sleep. Our guide Jim made sure that we had good time.
Day 1 This tour begins in Edinburgh and heads west to collect the Glasgow passengers. Journey via Stirling, catching a glimpse of its majestic Castle. Visit the Wallace Monument, the towering stone testimonial to the Scottish legend William Wallace. Afterwards pass Doune Castle, location for the film, Monty Python & The Holy Grail. After lunch, time permitting, a brief stop at Rob Roy’s Grave and then onwards to the pretty village of Killin for photos. The journey continues north via Tyndrum across the atmospheric Rannoch Moor. Next stop is Glencoe, a site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan, for a brief walk and photos. Continue to the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, yet another photo opportunity (Apr-Oct). The final stop for the first day is the Highland town of Fort William, where you can check into your chosen accommodatio...
See the beauty of the famous Loch Ness and stay in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, on this 2-day small group tour. Detailed Itinerary: Day 1: Depart Edinburgh and head north across the River Forth towards the Highlands. A short stop in Dunkeld is followed by a walk along the River Tay, or perhaps at the nearby Hermitage, before you head for the holiday town of Pitlochry for lunch. There will also be the option to visit the local whisky distillery. From here the tour now takes you past Blair Castle into the Cairngorm National Park, where you will spend some time taking in the majesty of this amazing area, deep within the ancient Caledonian Pine Forests of the Rothiemurchus Estate. You then continue north and arrive at your destination of Inverness, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation. The evening is free for you to explore the capital ...
Our guide Stefen and Dunken were sooo nice and kind! We are very impressed Stefen’s kind and funny explantion about Highland and Scotland. Dunken was also very helpful and kind to us :) Absolutely worth it.
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We had a great knowledgeable driver called Dougie. We passed through historical highland places on our way to Loch Ness and Dougie kept us well informed. We had plenty of rest breaks. We had 30ins at our first stop, a photo opportunity with a Hairy Coo, shopping for souvenirs and a breakfast bap & cup of tea which very good. Dougie got our boat trip on Loch Ness tickets for us which were £16 each this included a discount. He looked after us all really well, ensuring we knew where the toilets and eateries were. A trip on the Loch on the boat was excellent and I would definitely recommend paying the extra to do this 50 min tour by boat. A great day out a must do trip when visiting Scotland.
We had an amazing time althroughout the trip! Jamie, our driver, was very informative and has a good sense of humour! We were on schedule with our stops, started the journey on time and ended on time as well. It was beyond our expectations! We will definitely recommend Grayline bus tours to our friends in England who are planning to visit Scotland. We had the best experience with you guys! Thank you. Jez, Bryan and Aireen
Had an unforgettable time on this trip. Jamie the tour guide and driver was brilliant. Lots of interesting stories, picturesque scenery and good music on the bus. Lots of stops along the way to stretch your legs. Best your I've been on.
Your driver cum guide very experienced person we enjoyed with him all the way till end .highly recommended
The scenery was beautiful and Dougie our tour guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable and friendly