From Edinburgh: Glencoe, Loch Ness & the Scottish Highlands Tour

Take a day-trip started from Edinburgh with a knowledgeable guide to see and admire the best of Scotland's Highlands. Meet some "hairy coos," look for world-renown "Nessie" during a boat ride and take in stunning landscapes around you. Lunch meal and coffee-stop are included in the tour.
12 hrs 30 min
Group size up to 50 persons
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Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
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Whether you're looking for the Loch Ness Monster or just a scenic day trip from Edinburgh, head to the Highlands. Relax on the bus and enjoy the informative commentary provided by the tour guide following pickup.

For a coffee and an introduction to the renowned Highland Cows, go to Kilmahog. Find out what exactly a "hairy coo" is. After that, head up the road to Glencoe for a 10-minute photo stop in front of the breathtaking views of the Highlands.

Take a break for lunch in Fort William, where your tour guide can point you in the right direction. You can even get a "wee" kilt introduction here if you're interested in the kilt's mysteries. Be taken directly to Loch Ness.

Make your visit to Loch Ness unique. Take a boat to look for "Nessie," as the locals refer to it, or go to the majestic Urquhart Castle. or just hang out on the pier and have a coffee while taking in the stunning views.

Before returning to Edinburgh, make a brief snack stop in Pitlochry, a picturesque village in the middle of the country.

Important Information:

  • It is suggested that you pack a lunch to make the most of your time at each stop.You can also buy food on the day
  • The tour involves driving across the country, and the majority of the trip is spent on the bus, taking in the views of the Scottish Highlands with live commentary
  • Please be prepared for a long day with stops lasting up to two hours.
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What is included in activity

• 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)

What is not included

• Hotel pickup and drop-off
• Meals

What places you will see

Loch Ness, Glencoe, the Scottish Highlands

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
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Directions to meet your guide

2 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW

How long your tour will be
12 hrs 30 min
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Reviews by travellers
4.9 out of 5
913 reviews
Iona M.
It was absolutely amazing! Seeing the Highlands and Loch Ness was so impressive, the nature was breathtakingly beautiful. Throughout the tour on the bus was pleasant as well as Erin provided us with all sorts of interesting facts and explanations about the surroundings and history of Scotland. It was amazing! I would recommend to bring your own lunch as time flies by on the stops you make so you can spend the time on eating and enjoying the breaks instead of standingin the queue to get food. ...
3 days ago
Cian D.
Great experience. Really knowledgeable and interesting guide. Couldn’t believe how much we learned and saw in the 12 hours. The rest stops are a bit limited food wise, so if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements definitely stock up before hand. If you don’t though, then you’ll find something easily at each place. Would recommend and do again. The day flew by.
3 days ago
Oskar Q.
This was an absolutely amazing experience! I cannot recommend it enough. Our tour guide Allen was so knowledgeable and kind, and we learned so much from him. The views are stunning, sure to take your breath away, and the stops are spaced out nicely so that you don’t get restless on the bus. The small villages and towns are beyond charming. Frankly, even upon returning to Edinburgh after a long 13 hour day, I would have turned around and done it all over again.
4 days ago
Liliana M.
A must-do! This is a packed day with a lot of time spent on the coach, but our guide, Erin, and driver, Shug, made the time fly by. In between playing music by Scottish and Gallic artists, to telling us facts about the area we drove through, the miles go by fast and the sights are amazing. Aside from the main attractions, the Kelpies, castles and lochs are an added bonus. Highly recommended!
9 days ago
Lyle M.
My sister and I really enjoyed this trip. We knew beforehand that it was a long drive and that most of the time would be spent on the bus so that wasn’t a surprise. Of course we wished we had more time for pictures or more stops in the highlands of Scotland, but for a day trip it was amazing. Our guid and driver, Peter, was amazing, he had lots of useful information (historical, geographical, technical, fun facts) and he even played some scottish music for us. For lunch we went to the Bridge ...
14 days ago
Logan A.
One of the most beautiful countries I ever been. The tour is espetacular, we went in October, and even with the close to bad weather, the landscape is amazing. The staff is helpful and the driver has all the historical points ready to tell. We learned a lot. I really recommend.
16 days ago
Tom M.
It was an amazing tour, the only thing that for me would improve it, would be few more minutes to eat in the last stop. Besides that, this day is one of the highlights of my trip, was an incredible experience to know this region of breathtaking landscapes, I wish I could go back soon.
24 days ago
Cole M.
Fabulous trip with a fabulous guide. Peter really knew his stuff and pointed out lots of interesting sights as well as providing us with different facts and knowledge about Scotland. The lochs were beautiful as were the highlands which we saw on the way. There were just the right about of stops for comfort breaks/ gift shop opportunities. All in all a brilliant trip!
about 1 month ago
William H.
Great trip with beautiful stops on the way. The highlight of the day is definitely the Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness. We were lucky to have beautiful sunny weather and the views were breathtaking. The guide was great: knowlegeable and funny. He talked for hours about Scotland and its history with great passion. He made the time spent on the bus really enjoyable.
about 2 months ago
Hope H.
Great way to see the countryside, castle and cruise. Paul our tour guide was great, fun and knowledgeable. Paul went the extra mile to ensure that we had a good time. Remember to take cash for the extras, no cards accepted. It would be good to have a drop off in New Town at the end of the trip.
about 2 months ago
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