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.
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12 hours 30 minutes
Group size up to 50 persons
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English

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.
€74.24
per person
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Price
Adult (Age 17-59)
€74.24
per person
Children (Age 4-16)
€71.96
per person
Senior (Age 60-99)
€71.96
per person
Student (with ID) (Age 17-99)
€71.96
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
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.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

2 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW

How long your tour will be
12 hrs 30 min
Photos
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Reviews by travellers
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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 Cafe, the food there is amazing, perfect comfort food. We had the leek and potatos soup and it was just what we needed as we watched the drizzle outside. Loch Ness has a breathtaking view, we could not make ourselves leave the place. We are so glad we decided to choose this trip.
2 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.
4 days 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.
6 days ago
Layton O.
One of the best experiences we've had on our first trip to Scotland, recommended! We will be back! This tour exceeded all our expectations, being able to take in so many wonderful sights in a packed day was an unforgettable experience, the stops and also the sights on the coach were breathtaking, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and Glencoe are places everyone should visit and soak in if they can. The tour was wonderfully paced and the tour guide David, a genuine kilted Scotsman was friendly, welcoming, and assuring throughout the whole day and he made the whole tour that much more special. He wanted to make sure everyone had the best experience on the day and was very informative with the historical knowledge he shared with us all on the coach on the way to the various stops. Priceless guide and I hope we visit again and tour with him again. One thing to note for those who can suffer vehicle sickness, the coach is very big, and due to how it can bounce around on some of the roads.
13 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!
13 days ago
Joel M.
The tour was informative and the sights were pretty cool. We purchased the extra ticket for the boat ride at Lochness, but were unable to go because of "windy conditions". Now, I don't know how to get a refund as I wasn't told how to go about requesting it online.
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.
23 days ago
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. I would also make a visit to the toilet a priority at every stop as the other touring busses stop at the same places you'll often have to wait in line for things. I would definitely recommend this trip. Its nice to be out of the city if you go there for a week and because it has given our first stay in Scotland(Edinburgh) a way more complete view of this amazingly beautiful country!
28 days 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.
30 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.
about 1 month ago
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