From Edinburgh, take a full-day guided tour of the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness. Take a boat cruise to see Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, look for Nessie, and eat a picnic lunch.
From Edinburgh, travel north, passing Stirling Castle's impressive ramparts. Before arriving at Glencoe, traverse the wilds of Rannoch Moor and the Trossachs Rob Roy country; the location of the notorious massacre in 1692.
You'll pass through Fort William on your way there. Before entering the Great Glen, you must pass Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.
When you get to Fort Augustus, a charming Highland village on the shores of Loch Ness, you can have a picnic with chips, shortbread, and freshly made sandwiches. Your tour guide is happy to recommend some excellent local cafes if you want something more substantial.
Relax by the Caledonian Canal, go on a scenic hike, or take an optional boat cruise on the loch. It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to sail along Loch Ness's waters.
You can get a fascinating look at the underwater landscape and life with your boat's cutting-edge color, sonar, and underwater imaging systems. Nessie might even be there! In addition, you can unwind with a beer or coffee at the onboard bar.
After seeing the best of the Scottish Highlands, it's time to return to Edinburgh via the wild Drumochter Pass and the sparkling Loch Laggan.
Enter Perthshire, a region of mountains, rivers, and forests, by traveling south. Before returning to Edinburgh around 20:00, take in the stunning Forth Bridge.
- This visit includes a drawn out day of driving, and covers north of 300 miles (500km) in 12 hours
- Travel insurance is highly recommended
- Visitors aged 5-17 must be accompanied by a grown-up person
in a mini-group
• Local Scottish guide
• Transportation by air-conditioned bus with WiFi
• Picnic lunch
• Loch Ness boat cruise (if option is selected)
• Downloadable Audio Guides Available
• Hotel pickup
Loch Ness & Scottish Highlands
Edinburgh's Old Town