From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & The Highlands Tour

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & The Highlands Tour

From $64.89 per person

Leave the city and head to the Highlands on a guided day trip that includes a visit to the famous Loch Ness.

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Duration 12 hours
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Italian, English


  • Enjoy a one-day trip in Scotland with a professional tour guide
  • Visit the famous Loch Ness
  • See the beautiful Highland's landscapes
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Depart from the old town of Edinburgh in the early morning and travel by coach or minivan into the Highlands. The further you get away from the city, the more dramatic the scenery will become. Drive through the Stirling district and enjoy views of Stirling Castle, a famous royal abode that was once the home to the mighty Stuart monarchs. Pull up in the picturesque town of Callander and hop off to stretch your legs. Look out for shaggy Highland cattle grazing in surrounding pastures. Continue north and watch the magnificent terrain becoming more and more rugged. Pause in the middle of Glencoe valley, where craggy mountains rise sharply on either side. Admire the sweeping vistas and take photos of the dramatic natural surroundings. Arrive in Fort Augustus and spend some time at your leisure. Cruise the calm waters of Loch Ness (at your own expense), tuck into a spot of lunch or take a relaxing stroll along the Caledonian Canal. Next, head back on the road toward the Commando Memorial. Get a close look the World War II monument and listen as your guide explains its significance and connection to the area.  As you’re driven to the next destination, look out the window for Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain. Hop off the coach once more at Loch Laggan to admire the powerful Laggan Dam. The next stop differs depending on the season. During summer, pay a visit to Dunkeld, where you can visit the historical cathedral and explore the pretty village. In winter, stop at Pitlochry and marvel at the salmon ladder, which helps migrating salmon navigate their way along the river, or if you fancy, sip on a dram of warming whisky in a local pub (own expense). The tour concludes later that evening back in Edinburgh Old Town.
  • Professional Italian or English speaking guide (depending on option selected)
  • Transport by minivan or coach
    Covid-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers must bring their own headphones
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    190 High Street ( Royal Mile) - Edinburgh. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

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    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 122 reviews

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    Myself and my partners first time in Edinburgh and wanted to adventure the Highlands whilst we were here! This tour was a massive 10/10 for us. Several stops along the way including the infamous Loch Ness. Our tour guide Aleix was outstanding, his knowledge was impeccable, we learnt so much!! Lots of refreshment & toilet breaks a long the way. It was an incredible day and a must do if you’re visiting Edinburgh and wanting to see the Highlands. Thank you Aleix, you were fantastic.

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    June 18, 2021

    It's a long trip but worth the time and money especially if you want to see as much of HighLands as possible in one day. Our tour guide Michael was entertaining, with a good sense of humour and very patient. He took us to the places we wouldnt know otherwise. Lots of stops on a way there and back. Our 11 years old daughter travelled with us (the only child on board) but she really enjoyed it. It's perfect if you dont have time to spend few days in highlands. The bus from 2020 and very comfortable.

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    May 31, 2021

    Our tour guide was Alexi he was a brilliant guide stopping off at all the locations and telling us about them in detail! Usually a 4 hour bus journey both ways doesn't sound interesting but with Aleix it is. He kept us from being bored creating a clam atmosphere. 100% would I reccomend this tour and its defo worth the money. Loch Ness was brilliant and on the way we saw lots of scenic areas such as Ben Nevis and more!

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    May 31, 2021

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