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

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

From $70.54 per person

If you've only got a day, but want to get to the heart Scotland's history and mystery, this tour is for you. It's the 'monster of all trips,' offering you some of the most famous sites and scenery that Scotland has to offer.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
8.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 2 hours
  • Pitlochry (coffee)

  • Loch Ness

  • Lunch

  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
  • Urquhart Castle

    • Optional
  • Commando Memorial (photo stop)

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Coffee

  • 2 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • See the best of Scotland, all in one day
  • Learn the true story of William Wallace
  • Look for the Loch Ness monster
  • Drive through the beautiful Cairngorms National Park
Full description
Your day begins on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, where a coach will pick you up for your day of adventure. As you head towards the Highlands, you will see the amazing Forth Bridges. Then try some delicious home baking in the beautiful Highland town of Pitlochry. From there, continue on through the Cairngorms National Park, where you will enjoy stunning scenery amidst the unique wilderness of the National Park. Take a break for lunch at Loch Ness, which is famous all over the world for its beauty and mystery. From here, you will have the chance to take a 'monster spotting' cruise and visit Urquhart Castle (optional extra ticket) and look for the famous monster for yourself! After lunch, visit Glen Coe, a broodingly beautiful spot that is steeped in history. As you stand at the mouth of the glen, you'll feel the past come to life as your guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the Clan. On your way home, you pass by the beautiful city of Stirling, where you can see its stunning castle and learn more about the exploits of William Wallace that were dramatized in the film Braveheart.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Loch Cruise
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
Covid-19 precautions
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 are required to bring and wear masks
  • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity

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Meeting point

Meet at the check-in desk inside Caffé Nero, 1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile Edinburgh EH1 1RE.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Please note that on December 26 you will be unable to visit Urquhart Castle or take the Loch Ness cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1003 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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I spent a lovely day with a very knowledgeable tour guide. She had load of stories to tell. A very good driver who knew well the good spots of the route. Luckily we also had an amazing sunny spring day. One of my concerns was the situation with Covid-19 but I felt safe throughout the day. There was plenty of room for social distance inside the minibus and everyone else in the group was happy to wear a face mask. I definitely recommend the tour

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June 8, 2021

Upon arrival to the meet up point out tour guide Rory was so friendly and made us all feel comfortable. Everyone’s temperature check was completed before getting on the bus and the rules of masks to be worn were told to everyone. The journey to each place went quickly and the stories told by Rory were hilarious. Our tour guide Rory fit everything in and the group itself was punctual which meant we could get to each place in time. As a whole, the tour did not feel rushed and the views were bresktaking. Highly recommend

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June 6, 2021

In 12 hours you travel all the way to Northern Scotland, which gives you a taste of the highlands without spending to much time at any one place. We wish we could have done a 3+ day trip to the highlands or Isle of Skye, but this teaser tour was what we could fit into the schedule. Rory did a great job of giving some background on the history and background of the various places we visited. For his first tour in several months it didn’t show, and he did a great job. COVID precautions: the coach was small but so was the group size so every group was able to comfortably spread out without any concerns. We were also asked to stay masked the whole time on the coach.

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May 28, 2021

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