Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

From US$ 65.90 per person

Experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands on a full-day coach tour to Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Trossachs National Park. Stop for lunch in Fort Augustus and more.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
9.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 1.5 hours
  • Callander

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Fort Augustus (lunch)

  • Loch Ness

  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Commando Memorial (photo stop)

  • Pitlochry

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore Loch Ness and Fort Augustus and take an optional boat cruise on the lake
  • Follow in the footsteps of James Bond and Harry Potter at Rannoch Moor and Glencoe
  • See the highest mountain in the British Isles as you travel through Fort William
  • Hear stories of Scottish heroes such as Rob Roy MacGregor and William Wallace
Full description

Depart Edinburgh on an air-conditioned luxury coach (max 34 seats). Pass Stirling Castle and hear your tour guide tell tales of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and the bloody battles fought out on these lands. First, arrive at Callander town, nestled at the foot of the Trossachs. Next, drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Your Scottish guide will tell you about Rob Roy MacGregor, the infamous Highlander. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond ("Skyfall") and Harry Potter ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban") as you travel to the stunning Highland valley of Glencoe. Hear the eerie story of the Clan MacDonald massacre of 1692. Travel through Fort William, home to Ben Nevis, which at 4,409 feet is the highest mountain of the British Isles. Arrive on the south bank of Loch Ness in the charming village of Fort Augustus, where lots of cafes, shops, and restaurants offer a relaxing lunch. Stroll along the banks of the Caledonian Canal, then experience Loch Ness on an optional 1-hour boat cruise. Try to catch a glimpse of "Nessie," the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Admire the impressive Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with views of the Nevis Range. Enter the Cairngorms National Park and discover "Monarch of the Glen" country. Drive along Loch Laggan before the roads climb above the Grampian Mountains. Travel over the Pass of Drumochter, linking the northern and southern Central Highlands. Experience the majesty of a mountain pass created by glacial activity during successive Ice Ages. Finally, stop briefly in the beautiful Victorian town of Pitlochry before heading back to Edinburgh city center, arriving at approximately 8:30 PM.

Includes
  • Local Guide
  • Transport on an air-conditioned midi-coach
  • Optional activity tickets (available to buy on the day of the tour)
  • Meals
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Date

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Meeting point

7:45 AM at the bus stop directly outside Deacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket (Royal Mile), Edinburgh, EH1 2PS.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 7 years old
  • All tours will be required to meet a minimum number of passengers in order to run, you will be advised prior to departure if your trip is affected. In case the tour cannot operate you will be offered alternate dates or a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1069 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The best! Brian was so informative and have great sense of humuor. His playlist as well is exceptional. I love it so much. Eva, his little assistant also makes the whole experience more fun and interactive. I would just want to recommend maybe to have at least just 5-10 minutes stop on those picture perfect views. Otherwise, everything was perfect and the view was breathtakingly beautiful.

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October 16, 2021

An amazing way to see so much in such a short period of time! Although the trip is quite long (12 hours) you get to see so much! John was absolutely unreal and made the time go so much quicker, funny, very informative. Beautiful scenes. An absolute must for anyone!

October 15, 2021

This tour was my favorite experience I had in my six days in Scotland! Brian was an excellent tour guide, keeping us endlessly entertained with his stories and historical facts and also played fun music so we could enjoy the ride. The sights were breathtaking, and I would say this tour is a great option for those who love road trips. I’ve already recommended this tour to friends, as it is highly worth it!

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October 1, 2021

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