Day trip

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

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo

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

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo
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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 an optional boat trip.

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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
9.5 hours
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 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, Scotland

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 57 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
  • No toilet on board
  • No WIFI
  • Optional activity tickets (available to buy on the day of the tour)
  • Meals
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Wheelchair users
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)
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

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Meeting point

Meet outside Deacons' House Cafe. The tour will not wait for latecomers under any circumstances and there will be no refunds for missed tours. It is vitally important that if you are arriving at the departure point by taxi or local bus that you leave enough time to get there.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • 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
  • For insurance reasons, children must be aged 7 or older to join the tour. You will need to provide a photographic ID as proof of age
  • All passengers must be at least 120 cm tall, regardless of age
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1621 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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A great experience with a great bus driver/tour guide - Anthony rocked it. Wit and interesting facts from the Highlands. Despite the long drive, the day trip was never uninteresting or boring! Absolute recommendation. Although for us the Highlands were much more beautiful and impressive than the actual highlight Loch Ness.

September 29, 2022

Super lovely bus trip with guide Steve and The Hairy Coo! The bus arrived on time and was home roughly as planned. During the day there were plenty of stops with fantastic scenery and historic sites, if you haven't been to Scotland before this is a great way to see a lot in a short time. Thanks to Steve for a fun day!

September 26, 2022

For people who only spend a few days in Scotland and who want to see the Highlands, this excursion is recommended. Our driver-guide, Jim, is an encyclopedia on the history of the country and is really very interesting. Loch Ness itself is a big lake like there are hundreds all over the world and is certainly not worth the trip on its own, especially since the infrastructures for welcoming tourists, particularly in restaurants, are clearly insufficient.

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September 23, 2022

Product ID: 66504