Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & The Highlands Tour

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & The Highlands Tour

From $64.57 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

    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

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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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    4.6 /5

    based on 164 reviews

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    Brian Smith took on my family and I on a trip to the highlands and he made it a memorable experience. The tour was full of information, history and interesting knowledge. Brian is full of life and filled our day with laughter and brilliant jokes. We travelled to highlands and passed beautiful scenery. We stopped off and took pictures of the exquisite landscape around us. The tour guides are so informed they are able to tell us where to look and when to take our phone out for pictures. All in all, we really enjoyed our trip and he made it spectacular for the children.

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    August 28, 2021

    The tour guide was very pleasant. He is a spanish tour guide but did tried his best to explain everything that we need to know during the trip. The sceneries were all breathtaking. The weather was also good at that time, we had plenty of time taking pictures from the amazing views and sceneries. Overall it was a lovely tour. Very enjoyable.

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    August 24, 2021

    Amazing trip, and would highly recommend anyone visiting Edinburgh does this! Our fabulous tour guide was Brian - his knowledge and enthusiasm made our tour even more enjoyable. He asked my 11yr son join him at the front as “co-pilot”….this made the 12hrs exciting and pass quickly for him….especially when leading the songs(!) from the front…. Don’t hesitate….book!!

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    August 2, 2021

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