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

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

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours
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Immerse yourself in Scotland's unforgettable landscape on this day trip from Edinburgh. See the Cairngorms National Park, look for Nessie at Loch Ness, visit historic Glen Coe, and stroll around charming city of Stirling.

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Duration 12.5 hours
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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
  • Feel in awe of the dramatic Scottish landscape of glens, mountains, and lochs
  • Hear all about the country's history with stops at 4 of its scenic sights
  • Drive past the Forth Bridge and through the natural beauty of the Cairngorms
  • Stop at the picturesque village of Pitlochry to sample some home baked treats
  • Look for the Loch Ness monster and stand at the mouth of historic Glen Coe
Full description

Leave the buzz of Edinburgh behind for a guided day trip out into Scotland's unmissable natural landscape. Enjoy stops at Pitlochry, Loch Ness, Glen Coe, and Stirling, and experience the Cairngorms National Park.

Board your bus on the Royal Mile, and sit back and relax for your journey out of the city. Let your driver and guide take the lead as you enjoy knowing everything is arranged for the day ahead.

Watch the landscape gradually become more rugged from the comfort of your seat. Keep your eyes peeled as you drive past the iconic Forth Bridge as you head towards the Highlands.

Take a break to stretch your legs at the beautiful Highland town of Pitlochry. Sample some delicious home baking on your stop as you immerse yourself in the authentic Scottish atmosphere.

Clamber back on board to travel through the scenic Cairngorms National Park. Allow your mind to wander as you tour through a dramatic landscape of brooding mountains and desolate moors.

Get ready to look for the monster at your next stop at Loch Ness. Soak up the mysterious atmosphere and keep your eyes peeled for a sight of Nessie. An optional visit to Urquhart Castle is also available at this stop.

Pause at your next stop of Glen Coe to take in the scenery. Feel the past come to life as your guide reveals its history, and tells you all about the terrible massacre of the Clan which occured there.

Finish in the beautiful city of Stirling. Enjoy some free time to explore, admire the castle, and learn all about the exploits of William Wallace — portrayed in the film "Braveheart" — before boarding the bus for the drive back to Edinburgh.

  • Transportation
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Entrance ticket to Urquhart Castle and Cruise on Loch Ness (optional) £25 cash to be paid to the driver-guide on the day (no need to pre-book)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Meeting point

Meet at the check-in desk inside Caffé Nero. The tour will be unable to wait for late arrivals.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Urquhart Castle and Loch Cruise tickets are available to purchase at the location
  • Please note that on January 1, you will not be able to visit Urquhart Castle or take the Loch Ness cruise
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 1212 reviews

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It was great fun. Alex the driver was very friendly and kept us all entertained with jokes and telling us the history of Scotland. It was worth it even the extra bit of walking around the castle and the Loch Ness boat ride which just cost an extra £25. I would recommend anyone who wants to see the highlands to book a trip with this company as you will not be disappointed.

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July 28, 2022

Had the best day. Our driver and tour guide Rob was fantastic. Rob was very informative and had many stories to tell. The beauty of the Scottish Highlands is so spectacular I will definitely be back again. Make sure you chose the boat cruise and visit the castle. Both are awesome. Cruising on Loch Ness was gorgeous and serene. The weather was perfect and stops along the way were also fabulous. Loved every minute.

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June 25, 2022

I absolutely loved my trip , Alex the driver/tour guid was great he told us history about the place he was patient he kept us entertained . Extremely helpful - the tour company is lucky to have such a charismatic and helpful employee. I will book another tour with your company and hope Alex is the tour representative again! Thanks Alex - all your well researched Scottish stories shall stick with me!

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June 17, 2022

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