Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glenoce & The Highlands Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland
Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glenoce & The Highlands Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland
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From US$ 66.35 per person

Likely to sell out

Take the ultimate Scotland tour, experience the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and see for yourself if the Loch Ness Monster is lurking under the water.

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Duration 12 hours
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9 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 1.5 hours
  • Callander (coffee)

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Lunch, free time

  • Loch Ness (free time, boat cruise)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Pitlochry

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Enjoy a photos stop at Glen Coe
  • Travel through the Highlands and enjoy spectacular views
  • Stop near Fort William
  • Walk along the banks of Loch Ness, or take an optional cruise
  • See the Forth Road and rail bridges
Full description

Following pickup from central Edinburgh, you will head towards Stirling, catching views of the Castle and Wallace Monument as you venture to the Highlands.

Visit Callander, and stop for morning coffee in this bustling town described as the gateway to the highlands. Head northwards over Rannoch Moor until you reach the dark, brooding Pass of Glencoe. Stop for lunch and free time nearby the Fort William area, then follow the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Loch Ness. Here, you have some free time with the option to cruise on the Loch, or if you don't want to take the cruise you can relax in one of the bars or restaurants in the tranquil village or on the pier. 

After Loch Ness you will head South East and take in magnificent views of Loch Laggan. On the way home, enjoy a refreshment stop in Pitlochry, a delightful Victorian resort town. Then, head south through Fife, and cross the Forth next to the amazing Forth Bridge, before arriving back in Edinburgh.

  • Pickup from many departure points in central Edinburgh
  • Scenic tour through the Highlands
  • Journey through Glen Coe
  • Refreshment stops
  • Stop at Loch Ness
  • Driver/Guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch or refreshments
  • Loch Ness Cruise (Optional, payable to driver on the day)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Boat cruise tickets are available for purchase on the day from your driver/guide.
  • Bringing some snacks or a packed lunch is advisable, but there are places to buy food on the day
  • A large portion of the tour is spent on the bus, enjoying the views of the Highlands with tales from the driver/guide
  • A small number of participants are required to run the tours. In the unlikely event this is not met and your tour is cancelled, a refund, rescheduled date, or an alternative tour will be offered
  • Several city center drop-off points are available at the end of your tour and your driver-guide will discuss the best options
  • Pickup times will vary depending on your chosen departure point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1494 reviews

Review summary

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The Driver was excellent on the day. He was very considerate even when the cab driver didn't turn up to take me and my partner to the pick up point. The driver came to the premier Inn where other drivers could have said no. The driver was very informative and made the journey fun through his sense of inform. I seriously recommend Grayline bus tour for a trip to the highland. It was the best moment to propose to my girlfriend.

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March 28, 2023

We are so glad that we booked this tour to the Highlands! Our guide, Willie, was engaging and took us to the best spots. He gave us a great history of Scotland and played fun music on the ride. The stops we made were beautiful and we would absolutely do another tour on our next trip!

March 28, 2023

It was a really good day, our guide Brendan was really funny and the road looked not so long.We had an amazing weather, the stops are short but the day was really busy. We did the cruise on the loch Ness we had discount from the guide. I recommend this trip for people who don't stay so long in Scotland and want see more !

March 28, 2023

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