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Loch Ness & The Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

Product ID: 2237
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Tour the most picturesque regions of Scotland on a full-day tour from Edinburgh. Visit Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Rannoch Moor, and discover the area's amazing history. The tour includes an optional boat ride on Loch Ness, looking for the legendary monster.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take an exciting trip to Loch Ness and Glencoe, and see the best of Scotland in a day
  • Experience the awe-inspiring mountain scenery, and discover the dark history of Glencoe
  • Enjoy fascinating commentary by your friendly and knowledgeable driver and guide
  • Relax in the comfort of a 16-seat Mercedes minicoach
  • Look out for the Loch Ness Monster on an optional boat trip
Full description
Escape the bustle of Edinburgh and take a full-day sightseeing tour of Scotland’s magnificent Highlands. Traveling in a small group in a 16-seat Mercedes minibus, you will get a more intimate experience as you visit Loch Ness, Glencoe Valley, and Rannoch Moor.

Drive past Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, and continue to Stirling Castle, and the National Wallace Monument, commemorating Scotland's hero William Wallace. Stop for a coffee at Callander, before crossing the Highland boundary fault line.

Learn about the fiercely territorial Highland clans, such as the MacGregors, and the famous folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor. Continue north through Breadalbane, and climb towards the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor’s heather and peat bogs, dotted with dozens of lochs. Pass the majestic peak of Buachaille Etive Mor, and down into Glencoe Valley.

You will drive under Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the southern shore of Loch Ness. The largest loch by volume in Scotland, containing more water than every lake in England and Wales combined. Look out for the legendary Loch Ness Monster on an optional boat cruise, or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery during the 2-hour stop, with time for lunch.

Then, head south through the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park. Pass Loch Laggan, over the Drumochter Pass, and within sight of the 13th-Century Blair Castle. After passing through the forests of Perthshire, you will reach Perth, the medieval capital of Scotland. Continue over the famous Forth Bridge, returning to Edinburgh at approximately 20:00.
Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned mini coach
  • Driver/guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Loch Ness boat trip

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG

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Important information
Know before you go
• It is recommend that you bring suitable clothing and footwear for time spent off the bus
• The Loch Ness boat cruise only operates from Easter to December
• A small group tour, with a maximum of 16 passengers, allows for a more personal service
• Minimum age to participate is 5 years
• You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tour. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 559 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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This tour is so worth it. Trust me it’s good me and my sister went and we had a lot of fun although it was windy and rainy it was still amazing and would recommend it to anyone wanting to the tour just do it We had desmend as our tour guide the most loveist man ever good sense of humour

February 14, 2020

I really enjoyed the trip. If you have just one day to go to the high lands its perfect. Although you are in the car most of the time, you see a lot and get a lot of info from your tour guide. My tour guide was Lizzie. She was funny and gave us interesting infos. I also liked the music that she put on. So all in all it was a great trip that i would recommend to anyone who whats to see a lot in one day.

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February 11, 2020

Really successful trip! Lots to see, Guide Barney was the pinnacle. He told many interesting stories about Scottish history while driving. We stayed at many fine and picturesque places. We had good breaks and had a good time eating at Fort Augustus. I recommend.

March 4, 2020

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