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Loch Ness & The Highlands with Hotel Pick-Up from Edinburgh

Product ID: 3403
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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.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Complimentary pick-up is available from the door of most hotels and guest houses in Edinburgh city center. If this is not possible, then usually the nearest main road, or a landmark within walking distance.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel through Glen Coe
  • Walk along the banks of Loch Ness, or take an optional cruise
  • Stop near Fort William for lunch on your own
  • Enjoy spectacular views
  • See the Forth Road and rail bridges
Full description
Explore the beauty of Scotland’s Highlands on a 12-hour scenic driving tour by comfortable coach. Following a hotel pick-up in central Edinburgh, you will head towards Stirling, catching views of the Castle and Wallace Monument. Continue towards Callander, and stop for morning coffee, and the chance to meet “Hamish the Hairy Coo.”

Head northwards to the Highlands over Rannoch Moor, until you reach the dark, brooding Pass of Glencoe, where you will stop to learn the haunting story of the famous massacre of 1692. After crossing Loch Leven at Ballachulish, stop for lunch in the Fort William area, then follow the course of the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Fort Augustus on Loch Ness.

Here, you have the option to cruise on the loch for approximately 1 hour, or relax in the tranquil village on the banks of the loch. After Loch Ness you will head South East and take in magnificent views of Loch Laggan.
You should catch a quick view of the magnificent Blair Castle, home of the Dukes of Atholl for over 700 years, before making a stop in picturesque Pitlochry, a delightful Victorian resort town. Then head south through the Kingdom of Fife, past Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge alongside the amazing Forth Bridge before arriving back in Edinburgh.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up (where possible)
  • Transportation
  • Guide
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Tours are conducted by an English speaking driver/guide. Written guides are available in different languages
• It is not always possible to pick-up from the door of hotels or guest houses. The local tour provider will do its best to ensure you do not have to walk far to meet the tour
• No guarantee can be given that you will be dropped off exactly where you were picked up. Sometimes you can be, depending on the route back into the city. Your driver will discuss this with you. Drop-offs are at convenient points back in the city center
• Latecomers will not be accommodated. No refund will be given for late passengers or passengers who miss the coach
• This tour has an 8 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, your choice of a refund, reschedule or alternative tour will be offered
• Minimum age to participate is 8 years
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 405 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.6/5

Organized by

Gray Line Scotland

Product ID: 3403