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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh

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65£
Approx. 12 hours
From Edinburgh
English

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Choose between live guide on board or audio tour guide download for your smart phone.

Visit from Edinburgh the most spectacular landscapes of the Scottish Highlands with our excursion to Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands. Enjoy the forests of the Los Trossachs National Park. Crossing Glencoe, Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom, awaits us. Later, the Great Glen will welcome us. In its heart the waters of the great lakes of Scotland are immersed.

Go ahead and embark on a cruise on Scotland’s best-known lake, the home of the most mythical monster in the country: Nessie. To finish, he offers a pint in a pub in Pitlochry, a Victorian village on the banks of the River Tay.

A 190 High Street, The Royal Mile

Our meeting point is at 190 of High Street at The Royal Mile, Edinburgh where the tour to Loch Ness will start. After passing by Stirling, from the bus, you will be able to spot the impressive silhouette of the Stirling Castle and the monument of William Wallace. We will then go through The Trossachs National Park and after passing by Callander we will make a stop at the entrance of Loch Lomond National Park and The Trossachs: Kilmahog, where, if you’re lucky, you may see some Highland cattle.

B Kilmahog

We will arrive at Rannoch Moor, surrounded by mountainous landscapes, lochs and valleys. We will stop in one of the most beautiful and magical valleys in Scotland, Glencoe, where the bloody massacre of the MacDonald clan took place. You will be able to take some great photos of The Three Sisters and also try to spot some of the famous scenery from famous films such as Harry Potter and James Bond.

C Three Sisters Viewpoint

We will make another quick stop to admire the Three Sisters, three unusual rock formations. The pointy ridges are named Gearr Aonach (short ridge), Aonach Dubh (black ridge) and Beinn Fhada (long ridge).

D Fort Augustus

We will then continue with our trip to Loch Ness and pass through Fort William. This huge Scottish mountains and Ben Nevis will take us into The Great Glen. The Great Glen Fault divides the heart of The Highlands and takes in Loch Linhe, Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness. The Caledonian Canal and the Fort Augustus lock system will be our next destination. There’ll be plenty of time to visit the canal, to have lunch at any of the places available and to go on the Loch Ness cruise if you choose to do so. Don’t forget your camera, from this viewpoint you can get some amazong shots of the lake and its landscape.

The ticket for the one hour cruise on Loch Ness is not included in the price of the day trip. (Ticket price for clients of the Loch Ness Bus is just – £18 adults / £16 students and senior citizens (over 60)/ £11 children from 4 to 15 years old / Free children younger than 4 years old. There is no family discount available. Payment for the attractions may only be made in cash in order to be able to get group discount.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The cruise will not be available on 26th December.

During this stop there will be free time for lunch, a stroll or relaxation on the lakeshore. Another attraction in Fort Augustus will be the Caledonian Canal lock system. This canal is considered to be the longest in the country and links the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean through the Great Valley.

E Commando Memorial

After leaving Loch ness, we will make our way to the Commando Memorial, a monument dedicated to brave soldiers in World war Two. From here, if the mist allows, you can see the magnificent Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom.

F Pitlochry

Our journey will continue on Cairngorms National Park. Loch Lagann and Ardverikie Castle will be some of the places we will see on our way to Pitlochry. This village is full of beautiful Victorian houses and will be our last stop before our return to Edinburgh. You will have time to enjoy a drink in one of its many pubs.

G Arrival to Edinburgh

On our journey back to Edinburgh you will be able to enjoy the change in scenery between the Highlands and the Lowlands and also see the 19th century Forth railway bridge that crosses the Firth of Forth, yet another of Scotland’s contributions to the World Heritage List. Once back in the Edinburgh there will still be time for us to offer you sometips on how to spend your time in Scotland’s capital city.

Duration
12 hours
Travel
Transportation in vehicles of 16, 30 or 50 seats.
Guide
Yes
Language
English
Lowest Price Guarantee
65£
Departure Point
190 High Street (Royal Mile)
e-ticket
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Cancellation
Free cancellation (up to 24 hours before tour departure)
Departure time
7:45
Return Details
20:00
What's Included
  • Professional driver and guide service.
  • Life Guide in English or Audio Tour Guide in English for your smartphone.
  • Transportation in vehicles of 16, 30 or 50 seats.
  • New high-end bus.
What's No Included
  • Loch Ness Cruise (optional subjet to availability)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks

Oscar
28 November 2022

Minus the weather cancelling the optional cruise, still an enjoyable experience. Really friendly Tour Guides and Bus Driver at an affordable price and they go everyday. Highly recommend going on the tour with this group with plenty of stops on the way over and back

Janine
15 November 2022

Very enjoyable interesting trip in amazing scenery.

Richard
5 November 2022

Super trip very interesting the tour guide james the tour guide was super knowledgeable and a cool guy down to earth really friendly so if you visit well worth booking it through these people

Amber
3 November 2022

The whole thing was amazing! The weather, the comfort, the driver, all the staff, and especially our amazing guide in English. Pretty sure his name was James, can%u2019t remember, but it was definitely a J name %uD83D%uDE06. I felt safe in the hands of the driver, she was wonderful and had a cool personality. The guide was very knowledgeable with a wealth of information. He had a happy attitude and you could tell he likes his job. He was also very personable and got to know everyone in his group and would refer back to them throughout the guide which helped make it feel personal. The tour had enough stops with the right amount of time. The only thing I would change is the headphones because it was hard to hear with them but I switched with old ones I had and it was fine. Thank you Loch Ness Bus!

Josefine
23 October 2022

It was such a great tour with a very lovely guide. What she told us was very interesting und not boring at any time. We could listen to typical Scottish music and had everywhere enough time to walk around and take pictures%u2026 thanks for this wonderful experience!

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