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.
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 Loch Tulla Viewpoint
We will make a quick stop at this viewpoint to enjoy the incredible views of a variety of lochs, forrests and mountains.
D 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).
E 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 – £13.50 adults / £8 children from 5 to 15 years old / £ 13.50 students and senior citizens (over 60)). 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. Where possible, when making payments to the tour guide, we ask that the exact amount is paid for each person on the reservation. On the south shore of Loch Ness you may spot its mysterious inhabitant Nessie, the monster of Loch Ness. During your stop at Loch Ness you’ll have time to go for a walk or relax by the shore of the loch. Another of the attractions in Fort Augustus is the lock system of the Caledonian Canal. This canal is considered to be the longest one of the country running along the Great Glen connecting the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
F 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.
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.
H 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.
- 12 hours
- Transportation in vehicles of 16, 30 or 50 seats.
- Lowest Price Guarantee
- Departure Point
- 190 High Street (Royal Mile)
- Printed or mobile voucher accepted
- Free cancellation (up to 24 hours before tour departure)
- Departure time
- Return Details
- What's Included
- Professional driver and guide service for LochNessBus.com
- Life guide in English.
- Transportation in vehicles of 16, 30 or 50 seats.
- New high-end bus
- LochNessBus.com Discount card which can be used in a wide range of restaurants, cafes and attractions located in Edinburgh.
- What's No Included
- Loch Ness Cruise (optional subjet to availability)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks
Excellent, well informed driver, plenty stops to enjoy beautiful views. Skipped the boat ride on Loch Ness and enjoyed the area instead😊. Fish and chips expensive though, we had a packed lunch. A wonderful day, worth every penny
Driver was very polite, and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed his little stories. The Highlands are beautiful well worth taking the trip.
Great location for a visit. But you won't find Glencoe Valley any where it's a Glen not a Valley. This is Scotland not Wales!!
Aleix was over tour guide. He was really funny and very informative about Scotland history. I would recommend to choose Aleix as your tour Guide.
This tour is a must if visiting Edinburgh. A full 12 hours was well worth the money. Plenty of stops for photo opportunities and toilet breaks. Boat tour of Loch Ness is not included but would recommend this . If you book with the driver there is a all discount but you must pay cash £13.50 each. The day passed quickly and didnt seem like 12 hours. Scott was the ideal driver/guide with lots of information and stories which made the journey pass quickly - along with a Scottish music play list.