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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh

Approx. 12 hours
From Edinburgh

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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 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 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.

G 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.

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
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What's Included
  • Professional driver and guide service for
  • Life guide in English.
  • Transportation in vehicles of 16, 30 or 50 seats.
  • New high-end bus
  • 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

13 September 2020

It was a jam-packed experience all in all. Michael, the tour-guide/driver, was very cheerful, informative and kind. He talked us through everything every step of the way during the tour. We had numerous stops at picturesque sights and did not spend as much time in the bus as I have expected. Michael also told us tips on very nice places to eat and things to do as well which was very helpful. The bus tour was equipped as well with necessary preventive measures for the current situation (i.e. hand sanitiser, bins) and masks and social distancing were strictly followed which was absolutely brilliant!

12 September 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed this day trip. Our tour guide/driver Scott, was brilliant. He kept it light hearted with his jokes and gave us loads of interesting facts about some history of Scotland. His Scottish playlist was pretty good too.

12 September 2020

This tour was fantastic, and well worth the money. The bus was comfortable, there were a good amount of stops (giving us plenty of time to go to the toilet) and the scenery was amazing throughout the whole day. By far the best part about the tour was our tour guide (Scott) - he was friendly and knowledgeable, and provided us with funny stories, interesting history of the area and a playlist of Scottish music so we were entertained from start to finish. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone staying in Edinburgh for a few nights or more, it takes the whole day so make sure you have a whole day to spare if you’re planning on going. Try to plan for the weather and pick a day where rain is not forecast if possible. I would also recommend going on the cruise on lock Ness if you can as well.

9 September 2020

Absolutely fantastic trip and well worth the money as you really do see what Scotland is all about as see amazing scenery. Our driver was brill lots of great stories along the way very friendly

7 September 2020

We had a fantastic time on a sunny day. Michael is a great Scotsmen and a good story teller! Very knowledgeable and flexible to people's need. The Highland and lochness cruise is a most when visiting Edinburgh. All in all, a satisfying experience.

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