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Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Glen Coe Day Trip from Edinburgh

From US$58.27
Highlights
  • Combine the sights of the Scottish Highlands in a single tour from Edinburgh
  • Eliminate the need for renting a car with round-trip transportation
  • Focus on scenery and guide commentary while someone else drives
  • Opt to take a cruise on Loch Ness at an additional cost
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Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Glen Coe Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Overview
Get acquainted with the must-see Scottish Highlands―home to Loch Ness, Cairngorms National Park, Stirling Castle, and Glen Coe―on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. It's a great way to see more Highland highlights in less time. Traveling with a guide means you won't have to worry about navigation, and you'll gain deeper insight than you would exploring on your own.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in central Edinburgh to board your vehicle bound for Inverness. Enjoy the fact that you don't have to puzzle over logistics or traffic. Pass the Forth Railway Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stop in Pitlochry for a snack (own expense).
Drive through Cairngorms National Park, where you can focus on taking in the views while your guide narrates information about the landscape. At Loch Ness, spend some free time exploring and eat lunch (own expense). Cruises on the loch are available at additional cost.
Move on to Glen Coe, a landscape composed of waterfalls, rivers, ridges, and mountain peaks. Your guide fills you in on the ancient MacDonald clan that resided here before turning back toward Edinburgh. Pass Stirling Castle, pausing for photos of the royal residence, and learn about its history with William Wallace and the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
Return to Edinburgh for drop-off.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our tour! Loved the history and banter from Stephen H our guide. Absolutely stunning views and brilliant weather for us to really enjoy! The Loch Ness cruise and Urquhart Castle were a must do add on. Great way to...More

Thank Clare K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had an AMAZING experience on this day trip - the 12 hours flew by! John was so funny and had so much knowledge. I really enjoyed him playing the bagpipes, which he did every time we needed to be back on the bus. The group...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stephen H was very knowledgeable and drove very safely. He was funny and dealt with everyone very professionally. He did repeat a lot. It is a very long day but covered the highlights. Thank you!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Gianfranco L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This tour was great. It was a lot for one day but we got to see a lot of the beautiful highlands and look for Nessie in the loch. Our tour guide and driver Charlie was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained for the day!...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Courtney J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My friend and I had a great day! Our tourguide John is a man with humour and told us very nice stories about the nature and historical background. We also liked that he played the bagpipe! Our busdriver Jason was also a nice. John and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Hi, yes it’s very easy to find the starting point. Coaches are very comfortable. The whole trip takes about 12 hours and you should be prepared. All the stops have washrooms
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