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The lakes, glens, and historic landmarks of the Scottish Highlands are within easy reach of Edinburgh. On this 2-day Highlands tour, enjoy more time to take photos and admire the region’s natural beauty than compared with a day trip. Visit Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, and Ben Nevis; discover the legend of Loch Ness; and enjoy optional tours of Culloden Battlefield and a whisky distillery (own expense).
Into the Highlands
History and Whisky
- Get expansive, photo-friendly views of the Scottish Highlands
- Optional Loch Ness cruise, whisky tour, and Culloden visit (own expense)
- Choice of accommodations to suit all budgets
- Hassle-free round-trip transport from Edinburgh
What to Expect
On the first day, meet in central Edinburgh to board your air-conditioned bus or coach and, after stopping in Glasgow to pick up the rest of your group, continue to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Stop at Luss Beach for views across Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond Mountain, and continue to Loch Tulla, for more photo opportunities. Continue north to Glen Coe, where you take in the scenery and learn more about the region’s history, including the 17th-century MacDonald Clan Massacre, from your guide. Next, stop in Fort William to see Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, and enjoy lunch (own expense). In the afternoon, journey east to Loch Ness and your accommodation for the evening (depending on tour option selected). Begin the second day by exploring Loch Ness, where you can opt to cruise around the lake or tour the lakeside Urquhart Castle (both optional, own expense). Continue to the notorious Culloden Battlefield (entrance fees not included), and visit a traditional Scotch whisky distillery, where you can tour the distillery and sample a dram of whisky (own expense). Make a final stop at a village in Perth and Kinross, before returning to Edinburgh.
1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Returns to original departure point
- Overnight accommodation as per selected
- Food and drinks
- Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
- Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 3 years old
- Luggage restriction: 1 suitcase 55x40x20cm - 15 kg & 1 backpack/handbag per person
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Our first visit to Edinburgh was fantastic and the Highlands tour was amazing! We enjoyed the trip to Glasgow and the scenery at Loch Ness was superb. The most impressive view was at the Island of Skye and the spectacular Skye Bridge.
Date of experience: December 2019
Response from ExperienceTeam, Front Office Manager at 2-Day Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Hi there, I'm so glad to hear that you had a great time whilst on tour - The Isle of Skye is definitely a must visit for anyone coming to Scotland! It sounds like you managed to see a lot of the beautiful scenery whilst on your tour! We would love to welcome you back on another tour one day! Kind Regards, Kirsty
This trip to the Highlands was absolutely amazing. Beautiful setting, great history and landmarks, delicious food, and wonderful overnight stay at the Inch. Steven B., our guide, couldn’t have done a better job. His stories along the way were captivating. I highly recommend this…
Date of experience: October 2019
We went on a one-day-tour of the Highlands and it was great! The views were just breathtaking, it is an unbelievably beautiful place. Spectacular views, especially if you manage to sit at the front of the bus, as we did. Our driver Jason and especially our guide John were very…
Date of experience: October 2019
This trip managed to exceed my already high expectations. Insightful, fun, and definitely one for the books. Seeing Loch Ness was stunning, and the Highlands were breathtaking! Glen Coe will forever be in my heart. Our Tour Guide, Josh, created a comfortable and enjoyable…
Date of experience: September 2019
I went on this day trip tour today with my girlfriend and if I had to describe this day tour in one word would have to be outstanding!!! The tour but most important the tour guide/driver Steven B was brilliant, his knowledge about Scotland was incredible. The stops he made for…
Date of experience: July 2019
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Our driver, John was a most pleasant fellow, and seemed to be very sorry for the several deficiencies throughout th…
I'd heard about this place so often and when I finally got there was absolutely amazed at the stonework outside but…
I took the trip with a friend in July 2019. I loved the experience! Our guide John made the trip interesting and fi…
Great time on tour!
I've been on 3 different tours with this company and would highly recommend traveling with them if you want to see …
Fantastic day in the Scottish Highlands
Our guide John S was great, kept everyone smiling and was very informative with his story telling. This was the hig…
John S magical tour
We have had a brilliant day trip out led by John S. The scenery was spectacular and John's informative 5 star histo…
Excellent guide and great locations
The guide for our tour was very friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting. He told a good mix of history together wi…
The itinerary of this tour needs to be seriously reworked. It's inevitable that a trip to the Highlands from Edinbu…
1 day trip to loch ness
On Friday the 13th I took the one day trip to Loch Ness.. beautiful day, fantastic ride and Stevie P was a great to…
We had a great time on our trip around Scotland, i definitely recommend this trip. It takes quite long (we are tra…
This tpuor was really great! Mark was out tour guide and he has a lot of knowledge and cool information to share. U…
Let me start by saying that my family has been traveling for the past 8 months, throughout Europe and the UK. We've…
Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands the BEST 1 DAY TOUR
We were picked up on the Royal Mile by Nero’s cafe. Don’t be late! Bus leaves 8 am sharp but it was good they send …
Book tour in July 2020
Is there any way to add the Callanish standing Stones and fairy pool and fairy glen to tour. Very good tour
A great experience guided by Andrew, which made it even better!
Highly recommended day tour! Great stories told by a very entertaining guide. Will come back for another tour!
- Glen Coe, Ben Nevis, and 2 more
- Duration: 2 days
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2-Day Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book 2-Day Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh on Tripadvisor