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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Heart of Scotland Tours

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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
See the sweeping landscape of the Scottish Highlands—with its lochs, rugged mountains, and isolated terrain—with ease. On this Loch Ness small-group tour you experience its beauty, but without worry about driving, parking, or identifying what you see. Your local driver-guide takes care of the details, while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Hunt for Nessie on the shores—or from the waters—of Loch Ness
Enjoy some of Scotland’s most famous views from a Mercedes mini-coach
Hear tales of history, movies, and monsters from your guide
Stroll through a Highlands village and photograph Glen Coe
What to expect
Meet your guide and small group in central Edinburgh. As you journey past Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, and the National Wallace Monument, your guide shares the true story behind the movie 'Braveheart.' After a short break in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, capture photos of Glen Coe and 4,413-foot (1,344-meter) Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, and travel the Caledonian Canal. At Loch Ness, hunt for Nessie from the shores of the loch or rent a boat to search the waters. Travel back to Edinburgh through Glen Spean and if time permits, enjoy a short escorted woodland walk in the Cairngorms National Park. Head south and stop in the Highlands for a village stroll. After crossing the Forth Road Bridge, with views of the Forth Rail Bridge, your tour concludes at Waterloo Place.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9085P3
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Small group tour - 13 passengers or less • Live commentary on board • Local guide • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach • Driver/guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Attraction Entrance Fees • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
Duration
12h
Departure details
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK This tour departs from (and returns to) Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 07.45
Inclusions
Small group tour - 13 passengers or less • Live commentary on board • Local guide • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach • Driver/guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Attraction Entrance Fees • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
Departure details
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK This tour departs from (and returns to) Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 07.45
Duration
12h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Small group tour - 13 passengers or less
Minimum age is 5 years old
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Waterloo Place
    Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
    This tour departs from (and returns to) Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 07.45
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Linlithgow Palace
    Stirling Castle
    National Wallace Monument
    Doune Castle
  • 1
    Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Glen Coe
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Commando Monument
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Ben Nevis
    Caledonian Canal
  • 4
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Cairngorms National Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Scottish Highlands
    Forth Road Bridge
  • You'll end at
    Waterloo Place
    Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
    This tour departs from (and returns to) Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 07.45
    See address & details
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5.0
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Lisa C
Kings Langley41 contributions
Excellent customer service
We were booked onto this tour however, they were unable to conduct the tour on our requested date. We were offered an alternative date but due to limited time in Edinburgh it was not possible.
I just wanted to give some very positive feedback regards the customer service/communication. Nick communicated with me via email and was able to re book us onto another company’s tour. This was all confirmed by email.
It was such a shame we couldn’t do our tour with this company but going on their customer service experience I’m sure their tour would have been just as great.
Written 20 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Lisa, thanks for your kind words and vote of confidence. We're glad to hear you had a good day out in spite of the fact you were unable to travel on the Wee Red Bus on this occasion. Next time...
Written 22 June 2021
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Carmel C
Belfast, UK11 contributions
A quick taste of Scotland
Jun 2021 • Couples
Great day out, so, this is a fast paced tour in order to see as much as you can in a day. There are plenty of photo stops and comfort breaks with the longest being at Loch Ness. Our guide was Kevin and we felt very safe both with his driving skill and his attention to covid procedures. Kevin's knowledge and commentary were top notch 👍 The bus was spotlessly clean and the group small to allow for social distancing. There are plenty of opportunities to buy lunch /tea/coffee at the scheduled stops. We would use this tour company again 100%
Written 20 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for your nice summary of our Loch Ness & Highlands tour. We're glad to hear you felt safe in Kevin's capable hands and look forward to seeing you again. Take care meantime.
Written 20 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Huang
1 contribution
Wonderful trip for natural beauty
Jun 2021 • Couples
Keith from Heart of Scotland is fantastic! We had Ana amazing experience enjoying the beauty of Scotland for one day.
Written 13 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello and thanks for taking the time to review Keith and our Loch Ness & Highlands tour in the Wee Red Bus! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed Bonnie Scotland...
Written 15 June 2021
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Rick M
Plano14 contributions
Exceptional Taste of Scotland
Jun 2021
Our guide Keith's knowledge of his homeland shared via his witty stories kept us entertained and informed. But the real highlight is the breathtaking scenery itself. No wonder Scotland is a favorite for film and tv shooting locations. If you want to get out of the city and experience the real Scotland, there is no better way than with a Heart of Scotland tour. Highly recommended!
Written 9 June 2021
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Hi Rick, thanks for your review. Showcasing our beautiful country is instinctive and what we've been about for 20 years but it's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed Keith's tour. Thanks for choosing Heart of Scotland Tours and the Wee Red Bus
Written 10 June 2021
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Paula R
11 contributions
Wonderful tour!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Heart of Scotland Tours did a fantastic job. The tour was amazing. We were picked up by Keith, our tour guide in a very comfortable van. Considering the fact we were on the road a lot we have seen the most beautiful parts of Scotland. Keith was great, while driving he was telling us some Scottish history and interesting facts about places we were passing. We were stopping quite a lot to have some free time and to take photos of breathtaking views. When we reached Loch Ness we went on a boat which is definitely worth doing. You will need to pay extra for that but its worth it. Alternatively you can wonder around little town for about 1.5 hours while boat trip takes place.

This was their first tour after easing of
lockdown due to pandemic and we felt very safe. There was social distancing in place and hand sanitisers available.

I highly recommend this company when you are in Edinburgh, especially when you are going for a few days only as this tour offers a lot in 12 hours!

Thank you Keith for a such fantastic experience!
Written 8 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Paula, thanks for your comprehensive 5 star review of Keith and our Loch Ness & the Highlands tour. It sounds like you had a great day out and we appreciate you taking the time to recommend Heart of Scotland Tours.
Written 9 June 2021
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Katie T
1 contribution
Kieth is a legend!
Jun 2021
Kieth was an amazing tour guide! We learnt so much, particularly enjoying our visit to Loch Ness and purchasing our own Nessie! It was 100% worth the money, Kieth was very knowledgable and humorous, keeping us engaged all day. Can't wait to go on another tour soon!
Written 7 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Katie, thanks for choosing Heart of Scotland Tours - we're delighted to hear you enjoyed Keith's company on our Loch Ness & Highlands day tour. Happy days on the Wee Red Bus!
Written 8 June 2021
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Mylene
Portsmouth, UK4 contributions
Fantastic tour
Oct 2020 • Friends
23 October 2020.
Almost everything is so good, but Glencoe stood out due to its natural beauty. We were on the foot of the mountains. I highly recommend this tour to everyone!! Keith was our tourguide and driver. Very professional. :)
Written 29 October 2020
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Hi EmJo, thanks for your fantastic review of Keith and our Loch Ness & the Highlands one-day tour. Glen Coe is a stunning part of the world, that's for sure. Glad you enjoyed it.
Written 17 November 2020
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Franzi
3 contributions
Great tour and super nice tour guide
Oct 2020 • Solo
The tour was very informative and entertaining. We've stopped at many great places to take pictures and enjoy the breathtaking views. The guide told us a lot about the history, the places we've seen, loch Ness, whiskey etc. I can highly recommend this tour.
Written 25 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi and thanks for taking the time to recommend our Loch Ness & the Highlands one-day tour. It is much appreciated!
Written 17 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Helena D
1 contribution
A must do trip
Aug 2020
We only had 2 days in Edinburgh and this trip was a very good use of our time as we fit so much sightseeing into one day. We had Keith as our guide and he made sure everyone was very well looked after and seemed to know about great places to visit all over Scotland. Our guide knew all the best places to go to and we spent a good amount of time at each place. The van was well equipped for covid with hand sanitisers and reminders that masks must be worn, and after the lockdown it was very nice to see so much open space and nature. I really enjoyed seeing some rocky waterfalls and some highland cows up close, I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Edinburgh.
Written 31 August 2020
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Hello and thanks for taking the time to review Keith and our (hopefully temporary) protocols to deal with the scourge of Covid. It's nice to hear our wild open spaces and beautiful countryside gladdened the heart a wee bit...
Written 17 November 2020
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John Isaac T
1 contribution
Exploring high lands in Scotland worth going .
Aug 2020 • Family
All the Mountain views, woodlands , all the Lochs . Our tour guide ,Dom ,took us to the place more than we expect . He was a great historian. As you travel , he has all the history behind those beautiful sceneries , loved listening to it .
Written 27 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi John, thanks for your fantastic review which is much appreciated. It's great to hear you enjoyed the tour so much despite all the obvious hassles this year.
Written 17 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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harrisons310
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Worth the price
Keith is our tour guide for my 3 days trip in the Isle of Skye and Highlands. He is very friendly. Everything is CO
KMcCulley021
KMcCulley021
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Amazing weekend in the Highlands
Just got home from our 2 day tour to Inverness and the Highlands with Keith as our tour guide and we had the most a
Lisa L
Lisa L
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Excellent, superb & brilliant
Couldn't believe how easy it was to book a private tour. Nick was exceptional, answering emails immediately and no
troyr775
troyr775
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Wonderful Experience
We were very lucky to get Keith as out tour guide. Very knowledgeable and loads of fun. Very considerate. Looking f
Pegasus125
Pegasus125
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A pleasant journey beyond the English border with an enthusiastic guide
We hadn't expected the scenery on this trip to be so attractive. Keith, our driver/ guide, enjoyed sharing his know
basiao977
basiao977
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Amazing
We went on the Loch Ness and Highlands tour and it was really good. Even though you spend a long time in the bus, y
sarah_twc
sarah_twc
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The great Scotland Highland tour!
Kevin McLeod was our tour guide and he was great!!! Definitely recommend this from Arthur & Sarah!👍
572alisonw
572alisonw
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Amazing way to try everything in Highland
We attended the 3-day highlands tour from Edinburgh. Our tour guide, Keith, was a very friendly and thoughtful pers
j0hnnyt1980
j0hnnyt1980
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History Heaven
Late review I went in July 2019. It's been a dream of mines to see Hadrian's Wall since I'm into Roman history. The
donnaf2018
donnaf2018
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Castles, Whiskey, & Highland Cattle...Oh my!
We had a fantastic day trip from Edinburgh to see the Highlands, castles, & enjoy a bit of Scottish whiskey. Our gu
benR1982
benR1982
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perfect way to explore the highlands!
Iain was a superb guide, and the tour was spectacular. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to get out of th
N7323QSkims
N7323QSkims
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Keep Calm and Carry Hand Sanitizer
We were beginning to think we’d made a mistake. We arrived in London at midnight on the 13th, spent the next two da
StephenY755
StephenY755
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Great day out, awesome scenery and a very helpful guide.
Thoroughly enjoyed this small group tour - max. 16 - we had just 8 in our group including 2 people who turned up on
Mark M
Mark M
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Perfect balance of number of stops and enough time at each stop
We really enjoyed this tour -- it was a great mix of scenery and history. The day was rainy on an off, which of co
Happiness821623
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Wee red bus
The wee red bus is small so you can hear the guide and at any time he can hear your question. They really want to m
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