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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

  • Save hours behind the wheel, as you explore Scotland's Highland heart
  • Hear the haunting tale of the Glen Coe massacre from your guide
  • Discover Loch Ness—an optional cruise features underwater imaging!
Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a long way from Loch Ness, Scotland’s most famous lake—even Glen Coe is an almost 3-hour drive. Let your driver/guide do all the hard work, as you relax on your private coach and view many of the Highlands’ key attractions. You’ll see Glen Coe, Loch Ness, Kilmahog, Rannoch Moor, Pitlochry, Loch Laggan, and the Forth Rail Bridge on a tour that’s tailor-made for anyone with limited time.

What to Expect

Your private coach will collect you from your central Edinburgh hotel and head straight for the north of Scotland. Break the journey at the pretty Highland hamlet of Kilmahog, where you’ll see long-haired Highland cattle. From here, head over rugged Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe, the beautiful valley where soldiers slaughtered the MacDonald clan in 1692.

On arrival at Loch Ness, choose whether to soak up the atmosphere in the village of Fort Augustus, explore the shores, or join an optional boat cruise—fans of the Loch Ness Monster will love the boat with sonar imaging.

From here, journey back to Edinburgh, savoring the scenery of Loch Laggan and stopping in the charming Victorian town of Pitlochry. Cross the Forth Road Bridge, with views of the rail bridge, to Edinburgh, where your coach drops you at a convenient central location.

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1 - 5 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Wonderful day to look back at

Today my grandma and I went on the Loch Ness and highland tour. At 7.55 am we were picked up just across our hotel to start our day. The tourguide (‘boring’ Brian, hahaha!!) was very friendly from the beginning. He told us a lot throughout...More

Thank maikepaike
Reviewed 3 days ago
Good, but wouldn't go again

We had been very dubious as to whether we would enjoy a coach tour and in fact we were right to be dubious, it was far too long on the coach. The scenery was absolutely beautiful but you had hardly had any time to enjoy...More

1  Thank penny097
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Too long and fitted to official rest times for the driver more than interesting stops

We had not realised it would take soooo looong sitting in the bus. The atmosphere in the bus was negatively affected by some English ladies who could not stop vaping the whole trip, making the others in the bus feel like they ended up in...More

Thank Anita v
Reviewed 1 week ago
beautiful highlands

we were picked up at 07;45 and after a few stops to pick up other customers we were led out to the Highlands , our driver and historian was Martin , very keen with his work and knew a lot of what we were visiting...More

2  Thank kaylangib
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing daytrip

Thanks to Martin O’Donnell who was our driver and guide on our trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands at 29/8. He made our trip outstanding with his amazing stories and his sense of humor. He made us feel safe and comfortable with his...More

1  Thank Sightseer737795
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7 August 2018|
Response from bartell2016 | Reviewed this property |
at around 6pm depending the stops and the traffic
1 June 2018|
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Response from Eduardo César S | Reviewed this property |
Toward Loch Ness: 1 for breakfast (20 min) and another three for photos (around 10 min). Toward Edinburgh: just one for dinner (30 min if I am not wrong)
Annie G
10 May 2018|
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