Day trip

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 64.54 per person

See the best of Scotland's Highlands on a guided day trip from Edinburgh. Search for 'Nessie', meet some 'hairy coos' and see stunning landscapes.

About this tour

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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

The Original experience

Itinerary
9.5 hours
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1.5 hours
  • Kilmahog (coffee)

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Lunch

  • Loch Ness

  • Urquhart Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Pitlochry (free time)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Tick off the Highland’s main sites on an eco-certified full-day trip
  • Explore Scottish traditions, nature, and legends with an expert local guide
  • Give the tour your personal touch with customizable features
  • Get to grips with everything from Nessie, kilts, and ‘hairy coos’
  • Snap your own momentous memories of the Highlands’ beauty
Full description

Head for the Highlands, whether in search of the Loch Ness Monster or just a scenic day trip from Edinburgh. After pickup, relax on the bus and listen to the guide’s entertaining commentary.

Visit Kilmahog for an introduction to the famous Highland Cows and a cup of coffee. Discover what a ‘hairy coo’ really is. Next, travel up the road to Glencoe and enjoy a 10-minute photo stop in front of the unforgettable Highland views.

Have lunch in the Fort William area, where your guide can advise you on where to eat. If you're interested in the mysteries of the kilt, you can even get a ‘wee’ kilt introduction here. Then be whisked to Loch Ness itself.

Customize your experience at Loch Ness. Choose to visit the majestic Urquhart Castle, and hop on a boat in search of ‘Nessie’, as the locals call it. Or simply hang out on the pier and grab a coffee with gorgeous views.

On the way home, make a short snack stop in Pitlochry, a beautiful village in the heart of the country, before returning to Edinburgh.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Services of an expert guide
  • Live onboard commentary
  • Loch Ness boat cruise (if option selected)
  • Urquhart Castle ticket (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Date

Meeting point

• Meet at 2 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW • Your coach will be waiting for you opposite the Little Inn Café, next to the Hub • Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Packed lunch
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Bringing a packed lunch is recommended in order to make the most of your time at each stop. Alternatively, you will have the chance to buy food on the day
  • The tour involves cross-country driving and a large portion of the trip is spent on the bus, taking in the views of the Scottish Highlands with live commentary
  • Please be prepared for a long day with up to 2 hours between stops
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2651 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Santa Paul was the perfect guide on this tour around the highlands! He knows all there is to know about the highlands and the history and he told us all about it with a big heart and a good sense of humor! Adam the bus driver was a very professional driver!

October 3, 2022

Wonderful trip!! With Glencoe as the highlight. Our guide (Santa) Paul and driver Adam made sure that our bus trip went smoothly and that we never got bored. Paul entertained us with his informative and humorous stories about Scotland and the highlands. This made the hours on the bus fly by!

October 3, 2022

It was an amazingly well organized trip. It gave me much more than I expected. The bus stopped many times during the journey, so it was possible to eat, drink and go to the bathroom. Every stop was beautiful. We also saw Scottish cows, giant mountains, a castle and Loch Ness. (unfortunately Nessie didn't show herself) Paul did a great job. His humor and professional knowledge are 10/10. He was kind and helpful. The driver drove very well. Thank you everything! :)

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October 3, 2022

Product ID: 385687