Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glenoce & The Highlands Day Tour

Activity provider:Gray Line Scotland
Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glenoce & The Highlands Day Tour

Activity provider:Gray Line Scotland
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Take the ultimate Scotland tour, experience the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and see for yourself if the Loch Ness Monster is lurking under the water.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
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    Starting location:


  • Transfer

    (1.5 hours)

  • Callander


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    Photo stop

  • Lunch, Free time

    Loch Ness

    Free time, Boat cruise

    Optional, Extra fee

  • Pitlochry

  • Transfer

    (1.5 hours)

  • Arrive back at:


Main stop
Other stop

For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.

  • Enjoy a photos stop at Glen Coe
  • Travel through the Highlands and enjoy spectacular views
  • Stop near Fort William
  • Walk along the banks of Loch Ness, or take an optional cruise
  • See the Forth Road and rail bridges
Full description

Following pickup from central Edinburgh, you will head towards Stirling, catching views of the Castle and Wallace Monument as you venture to the Highlands.

Visit Callander, and stop for morning coffee in this bustling town described as the gateway to the highlands. Head northwards over Rannoch Moor until you reach the dark, brooding Pass of Glencoe. Stop for lunch and free time nearby the Fort William area, then follow the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Loch Ness. Here, you have some free time with the option to cruise on the Loch, or if you don't want to take the cruise you can relax in one of the bars or restaurants in the tranquil village or on the pier. 

After Loch Ness you will head South East and take in magnificent views of Loch Laggan. On the way home, enjoy a refreshment stop in Pitlochry, a delightful Victorian resort town. Then, head south through Fife, and cross the Forth next to the amazing Forth Bridge, before arriving back in Edinburgh.

  • Pickup from many departure points in central Edinburgh
  • Scenic tour through the Highlands
  • Journey through Glen Coe
  • Refreshment stops
  • Stop at Loch Ness
  • Driver/Guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch or refreshments
  • Loch Ness Cruise (Optional, payable to driver on the day)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Boat cruise tickets are available for purchase on the day from your driver/guide.
  • Bringing some snacks or a packed lunch is advisable, but there are places to buy food on the day
  • A large portion of the tour is spent on the bus, enjoying the views of the Highlands with tales from the driver/guide
  • A small number of participants are required to run the tours. In the unlikely event this is not met and your tour is cancelled, a refund, rescheduled date, or an alternative tour will be offered
  • Several city center drop-off points are available at the end of your tour and your driver-guide will discuss the best options
  • Pickup times will vary depending on your chosen departure point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1600 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Our guide/driver (Doug), was absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable about the Scottish history, great sense of humor and a very skilled driver, well capable of negotiating the more challenging sections or the trip. He truly maximized the overall experience. Highly recommend this tour!

April 29, 2023

Great tour with a lovely guide who really gave us the Scottish vibe. The scenery as we drove through the highlands was magnificent and Loch Ness was beautiful especially with the boat tour! The tour was a great way to see the highlands and Loch Ness!

April 27, 2023

This trip was a great opportunity to see the Highlands in one day! Although a long trip we enjoyed the scenery! I would prefer to have more time on main stops for lunch and coffee withouth rushing to return to the bus. Also the bus could have been cleaner. Other than that we had a great time.

April 14, 2023

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