Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo
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Experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands on a full-day coach tour to Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Trossachs National Park. Stop for lunch in Fort Augustus and more.

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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
9.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 1.5 hours
  • Callander

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Fort Augustus (lunch)

  • Loch Ness

  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Commando Memorial (photo stop)

  • Pitlochry

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore Loch Ness and Fort Augustus and take an optional boat cruise on the lake
  • Follow in the footsteps of James Bond and Harry Potter at Rannoch Moor and Glencoe
  • See the highest mountain in the British Isles as you travel through Fort William
  • Hear stories of Scottish heroes such as Rob Roy MacGregor and William Wallace
Full description

Depart Edinburgh on an air-conditioned luxury coach (max 34 seats). Pass Stirling Castle and hear your tour guide tell tales of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and the bloody battles fought out on these lands. First, arrive at Callander town, nestled at the foot of the Trossachs. Next, drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Your Scottish guide will tell you about Rob Roy MacGregor, the infamous Highlander. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond ("Skyfall") and Harry Potter ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban") as you travel to the stunning Highland valley of Glencoe. Hear the eerie story of the Clan MacDonald massacre of 1692. Travel through Fort William, home to Ben Nevis, which at 4,409 feet is the highest mountain of the British Isles. Arrive on the south bank of Loch Ness in the charming village of Fort Augustus, where lots of cafes, shops, and restaurants offer a relaxing lunch. Stroll along the banks of the Caledonian Canal, then experience Loch Ness on an optional 1-hour boat cruise. Try to catch a glimpse of "Nessie," the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Admire the impressive Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with views of the Nevis Range. Enter the Cairngorms National Park and discover "Monarch of the Glen" country. Drive along Loch Laggan before the roads climb above the Grampian Mountains. Travel over the Pass of Drumochter, linking the northern and southern Central Highlands. Experience the majesty of a mountain pass created by glacial activity during successive Ice Ages. Finally, stop briefly in the beautiful Victorian town of Pitlochry before heading back to Edinburgh city center, arriving at approximately 8:30 PM.

Includes
  • Local Guide
  • Transport on an air-conditioned midi-coach
  • Optional activity tickets (available to buy on the day of the tour)
  • Meals
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the bus stop directly outside Deacon's House Cafe.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • Children under the age of 7-years-old are not allowed on this tour
  • All tours will be required to meet a minimum number of passengers in order to run, you will be advised prior to departure if your trip is affected. In case the tour cannot operate you will be offered alternate dates or a full refund
  • Please carry cash for lunch
  • Tips (optional) are not included in the ticket price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1363 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Great way to see a vast amount of the highlands in one day. Although a long bus trip it is thoroughly worth it with lots of toilets breaks and coffee breaks during the day. Scott was a very engaging, entertaining and informative driver/guide. The only downfall was no usb charging points on the bus. Bring a battery pack as my phone battery nearly died from all the picture taking.

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May 18, 2022

This tour was absolutely incredible! Rose, our storyteller, was so charming, knowledgeable, engaging, and funny and made the experience an absolute pleasure. Her experience in storytelling really comes across, as she blends the perfect mix of history, folklore, and humour into her commentaries. Being able to hear these stories while simultaneously cruising alongside the most stunning visuals in landscape truly made for an unforgettable experience. The highlands really are something to behold as the views will take your breath away. Pictures do not do these views justice, seeing the land in person was incredibly majestic. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for an incredible afternoon touring Scotland. If you manage to get Rose as your guide, even better. We also took advantage of the river cruise option, which was also great - we recommend it!! Tips: bring cash for boat tour & tips there are plenty of stops for coffee, restrooms, and food bring a poncho/umbrella

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May 12, 2022

The King of the North, John Reid, might just be the greatest tour guide in the world. He'll regale you with tales of the Scottish past, move you from fits of laughter to truly inspiring, thought provoking moments of heartfelt reflection. John was a top chap and took us around the Highlands in style. He knows his stuff and you couldn't ask for a better tour guide. English beware, he'll destroy you with witty banter but damn is it worth having the mick taken out of you! Me and my other half had a truly amazing time visiting Glencoe, Loch Ness and many other awe inspiring sites. Hairy Coo is the only company I'd recommend

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May 12, 2022

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