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
Likely to sell out Booked 35 times yesterday

From US$ 69.64 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 35 times yesterday

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

  • 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

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 2167 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Amazing trip across the beautiful Highlands. Our driver/guide made it 120% much better. He gave us a bit of history of each sights, anecdotes or facts, timed perfectly well so you can see the sights, understand its wonder, and appreciate it much better. The choice of music was also on-point, allowing you to immerse in the journey. Very patient and knowledgeable guide + amazing scenery, I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to get the full glimpse of the Highlands in a day!

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August 9, 2022

Overall, I thought it was good however few things to be mindful or needs improvements. 1. The stops at various places including lunch at Ben Nevis, Loch Ness and a small village isn’t long enough as you only get 30 mins and there’s so many other tour operators in at the same time so you literally don’t have time to buy any food or shop around! 2. The Loch Ness boat ride was a mere 30 mins to get you to the other side to catch your coach again! This definitely can be improved by sailing around the lake abit more. 3. The tour needs to be increased by 1 hour to allow a more thorough enjoyable experience!

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August 7, 2022

Really enjoyed this tour. The Highlands and Loch Ness were beautiful, got to meet some hairy coos and see a lot of the Scottish countryside. A lot of the tour is spent on the bus, but it's comfy and the guides have lots of interesting stories to keep you entertained.

August 6, 2022

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