Day trip

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

From $68.42 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 some stunning landscapes with your expert guide.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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)

  • Fort William (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 from the meeting point, relax on your group’s bus and listen to the guide’s entertaining commentary. Your first stop is Kilmahog for an introduction to the famous Highland Cows and a cup of coffee. If you’ve ever asked yourself what a ‘hairy coo’ is, this is a real treat. Next, travel up the road to Glencoe. Enjoy a 10-minute photo stop here as the unforgettable Highland views wow you. Lunch is then in Fort William, where your guide can advise you on where’s best to eat. If interested in the mysteries of the kilt, you can even get a ‘wee’ kilt introduction here. You’ll then be whisked to Loch Ness itself.  Best of all, customize your experience at Loch Ness with some personal touches. Visit the majestic Urquhart Castle, and hop on a boat in search of ‘Nessie’, as the locals fondly call it. Or simply hang out on the pier and grab a coffee with some fantastic 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
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 at least 15 minutes prior to departure. It is important to leave the meeting point on time

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour involves cross-country driving, taking up a noticeable portion of the trip. Duration is dependent on traffic and delays
  • Your guide can recommend where to grab lunch, such as pub lunches, sandwiches or, a nice hot soup
  • The total duration is 12.5 hours to have adequate time at Loch Ness, so please be prepared for a long day
  • Customers with mobility issues are welcome, as long as they are able to climb the stairs into the coach. Foldable wheelchairs can be stored in the hold
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 402 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Let me begin that Andrew J & Jim D are amazing! They made our trip interesting and Andrew had so many jokes to tell too! As for our first time in Scotland we had an amazing time. The views were breathtaking. Even though we've spent most of the time on the coach it was worth it! To listen all the stories and learn about history. Will definitely recommend them!

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September 25, 2021

Andrew J and Jim D were amazing!!!! I love how they delivered the stories about Scotland! I literally cried especially with the story of Robert the Bruce!! It was so inspiring and moving!! Plot twist after plot twist! We just love it!! Even the story of Simon Frasier was so crazily funny! And eventhough the betrayal between the Mcdonalds and Campbells were really heartbreaking, it was still worth listening for! I've learned a lot about this tour which made me love Scotland much more! The glens, the lochs, and the adorable highland cows made our hearts full with bliss. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ We'll surely come back again!

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September 25, 2021

Absolutely loved the guided tour, Paul E was our tour guide who was absolutely amazing. Very informative with great tips about which shops to go and which places in the highlands worth visiting. Paul was extremely funny and we really enjoyed his stories and eccentric sense of humour. We picked the tour with the Loch Ness Cruise however if you decide to stay on shore the gift shop is highly recommended aswell as the ice cream shop. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend Paul as your guide as he made it truly unforgettable.

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September 24, 2021

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