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From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, & the Highlands Day Tour

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, & the Highlands Day Tour

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours
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From US$ 65.09 per person

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Discover the heart Scotland's history and mystery, in a single day. Visit famous sites and scenery like Glen Coe, Urquhart Castle, Pitlochry and Loch Ness.

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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
8.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 2 hours
  • Pitlochry (coffee)

  • Loch Ness

  • Lunch

  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
  • Urquhart Castle

    • Optional
  • Commando Memorial (photo stop)

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Coffee

  • 2 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • See the best of Scotland, all in one day
  • Learn the true story of William Wallace
  • Look for the Loch Ness monster
  • Drive through the beautiful Cairngorms National Park
Full description

Immerse yourself in the history of Scotland on this day tour that takes you to all of the most important sites in Scotland. Visit the Highlands, Cairngorms National Park, Loch Ness, and more.

Your day begins on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, where a coach will pick you up for your day of adventure. As you head towards the Highlands, see the fantastic Forth Bridges. You can try some delicious home baking when you stop in the beautiful Highland town of Pitlochry. From there, continue on through the Cairngorms National Park, where you will enjoy stunning scenery amidst the unique wilderness of the National Park. Take a break at Loch Ness, which is famous all over the world for its beauty and mystery. From here, you will have the chance to take a 'monster spotting' cruise, visit Urquhart Castle, and look for the famous monster for yourself. Next, visit Glen Coe, a broodingly beautiful spot steeped in history. As you stand at the mouth of the glen, you'll feel the past come to life as your guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the Clan. On your way home, you pass by the beautiful city of Stirling, where you can see its stunning castle and learn more about the exploits of William Wallace that were dramatized in the film Braveheart.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Entrance ticket to Urquhart Castle and Cruise on Loch Ness (optional) £25 cash to be paid to the driver-guide on the day (no need to pre-book)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Meeting point

Meet at the check-in desk inside Caffé Nero. The tour will be unable to wait for late arrivals.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Urquhart Castle and Loch Cruise tickets are available to purchase at the location
  • On December 26 and January 1, you will not be able to visit Urquhart Castle or take the Loch Ness cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1311 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The tour was amazing and our tour guide Eddie was a rockstar. He made us laugh and had so many interesting facts on the tour. He never rushed and we saw some really beautiful views on this tour. We had good timing every stop and I felt every stop had enough time to get everything done. My father forgot his backpack on the bus and we had to call and get Eddie to come back. He was amazing and came back right away. This company is amazing and efficient. Please book this tour and we hope you get Eddie!

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December 26, 2022

It was a good experience but the check in could be better. We went from the check in desk to the coach then told not on list and went back to office then the guide chris walked off and started checking ppl in who came after us but I just went in front with my daughter and we got checked in after a few strange looks but hey

December 26, 2022

We enjoyed a great experience yesterday, Monday, Jan. 9th, our Glencoe, Highland, Loch Ness 12 hr Bus Tour . This is a Tour I would highly recommend; gives you some of the most beautiful views/snow covered mountains, lots and lots of beautiful Farmland and Sheep + sightings of the Highland Cattle.

January 11, 2023

Product ID: 13017