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

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

From US$ 67.38 per person

If you've only got a day, but want to get to the heart Scotland's history and mystery, this tour is for you. It's the 'monster of all trips,' offering you some of the most famous sites and scenery that Scotland has to offer.

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Duration 12.5 hours
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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
  • 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
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, you will see the amazing Forth Bridges. Then try some delicious home baking 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 for lunch 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 and visit Urquhart Castle (optional extra ticket) and look for the famous monster for yourself! After lunch, visit Glen Coe, a broodingly beautiful spot that is 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.
  • Transportation
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Entrance ticket to Urquhart Castle (optional)
  • Loch Cruise
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

• Meet at the check-in desk inside Caffé Nero • Please be at the departure point 15 minutes before the tour starts to check-in • 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
  • Please note that on December 26 you will be unable to visit Urquhart Castle or take the Loch Ness cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1100 reviews

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This tour was the highlight of our trip to Scotland. I felt that we had the opportunity to see so many things that we would have missed otherwise and to really experience the Scottish Highlands. Kelly, our guide,was amazing,too. She was really fun and knowledgeable, and made the experience even better!

October 15, 2021

Loved the tour was a wonderful way to see Scotland's beauty. And as for our guide “Queen Kelly of Scott's hands down to knowledge and passion for her job and country . She really kept us up to date and full of excitement about what was next . Totally recommend this tour to anyone that want a whole day out to see and experience Scotland's AMAZINGNESS .

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September 23, 2021

Excellent day out enjoyed very much by my wife and I. We were using the trip to enjoy seeing a stunning area we had been visiting earlier in the year and it was so enjoyable. The driver made the experience into something special with her jokes, stories and some Scottish history stories and corrections. Would we go again (with same driver included) - yes we would and with no hesitation we would bring others with us. Would we recommend it to others - without hesitation we would but with the following advice "make sure you have the same driver". She was a star and Covid made us stay in the UK this year and we found Scotland "stunning". I climbed the "three peeks" during the year and Ben Nevis was the very "special one".

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September 7, 2021

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