Day trip

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures
Day trip

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures
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From US$ 57.88 per person

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Explore some of Scotland's most iconic sites and stunning scenery, including the dramatic Glencoe, the mighty Ben Nevis and the infamous Loch Ness.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • See the beautiful and historic Highland landmarks of Stirling, Glencoe and Loch Ness in this one-day tour
  • Feast on a locally produced picnic lunch
  • Learn about the area's history from one of our passionate local Guides, renowned as the best in the business
  • Stop at quaint Highland villages on the trip back to Edinburgh
  • Go monster-spotting on an optional Loch Ness boat cruise
Full description

Head north from Edinburgh and pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle. Skirt the Trossachs (Rob Roy country) before crossing the wilds of Rannoch Moor and moving on to dramatic Glencoe, the site of the massacre of the McDonald clan in 1692. 

The tour takes you past Fort William and Britain's highest mountain, the mighty Ben Nevis, before following the Great Glen and stopping in the village of Fort Augustus by the shores of mysterious Loch Ness.

You then have the option to take a boat trip on mysterious Loch Ness and hunt for Nessie, explore the shores of the loch, or simply relax and enjoy your free locally produced picnic lunch. 

A typical lunch includes a bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches, and shortbread. Your return journey passes south along Loch Laggan stopping at one of the quaint Highland villages along the way. 

After one last look at the spectacular Forth Bridges, arrive back in the capital at around 8:00 PM.

Loch Ness Cruise option:

A cruise on Loch Ness is an unforgettable experience, where you might just catch a glimpse of Nessie. Locally owned custom-built boats are used, designed with sonar and underwater imaging systems, giving you a fascinating view of the terrain and life underwater. 

Enjoy the views with a coffee or beer from the onboard bar. 

Purchase your cruise ticket from our office on the day of the tour. Tickets cost £16.50* and allow you to board the boat immediately on arrival in the village without having to queue. The Loch Ness Cruise is subject to availability during winter months.

*Prices may vary slightly when purchased during the tour
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Downloadable audio guides
  • Other meals
  • Loch Ness cruise fee (optional)

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Meeting point

Tours depart from Haggis Adventures. After April 1, 2023, tours will depart from Edinburgh Bus Station.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Loch Ness is a long drive from Edinburgh but well worth it. Not only do you get a great experience of Scotland's most famous loch but you will travel in style on bespoke midi-coaches, which have been custom-built for your comfort. There are stops along the way to stretch your legs
  • Travel insurance is recommended
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 324 reviews

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We visited many beautiful places: mountains, lakes, protected areas of the forest. Interesting stories of the guide and short stops on the territory of Caledonia made it possible to feel the atmosphere of the life of the people of these places and breathe in the clean air of the mountainous places. I really enjoyed the trip to Loch-ness lake, I recommend it. Everything was very organized and interesting.

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March 29, 2023

The tour was perfect, the guide was entertaining and informative and even though the drive was long, the views were worth it. Lunch had vegan and vegetarian options, however it is a long trip so pack snacks. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Scotland.

March 29, 2023

Loved Loch Ness. Beautiful place. Lovely relaxing drive. Tour guide Tim (?) was very informative and including some good jokes and stories along the drive. It’s a long day of driving- but there were plenty of toilet stops. Sandwich, crisps and a biscuit provided for lunch was fresh and made our siteseeing time at the loch better spent. Recommend spending for the boat as well- interesting information given and beautiful scenery.

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March 29, 2023

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