Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo
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Experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands on a full-day coach tour to Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Trossachs National Park. Stop for lunch in Fort Augustus and an optional boat trip.

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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
9.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 1.5 hours
  • Callander

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Fort Augustus (lunch)

  • Loch Ness

  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Commando Memorial (photo stop)

  • Pitlochry

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore Loch Ness and Fort Augustus and take an optional boat cruise on the lake
  • Follow in the footsteps of James Bond and Harry Potter at Rannoch Moor and Glencoe
  • See the highest mountain in the British Isles as you travel through Fort William
  • Hear stories of Scottish heroes such as Rob Roy MacGregor and William Wallace
Full description

Depart Edinburgh on an air-conditioned luxury coach (max 57 seats). Pass Stirling Castle and hear your tour guide tell tales of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and the bloody battles fought out on these lands. First, arrive at Callander town, nestled at the foot of the Trossachs. Next, drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Your Scottish guide will tell you about Rob Roy MacGregor, the infamous Highlander. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond ("Skyfall") and Harry Potter ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban") as you travel to the stunning Highland valley of Glencoe. Hear the eerie story of the Clan MacDonald massacre of 1692. Travel through Fort William, home to Ben Nevis, which at 4,409 feet is the highest mountain of the British Isles. Arrive on the south bank of Loch Ness in the charming village of Fort Augustus, where lots of cafes, shops, and restaurants offer a relaxing lunch. Stroll along the banks of the Caledonian Canal, then experience Loch Ness on an optional 1-hour boat cruise. Try to catch a glimpse of "Nessie," the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Admire the impressive Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with views of the Nevis Range. Enter the Cairngorms National Park and discover "Monarch of the Glen" country. Drive along Loch Laggan before the roads climb above the Grampian Mountains. Travel over the Pass of Drumochter, linking the northern and southern Central Highlands. Experience the majesty of a mountain pass created by glacial activity during successive Ice Ages. Finally, stop briefly in the beautiful Victorian town of Pitlochry before heading back to Edinburgh city center, arriving at approximately 8:30 PM.

Includes
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Experienced 'Hairy Coo' Driver-Guide providing live commentary and story telling throughout
  • Transport on an air-conditioned midi-coach
  • Regular Comfort Breaks
  • Optional curise can be purchased on morning of tour
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • No Wi-Fi
  • No restroom on board
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Wheelchair users
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)

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Meeting point

Meet outside Deacons' House Cafe. The tour will not wait for latecomers under any circumstances and there will be no refunds for missed tours. It is vitally important that if you are arriving at the departure point by taxi or local bus that you leave enough time to get there.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • All tours will be required to meet a minimum number of passengers in order to run, you will be advised prior to departure if your trip is affected. In case the tour cannot operate you will be offered alternate dates or a full refund
  • For insurance reasons, children must be aged 7 or older to join the tour. You will need to provide a photographic ID as proof of age
  • All passengers must be at least 120 cm tall, regardless of age
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1788 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Good choice if you are not spending much time in Edinburgh. In one day you can get to Highlands and Loch Ness in a cool atmosphere (traveled with Steve, highly recommend) while listening to many interesting facts about Scotland. Considering you make around 500 km and the guide is there for you for 12 hours straight, it is a great value for money. I really had a good time.

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January 18, 2023

This tour with guide John was spectacular, I had never met a guide with such a sense of humor and tireless as this one. He made a day of bus travel fun. The landscapes are spectacular, and the stops also make sense, there aren't those stops to foist things on. The village where we stopped to see Loch Ness has many services such as cafes and places to eat, and it is beautiful. We caught snow and it even snowed while we were in the village, which made the experience even more interesting.

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January 18, 2023

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! I am not someone who likes organised tours and especially 12 hours but this one was awesome thanks to our guide Brian Smith!!! The detailed stories and history of the areas we visited, the wonderful jokes and great humour, and The perfect playlist! And incredible driver…safety first and I couldn’t have felt more safe with Brian at the wheel on those sketchy roads! I wish I had known..I would have booked all my tours with Hairy Coo!!! This particular tour had it all to get a first taste of the highlands. Brian thank you for making my day visit of such a breathtaking place even more perfect and amazing!!! I could not I have asked or wished for more! Perfect! Recommend this tour 110%

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January 16, 2023

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