Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glenoce & The Highlands Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glenoce & The Highlands Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

From US$ 65.34 per person

Take the ultimate Scotland tour, experience the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and see for yourself if the Loch Ness Monster is lurking under the water.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
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Experience

Itinerary
9 hours
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1.5 hours
  • Callander (coffee)

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Lunch, free time

  • Loch Ness (free time, boat cruise)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Pitlochry

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Enjoy a photos stop at Glen Coe
  • Travel through the Highlands and enjoy spectacular views
  • Stop near Fort William
  • Walk along the banks of Loch Ness, or take an optional cruise
  • See the Forth Road and rail bridges
Full description

Following pickup from central Edinburgh, you will head towards Stirling, catching views of the Castle and Wallace Monument as you venture to the Highlands.

Visit Callander, and stop for morning coffee in this bustling town described as the gateway to the highlands. Head northwards over Rannoch Moor until you reach the dark, brooding Pass of Glencoe. Stop for lunch and free time nearby the Fort William area, then follow the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Loch Ness. Here, you have some free time with the option to cruise on the Loch, or if you don't want to take the cruise you can relax in one of the bars or restaurants in the tranquil village or on the pier. 

After Loch Ness you will head South East and take in magnificent views of Loch Laggan. On the way home, enjoy a refreshment stop in Pitlochry, a delightful Victorian resort town. Then, head south through Fife, and cross the Forth next to the amazing Forth Bridge, before arriving back in Edinburgh.

Includes
  • Pickup from many departure points in central Edinburgh
  • Scenic tour through the Highlands
  • Journey through Glen Coe
  • Refreshment stops
  • Stop at Loch Ness
  • Driver/Guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch or refreshments
  • Loch Ness Cruise (Optional, payable to driver on the day)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Boat cruise tickets are available for purchase on the day from your driver-guide.
  • Bringing some snacks or a packed lunch is advisable to allow you to enjoy the time at each stop. There will be options of places to buy food on the day
  • A large portion of the tour is spent on the bus, enjoying the views of the Highlands with tales from the driver-guide
  • A small number of participants are required to run the tours. In the unlikely event this is not met and your tour is cancelled, a refund, rescheduled date, or an alternative tour will be offered
  • Several city center drop-off points are available at the end of your tour your driver-guide will discuss the best options for you as many convenient points are available back into the city center.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1189 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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What a lovely day!!! We were picked up on the exact time that was given to us. Dougie, our host and driver was incredible. He shared lots of interesting history with us and showed us around. Magnificent views. I just wish we had a bit more time at every stop. Would definitely recommend this trip.

September 26, 2022

I recommend this tour because the guide is very very talkative and explains many things, albeit with a very strong Scottish accent. Great comfortable bus, with bathroom and usb sockets in each seat. Maximum availability for the place of collection and unloading of passengers. Nice cruise (optional) on lake nessy (even if only 30 minutes).

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August 31, 2022

Brian was our driver and guide for the Edinburgh: Lock Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day tour. Brian was an excellent guide, full of a wealth of information regarding the history and scenery. We drove up through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park - Brian gave a complete narrative all the way through and ensured we did not miss a photo opportunity. Driving over to Glencoe we passed the area filmed in Skyfall, Brain played the song as we passed thorough the Bridge of Orchy - great fun! The Three Sisters at Glencoe was spectacular. The second part of the tour was to Loch Ness, we bought tickets for the Loch cruise and wasn't disappointed. Eventually we came back through the Cairngorms National Park on our way back to Edinburgh, the scenery was beautiful. We also managed to see the Forth Bridge on the return journey. Overall, nothing was missed and Brian kept us well entertained!

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August 27, 2022

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