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

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

From US$ 61.54 per person

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

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Covid-19 precautions
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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, 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 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. Next, 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.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Tour through Cairngorms National Park
  • 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. 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
  • Please note that on 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 1118 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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At first I thought 12 hours would be a long trip to take, and going in winter with less sunlight would make it less enjoyable. But the time was well worth it and the winter experience added to the excitement as there was changes from place to place along the way, from rain to snow, overcast to clear blue skys. Our tour guild was very good and with a wonderful way of sharing history and local knowledge. Highly recommended and will treasure my trip.

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January 11, 2022

Driver excellent, good talker, kind, funny. There is a tourist trap though, at Loch Ness, you either get stuck in a very expensive place to eat and buy souvenirs or pay to go to Urquhart Castle and if you want to go to the Castle you must also pay for the Boat to bring you to the meeting place, it is an extra 26 pounds in total, if you're in a family of 4, as I was, it is 104 unexpected pounds to add to the budget. But other than that, it was amazing and I'm glad I did it, great memories were made and it was worth the money.

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January 2, 2022

This was a wonderful tour! Though it's a long day, John broke it up with small stops at beautiful places where we could take quick photos, use restroom, get snacks, etc. He had great stories about the places along the way. His obvious passion for Scotland and it's history truly made every story he told come to life. The Highlands were simply stunning.

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November 28, 2021

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