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Loch Ness, Highlands & Whisky Distillery Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands on a full-day mini coach tour to Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Trossachs National Park. Go to a working whisky distillery for an optional tasting. Stop for lunch in Fort Augustus and more.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
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Experience

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
  • Visit a working Scotch whisky distillery and take an optional whisky tasting tour
  • Hear stories of Scottish heroes such as Rob Roy MacGregor and William Wallace
Full description
Hop on an air-conditioned luxury minibus for the start of your tour.

8:00 AM: Depart Edinburgh. As you pass the fortress that is Stirling Castle, your Tour Guide will have you on the edge of your seat. Regaling you with tales of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, and the bloody battles fought out on these lands.
Deanston Whisky Distillery is the first stop of the tour. Here, you can take an optional tasting tour of this working whisky-distillery. If whisky is not your thing, skip the tour, and enjoy breakfast, or a coffee, at the distillery cafe, ‘The Coffee Bothy’.

10:30 AM: Drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Your Scottish guide will tell you the story of Rob Roy MacGregor, the most famous (or infamous) Highlander to ever live.

11:45 AM: 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. Learn the eerie story of the Clan MacDonald massacre of 1692. 

12:30 PM: Travel through Fort William, home to Ben Nevis, which at 4,409 feet is the highest mountain of the British Isles.

2:15 PM: Arrive on the south bank of Loch Ness in the charming village of Fort Augustus. Here, you will find lots of cafes, shops and restaurants for a relaxing lunch. Take a stroll along the banks of the Caledonian Canal. Then, experience the majesty of Loch Ness on an optional relaxing 1-hour boat cruise. See if you can catch a glimpse of "Nessie", the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

3:45 PM: Admire the impressive Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge. Get breathtaking views of the Nevis Range. 

4:15 PM: Enter the beautiful Cairngorms National Park and discover "Monarch of the Glen" country. You will drive along Loch Laggan before the roads climb high above the Grampian Mountains.

5:00 PM: Travel over the Pass of Drumochter, which links the northern and southern Central Highlands. Experience the majesty and drama of a mountain pass created by glacial activity during successive Ice Ages.

6:30 PM: Stop in the beautiful Victorian town of Pitlochry

Return to Edinburgh city centre for an estimated arrival time between 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM.
Includes
  • Fully guided tour by air-conditioned mini coach
What’s Not Included
  • Optional Scotch whisky distillery tour (£8 per adult, £5 under 18s) Book & pay in cash on the day of your chosen tour/trip
  • Optional boat cruise on Loch Ness (£13 per adult, £9 under 16s) Book & pay in cash on the day of your chosen tour/trip

When you get there

Meeting point

7:45 AM at the bus stop directly outside Deacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket (Royal Mile), Edinburgh, EH1 2PS.

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• Please note that this tour is not available to anyone under 7 years old
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Product ID: 66504