Day trip

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 67.77 per person

See the best of Scotland's Highlands on a guided day trip from Edinburgh. Search for 'Nessie', meet some 'hairy coos' and see stunning landscapes.

About this tour

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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

The Original experience

Itinerary
9.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 1.5 hours
  • Kilmahog (coffee)

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Fort William (lunch)

  • Loch Ness

  • Urquhart Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Pitlochry (free time)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Tick off the Highland’s main sites on an eco-certified full-day trip
  • Explore Scottish traditions, nature, and legends with an expert local guide
  • Give the tour your personal touch with customizable features
  • Get to grips with everything from Nessie, kilts, and ‘hairy coos’
  • Snap your own momentous memories of the Highlands’ beauty
Full description

Head for the Highlands, whether in search of the Loch Ness Monster or just a scenic day trip from Edinburgh. After pickup, relax on your group’s bus and listen to the guide’s entertaining commentary.

Visit Kilmahog for an introduction to the famous Highland Cows and a cup of coffee. Discover what a ‘hairy coo’ really is. Next, travel up the road to Glencoe and enjoy a 10-minute photo stop in front of the unforgettable Highland views.

Have lunch in Fort William, where your guide can advise you on where to eat. If you're interested in the mysteries of the kilt, you can even get a ‘wee’ kilt introduction here. Then be whisked to Loch Ness itself.

Customize your experience at Loch Ness with personal touches. Visit the majestic Urquhart Castle, and hop on a boat in search of ‘Nessie’, as the locals call it. Or simply hang out on the pier and grab a coffee with gorgeous views.

On the way home, make a short snack stop in Pitlochry, a beautiful village in the heart of the country, before returning to Edinburgh.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Services of an expert guide
  • Live onboard commentary
  • Loch Ness boat cruise (if option selected)
  • Urquhart Castle ticket (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 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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Participants

Date

Meeting point

• Meet at 2 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW • Your coach will be waiting for you opposite the Little Inn Café, next to the Hub • Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • You can bring a packed lunch with you in order to make the most of your time at each stop. Alternatively, you will have the chance to buy food on the day
  • The tour involves cross-country driving, taking up a noticeable portion of the trip. Please be prepared for a long day. Duration is dependent on traffic and delays
  • Customers with mobility issues are welcome, as long as they are able to climb the stairs into the coach. Foldable wheelchairs can be stored in the hold
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1375 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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My husband and I had a wonderful trip today led by the incredible Paul E. And Graham. This trip gives you the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful areas of Scotland, as well as learn about some history and fun facts. Paul E. was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable about the country and passionate about providing an amazing trip. If you are lucky, he may even sing for you. The driving was great and I’m very thankful it wasn’t me or my husband navigating those bendy roads. We had a wonderful, long day and would take this trip again to see the sites! The star really is the castle and boat cruise, so be sure to book those too!

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May 15, 2022

It was a good trip overall. Nessie didn’t show up :(. A lot of time is spent on travel so be prepared for that. We had some heating issues on the bus but that had nothing to do with the tour guide or driver. I would recommend especially if the price range is between 90-100 cdn.

May 15, 2022

My friend and I had a blast on the tour! Everything was lovely and the explanations given by the guide were great. I knew we were going to see lots of beautiful landscapes, but I surely wasn’t expecting that we would be given so much info about Scotland and the scenery and places as we went. Also the music and the commentary during the ride were amazing, I definitely would go again and bring my whole family next time for this amazing journey! I honestly would recommend this tour to everyone, especially including the castle tour and the Loch Ness cruise, you won’t be disappointed!

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May 13, 2022

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