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From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and The Highlands Group Day Trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and The Highlands Group Day Trip

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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From US$ 90.62 per person

Visit Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Rannoch Moor on a full-day tour from Edinburgh and discover the area's history. Have the option to take a boat ride on Loch Ness and look for the legendary monster.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Take an exciting trip to Loch Ness and Glencoe, and see the best of Scotland
  • Experience the awe-inspiring mountain scenery, and learn the history of Glencoe
  • Enjoy listening to fascinating commentary from your friendly driver and guide
  • Sit back and relax in the comfort of a 16-seat Mercedes minicoach
  • Go for a drive under the imposing Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in Britain
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Escape the bustle of Edinburgh and take a full-day sightseeing tour of Scotland’s magnificent Highlands. Traveling in a small group in a 16-seat Mercedes minibus, get a more intimate experience as you visit Loch Ness, Glencoe Valley, and Rannoch Moor. Drive past Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, and continue to Stirling Castle, and the National Wallace Monument, commemorating Scotland's hero William Wallace. Stop for a coffee at Callander, before crossing the Highland boundary fault line. Learn about the Highland clans, such as the MacGregors, and the famous folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor. Continue north through Breadalbane, and ascend Rannoch Moor’s heather and peat bogs, dotted with dozens of lochs. Pass the majestic peak of Buachaille Etive Mor, and descend into Glencoe Valley. Drive under Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the southern shore of Loch Ness. Look out for the Loch Ness Monster or simply enjoy the scenery on this 2-hour stop, with time for lunch. Pass the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park, then Loch Laggan, and finally the Drumochter Pass. See the 13th-century Blair Castle before heading through the forests of Perthshire to Perth, the medieval capital of Scotland. Cross the famous Forth Bridge on your way back to Edinburgh.

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned mini coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Loch Ness boat trip
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Meet at Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage that is approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm and a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 595 reviews

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This was a fantastic day, helped in part by glorious weather. Great driver/guide, Nik... pleasant, entertaining, knowledgeable and engaging. Knew all the tricks and best spots to give us a whistle stop tour through the highlands. Scenery was breathtaking and amazed I was seeing it with my own eyes. Nice stops for refreshments... This trip was £52 and worth every penny. Thoroughly recommend it.

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March 23, 2022

The tour was great! We made many stops that allowed us to take lots of beautiful photos as well as bathroom breaks. Our tour guide, Robbie, also told us many interesting facts about the history and culture of Scotland and the places we visited. Thank you :) The car was very comfortable and roomy as well.

February 23, 2022

Great day trip showing the best of the highlands in one day. It's a long day trip, but the guide (Barney) was excellent and made it a very enjoyable outing. He gave us advice on what to see / do in the places visited, told some interesting stories and even played some relaxing Scottish music during the journey. A great host I highly recommend the tour company, Rabbie's, as the mini coach was very comfortable and covid-19 safety precautions were in place.

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October 3, 2021

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