Day trip

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

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

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours
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From US$ 67.44 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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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

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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 1164 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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We had a great time on our tour, saw so many beautiful areas of Scotland and had a good amount of time to look around at each place we stopped. Our guide Jamie was absolutely amazing! He had a wealth of knowledge about everything Scotland and kept us entertained with great stories and music. Definitely recommend this experience!

April 10, 2022

We had a fantastic day with Steven B who was funny and informative! We liked the stories mixed with the history, and adding the music was a great touch too! Lots of stops and we saw more than expected from the road, including the Kelpies and lots of castles as well as the gorgeous scenery of the Highlands. Definitely worth visiting Urquhart Castle and doing the Loch Ness boat tour (optional extras).

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March 30, 2022

Rory was our tour guide and he was brilliant. Gave us loads of information and stories of the history of places as we passed them. He gave us plenty of time at each stop and kept us fully informed of where we were/going. He played some grate music and had some funny jokes. It was the best bus tour I've ever been on and I can't recommend him highly enough.

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March 21, 2022

Product ID: 13017