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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$ 82.30 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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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
  • 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.

  • 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
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4.6 /5

based on 1191 reviews

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Had the best day. Our driver and tour guide Rob was fantastic. Rob was very informative and had many stories to tell. The beauty of the Scottish Highlands is so spectacular I will definitely be back again. Make sure you chose the boat cruise and visit the castle. Both are awesome. Cruising on Loch Ness was gorgeous and serene. The weather was perfect and stops along the way were also fabulous. Loved every minute.

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June 25, 2022

I absolutely loved my trip , Alex the driver/tour guid was great he told us history about the place he was patient he kept us entertained . Extremely helpful - the tour company is lucky to have such a charismatic and helpful employee. I will book another tour with your company and hope Alex is the tour representative again! Thanks Alex - all your well researched Scottish stories shall stick with me!

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June 17, 2022

The tour was amazing, we were lucky enough to travel with William as our guide who was simply brilliant. He taught us so much about the history of Scotland throughout the day and I'm pretty sure he's also a comedian as he kept us laughing from start to finish. The only thing I would change is that it would have been nicer to have more time at Glen Coe and less at one of the other stop off breaks, otherwise perfect! Great way to see the sights and learn at the same time. Would 100% recommend to all.

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June 5, 2022

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