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Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures

From US$ 57.37 per person

Explore some of Scotland's most iconic sites and stunning scenery, including the dramatic Glencoe, the mighty Ben Nevis and the infamous Loch Ness.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • See the beautiful and historic Highland landmarks of Stirling, Glencoe and Loch Ness in this one-day tour
  • Feast on a locally produced picnic lunch
  • Learn about the area's history from one of our passionate local Guides, renowned as the best in the business
  • Stop at quaint Highland villages on the trip back to Edinburgh
  • Go monster-spotting on an optional Loch Ness boat cruise
Full description

Head north from Edinburgh and pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle. Skirt the Trossachs (Rob Roy country) before crossing the wilds of Rannoch Moor and moving on to dramatic Glencoe, the site of the massacre of the McDonald clan in 1692. 

The tour takes you past Fort William and Britain's highest mountain, the mighty Ben Nevis, before following the Great Glen and stopping in the village of Fort Augustus by the shores of mysterious Loch Ness.

You then have the option to take a boat trip on mysterious Loch Ness and hunt for Nessie, explore the shores of the loch, or simply relax and enjoy your free locally produced picnic lunch. 

A typical lunch includes a bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches, and shortbread. Your return journey passes south along Loch Laggan stopping at one of the quaint Highland villages along the way. 

After one last look at the spectacular Forth Bridges, arrive back in the capital at around 8:00 PM.

Loch Ness Cruise option:

A cruise on Loch Ness is an unforgettable experience, where you might just catch a glimpse of Nessie. Locally owned custom-built boats are used, designed with sonar and underwater imaging systems, giving you a fascinating view of the terrain and life underwater. 

Enjoy the views with a coffee or beer from the onboard bar. 

Purchase your cruise ticket from your guide on the day of the tour. Tickets cost £12 (a savings of £1.00 on the standard ticket price) and allow you to board the boat immediately on arrival in the village without having to queue. The Loch Ness Cruise is subject to availability during winter months.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Loch Ness visit

    • The Great Glen visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Picnic

  • Equipment
    • Audio guide: Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

    • Not included: audio guide in live_tour_guide

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Meeting point

Tours depart from 60 High Street, Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Loch Ness is a long drive from Edinburgh but well worth it. Not only do you get a great experience of Scotland's most famous loch but you will travel in style on bespoke midi-coaches, which have been custom-built for your comfort. There are stops along the way to stretch your legs
  • Travel insurance is recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 271 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Loved Loch Ness. Beautiful place. Lovely relaxing drive. Tour guide Tim (?) was very informative and including some good jokes and stories along the drive. It’s a long day of driving- but there were plenty of toilet stops. Sandwich, crisps and a biscuit provided for lunch was fresh and made our siteseeing time at the loch better spent. Recommend spending for the boat as well- interesting information given and beautiful scenery.

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November 10, 2022

Worth every penny it cost. Perfectly planned. During the trip they will show you lot of things but you'll also have plenty time for yourself and exploring. Even during the long way to Highlands you don't feel bored. Just small advice: when youll entrance the bus take a seat on your left and be sure it's next to window. Thank me later Guide was absolutely amazing. Energetic funny and also full of precious information. Like it and if I come to Scotland I'll deffinitely try another their trip.

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October 18, 2022

Surprisingly fantastic landscapes if you want to see a lot it's definitely worth it but you're going to spend a long day that you should know and the audio guide runs on your own cell phone, which means you have to take a charging cable and headphones with you (if I had known beforehand I would be very grateful)

September 25, 2022

Product ID: 23993