Day trip

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
Booked 24 times yesterday

From US$ 69.75 per person

Booked 24 times yesterday

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.

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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)

  • 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 the 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 the Fort William area, 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. Choose to 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

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Meeting point

Meet opposite the Little Inn Café, next to the Hub.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Packed lunch
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Bringing a packed lunch is recommended 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 and a large portion of the trip is spent on the bus, taking in the views of the Scottish Highlands with live commentary
  • Please be prepared for a long day with up to 2 hours between stops
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3158 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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This experience was wonderful! Highly recommend! We were so lucky to have Paul as our tour guide! He was so passionate, Very knowledgeable and there was so much history with his stories. he end of the tour you'll get to say you knew scotland not just by the beauty of the sceneries but with the history behind it.

December 8, 2022

Our guide Erin and the driver (I think his name was Grahem) provided a fantastic, informative and safe journey across the highlands. Erin in particular is an absolute gem - she knows her stuff, is super kind and fun and she always kept it consistently interesting. She even shared her Scottish playlist at the end of the trip with me that she played during the trip, honestly, one of the best group experiences I’ve had. Perfect for solo travellers or groups, you’re in good hands!

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December 7, 2022

Went on the tour with Paul Santa and Adam G who were absolutely amazing. Paul kept us entertained the entire day, and Adam is a very cautious driver and we could tell we were in safe hands. The tour itself is OK because you cover a lot of ground and can enjoy the scenery and hear stories about Scottish history, but there's really not much to do. Glencoe is just a picture stop and you can skip the boat ride on Loch Ness (it's very short and there's really nothing to it).

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December 4, 2022

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