Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip From Edinburgh

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  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This 12 hour tour will fit in as much of Scotland as can possibly done in one day! You will witness the stunning scenery of Glencoe and Ben nevis before you make your way to Loch ness for a Jacobite cruise across its deep waters looking for evidence of its renowned resident, Nessie. Enjoy traveling in comfort on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches as you witness the stunning sights that Scotland has to offer.


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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

We depart from the Lawnmarket, Royal Mile

Stop At: Glen coe, Glencoe, Scottish highlands, Scotland

As you continue your journey northwards you will be immersed in the wonderful scenery of Rannoch Moor and Glencoe where a short stop will be made for photo opportunities.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Great Glen Way, Scottish highlands, Scotland

We pause in the Fort William area for lunch and then travel through the Great Glen and experience breathtaking scenery.

Stop At: Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit, Loch ness, Scottish highlands, Scotland

We stop here at Urquhart Castle for those who want to enter the Castle and take the 30 minute cruise on Loch ness.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Loch ness, Loch ness, Scottish highlands, Scotland

From Urquhart Castle, passengers also have the option of taking an hour long cruise across the Loch. For those who wish to do so, your Driver-Guide will drop you off at Loch ness for the 5* Jacobite Cruise. A perfect excuse for a spot of Nessie Hunting!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pitlochry VisitScotland iCentre, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

After Loch ness, our tour passes through Inverness, Capital of the Highlands and begins its journey home. We travel down through the Highlands to the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Here we have time to grab a quick bite to eat and wander its streets before returning to Edinburgh.

Duration: 45 minutes



Live commentary on board

Air-conditioned vehicle


Food and drinks


Attraction Tickets

Entry/Admission - Loch Ness

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 4 years old.

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark the bus.

The castle & cruise currently need to be pre-booked.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your tour's departure time.

Digital translations in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian & Mandarin available on request.

Top tip - You could bring a cold packed lunch with you in order to make the most of your time at each stop - this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers

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  • 01-Dec-2022

    I do not recommend this trip if you're younger than 60. It's basically a ride in a bus, you have like 5 stops 4 of which are in commercial places (Cafes/Restaurants/Souvenir shops) in the middle of nowhere just to spend money and eat, and just one stop to really see something (The Three sisters). The rest of the time you are sitting on the bus hearing stories from the driver, which were great! But I wouldn't spend my money and my time on that. The boat ride on Loch Ness is also not worth the price. They should warn you beforehand and not promote that you're gonna be able to have a great trip and have amazing stops.

  • 29-Nov-2022

    Wonderful views, recommend for anyone wanting to see majestic highlands. Ride and stare out and enjoy the stops in between.

  • 14-Nov-2022

    Apart from the weather the over all trip was good. John was a great host and kept the entire trip lively

  • 13-Nov-2022

    Our tour guide Paul was just brilliant! The history which he told us, the singing, the jokes, the legends about the Scots, the singing and entertainment was amazing ! Definitely worth doing this trip! Have no words to describe the views of the Highlands, the Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness … just breathtaking :)

  • 11-Nov-2022

    Had a wonderful time on this tour! It was the highlight of our trip to Scotland. Neil & Martin were better than I could have anticipated, and I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Scotland!

  • 10-Nov-2022

    Excellent experience. Paul was an amazing guide. He took around on his bus across spots. Quite amazed by his knowledge of Scottish history

  • 10-Nov-2022

    Brilliant tour, well planned and professional. Brian was our tour guide and driver and he was amazing and had so much to share with us the whole journey you could tell he really enjoyed history, Scotland and being on tour with us

  • 09-Nov-2022

    Favorite part of the trip was the Three Sisters of Glencoe photo stop. Wish the trip had a more detailed description. It was not what we were expecting. We had very little time at each stop to explore. We thought we would be in a town near Loch Ness to be able to walk around on our own since we weren’t interested in the excursion. We ended up stopping at the complete opposite end with very little to do. Also we had very little time in Pitlochry and almost everything was closed when we got there. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable about the areas we were driving through however.

  • 07-Nov-2022

    The guide was brilliant how he he talked and drove that coach and remebered every thing was amazing , Felt very safe and he was so knowledgable. My only down side was the lunch stop you cannot eat your own lunch in the "restaurant " I'd call it a cafeteria , they were rude and impolite when they told us we couldn't eat our own food , there are no signs up saying you cant and the queues are so long that if they take too long to bring your food it makes you late if it raining you have to stay on the coach , so My advice would be take your own food as it didn't look very appetising. But it did not spoil the day overall it waz a great day thankyou

  • 05-Nov-2022

    This tour was the highlight of our trip. We were visiting England and decided to catch a train into Edinburgh. While there we decided to take the tour even though it was very long and would have taken the whole day. However, our tour guide, Allen, made it completely worth it. He was very knowledgeable and passionate. He was able to give substantial amounts of history that gave context to what we were seeing. I was amazed at how beautiful the Highlands were. We have zero regrets for taking the tour.. A few things to note: yes there is a lot of driving. Yes you spend a lot of time in the coach car. Arrive early if you want to assure that you are seated next to you the person you're traveling with. Wear layers it's very cold in the Highlands. Bring snacks if you think you will need some on the road but there are stops for food. The food is not great but you won't starve to death. It was helpful to have electronic devices and a battery pack. Although there were USB charging stations on the bus, mine was not working. There are other buses that come to the same sites. We took the tour on a Sunday and so maybe that made it more manageable. So consider which day you take the tour and it may help some of the complaints others have had about crowding at the stops. Overall completely enjoyable and we are very grateful to Allen for a wonderful tour

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