Loch Ness, Glencoe And The Highlands Small-Group Day Tour From Edinburgh

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  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore Loch ness, Glencoe, and the Scottish highlands on this excellent 12-hour day trip from Edinburgh. Depart from Edinburgh by air-conditioned minivan and travel out into the Scottish highlands to Glencoe with your expert guide. Stop at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch ness at marvel at the spectacular scenery, then continue on to explore the Cairngorms National Park. Admire the majestic mountain of Craig Meagaidh and continue through the Drummochter mountain pass to visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Group size limited to 16 to ensure a personalized experience.


  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Receive discounts at selected restaurants, shops, and attractions

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Itinerary -

This is a typical itinerary for Loch ness, Glencoe And The Highlands day trip From Edinburgh -

Stop At: Rabbie's tours

Check-in at least 15 mins prior to published departure time and meet with your driver for the day.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Glencoe Mountain, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Scottish highlands, Scotland

Be moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotlands most famous landscapes.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Fort Augustus boasts the Caledonian Canal, which is a great spot to relax and watch the boats sail by. You stop here for nearly 1hour 30min to give you time for lunch and time to take in the scenery around Scotland's most famous loch.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Take a chance to go on an optional boat cruise or wander around this alluring and eerie loch.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore, and the Cairngorms, Scottish highlands, Scotland

Travel through thick pine-clad slopes and take in views of fast-flowing rivers.




The chance to see "Nessie", the Loch Ness monster

Modern Mercedes minivan with air conditioning (maximum 16 people)



Food and drinks

Loch Ness Cruise

Hotel pickup and drop off

Entry/Admission - Fort Augustus

Entry/Admission - Loch Ness

Additional Info

Minimum age is 5 years

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Please note: Check-in closes 15 minutes prior to departure

Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Mar-2020

    Using Viator was very easy. The meet up and drop off location was in well lit open convenient location on a main avenue. Our guide Ally was knowledgeable in Scottish history and provided us with many photo stops along the way. We chose the Glencoe, Highlands, Loch Ness tour. The tour exceeded our expectations in culture, Highlands folklore and history as well as native species education.

  • 02-Mar-2020

    This was a fabulous tour of the Highlands. We went in February and the Highlands were covered in snow. Gorgeous. Dont bother eating at any restaurant when your visiting loch ness however.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    So I took my two daughters 9 and 12 as well as my wife on the trip to Glencoe, through the highlands and to Loch Ness. I was concerned that the kids wouldn’t enjoy it but my 12 yr old said that the interesting facts along the way kept her really interested, when we stopped at Loch Ness we also took the boat trip which can be booked on the day. There was just the right amount of stops on the trip to either look round, grab a drink or just take a comfort break and some impromptu ones as well for great picture opportunities. The weather was dreadful but Barbara (our driver) made the experience from start to finish. It’s a long day and as long as you are aware of this then you will enjoy it. If you are a family then get to the mini bus early as then you will be seated together.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    The highlands are stunning. Not much to see at Loch ness. Driver/guide caused this one star rating. He did not stop talking for 12 hours! Constant monologue. Not just about the history of scotland but anything he could think of. Draining and exhausting. He ruined it for us

  • 14-Feb-2020

    Amazing! Aaron was a fantastic tour guide and the trip was just gorgeous. I plan to go again and maybe even try a 3-5 day tour with this company in the future.

  • 05-Feb-2020

    Easy check-in and friendly staff. Our guide for the day, Rov.. oh no sorry :P SEAN, was very very a safe driver, nice, funny, and knew SO MUCH about so many subjects related to Scotland (from geology to Harry Potter, via animal kingdoms, legends and History of course, his fav subject) that he made this very long day very pleasurable. In between the statutory stops, he stopped for photos in some gorgeous places! Thank You Sean, I had dreamt of seeing the highlands for so long, you made it memorable ! Will travel again with Rabbies next time :D

  • 29-Jan-2020

    Thank you Jonathon for a fantastic tour! We loved it! Full of historical information and loved the banter!

  • 28-Jan-2020

    The bus driver did his best to make up for the dreary weather. Dont do this trip in the winter. You are on the road for 12 hours, half of which is in the dark. I am sure that it is beautiful in the summer. Got all of the way to Loch Ness only to discover that the boat was sold out. I had two friends take the same tour with Timberbush and Wee Tours on the same day and they were much happier with their trips. They saw more and the bus driver provided them with tickets to the boat.

  • 20-Jan-2020

    Fiona was our tour guide. It was an excellent tour and we were fortunate enough to get a great weather day. The tour was interesting and informative. The scenery was breathtaking. Highly recommend taking this tour.

  • 30-Dec-2019

    Fantastic ... James C was excellent... very knowledgeable and personable. The trip was long but didn’t feel it because James’ story telling was quite entertaining.

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