Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness And Glen Coe Day Trip From Edinburgh

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Immerse yourself in spectacular scenery, beguiling mystery and dramatic history on this day trip from Edinburgh. Traveling to the Scottish Highlands, witness the stunning vistas of Cairngorms National Park and cruise along world-famous Loch Ness in search of the Loch Ness Monster. Admire an ancient castle in Stirling and learn about the massacre at Glen Coe and the adventures of Scottish legend William Wallace, whose life is depicted in the film Braveheart. Be sure to bring your camera to capture stunning views and maybe even a glimpse of Nessie!


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Meet at a central location in Edinburgh and head toward the Scottish Highlands on a comfortable coach to begin your daylong adventure. On the way, see the impressive new Queensferry Crossing and the Forth Railway Bridge (UNESCO Heritage Site), a red cantilever bridge connecting Edinburgh to the countryside. Stop in the picturesque town of Pitlochry for a cup of tea or some home-baked cakes (own expense).

Make your way through Britains highest mountain range in Cairngorms National Park, taking in sensational panoramas at every turn. Then, arrive at Loch Ness, where you will have time to have lunch at a nearby restaurant or enjoy a picnic (own expense).

If weather conditions permit, hop on a boat with your guide and enjoy a cruise and tour the famous ruins of Urquhart Castle (own expense) around this world-famous loch. Keep your eyes peeled for the legendary Loch Ness Monster, a dinosaur-like creature who some believe lurks deep beneath these waters. Have your camera ready even if you dont spot Nessie, the atmospheric Loch Ness area is beautiful.

Should you choose not to take the boat and castle tour - free time to explore the charming highland village of Drumnadrochit.

Continue your drive to Glen Coe, a lushly rugged glen formed by an ice age glacier. Learn how this breathtaking place was the site of a terrible massacre in 1692 that took the lives of scores of members of the MacDonald clan.

On the way back to Edinburgh, pass by Stirling, an ancient Scottish city known as the Gateway to the Highlands. Admire the towns magnificent cliffside castle as you hear tales of William Wallace, a medieval Scottish war hero who was immortalized in the Oscar-winning filmBraveheart. Your tour concludes in central Edinburgh.

Inclusions for Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness And Glen Coe Day Trip From Edinburgh

  • Transport by air-conditioned mini coach
  • Local live driver guide
  • Panoramic windows

Exclusions for Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness And Glen Coe Day Trip From Edinburgh

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Urquhart Castle Tour
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • What an amazing, breathtakingly beautiful country! Our tour guide, Rob, was absolutely incredible: engaging, personable, and so much fun! The tour was on Boxing Day so a lot of things were closed. Rob made sure that we found a great place to eat and adjusted the tour so that we would not miss anything. I would recommend this tour to anyone wishing to get a taste of the incredible Scottish Highlands in one day.

  • A long but fantastic day out.
    Our tour guide, the kilted Stephen, was amusing, and full of information.
    The scenery is spectacular of course, particularly if you are from the flattest part of the UK, as I am.
    Do take the Loch Ness cruise, it's well worth the extra money.

  • Very informative guide, beautiful views and lots of laughs onboard! Came with my daughter for my birthday and would gladly do it again next time around!

  • The scenry was soectacular. Our guide was fun and very informative. I'm not sure if I would recommend the additional boat ride on Loch Ness only because in the peak season there are many people and it is almost impossible to hear theguide information. Pitlochey is not really a part of the tour, only a toilet stop. It was a lovely place and wish we could have explored a little. The stop in Glen Coe was beyond words in beauty. My only wish would be that we could have explored some of the small towns and/or the locks connecting the lochs.

  • Glencoe is the highlight of this trip,be prepared for a long journey.if possible try to book on a sunny day so you can appreciate the Loch Ness tour,and enjoy the beauty of the highlands.

  • This was a wonderful experience. Our guide, David, was funny and informative. He saw that we had some good leg stretch time and ability to spend some time in the highlands. We really enjoyed our day. My daughter especially loved meeting some wildlife up close as a part of our experience.

  • We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, our bus driver Fernando and guide Barbara were lovely and very informative. I must admit I was initially disappointed that we did not have a Scottish speaking guide, Barbara did a wonderful and entertaining job. It would be nice to spend a bit longer in some places

  • The trip took you through the most beautiful landscape. The tour guide was very informed and the information he gave us was both interesting and entertaining. Loch Ness was amazing and the cruise added expense, but worth it on the loch was very nice, comfortable and informative about the loch. We only had three days in Scotland and this was a great way to see it. I would recommend this excursion.

  • The tour was amazing! We were able to see so much in one day. Our tour guide Steven was the best!! I highly recommend this tour.

  • The guide Brian made the trip amazing. But there were too many people and would have liked longer stays in various places.

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