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Day Trip to Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh

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Availability: Everyday
Duration: 12 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
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Do this because
  • Enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience in the Scottish Highlands
  • See some amazing iconic sites like Loch Ness and Glencoe
  • Explore the Scottish wiilderness in 1 day with local guides
  • Hop on a bus and discover Northern Scotland from Edinburgh
What to expect

Have you ever wanted to visit the famous Scottish Highlands ? Are you fascinated by the mystical folklore , the clans, the lochs, the wild scenery and the fascinating history ? This one day tour from Edinburgh takes you to some of the most beautiful sites in the Scottish Highlands, such as Loch Ness and Glencoe . While visiting Glencoe, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy some additional options such as 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' and a visit to Urquhart Castle .

Here's how your full day tour is going to happen. On a brisk morning, hop on a comfortable luxury coach at Edinburgh and head northwest, passing the imposing Stirling Castle , before stopping at Kilmahog . Highland cattle close up and get some light refreshment to the journey ahead. Then, back on the bus and on you go through Rob Roy country of Clans MacGregor and Campbell then over the dramatic landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount to Glencoe , one of Scotland's most famous glens, site of the 1692 massacre of the Clan MacDonald, This goes without saying, the bus will stop there for a while and you'll be able to take in the beautiful countryside, to take a look at the atmosphere in this haunting glen.

The journey does not stop there. Continuing via Loch Linnhe , you will stop in the Fort William area for lunch and continue into the beautiful Great Glen as you will pass beneath Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis . Traveling on, taking in the Caledonian Canal and the pretty village of Fort Augustus, you'll enjoy spectacular views of Loch Ness as you stroll along the shoreline towards Urquhart Castle .

Loch Ness, 24 miles long and over 700 feet deep, is famous worldwide for the sighting of the Loch Ness monster, affectionately called " Nessie ". Loch Ness, where you can go on a wonderful 5 star boat and do a ' Loch Ness by Jacobite ' cruise. Do not miss the ruins of Urquhart Castle, and learn more about its history inside the modern visitor center.

The highest point in the Highland will be Inverness , Capital of the Highlands , and only then will you start heading back to Edinburgh, crossing the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire , Including the Forest of Atholl , with an evening refreshment stop at the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry .

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What's included
  • Knowledgeable Driver Guide
  • Luxury modern air-conditioned coach
  • Written translations (on request)
What's not included
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and drink
  • Children under 5
  • All optional extras (attraction entrance fees, hole cruises, food and drink etc) are not included in the price of your tour.
Reduced price
  • Children from 5 to 16 years old: reduced

The tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

Meeting point:

The tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

What to remember

Please be at the departure point 15 minutes prior to departure.

Written Translations are available in the following languages and can be requested by sending an email to Timberbush:

  • French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese (Mandarin)

You will have many opportunities to walk around the different areas, so you can bring warm and / or waterproof clothing, and take a sun-block or a hat for sunny days. And do not forget your beautiful scenery and you will encounter on your tour!

Unfortunately, children under the age of 5 are not allowed on this tour.

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The tour takes place every day from Monday to Sunday at 08:00 am

  • Leaves at: 08:00 am
  • Returns by: 08:30 pm
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Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.
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