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

Based on 29 reviews
Availability: Everyday
Duration: 12 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
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  • 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 one 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.

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 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. Travelling 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". Spend approximately 2 hours at Loch Ness, where you can choose to take a wonderful 5 star 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' cruise and explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle, and learn of its history inside the modern visitor centre.

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 such as Urquhart Castle and the 5 star 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' cruise
  • Food and drinks
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  • Children from 5 to 16 years old
  • Students with a valid ID
  • Senior +60 years
  • Unfortunately, children under the age of 5 are not allowed on this tour

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: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese (Mandarin) and can be requested by sending an email to tours@timberbushtours.com
  • Please bring warm and / or waterproof clothing, and take a sun-block or a hat for sunny days
  • Unfortunately, children under the age of 5 are not allowed on this tour
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  • Departure at 08.00am
  • Return by 08.30pm
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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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