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Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland day trip

Availability: Everyday
Duration: 12 hours
Language: English
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  • Travel through Glen Coe
  • Walk along the banks of Loch Ness, or take an optional cruise
  • Stop near Fort William for lunch on your own
  • Enjoy spectacular views
  • See the Forth Road and rail bridges
What to expect

Visit the infamous Loch Ness and travel through the beautiful Highlands of Scotland on this day trip from Edinburgh!

Your tour will set off from Edinburgh, headed towards Stirling. Along the way you’ll see Stirling Castle as well as the Wallace Monument. The bus will continue towards Callander for a morning coffee stop before moving northwards into the Highlands. You’ll pass over Rannoch Moor and stop for photos at the foreboding Pass of Glencoe. Your guide will also share the haunting story of the famous 1692 massacre.

The bus will cross Loch Leven at Ballachulish and stop in the Fort William area for lunch. Next you’ll follow the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Fort Augustus on Loch Ness. At the Loch, you have the choice of going on an hour-long cruise or simply taking a walk around. Watch out for the monster!

Afterwards, you’ll begin your return trip to Edinburgh. You’ll pass by Loch Laggan, which was used as the set for Monarch of the Glen, and stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry. You’ll have a chance to stroll through this delightful Victorian resort town before heading past Perth, going through the Kingdom of Fife and finally crossing the Forth Road Bridge.

Important note: This tour has a four-passenger-minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, your choice of a refund, reschedule, or alternative tour will be offered.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Fully-trained and experienced driver/guide
  • Hotel Pick Up
What's not included
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop off service
Reduced price
  • Children (ages 4-14)
  • Seniors (ages 60 and up)
  • Students (with valid ID)

Hotel pickup

Meeting point:

Hotel pickup from most downtown Edinburgh hotels and guest houses. You will be able to arrange your hotel pickup after purchase

What to remember
  • The cruise on Loch Ness is subject to change due to weather conditions
  • This tour has an 8 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, your choice of a refund, reschedule or alternative tour will be offered.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years old.
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Departure 7.45am
Schedule subject to change. Check the calendar above for updated details

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Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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