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

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Availability: Everyday
Duration: 13 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience in the Scottish Highlands
  • See some amazing iconic sites such as Loch Ness and Glencoe
  • Explore the Scottish wiilderness in 1 day with experts 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 that’s been the pride of Scotland for centuries? This one day tour from Edinburgh takes you to some of the most beautiful sites of the Scottish Highlands, such as Loch Ness and Glencoe. While visiting Glencoe, you will have the opportunity to do enjoy some additional options such as 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' cruise 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 in Edinburgh and head northwest, passing the imposing Stirling Castle, before stopping at Kilmahog. Get the chance to see some Highland cattle up close 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 fantastic pictures and to soak up the atmosphere in this haunting glen.

The journey doesn’t stop there. Continuing via Loch Linnhe, you will stop in the Fort William area for lunch then continue into the natural beauty of the Great Glen as you will pass beneath Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Travelling on, take in the Caledonian Canal and let the pretty village of Fort Augustus dazzle you, enjoying spectacular views of Loch Ness, as you serpent along the shoreline towards Urquhart Castle.

Loch Ness, 24 miles long and over 700 feet deep, is famous worldwide the sightings of the Loch Ness monster, affectionately called “Nessie”. There, you will have about 2 hours to discover Loch Ness, where you can choose to hop on a wonderful 5 star boat and do a 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' cruise. Don’t miss the ruins of Urquhart Castle, and learn more about 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
  • Food and drink
  • Children under 5
  • All optional extras (attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drink etc) are not included in the price of your tour.
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  • Children from 5 to 16 years old: reduced
Where

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.

Optional extras are available until March 2016 at your OWN cost (they are not included in the price) and can be booked on the day of the tour, such as:

  • 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' Cruise: £13.00 adult, £12.00 children
  • 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' Cruise & Urquhart Castle package: £18.00 adult, £14.00 children

Written translations are available for this tour 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 advise you to bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable shoes, and take a sun-block or a hat for sunny days. And don’t forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you’ll encounter on your tour!

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

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When

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

  • Leaves at: 08:00am
  • Returns by: 08:30pm
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Provider
Timberbush Tours
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