Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

From £50 per person

See the best of Scotland's Highlands on a guided day trip from Edinburgh. Search for 'Nessie', meet some 'hairy coos' and see some stunning landscapes with your expert guide.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12.5 hours
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The Original experience

9.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 1.5 hours
  • Kilmahog (coffee)

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Fort William (lunch)

  • Loch Ness

  • Urquhart Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Pitlochry (free time)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Tick off the Highland’s main sites on an eco-certified full-day trip
  • Explore Scottish traditions, nature and legends with an expert local guide
  • Give the tour your personal touch with customizable features
  • Get to grips with everything from Nessie, kilts and ‘hairy coos’
  • Snap your own momentous memories of the Highlands’ beauty
Full description
Head for the Highlands, whether in search of the Loch Ness Monster or just a scenic day trip from Edinburgh. After pickup from the meeting point, relax on your group’s bus and listen to the guide’s entertaining commentary. Your first stop is Kilmahog for an introduction to the famous Highland Cows and a cup of coffee. If you’ve ever asked yourself what a ‘hairy coo’ is, this is a real treat. Next, travel up the road to Glencoe. Enjoy a 10-minute photo stop here as the unforgettable Highland views wow you. Lunch is then in Fort William, where your guide can advise you on where’s best to eat. If interested in the mysteries of the kilt, you can even get a ‘wee’ kilt introduction here. You’ll then be whisked to Loch Ness itself.  Best of all, customize your experience at Loch Ness with some personal touches. Visit the majestic Urquhart Castle, and hop on a boat in search of ‘Nessie’, as the locals fondly call it. Or simply hang out on the pier and grab a coffee with some fantastic views. On the way home, make a short snack stop in Pitlochry, a beautiful village in the heart of the country, before returning to Edinburgh.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Services of an expert guide
  • Live onboard commentary
  • Loch Ness boat cruise (if option selected)
  • Urquhart Castle ticket (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    • Meet at 2 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW • Your coach will be waiting for you opposite the Little Inn Café, next to the Hub • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure. It is important to leave the meeting point on time

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • The tour involves cross-country driving, taking up a noticeable portion of the trip. Duration is dependent on traffic and delays
    • Your guide can recommend where to grab lunch, such as pub lunches, sandwiches or, a nice hot soup
    • The total duration is 12.5 hours to have adequate time at Loch Ness, so please be prepared for a long day
    • Customers with mobility issues are welcome, as long as they are able to climb the stairs into the coach. Foldable wheelchairs can be stored in the hold
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 150 reviews

    Review summary

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    Cant remember the driver name think its eain or Allen,me the miss and 2 mates took a tour coach on Saturday 24th july,the best guide tour, his knowledge about the Scottish history through the highland mountains on the way to loch ness was every interesting, he made a few stop off to have a little breather and to take pic off the amazing landscapes, wud really recommended him, just to let everyone know when you book on line make sure you scroll down if you want to book the boat tour on the loch ness walter

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    26 July 2021

    This we think is one of the must do activity when you come for holidays to Edinburgh. The tour was very well organised with all Covid19 related precautions. The driver cum guide Garry was wonderful person. Very knowledgeable and gave lots of useful information. Planning was meticulous and stopped at some very good places for photoshoot. Loch Ness cruise was very good. Fortunately the weather was very good and it was bright and sunny and this made it further enjoyable trip. Areas where they stop for coffee at around 1000hrs, lunch at around 1200hrs were good. Although evening tea time stop is a bit short as lot of time is lost waiting in the queue for toilets (as all the tour operators come almost at the same time in the same place. This leaves little time for coffee or tea. This means when you reach back to Edinburgh you may need to find a restaurant to dine in. The bus was very good and luxurious with working a/c & clean spotless windows for good pictures. Overall 5* in all services

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    24 July 2021

    I was a bit scared about kind of this trip. But! I have to say, this journey was one of my best experience ever! From the start till to the end it was so organized.Our lovely driver kept everything under control,made sure we are on time,we could make pictures by an amazing spots. He told a lots of things about history of Scotland. It made the journey more interesting and colourful. And It assured me,that I have to come back and discover more in this lovely country. It was absolutely worth to pay for this journey! I would just recommend it to everyone, who has no much time for traveling around.As this journey covers lots of lovely places under a day. You don't have to do anything else,just have a sit, enjoy the view, listen to the stories,make pictures/ memories and relax!

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    24 July 2021

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