Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, & the Highlands Day Tour

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, & the Highlands Day Tour

From £45 per person

If you've only got a day, but want to get to the heart Scotland's history and mystery, this tour is for you. It's the 'monster of all trips,' offering you some of the most famous sites and scenery that Scotland has to offer.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
8.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 2 hours
  • Pitlochry (coffee)

  • Loch Ness

  • Lunch

  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
  • Urquhart Castle

    • Optional
  • Commando Memorial (photo stop)

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Coffee

  • 2 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • See the best of Scotland, all in one day
  • Learn the true story of William Wallace
  • Look for the Loch Ness monster
  • Drive through the beautiful Cairngorms National Park
Full description
Your day begins on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, where a coach will pick you up for your day of adventure. As you head towards the Highlands, you will see the amazing Forth Bridges. Then try some delicious home baking in the beautiful Highland town of Pitlochry. From there, continue on through the Cairngorms National Park, where you will enjoy stunning scenery amidst the unique wilderness of the National Park. Take a break for lunch at Loch Ness, which is famous all over the world for its beauty and mystery. From here, you will have the chance to take a 'monster spotting' cruise and visit Urquhart Castle (optional extra ticket) and look for the famous monster for yourself! After lunch, visit Glen Coe, a broodingly beautiful spot that is steeped in history. As you stand at the mouth of the glen, you'll feel the past come to life as your guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the Clan. On your way home, you pass by the beautiful city of Stirling, where you can see its stunning castle and learn more about the exploits of William Wallace that were dramatized in the film Braveheart.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Entrance ticket to Urquhart Castle (optional)
  • Loch Cruise
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

• Meet at the check-in desk inside Caffé Nero • Please be at the departure point 15 minutes before the tour starts to check-in • The tour will be unable to wait for late arrivals

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Urquhart Castle and Loch Cruise tickets are available to purchase at the location
  • Please note that on January 1, you will not be able to visit Urquhart Castle or take the Loch Ness cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1111 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Absolutely loved this tour and our driver John! you get to see so much of the beauty of Schotland in just one day. Loved John's knowledge about the country and the stories he told us. Bus was really comfortable and we got enough breaks in between for a coffee/lunch. Would highly recommend!

22 November 2021

It was a long distance that we covered, almost across the length and breath of Scotland. But it was so very interesting with our guide Kelly's narrative of Scottish history and the lovely lovely sights that we wanted the day to never end. The Glen Coe highlands were out of this world, clear lakes, larger than life mountains with autumn colors, and snow on the tops. There were photo stops at the right points, and Kelly guided us with where to eat. She even drove us around Inverness, which was a bonus. Thank you Getyourguide, for yet another lovely day.

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23 October 2021

Kelly was our guide for the day, she immediately welcomed us with open arms and made us feel very comfortable throughout the tour!! Her storytelling made everything so much more enjoyable and we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather to enjoy the Highlands :) I would definitely recommend this tour to friends and family!!

22 October 2021

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