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Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures
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Explore some of Scotland's most iconic sites and stunning scenery, including the dramatic Glencoe, the mighty Ben Nevis and the infamous Loch Ness.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • See the beautiful and historic Highland landmarks of Stirling, Glencoe and Loch Ness in this one-day tour
  • Feast on a locally produced picnic lunch
  • Learn about the area's history from one of our passionate local Guides, renowned as the best in the business
  • Stop at quaint Highland villages on the trip back to Edinburgh
  • Go monster-spotting on an optional Loch Ness boat cruise
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Head north from Edinburgh and pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle. Skirt the Trossachs (Rob Roy country) before crossing the wilds of Rannoch Moor and moving on to dramatic Glencoe, the site of the massacre of the McDonald clan in 1692. 

The tour takes you past Fort William and Britain's highest mountain, the mighty Ben Nevis, before following the Great Glen and stopping in the village of Fort Augustus by the shores of mysterious Loch Ness.

You then have the option to take a boat trip on mysterious Loch Ness and hunt for Nessie, explore the shores of the loch, or simply relax and enjoy your free locally produced picnic lunch. 

A typical lunch includes a bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches, and shortbread. Your return journey passes south along Loch Laggan stopping at one of the quaint Highland villages along the way. 

After one last look at the spectacular Forth Bridges, arrive back in the capital at around 8:00 PM.

Loch Ness Cruise option:

A cruise on Loch Ness is an unforgettable experience, where you might just catch a glimpse of Nessie. Locally owned custom-built boats are used, designed with sonar and underwater imaging systems, giving you a fascinating view of the terrain and life underwater. 

Enjoy the views with a coffee or beer from the onboard bar. 

Purchase your cruise ticket from your guide on the day of the tour. Tickets cost £12 (a savings of £1.00 on the standard ticket price) and allow you to board the boat immediately on arrival in the village without having to queue. The Loch Ness Cruise is subject to availability during winter months.

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Other meals
  • Loch Ness cruise fee (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Tours depart from 60 High Street, Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note Loch Ness is a long drive from Edinburgh but well worth it! Not only do you get a great experience of Scotland's most famous loch but you will travel in style on bespoke midi-coaches, which have been custom built for your comfort. There are stops along the way to stretch your legs and take in some quality Highland air.
  • Travel insurance is recommended.
  • Please note that children under 5 years old cannot participate in this tour.
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Thus was an unbelievable experience, I would highly recommend this tour to everyone! Not only was Bailey a great and informative guide but he was also very musical! He actually played the bag pipes for all of us. He was so Accommodating that he purchased CDs of Scottish music for us to enjoy! Bailley and Alex made a great team, moving us expertly through a traffic jam and getting us home on time! Beautiful trip through the Highlands!

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21 July 2022

The first part of the trip was amazing. We had a wonderful guide who took pleasure sharing the Scottish culture with its stories and songs. During the break, they provided us with sandwiches which were very good! I had a wonderful time at Glencoe with its impressive landscape between lakes and mountains. In my opinion, it would have been better to stay much longer here instead of the Loch Ness where we stayed the most. Until we reached the Loch Ness, the road was a bit long and we arrived in Fort William village. I was a bit disappointed because I found it very small. There was not a lot to do. Maybe we didn't have the best spot to admire the famous Lake. To sum it up, a wonderful trip but I would have preferred more time in the mountains and maybe less time in the bus with a smaller trip without going north to see the Lake.

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28 June 2022

good trip It's a long drive from Edinburgh, but it's worth it. You get enough time for photos at the viewpoints. On the way back, if we had wished for a 15-20 minute break at the last stop, we could have eaten our fish in chips with a little more peace :-) Apart from that, everything was very well organized. Very friendly guide Connor!

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7 June 2022

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