Explore some of Scotland's most iconic sites and stunning scenery, including the dramatic Glencoe, the mighty Ben Nevis and the infamous Loch Ness where you can go monster spotting! Enjoy a locally produced picnic lunch along the way.
What to Expect
Heading north from Edinburgh, we pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle and 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.
Our tour takes us 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.
Our 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, we arrive back in the capital at around 20:00.
Loch Ness Cruise option:
A cruise on Loch Ness is an unforgettable experience, where you might just catch a glimpse of Nessie. We use locally-owned custom-built boats, designed with sonar and underwater imaging systems, giving you a fascinating view of the terrain and life underwater. You can also enjoy the views with a coffee or beer from the onboard bar. The cruise lasts about 1 hour.
You can purchase your cruise ticket at the time of booking or from your guide on the day of the tour. Tickets booked through us 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.
- Picnic lunch
What's Not Included
- Other meals
- Loch Ness cruise fee (optional)
We're not far from where the North Bridge intersects with the Royal Mile (the name of the succession of streets that run from the Castle downhill to Holyrood Palace). The 'Bank Hotel' is the easiest building to identify at this junction. Head down the hill, past the Radisson Blue Hotel on your right, and we're the blue building on the corner of Blackfriars Street. You can't miss us!
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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 we travel in style on our 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.