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  • From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & Highlands Full-Day Trip

    1. From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & Highlands Full-Day Trip

    Explore the beauty of Scotland’s Highlands on a 12-hour scenic driving tour by comfortable coach. See historic sights and unforgettable landscapes on this guided day trip from Edinburgh.

    Following a hotel pick-up in central Edinburgh, you will head towards Stirling, catching views of the Castle and Wallace Monument. Continue towards Callander, and stop for morning coffee, and the chance to meet “Hamish the Hairy Coo.” Head northwards over Rannoch Moor, and reach the dark, brooding Pass of Glencoe. Stop to learn the story of the massacre of 1692, before crossing Loch Leven. Stop for lunch in Fort William, then follow the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Loch Ness. Here, you have the option to cruise on the Loch for approximately 1 hour, or relax in the tranquil village on its banks. After Loch Ness you will head South East and take in magnificent views of Loch Lagg...

    I really enjoyed the trip, loved the jacobite history as we went and the music curated to the stories and the scenery. Really worth the money, probably worth more.

  • Edinburgh: Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Full-Day Tour

    2. Edinburgh: Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Full-Day Tour

    Head north from Edinburgh and pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle. Skirt the Trossachs Rob Roy country, and cross the wilds of Rannoch Moor before stopping at dramatic Glencoe; the scene of the infamous 1692 massacre.  Your journey takes you through Fort William. Pass Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, before entering the Great Glen. Arrive at the pretty Highland village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness, and enjoy a lovely picnic with freshly made sandwiches, fresh fruit, shortbread and Scottish mineral water. If you fancy something more substantial, your guide will happily recommend some great local cafes.  Take an optional boat cruise on the loch, go for a scenic hike, or just relax by the Caledonian Canal. If you choose to sail along the waters of Loch Ness, it really is an unforgettable experience. Your boat is eqipped with the latest hi-tech color, sonar,...

    The bus tour was so awesome it bought a lump to my throat in places,thanks to an excellent driver in Dougie for driving us around,and thanks to Scotland for supplying the breathtaking scenery,heartfelt thanks from me and my family.John, clare and thomas.

  • 4-Day Outlander Trail From Edinburgh

    3. 4-Day Outlander Trail From Edinburgh

    Leave Edinburgh and begin following the trail of the best-known film locations featured in the Outlander TV Series. Your first stop is the charming village of Culross. You continue to the small town of Falkland to relive the first scenes of the show, where Falkland substitutes for 1940s Inverness. In the early afternoon you stop at the Newtonmore Highland Folk Museum, which houses replicas of 18th century turf-roofed Highland crofts. These were used as a setting in the first episode of the show. You then pass Aviemore, where you may recognise the stunning hilly and wooded area of Tulloch Ghru. You arrive in Inverness later that afternoon, which will be your base for the next two nights.  Day 2 starts by visiting Culloden, which plays an important role in Scottish history and the Outlander books. It’s at the Culloden Battlefield where Claire and Jamie said their tearful goodbyes, before ...

    Our 4-day tour with Mac (MacKenzie) was incredible! It is an “Outlander” tour, but the depth of Diana Gabaldon’s books came alive with Mac. His knowledge of Scottish history was exceptional. His interlacing of the books’ fictional aspects with actual events was remarkable. For Outlander fans, this was wonderful. But even more importantly, Mac’s history of Scotland, its people, trials, successes, defeats will all remain with us. Aye, we were transported to another time. Much like Claire was, only in our imaginations. Thank you so much Mac.

  • Glasgow: Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Glencoe Tour

    4. Glasgow: Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Glencoe Tour

    Enjoy a day tour exploring the Port of Mallaig, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, and reach Glenfinnan Viaduct right on time to see the Jacobite Steam Train (also known as the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express) crossing the tall bridge. Depart Glasgow and travel north, stopping for a coffee and refreshments at a small highland village. Traveling onwards, reach Glencoe, known to many as the location for the Massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692. Take photos of this beautiful area whilst you learn about its turbulent past. After Glencoe, travel further north to Fort William. Stop for refreshments and perhaps a bite to eat before journeying down the Road to the Isles. Learn about the history of the area as you approach Mallaig, where you will spend time enjoying lunch and its sea views. From Mallaig, travel eastwards to the main attraction, Glenfinnan. Arrive right on time to see the Jacobite Steam ...

    We had a great day with Andy who was very informative and funny. It was a long day but we saw so much of the west side of Scotland. The pace of the trip was perfect and we only had 6 other people in our group.

  • From Edinburgh: 2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & Highlands

    5. From Edinburgh: 2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & Highlands

    This tour departs from Edinburgh day 1, first heading west to collect Glasgow passengers. Journey via Stirling, catching a glimpse of its majestic Castle. Visit the Wallace Monument, the towering stone testimonial to the Scottish legend William Wallace. Afterwards pass Doune Castle, location for the film, Monty Python & The Holy Grail. After lunch, time permitting, a brief stop at Rob Roy’s Grave and then onwards to the pretty village of Killin for photos. The journey continues north via Tyndrum across the atmospheric Rannoch Moor. Next stop is Glencoe, a site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan, for a brief walk and photos. Continue to the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, yet another photo opportunity (Apr-Oct). The final stop for the first day is the Highland town of Fort William, where you can check into your chosen accommoda...

    The tour was on a nice coach/tour van with USB ports for every seat. I thought this was great for keeping my phone charged between stops. Our tour guide was phenomenal! His name was Marty and he was hilarious and told historical stories along the way that had happened along our trip! He played great music as well. Almost every stop has restrooms, a cafe, and souvenirs. The tour has tons of opportunities to take pictures as well. Fort William is a cute little town. I recommend the restaurant The Great Glen. They offer breakfast-dinner at great prices. The tour and country was amazing!

  • Loch Ness, Inverness and Highlands 2-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    6. Loch Ness, Inverness and Highlands 2-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    Get back to nature in the Scottish Highlands and go for gentle walks. Spend the night in the city of Inverness and avail of a flexible itinerary on day 2. Day 1: Depart Edinburgh and head west to Glasgow before visiting the pretty village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. Descend into Rannoch Moor and pass the Black Mount and Glencoe at the site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Go for a leisurely walk to soak up the atmosphere. Head north towards Fort William and get stunning views of Ben Nevis before traveling around Loch Ness after lunch. Pass historic Urquhart Castle before arriving in Inverness, where you will spend the night. Day 2: Choose to visit the Culloden Battlefield, where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by the Duke of Cumberland. Glimpse the ancient stones of Clava Cairns and taste the whisky at Dalwhinnie Distillery. Go ...

    The bed & breakfast facility (Kinnoch) was wonderful and the owner was very helpful & friendly. We had a very good night's sleep. Our guide Jim made sure that we had good time.

  • From Glasgow: 2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & Highlands Tour

    7. From Glasgow: 2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & Highlands Tour

    Day 1 This tour begins in Edinburgh and heads west to collect the Glasgow passengers. Journey via Stirling, catching a glimpse of its majestic Castle. Visit the Wallace Monument, the towering stone testimonial to the Scottish legend William Wallace. Afterwards pass Doune Castle, location for the film, Monty Python & The Holy Grail. After lunch, time permitting, a brief stop at Rob Roy’s Grave and then onwards to the pretty village of Killin for photos. The journey continues north via Tyndrum across the atmospheric Rannoch Moor. Next stop is Glencoe, a site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan, for a brief walk and photos. Continue to the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, yet another photo opportunity (Apr-Oct). The final stop for the first day is the Highland town of Fort William, where you can check into your chosen accommodatio...

  • Isle of Skye and West Highlands: 4-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    8. Isle of Skye and West Highlands: 4-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    Embark on a breathtaking 4-day journey through the Scottish countryside, enjoying the grandeur of the Scottish glens, mountains and coastlines at a relaxed pace. Spend some time exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye and stop to take in the dramatic views of untouched nature as you pass the dramatic Glencoe and Glenfinnan. Day 1: Edinburgh - The Kelpies - Glencoe - Fort William Depart Edinburgh at 9:15 AM and travel northwest to visit the Kelpies, the largest pair of horse sculptures in the world and one of Scotland's most fascinating modern marvels. For lunch, stop in either of the small towns of Killin or Callander, passing through beautiful lochs and castles. After enjoying beautiful views of rivers, lochs, and forests, cross the wild and remote Rannoch Moor, a beautiful location for photographers and nature lovers. You then travel to Glencoe, one of Scotland's most ...

    This is my first travel experience and I must say I am very happy I did this trip. The places we visited are beautiful. Our tour guide Adam is very friendly, informative and professional. Highly recommended.

  • Loch Ness, Inverness, & Highlands 2-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    9. Loch Ness, Inverness, & Highlands 2-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    See the beauty of the famous Loch Ness and stay in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, on this 2-day small group tour. Detailed Itinerary: Day 1: Depart Edinburgh and head north across the River Forth towards the Highlands. A short stop in Dunkeld is followed by a walk along the River Tay, or perhaps at the nearby Hermitage, before you head for the holiday town of Pitlochry for lunch. There will also be the option to visit the local whisky distillery. From here the tour now takes you past Blair Castle into the Cairngorm National Park, where you will spend some time taking in the majesty of this amazing area, deep within the ancient Caledonian Pine Forests of the Rothiemurchus Estate. You then continue north and arrive at your destination of Inverness, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation. The evening is free for you to explore the capital ...

    Our guide Stefen and Dunken were sooo nice and kind! We are very impressed Stefen’s kind and funny explantion about Highland and Scotland. Dunken was also very helpful and kind to us :) Absolutely worth it.

  • From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and the Highlands Day Tour

    10. From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and the Highlands Day Tour

    Begin your tour from Edinburgh at 08:00 AM. As you pass Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, your tour guide will tell you all about the Scottish national heroes William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, and the bloody battles fought out on these lands. Afterwards, get back on the bus and head through hills, mountains, and glens, as well as the wild Rannoch Moor. Around here you may be able to spot the locations from various films such as Outlander, Skyfall, and Harry Potter. Next, you will pass through Fort William, where you will see the spectacular Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the British Isles. From there reach Fort Augustus, where if you are lucky enough, you’ll catch a glimpse of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. In this picturesque village, you’ll have 2 hours of free time where you can take the opportunity to stroll along the Caledonian Canal, grab some lunch, and take the...

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What people are saying about Fort William

We had a great knowledgeable driver called Dougie. We passed through historical highland places on our way to Loch Ness and Dougie kept us well informed. We had plenty of rest breaks. We had 30ins at our first stop, a photo opportunity with a Hairy Coo, shopping for souvenirs and a breakfast bap & cup of tea which very good. Dougie got our boat trip on Loch Ness tickets for us which were £16 each this included a discount. He looked after us all really well, ensuring we knew where the toilets and eateries were. A trip on the Loch on the boat was excellent and I would definitely recommend paying the extra to do this 50 min tour by boat. A great day out a must do trip when visiting Scotland.

Our 4-day tour with Mac (MacKenzie) was incredible! It is an “Outlander” tour, but the depth of Diana Gabaldon’s books came alive with Mac. His knowledge of Scottish history was exceptional. His interlacing of the books’ fictional aspects with actual events was remarkable. For Outlander fans, this was wonderful. But even more importantly, Mac’s history of Scotland, its people, trials, successes, defeats will all remain with us. Aye, we were transported to another time. Much like Claire was, only in our imaginations. Thank you so much Mac.

We had an amazing time althroughout the trip! Jamie, our driver, was very informative and has a good sense of humour! We were on schedule with our stops, started the journey on time and ended on time as well. It was beyond our expectations! We will definitely recommend Grayline bus tours to our friends in England who are planning to visit Scotland. We had the best experience with you guys! Thank you. Jez, Bryan and Aireen

Had an unforgettable time on this trip. Jamie the tour guide and driver was brilliant. Lots of interesting stories, picturesque scenery and good music on the bus. Lots of stops along the way to stretch your legs. Best your I've been on.

The scenery was beautiful and Dougie our tour guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable and friendly