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Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Glen Coe Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Overview
Immerse yourself in spectacular scenery, beguiling mystery and dramatic history on this day trip from Edinburgh. Traveling to the Scottish Highlands, witness the stunning vistas of Cairngorms National Park and cruise along world-famous Loch Ness in search of the Loch Ness Monster and tour Urquhart Castle ruins. Admire an ancient castle in Stirling as you pass by, learn about the massacre at Glen Coe and the adventures of Scottish legend William Wallace, whose life is depicted in the film ‘Braveheart.’ Be sure to bring your camera to capture stunning views and maybe even a glimpse of ‘Nessie’!

Please note on December 26 there will be no castle or cruise available
Highlights
  • Combine the sights of the Scottish Highlands in a single tour from Edinburgh
  • Eliminate the need for renting a car with round-trip transportation
  • Focus on scenery and guide commentary while someone else drives
  • Opt to take a cruise on Loch Ness at an additional cost
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in central Edinburgh to board your vehicle bound for Inverness. Enjoy the fact that you don't have to puzzle over logistics or traffic. Pass the Forth Railway Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stop in Pitlochry for a snack (own expense). Drive through Cairngorms National Park, where you can focus on taking in the views while your guide narrates information about the landscape. At Loch Ness, spend some free time exploring and eat lunch (own expense). Cruises on the loch are available at additional cost. Move on to Glen Coe, a landscape composed of waterfalls, rivers, ridges, and mountain peaks. Your guide fills you in on the ancient MacDonald clan that resided here before turning back toward Edinburgh. Pass Stirling Castle, pausing for photos of the royal residence, and learn about its history with William Wallace and the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Return to Edinburgh for drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local live driver guide
  • Panoramic windows
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Urquhart Castle Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
  • English Only
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steven B was an excellent guide on this day trip! His passion for Scotland and knowledge made the day speed by. It was really a pleasure to see a place so special to history, but also so special to the guide himself. I highly recommend this opportunity!
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This was a very good way to explore Scotland. Our guide was very well informed and enthusiastic. Given the fact they cover almost 400 miles in a day, it was going to be a tough. Tour is very well planned. The scenary was great. Fall colours added to the charm.
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The view is incredibly beautiful. And our guide was Erin, she’s so has so much energy and know well. We discussed about the song, Caledonia, Loch Ness monster so many things and she was so helpful. I love her!
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Although it was a long day(12 hours) we really enjoyed it. The highlands were beautiful, loch ness and Urquhart Castle we loved too, and a 10 minute presentation has a lovely end, so worth watching before you walk round the ruins. Would recommend paying the extra £20 each to do
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An absolutely wonderful trip that takes you all over some of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, from Edinburgh to Inverness and everywhere in between. Because of the distance that we covered there wasn't a lot of walking time, and most of our time was spent on the bus (which
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