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2-Day Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh provided by Highland Experience Tours

2-Day Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The lakes, glens, and historic landmarks of the Scottish Highlands are within easy reach of Edinburgh. On this 2-day Highlands tour, enjoy more time to take photos and admire the region’s natural beauty than compared with a day trip. Visit Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, and Ben Nevis; discover the legend of Loch Ness; and enjoy optional tours of Culloden Battlefield and a whisky distillery (own expense).
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5 stops
Day 1
Into the Highlands
Day 2
History and Whisky
  • Get expansive, photo-friendly views of the Scottish Highlands
  • Optional Loch Ness cruise, whisky tour, and Culloden visit (own expense)
  • Choice of accommodations to suit all budgets
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Edinburgh
What to Expect
On the first day, meet in central Edinburgh to board your air-conditioned bus or coach and, after stopping in Glasgow to pick up the rest of your group, continue to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Stop at Luss Beach for views across Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond Mountain, and continue to Loch Tulla, for more photo opportunities. Continue north to Glen Coe, where you take in the scenery and learn more about the region’s history, including the 17th-century MacDonald Clan Massacre, from your guide. Next, stop in Fort William to see Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, and enjoy lunch (own expense). In the afternoon, journey east to Loch Ness and your accommodation for the evening (depending on tour option selected). Begin the second day by exploring Loch Ness, where you can opt to cruise around the lake or tour the lakeside Urquhart Castle (both optional, own expense). Continue to the notorious Culloden Battlefield (entrance fees not included), and visit a traditional Scotch whisky distillery, where you can tour the distillery and sample a dram of whisky (own expense). Make a final stop at a village in Perth and Kinross, before returning to Edinburgh.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight accommodation as per selected
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 3 years old
  • Luggage restriction: 1 suitcase 55x40x20cm - 15 kg & 1 backpack/handbag per person
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Popular mentions
Steve C wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi was a great trip but the tour guild Michael made it for us all , a great guy and full of knowledge from the start to finish would highly recommend and if you get Michael as your guild your in for a treat :)
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Date of experience: October 2020
World Nix wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our first visit to Edinburgh was fantastic and the Highlands tour was amazing! We enjoyed the trip to Glasgow and the scenery at Loch Ness was superb. The most impressive view was at the Island of Skye and the spectacular Skye Bridge.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from ExperienceTeam, Front Office Manager at 2-Day Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Hi there, I'm so glad to hear that you had a great time whilst on tour - The Isle of Skye is definitely a must visit for anyone coming to Scotland! It sounds like you managed to see a lot of the beautiful scenery whilst on your tour! We would love to welcome you back on another tour one day! Kind Regards, Kirsty
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Katy Bracelin wrote a review Oct 2019
Brentwood, California13 contributions
This trip to the Highlands was absolutely amazing. Beautiful setting, great history and landmarks, delicious food, and wonderful overnight stay at the Inch. Steven B., our guide, couldn’t have done a better job. His stories along the way were captivating. I highly recommend this
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Date of experience: October 2019
Larde75 wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
We went on a one-day-tour of the Highlands and it was great! The views were just breathtaking, it is an unbelievably beautiful place. Spectacular views, especially if you manage to sit at the front of the bus, as we did. Our driver Jason and especially our guide John were very
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Date of experience: October 2019
Andrea K wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions
This trip managed to exceed my already high expectations. Insightful, fun, and definitely one for the books. Seeing Loch Ness was stunning, and the Highlands were breathtaking! Glen Coe will forever be in my heart. Our Tour Guide, Josh, created a comfortable and enjoyable
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Date of experience: September 2019
About the operator

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By: Highland Experience Tours
Scotland Adventure
Its our first time in Scotland, we stayed in the old town of Edinburgh. On our second day, we went to Highland, the
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Claudia S
It was a really good experience. Landscapes astonishing. The best thing of the tour was absolutely our guide , Merc
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Don’t Miss Out
This was a fantastic day trip right from the pickup at 8am just a 3 minute walk from our hotel to our return back t
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Emma N
Beautiful surroundings and interesting stories!
Amazing tour. We had Michael as our guide who was so engaging and knowledgeable and very friendly! I visited with m
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Loved it!
This was the first time I have seen the highlands and I really enjoyed it! Our driver/guide Michael was so lovely a
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Awesome Experience
This was my first tour of this kind and I absolutely loved it! I really enjoyed how organised it was. Our driver (R
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Extremely enjoyable
The highlands were extremely beautiful and the tour made the trip many times more worth the visit. The tour guide w
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Highly recommended.
This year we decided to do something different on our holiday. We switched the Spanish beaches for the beautiful Sc
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Was a wonderful trip. Michael provided commentary and mixed in music based off of the location to make it a fun tri
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Excellent day trip
I did this tour provided by Grayline. Loved it !! This 12 hr day trip made my visit to Edinburgh even more memora
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very disappointing
Our driver, John was a most pleasant fellow, and seemed to be very sorry for the several deficiencies throughout th
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Robert M
Hidden Gem
I'd heard about this place so often and when I finally got there was absolutely amazed at the stonework outside but
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Great experience!
I took the trip with a friend in July 2019. I loved the experience! Our guide John made the trip interesting and fi
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Great time on tour!
I've been on 3 different tours with this company and would highly recommend traveling with them if you want to see
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Fantastic day in the Scottish Highlands
Our guide John S was great, kept everyone smiling and was very informative with his story telling. This was the hig
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Key Details
  • Glen Coe, Ben Nevis, and 2 more
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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