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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh

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Overview
This 12 hour tour will fit in as much of Scotland as can possibly done in one day! You will witness the stunning scenery of Glencoe and Ben Nevis before you make your way to Loch Ness for a Jacobite cruise across its deep waters looking for evidence of its renowned resident, Nessie. Enjoy traveling in comfort on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches as you witness the stunning sights that Scotland has to offer.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
521-523 Lawnmarket
521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UKOutside the Ensign Ewart pub
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  • Pass by Royal Mile
  • 1
    Glen Coe
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Great Glen Way
  • 2
    Urquhart Castle
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Pitlochry VisitScotland iCentre
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Tick off the Scottish Highlands in less time on a day trip from Edinburgh 
  • A great choice for history buffs and travelers with limited time 
  • Travel between Highland highlights with ease 
  • Enjoy ample free time to explore each stop
What to Expect
After departing from a central Edinburgh location, travel past Stirling Castle on the way to your first stop, Kilmahog, home to the famous Highland Cows. As you continue northward, catch sight of the scenery of Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe, where you can take a short break for photo opportunities. Stop for lunch at Fort William via Loch Linhe, where you can absorb unobstructed views of Ben Nevis, one of Scotland’s highest mountains. Your next stop is Loch Ness, home of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, where you can enjoy free time for exploring. Opt to take a boat ride to the ruins of Urquhart Castle (own expense). Return to Edinburgh via Inverness and the Grampian Mountains for drop-off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • If booster seat is required, please request at the time of booking.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be stored on board the coach.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Been today (21st January 20020) on the highland tour, Gary, our driver was excellent, a lot of knowledge, from height, depths,of the mountains & loch, flowers, animal’s, city, towns, villages, is there anything this guy doesn’t know about Scotland ? & whisky? A 12hr tour
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Response from Timberbush T, Manager at Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago
Dear 730kerryw, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide Gary and your Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us. I am so pleased to hear that Gary was able to make the tour more special with his expert knowledge, and history lesson! I am glad he was attentive and caring for everyone on tour. We pride our company on our professional and very knowledgeable driver-guides! I can only agree with you, Loch Ness remains a magical place and a must-see in Scotland! I hope you managed to take incredible picture of the Loch! Please do think of us again if you wish to travel more in Scotland, Best Wishes, Ophelie
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Paul was our guide and it was so good! He was so funny and informative and sweet. The tour itself was awesome and one of the only realistic ways to see so much of Scotland with only 1 weekend!
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Response from Timberbush T, Manager at Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Dear isabellebanowsky, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Loch Ness day tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us and had a relaxing day! I can only agree our Loch Ness tour is the best way to see most of the country in 1 day and I am glad your driver guide Paul made it even more special with his knowledge and entertainment! Thank you for recommending us and please think of us again if you wish to tour more of Scotland! Best Wishes, Ophelie
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Paul Henderson, our guide, gave us a marvellous summary of the highlights of Scottish history and culture. I recommend taking the opportunity for the optional visit to Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness. Lunch tip: skip the fish and chips restaurant and head to Spean Bridge Mill
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Response from Timberbush T, Manager at Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Palasatenea, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide Paul and your Loch Ness and the Highlands tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I am so pleased to hear that Paul made the tour even more special for you with his knowledge, Scottish history, and entertainment! Thank you so much for your recommendation regarding the lunch stop and the optional extras, as I am sure our future passengers will find it very useful! Thank you for your recommendation! Please think of us again if you wish to tour more of Scotland! Best Wishes, Ophelie
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I booked this day trip as part of my late husband and my birthday trip (we have been to Edinburgh for our birthdays for past 4 years) In June I lost my wonderful husband to cancer. We done part of this trip on our first wedding anniversary in our motor home almost 3 years ago.
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Response from Timberbush T, Manager at Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear calmspirit, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide Martin and your Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I am so pleased to hear that Martin made the tour even more special for you with his knowledge of the areas, storytelling and passion for his country! I was truly sorry to hear about your late husband and I really hope this tour was a good way to bring you back to your first Loch Ness tour with him a few years ago! Please think of us again if you wish to tour more of Scotland! Best regards, Ophelie
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This tour was well worth its price. Firstly, you can't go wrong with a Highlands tour. We were unlucky with the weather (foggy most of the day), but even with the decreased visibility the views were magnificent. Second: Timberbush made an impression as a reliable and respectable
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Response from Timberbush T, Manager at Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear mmokbel24, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide Kind Dan and your Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Castle day tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I am so pleased to hear that Dan was able to make your tour all the more special with his expert knowledge and commentary on Scottish history and his driving skills. I will make sure to pass on your lovely feedback to him! I am delighted that you had such a relaxing time with us and that our reservations team was able to help you in the most friendliest and professional way they could. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again regarding our day tours, we'd be delighted to advise you on the best suitable tour for you. Best Wishes, Ophelie
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By: Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours
4,261 reviews
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730kerryw
Leeds, United Kingdom
63
Kerryw74
Been today (21st January 20020) on the highland tour, Gary, our driver was excellent, a lot of knowledge, from
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leshef
Santa Ana, California
11
Martin gives a nice tour
He is knowledgeable pleasant and can be quite a crack up too. He has a very broad knowledge base to speak about
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isabellebanowsky
22
Paul is the best
Paul was our guide and it was so good! He was so funny and informative and sweet. The tour itself was awesome and
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Palasatenea
Buenos Aires, Argentina
4739
Best overview of the Highlands
Paul Henderson, our guide, gave us a marvellous summary of the highlights of Scottish history and culture. I
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christyemi
42
So beautiful
Wonderful tour of the Highlands! Beautiful mountains, and Lochs. The guide was informative and fun. So glad to
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juliecW6257PV
51
The beautiful Scottish countryside
We had a great time on this tour. The coach was fairly comfortable and our tour guide was interesting and
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MooreFamilyholidays
21
Beautiful and informative
Our guide Paul took us through beautiful Scottish countryside, to Stirling castle and the picturesque trossachs.
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LaiSein M
4615
Wonderful day in the Highlands!
My daughters and I went on this tour in December 2019 and had Stuart as our guide and driver. Stuart was such a
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C6694RFsteveb
157
Just Go!
Went on this tour December 29th. Andrew was our driver and guide and he was awesome. Great knowledge and kept
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calmspirit
Whitby, United Kingdom
6840
Wonderful day trip
I booked this day trip as part of my late husband and my birthday trip (we have been to Edinburgh for our
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mmokbel24
Budapest, Hungary
159
A lovely, unique experience
This tour was well worth its price. Firstly, you can't go wrong with a Highlands tour. We were unlucky with the
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Spankyw
Tulla, Ireland
111
Great trip to beautiful Scotland country
Great trip to beautiful Scotland country. We booked the Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle. Erik our tour guide was
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Nothappyjan88
11
Drive less do more
A friend and I recently did this tour and were quite disappointed. Although we enjoyed the beautiful scenery of
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jayofarrell
Winkel, Switzerland
50
Paul (our guide)was fantastic
Thank you very much Paul! The trip was super funny, we all enjoyed it very much! One of the best things to do in
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A9137CYalyssac
12
Best tour guide ever - King Dan and his Royal Road Trip
I had an amazing time on the first 2020 tour of Loch Bess, GlenCoe and the Highlands. Aside from the beautiful
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