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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

  • Hunt for Nessie on the shores—or from the waters—of Loch Ness
  • Enjoy some of Scotland’s most famous views from a Mercedes mini-coach
  • Hear tales of history, movies, and monsters from your guide
Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
From $58.78

See the sweeping landscape of the Scottish Highlands—with its lochs, rugged mountains, and isolated terrain—with ease. On this Loch Ness small-group tour you experience its beauty, but without worry about driving, parking, or identifying what you see. Your local driver-guide takes care of the details, while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.

What to Expect

Meet your guide and small group in Central Edinburgh. As you journey past Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, and the National Wallace Monument, your guide shares the true story behind the movie Braveheart.

After a short break in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, capture photos of Loch Tulla, Glen Coe, and 4,413-foot (1,344-meter) Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, and travel the Caledonian Canal. At Loch Ness, hunt for Nessie from the shores of the loch or rent a boat to search the waters.

Travel back to Edinburgh through Glen Spean and along Loch Laggan; if time permits, enjoy a short escorted woodland walk in the Cairngorms National Park. Head south through the Grampian Mountains to Blair Castle, and stop in the Highlands for a village stroll.

After crossing the Forth Road Bridge, with views of the Forth Rail Bridge, your tour concludes at Waterloo Place.

Reviews (169)
1 - 5 of 134 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Amazing trip, it's a must do when you're in Edinburgh

Our guide Gregory made the trip so much fun and informative. Even though it was a long trip we didn't feel bored at any point because of the music, stories and sights to see. Its an amazing experience.

Thank Nikhil2201
Reviewed 1 week ago
Comfortable ride with friendly guide, amazing sites. Trip is worth it!

Graham was a friendly and entertaining guide that allowed us to take pictures and roam on our own. Sites were amazing and the coach was very comfortable.

Thank Trikru158
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour

I took the one-day tour to Loch Ness and the highlands, it was really nice. Angela the tour guide was terrific! The tour was very informative, beautiful, well organized and suitable for all ages. I had a really short time in Scotland and yet, it...More

1  Thank dankW4212SI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic tour with Keith

We booked a private tour (3 people) which is more costly but worth every penny. Keith was a fantastic guide sharing tons of facts along the way, knowing all the best spots to stop for spectacular views, history and other interesting facts. He adapted to...More

Thank Gabrielle N
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gabrielle, Many thanks for choosing Heart of Scotland Tours recently for your private tour of the Highlands. Keith will be absolutely delighted to hear you enjoyed the day and to read your lovely comments. Thanks again. Kind regards Helen and the HOST team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best tour!

We had a limited time in Scotland and wanted to get out of Edinburgh for a day. We booked a private tour for three people and the price was reasonable. We were picked up at our AirBNB promptly, and drove out of the city. We...More

Thank Michelle M
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Michelle, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your day out with Keith recently. So pleased to hear you enjoyed the whole experience. Kind regards Helen and the HOST team

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Mishua H
June 28, 2018|
Response from spitzy135 | Reviewed this property |
It leaves at 8:00am and returns at 8:00pm.
June 17, 2018|
Response from Chinera L |
We will be arriving on the Zuderdam, which docks at 8:00 am. do you pick up at the pier?