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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Heart of Scotland Tours

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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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You'll start at
Waterloo Place
Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UKThis tour departs from (and returns to) Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 07.45
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  • Pass by Linlithgow Palace
    Pass by Stirling Castle
    Pass by National Wallace Monument
    Pass by Doune Castle
  • 1
    Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Glen Coe
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Commando Monument
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Ben Nevis
    Pass by Caledonian Canal
  • 4
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Cairngorms National Park
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Scottish Highlands
    Pass by Forth Road Bridge
You'll end at
Waterloo Place
Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UKThis tour departs from (and returns to) Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 07.45
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Stroll through a Highlands village and photograph Glen Coe
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 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 if time permits, enjoy a short escorted woodland walk in the Cairngorms National Park. Head south 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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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Mylène N wrote a review Yesterday
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Despite the social distancing and the face covering during the whole journey, we spent a wonderful day with Heart of Scotland! Keith, our driver/guide was really nice and funny. We learnt a lot today thanks to him! I will recommend without any hesitation! Thanks again for this
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Date of experience: August 2020
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beekerlg2 wrote a review Jun 2020
Sarasota, Florida49 contributions20 helpful votes
Transportation was comfortable. Guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. The scenery was amazing, we loved the tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Romy T wrote a review Mar 2020
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We totally loved this day trip to the Highlands and Loch Ness. Our guide, Graham, started and ended the day tour full enthusiasm and was full of great stories about Scotland and everything we saw. The buss was comfortable, there was enough time for everything. We went home with
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Nick R, Guest Relations Manager at Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Hello, thank you for your lovely review. Keep smiling! Carolyn and the HOST team
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Spyros Bethanis wrote a review Mar 2020
Paleo Faliro, Greece2 contributions1 helpful vote
A M A Z I N G!!!! I have learned so much about the history, the architecture, the future plans on ecological power production of Scotland and many more things within 12 hours!!! Graham, apart for being an excellent driver, was jumping from past to present, so well, that I
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from WeeRedBus, Front Office Manager at Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded Mar 16, 2020
What a lovely review, thank you so much!! Graham will be delighted to read such a lovely review and we're really pleased you had such a good day. We hope to see you again, Happy Travels Jenny & Heart of Scotland Tours
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SaJaMy wrote a review Mar 2020
Barwon Heads, Australia20 contributions2 helpful votes
We had easy instructions on where to meet in the CBD. The tour driver/host Graham was fantastic, very friendly and knowledgeable. We had plenty of stops for photos of some absolutely stunning scenery and learned so much. We took the option of a boat cruise at Loch Ness and it
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Response from WeeRedBus, Front Office Manager at Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Hello and thanks! We're delighted that you had such a good day out. The Loch Ness tour is a great way to get a taste for the Highlands and we hope your kids had a fantastic time too! Happy Travels Jenny & Heart of Scotland Tours
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j0hnnyt1980
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History Heaven
Late review I went in July 2019. It's been a dream of mines to see Hadrian's Wall since I'm into Roman history. The
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donnaf2018
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Castles, Whiskey, & Highland Cattle...Oh my!
We had a fantastic day trip from Edinburgh to see the Highlands, castles, & enjoy a bit of Scottish whiskey. Our gu
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benR1982
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perfect way to explore the highlands!
Iain was a superb guide, and the tour was spectacular. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to get out of th
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N7323QSkims
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Keep Calm and Carry Hand Sanitizer
We were beginning to think we’d made a mistake. We arrived in London at midnight on the 13th, spent the next two da
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StephenY755
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Great day out, awesome scenery and a very helpful guide.
Thoroughly enjoyed this small group tour - max. 16 - we had just 8 in our group including 2 people who turned up on
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Mark M
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Perfect balance of number of stops and enough time at each stop
We really enjoyed this tour -- it was a great mix of scenery and history. The day was rainy on an off, which of co
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Happiness821623
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Wee red bus
The wee red bus is small so you can hear the guide and at any time he can hear your question. They really want to m
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251anneliesr
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Good day!
It was a cold snowy day February 11th and I was afraid it might cause our trip to be cancelled, like had happened t
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H R
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Superb!
Booked a private 3 day tour for a small group and would do it again. The office staff was extremely responsive to
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AnnetteF3690
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2 day Highland Tour
We had a fantastic tour. Euan from Heart of Scotland Tours was our guide and he was amazing. We were a small group
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mtp277
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Gorgeous scenery and the perfect introduction to the Highlands.
This was an amazing tour! Definitely the highlight from my trip to Scotland. Euan, our tour guide/driver, was brill
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MBGoGo
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Edinburgh 2020 March
Alan was a super tour guide with deep historical knowledge and enthusiasm. He was very concerned about our needs an
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Ivyall59
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Fabulous tour and guide
The beauty of the Highlands and Lowlands were on display during this wonderful tour. Iain was knowledgeable and ent
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Miss
Had a fantastic day. Iain our tour guide was passionate and entertaining! Would recommend to anyone - great way to
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Service
I had three tours booked in March and cancelled the entire trip to UK/Scotland. I wrote to Amy explaining the situa
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