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

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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’!
  • 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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Great trip with great guide. Fun, facts and stories in one. The scenery was magnificent Extra plus for the bagpipe play as a signal to return to the bus.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Highlands, Loch Ness and Glen Coe tour was highly informative and engaging. Young Josh was a marvel at yarn spinning and improvising with the group. With time to engage and time to rest/reflect throughout, I'd recommend this trip to anyone 💙

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was already very excited about this trip and building high expectations about the day itself. Everything was absolutely fantastic!! The organisation was perfect and the day went quite fast (even though is a 12h trip). We visited some of the most popular places in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 113gusy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour has satisfied my expectations, giving me a wonderful taste of the Highlands. Special thanks to Josh, which spiced up the trip with trivia and jokes(which are always welcome) and together with Stewart, the driver, managed like a pro a closed road which caused...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Valerio A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We liked it very much. It was a pleasant day trip, well organised. We loved the live back-pipe performances in advace to departure at all stops.

Date of experience: August 2019
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August 8, 2019|
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Response from firstmn | Reviewed this property |
Not on our bus. We made bio-stops though.
July 29, 2019|
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Response from 777sirdon | Reviewed this property |
It is approxiamately a 12 hour day so if you leave 7.30/8am you should be back for 7.30 - 8pm. NB pay attention to that word should as assumes no traffic jams, bad weather, lost/late fellow passengers, etc. On ours we... More
July 19, 2019|
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Response from texansteve | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know of any. The meeting point does serve coffee and basic bakery items. We took snacks along with us. Lunch is at Loch Ness and there are only a handful of restaurants there, I don’t know that any are strictly veg... More
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