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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Take the ultimate Scotland tour and see for yourself if the Loch Ness Monster is lurking under the water. During your journey you will catch views of Stirling Castle and The Wallace Monument
  • Save hours behind the wheel, as you explore Scotland's Highland heart
  • Hear the haunting tale of the Glen Coe massacre from your guide
  • Discover Loch Ness—an optional cruise features underwater imaging!
  • See glens, lochs, moors, and villages from a comfortable private coach
What to Expect
Your private coach will collect you from your central Edinburgh hotel and head straight for the north of Scotland. Break the journey at the pretty Highland hamlet of Kilmahog, where you’ll see long-haired Highland cattle. From here, head over rugged Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe, the beautiful valley where soldiers slaughtered the MacDonald clan in 1692.
On arrival at Loch Ness, choose whether to soak up the atmosphere in the village of Fort Augustus, explore the shores, or join an optional boat cruise—fans of the Loch Ness Monster will love the boat with sonar imaging.
From here, journey back to Edinburgh, savoring the scenery of Loch Laggan and stopping in the charming Victorian town of Pitlochry. Cross the Forth Road Bridge, with views of the rail bridge, to Edinburgh, where your coach drops you at a convenient central location.
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All reviews gray line loch ness scottish highlands dropped off guide jamie the bus company does greatest experience pick ups and drop offs funny guy fort william loves his job his knowledge scotish history hour trip spectacular scenery stretch your legs
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We really had a great day: the landscapes on the road were breathtaking and we didn’t see the time passed. We also made several stops on the road (photos, restrooms, lunch, cruises, shopping...). Our driver, Branden, was great. He told us a lot of anecdotes...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 972lydiae
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really had a great tour ans especially our Guide Branden made our day. To bad the day went by so fast. All his knowledge....Well, I know I shouldn´t say it but my dad did mix it....Stay save an we really hope to travel with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Volk S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We (my 2 friends and I) had a fantastic tour with our guide Brendan. He was so knowledgeable and funny at the same time. He made the day pass really quickly and was so patient and nice to everyone. He even took time to give...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tizzledk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Jamie our driver was excellent ! He is an endless source of facts and stories and he was an excellent driver. The tour is long but you know that when you book. Splendid countryside!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Karin G
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a lovely day with Brendan, our driver and guide.The tour shows you the beauty of the highlands and you learn a bit about Scottish history. The three sisters at Glen Coe were a highlight for me. The pick-up location was only a short...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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August 13, 2019|
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Response from Hpstok | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up at the hotel Marriot.
Kandk S
July 10, 2019|
Response from rajneesh2476 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on which tour operator u have chosen and what is their preferred routes. But almost all of them cover all major hotels.
August 6, 2018|
Response from bartell2016 | Reviewed this property |
at around 6pm depending the stops and the traffic
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