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Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Glen Coe Day Trip from Edinburgh provided by Highland Experience Tours

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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A note from Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Glen Coe Day Trip from Edinburgh
We request all passengers take a lateral flow test within 48 hours of the tour starting
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Overview
Get acquainted with the must-see Scottish Highlands―home to Loch Ness, Cairngorms National Park, Urquhart Castle, and Glen Coe―on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. It's a great way to see more Highland highlights in less time. Traveling with a guide means you won't have to worry about navigation, and you gain deeper insight than you would exploring on your own.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Parliament Square
    1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
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  • 1
    Pitlochry
    Stop: 40 minutes
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    Pass by
    Cairngorms National Park
  • 2
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Urquhart Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Glen Coe
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    1 Parliament Square
    1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • 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 to visit Urquhart Castle 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, and learn about its history with William Wallace and the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Return to Edinburgh for drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local live driver guide
  • Panoramic windows
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Urquhart Castle Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Glen Coe
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
  • English Only
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • On 26th December there will be no cruise or castle visit available.
  • Please note in winter this tour will operate in reverse
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Due to COVID 19 restriction admission to Urquhart Castle will not be possible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 51 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Claudia wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
It was a really good experience. Landscapes astonishing. The best thing of the tour was absolutely our guide , Mercedes, she explained everything so clearly and she was really kind. I really recommend the tour if you are up to see this incredible country
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Date of experience: August 2020
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jon f wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a fantastic day trip right from the pickup at 8am just a 3 minute walk from our hotel to our return back to Edinburgh at 8pm A full day exploring some of the most stunning scenery you could ever want to see which made the longish haul up to Loch Ness really worth it.
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Emma N wrote a review Aug 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom26 contributions23 helpful votes
Amazing tour. We had Michael as our guide who was so engaging and knowledgeable and very friendly! I visited with my sister after the tours restarted during the pandemic but we felt safe and secure throughout the tour despite this. The windows were kept open for ventilation, the
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Ell wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions5 helpful votes
This was the first time I have seen the highlands and I really enjoyed it! Our driver/guide Michael was so lovely and friendly, always making sure we were comfortable on the bus and as he drove through each place he gave us lots of interesting information about each place and
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H,J wrote a review Aug 2020
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The highlands were extremely beautiful and the tour made the trip many times more worth the visit. The tour guide was very kind and gave us lots of good information as well as immersing us in the culture of the highlands. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience and would
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Great tour
Amazing day tour to Loch Ness with Michael - he looked after us all well and told great stories & took us to stunni
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Buyer Beware
We booked in 2019 for a 2020 tour. Had to pay in full well in advance. Cancelled well before the time stated in ter
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DO NOT PURCHASE A TOUR WITH THIS COMPANY
DOT NOT PURCHASE THIS TOUR. They refuse to refund bookings even when you cancel as per their own cancellation polic
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Buyer beware! No refund available, even if THEY cancel your tour!!
We had a 5 day trip scheduled with Highland Experience Tours (HET) in May of 2020. Because of the pandemic, the tri
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Do not book with this company!
Do not book with this company! I was due to take a trip in July 2020 and still don’t have my money back. Absolutel
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Loss of Money
POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE - Although the company advertises that you will receive a refund of the tour price if you can
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Tour guide
Hi was a great trip but the tour guild Michael made it for us all , a great guy and full of knowledge from the star
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Scotland Adventure
Its our first time in Scotland, we stayed in the old town of Edinburgh. On our second day, we went to Highland, the
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Awesome Experience
This was my first tour of this kind and I absolutely loved it! I really enjoyed how organised it was. Our driver (R
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Highly recommended.
This year we decided to do something different on our holiday. We switched the Spanish beaches for the beautiful Sc
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very disappointing
Our driver, John was a most pleasant fellow, and seemed to be very sorry for the several deficiencies throughout th
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Hidden Gem
I'd heard about this place so often and when I finally got there was absolutely amazed at the stonework outside but
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Great experience!
I took the trip with a friend in July 2019. I loved the experience! Our guide John made the trip interesting and fi
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Great time on tour!
I've been on 3 different tours with this company and would highly recommend traveling with them if you want to see
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Excellent guide and great locations
The guide for our tour was very friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting. He told a good mix of history together wi
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