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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

  • Hunt for Nessie on the shores—or waters—of Loch Ness
  • Enjoy some of Scotland’s most dazzling views from a Mercedes mini-coach
  • Hear tales of history, movies, and monsters from your friendly local 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

The Scottish Highlands are home to some of the most spectacular views in all the British Isles. On this Loch Ness small-group tour you’ll experience many of them. But you won’t need to worry about driving, parking, or identifying what you’re seeing: Your local driver-guide will do all that, while you just sit back and relax.

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 will explain 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, then 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide Paul rushed the tour throughout the entire tour. A few mins here a few mins there to check out a scenic views. Not enough time was allowed. Then he skipped the woodland walk and got back an hr early to edinburgh.

Thank Kayla L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Brilliant day made even better by Angela's knowledge, passion, sense of humour and how accommodating she was regarding passengers requests. Karen and Ian x

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A great tour of the Scottish Highlands!

When we visited Edinburgh last year, my parents and I decided we had to get back to Scotland and see more of the natural landscape. However we were wary of driving, coming from countries where we drive on the right. We are not generally tour...More

Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 1 week ago
1st Trip to Scotland

Graham was fantastic. He provided great insight into the areas and was very entertaining and professional.

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent Experience! Saw a great deal in one day.

Although I would have loved to do a multi-day, I had only one for a tour; but we covered a lot in one day and I thought this was a great introduction to the area. We made lots of stops and had a nice bit...More

1  Thank LVNVRichard
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Richard, Many thanks for joining us recently on the Wee Red Bus and taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of your experience - much appreciated. If you ever return to Edinburgh in the future, we do hope that you will be...More

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Mishua H
28 June 2018|
Response from spitzy135 | Reviewed this property |
It leaves at 8:00am and returns at 8:00pm.
17 June 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?