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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

Highlights
  • 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!
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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
US$62 per adult
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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
US$61.73 per adult
Overview

Edinburgh is a long way from Loch Ness, Scotland’s most famous lake—even Glen Coe is an almost 3-hour drive. Let your driver/guide do all the hard work, as you relax on your private coach and view many of the Highlands’ key attractions. You’ll see Glen Coe, Loch Ness, Kilmahog, Rannoch Moor, Pitlochry, Loch Laggan, and the Forth Rail Bridge on a tour that’s tailor-made for anyone with limited time.

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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1 - 5 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beautiful Scenery but Brian the tour guide caused disappointment

I took the Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands day tour on July 12th.The scenery throughout the tour was beautiful. However, the tour guide Brian made parts of the trip unbearable. We were not told the bus had WIFI until we were back in Edinburgh....More

1  Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent experience

Fantastic value for money. We saw so much more than we expected. Malcolm our driver was so full of information and tales of Scottish history it made the long drive fly by. The scenery was breathtaking. The Loch Ness Cruise was extra but well worth...More

1  Thank Claire F
GrayLineScotland, Manager at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good but not great

The day trip to Loch Ness & the Scottish Highlands is filled with absolutely beautiful scenery. Dougie was an excellent driver. The tour is mostly driving with a few stops for pictures and restroom breaks. The bus is rather cramped quarters - not any extra...More

Thank KPhillips638
GrayLineScotland, Manager at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us your review, we appreciate all kinds of feedback, it’s great to know which parts of the tour our passengers enjoyed and where we can improve. Dougie drives our Loch Ness tour on a frequent basis all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Same horrible driver as previous reviewers - June 14th

This tour was supposed to be a fun experience for the two of us who had not been to Loch Ness or the Highlands before but only had two days left in Edinburgh. We signed up, not expecting TOO much as we literally booked the...More

2  Thank sunnydance01
GrayLineScotland, Manager at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. I am unable to identify your booking from your location and I would urge you to contact us directy to discuss this matter further.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
So much more than I imagined

My first trip to Scotland and we spent a week in Edinburgh. My son insisted that we see "Loch Ness" and we booked this day excursion. Even if I COULD drive on the WRONG SIDE of the road - haha - and had rented a...More

4  Thank MissMcGehee
GrayLineScotland, Manager at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Martin!

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jennifer8hastings
1 June 2018|
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Response from Eduardo César S | Reviewed this property |
Toward Loch Ness: 1 for breakfast (20 min) and another three for photos (around 10 min). Toward Edinburgh: just one for dinner (30 min if I am not wrong)
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Annie G
10 May 2018|
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