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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands

Highlights
  • Discover Loch Ness without renting a car on a day trip from Edinburgh
  • Travel between highlights of the Scottish Highlands with ease 
  • Escape the city, and explore Scotland's rural countryside 
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
From USD 62.76
Overview
Unless you rent a car for the day, getting to Loch Ness from Edinburgh is an arduous task. Escape the city, and travel to the Scottish Highlands with ease on this day trip, ideal for travelers with limited time. Avoid the hassle of navigating rural Scotland’s winding roads, and save your energy for the unspoiled scenery of Great Glen, Rannoch Moor, and Loch Ness. Plus you can also upgrade to include a cruise on Loch Ness.
What to Expect

Climb aboard a climate-controlled coach in central Edinburgh and begin your journey to the Scottish Highlands. Your guide provides a historical overview of the region as you pass Stirling Castle and Rannoch Moor. Stop at Glen Coe, the site of a legendary 17th-century massacre.

On arrival in Fort Augustus, located on the banks of Loch Ness, enjoy free time relaxing and indulging in a provided picnic lunch. Opt for a cruise on Loch Ness (own expense) for a panoramic view of the area.

On the return drive back to Edinburgh, pass Loch Laggan, the Pass of Drumochter, and Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour concludes at your original departure point in central Edinburgh.

Reviews (342)
1 - 5 of 113 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Fantastic trip

My mum and I went on the Lock ness trip yesterday and it was really interesting! Our tour guide/driver Callum told us many stories on the way up, we were very impressed with his knowledge. I would definitely recommend going on the boat trip when...More

Thank georginal153
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great day out

Travelled up from southern France to spend Xmas with the family in oxfordshire ,booked 4 days in Edinburgh after the new year,highlight was the coach trip up to Loch Ness , Kirsty,brilliant driver,and a great story teller,and factual information too! Before we boarded the boat...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alispike
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with Highland Explorer. It's great to hear you had an amazing time with Kirsty, she certainly goes out of her way to make sure the tour is enjoyable for everyone. It's a shame about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day trip!

The tour driver Kirsty was knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. She also played a great selection of music (with a Scottish theme). The whole day was well organised with plenty of opportunity to take in the beautiful locations. The picnic lunch provided was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank firefly248
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you very much for reviewing Highland Explorer Tours! Kirsty always goes above and beyond to provide an exceptional tour experience for everyone! I'm glad that you enjoyed the boat cruise and stunning Scottish landscape. Hope, you will come back to us soon!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thanks to Michael!

We were lucky enough to take this trip to Loch Ness and the Highlands with Michael as our guide. He really made the trip come alive for us, informing us about everthing along the way, and doing so in a humorous and gentle manner. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank csharpley
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Chris and Vicki! Thank you very much for reviewing Highland Explorer Tours! We are delighted to know that you had a fantastic time exploring Loch Ness and the Highlands with Michael. Hopefully, this experience will inspire you to travel with us again. Safe travels,...More

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile
Fantastic tour

The tour was such a great experience. Kirsty was the best tour guide I've ever had! I really enjoyed the history and stories shared on the way.

Thank Navigator437350
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hi there! Thank you very much for taking your time and leaving the review! We are thrilled to know that you had a great time exploring the Highlands with Kirsty. Safe travels, Karolina.

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Response from Shafaq M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can get audio guide with different languages in it.
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Response from delphi927 | Reviewed this property |
Scotland is such a gorgeous country - I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed at any time of the year. It may not be as green in December, but it’ll still be beautiful in its own right.
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