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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Gray Line Scotland

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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

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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.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Glen Coe
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Fort Augustus Abbey
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Loch Ness
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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!
  • 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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Important Information
Duration
12h
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Boat cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Glen Coe
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 35 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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TerryGB wrote a review 2 Nov.
Watford, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
This trip was the highlight of our stay in Edinburgh. The Highlands have some of the worlds most beautiful landscapes. The day was made more enjoyable by our coach driver Brendan, who kept us entertained with history and his good humour throughout, a joy to see someone enjoying
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Clare_Brightside, Public Relations Manager at Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Terence Thank you for choosing Gray Line Scotland for your tour. I'm delighted to read you had such a good time.
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Stacy P wrote a review Oct. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT deserve more then 5 stars. James our driver was fantastic very knowledgeable and made us laugh. Me and my 8 year old loved this trip a definite most do when visiting Edinburgh without a doubt. Well done guys a very memorable trip and perfectly organized,
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Clare_Brightside, Public Relations Manager at Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Hi Stacy. Thank you for taking one of our Scottish Days Tours. I'm delighted to read you both enjoyed it so much .
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Hannah wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Had a fantastic day on this tour with Brian as our guide. The tour is well organised, you are collected and dropped off from your accommodation and lots of care is taken to ensure you feel safe (cleaning at each stop and lower numbers to ensure distancing). Huge thanks to Brian
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Clare_Brightside, Public Relations Manager at Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review here on Trip Advisor and for taking one of our tours. I will certainly pass your thanks on to Brian. Take care.
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kate r wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Was such a great day out and saw so much of beautiful Scotland! Brendan was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide 👍
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Clare_Brightside, General Manager at Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Brendan is a fantastic guide. I'm so glad to read that you enjoyed your tour. Thank you for choosing Gray Line Scotland.
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Lottie B wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Had the most incredible day!!! Saw so much & Brendan was super informative. Such good value for money too :) 100% recommend
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Thanks for choosing to take one of our tours. I'm delighted to read you had such a good time.
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Grayline Scotland, extremely bad quality!
I do understand that covid circumstances are very challenging for tourism all over the world but the treatment we r
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A magical day with Brian
The tour is well run and our tour guide Brian was extremely friendly and provided the perfect mix of knowledge abou
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Andrew S
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Very informative, safe, accommodating and a lot of fun.
Brian (our driver) made the trip very informative and a lot of fun - making sure we had frequent stops in places th
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Amazing tour and driver Brian on route to the Hogwarts Express
Amazing tour today. Beautiful scenes and the driver, Brian was very pleasant and informative. He knew all the best
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Loch Ness highland tour
Brendan our tour guide/driver was excellent throughout the day. He kept us entertained with his local knowledge whi
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Superb!!!!
This was brilliant! From the booking to the communication prior to boarding and the experience itself, it was all f
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Loch Ness and Highlands tour
Me and my husband booked a 12 hours tour to see the Highlands. The experience was much better than we expected. Our
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Gray Lines Scotland with Brendan
Picked up on time. Thoroughly enjoyed our day visiting The Highlands and Loch Ness with our Driver / Guide Brendan.
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excellent
Is an excellent line to book your trip around Scotland the service excellent they pick up as from the hotel the dri
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xandercorp
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Great tour even in a pandemic!
Brian who both drove and acted as storyteller did a fabulos job of making the trip memorable. We visited very lovel
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Stood-up by Gray Line Scotland
We were stood-up by the tour operator. We woke up at 4:45am in order to arrive at the designated departure point
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Agnieszka S
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Love it
I had a great time. The driver and also a tour guide Brandon really knows much about Scottish history and was reall
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Jacobite Express
Due to covid, there were only 10 of us on the coach. our driver/guide was Brendan, who gave us a running commentary
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Frank11062
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The man by the name of Brendan is top class
Brendan ... Thank you very much, dear, for a nice day and the friendly atmosphere ... Professional, top-class and h
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LOVED IT! Can’t wait to do it again!
I loved all the nature, monuments and great details Jamie was able to tell us on the trip! He had quite a sense of
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