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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands on this 12-hour tour from Edinburgh. Depart from Edinburgh by air-conditioned minivan and travel out into the Scottish Highlands to Glencoe with your guide. Stop at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness at marvel at the spectacular scenery, then continue on to explore the Cairngorms National Park. Admire the majestic mountain of Craig Meagaidh and continue through the Drummochter mountain pass to visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Group size limited to 16 to ensure a personalized experience.
  • Take a hassle-free day trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
  • Let a guide bring the history of historic landmarks to life 
  • Travel comfortably in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Upgrade upon arrival to include a sightseeing cruise on Loch Ness
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from a central Edinburgh location. Board a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach destined for the Scottish Highlands. On the way to Loch Ness, pass landmarks such as the Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle, and Linlithgow Palace. Stop at Glencoe to learn about the history of the Clan Macdonald massacre from 1692 before you journey onward through the town of Fort William. On arrival at Fort Augustus, disembark to wander around Loch Ness, or take a sightseeing cruise depending on the option chosen at checkout. Following a break for lunch (own expense), travel through Cairngorms National Park for panoramic views of Loch Laggan. Stop to explore the Victorian town of Pitlochry before returning to your original departure point in Edinburgh. Check-in closes 15 mins prior to departure
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver/guide
  • The chance to see "Nessie", the Loch Ness monster
  • Modern Mercedes minivan with air conditioning (maximum 16 people)
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Augustus Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Check-in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Near public transportation
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was so looking forward to the Highlands Glencoe Loch Ness day trip I’d booked in advance. The nicely appointed van left promptly from central Edinburgh and detoured around Fast and Furious 9 filming in the city. Scenery was gorgeous and our driver Desmond (“Des”)...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I recently went on the Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour from Edinburgh and we cannot say enough positive things about the tour! Our guide Des was so informative and even brought us to see the Highland coos which was so...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank megannicolejohnson
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the pleasure of booking the 1 day small group tour with your company on Sept 16. Jim D a native Scot was our guide. He has a love for his country and the beauty within that showed throughout the 12 hour tour!!! He...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank kauaigirl43
Reviewed 4 days ago

Touring the highlands in a small group bus (or large van) is by far the best way to go. We were able to stay ahead of the bigger tour buses and enjoyed the sights without a larger crowd. We were also able to stop at...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KenMc97201
Reviewed 4 days ago

We scheduled this tour as part of our 7-day stay in Edinburgh. We rode with Ally, who was entertaining and took care of our group of 6 (along with the rest of the bus) for the 12 hours that we drove from the St. Andrew's...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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There was enough of leg room for me (I am 1,75m tall). And there are a lot of stops when you can go out and stretch your legs. On top of that - you can always sit next to the aisle and just put your legs there! Anyway the... More
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The tour was 12 hours We left at 8 am promptly and returned just after 8 pm. It did not feel too long.
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I am not sure; we went on a Saturday. Please check the availability for a concrete day. As they may be fully booked for some days, this is more useful than a "in principle, yes (but you won't get a seat on the day you... More
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