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Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Glen Coe Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Overview
Immerse yourself in spectacular scenery, beguiling mystery and dramatic history on this day trip from Edinburgh. Traveling to the Scottish Highlands, witness the stunning vistas of Cairngorms National Park and cruise along world-famous Loch Ness in search of the Loch Ness Monster and tour Urquhart Castle ruins. Admire an ancient castle in Stirling as you pass by, learn about the massacre at Glen Coe and the adventures of Scottish legend William Wallace, whose life is depicted in the film ‘Braveheart.’ Be sure to bring your camera to capture stunning views and maybe even a glimpse of ‘Nessie’!
Highlights
  • Combine the sights of the Scottish Highlands in a single tour from Edinburgh
  • Eliminate the need for renting a car with round-trip transportation
  • Focus on scenery and guide commentary while someone else drives
  • Opt to take a cruise on Loch Ness at an additional cost
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in central Edinburgh to board your vehicle bound for Inverness. Enjoy the fact that you don't have to puzzle over logistics or traffic. Pass the Forth Railway Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stop in Pitlochry for a snack (own expense). Drive through Cairngorms National Park, where you can focus on taking in the views while your guide narrates information about the landscape. At Loch Ness, spend some free time exploring and eat lunch (own expense). Cruises on the loch are available at additional cost. Move on to Glen Coe, a landscape composed of waterfalls, rivers, ridges, and mountain peaks. Your guide fills you in on the ancient MacDonald clan that resided here before turning back toward Edinburgh. Pass Stirling Castle, pausing for photos of the royal residence, and learn about its history with William Wallace and the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Return to Edinburgh for drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local live driver guide
  • Panoramic windows
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Urquhart Castle Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
  • English Only
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 must admit i was apprehensive about spending 12 hours on a coach but i needn't have been. We had a chance to stretch our legs every hour and a half or less and the foot rest made a big difference to our comfort. Our...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AMV7529
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour, to put it short, did not go completely to plan. It was windy and rainy, and the boat to get to the castle was canceled. Despite this, our guides, Fletcher and Josh, did their best to try and entertain us and made a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank lk_nagge
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our trip started out great, but due to poor weather and a string of disasters, loch Ness was out of the itinerary and people were upset. Our guide and driver Josh and Fletch did amazing to find alternative stops and such, and although we all...More

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

It was everything I hoped for and Steven B. made it fun and his knowledge is excellent and you don’t notice the long bus ride.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gesine D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day with Steven B (13 September 2019). The stops were breath-taking and Steven had a great historical insight, was a great storyteller and was also very funny. Thanks for fetching a beautiful full moon on the way back to Edinburgh. We...More

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They do not pick up. There is a meeting point in the city centre where all the buses depart from.
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Buses do not have toilet facilities. They do stop about once per hour at sites with good, clean facilities.
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