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  • From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

    1. From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

    Hop on an air-conditioned luxury coach (up to 32-34 seats) for the start of your tour. Depart Edinburgh and first pass the fortress that is Stirling Castle. Hear your tour guide tell tales of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, and the bloody battles fought out on these lands. Arrive at your first stop of the day, the town of Callander nestled at the foot of the Trossachs. Enjoy the views towards the Trossachs and make the most of the opportunity to stock up on refreshments and gifts here. Next, drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Your Scottish guide will tell you the story of Rob Roy MacGregor, the most famous (or infamous) Highlander to ever live. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond ("Skyfall") and Harry Potter ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban") as you travel to the stunning Highland valley of Glencoe. Hear the eerie story of the C...

    Already recommended this tour to those who’ve asked. Highly recommend as a solo traveller as I would never have done this trip on my own - all the stress of organising out of my hands, good amount of history and story telling and well organised.

  • From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Tour

    2. From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Tour

    From Glasgow, travel north towards the Scottish highlands. Our first stop is for a cup of tea or coffee at a café on the shores of Loch Lomond. We then climb up into the Highlands over the unique, desolate landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount to Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan. After lunch in the Fort William area, we continue beneath Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis and into the Great Glen. At Loch Ness, take a 1-hour cruise on the loch or enjoy the beautiful views at its shores.

    Begin your return journey from Inverness, Capital of the Highlands. Before arriving back in Glasgow, we will cross the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire, including the Forest of Atholl.

    It wa great single day tour which covers a lot of scenic beauties of Scotland. The driver was very knowledgeable and informative. Over all a excellent experience.would recommend.

  • Edinburgh: Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Full-Day Tour

    3. Edinburgh: Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Full-Day Tour

    Head north from Edinburgh and pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle. Skirt the Trossachs Rob Roy country, and cross the wilds of Rannoch Moor before stopping at dramatic Glencoe; the scene of the infamous 1692 massacre.  Your journey takes you through Fort William. Pass Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, before entering the Great Glen. Arrive at the pretty Highland village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness, and enjoy a lovely picnic with freshly made sandwiches, fresh fruit, shortbread and Scottish mineral water. If you fancy something more substantial, your guide will happily recommend some great local cafes.  Take an optional boat cruise on the loch, go for a scenic hike, or just relax by the Caledonian Canal. If you choose to sail along the waters of Loch Ness, it really is an unforgettable experience. Your boat is eqipped with the latest hi-tech color, sonar,...

    The bus tour was so awesome it bought a lump to my throat in places,thanks to an excellent driver in Dougie for driving us around,and thanks to Scotland for supplying the breathtaking scenery,heartfelt thanks from me and my family.John, clare and thomas.

  • Isle of Skye & The Highlands 3-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    4. Isle of Skye & The Highlands 3-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    This 3-day tour takes you on a discovery of the beautiful mountain scenery and fascinating sights of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Visit numerous glens, lochs and castles in some the most dramatic landscapes in the country, including Eilean Donan Castle, the Fairy Glen, Loch Ness and Glen Coe. You will be transported from Edinburgh through the highlands and the Isle of Skye in a comfortable minicoach. Learn about the long and violent history of the Scottish Highlands with your tour guide, from the bloody massacre of the Macdonalds at Glen Coe to Scotland’s great patriot William Wallace, whose name has resounded through British history for 700 years. Detailed itinerary Day 1 The tour first stops off at the delightful village of Dunkeld where you can explore the ancient cathedral grounds and walk through the mature woodland alongside the m...

    Kevin is a great tour guide and knowledgeable. He really knows the history of Scotland and local information.I could enjoy the tour really.

  • From Glasgow: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness Tour

    5. From Glasgow: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness Tour

    Day One: Visit the village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond, within a national park. Admire Rannoch Moor before walking through Glen Coe valley. Pause for photos after lunch by Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. End your first day by relaxing in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye.  Day Two: Enjoy breakfast in Portree, before deciding how you will spend your day. Choose between a tour of Dunvegan Castle, Duntulm Castle or a visit to Uig and the traditional blackhouses. End your day by viewing The Storr, before returning to Portree. Day Three: Experience a tour of Eilean Donan Castle. Visit the pretty loch-side village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness. Continue your journey to the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before driving back to Edinburgh where you will be dropped off outside Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. Passengers that began the t...

    Our guide Andrew was great. Very knowledgeable and had some great stories. Unfortunately, we we with many people on our minivan tour that refused to wear their masks. Our guide tried to enforce this day one, but gave up after that. After using another tour company for a day trip which checked temperatures and insisted on hand sanitizer and masks, I think Timberbush could improve on Covid safety.

  • Loch Ness, Glencoe & Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

    6. Loch Ness, Glencoe & Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

    Heading north from Edinburgh, pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle and skirt the Trossachs (Rob Roy country) before crossing the wilds of Rannoch Moor and moving on to dramatic Glencoe, the site of the massacre of the McDonald clan in 1692. The tour takes you past Fort William and Britain's highest mountain, the mighty Ben Nevis, before following the Great Glen and stopping in the village of Fort Augustus by the shores of mysterious Loch Ness. You then have the option to take a boat trip on mysterious Loch Ness and hunt for Nessie, explore the shores of the loch, or simply relax and enjoy your free locally produced picnic lunch. A typical lunch includes a bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches, and shortbread. Your return journey passes south along Loch Laggan stopping at one of the quaint Highland villages along the way. After one last look at th...

    Amazing tour if you want to experience a day in the Highlands with an amazing tour guide who was driving the coach and explaining about the history and the stopping at places with amazing views of the Highlands.

  • Isle of Skye Small Group 3-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    7. Isle of Skye Small Group 3-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    Enjoy a full 3 days exploring the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands and the romance of the island of Skye in a small group that offers maximum personal service. You can choose your accommodation to suit your own budget and you will get a Rabbies Discount Card to receive discounts at local restaurants and shops. Day 1: Depart Edinburgh by luxury Mercedes minibus at 08.30 and travel west, passing Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Continue towards Stirling with its imposing castle and views of the Wallace Monument. You will pass Doune Castle, movie location for scenes from Monty Python's infamous "Holy Grail," before stopping at the edge of the Highlands for refreshments. As you drive into the Highlands you will pass Loch Luibnaig, Loch Earn, Crianlarich and Tyndrum, stopping for lunch along the way. Drive north through Glencoe, scene of ...

    This was a fantastic trip! Andy, the guide, was really knowledgeable and told great stories. The B&B in Portree was very clean and the breakfast was very good. They pack a lot of site seeing in those 3 days! Highly recommend this trip!

  • Loch Ness & The Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

    8. Loch Ness & The Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

    On your full-day tour of the Scottish Highlands you’ll head out from Edinburgh, pass Linlithgow Palace (birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots) and past the National Wallace Monument. Your guide will tell you the real story of Braveheart and William Wallace's tactics that led to victory against English invaders. There's a brief glimpse of Doune Castle for Monty Python, Game of Thrones and Outlander fans before a morning coffee stop in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Options include the Highland gateway village of Callander or the stunning mountain views at beautiful Loch Lubnaig. At Loch Tulla you’ll marvel at the fantastic views and then travel across the wilderness of Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe. This setting may seem familiar, as it was a site used in the filming of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. A lunch stop is next on the itinerary before heading to Loch ...

    Loved this day out, great things to see and our guide was so amazing, would definitely recommend!

  • From Inverness: Guided Day Trip to See Scotland's Big 4

    9. From Inverness: Guided Day Trip to See Scotland's Big 4

    Discover some of Scotland's most iconic sights on a guided tour of the Scottish Highlands. Watch the Jacobite steam train – aka the Hogwart's Express – cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct, enjoy the views of Ben Nevis, explore Glencoe, and see the most scenic parts of Loch Ness. Start your day early as you leave Inverness and head west along the picturesque shores of Loch Ness towards your first stop, the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Watch the Jacobite steam train cross the 19th-Century aqueduct and spend some time exploring the history and sights of Glenfinnan. Continue your tour as you head to Ben Nevis to admire the view of Britain's highest mountain from the shores of Loch Eli. Here you'll also get to see one of Scotland's hidden gems, the wreckage of the Old Boat of Caol. Enjoy the Highland scenery from your tour bus as you drive through the deep valley of Glen Coe. Learn about this region's tra...

  • Isle of Skye & The Highlands: 3-Day Guided Tour from Glasgow

    10. Isle of Skye & The Highlands: 3-Day Guided Tour from Glasgow

    Escape the bustle of daily life and get back to nature on a 3-day tour of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye, with bed and breakfast accommodations on Skye. Hear of clan massacres, visit monuments associated with Scotland’s struggle against the English, and see location sites of the blockbuster movie “Highlander.” Day 1: Departing Glasgow take a spectacular route north towards Stirling Castle, crossing the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor, and on through Glen Coe. Stop at Eilean Donan Castle, where “Highlander” was filmed. Overnight stay in Inverness. Day 2: Enjoy a day excursion to the Isle of Skye. Explore the craggy Cuillin Mountains, dramatic hills of Quiraing, and beautiful Trotternish Peninsula. Look for seals, peeking out of the waves as you walk along the coast, or spot stags silhouetted on hillsides.  Day 3: Follow the ...

    I took this tour on my own, to explore some more of the beauty of Scotland. Our guide, Steven, told us great stories about the places we drove through and visited. The Isle of Skye is a beautiful place to explore, as is the rest of the highlands. The tour visits some of the amazing highlights of the area; our tour guide gave us options to choose from at certain points of the trip. All in all, I had a very pleasant, beautiful, and memorable 3 days.

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This was a fantastic trip! Andy, the guide, was really knowledgeable and told great stories. The B&B in Portree was very clean and the breakfast was very good. They pack a lot of site seeing in those 3 days! Highly recommend this trip!

We had such a great time with John and the group. The journey through the highlands was fantastic. John told us very funny jokes and anecdotes. We recommend you the best bus, The Hairy Cow! Oulalaaaa! The two French girls

Kevin is a great tour guide and knowledgeable. He really knows the history of Scotland and local information.I could enjoy the tour really.

We had fun with our guide, Andy, I learnt a lot. Very well recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Amazing tour! Beautiful scenery and fun stories from Brian along the way.