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Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures

Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures
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From US$ 55.82 per person

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Explore some of Scotland's most iconic sites and stunning scenery, including the dramatic Glencoe, the mighty Ben Nevis and the infamous Loch Ness.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • See the beautiful and historic Highland landmarks of Stirling, Glencoe and Loch Ness in this one-day tour
  • Feast on a locally produced picnic lunch
  • Learn about the area's history from one of our passionate local Guides, renowned as the best in the business
  • Stop at quaint Highland villages on the trip back to Edinburgh
  • Go monster-spotting on an optional Loch Ness boat cruise
Full description

Head north from Edinburgh and pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle. 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 the spectacular Forth Bridges, arrive back in the capital at around 8:00 PM.

Loch Ness Cruise option:

A cruise on Loch Ness is an unforgettable experience, where you might just catch a glimpse of Nessie. Locally owned custom-built boats are used, designed with sonar and underwater imaging systems, giving you a fascinating view of the terrain and life underwater. 

Enjoy the views with a coffee or beer from the onboard bar. 

Purchase your cruise ticket from your guide on the day of the tour. Tickets cost £12 (a savings of £1.00 on the standard ticket price) and allow you to board the boat immediately on arrival in the village without having to queue. The Loch Ness Cruise is subject to availability during winter months.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Downloadable audio guides
  • Other meals
  • Loch Ness cruise fee (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Tours depart from 60 High Street, Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note Loch Ness is a long drive from Edinburgh but well worth it! Not only do you get a great experience of Scotland's most famous loch but you will travel in style on bespoke midi-coaches, which have been custom built for your comfort. There are stops along the way to stretch your legs and take in some quality Highland air.
  • Travel insurance is recommended.
  • Please note that children under 5 years old cannot participate in this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 246 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Surprisingly fantastic landscapes if you want to see a lot it's definitely worth it but you're going to spend a long day that you should know and the audio guide runs on your own cell phone, which means you have to take a charging cable and headphones with you (if I had known beforehand I would be very grateful)

September 25, 2022

The tour was really nice, the guide/bus driver kept sharing some information about the area and the history of the country with us during the trip and it was generally well organized. Everything was perfectly timed. But you have to know that you really spend a lot of time on the bus and that the stops last a maximum of half an hour. It was a pity for Glencoe, because most of the time was spent queuing at the toilet (of course, the organizers can't help it :D) and unfortunately you didn't have much time at Loch Ness either if you took part in the boat tour. I would have liked to walk around a little longer, but the journey takes a while. Unfortunately, one small thing bothered me: I seem to remember that the GYG site said the boat trip was £12. We then had to pay 16.50 on site at the departure point. I would like an update of the page so that you are not surprised. Otherwise everything was very cool :)

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September 21, 2022

price info tickets is not correct. The app mentions a price of GBP 12 for the boat trip, where we had to pay a price of GBP 18 at the counter. furthermore, we did not receive a bottle of water at the picnic lunch. for the rest it was well taken care of with an extremely knowledgeable driver / guide

September 7, 2022

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