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From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Day Tour

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Day Tour

Activity provider: Heart of Scotland Tours
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 61.61 per person

Enjoy Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands on this minibus tour from Edinburgh. Admire natural landscapes and top sights like Doune Castle, Linlithgow Palace, and the National Wallace Monument.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Step into history at Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots
  • Uncover the secrets of William Wallace at the National Wallace Monument.
  • Search for the infamous monster as you gaze into the depths of Loch Ness
  • Capture pictures of the views from Loch Tulla and travel across Glen Coe
  • Admire Doune Castle which is a popular shooting spot for shows and films
Full description

Start your full-day tour of the Scottish Highlands by passing Linlithgow Palace—the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots—and arriving at the National Wallace Monument. Here, your guide will reveal the story of Scottish hero William Wallace, whose victory against the English was adapted for Braveheart.

Take a glimpse of Doune Castle, a medieval stronghold that fans of Monty Python, Game of Thrones, and Outlander will recognize. After a morning coffee stop in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the tour continues to either the Highland gateway village of Callander or Loch Lubnaig. 

Marvel at the fantastic views from Loch Tulla then travel across the wilderness of Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe. This magical setting may look familiar, as it was a set location in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

A lunch stop is next up on the itinerary before heading to Loch Ness for some monster spotting. A boat trip on the lake is available as a tour option. Enjoy views of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, and return to Edinburgh via the Grampian Mountains and Highland Perthshire.

Includes
  • Guided tour in English
  • Transportation by mini-coach
  • Live commentary on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Loch Ness boat trip and entrance fee
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 474 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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It is really a best of Highlands 1 day tour. Lots of things to see in 12 hours. Kevin was a great and very knowledgeable guide. Fun atmosphere, comfy bus, lots of photo opportunities and one of the most beautiful place of the world. Make sure to take the Loch Ness boat for a little Nessie “hunting”.

March 17, 2022

A one day tour with small group was excellent.the van was not full and it was an advantage . Gregor was our tour guide And he is full of knowledge and Scottish history .This one day tour is worth it for the given price and I must recommend.We started on time and the driving was very safe and smooth . I had a memorable day with this tour . Winter has its own beauty which can be seen while passing by hills lakes etc.

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February 17, 2020

Graham is the best guide/driver you could have. He was very informative about history of scotland and also very flexible in schedule. He stopped for morning coffee or lunch where there wans't a queue and explained to us what's going on all the time. As the traffic was quite nice today, he introduced more photo spots which were all fantastic. He also gave us some "quiet time" as he'd been a couch tour himself and understood that guests needed some time to relax in peace. His taste of music was great, introducing us some nice folk music. It was a great experience to the highlands and loch ness.

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January 20, 2020

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