Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and The Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Scozia Tour
Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and The Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Scozia Tour

From US$ 81.35 per person

Leave the city and head to the Highlands on a day trip that includes a visit to the famous Loch Ness.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Enjoy a one-day trip in Scotland
  • Visit the famous Loch Ness
  • See the beautiful Highland's landscapes
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Take in wild landscapes, pretty villages, and historic monuments on this tour from Edinburgh. Experience the many sides of the Highlands on this inclusive excursion.

Depart from the old town of Edinburgh in the early morning and travel by bus or minivan into the Highlands. Admire the dramatic scenery and enjoy views of Stirling Castle, a famous royal abode that was once the home to the mighty Stuart monarchs.

Pull up in the picturesque town of Callander and stretch your legs while admiring shaggy Highland cattle grazing in surrounding pastures. Continue north across rugged terrain to Glencoe valley, with its craggy mountains and sweeping vistas perfect for photographing. Arrive in Fort Augustus and spend some time at your leisure. Cruise the calm waters of Loch Ness (optional), tuck into a spot of lunch or stroll along the Caledonian Canal. Next, it's back to the bus for the World War II Commando Memorial.

Continue your journey as you look out the window for Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain.

Your next stop is a visit of Pitlochry and its salmon ladder. Sip on a dram of warming whisky in a local pub (own expense), before returning to Edinburgh.

  • Day trip from Edinburgh
  • Visit to Scottish Highlands
  • Visit to Loch Ness
  • Views of Stirling Castle
  • Stops in charming Scottish locations
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide or audio guide (depending on option selected)
  • Pickup or drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the Old Town in Edinburgh, on the Royal Mile.

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What to bring

  • Headphones

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  • If you select the audio guide option, you will have to download the audio guide to your smartphone and bring your own headphones
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 223 reviews

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on arrival we were warmly welcomed by Michael, a fantastic start! The guide and tour was extremely good, very flexible (appreciate this!) and for that he deserves a special thanks. There was an accident and the road was closed, so our trip was not going as expected but Michael rang his boss and made all the effort and worked extra hours just to make sure we get to visit everywhere , Michael has such a warm personality and is a highly motivated guide (highly recommendable!). The scenery was beautiful, The atmosphere was so special ..All respect to Michael who does a great job ; he got a soothing voice and spoke for hours , it was so educational and Michael always checks if everyone is comfortable. a true sample of an excellent tour guide! Many thanks again and I recommend Michael to everyone!

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March 31, 2023

Brian Smith took on my family and I on a trip to the highlands and he made it a memorable experience. The tour was full of information, history and interesting knowledge. Brian is full of life and filled our day with laughter and brilliant jokes. We travelled to highlands and passed beautiful scenery. We stopped off and took pictures of the exquisite landscape around us. The tour guides are so informed they are able to tell us where to look and when to take our phone out for pictures. All in all, we really enjoyed our trip and he made it spectacular for the children.

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March 31, 2023

The tour guide was very pleasant. He is a spanish tour guide but did tried his best to explain everything that we need to know during the trip. The sceneries were all breathtaking. The weather was also good at that time, we had plenty of time taking pictures from the amazing views and sceneries. Overall it was a lovely tour. Very enjoyable.

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March 31, 2023

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