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

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

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Experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands on a full-day coach tour to Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Trossachs National Park. Stop for lunch in Fort Augustus and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
9.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 1.5 hours
  • Callander

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Fort Augustus (lunch)

  • Loch Ness

  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Commando Memorial (photo stop)

  • Pitlochry

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore Loch Ness and Fort Augustus and take an optional boat cruise on the lake
  • Follow in the footsteps of James Bond and Harry Potter at Rannoch Moor and Glencoe
  • See the highest mountain in the British Isles as you travel through Fort William
  • Hear stories of Scottish heroes such as Rob Roy MacGregor and William Wallace
Full description

Depart Edinburgh on an air-conditioned luxury coach (max 34 seats). Pass Stirling Castle and hear your tour guide tell tales of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and the bloody battles fought out on these lands. First, arrive at Callander town, nestled at the foot of the Trossachs. Next, drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Your Scottish guide will tell you about Rob Roy MacGregor, the infamous Highlander. 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 Clan MacDonald massacre of 1692. Travel through Fort William, home to Ben Nevis, which at 4,409 feet is the highest mountain of the British Isles. Arrive on the south bank of Loch Ness in the charming village of Fort Augustus, where lots of cafes, shops, and restaurants offer a relaxing lunch. Stroll along the banks of the Caledonian Canal, then experience Loch Ness on an optional 1-hour boat cruise. Try to catch a glimpse of "Nessie," the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Admire the impressive Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with views of the Nevis Range. Enter the Cairngorms National Park and discover "Monarch of the Glen" country. Drive along Loch Laggan before the roads climb above the Grampian Mountains. Travel over the Pass of Drumochter, linking the northern and southern Central Highlands. Experience the majesty of a mountain pass created by glacial activity during successive Ice Ages. Finally, stop briefly in the beautiful Victorian town of Pitlochry before heading back to Edinburgh city center, arriving at approximately 8:30 PM.

Includes
  • Local Guide
  • Transport on an air-conditioned midi-coach
  • Optional activity tickets (available to buy on the day of the tour)
  • Meals
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Date

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Meeting point

7:45 AM at the bus stop directly outside Deacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket (Royal Mile), Edinburgh, EH1 2PS.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 7 years old
  • All tours will be required to meet a minimum number of passengers in order to run, you will be advised prior to departure if your trip is affected. In case the tour cannot operate you will be offered alternate dates or a full refund
  • Please carry cash for lunch
  • Tips (optional) are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1109 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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I can’t remember my tour guides name, but he had an English accent and loved whiskey! He was a great tour guide and I appreciated him encouraging us to chat amongst ourselves to make the trip more enjoyable. I loved his enthusiasm for Scotland, and the way he told his stories. Visiting Loch Ness was such a pinch me moment and I am really pleased I did this trip.

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December 4, 2021

Super enjoyed! We were so lucky to have a very perfect weather (snowy and sunny day) which made the sceneries super majestic. Shout out to STEPHEN, our ever awesome tour guide, for letting us enjoy and have fun althrough out the tour! Enjoyed his narration of scottish history, humour and LOVED a bunch of music he played during our travel. I super highly recommend this tour. Don't miss it! One of the best tours ever! Hairy Coo!!!

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November 29, 2021

Indeed an enjoyable and informative trip. My husband and I had a great time. It was not only about the sights but also about Scotland's history. Brian, our enthusiastic tour guide talked tirelessly from start until end of the trip. We experienced Scotland in an awesome way. Thanks Brian from Hairy Coo.

November 25, 2021

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