Loch Ness & The Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness & The Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

From $72.32 per person

Tour the most picturesque regions of Scotland on a full-day tour from Edinburgh. Visit Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Rannoch Moor, and discover the area's amazing history. The tour includes an optional boat ride on Loch Ness, looking for the legendary monster.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Take an exciting trip to Loch Ness and Glencoe, and see the best of Scotland in a day
  • Experience the awe-inspiring mountain scenery, and discover the dark history of Glencoe
  • Enjoy fascinating commentary by your friendly and knowledgeable driver and guide
  • Relax in the comfort of a 16-seat Mercedes minicoach
  • Look out for the Loch Ness Monster on an optional boat trip
Full description
Escape the bustle of Edinburgh and take a full-day sightseeing tour of Scotland’s magnificent Highlands. Traveling in a small group in a 16-seat Mercedes minibus, you will get a more intimate experience as you visit Loch Ness, Glencoe Valley, and Rannoch Moor. Drive past Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, and continue to Stirling Castle, and the National Wallace Monument, commemorating Scotland's hero William Wallace. Stop for a coffee at Callander, before crossing the Highland boundary fault line. Learn about the fiercely territorial Highland clans, such as the MacGregors, and the famous folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor. Continue north through Breadalbane, and climb towards the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor’s heather and peat bogs, dotted with dozens of lochs. Pass the majestic peak of Buachaille Etive Mor, and down into Glencoe Valley. You will drive under Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the southern shore of Loch Ness. The largest loch by volume in Scotland, containing more water than every lake in England and Wales combined. Look out for the legendary Loch Ness Monster on an optional boat cruise, or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery during the 2-hour stop, with time for lunch. Then, head south through the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park. Pass Loch Laggan, over the Drumochter Pass, and within sight of the 13th-Century Blair Castle. After passing through the forests of Perthshire, you will reach Perth, the medieval capital of Scotland. Continue over the famous Forth Bridge, returning to Edinburgh at approximately 20:00.
Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned mini coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Loch Ness boat trip
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG

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Important information

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you bring suitable clothing and footwear for time spent off the bus
  • The Loch Ness boat cruise only operates from Easter to December
  • A small group tour, with a maximum of 16 passengers, allows for a more personal service
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tour. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 565 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Amazing experience, wonderful landscapes and breathtaking nature! I recommend it on 1000%. If you want to take a getaway from the busy city, take your way to Highlands. The guide was friendly and well prepared, the whole travelling was nice and relaxing! Many thanks to Rabbie’s for this amazing experience!

October 27, 2020

Brilliant day! Lots of stunning scenery and loads of history. It was a long day because of the distance travelled but we were kept entertained during the journey by Barney who seemed to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of Scottish history and culture. I only wish I could remember it all! There were several stops at picturesque sites along the way so we got to stretch our legs regularly. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants a taste of the Highlands. It’s certainly made me yearn to visit again. Everyone had their temperature taken before joining the tour and social distancing rules were followed throughout.

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September 28, 2020

I really enjoyed it actually. Very fun and friendly tour guide. The only downside was that we spend more time in the van at the end then outside. Would have preferred a guided walk in the hills for at least 1 hour or so. But all in all I was satisfied.

August 20, 2020

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