Day trip

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

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo

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

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo
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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 an optional boat trip.

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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 57 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
  • No toilet on board
  • No WIFI
  • Optional activity tickets (available to buy on the day of the tour)
  • Meals
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Wheelchair users
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)
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

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Meeting point

Meet outside Deacons' House Cafe. The tour will not wait for latecomers under any circumstances and there will be no refunds for missed tours. It is vitally important that if you are arriving at the departure point by taxi or local bus that you leave enough time to get there.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • 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
  • For insurance reasons, children must be aged 7 or older to join the tour. You will need to provide a photographic ID as proof of age
  • All passengers must be at least 120 cm tall, regardless of age
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1710 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Weather in November is unpredictable, so a huge thank you to Ryan (driver and your guide) for making the best of the situation. He was so enthusiastic, chipped, and friendly despite the dreary weather. When our bus reached the highlands, it was pouring rain yet drove through it carefully and safely. It’s a long day but we’ll worth it. Ryan positively added to the experience.

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November 24, 2022

The tour was unreal! Scott out guide was very entertaining and made a long journey very engaging with heaps of interesting facts, history and music. Luckily the weather held out and we saw so much of picturesque Scotland, but would have been great either way. Scott and Steven had great banter especially with the Aussie’s (me) and made it a great day. 10/10 recommend

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November 20, 2022

Great driver/tour guide with lots of fun stories and historical info, he kept the trip fun with trivia games but it’s still a long long day. Just bring snacks and they do make enough stops for bathroom breaks but some of the toilets require payment of 0.5 pounds and they do take credit cards.

November 14, 2022

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