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From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glenoce & The Highlands Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glenoce & The Highlands Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland
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Take the ultimate Scotland tour, experience the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and see for yourself if the Loch Ness Monster is lurking under the water.

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Duration 12 hours
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9 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 1.5 hours
  • Callander (coffee)

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Lunch, free time

  • Loch Ness (free time, boat cruise)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Pitlochry

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Enjoy a photos stop at Glen Coe
  • Travel through the Highlands and enjoy spectacular views
  • Stop near Fort William
  • Walk along the banks of Loch Ness, or take an optional cruise
  • See the Forth Road and rail bridges
Full description

Following pickup from central Edinburgh, you will head towards Stirling, catching views of the Castle and Wallace Monument as you venture to the Highlands.

Visit Callander, and stop for morning coffee in this bustling town described as the gateway to the highlands. Head northwards over Rannoch Moor until you reach the dark, brooding Pass of Glencoe. Stop for lunch and free time nearby the Fort William area, then follow the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Loch Ness. Here, you have some free time with the option to cruise on the Loch, or if you don't want to take the cruise you can relax in one of the bars or restaurants in the tranquil village or on the pier. 

After Loch Ness you will head South East and take in magnificent views of Loch Laggan. On the way home, enjoy a refreshment stop in Pitlochry, a delightful Victorian resort town. Then, head south through Fife, and cross the Forth next to the amazing Forth Bridge, before arriving back in Edinburgh.

  • Pickup from many departure points in central Edinburgh
  • Scenic tour through the Highlands
  • Journey through Glen Coe
  • Refreshment stops
  • Stop at Loch Ness
  • Driver/Guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch or refreshments
  • Loch Ness Cruise (Optional, payable to driver on the day)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Boat cruise tickets are available for purchase on the day from your driver-guide.
  • Bringing some snacks or a packed lunch is advisable to allow you to enjoy the time at each stop. There will be options of places to buy food on the day
  • A large portion of the tour is spent on the bus, enjoying the views of the Highlands with tales from the driver-guide
  • A small number of participants are required to run the tours. In the unlikely event this is not met and your tour is cancelled, a refund, rescheduled date, or an alternative tour will be offered
  • Several city center drop-off points are available at the end of your tour your driver-guide will discuss the best options for you as many convenient points are available back into the city center.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1276 reviews

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our guide was amazing he kept us so entertained it was really beautiful. i personally didn’t go on the boat ride but i still enjoyed it so much !!! boat ride is optional and it did look quite good but if you opt out it’s still an amazing time !!

November 14, 2022

It was nice. Bus was really comfortable, with toilet. Our driver was like history book, all tour he was telling us about Scottish history, learned many new things. Just if you chose tour be ready spend all day on bus. First you spend about 2 hours on way to first village where is 30 min stop but there is nothing much to see. After about 2 hours on way have 10 min photo stop. 2 hours drive again. After 1 o'clock arriving to Loch Ness. If you taking boat tour you don't even have time have food. About boat tour.. I regret going on it, didn't saw nothing so special. Would better stay in village and take some nice pictures. Then on bus again. Again 10 min photo stop. Long drive again till last 30 min stop in village where is nothing to see. So more or less you spend 9 hours sitting on bus

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October 30, 2022

This was a wonderful tour. So glad we got to spend the day visiting some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Our driver Brian was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the people that have occupied the area. He was very caring for all the passengers and made sure all our needs were met.

October 18, 2022

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