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

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

    Hop on an air-conditioned luxury coach (up to 32-34 seats) for the start of your tour. Depart Edinburgh and first pass the fortress that is Stirling Castle. Hear your tour guide tell tales of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, and the bloody battles fought out on these lands. Arrive at your first stop of the day, the town of Callander nestled at the foot of the Trossachs. Enjoy the views towards the Trossachs and make the most of the opportunity to stock up on refreshments and gifts here. Next, drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Your Scottish guide will tell you the story of Rob Roy MacGregor, the most famous (or infamous) Highlander to ever live. 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 C...

    Already recommended this tour to those who’ve asked. Highly recommend as a solo traveller as I would never have done this trip on my own - all the stress of organising out of my hands, good amount of history and story telling and well organised.

  • From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & Highlands Full-Day Trip

    2. From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & Highlands Full-Day Trip

    Explore the beauty of Scotland’s Highlands on a 12-hour scenic driving tour by comfortable coach. See historic sights and unforgettable landscapes on this guided day trip from Edinburgh.

    Following a hotel pick-up in central Edinburgh, you will head towards Stirling, catching views of the Castle and Wallace Monument. Continue towards Callander, and stop for morning coffee, and the chance to meet “Hamish the Hairy Coo.” Head northwards over Rannoch Moor, and reach the dark, brooding Pass of Glencoe. Stop to learn the story of the massacre of 1692, before crossing Loch Leven. Stop for lunch in Fort William, then follow the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Loch Ness. Here, you have the option to cruise on the Loch for approximately 1 hour, or relax in the tranquil village on its banks. After Loch Ness you will head South East and take in magnificent views of Loch Lagg...

    I really enjoyed the trip, loved the jacobite history as we went and the music curated to the stories and the scenery. Really worth the money, probably worth more.

  • From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, & the Highlands Day Tour

    3. From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, & the Highlands Day Tour

    Your day begins on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, where a coach will pick you up for your day of adventure. As you head towards the Highlands, you will see the amazing Forth Bridges. Then try some delicious home baking in the beautiful Highland town of Pitlochry. From there, continue on through the Cairngorms National Park, where you will enjoy stunning scenery amidst the unique wilderness of the National Park. Take a break for lunch at Loch Ness, which is famous all over the world for its beauty and mystery. From here, you will have the chance to take a 'monster spotting' cruise and visit Urquhart Castle (optional extra ticket) and look for the famous monster for yourself! After lunch, visit Glen Coe, a broodingly beautiful spot that is steeped in history. As you stand at the mouth of the glen, you'll feel the past come to life as your guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the...

    Rory your a legend, absolutely loved this tour! Great history lessons fantastic views and funny jokes. Would definitely book again next year with this company.

  • Isle of Skye and Highlands: 3-Day Guided Tour from Edinburgh

    4. Isle of Skye and Highlands: 3-Day Guided Tour from Edinburgh

    Tour the Scottish Highlands and explore the Isle of Skye on a 3-day guided tour from Edinburgh. You’ll see castles, craggy mountains, picturesque towns, and maybe even a monster on this excursion. Stay overnight in B&B accommodation. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: A Spectacular Route North On the way to Skye your route takes you past beautiful Stirling Castle, across the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor, and through Glen Coe. As you near the coast, you’ll see Eilean Donan Castle (optional tour available), which was featured in the film Highlander. Overnight stay in Inverness. Day 2: A Full Day on Skye You'll have the full day to explore the Isle of Skye. If you like, you can take it nice and easy but still see all the sights. Highlights include the the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the dramatic hills of the Quiraing, and stunning Trot...

    It is a great way to see the highlands wuthout worrying for that parking space or stressing with your satnav. Murray, our driver/guide, took us to some amazing places not usually seen in the guidebooks. You'll love this tour.

  • From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and the Highlands Day Tour

    5. From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and the Highlands Day Tour

    Begin your tour from Edinburgh at 08:00 AM. As you pass Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, your tour guide will tell you all about the Scottish national heroes William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, and the bloody battles fought out on these lands. Afterwards, get back on the bus and head through hills, mountains, and glens, as well as the wild Rannoch Moor. Around here you may be able to spot the locations from various films such as Outlander, Skyfall, and Harry Potter. Next, you will pass through Fort William, where you will see the spectacular Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the British Isles. From there reach Fort Augustus, where if you are lucky enough, you’ll catch a glimpse of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. In this picturesque village, you’ll have 2 hours of free time where you can take the opportunity to stroll along the Caledonian Canal, grab some lunch, and take the...

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What people are saying about Scottish Highlands

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4.4 / 5

based on 3,127 reviews

We had an amazing time althroughout the trip! Jamie, our driver, was very informative and has a good sense of humour! We were on schedule with our stops, started the journey on time and ended on time as well. It was beyond our expectations! We will definitely recommend Grayline bus tours to our friends in England who are planning to visit Scotland. We had the best experience with you guys! Thank you. Jez, Bryan and Aireen

Loved the tour was a wonderful way to see Scotland's beauty. And as for our guide “Queen Kelly of Scott's hands down to knowledge and passion for her job and country . She really kept us up to date and full of excitement about what was next . Totally recommend this tour to anyone that want a whole day out to see and experience Scotland's AMAZINGNESS .

We had such a great time with John and the group. The journey through the highlands was fantastic. John told us very funny jokes and anecdotes. We recommend you the best bus, The Hairy Cow! Oulalaaaa! The two French girls

Rory your a legend, absolutely loved this tour! Great history lessons fantastic views and funny jokes. Would definitely book again next year with this company.

The scenery was beautiful and Dougie our tour guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable and friendly