Day trip

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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From US$ 71.59 per person

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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

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4.6 /5

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Picked up very close to the hotel in the morning and dropped off by our hotel in the afternoon. Comfortable bus drove us though the beautiful scenery. The guide had many stories and great music for the road. We stopped at several small towns. We had a very nice boat trip at Loch Ness. And we saw Nessie:-) Thanks to our guide Brian for all the stories, perfect driving and good advise.

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August 9, 2022

Had a very good experience. Our guide Brian had a lot of knowledge and was a good narrator. We got a lot of information and enough time to stop everywhere. The pick up service was very well arranged. All in all, a very good and enjoyable tour. We would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to get a good impression of the Scottish Highlands!

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August 5, 2022

The driver was very knowledgeable and lovely. The trip it self was fabulous and on time both ways. The bus smelt of urine from the moment we got on at pick up point. Like very sting smell thru whole bus. As though it had not been dumped and cleaned for this trip. On the way home the bus was heated up and air was off. A few people had to yell for driver to turn it back on.

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August 4, 2022

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