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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This is a great way to experience Scotland if time is short. It's a taste of everything in one day. It is a long day traveling, but well worth it as its a great day our. We were fortunate to have a fantastic guide and even saw some snow in the middle of summer!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very good value for money. Hit a lot of the main sights that I wanted to see and made me want to visit the Scottish Highlands again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

I think by far, this is the most popular and must-do tour when you're in Scotland. Our quest for a glimpse of Nessie was rather unsuccessful, but we were blessed with the beautiful views of the surrounding loch and the serenity of the Scottish Highlands. It was truly a magical experience. You have an option of doing a boat cruise on Loch Ness for 12 pounds per person, at the time of writing once you reach Fort Augustus. Though, the views of the loch are just as beautiful on shore. And time can be spent wisely at the cafes and gift shops if you opt not to do the cruise. Choices of sandwiches were included with the tour, but if you're up for something more, a scatter of restaurants are also conveniently available along the main street. Our amazing tour guide Chris at Highland Explorer Tours was very charismatic and gave delightful insight on the history and stories of the regions. He was very knowledgeable and funny, which kept the long journey moving along. I thought playing traditional Scottish music on the bus was a nice touch. There's something authentic about watching the passing scenery with the sound of bagpipes playing harmoniously in the background. I enjoyed the stop at The Trossachs Woollen Mill where we did a bit of shopping and got an up-close look at a highland cow. I had an excellent and memorable time even though, the only time I saw Nessie was in the gift shop. This is definitely a must-do tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Long day, but covers much of the Highkands. Tour guide was great and scenery beautiful. If you want to see a lot of the Highlands in one day, this is.a great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Jamie is a marvellous tour guide. Very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

It was really good, Our guide Duffy was excellent. 10 on 10.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent tour! Jimmy the guide is a fantastic personality. He's very friendly, funny, and so informative that you never get bored while listening to him talk and describe the sights you get to see.

Loch ness is charming and sceneries along the way to the destination are indescribable.

So much recommended to anyone visiting Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Guide shared a lot of knowledge and history in a great and funny way with us which was really great and made the day fly by! Great stops as well to enjoy the scenery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Fabulous, magic scenery, bus driver verb knowledgable and informative with history

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Tour was amazing. Great value for money. Tour guide was excellent, helpful and insightful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour is a long day but definitely worth it. The bus tour company was fantastic and even provided lunch. Heather, our guide was second to none. She knew the route, timing and what we were seeing and was able to give us more information than most. Great tour, great day, definitely recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Amazing experience!!! I raccomend to everyone! Jamie,the guide was absolutely perfect, experienced Very knowledge and funny in the mean time!!
Thank you for all

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

One of the best tours I have been out, certInly value for money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Everything I wanted and even more! Very interesting trip with lots of beautiful places. Our guide Jamie knew plenty of interesting and funny facts that he shared with us. We weren't bored for even few minutes. Thank you very much for great Easter break :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Awesome trip seeing some amazing locations aroud the scottish highlands. DIdn't see Nessy unfortunatly but still a great trip so much to see in such little time. The tour guide was hilarious and very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Everything about this trip was perfect! Joe was a wonderful guide, especially because he is from the South Uist. Because nobody in my group did the cruise we were free to visit more places we would have otherwise missed. This trip is not to be missed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The tour was excellent!! Can't be more perfect. It was a beautiful day in highlands.
And the guide ( Andy) was Amazing he's like encyclopedia.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Fantastic day out, well worth the trip! Our guide Heather was excellent, some great photo opportunities.
Would highly recommended this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

We really enjoyed the tour! Don (I believe) was really nice and incredibly knowledgeable. I learned quite a bit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The trip was fab .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

An amazing tour. Our guide Heather was exceptional: very knowledgeable and entertaining. She made the long bus journey more interesting and I came away understanding more about the history of Scotland. The views were stunning and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

I had an amazing time on this tour and the guide was excellent. He had endless information to share with us, and full of quirky facts. His happy disposition and positive energy made for a great trip. I would highly reccomend this tour for anyone who will be spending any amount of time in Edinburgh!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

What an absolutely fantastic day even though it was raining. The driver Tony was a wealth of information and always had something going on, either talking or music, to pas the time away as it was a 12 hour tour. When we arrived at Loch Ness the sun came out for the 2 hours we were there so that we were able to explore the area. For anyone interested in seeing locks operate in a canal system it is a great place to see it operating. The scenery was wonderful. Thank you Tony for a memorable day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This is a great tour. Heather was our driver/guide. She pointed out all sort of neat things about the places we visited, as we as things about places we went by. The Highlands were very beautiful and I wish the tour was longer so we could have seen more. It is however a FULL day. Leaving at 8am and getting back around 20:30 or 21:00. So be prepared.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Wonderfully interesting trip. Tony, our guide/historian/driver was excellent and an asset to the company. He is also hilarious!

Scenery on route stunning and information provided and stories told by Tony second to none. I have a far greater appreciation of Scotland and its history than I had previously, so much so that I purchased a history of Scotland on my trip.

Cannot recommend this trip highly enough - thank you.

Mary, Ireland

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