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Scottish Highlands Tours from Edinburgh

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The mountains, moorlands, and mist-shrouded lochs of the Scottish Highlands are a photographer’s dream, and there’s plenty to see and do in the region. Scotland’s small size means it’s easy to visit from Edinburgh—read on for our top tour options.

Guided Day Trips
Maximize your time with a guided day tour from Edinburgh and visit several attractions in one day. Drive north through the Cairngorms National Park to Glencoe and Loch Ness; head west to admire Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, and Trossachs National Park; or enjoy Scotch whisky tastings in Pitlochry. For a more personalized experience, opt for a small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people.

Guided Multi-Day Tours
A multi-day tour means you can travel further afield and see more of the Scottish Highlands. Perhaps take a 2-day tour to Inverness and Loch Ness; explore the West Highlands and cruise out to the Isle of Skye on a 3-, 4-, or 5-day tour; or escape the beaten track on an extended tour to the remote Orkney Islands. Multi-day tours typically include accommodation, ferry transport, meals, and entrance fees.

Things to Know
  • The Scottish Highlands make up Scotland’s northernmost region, and the capital, Inverness, is set about a 3.5-hour drive north of Edinburgh.
  • Day tours from Edinburgh typically last between 9 and 12 hours, so prepare for a long trip.
  • Be sure to bring your camera, comfortable walking shoes, and water and snacks for the journey.
  • Some tours provide hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees.

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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, null
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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1866 Reviews

Explore Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands on this 12-hour tour from Edinburgh. Depart from Edinburgh by air-conditioned minivan and travel out into ...  Read more

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

From USD $64.04
3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh Including 'Hogwarts Express' Ride, ... 
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh Including 'Hogwarts Express' Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 165 Reviews

Experience the Highland beauty of the Isle of Skye on a 3-day excursion from Edinburgh. You'll spend two nights on the Isle of Skye, see legendary Loch Ness ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $582.05
West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Multi-day Tours
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West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 549 Reviews

Spend a day experiencing Scotland’s majestic lochs and castles on this day trip to the western Scottish Highlands, whose dramatic scenery will amaze you. See ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.35
Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands

4.5 star rating: Recommended 217 Reviews

Go on a fantastic tour from Edinburgh to explore the legendary myths of Loch Ness and enjoy the diverse range of Scottish Highland scenery. Drive through the ...  Read more

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

From USD $65.46
2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small Group Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 183 Reviews

Spend two days exploring Loch Ness and Inverness, past and present, on a small-group trip to the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. As you enjoy scenic drives ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $165.22
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Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Overnight Tours
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Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 401 Reviews

Travel to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond in style on a small-group tour by Mercedes minivan from Edinburgh. With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.65
5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small Group Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

Discover the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 5-day tour from Edinburgh. Traveling in a luxury minivan with a knowledgeable guide, see some of ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $675.98
5-Day Orkney Islands Tour from Edinburgh Including the Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh, Multi-day ... 
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5-Day Orkney Islands Tour from Edinburgh Including the Scottish Highlands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Venture to the far-flung Orkney Islands on a 5-day tour from Edinburgh with 3-star accommodation included, and visit top Highland towns and attractions, too! ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $747.13
Scottish Highlands Day Trip and Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh, Multi-day Tours
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Scottish Highlands Day Trip and Edinburgh Military Tattoo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

Tour the Scottish Highlands on a day trip from Edinburgh, and then watch the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at night. Capturing the essence of ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $192.12
4-Day Tour of the West Highlands and Isle of Skye from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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4-Day Tour of the West Highlands and Isle of Skye from Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Discover the beguiling beauty of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 4-day small-group tour from Edinburgh. Explore Isle of Skye at a relaxed pace for ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $553.59

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