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Day Trips

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

Take a personalized tour from Edinburgh to Loch Ness on this day trip to the Scottish Highlands. See wooded lochs and tucked-away villages as you journey through spectacular scenery en route to Glencoe, Cairngorms National Park, and Fort Augustus. Enjoy an optional boat tour in search of the Loch Ness Monster, marvel at the mountain peaks of Craig Meagaidh and traverse Drummochter Summit to Pitlochry. Travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach with a small group limited to 16 passengers.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

Immerse yourself in the rugged peninsular landscapes of the Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands on this 3-day trip from Edinburgh. During your visit to Scotland's wild northwest coast, you’re driven through the Highlands, including stops at Glencoe and Loch Ness. Stay overnight with daily breakfasts in the harbor town of Portree, where you find local pubs and have plenty of time to explore the Isle of Skye with your guide. Numbers are limited to 16 people on this small-group tour, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

Historical & Heritage Tours

Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

Save valuable vacation time with skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle on this walking tour. Listen to your guide's commentary about the Scottish landmark's history as you walk through the fortress.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

Marvel at the majesty of rural Scotland on this 3-day Isle of Skye and Highlands tour from Edinburgh. Visit the Culloden Battlefield with a guide and learn of Scotland’s Jacobite Rising. Enjoy an optional Loch Ness cruise or Urquhart Castle visit, and gaze over Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh. Discover a relaxed pace of life in the harbor town of Portree, on the Isle of Skye. Take an optional whisky distillery tour in Fort William, then take in the lochs of Tulla and Lomond on route to Edinburgh.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

Day Trips

Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh

See the best of Scotland in one action-packed day on this Glencoe, Loch Ness and the Highlands tour from Edinburgh. Pass Stirling Castle on route to Kilmahog with a guide, then continue through Rannoch Moor to the soaring Highland peaks of Glen Coe. Head along the banks of Loch Linnhe to Fort William and gaze over Ben Nevis — Scotland’s highest mountain. Enjoy free time to explore Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, and learn the famous legend of Nessie! Visit Inverness, then travel through the mighty Grampian Mountains to Edinburgh.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Overnight Tours

2-Day Jacobite Experience including the Hogwarts Express

This 2-day heritage tour of the Scottish Highlands features historic locations linked to the Jacobite movement of 18th-century Scotland. Visit the village of Dunkeld, drive through Cairngorm National Park to Loch Ness, and stay overnight in Fort Augustus. You’ll ride to Mallaig aboard the Jacobite steam train, featured as the Hogwarts Express in the popular Harry Potter films. Along the way, hear tales of battles fought by the Jacobites — supporters of the exiled King James II.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Day Trips

Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Uncover the mysteries of Loch Ness on an exciting day-trip from Edinburgh. Set out north along Scotland's West Coast to experience one of the country's most iconic lochs, best known for the fabled 'monster' said to reside deep within its waters. En route, pass some incredible sights, including the ruins of Linlithgow Palace, Ben Nevis―Britain's tallest mountain―and dramatic Highlands landscapes recognizable from films like 'Skyfall.' Your guide regales you with stories about the area, making for an exciting, informative―and if you're lucky, truly legendary―trip.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Royal Edinburgh Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tours, Edinburgh Castle Admission

Discover the best of Edinburgh without the stress of public transit and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your 48-hour pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a panoramic sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your ticket offers five route options with dozens of strategically placed stops. Have the added bonus of free entry to royal sites like Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Day Trips

St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrews and Fife on this day trip from Edinburgh. Cross the Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife and pass by the coastal villages of East Neuk. Then pay homage to the town of St. Andrews, home to Scotland's oldest university and the Old Course where golf is routinely played. Driving in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, see Falkland and the Lomond Hills. Enjoy a small-group tour, limited to 16 people, for a memorable and personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

An Edinburgh bus tour is the perfect way to hear commentary on city sights and get a panoramic overview. This City Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh lets you hop on and off at 14 strategically placed stops as many times as you like. Board the open-top double-decker bus and travel the entire route, or stop at Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum and many more. Buses depart approximately every 20 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Ports of Call Tours

Highlights of Scotland Luxury Private Sightseeing Tour with Scottish Driver

There’s no need to coordinate your own visit to the blustery Scottish Highlands, Lochs, and whisky distilleries, when you can explore in luxury on this full-day, comprehensive, and customizable tour. Your local driver will tell stories as they transport your private tour group between attractions in comfort and style, freeing you up to enjoy the scenery and experience the best Scotland has to offer.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh

Explore the stunning Scottish Highlands on a full-day excursion that includes Glencoe and Loch Ness. Set own from Edinburgh aboard a comfortable coach bus to experience some of the area's top sights and attractions. Tour Deanston Distillery and sample its whisky, learn the fascinating history of Glencoe—a village made modernly famous as a setting for James Bond and Harry Potter films—and opt to take a boat cruise upon iconic Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the famous 'Nessie' as you go.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Day Trips

Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Visit the royal stronghold of Stirling Castle and the majestic Loch Lomond on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Escape the city for a scenic drive through the countryside, stopping to snap photos of Highland cows, the Trossachs National Park, and Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. After touring the impressive Stirling Castle, soak up the scenery around Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest lake. Finish your Scottish experience sampling Scotch whisky at the acclaimed Glengoyne Distillery.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Journey to the frontier of ancient Rome on this full-day tour of Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish borders from Edinburgh. First up is a tour of the 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, famously featured in ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and renowned for its mysterious stone carvings and unique architecture. After lunch (not included), stop at Melrose Abbey, the burial site of King Robert the Bruce’s heart, and look out over the English border from Cheviot Hills, before walking along the UNESCO-listed Hadrian’s Wall.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Speyside Whisky Trail: Glenlivet, The Macallan, and Glenfiddich Distilleries

Whether you are a whisky aficionado or a complete novice, this Whisky Trail has something for everyone. You will be picked up from where you are staying and transported in comfort, safety, and style to Speyside. This is a private tour and only your group will participate.If you book between April and October you will visit the big three Speyside distilleries, namely The Macallan, Glenlivet, and Glenfiddich. The agenda is flexible so depending on whether you have chosen to book a tour at one of the distilleries, we will agree the timing for your day before setting off together.PLEASE NOTE: the Glenlivet Distillery closes from November to March and therefore an alternative distillery will be agreed with you if you decide to book during these months.At the end of the Whisky Trail, we will head back to your starting point or another location by prior arrangement.NOTE: Depending on your starting location, the round trip from your location to Speyside could be as much as seven hours.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Cultural Tours

4-Day Islay and the Whisky Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

Indulge in natural wonders, charming locales and fine whiskies on a 4-day small-group tour of Isle of Islay. Travel to the Scottish Hebrides, where jagged peaks and white sand beaches set the stage for a centuries-old whisky-making tradition. Spend four days exploring the remote archipelago and visiting up to six distilleries such as Laphroaig and Ardbeg, and enjoy three evenings of relaxation at the 4-star Bowmore Distillery Cottages.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days

Day Trips

Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands

This full-day Scottish Highlands tour takes you on a scenic drive from Edinburgh to the fabled Loch Ness. The 12-hour journey travels by coach across Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe and through the Great Glen to Fort Augustus, where you’re treated to a locally made picnic lunch. Take an optional boat ride on the legendary loch in search of ‘Nessie’ before the return trip over the Pass of Drumochter and through the forests and rivers of Highland Perthshire, with views of the UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Cultural Tours

Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & The North West Highlands - 2 Day Tour from Edinburgh

Experience Scotland’s dramatic landscapes with this two-day tour in the Highlands, including an overnight stay in the town of Fort William. Skip the hassle of a rental car and enjoy round-trip transportation from Edinburgh. Itinerary highlights include Doune Castle, Loch Ness, and the Commando Memorial. Learn about Scottish history from a local guide during this small-group tour.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Cultural Tours

Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

See Stirling Castle, the Kelpies monument, and Loch Lomond on this day trip from Edinburgh. Pass Linlithgow Palace on the way to the Kelpies, said to be the largest equine sculptures in the world. Then travel through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, where you can join your guide on a nature walk, before heading to Stirling Castle for an optional interior tour (own expense). This small-group tour in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach is limited to 16 passengers for a memorable experience.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Experience Scotland's rugged countryside on a Highlands and whisky tour from Edinburgh. In a small-group, visit Scotland’s hilly Lowlands and forested Highlands, where you can spot waterfalls and migrating salmon in the River Braan. Stop in quaint towns for refreshments and optional whisky tastings, and soak up the stunning landscape — a mosaic of verdant glens, loch, and rivers. Along the way, learn the often dark history of this wild region.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh

Experience the beauty of rural Scotland on this 9.5-hour West Highland lochs and castles day trip from Edinburgh. Visit the iconic Doune Castle in Stirlingshire with a guide, then head deep into the Scottish Highlands. Take in fine views over shimmering lakes and soaring peaks, and enjoy an hour’s free time in Glen Ogle. Then, head onward to Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle — widely considered Scotland's prettiest castle. Explore the highland village of Inveraray and perhaps visit Inveraray Castle. Travel through the beautiful Arrochar Alps back to Edinburgh.
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
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Ghost & Vampire Tours

The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

Edinburgh is known for its dark past, and this evening walking tour is the original one to showcase the city's historically sinister and spooky side. Discover the hidden ‘wynds’ (alleys) and closes of the Old Town as you learn their mysteries and horrors; visit the ghost-ridden Greyfriars Kirkyard; and explore the city’s underground vaults to uncover their spirits and secrets. Your tour is led by a creepily costumed guide.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Half-day Tours

3-Hour Edinburgh Secret Food Tour

Scotland is renowned for its unique cuisine, but Edinburgh’s foodie hotspots are best explored with a local guide. On this small-group walking tour, discover the UNESCO-listed Old and New Towns, and sample Scottish classics such as Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, Scotch whisky, and afternoon tea.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Multi-day Tours

2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

Discover the Scottish Highlands on a leisurely 2-day trip from Edinburgh that includes overnight accommodation at a hotel or bed & breakfast. Visit two of Scotland’s most popular spots—Loch Ness and Inverness—during scenic drives among pine forests, dramatic castles and charming villages, with an optional boat ride on Loch Ness. Travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach with a small group limited to 16 passengers for a personalized experience with your informative guide.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days


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