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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip 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 by minivan in a small group limited to 16 passengers, with a local guide at the helm.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Glencoe, Loch Ness, and The Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

See the best of Scotland in one action-packed day on this 12.5-hour 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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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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’ll 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.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

Save valuable vacation time with skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Listen to your guide's commentary about the Scottish landmark's history as you walk through the fortress.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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St Andrews and Fife Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrews and Fife on this day trip from Edinburgh. You’ll cross the Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife where you’ll the pass by 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 Mercedes van, you’ll view Falkland and the Lomond Hills. Enjoy a small-group tour, limited to 16 people, for a memorable and personalized experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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Edinburgh Historical Walking Tour Including Skip the Line Entry to Edinburgh Castle

See the best of medieval yet modern Edinburgh this 2-hour walking tour with skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle. As you walk, listen as your guide shares the history of this formidable city with ancient Roman roots and UNESCO-listed pockets. Explore atmospheric cobbled walkways along the Royal Mile, breeze into Edinburgh Castle to witness royal opulence, and pass iconic locations like St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House.
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
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Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket

Avoid the queues at the ticket office and head straight to the scanning point to explore at your own pace. Visit St Margaret's Chapel, marvel at the Crown Jewels in the Royal Palace and discover the battles that shaped Scottish history at the on-site National War Museum. Whichever part of Scotland’s royal past intrigues you, you’re sure to find it at this imposing fortress on Castle Rock.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Witness dramatic landscapes and majestic castles on a full-day trip through Scotland’s West Highlands from Edinburgh. With a knowledgeable guide, soak up stunning scenery from the rugged Breadalbane Mountains to The Trossachs National Park. Visit the villages of Luss and Inveraray, and hear tales of famous Scottish heroes and rebels. Movie buffs will love the visit to Doune Castle, film site of Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small Group Day Trip 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 by Mercedes minivan is limited to 16 passengers for a memorable experience.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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 by minivan with a small group limited to 16 passengers for a personalized experience with your informative guide.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh

Discover the rugged beauty and cultural splendor of the Scottish Borders on a day trip from Edinburgh. Aboard a comfortable coach, visit the market town of Kelso and the magnificent Alnwick Castle, a featured film setting in Downton Abbey and the Harry Potter Series. Soak up the beauty of Northumberland as you make a final stop in the ancient seaside town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Entrance fees are your own expense.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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 you'll 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 will also regale you with stories about the area, making for an exciting, informative―and if you're lucky, truly 'legendary'―trip.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & the Borders Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Follow the trail of the Romans through ancient Scotland on this full-day tour from Edinburgh! With an expert guide, visit millennia-old Roman ruins such as Hadrian’s Wall, Dere Street, Birdoswald Fort, Steel Rigg, and soak up the beauty of Northumberland National Park, the Irthing Valley and the Southern Uplands. Travel with a small group to historic villages like Lanercost and hear the about Anglo-Scottish wars that once rattled the region.
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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4-Day Isle of Skye & West Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

Immerse yourself in the majesty of northwest Scotland on a 4-day tour of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh. In a small group, witness some of the world’s most dramatic scenery from spiny cliffs at Neist Point to brooding moors in Trossachs National Park. Visit must-see Scottish landmarks like Stirling Castle and Dunvegan Castle, and hear tragic tales such as the massacre of Glencoe. Three nights in 3-star lodging and daily breakfasts included.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Private Central Highlands driving tour

Escape the bustle of Edinburgh for a full-day private tour of the central Highlands. See castles, waterfalls, and historic villages as your local guide takes care of the driving. Customize the itinerary according to your personal interests, including a possible stop at a whisky distillery. Get personalized advice on where to eat traditional food. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2-Day Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

Explore the Highlands and Loch Ness on this 2-day tour from Edinburgh. Gaze over Loch Lomond from Luss Beach. Take in Loch Tulla and Glen Coe as a guide sheds light on Scotland’s troubled past. Enjoy free time to explore Fort William, then head up to Fort Augustus. Enjoy an optional Loch Ness cruise or Urquhart Castle visit, then perhaps learn of Scotland’s Jacobite Rising at the Culloden Battlefield. Learn how drams of whisky are made in a local distillery, then pass Perth and Kinross on route back to Edinburgh.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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5 Day Orkney, Ullapool & the Northern Highlands

The logistics of planning a trip to Scotland’s far north and Orkney Islands can be intimidating. Leave the travel planning and booking to the experts with this inclusive five-day tour that includes four nights’ accommodation and transportation (including ferry crossings). All you need to do is relax and soak up the scenery.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 days
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5-Day Isle of Skye, Oban, St Andrews and North West Highlands Tour

Breathtaking scenery, beautiful Highland lochs, mountains and glens, ancient castles and historical sites, large vibrant cities and stunning locations. In 5 days we’ll show you all of these plus more of this wee country than any other tour of its length. All lead by your Ness Bus/Hairy Coo Guide.Be amazed by the landscapes on this tour. From the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and ancient standing stones of Kilmartin to Oban. We will take you to beautiful Glencoe, Glenfinnan and the Great Glen. Tour a Scotch whisky distillery, ancient castles, Loch Ness and spend a night on the Isle of Skye. Take a seal spotting cruise on Loch Carron, and step back millions of years among the geological wonders of Scotland’s far North West Highlands.Delve into the Jacobite Rebellions at Culloden Battlefield and locations from Outlander, Harry Potter and James Bond. Stroll across the world famous links of St Andrews Old Course and wander among the buildings of Scotland’s oldest University.
  • Duration: 5 days
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  • Duration: 5 days
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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Explore famous landmarks and hidden secrets in Edinburgh on this 3-hour walking tour. Explore Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile with a guide, and gain insight into famous writers and inventors who have called the city home such as Sir Walter Scott, Alexander Graham Bell and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hear of Scotland's national bard — Robert Burns — and discover top landmarks such as St Giles’ Cathedral and the National Galleries of Scotland. Capture Edinburgh through the eye of your camera as you go, and find out what makes this ancient city tick.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

Escape the city to experience wild, small-town Scotland on this 5-day tour of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh. Aboard a luxury minivan, enjoy the scenery of Cairngorms National Park, Achmelvich Bay and the mysterious Loch Ness. Visit famous sites like the Old Man of Storr and Eilean Donan Castle, hear bloody histories like the massacre of Glen Coe, and admire the dramatic beauty of the Quiraing mountain pass. Four nights in 3- or 4-star lodging and daily breakfasts included.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders and Glenkinchie Distillery Tour from Edinburgh

Journey through the majestic Scottish Lowlands on this 7.5-hour Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders and Glenkinchie Distillery tour from Edinburgh. Travel with a guide to the village of Roslin and visit the iconic Roslyn Chapel. Take a scenic route along Scotland’s border to Melrose Abbey — believed to be the burial site of King Robert the Bruce’s heart — and enjoy lunch at your leisure. Admire panoramic views over the Scottish countryside and the Tweed River from Scott’s View. Sample Lowland whisky at the Glenkinchie Distillery, then return in comfort to Edinburgh.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Viking Coast and Alnwick Castle Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Discover Northumberland’s weird and wonderful history, from Vikings to wizards, on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Cross the border into North England and follow the causeway to Holy Island to learn about the island’s ancient Christian settlement and notorious Viking invasion. After visiting the hilltop Lindisfarne Castle, head back to the mainland and continue to Alnwick Castle, a magnificent palace with a completely different claim to fame – as a film location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey! This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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