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Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Pitlochry Tour from Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • 12 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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. Visit to Callander "Gateway to the Highlands", 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.
  • Full-day tour of the Scottish Highlands, from Edinburgh
  • Explore the spectacular and scenic Scottish Highlands via comfortable coach
  • A short visit to the town of Callander and Loch Ness cruise
  • Try and snap a picture of the Loch Ness monster herself, 'Nessie'
  • Enjoy a brief visit to the scenic burgh of Pitlochry

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Experienced 'Hairy Coo' Driver-Guide providing live commentary and story telling throughout
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Regular Comfort Breaks
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Optional cruise can be purchased on morning of tour
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Deacon's House Cafe
    304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK

    **Meeting point is at the bus stop outside Deacon's House Cafe** Please plan your journey in advance, allowing time for city traffic, and arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in. All tours depart promptly and we cannot wait for latecomers. Check-In 7:45 AM, Tour Departs 8:00 AM SHARP

Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park (Pass By)


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fort William (Pass By)

Fort Augustus Abbey

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Commando Monument

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cairngorms National Park (Pass By)


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Forth Bridge (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age to travel is 7 years old. Photo ID, such as a passport, may be required. Children (8-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • There are opportunities to take short nature walks, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear.
  • This tour in an air-conditioned midi-coach, hosted by a local Scottish guide, rated 5-stars by the official Scottish Tourist Board
  • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers in order to operate.
  • Near public transportation
  • There are regular stops on tour to purchase food and refreshments that cater for most dietary requirements
  • There are regular stops on tour for comfort breaks
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No animals allowed on tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 57 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

It was a long day but really worth it and also had just the right amount of stops in between all the driving so you didn't feel too cooped up in the bus.
Weather cool to cold but good for time of year.
Highly recommended for those wanted to experience the Scottish highlands and don’t have too much time for it!


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The tour was really good. William made it more great with wonderful playlist. Kudos!
Sleeja_M, May 2023
The Lochness Cruise, it just took my breath away. Weather was wonderful and we had good snapping spots as well.
Worth it!
Amanda_L, May 2023
Totally worth the long day! Tour guide told excellent stories about the history. Bus was clean and comfortable. Glad we were able to do and see so much in just one tour. I recommend the Loch Ness cruise as well as I also found it very interesting an also enjoyed the bar on board :)
Incredible way to see Scotland
Melina_P, May 2023
An incredible all-day tour to get out and see what Scotland has to offer! Although our stay was only in Edinburgh, with this tour I feel like we got to really explore more of Scotland, learn some incredible history, and explore some small towns. Would definitely recommend!
Awesome day trip to Loch Ness!
Debra_V, May 2023
Our driver was Ryan, the king, and he was a delight!! His stories, his tunes on the speakers, his humor, all first class!! This is worth the long ride (multiple stops), and I highly recommend it👍
A Scottish fairy tale
Iliyan_T, May 2023
The tour was great, a very good way to experience this side of the country for the short time we had. The guide was great and I would highly recommend him - Anthony. For the time and money - it's great value. Decent amount of stops for coffee or toilet, and most of all the guide help with information about good locations for local food and experience.
Great guide and itinerary
Adi_B, May 2023
Excellent driver-guide (thank you Alistair!!), very knowledgeable! The format was stories and explanations in the bus, so we could explore freely at each stop. The loch ness tour was great, and each location had the required facilities (toilets & food).
Superb day out into the Highlands and Loch Ness!
Bev_C, May 2023
We had a full and wonderful day out into the Highlands and Loch Ness. Loved Freddy’s careful chosen playlist of Scottish themed tracks as background to the journey. Scenery and cruise on Loch Ness was beautiful as was the superb weather …all which enhanced the experience. Highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic tour!!!
Angel_R, May 2023
Very entertaining and educational tour guides (Brian, Frazer) and all places visited were as good as expected.
Great introduction to the Highlands
Margo_S, May 2023
Wonderful tour with Alistair. Spectacular scenery and the full range of climates for the whole journey. Marvelled at the gruesome Scottish history along the way. Fort Augustus a pretty little settlement on the canal for lunch. Unfortunately the boat did not run when we were there as it had run aground but lovely walk to see Loch Ness instead. Enjoyed the Scottish sound track played on the journey back to Edinburgh, a great day out!
Canadian visiting Edinburgh
Yvonne_R, May 2023
Beautiful weather that day, guide and driver amazing. Great memories to take back to Canada with me. Bonus going on a short cruise on Loch Ness.
Brian is the best!
Nela_S, May 2023
What a wonderful tour! We had the best time with the greatest tour guide Brian. Seriously, when taking this tour, ask for him! A lovely day full of fun, laughter, singing and so much more. And some of the views of Highlands were truly breathtaking 😍
Scenic with great commentary
Karen_B, May 2023
Allister was an excellent guide. The stories and history lessons that he provided were interesting and added to the experience. The countryside was beautiful! There were a good number of stops to view sites and stretch our legs. Not their fault, but the Loch Ness cruise was canceled when the Loch Ness "ran out of water" ( canal lock water was too low for the boat).
We had a wonderful day...
Charisse_d, May 2023
We had a wonderful day and fell in love with the Highlands!!! Alistair was a great guide!!! Very knowledgeable and humorous!!! We 1000% recommend this tour!!! Lots of great photo opportunities!!
Rod is the best guide ever!
Pamela_H, May 2023
Loved this tour!!! Our guide, Rod was outstanding! He was funny and very knowledgeable. The tour is very long, but well worth it. Rod, thanks for the memories and the little bag of food to feed the hairy coos!! 😋
Go with Todd
CM_S, May 2023
Todd was great! He was so funny and knowledgeable without constantly talking. The boat company cancelled our Lochness boat cruise and he was able to work around it for us. Would recommend!
What a fulfilling trip!
Megan_P, May 2023
Couldn't be happier that we decided to take this trip. We only had a few days and Scotland and this trip did not disappoint! The scenery of the highlands is breathtaking and our guide Nestor made the journey worth every pound spent. He was a wealth of knowledge and truly guided us from beginning to end sharing everything from history and geography, flora and fauna, science of whisky making and a playlist full of Scottish artists (which he happily shared after the trip). He was patient with my unending questions and had a beautiful spirit and life outlook. I recommend sitting close to the front and really indulging in the knowledge he has to share. You will be impressed!
A dream!
Kalia_L, May 2023
Our tour guy was above and beyond! Funny, instructive. We learn history, culture etc. I really recommend this tour. I can’t wait to go back.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent day trip
Doris_B, May 2023
Our guide Ian is an excellent driver and very knowledgeable about the Cotswolds. He was superb and we enjoyed the trip and learned a lot from him.
Excellent Experience and...
Sal_R, May 2023
Excellent Experience and Anthony our tour guide was an 11 out of 0-10. Recommend to anyone. Fun and just a great time
Excellent tour coverage . Safe driver
Patricia_P, May 2023
The tour was filled with all the best locations . A very safe driver Scott - knowledgeable, dressed in Scottish outfit , entertained with stories .


Product code: 30740P1

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