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Glencoe, Loch Ness, and The Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 7 more


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.
  • Discover Glencoe, Loch Ness and the Highlands in a day—ideal for travellers short on time
  • Admire the iconic Stirling Castle and impressive Grampian Mountains as you journey through the wild landscape
  • Learn some of Scotland's rich history from your guide—ideal for history buffs
  • Enjoy free time to explore Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle at your leisure

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Winnie W
, May 2019

The tour was very entertaining, I originally was concerned, about a 12 hr. tour, but the driver Laura was telling us stories and historical “facts” about Scotland and their leaders. She also had a wonderful musical selection after her discussion that was very evocative of the subjects she was discussing.
She made great suggestions of were to eat, and what to look for during our stops.

Pertti Y
, May 2019

I was expecting opportunies for good photos, but all stops were made on non-photographic places. A lot of driving, some nice scenery trough bus window, but extremely badly planned stops. During last 100 kilometers the driver was just too tired to drive.

Miriam H
, Apr 2019

It was a nice trip. Patrick our driver was amazing, funny and really knowledgeable about Scottish history. He explained all the way up, everything we were seeing around.
The place where we stopped to eat though has very little variaty and not too tasty. Also, I thought that we would see more of glenvoG and Highlands, but it's only a quick stop. So you really only pay for the service ( that was great) and the bus.. loch Ness is amazing but again be aware that the castle and the boat it's not include in the price. Take cash with you if you want to do it.

Marina B
, Jan 2019

The Scottish Highlands are beautiful, so worth visiting! The van was great and you can charge your phone in it. Our guide, Hamish, is the best! He has a lot a patient, even with late people, a great humor and knows everything about the places around the tour. I definitely recommend taking the tour with him!

, Oct 2018

Our driver/ guide Jamie was excellent, good driver, I'm impressed with his skills on narrow roads. Information useful fun sense of humor relaxing on return trip with his selection of music. Great value for price. Wonderful sightseeing trip would do it again

Jamesena D
, Oct 2018

This was a very long day, 12.5 hrs. Jamie was terrific and kept it moving well. You are very lucky to have such a caring, compassionate and knowledgeable guide as Jamie. The tour was fantastic, thank you Jamie you’re the best!,,

Kathryn T
, Oct 2018

This was an awesome trip. A bus full of people affords some logistical challenges. Long bathroom lines and food lines but nothing could spoil this beautiful ride. Our driver was patient and attentive. We were so glad we only took the half hour Loch Ness boat ride and explored the castle area. The castle area was very windy but the views were worth the rain and mud. Just beautiful. The boat ride ended up being a lot of people trying to stay dry. If it was sunny it would have been great. Top of the list for us.

, Jul 2018

It was a large bus so we did not have a small group experience and I should have read this before booking. The coach guids was good and he told us bits of information all through the tour. W felt that the bus should have stopeed at Fort williams for lunch instead of where it stops since Fort williams would have had a lot more choices. In the begining the bust guide made us wait for a long time before we could board the bus inspite of coming from the other end. This made us get the seats at the last row which was not acceptable to us.However looks like the guide was a kid so we overlooked it.We loved the Urquart castle experience though. It was great!

, Jul 2018

Great tour!! Long day but well worth it. Just wish we had more time at each stop...but understand there is a schedule to keep. Our Tour guide Paul was over the top the best. His knowledge, wit, personality made the tour a definite 5 stars!!

, Apr 2018

This tour has a lot of beautiful scenery. However, it is way too rushed and crowded. The meal stops are too short. The stop has one cafe and no enough toilets. There were several other coaches at this stop and there was not enough time to get food and use the toilet. The same situation occurred at the lunch stop. If you want to do this itinerary, choose a small group tour.

Product code: 6898P6

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