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


  • Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
  • Traverse one of Scotland's most stunning and stark landscapes en route to find the fabled Loch Ness Monster, Nessie
  • Learn the true story behind 'Braveheart,' see the ruins of Linlithgow Palace and find yourself in a setting literally straight out of a Harry Potter film
  • Seek out Nessie from the shores of Loch Ness, or board a boat for a chance to to come face-to-face with her on the water
  • Have a leisurely stroll through a Highlands village and drive across the impressive Forth Road Bridge
  • Enjoy fascinating facts and stories from a lively onboard guide

What You Can Expect

Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Optional cruise on Loch Ness

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

What a wonderful trip. The Highlands are truly amazing! Our tour guide, Kevin, was phenomenal and made the 12 hours on the road a learning experience as well as an entertaining one. His dining suggestions were spot on and all the people we met were friendly and very glad to see us. Great!

dawn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Danny the guide make this long trip seem shorter than it was! An early 7:45 meeting time and later return makes this tour about 1.5 hours longer, but Danny made sure he was able to include extra little stops to see extra items and let us strech our legs so the travel on the bus didn't seem as long as it was. He managed to include many things, like the Hairy Coo, waterfalls, look-out spots, so you can appreciate the Highlands for the diverse area it really is. Excellent driver and guide! Perfect size tour if you don't want to fell like a Hairy Coo.
Also must note that this operator contacted me early enough to change two tours around because one did not have the minimum number of people, they were fast, polite, and quickly made adjustments for me, and ensured I did not have to reprint documents.

Sergio Rodrigues Portugal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Considering the amount of mileage done and the time available, the tour is very well put together and allows a lot of stops along the way, to enjoy the scenery as much as possible. The driver was amazing, with that typical Scottish humour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Driving through the highlands, relaxing and the tour guide delicious


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour was great and had a really good time! Angela our tour guide/driver was entertaining us with music and fun facts. She is also particular about punctuality. She stops and recommend places which are perfect for picture taking. I would go for this tour again next time I visit Edinburgh.

Richard P M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A wonderful tour, guided by a fantastic Highlander by the name of James, an experienced, knowledgeable and proud Scotsman who not only imparted invaluable geographical knowledge, but also a lot of historical background to many of the sites we drove through and/or stopped at. The scenery is breathtaking the Highlands are truly a sight to behold, the road long and winding be prepared to spend a lot of time in the bus, the stops welcome and always well organized. The Loch Ness, focal destination of the tour, is a beautiful lake with possibly a monster by the name of Nessie who lives in it, but who failed to show up when I was there maybe she was off sick that day. Pack layers, bring a bit of food, and be ready for surprise rain showers. But by all means, go on that tour and stock up on memories that will last you a life time!

James D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our tour guide was excellent. She went out of her way to make sure everyone got to see what they wanted. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see the Highlands and Loche Ness.

Paolo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Very interesting excellent commentary and driving from our guide Keith. Would recommend this tour !

Jane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Organized, small group, driver very knowledgeable

Charlene R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Even with the rain, the tour was amazing. Niall, our guide, gave us lots of history, news, and recent events to entertain us through the long journey. We even had stops to take pictures of the scenery. Scotland is a beautiful place and I would recommend this tour to everyone who visits.

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