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Discover the architectural delights and natural splendor of Scotland on a 3-day tour of Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London. Visit some of Scotland’s most important cultural institutions in its beautiful capital city of Edinburgh; gaze at the beguiling beauty of Loch Ness and the Great Glen on a guided tour; and travel through the scenic delights of the Scottish highlands while learning of the region’s rich historical heritage. Enjoy two nights accommodation in a comfortable B&B and travel by comfortable and scenic train from London to Edinburgh. 


  • Three-day rail tour from London to Edinburgh and the Highlands
  • Return standard-class train tickets from London to Edinburgh
  • Explore Edinburgh at your leisure
  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Edinburgh
  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle
  • Free Edinburgh city map and guide
  • Scenic Great Glen and Loch Ness
  • Two nights B&B accommodation

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What You Can Expect

3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London

Scottish Highlands

On your enriching 3-day tour of Scotland’s natural and architectural highlights, delve into the rich history of this intriguing country. Explore the capital city of Edinburgh on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour and gain entry into Edinburgh Castle, an impressive fortress with an ancient origin. Delight in the verdant beauty of the Scottish highlands on explorative tours and see the iconic Loch Ness, reputedly home to the mythical Loch Ness Monster. 

Included on the tour is the following: a return train ticket to London from Edinburgh; 2 nights accommodation; entry to Edinburgh Castle; a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket; and transportation by comfortable coach. 

Please see the Itinerary section for details of each day. 


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The Highlands tour was excellent. Out tour guide Rich was outstanding. He is a wealth of information about Scottish history and is a spell binding story teller! Loch Ness was beautiful and the crew on the boat ride were very informative. We opted for 1st class rail and it was worth it. Great service on the trip up to Edinburgh with no delays. A few delays on the return trip but we were fortunate to sit across from two Scottish lassies who were a wealth of information. The only negative were the hotel accommodations. It was a bare bones room with 2 twin size beds, no dressers or phone, one outlet and a wee TV. The beds, however, were comfortable and we didn't visit Edinburgh to watch TV. The staff at the hotel were very nice but we did have an issue after returning from the all day Highlands tour and finding that our bathroom was not cleaned and no fresh towels. Management quickly made sure we got our towels and offered complimentary drinks. This really is a great tour except for hotel and if you are fortunate enough to get Rich as your tour guide you will not be disappointed.

Clayton T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a great time - good value. We opted to go first class on the Train portion which was really nice.
The hotel in Edinburgh not exactly a Scottish guest house was actually much better than we had anticipated for the - it was a European hotel and perfectly located. The amt of time in Scotland was perfect and the Highland Tour was great. This is the only way that we would take a short 3-day exclusion in the future - nice job Viator !! C Taylor / USA .

Tracy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Absolutely loved it! Beautiful countryside. Our guide Heather was fantastic. She had some great historic stories that she talked about along the way. Very knowledgable and could make a little story seem like you were right there when it happened. Loved her! The trip was well worth it.

Amy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

So supportive! As a solo traveller, I was met at Kings Cross station where details of the trip were clearly explained to me. The lovely lady then personally escorted me to the train carriage. The train ride was a breeze, The Missoni Hotel was a real treat (though getting there is a little bit of a hike if lugging a suitcase). Kenny the bus driver was a fantastic and informative tour guide on our 11 hour day to the Loch Ness (I didn't mind your singing one bit!). Edinburgh is a beautiful city, rich with stunning architecture, history and culture. And plenty of whisky shops.

Ian Martin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Travelling first class on the train is a must for other travellers one is treated like a king as for the hotel one could not better .
the tour guide Andy was well informed on the whole trip and a joy full character on the bus

Courtney L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

The hotel was fantastic!
The Haggis Adventures tour to the Highlands and Loch Ness was my favourite part.
Thanks for a great trip!

Benjamin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Great Trip ! ! !
We stayed at the Missoni Hotel right near the castle, close to everything.
I wouldn't recommend coach, pay the extra for first class.
Amazing city cannot wait to go back.

Charles H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Amazing experience, hotel outstanding and guide (Emma) and driver (Keith) were exceptional.

Mark D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

This tour was great. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and the Scottish Highlands are magnificent. It was also fun taking a ferry ride on Loch Ness, although unfortunately I wasn't able to spot the monster!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2010

The tour guide was great on the trip to Loch Ness. Edinburgh was very nice. The hotel was good with typical smaller european room sizes. Overall all a very worth while trip. The boat trip on Loch Ness is a must or you won't see much of the loch.

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