Glencoe, Loch Ness, and The Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

Day Trips & Excursions in Edinburgh

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This 12 hour tour will fit in as much of Scotland as can possibly done in one day! You will witness the stunning scenery of Glencoe and Ben Nevis before you make your way to Loch Ness for a Jacobite cruise across its deep waters looking for evidence of its renowned resident, Nessie. Enjoy traveling in comfort on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches as you witness the stunning sights that Scotland has to offer.
This 12 hour tour departs from Edinburgh, passing Stirling Castle on your way to the first stop at Kilmahog. Here you can get to know the local residents, the Highlands Cows, and have time for some light refreshments.As you continue your journey northwards you will be immersed in the wonderful scenery of Rannoch Moor and Glencoe where a short stop will be made for photo opportunities. The tour will next stop at Fort William, via Loch Linnhe, where you will stop for lunch before reaching Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.Next your Driver-Guide will take you through the Great Glen and up to Urquhart Castle to reach Loch Ness, home to the Loch Ness monster, Nessie! Here you will spend a couple of hours at Loch Ness, with the chance to visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle (own expense) and take a boat cruise (own expense) across the Loch itself, keeping your eyes peeled for any stirrings in the water. The coach will then make its way through Inverness, named the ‘Capital of the Highlands’, before journeying back to Edinburgh through the Grampian Mountains and the Forest of Atholl. A refreshment stop is made in the lovely town of Pitlochry before you finally make it back to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Led by a local guide
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