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Magical Glen Nevis begins near the northern end of the town and wraps itself around the southern flanks of Ben Nevis (1345m) – Britain's highest mountain and a magnet for hikers and climbers. The glen is also popular with movie makers – parts of Braveheart (1995), Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2018), the Harry Potter movies and the Outlander TV series were filmed here.


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$61.04 Cultural & Theme Tours

Loch Ness, Highlands, Glencoe Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rabbie's ToursCheck-in at least 15 mins prior to published departure time and meet with your driver for the day.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Glencoe Mountain, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandBe moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandFort Augustus boasts the Caledonian Canal, which is a great spot to relax and watch the boats sail by. You stop here for nearly 1hour 30min to give you time for lunch and time to take in the scenery around Scotland's most famous loch.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandTake a chance to go on an optional boat cruise or wander around this alluring and eerie loch.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandTravel through thick pine-clad slopes and take in views of fast-flowing rivers.

$59.71 Cultural & Theme Tours

Scottish Highlands, Glencoe, and Loch Ness Tour from Glasgow

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rabbie's Tours GlasgowCheck-in 15 mins prior to published departure time and meet with your driver for the day.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Glencoe Mountain, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandBe moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandTake a chance to go on an optional boat cruise or wander around this alluring and eerie loch.Duration: 1 hour

$197.70 Cultural & Theme Tours

2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

ItineraryDay 1: Edinburgh - Fort Augustus - InvernessStop At: Loch Lubnaig, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandEnjoy this wonderful landscape and perfect stop for great photos!Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Glencoe Mountain, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandBe moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tale of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandTake a chance to explore a ruined castle overlooking Loch Ness.Take a chance to explore a ruined castle overlooking Loch Ness.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandTake a chance to go on an optional boat cruise (April - October) or wander around the shores of this alluring and eerie loch.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Commando Monument, Spean Bridge, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandScenic views and quick photo stop at this inspirational memorial.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Inverness ScotlandThe ‘Capital of the Highlands’ blends Victorian architecture with a lively modern lifestyle.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Inverness.Day 2: Inverness - Culloden - Pitlochry - EdinburghStop At: Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandExperience the Battle of Culloden, admire Jacovite artefacts and visit the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite RisingDuration: 35 minutesStop At: Clava Cairns, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandTravel through winding back roads and discover a 4,000 year old cemetery.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Dalwhinnie Distillery, Dalwhinnie, Scottish Highlands, Scotland(optional stop depending on the itinerary of the day - not guaranteed)Tour and tasting (with chocolate and free whisky glass)Duration: 45 minutesStop At: House of Bruar at Blair Atholl, Blair Atholl, Perth and Kinross, ScotlandOpportunity to either walk to a scenic waterfall or passengers can visit the shopping/food area.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandGaze in awe at Scotland’s most beautifully rounded peaks.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$63.69 Day Trips & Excursions

Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

Take a day trip from Edinburgh to discover the Scottish Highlands and the famous Loch Ness. Begin your journey by bus heading north from Edinburgh past the inspiring sculptures of the Kelpies and the imposing Stirling Castle. Pass the Trossachs, cross Rannoch Moor, and stop at the dramatic Glen Coe, the site of the infamous massacre in 1692. Pass through Fort William, one of the largest settlements in the Scottish Highlands, before driving through the Great Glen. All the while your guide will talk you through the most important and interesting sights of the region. When you arrive at Fort Augustus, a charming Highland village on the banks of the famous Loch Ness, take a leisurely stroll through the village or simply relax by the Caledonian Canal. Enjoy a locally produced ‘Taste of Scotland ’picnic lunch that includes a bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches and shortbread. If you want to learn more about Scottish cuisine, your guide can direct you to some great local cafés for more tasty treats. You also have the opportunity to take a 1-hour boat cruise on the loch (own expense). Discover the mysteries of the legendary Nessie monster on a custom-built boat designed specifically for sailing on this loch, equipped with the very latest underwater imaging technology, giving you a fascinating view of the terrain and life under the surface. Relax with a coffee or beer at the onboard bar. Your journey continues past the shimmering Loch Laggan and then over the Pass of Drumochter, the main mountain pass connecting the northern and southern Scottish Highlands. Heading south, pass Perthshire and Big Tree Country, filled with lush forests, rivers and mountains, before getting an impressive view of Forth Bridge. Your Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands day tour ends in Edinburgh around 8pm.

$298.55 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

DetailsYou will get to experience Scotland through its scenery, culture and history in this three day tour brought to you by one of our fantastic driver-guides. Depart from Edinburgh and day one will take you through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. You’ll have to time to explore a picturesque villages perched on the banks of the loch. From here we’ll head a further north to one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, Glen Coe. Once sight of the gruesome MacDonald Clan Massacre; this glen of dramatic mountains and waterfalls will be a highlight of your Scottish trip. Your lunchtime stop will be in Fort William, many films were shot in or near this bustling Highland town. You can also take in views of Ben Nevis, the UK's tallest peak. Our day ends with a visit to one of Scotland’s most iconic castles, Eilean Donan (own expense). Perched on a small tidal island where Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh meet, the backdrop to the castle is as unforgettable as the castle itself.Overnight: Isle of SkyeAfter breakfast, your second day is dedicated to the Isle of Skye. Your experienced driver-guide will ensure you get the most out of your day on the island based on weather and your group. You’ll be able to enjoy a leisurely lunch (own expense) in the colorful harbor town of Portree. The rest of the afternoon will be spent taking you to various beautiful spots such as Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr and the opportunity to taste a few drams of whisky.Overnight: Skye.After another restful night of the Isle of Skye, we’ll journey off the island to Loch Ness, the deepest loch in the UK and home of the famous monster Nessie. There are many ways to experience the beauty and mystery, perhaps a Jacobite cruise (own expense) to see Urquhart Castle (own expense) or just monster spotting from the shore, the choice is yours! We’ll then make our way to Culloden Battlefield. Here you have the chance to stand upon the place of the famous 1745 battle, and learn about it in the interactive visitor centre (own expense). We’ll then journey south to the pretty town of Pitlochry perched on the River Tummel, before returning to the capital city of Edinburgh.

$65.02 Cultural & Theme Tours

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

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Royal Mile, Edinburgh, ScotlandWe depart from the Lawnmarket, Royal MileStop At: Glen Coe, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAs 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. Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Great Glen Way, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe pause in the Fort William area for lunch and then travel through the Great Glen and experience breathtaking scenery.Stop At: Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe stop here at Urquhart Castle for those who want to enter the Castle and take the 30 minute cruise on Loch Ness. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandFrom Urquhart Castle, passengers also have the option of taking an hour long cruise across the Loch. For those who wish to do so, your Driver-Guide will drop you off at Loch Ness for the 5* Jacobite Cruise. A perfect excuse for a spot of Nessie Hunting!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pitlochry VisitScotland iCentre, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, ScotlandAfter Loch Ness, our tour passes through Inverness, Capital of the Highlands and begins its journey home. We travel down through the Highlands to the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Here we have time to grab a quick bite to eat and wander its streets before returning to Edinburgh.Duration: 45 minutes