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Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness, and Glen Coe from Edinburgh

Meet at a central location in Edinburgh and head toward the Scottish Highlands on a comfortable coach to begin your daylong adventure. On the way, see the impressive new Queensferry Crossing and the Forth Railway Bridge (UNESCO Heritage Site), a red cantilever bridge connecting Edinburgh to the countryside. Stop in the picturesque town of Pitlochry for a cup of tea or some home-baked cakes (own expense). Make your way through Britain’s highest mountain range in Cairngorms National Park, taking in sensational panoramas at every turn. Then, arrive at Loch Ness, where you will have time to have lunch at a nearby restaurant or enjoy a picnic (own expense). If weather conditions permit, hop on a boat with your guide and enjoy a cruise and tour the famous ruins of Urquhart Castle (own expense) around this world-famous loch. Keep your eyes peeled for the legendary Loch Ness Monster, a dinosaur-like creature who some believe lurks deep beneath these waters. Have your camera ready – even if you don’t spot ‘Nessie,’ the atmospheric Loch Ness area is beautiful. Should you choose not to take the boat and castle tour - free time to explore the charming highland village of Drumnadrochit.Continue your drive to Glen Coe, a lushly rugged glen formed by an ice age glacier. Learn how this breathtaking place was the site of a terrible massacre in 1692 that took the lives of scores of members of the MacDonald clan. On the way back to Edinburgh, pass by Stirling, an ancient Scottish city known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands.’ Admire the town’s magnificent cliffside castle as you hear tales of William Wallace, a medieval Scottish war hero who was immortalized in the Oscar-winning film Braveheart. Your tour concludes in central Edinburgh.

$63.47 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

$62.12 Day Trips & Excursions

Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAfter crossing Loch Leven at Ballachulish, we stop for lunch in the Fort William area before following the course of the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Fort Augustus on Loch Ness. Here we will cruise on the loch for an hour or so, or enjoy the tranquil little village on the banks of Loch Ness. Please note, this part of the tour may be subject to change due to weather conditions in the winter months.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Rannoch Moor, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, ScotlandAfter our stop at Fort Augustus and Loch Ness, the tour will begin it’s return journey south. You will pass by Loch Laggan, the set for the internationally recognised ‘Monarch of the Glen’, before making a stop in picturesque Pitlochry, a delightful Victorian resort town.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Glen Coe, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotlandsometimes referred to as the Glen of Weeping, was the scene of the infamous 'Massacre of Glencoe' in 1692. The Glen has a number of viewing stops on the road through the valley, and the National Trust for Scotland has a visitor centre along the main route. Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandVisit the world famous loch and join the boat trip if you are brave enought to look out for the the monster aka Nessie

$56.72 Day Trips & Excursions

Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Loch Lomond, Stirling, ScotlandYour tour heads North, first passing by the 'bonnie bonnie banks' of Loch Lomond. We stop here for refreshments.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Glen Coe, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandGlencoe, one of Scotland's most haunting glens and site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan. Glencoe was also featured in the James Bond film, Skyfall. We stop here for photosDuration: 15 minutesPass By: Ben Nevis, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe drive past Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.Stop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandLoch Ness is most famous for its sightings of its infamous resident, 'Nessie'. Spend an hour at the loch, with the opportunity to take a Jacobite boat cruise or explore Urquhart Castle for a while and join the cruise for the return journey! (own expense). Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe pass through Inverness on our way back to GlasgowStop At: Pitlochry VisitScotland iCentre, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, ScotlandOur final stop of the day is Pitlochry. Pause here for refreshments and to visit the small village.Duration: 30 minutes

$778.85 Private & Custom Tours

Invergordon Shore Excursion: Clava Cairns, Loch Ness, Culloden

After being met between 0800/0830hrs by your Driver/Guide on the quayside, you will be escorted to your VIP Class 8 seat Mercedes Minibus, or 6 seat "V" Class Mercedes. We then make our way to Clava Cairns, or the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava, a group of three Bronze Age cairns located near Inverness. These cairns are hugely significant and an exceptionally well preserved prehistoric site, Clava Cairns is a fantastic example of the distant history of Highland Scotland, dating back about 4,000 years.The cemetery was used in two periods. At around 2000 BC a row of large cairns was built, three of which can still be seen today. A thousand years later the cemetery was reused and new burials were placed in some of the existing cairns and three smaller monuments were built including a 'kerb cairn'. Traces of a smaller cemetery can also be seen at Milton of Clava, a short distance up the valley to the west.Next we head slightly East to the impressive Cawdor Castle, surrounded by an extensive estate, you can wander at will through the walled garden, flower garden and wild garden. Or enjoy an extensive tour which covers two floors of the central tower and the north and west ranges, including a series of impressive reception and living rooms as well as a number of bedrooms, service areas and more unique features such as the Thorn Tree Room and neighbouring dungeon. After Lunch, we head West towards Culloden moor and Culloden Battlefield and visitor centre. Find out more about the events leading up to, during and after the infamous Battle of Culloden on that fateful day in April 1746. The battle lines have been drawn, two armies face each other, at stake is the very future of the British Monarchy and a Highland people. With over 1,200 dead in just one hour Culloden was a short but bloody battle - the last to be fought on British soil. Now you can experience and understand so much more about the events leading up to, during and after the battle. Follow characters who were actually involved in the battle around the interactive exhibition, experience the true horror of the battle in an immersive film, and take a battlefield tour, and watch the presentations that bring the battle to life.  Your last visit of the day is to the shores of Loch Ness. At 23 miles long and over 700ft deep it’s the largest loch by volume in Scotland and contains more water than every lake in England and Wales combined! The loch is best known “Nessie” the Loch Ness Monster, and here you can take the opportunity to go and see if you can find her, on your optional boat trip aboard  or simply to enjoy the beautiful scenery.After your time spent at Loch Ness, we head back towards Invergordon and your waiting cruise ship, with a million memories and a camera full of photographs.

$79.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour 2) Bus tours for cruise ships docking at Invergordon, Scottish Highlands

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Clava Cairns, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandHeading first to Culloden to visit the Clava Cairns where Claire stepped through the time continuum to meet Jamie Fraser from Outlander fame. These prehistoric cairns date back 4,000 years. Craigh na Dun stone circle is based on Clava Cairns in Diana Gabaldon's book, Outlander.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Culloden Viaduct, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAfter a half hour visit at Clava Cairns, we will pop around the corner to see the famous Culloden or Nairn viaduct, designed by Murdoch Paterson and opened as a railway crossing in 1898. It is a spectacle to behold – there will be photo opportunities.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAround 11.40am we travel past the Culloden Battlefield, where the Jacobites lost many a soul in the 1946 uprising. This was the last battle to be fought on British soil. Pass By: Inverness Castle, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandJourneying onwards through the city of Inverness we will pass the historic town hall and the Inverness Castle. There will be photo opportunities for the castle and Inverness Cathedral.Pass By: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandGoing over the River Ness onto Loch Ness, where you need to be ready to spot our legend, Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Enjoy the comfortable ride to Uquhart Castle, which takes just around 30 minutes , searching for a sighting of Nessie herself. The last famous recorded sighting of her was a few decades ago, but we live in hope she will be photographed again soon. The scenery is second to none, so have your cameras ready. In recent months there has been footage circulated online of video recordings of an animal similar to Nessie playing in Loch Ness.Stop At: Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandArriving at the famous Urquhart Castle, around 12.30pm you will have the opportunity to be shown around the battlements, see a short film of the castle’s history, purchase memorabilia or simply relax. There is a small hill to navigate after you visit the ruins, so please bear this in mind for the less able. There will be no push put on your ability though, so a slow walk up is an option. You will have a good hour and a half to look around. We will not hurry you. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Beauly Priory, Beauly, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe will leave the castle around 2-2.30pm to journey via a scenic route to Beauly to visit the historic priory, now a ruin, built in 1230 by a little-known French order of monks. It is also the location where Claire of Outlander fame, is supposed to have met Mairi. It is the true site of the burial ground for the chiefs of Clan Fraser of which the fictional character from Outlander, Jamie Fraser is related. The small town centre of Beauly also contains many lovely shops containing gifts, artworks, pottery and nice little cafes. Duration: 45 minutes

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