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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh
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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

See the best of Scotland in one action-packed day on this Glencoe, Loch Ness and the Highlands tour from Edinburgh. Pass Stirling Castle on route to Kilmahog with a guide, then continue through Rannoch Moor to the soaring Highland peaks of Glen Coe. Head along the banks of Loch Linnhe to Fort William and gaze over Ben Nevis — Scotland’s highest mountain. Enjoy free time to explore Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, and learn the famous legend of Nessie! Visit Inverness, then travel through the mighty Grampian Mountains to Edinburgh.
  • Discover Glencoe, Loch Ness and the Highlands in a day—ideal for travellers short on time
  • Admire the iconic Stirling Castle and impressive Grampian Mountains as you journey through the wild landscape
  • Learn some of Scotland's rich history from your guide—ideal for history buffs
  • Enjoy free time to explore Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle at your leisure
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Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
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Departure Point

521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • If booster seat is required, please request at the time of booking.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be stored on board the coach.
  • The cruise currently needs to be pre-booked, details will be provided on the ticket.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Urquhart Castle is currently unavailable.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Timberbush Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You can pack snacks - which I encourage - just no ‘hot food’ on the coach." See review
  • "the castle and boat ride are boring and there is extra charge for both." See review
  • "This is an interesting tour, but it makes for a VERY long day." See review

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DKB
, Jul 2021
Disappointing, 13 hours drive and 2 beief comfort breaks. Didn't see Stirling castle, Urquhart Castle or anything else from the iternary other than Loch Ness. All iternary points can only be seen from the couch window. The stop cafes could not cope with food demand and runned out of food, the places that stopped didn't serve proper food and there was no time to get anything other than cup of tea and quick toilet break. We expected longer breaks and more time to explore but what you get is 12hrs drive and guide commentary (which was the only positive of this journey). The coach broke down delaying our return time so no time to get dinner other than take away. Wouldn't recommend, especially with kids.
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star-5
2 thumbs up!:)
Krizzia_D
, Jul 2021
It was a very good experience. Andrew was very knowledgable and accomodating. He was an excellent driver, a tour guide and a DJ. Our pregnant friend didn’t feel nauseaus even with the roads of the highlands.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Krizzia, thanks for taking the time to leave a review! I'll pass on your kind words to Andrew, your Driver-Guide. He'll be thrilled to hear you enjoyed his driving - especially your pregnant friend! Hopefully see you again soon! Amy
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star-5
Wonderful trip and a great experience
Annah_M
, Jul 2021
The trip was lovely. I enjoyed every bit of it. Gary is knowledgeable, he’s like a walking and talking encyclopaedia. I learnt a lot from his explanations on the local geology, geography, the islands, lochs and general knowledge on this particular trip. He made the tour very exciting and enjoyable. Thanks - Annah
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Annah, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your tour to Loch Ness. It's great to hear you enjoyed your time with Gary, your Driver-Guide. He'll be delighted to hear you appreciated his knowledge of the area. All the best, Amy
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star-5
Scenic Scotland
Ann_H
, Jul 2021
Fabulous from start to finish plenty bus stops driver/guide very friendly and helpful highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks for the review, Ann!
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Amazing
Tracy_D
, Jul 2021
Amazing scenery really comfortable coach .felt safe to travel everything was clean every one wore masks . Our tour guide Stuart was amazing such a lovely guy .Full of knowledge always asking if we was comfortable. Wish o could have him on every tour
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Tracy! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your trip with Stuart, your Driver-Guide. I'll pass on your kind comments to him! Hopefully see you on another tour in the future! Best wishes, Amy
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Wonderful Experience
Catia_M
, Jun 2021
Really enjoyed the trip. The views were amazing, absolutely beautiful. Worth every minute of the trip. Would. Definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for your review, Catia!
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star-5
Breathtaking Beauty Perfectly Planned By Jim
NJ_D
, Jun 2021
Entertaining and informative trip with Jim who has a treasure trove of information. He had perfectly choreographed the music , commentary to coincide with the breathtaking landscape. This made it memorable. Usually when guides know a lot of stuff they bore you with unnecessary information without realising that it will be soon forgotten. Jim made it fascinating so should be commended . What I found incredible was he was able to combine this with driving the coach on some pretty unforgiving terrain so clearly multiskillled . I am well travelled having visited about 64 countries but Jim ensured that I plan on returning to Scotland many times in the future
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi NJ_D! Thank you for your lovely review - it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed exploring Loch Ness with Jim, your Driver-Guide. It sounds like you had a fantastic day! Hopefully we'll see you on a tour in the future! All the best, Amy
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Really good story-telling with amazing views
Silvana
, Jun 2021
The trip mostly consists of sitting on the bus, which we knew but thought we'd get to walk around a bit more. That being said, the tour guide was exceptional, the whole bus trip did not feel long at all thanks to his knowledge and the history lessons. It was overall an incredibly interesting experience, and the good part of being on the bus was that we saw some really beautiful views.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Silvana, Thank you for your review! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your tour with us! All the best, Amy
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star-5
Enriching and fun
dilshad-b
, Jun 2021
It was lovely and absolutely beautiful. We were very very lucky with the weather- clear skies, sunny ☀️. Our guide Stuart was fantastic, very knowledgeable and fun. Would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Dilshad, Thanks for leaving a review, it's wonderful to hear you had a great day with Stuart, your Driver-Guide.. and good weather too! Hopefully see you on another tour in the future. Best wishes, Amy
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Breathtaking views and fantastic driver!
Jessa_J
, May 2021
Every place was breathtaking and the driver also served as a tour guide who knows the history of each place we visit or pass along the way. I wouldn't forget this experience. I recommend this 100%!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Jessa, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day exploring the Highlands with us! Hopefully see you on another tour in the future :) Best wishes, Amy
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