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Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Hairy Coos Tour from Edinburgh

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Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Hairy Coos Tour from Edinburgh
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Explore the stunning Scottish Highlands on a full-day excursion that includes Glencoe and Loch Ness. Set own from Edinburgh aboard a comfortable coach bus to experience some of the area's top sights and attractions. Visit to Callander "Gateway to the Highlands", learn the fascinating history of Glencoe—a village made modernly famous as a setting for 'James Bond' and 'Harry Potter' films—and opt to take a boat cruise upon iconic Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the famous 'Nessie' as you go.
  • Full-day tour of the Scottish Highlands, from Edinburgh
  • Explore the spectacular and scenic Scottish Highlands via comfortable coach
  • A short visit to the town of Callander and Loch Ness cruise
  • Try and snap a picture of the Loch Ness monster herself, 'Nessie'
  • Enjoy a brief visit to the scenic burgh of Pitlochry
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Experienced 'Hairy Coo' Driver-Guide providing live commentary and story telling throughout
Air-conditioned vehicle
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Optional Extras and Cruise. Purchasable on tour.
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Deacon's House Cafe , 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK

Please plan your journey in advance, allowing time for city traffic, and arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in. All tours depart promptly and we cannot wait for latecomers. Deacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age to travel is 7 years old. Photo ID, such as a passport, may be required. Children (8-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • There are opportunities to take short nature walks, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear.
  • This tour in an air-conditioned mini-coach, hosted by a local Scottish guide, rated 5-stars by the official Scottish Tourist Board
  • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers in order to operate.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Hairy Coo
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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What is the policy on sanitization during Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Hairy Coos Tour from Edinburgh ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Hairy Coos Tour from Edinburgh ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "It was a long day but really worth it and also had just the right amount of stops in between all the driving so you didn't feel too cooped up in the bus." See review
  • "Weather cool to cold but good for time of year." See review
  • "Highly recommended for those wanted to experience the Scottish highlands and don’t have too much time for it!" See review

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star-4
The perfect day trip to the Highlands
Amy_B
, Aug 2022
This was a lovely experience. Our tour guide John was extremely fun and personable. I enjoyed listening to his stories about the history of Scotland and pointing out historical monuments. There were plenty of opportunities to get off the bus and stretch/get food/use the bathroom and I never felt uncomfortable on the bus because of this. I would recommend this to anyone who has yet to see the Highlands!
star-5
Great Tour Guide and Amazing Views!
Lauren_D
, Aug 2022
We had a great experience touring the highlands with Jim! He was a fantastic tour guide and filled the drive with Edinburg stories and history and pointed out all of the notable scenery and locations we passed, we learned a ton! The views from the bus are absolutely breathtaking so even though the tour is a lot of driving, it’s completely worth it! Some stops were a bit short and rushed feeling, but I don’t think that has anything to do with Hairy Coo - it’s just a lot to squeeze into one day!
star-5
Fun Highlands DayTrip
Samantha_P
, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed our trip to the Highlands and Loch Ness. Our driver/tour guide Jim was brilliant. He had so many interesting and entertaining stories of Scottish history to enthrall us with throughout the journey, his knowledge was so good! There were plenty of stops for photo opportunities and it was just nice to sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery whilst being entertained by Jim on our journey. We went on the optional 1 hour boat cruise on Lochness and enjoyed spending some time at Fort Augustus which is very pretty with plenty of places to grab some food. It was a long and enjoyable day, excellent value, and we got back to Edinburgh for around 8.30pm. We had a fabulous day and would highly recommend. Thank you to Jim and the Hairy Coo too.
star-5
Stunning from start to finish
Barbara_K
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide, Jim, captivated us with stories of lure and legend from start to finish and made the 12 hour tour not only educational but fun! The sites were stunning and gave us an appreciation for the lowlands and the highlands. There were frequent stops and beautiful towns to explore. The Loch Ness boat tour was well worth the extra fee. And the town of Port August is beautiful with plenty of shops if you opt not to go on the boat. Everything was well organized and choreographed.
star-5
Seeing the Highlands and...
Walter_D
, Aug 2022
Seeing the Highlands and our tour guide Scott was so knowledgeable. We learned so much and had a great time.
star-5
Whirlwind tour of the highlands
Clinton_N
, Aug 2022
Good all round day with passionate scotophile driver / guide Local music and comical accompaniment made for an enjoyable day
star-5
Scottish highlands was a blast!
Red_W
, Aug 2022
My partner and I had such a great time on this trip!! Anthony was our guide and he made the day so enjoyable 😊 He was very knowledgeable telling us stories on the bus and encouraging good banter. We packed a lot into the day and he made some extra scenic stops for us to add to our experience. Great value for money, highly recommended!! Thanks again 🙏
star-5
Highly recommend
Charu_C
, Aug 2022
Great tour, Anthony our tour guide was fantastic as well and made the journey lot of fun with lots of trivia and history about the places we visited
star-5
Fantastic!
Sharon_M
, Aug 2022
We had a fun trip! Brian shared stories throughout the journey. Friendly to children. Good time management. I would give full marks for the trip!
star-5
Great tour!
Nicole_M
, Aug 2022
John was a great guide- very informative and funny. Definitely recommend the boat tour of the Loch Ness. We had a great time.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
This trip is a MUST!!
Elizabeth_K
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Stephen was FANTASTIC!!! Every story was engaging and pertinent to the area we were in or driving through. He was also hilarious and had a sound track of Scottish music to accompany each historical story. And nothing is more stunning than the Scottish Highlands. Nothing!!! This trip is a must!!!
star-5
A tour you won’t forget!
Deborah_T
, Aug 2022
Book this tour! It was more than we hoped for…the Scottish countryside is stunning. Our guide, Brian, made the trip so much fun…he was authentic, energetic and so knowledgeable. Great stories and playlist! I wish I could bring Hamish, the Hairy Hoo, home with me. Best excursion we have had yet! Thx, Brian! (I would walk 500 miles…..😂)
star-5
Good value
Taryn_G
, Aug 2022
Long day on the bus but plenty of stops and things to see. Tour guide was fantastic didn’t stop laughing the entire trip and very knowledgeable with lots of historic stories. Whisky ice cream was incredible, worth the wait in the line.
star-4
Wonderfull and awfull
Susana_M
, Aug 2022
Wonderfull weather and views. Awfull driver- guide. His ñame was Brian Smith. Rude and violent. Hope you dont meet him in your way.
star-5
Scotland at it’s finest!!!
Danny_F
, Aug 2022
Had an amazing day with Brian from the Hairy Coo’s on this tour!!! Amazing scenery, great locations , an adventure in every way!!! Brian was the icing on the cake with his energy, comedy and setting the mood in every location with historic stories!!! If you can do only one tour, this is it!!!
star-5
Fantastic tour! Highly recommend it.
Joyce_M
, Aug 2022
This was a very lovely tour and being with John made it even more enjoyable. Loved hearing all his historical knowledge and just how comfortable he made us feel. We felt like family by the end of the tour.
star-1
The bus was old with no...
KIRIAKI_O
, Aug 2022
The bus was old with no saspension terable!!!!the driver is good.we dont see the lake ness the bus stoped in a vilage at the beginig off ness
star-5
Loved it ❤️
Amani_A
, Jul 2022
This trip was amazing our guide Brian Smith was great very helpful and has a ton of stories to tell in such an entertaining manner would recommend 💯
star-5
A must do
Mykhoan_T
, Jul 2022
Great experience. Our tour guide Antony was amazing. He was also our driver. Great energy and so much knowledge. You get plenty of breaks and even though it’s a long day trip it’s definitely worth it
star-3
Long day without many attractions
Armin_S
, Jul 2022
There wasn't much to see on the tour except for looking at the highlands out the window of the bus during the long drive. There was a 10 min stop at Glencoe and a 10 min stop to feed and take pictures of 2 hairy coos which was the highlight of the tour. The big 'attraction' was a 2 hour stop at Loch Ness. Although Loch Ness is famous, it does not have much to offer outside of a large lake (boat ride opportunity for extra $) with a small village by the lochs to grab food. I would recommend tours that take you to more memorable locations.
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