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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Marvel at the peaceful majesty of Loch Ness on this 12-hour Scottish Highlands day tour from Edinburgh. Leave Scotland’s busy capital behind and travel deep into the Highlands with a guide. Travel through pretty Kilmahog on route over Rannoch Moor, and enjoy spectacular views over mighty Glen Coe. Spend time at Loch Ness — widely considered Scotland’s most famous lake — and explore Fort Augustus at your leisure. Stop in the pretty Victorian town of Pitlochry, and travel along the banks of Loch Laggan on route back to Edinburgh.
  • Travel in comfort deep into the Scottish Highlands with a guide
  • Take in Kilmahog, Rannoch Moor and the magnificent Glen Coe
  • Enjoy free time in Loch Ness and Fort Augustus to explore at your leisure
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Edinburgh
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Hotel pickup
Hotel drop-off
Boat cruise
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup from most central hotels & Guest Housees in Eidnburgh City Centre. It is not always possible to pickup from outside the door and we will therefore arrange a suitable meeting point. please contact us at least 24 hour before departure.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
4/14/2021 - 3/25/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:15 AM - 08:00 AM
4/14/2022 - 3/25/2023
Monday - Sunday:07:15 AM - 08:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Scotland
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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  • "Places to stop and enjoy the towns and food as you go along." See review
  • "But don’t sit at the front of the bus if you want to chat with your seat mate." See review


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An incredible day out
, Nov 2021
We had a fantastic tour of Scotland yesterday! Douggie was our lovely driver and he had lots of interesting stories to share. He was very helpful and made us enjoy the long drives! The views were incredible and the boat ride over lochness was beautiful. Would definitely recommend if you've not been to Scotland before!
Cheers greyline
, Nov 2021
It’s an awesome tour! Big coach and awesome driver/guide! Brian was awesome, very jolly and informative. Your eyes will swell from all the lovely sites al throughout the journey! Despite the little glitch with our booking, everything went well.
Awesome Dougie
, Jun 2021
Awesome tour. The tour guide Dougie was brilliant an excellent mixture of information and humour along the way. It was like a tour through Scottish history during the drive. He had so much knowledge and a playlist of movie tunes when we passed filming locations which was fun. Just a brilliant day.
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, Oct 2020
The day tour to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands was amazing. I really enjoyed beautiful panoramic view of Scottish Highlands. It was interesting to do a Loch Ness cruise and see black water of this mysterious and unfriendly lake. The weather was cold and windy but it was amazing.
Amazing tour in the Scottish wilderness
, Sep 2019
A fantastic experience: a beautiful landscape to admire while our driver guided us through the history of Scotland. Still day-dreaming about those Highlands. Big thumbs up for Jamie!!!
Great tour - great guide
, Jun 2019
It's a long day and worth every minute! The tour guide - Jamie, is an incredible wealth of knowledge as we continued our day. Bring wet gear, it will rain. The tour buss was very clean, well maintained and has a bathroom. Places to stop and enjoy the towns and food as you go along.
Highlands and Loch NessTrip
, Sep 2018
We spend a wonderful day, Martin our Driiver was very professional, safety conscious. We had a lot of fun withthe fun, he has excellent driving skills, there were very challenging roads.Martin had a very good knowledge of all the places we passed by, historical facts and rumors about scotland, highlands, wild life,medieval details and not boring at all, Areas we visited were beautiful , remarkable , we had a great weather a wee bit chilly and windy but all the ingredients for a great journey were there, to be recommended and I am a frenchman.
Don’t sit at the front of the bus
Suzann L
, Sep 2018
The scenery was gorgeous. A great way to see a lot of the countryside. But don’t sit at the front of the bus if you want to chat with your seat mate. The bus driver was militant about you being quiet while he talked...which was most of the trip. Didn’t appreciate constantly being shushed while being forced to endure a lot of insane stories that I couldn’t follow half the time. Also would skip the boat ride on Loch Ness. Not worth the money or time.
Unclear speech
, Jul 2018
As a whole, the trip was wonderful and the scenery awesome. Our bus driver / guide Brian was too neurotic according to costomer's speaking limits, and even positon of chair (it wasn't allowed to push your back to acomfortable position), smelly foods and all the hours he kept on speaking. He demandes silence when he was spaking. And when he was playing music, too. His english was'nt the clearest one so all didn't understand his explanations very well. Sitting all day long silent in the bus was quite difficult for most. The atmosphere in the bus was overall very neuurotic. Othervice the information he shared with us was very interesting. I enjoyed listening to him. His instructions were very clear, too. Timetables during the stops were just fine.
Because of the blizzard, we are not...
, Feb 2018
Because of the blizzard, we are not able to go to Loch Ness and the company offered us another tour to Loch Lomond. The day before they tried many ways to contact us to inform us of the change even by informing our hotel, very thoughtful company. The tour guide have a good sense of humour, played some interesting scottish song and the view along the way is amazing. If given a chance, i will prefer to go to Loch Ness because Loch Lomond tour during winter is a little boring. The company gave us a refund as our tour got cut short. I will definitely engage in this tour company if i will ever go back to Edinburgh for a tour.

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