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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Heart of Scotland Tours

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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Tour snapshot
Hunt for Nessie on the shores—or from the waters—of Loch Ness
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    12h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    16
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
See the sweeping landscape of the Scottish Highlands—with its lochs, rugged mountains, and isolated terrain—with ease. On this Loch Ness small-group tour you experience its beauty, but without worry about driving, parking, or identifying what you see. Your local driver-guide takes care of the details, while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enjoy some of Scotland’s most famous views from a Mercedes mini-coach
  • Hear tales of history, movies, and monsters from your guide
  • Stroll through a Highlands village and photograph Glen Coe
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and small group in central Edinburgh. As you journey past Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, and the National Wallace Monument, your guide shares the true story behind the movie 'Braveheart.' After a short break in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, capture photos of Glen Coe and 4,413-foot (1,344-meter) Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, and travel the Caledonian Canal. At Loch Ness, hunt for Nessie from the shores of the loch or rent a boat to search the waters. Travel back to Edinburgh through Glen Spean and if time permits, enjoy a short escorted woodland walk in the Cairngorms National Park. Head south and stop in the Highlands for a village stroll. After crossing the Forth Road Bridge, with views of the Forth Rail Bridge, your tour concludes at Waterloo Place.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy some of Scotland’s most famous views from a Mercedes mini-coach
  • Hear tales of history, movies, and monsters from your guide
  • Stroll through a Highlands village and photograph Glen Coe
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and small group in central Edinburgh. As you journey past Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, and the National Wallace Monument, your guide shares the true story behind the movie 'Braveheart.' After a short break in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, capture photos of Glen Coe and 4,413-foot (1,344-meter) Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, and travel the Caledonian Canal. At Loch Ness, hunt for Nessie from the shores of the loch or rent a boat to search the waters. Travel back to Edinburgh through Glen Spean and if time permits, enjoy a short escorted woodland walk in the Cairngorms National Park. Head south and stop in the Highlands for a village stroll. After crossing the Forth Road Bridge, with views of the Forth Rail Bridge, your tour concludes at Waterloo Place.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9085P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small group tour - 16 passengers or less
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK This tour departs from (and returns to) Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 07.45
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group tour - 13 passengers or less
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Small group tour - 16 passengers or less
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
Departure details
  • Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK This tour departs from (and returns to) Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 07.45
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group tour - 13 passengers or less
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Waterloo Place
    Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
    This tour departs from (and returns to) Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 07.45
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Linlithgow Palace
    Stirling Castle
    National Wallace Monument
    Doune Castle
  • 1
    Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Glen Coe
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Commando Monument
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Ben Nevis
    Caledonian Canal
  • 4
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Cairngorms National Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Scottish Highlands
    Forth Road Bridge
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Eric S
Atlanta, GA19 contributions
Nov. 2021
Spectacular views on this engaging and informative tour. My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful drive and light-hearted stories from our guide Andy. Bus was clean and safety rules shared / reinforced.
Written November 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Eric, cheers for taking the time to review your tour with Andy - it sounds like you had a cracking day out in the bonnie Highlands. Thanks for choosing Heart of Scotland Tours.
Written December 14, 2021
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carolyn f
York24 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Brilliant customer service from both owner Nick and our tour guide Andy. A really well planned excursion with lots to see, and lots of interesting insightful commentary. Fantastic quality tour bus with convenient pick up and drop off, and comfortable ride. We highly recommend booking this tour for a great day out from Edinburgh, it was one of the highlights of our stay and we will book a different tour on our next visit to Scotland with this company. Friendly people with great service
Written November 18, 2021
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Hi Carolyn, thanks for this fantastic review and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in Scotland.
Written December 14, 2021
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Shereen K
Dunstable, UK2 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Andy was a wealth of information. Friendly and accommodating. The ride on the boat on lochness was not worth it in my opinion because it is basically just a boat ride for half an hour out and then turning back for another half hour. Pointless!!
Written November 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Bella Diva, thanks for taking the time to review your day out in the Highlands with Heart of Scotland Tours. Sorry to hear you thought the Loch Ness boat trip was a let down but suffice to say it has been a highlight for many customers over the years and is a 1 hour round trip departing and returning Fort Augustus. Take care.
Written December 14, 2021
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Stuart S
11 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Family
We did the tour from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus and back again, via various tour stops. Scenery was absolutely stunning. Bus was very comfortable and our driver Keith was amazing, very friendly and knowledgeable. Our daughter has even called one of her fish Keith! Highly recommended - there was even frequent toilet stops for the weak bladdered amongst us! Can't wait to return.
Written October 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for this entertaining review. Keith was delighted to hear he has a pet fish named in his honour :-) Take care and we'll see you again hopefully.
Written December 14, 2021
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Mervin797
London, UK1 contribution
Oct. 2021 • Solo
Kevin was an awesome guide. The way he told the stories and explained things were fantastic. The group felt very comfortable during the trip.
Written October 11, 2021
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Hi Mervin, thanks for taking the time to review Kevin and Heart of Scotland Tours. It's great to hear you felt so comfortable on tour
Written October 20, 2021
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bobdawson
reading,uk3 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Our driver, Kevin was so full of information throughout the whole day. Amazing day, every stop was just perfect. We were a small group which made the day very personal. Weather wasn’t brilliant but we were in The Highlands! Managed to beat the rain showers with most stops. Long day but we all got back to Edinburgh and agreed that we were so pleased that we had done this trip. Highly recommend it.
Written October 10, 2021
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Hi Bob, thanks for taking the time to review Kevin and your day out on the Wee Red Bus. It's great to hear you enjoyed it so much
Written October 20, 2021
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nemofish7
South Yorkshire, UK106 contributions
Booked with Grayline , fabulous day out .The scenery absolutely breathtaking, so glad we went & our tour guide Douggie was so knowledgable & funny made the day , met some nice people too , all I can say is book ! book
Written October 7, 2021
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Darby
1 contribution
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Great tour of the highlands with Keith!!! We had the best time and got to see so much along the way! 5/5 would recommend to anyone wanting a fun day tour!
Written October 5, 2021
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Thanks for your kind words. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour so much.
Written October 20, 2021
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Geetanjali M
2 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We did a 3 day highlands and Isle of Skye tour with Euan. He was a perfect guide—flexible, attentive, knowledgeable, and funny. We were ‘Euan’s clan’. He kept us engaged with open QnA as he was sharing all kinds of facts and stories which was very informative. The tour was flawless, mixing in facts, great music (including Bollywood😊), scenic stops etc. Highly recommend! 😊
Written October 5, 2021
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Hello and thanks for your 5-star review of Euan and our 3-day tour to Skye and the Highlands. It sounds like everyone had a fab time on the Wee Red Bus!
Written October 20, 2021
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bewhouchoose
Dubuque, IA5 contributions
Sep. 2021
Keith did a nice job of showing my wife and me the Highlands, Loch Ness the Irish Sea and many other sites. His commentary on some Scotland/UK history helped us appreciate the journey even more..

If we had elected to use our rented car we would had to pay attention to the curved roads, driving on the left, and we could not have enjoyed the scenery.
Written October 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello and thanks for your review of Keith and Heart of Scotland Tours. We're always happy to take the stress out of driving so you can enjoy our scenery to the full!
Written October 20, 2021
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Great driver, lackluster castle
It was a cloudy, foggy day. Driver was terrific. Sterling castle? Save your money, next to nothing to see. Edinburg
AshleyKamrath
AshleyKamrath
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Best tour & tour guide!
We booked a private day tour from Edinburgh with Keith and it was truly an unforgettable experience. We toured Stir
marysD350TT
marysD350TT
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The best tour guide, comfortable mini-bud, spectacular scenery and fascinating places.
The bus was very comfortable even for such a long trip. Keith is an extremely knowledgable guide and was able to an
kvintravel23
kvintravel23
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Great Day Trip!
What a fabulous day trip from Edinburgh. We got a great mix of getting to see some wilds of Scotland away from the
Peter S
Peter S
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One day tour from Edinburgh
This is an absolutely amazing day excursion from Edinburgh. Driving through the countryside with our experienced gu
Purzycki
Purzycki
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Awesome tour
It was a great day. The tour guide, Euan Alexander was very knowledgeable and told several good stories. Highly rec
BrettJ932
BrettJ932
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Wee Red Bus - Highly Recommend
We did a customized family history tour starting in Edinburgh, through Inverness, some of the Highlands and ending
servesyouwright
servesyouwright
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Must do!
Three day highlands and Skye tour was one of the best I’ve done! Euan was a perfect guide—flexible, attentive, kno
Tour775013
Tour775013
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5 Great Days in the Scottish Highlands!
I was on the 5 Day Tour of the Highlands. What a great tour it was—the wee red bus, our wonderful guide James, and
MuffBroRick
MuffBroRick
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An amazing tour.
We did the Grand Tour of Scotland 5 day tour. It was an amazing experience. The B&B's we stayed in were beautiful
thegeekyhermit
thegeekyhermit
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True to their name - Heart of Scotland! Amazing’
I did the 3 days Isle of Skye and Highlands tour and it was great fun. Kevin - our guide - was fantastic. He was ve
kulj33t
kulj33t
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Fun speedy visit through Skye
Joined the 3 day tour to the Isle of Skye and had an amazing time. Our guide Euan was such a laugh and super chille
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anthonysL2245QM
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Heart of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Top class company
Just returned home from Edinburgh after a fantastic experience with Nicks team at Heart of Scotland tours👌 Have to
AnneWoodland
AnneWoodland
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Excellent three day Highland tour
We did the three day Isle of Skye and Highlands tour, which was excellent. Very comfortable and clean coach, with
305jaydeepr
305jaydeepr
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Amazing tour by Euan Alexander
A big shout out to Euan Alexander for conducting an amazing 3 day tour of Skye & Highlands. The tour was managed ex
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