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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

By Gray Line Scotland
Recommended by 95% of travellers
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Edinburgh is a long way from Loch Ness, Scotland’s most famous lake—even Glen Coe is an almost 3-hour drive. Let your driver/guide do all the hard work, as you relax on your private coach and view many of the Highlands’ key attractions. You’ll see Glen Coe, Loch Ness, Kilmahog, Rannoch Moor, Pitlochry, Loch Laggan, and the Forth Rail Bridge on a tour that’s tailor-made for anyone with limited time.
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C$101.80
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C$101.80
per adult

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Ages 6-99, max of 35 per group
Duration:12h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Save hours behind the wheel, as you explore Scotland's Highland heart
  • Hear the haunting tale of the Glen Coe massacre from your guide
  • Discover Loch Ness—an optional cruise features underwater imaging!
  • See glens, lochs, moors, and villages from a comfortable private coach

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Boat cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Your private coach will collect you from your central Edinburgh hotel and head straight for the north of Scotland. Break the journey at the pretty Highland hamlet of Kilmahog, where you’ll see long-haired Highland cattle. From here, head over rugged Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe, the beautiful valley where soldiers slaughtered the MacDonald clan in 1692. On arrival at Loch Ness, choose whether to soak up the atmosphere in the village of Fort Augustus, explore the shores, or join an optional boat cruise—fans of the Loch Ness Monster will love the boat with sonar imaging. From here, journey back to Edinburgh, savoring the scenery of Loch Laggan and stopping in the charming Victorian town of Pitlochry. Cross the Forth Road Bridge, with views of the rail bridge, to Edinburgh, where your coach drops you at a convenient central location.

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We at Gray Line Scotland offer several convenient pick-up locations across the city centre. As well as the listed hotels we also pickup at The Playhouse Theatre on Greenside Place, Hollister on George Street, St Marys Cathedral on Palmerston Place, Haymarket Terrace outside The David Drummond Shop, The Festival Theatre on Nicholson Street & Carpet Rite on Morrison Street If you did not select your preferred pick-up at the time of booking, please inform us of the full address of where you are staying in Edinburgh and we will allocate the closest pick-up location for you. You can update your reservation by replying our email.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8750P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • 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 35 travellers

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

Which attractions will I visit with Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh?
How much is Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh?
Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh price starts from C$99.65. Discover and book Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh on Tripadvisor
What is the Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh cancellation policy?
Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh?
Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh is hosted by Gray Line Scotland. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Gray Line Scotland on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8750P4

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Glencoe National Nature Reserve
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Fort Augustus Abbey
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Loch Ness
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

j_illy0919
j_illy0919
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Best Highlands Experience!
We had a wonderful time in on the Highlands tour with Willie! We learned about the history and culture in such a fu
Martukee
Martukee
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Horrible experience
This horrible experience completely ruined my birthday and our trip to Scotland. DO NOT RECOMMEND. I got a tour to
billcE1675JV
billcE1675JV
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The highlands excursion
We took the excursion to the highlands and it was a wonderful trip with a great tour guide Brian. We enjoyed the la
Tomb7563
Tomb7563
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Brendan the driver
The whole day was perfect from start to finish. Brendan was so good at explaining everything and his great sense of
johnjeromee
johnjeromee
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Lochness, Glencoe and Highlands Tour
We had an amazing experience. Our bus and tour Guide name Willie made sure it is exciting, memorable and informativ
Marls-GB
Marls-GB
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In search of Nessie.
My husband and I had a lovely day on the this tour. This tour offers hotel drop offs and pick ups. The weather was
G3689VIdougk
G3689VIdougk
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Great day trip!
Our driver, Brian, was amazing. We could tell he had a lot of experience taking people up the Scottish Highlands. 1
paulkQ339NZ
paulkQ339NZ
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Outlander tour was fun with beautiful scenery and a great tour guide
Our pickup and drop off experience was challenging because our tour happened to be the day the Queen was laying in
Jim L
Jim L
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Outlander Bus Tour
Brendan was a delight with his quick wit and knowledge of the show and Scottish history. He also gave great recomme
937carstenf
937carstenf
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Top driver, very good explanations in understandable english, right on time and funn y comments from time to time.
My friend André and i did the Braemar Gathering bus tour on 2nd september 2022. The bus driver, oh sorry, just "Gra
BillE328
BillE328
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Fun and interesting
Interesting even for someone not knowing about Outlander series. Brendan The driver/guide was great.
clairel371
clairel371
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Worth every penny - enjoyed every second!
We went on the Magical Highland Tour yesterday with Brendan - our fantastic guide. We both enjoyed all of the 13+h
W3arytrav3ler
W3arytrav3ler
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A magical journey (little Harry Potter)
I had a driver named Brendan and he was a brilliant tour guide who gave good information without it sounding like a
rosalindb519
rosalindb519
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Harry Potter train
Thanks for a fantastic day we had a fantastic day, Brendan the driver he made it very special for myself and my bro
KatP271
KatP271
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Brilliant
I did this tour because the original one I booked was cancelled due to lack of bookings, but the company were very
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Giuseppe S
3 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Solo
Today I really enjoyed the Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh. Our driver/guide and entertainer Brandon was great. It was worth the money.
Written November 23, 2022
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Sharon H
17 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Friends
We had Willie for our guide and he was fabulous!! Full of historical knowledge and witty humor! Made our trip so much more enjoyable! Enjoyed it immensely!
Written November 22, 2022
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Cathy W
3 contributions
Nov. 2022
Fantastic day trip to see the Highlands and Loch Ness. Bonus was seeing Inverness and Fort William. Brian the driver was extremely knowledgeable and funny, he kept us entertained throughout. Music on the bus was brilliant. Thanks for a fantastic day!
Written November 13, 2022
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Thank you for joining us. We also very much appreciate you taking the time to leave us this review.
Written November 16, 2022
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Maria H
2 contributions
The day tour is awesome, with our driver Brian who drove and talked us through all the information at the same time. The scenery in the Highlands is amazing, breathtaking, despite the windy weather that day. Brian even dropped off everyone at their own destination individually. What a service!
Written November 13, 2022
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Sounds like you had a great day Maria. Thank you for joining us on one of our Scottish Day Tours.
Written November 16, 2022
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Mauro Moura
1 contribution
Nov. 2022 • Couples
We really enjoyed the Loch Ness and our guide Willie was very polite, had great knowledge and good explanation skills. Still very funny also
Written November 6, 2022
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Thank you for your feedback. Willie is a very knowledgable guide and has some fantastic stories to tell.
Written November 16, 2022
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Susan
2 contributions
Oct. 2022
What a trip! Brendan was fantastic and made us all laugh along the way. His knowledge of the sights was superb. Thanks for making what could have felt like a really long journey a very interesting one. I really recommend this trip.
Written October 21, 2022
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Thank you for your recommendation Susan and for your feedback. I'm so glad to read you enjoyed your Scottish Day Tour.
Written November 16, 2022
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Andres Crespo
7 contributions
Oct. 2022
A one-off magical tour because of the countless enchanting places as much as for amazing Brendon, the driver/tour-guide that runs the show with surgical precision, from jokes and Scottish bagpipes and commentary-related music to facts and fiction stories which range from Ian Flemming's and Harry Poter's to 'During the War' shenanigans.

I was wearing my first-ever kilt and Brendan explained about Black Watch for government officials, which got my attention because I coincidently work as one of those Mandarins.
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I lost my glasses as one does to begin with. Brendan bent over backwards to find them. He doesn't know the happy ending. They had gone through a pocket hole and I found them when I was back in Edinburgh. But still, he struck me as an incredibly helpful individual and for that I was grateful.

All in all, would I do it again? Probably as I see Gray Line offers other trips that sound equally interesting. Would I recommend this trip to friends and family? Absolutely! Without a shadow of a doubt.
Written October 20, 2022
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Thank you for your lovely feedback, I\m so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again some time.
Written November 16, 2022
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Bill C
6 contributions
Oct. 2022
This was a wonderful trip enhanced by the commentary of Brian. So much to see and Brian made it most enjoyable. Would recommend this tour for people that would like to see the beautiful countryside of Scotland.
Written October 17, 2022
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I'm so glad to read you enjoyed your tour with Brian. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review.
Written November 16, 2022
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Nandia N
1 contribution
Oct. 2022 • Friends
Great and friendly tour guide with good knowledge and nice jokes. Amazing nature and good places to see! Highly recommend 🤩
Written October 17, 2022
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Thank you for choosing to take one our tours and for this recommendation. It's very much appreciated.
Written November 16, 2022
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Pete D
1 contribution
Oct. 2022
Driver/Guide Willie was AWESOME. Skilled driver, great tour, great guy - thanks for making the trip so good!
Written October 17, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's very much appreciated.
Written October 17, 2022
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