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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Gray Line Scotland

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Overview
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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  • 1
    Glen Coe
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Fort Augustus Abbey
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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    Pass by Loch Ness
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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Duration
12h
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Boat cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Glen Coe
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Anastasia Doronina wrote a review Mar. 2020
Moscow, Russia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Highly recommended, no regrets only pleasure! Comfortable bus pick you up right near the hotel (takes back to the same place if you need). Cool guide takes you through all the spectacular views, telling you exciting and funny stories about Scotland, its places and great people.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Christopher B wrote a review Mar. 2020
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My wife and I booked this trip and it was really cool. The driver Brendan is knowledgeable, funny, entertaining and made this trip super special. Brendan did his best to get us great shots, pointed out all the things to see and inspired us to check out other tours.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Clare_Brightside, Public Relations Manager at Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Christopher Thank you so much for your kind review. Brendan is a fantastic guide story teller. We hope to see you again some time.
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Ross L wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Really nice day out, if you get Brendan you're in for a treat. Lots of interesting facts thrown at you and accompanied by top notch singing of authentic Scottish music
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Clare_Brightside, Public Relations Manager at Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you joined in with the singing :)
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Esther Muriel wrote a review Mar. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Jamie was the nicest guide ever, he had lots of information, it was a lot of fun and perfectly organised!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Clare_Brightside, Public Relations Manager at Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Esther It sounds like you enjoyed your tour! Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again.
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Michelle B wrote a review Mar. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had Jamie as our guide and he was an AMAZING guide and storyteller! I highly suggest this tour to anyone visiting Scotland. Highlands are not to be missed!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Clare_Brightside, Public Relations Manager at Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Hi there Thank you so much for your review and recommendation. I'm delighted to read you enjoyed your tour.
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About the operator

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MariW627
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Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland
We just returned from this day long tour and absolutely loved it. Brendan was our tour guide. He provided a lot of
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aggelikipfl
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Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland
There were many things I didn't like in this trip.. It was expensive and the things we visited were very limited.
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Jennifer E
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Do not book will cancel 30 mins before you go.
We were on limited days in Edinburgh. 30 mins before the tour company calls the hotel where I am staying at to say
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krachten
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great tour
We have had a great day, we have seen a lot. And the stories of Jamie , our driver, made it complete. Thanks for th
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Sylwia C
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Terrible!
We booked 1 day Outlander tour from Edinburgh. 30 minutes before the confirmed pick up time I got a call that the t
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basoukos20
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AMAZING AND FANTASTIC ADVENTURE
We had a very good experience..the driver Jim was very friendly,kindly and has many knowledge as a guide tour...tha
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Blackdavel
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Jamie outlander and history in one. Door to door service
What a great way to discover history, see Outlander related sites and be entertained on the way. Jamie was faultles
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Fkuriger
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Great Tour
Not sure my tour was listed here; Glasgow, Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle. Jamie was an excellent tour guide. Went
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Aniket D
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Great experience
I went on a Loch Ness and Highlands tour today from Edinburgh. The first positive with this company was the hotel p
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254ellenl
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Fabulous Tour!
GREAT tour and highly recommended. Jamie is an excellent storyteller and integrated music perfectly into each stop.
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kauaigirl43
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Great experience for Outlander and Non Outlander fans
This has been our first trip to Scotland and were to experience the Outlander tour with a guide named Jamie of all
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jojackjohn
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Very touristy
This trip was quite fast paced except for the visit to Stirling Castle which was brilliant and I can recommend high
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RebzyMac
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Great way to spend the day
We took this day trip with Crystelle as our guide and Owen as our driver, and it was everything we expected. A wond
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Lynn S
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Amazing tour!
EVERY visitor to Edinburgh should use this company for tours!! We had an exceptional guide, Jamie, an he picked us
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Travelingtrio2019
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Excellent Adventure!
We had a fabulous time on this tour. Brendan was our tour guide and he made the trip fun. He was really funny and a
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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