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

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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
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About
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.
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
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
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
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Hotel pickup • Transport
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel drop-off • Boat cruise • Food and drinks • Entry/Admission - Glen Coe
Duration
12h
Departure details
Traveller 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.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Hotel pickup • Transport
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel drop-off • Boat cruise • Food and drinks • Entry/Admission - Glen Coe
Departure details
Traveller 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.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Additional information
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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Glen Coe
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Fort Augustus Abbey
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Loch Ness
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Natalia D
1 contribution
Amazing
Aug. 2021 • Couples
I want to high recommend this trip. Jamie was amazing guard! Beautiful places, interesting stories!!
Written August 4, 2021
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A. Naz
London, UK2 contributions
A brilliant tour experience
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Grayline and Brian driver/guide were brilliant!
Brian was amazing, the skill and experience made the whole 12 hour tour even better. He had consistent energy and charisma in keeping the audience engaged in the tour, not a moment of boredom. Amazingly knowledgeable about the history of the tour related locations and much more.

Really organised and take care of their passengers. Health and safety met, covid restrictions met and also passenger confront attained. Regular stops and also picked and dropped me at my hotel, even through we were a little further away from the rest.

Really enjoyed the cruise for an extra £16 per ticket at the Loch Ness, unfortunately nessie wasn't home.

A***💯
Written July 31, 2021
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iron1969
York, UK28 contributions
Highland Odyssey
As part of our 2021 family ‘UK staycation’ we took the day trip to Loch Ness and The Highlands from our Edinburgh base. Early 730am start but coach was exactly on time and was only half full to allow fo social distancing. Coach was very clean & modern with rest room, air con, free wifi and charging points. Plenty of stops en route and we were kept entertained throughout the day by Brendan the driver/guide who was very knowledgable and engaging which made the 12 hour trip fly by. Highlight of the day was the boat trip on Loch Ness ( extra cost £16 per adult)
Written July 30, 2021
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Jass S
2 contributions
Amazing experience
Jul. 2021 • Couples
This tour was amazing with wonderful views. Our tour guide Brendan made this tour even special with his funny sense of humour. He is an amzing guy. I highly recommend this trip with gray line as the coach was 10/10.
Written July 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We very much appreciated you taking us the time to leave this review. Hopefully we will see you again some time.
Written July 29, 2021
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Shantalee B
1 contribution
An experience you won’t forget or regret
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Tour taken Wednesday 21/07/2021

This Loch Ness and highland tour was absolutely incredible, the views were breath taking and the tour guide was absolutely well educated, well informed, funny and very welcoming. He was brilliant.

Pictures do not do this tour justice but trust me it’s worth it.

It’s an experience to remember for a lifetime.
Written July 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for choosing to take one of our tours and for leaving us this review. It's very much appreciated.
Written July 29, 2021
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Tiwana
Tonbridge, UK32 contributions
Highlands tour by bus
Had an incredible 12 hour day taking the highlights tour of the Highlands. We were hosted and driven by Jamie who was incredibly knowledgeable and his historical insight was first class. Thoroughly recommend this tour if you are short on time and want to capture as much as possible from lochs, mountains to castles and key cities across the Highlands.
Written July 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Tiwana Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. I'm delighted to read you enjoyed our time with us so much.
Written July 29, 2021
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Dhara S
62 contributions
Loved the trip!
Jun. 2021
We booked in for lochness and scottish highlands tour and i would never regret it. Thankfully the weather was good too and all the sceneries were not blocked by clouds or anything whatsoever. Jamie the tour guide/chauffeur (two in one) did a very wonderful job. He was good with the stories he told us about scotland and the rulers and the wars, his voice was quite impressive and he had a good collection of music to play along the way!. All that suited the place/loch he was ever talking about and showing us.

He drove well and brought us back safe! We did the lochness cruise, but i would not recommend it as a must do. If you can skip it, it would do no harm. There's hardly any time left between lunch and boarding the boat. If you would want to sit on the top, you would need to queue up early , and if you would need to see and hear the story of the sonar equipments, you would prefer to sit down. And ofcourse if you sat down you would not be able to enjoy the view. Its a short cruise with river history. (but may be this belongs to another review section).

Not connected to Jamie at all, but it would be nice for Grayline scotland tours to accommodate seeing the highland cows closer than in the fields where we can't even approach them or take a picture.

The last bit of the trip to the river seemed a bit less timely. We could not manage to walk very fast to the river so we did not even go there.

Overall, loved how Jamie manoeuvred the bus, how he assmebled us all with social distancing, how he kept us high in spirits. And we could get a nice taste of the scottish highlands in one day.
Written July 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for review and for joining us on one of our tours. Jamie is a very good guide and is alway popular with our visitors.
Written July 14, 2021
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Andreea T
1 contribution
Fascinating experience
We had the tour on the 3rd of July the weather and the sceneries were amazing. Our tour guide Brendan was awesome and quite knowledgable about the history and with a good sense of humour. He pointed out all the points of interest backed with the history.
Written July 5, 2021
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I'm so glad to read you enjoyed your day with us Andreea. I hope you managed to take lots of lovely photos of the scenery.
Written July 14, 2021
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ladystardust27
Rainham, UK8 contributions
Highly recommend
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Fantastic day. The stunning scenery and Brian our tour guide made this the highlight of our visit to Scotland. Brian was very informative and amusing. So much knowledge, consideration and humour. Every precaution was taken to make sure Covid safe. Timing of stops good. Hard to believe so much fitted in to one trip. Cruise on the Loch was great.
Written July 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your 5 star review and for choosing Gray Line Scotland. We hope to see you again some time.
Written July 14, 2021
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saf
County Londonderry, United Kingdom11 contributions
Brill day trip
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Excellent day out, Jamie our tour guide was amazing, cannot speak highly of him enough, he really made the tour. Lots of nice sights and stops throughout the day. They also had a toilet on the bus which was great. Due to Covid there was only a few of us booked so it felt really safe.
Written July 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining us on one of our tours. We have taken every precaution to ensure our visitors are safe and have an enjoyable day. We hope to see you again some time.
Written July 14, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Awesome tourguide
Just awesome - I've travelled the world and this is one of the best tours I've been - all down to the very knowledg
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Very Good - definitely be enhanced even more if you were lucky enough to get Brendan as your driver !!
Had the Loch Lomond & Trossachs tour from Edinburgh City, driver Brendan picked us up on time and right out side ou
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Grayline Scotland, extremely bad quality!
I do understand that covid circumstances are very challenging for tourism all over the world but the treatment we r
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A magical day with Brian
The tour is well run and our tour guide Brian was extremely friendly and provided the perfect mix of knowledge abou
Andrew S
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Very informative, safe, accommodating and a lot of fun.
Brian (our driver) made the trip very informative and a lot of fun - making sure we had frequent stops in places th
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Amazing tour and driver Brian on route to the Hogwarts Express
Amazing tour today. Beautiful scenes and the driver, Brian was very pleasant and informative. He knew all the best
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Loch Ness highland tour
Brendan our tour guide/driver was excellent throughout the day. He kept us entertained with his local knowledge whi
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Superb!!!!
This was brilliant! From the booking to the communication prior to boarding and the experience itself, it was all f
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Loch Ness and Highlands tour
Me and my husband booked a 12 hours tour to see the Highlands. The experience was much better than we expected. Our
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Gray Lines Scotland with Brendan
Picked up on time. Thoroughly enjoyed our day visiting The Highlands and Loch Ness with our Driver / Guide Brendan.
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excellent
Is an excellent line to book your trip around Scotland the service excellent they pick up as from the hotel the dri
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Great tour even in a pandemic!
Brian who both drove and acted as storyteller did a fabulos job of making the trip memorable. We visited very lovel
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Stood-up by Gray Line Scotland
We were stood-up by the tour operator. We woke up at 4:45am in order to arrive at the designated departure point
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Love it
I had a great time. The driver and also a tour guide Brandon really knows much about Scottish history and was reall
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Jacobite Express
Due to covid, there were only 10 of us on the coach. our driver/guide was Brendan, who gave us a running commentary
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