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From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip

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Immerse in the Scottish Highlands on a 12-hour tour filled with live commentary, breathtaking landscapes, and a dash of mystery at the legendary Loch Ness.


  • Get ready for a highland thrill ride on a full-day guided trip from Edinburgh to Loch Ness and Glencoe.

  • With the perfect itinerary, cruise through 15+ famous sites, including the historic Stirling Castle aboard an air-conditioned coach.

  • Discover the legendary stories of Scottish heroes, as a local guide or digital guide in 7 languages brings history to life.

  • Explore the ancient ruins of Urquhart Castle or stroll along the Old Coffin Road, offering glimpses of age-old trails.

  • Hop on a cruise on Loch Ness, keeping your eyes peeled for Nessie, the elusive monster before heading back to Edinburgh.


  • Full-day trip around Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands

  • Expert English-speaking driver-guide

  • Digital translation in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian & Chinese (Mandarin)

  • Pick-up from Green Ensign Ewart pub in Edinburgh

  • Round-trip luxury modern air-conditioned coach transfer


  • Tickets to Urquhart Castle/Loch Ness cruise (available for purchase on-site)

  • Lunch and drinks

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

225 Ratings
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  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • France
  • Canada
  • India
  • Switzerland
  • United States
  • South Africa
Guests from Netherlands, Germany, France and over 9 countries have loved this experience
Chris Stewart



May, 2024

Wendy was a fantastic guide. Great tales of history told to us that kept me informed and entertained the entire trip. She helped me when I was a little motion sick, and I began to feel better. Our driver was safe and courteous. 100 percent, will recommend!
Gauthier Masson



May, 2024

Great driver / guide with good sense of humour and interesting stories to tell. Nice views from the bus of the beautiful region Glencoe. The boat ride was a bit overpriced but it is still nice to be on the Loch for a bit. Long distance ride be prepared to spend most of your day inside the bus.
Katherine Davis



Apr, 2024

John our driver was excellent, very knowledgeable and his jokes were funny. The whole tour was perfect though the weather wasn't, nice places to eat, drink and buy souvenir's while supporting local businesses. Loch ness was great though we didn't see Nessie, Scottish Highlands were amazing and we all learnt a lot about Scottish history.
Sabrina Müller



Apr, 2024

It was absolutely great weather! Since my mom often gets car sick, we were able to sit in the front and the driver/guide Sean was super kind, funny, did drive pleasantly and knew a lot about everything. Even his playlist in the car was awesome.:) Thx for having us!
Alicia Ogwumike



Apr, 2024

It was a great way of seeing more of Scotland and the Scottish highlands in a short period of time. Our driver was very nice and gave great insights into the history of the places that we visited. Unfortunately we hit a lot of traffic as it was easter weekend. Still our driver managed to get use to Loch ness in time so we did not miss our boat ride. I would recommend this tour!

Experience Loch Ness and Glencoe like never before

Jump on board for an unforgettable full-day trip from Edinburgh to Loch Ness and Glencoe. Departing on an air-conditioned coach, accompanied by an expert English-speaking driver-guide, get ready for jaw-dropping scenery.

The tour begins as you pass historic Stirling Castle, once a royal residence of Mary Queen of Scots. In the heart of the Highlands, you'll savor a quick refreshment at Callander, possibly even spotting a Highland 'coo'. Traverse through the lands of Clans MacGregor and Campbell, over the atmospheric Rannoch Moor, and pause at the hauntingly beautiful Glencoe.

Unveiling the mysteries of the deep

Continuing via Loch Linnhe, lunch awaits you in the charming Fort William area. As you venture into the Great Glen, gaze up at Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Experience the quaint village of Fort Augustus and finally discover the legendary Loch Ness. Spend time here to cruise on the loch with mesmerizing views of Urquhart Castle. You can also unwind at the Clansman Hotel. The return journey through the diverse Cairngorms National Park and Perthshire's woodland scenery is the perfect end to this journey.

Sites visited

Meeting point


  • part of Trossachs National Park, first stop, light refreshments at your own expense, spot Highland coo


  • famous valley known for waterfalls and breathtaking trails, photo stop

Fort Willian

  • Stop for a lunch at your own expense

Loch Ness

  • Scotland’s most famous loch

  • Visit Urquhart Castle, tickets can be purchased on-site

  • Hop on a Loch Ness cruise, tickets can be purchased on-site

  • Simply hang out on the pier and grab a coffee with gorgeous views


  • the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, stop for refreshments at your own expense

Ending point

What to bring

  • Bring along your sunscreen and hat for a sunny day.

  • Bring local currency for attraction tickets, cruises, meals, souvenirs, and extra delights not covered by the ticket.

What's not allowed

  • Keep in mind hot food & beverages are not allowed on the coaches. Pack wisely!

  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 4 years.


  • Parts of this experience are not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.

  • Your guide dogs are welcome on the coaches.

Additional information

  • Dress in warm layers, waterproof clothes, and comfortable shoes; Edinburgh is known to have a chilly twist in the weather.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide in front of The Ensign Ewart.

  • Address: 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, United Kingdom.

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