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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands

Highlights
  • Discover Loch Ness without renting a car on a day trip from Edinburgh
  • Travel between highlights of the Scottish Highlands with ease 
  • Escape the city, and explore Scotland's rural countryside 
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
From US$64.82
Overview
Unless you rent a car for the day, getting to Loch Ness from Edinburgh is an arduous task. Escape the city, and travel to the Scottish Highlands with ease on this day trip, ideal for travelers with limited time. Avoid the hassle of navigating rural Scotland’s winding roads, and save your energy for the unspoiled scenery of Great Glen, Rannoch Moor, and Loch Ness. Plus you can also upgrade to include a cruise on Loch Ness.
What to Expect

Climb aboard a climate-controlled coach in central Edinburgh and begin your journey to the Scottish Highlands. Your guide provides a historical overview of the region as you pass Stirling Castle and Rannoch Moor. Stop at Glen Coe, the site of a legendary 17th-century massacre.

On arrival in Fort Augustus, located on the banks of Loch Ness, enjoy free time relaxing and indulging in a provided picnic lunch. Opt for a cruise on Loch Ness (own expense) for a panoramic view of the area.

On the return drive back to Edinburgh, pass Loch Laggan, the Pass of Drumochter, and Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour concludes at your original departure point in central Edinburgh.

Reviews (353)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Absolutely amazing!

I really enjoyed this daytrip. The timing was perfect and we were guided by a very funny and intelligent guide, Carrie. She knew exactly what she was talking about! We saw a lot of beautiful views and architecture. I would 100% recommend a trip like...More

Thank miekegoris
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review of your tour with Carrie. She is a wonderful guide and certainly has a way of making sure the tour is entertaining for everyone. We hope this will encourage you to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Thank You !

what a nice day! Michael was an amazing tour guide. He knows his ways and he is very passionate about his country. This was a very nice experience. I’d recommend it if you want to get a solid knowledge on scottish culture and learn funny...More

Thank Hewist
ExplorerTeam, Public Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! Wow! Thank you for leaving a great review of your tour with Michael. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Scotland's history is definitely filled with lots of interesting stories and Michael has a very entertaining way of telling them so you won't forget!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tour guide rocks!...makes the trip a super-hit

The Full-Day Trip to the Scottish Highlands is a must do if you are visiting Scotland. The highlands are a beautiful places but the narration of history regarding the country and the sequence in which Michael our driver cum tour guide structured it was amazing,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank udaynadar
ExplorerTeam, Public Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for leaving an incredible review of your Loch Ness tour with Michael! It sounds like you had an unforgettable day with Michael who I am sure will appreciate your kind words. He always strives to ensure you have the best time on...More

Reviewed 14 February 2019
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if we start at 8am what time wile return back ? what all will be included in the package and what is the drop location

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Vinayashree V
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Vinayashree, thank you for your message. If you have any queries about the tour, please send us an email at info@highlandexplorertours.com and we will be happy to help :) Kind regards, Paula

Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile
Informative

Learned a lot!! Thanks Michael! Somebody give this guy a raise! He was excellent, and very educated on all of the history. Very jolly demeanor and helpful. Weather was great, could not have been better, clear and no rain. Loved itMore

2  Thank Explorer761335
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you so much for your review of Michael's tour! I'm so happy to know that he made the tour extra special for you, and that you could learn at the same time as enjoying yourself. Scotland is beautiful come rain or sun,...More

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