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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Join this small group tour (maximum 16 passengers) for a classic one day tour to Loch Ness. Traveling through spectacular Highland scenery, this tour is the perfect way to see lots of Scotland and search for the famous Loch Ness monster. Highlights include stunning Glen Coe and an optional boat cruise on Loch Ness, the world’s most mysterious stretch of water. This twelve hour adventure represents great value for money.
  • Hunt for Nessie on the shores—or from the waters—of Loch Ness
  • Enjoy some of Scotland’s most famous views from a Mercedes mini-coach
  • Hear tales of history, movies, and monsters from your guide
  • Stroll through a Highlands village and photograph Glen Coe
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group in Central Edinburgh. As you journey past Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, and the National Wallace Monument, your guide shares the true story behind the movie Braveheart. After a short break in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, capture photos of Loch Tulla, Glen Coe, and 4,413-foot (1,344-meter) Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, and travel the Caledonian Canal. At Loch Ness, hunt for Nessie from the shores of the loch or rent a boat to search the waters. Travel back to Edinburgh through Glen Spean and along Loch Laggan; if time permits, enjoy a short escorted woodland walk in the Cairngorms National Park. Head south through the Grampian Mountains to Blair Castle, and stop in the Highlands for a village stroll. After crossing the Forth Road Bridge, with views of the Forth Rail Bridge, your tour concludes at Waterloo Place.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Departure Time
7:45 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We took the Loch Ness and the Highlands tour with Niall and had a spectacular day. The bus was comfortable although i think the air circulation could have been a bit better but that did not affect the quality of the experience. Niall was extremely informative and pointed out
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Keith is an awesome guide! The tour was really good and we saw very beautiful scenery and made nice stops
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Our guide was Ian (sorry, I mean "my name has four letters" Iain), and what an experience it was! Not only is this chap extremely knowledgeable. He is also amazingly entertaining. So it was a real pleasure being with him and getting to know the history of Stirling and other
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This was the perfect day tour! We scheduled it at the very end of our vacation and it was the highlight of our two week trip. Our driver Graham was incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining. He made sure we were able to make many great photography stops to and from Loch Ness. He
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This was a fantastic trip, very impressive, especially due to the excellent guide Neil, who told very interesting stories about the history and culture of Scotland and pointing out places of interest on the way. It could not have been better. Again, thank you Neil.
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