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Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by The Hairy Coo

Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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A note from Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh
Guests are booking this tour under the understanding that it will not be possible for us to guarantee a 2 metre distance between parties while on board. Seating will be pre-allocated. All guests strictly must wear a mask or participation in the excursion will not be possible - no exemptions are made
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Updated 22/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This small-group tour is ideal for travelers wanting to experience the best of the Scottish Highlands in one easy day from Edinburgh. Save hours of research and transport planning; and discover the region’s highlights and heritage by comfortable mini-coach, with a guide for background. See Stirling Castle, Glencoe, and Ben Nevis; and opt to tour a whisky distillery and cruise on Loch Ness in search of its fabled monster.
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You'll start at
Deacon's House Cafe
304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UKDeacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket (Royal Mile), Edinburgh Zip / Postal Code: EH1 2PS
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  • Pass by Stirling Castle
  • 1
    Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by Loch Lomond
  • 2
    Glencoe Lochan
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Ben Nevis
  • 3
    Fort Augustus Abbey
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 4
    Commando Monument
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Cairngorms National Park
  • 5
    Pitlochry
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Forth Bridge
You'll end at
Deacon's House Cafe
304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UKDeacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket (Royal Mile), Edinburgh Zip / Postal Code: EH1 2PS
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Highlights
  • See multiple Scottish Highlands highlights on a day trip from Edinburgh
  • Seamless mini-coach travel, with a guide for insight you might miss if alone
  • See Glencoe and Ben Nevis; plus optional Loch Ness cruise and whisky tour
  • Enjoy ample free time to explore around Loch Ness and Fort Augustus Abbey
Important Information
Departure Point
Deacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • The optional whisky distillery tour costs £10 per adult, £5 for children under 18 no whisky tasting
  • Optional boat cruise on Loch Ness costs £14 per adult, £9.50 for children under 16
  • Entry/Admission - Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age to travel is 7 years old (Under NO circumstances will children under 7 years old be permitted to travel on our tours/vehicles)
  • There are opportunities to take short nature walks, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear.
  • This tour in an air-conditioned mini-coach, hosted by a local Scottish guide, rated 5-stars by the official Scottish Tourist Board
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • If a service animal to required please contact us to discuss options for how we can best accommodate your needs.
  • 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 33 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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Stefan B wrote a review 2 Aug
London, United Kingdom55 contributions6 helpful votes
It was such a scenic and interesting tour. Even though we didn’t find Nessie, the hairy coo tours made it really fun especially with the long travels. Our guide, Marty was really funny with his corny jokes. Haha There was never a dull moment for me. Thank you The Hairy Coos
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ShammahRose wrote a review 1 Aug
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
I was looking forward to this trip with the Hairy Coo and it didn’t disappoint. Was such an amazing tour and Marty, the tour guide, was great!
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Response from Billie, Guest Relations Manager at Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you so much - we're glad you had a great time! :)
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Matt Z wrote a review Mar 2020
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My girlfriend and I decided to take a tour to explore the highlands. We litterally stumbled across this one from our hotel's website. We were so glad we did. The trip and scenery was breathtaking! And, our tour guide, John, was amazing! He was informative, hilarious, fun and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jeffery S wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a awesome experience the entire day. Great Scottish playlist through the several hours in the road. Sites and breathtaking and having a guide like John with the knowledge behind the scenes is great. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Christine L wrote a review Mar 2020
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This trip was wonderful. We had Ryan as our guide and he was very knowledgeable about history. Even though we spent 12 hours on this trip, much of it in the bus, Ryan kept us entertained with stories. Deanstons Distillery tour and Loch Ness boat cruise optionales are definitely
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anick492
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Hairy Coos and Highlands!!
5 stars for sure for the Hairy Coo and our guide! My friend and I did this tour with Brian Smith as our guide and i
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merrymanct
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Well done handling extremely poor weather
So context is a bit important and I do want to be up front that the weather was absolutely dreadful, even by Scotti
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redswifty25
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King Of The North...
AKA John! John was an amazing guide / driver around the Highlands of Scotland. He quickly got to know everyone on t
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23dandans
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Best tour guide I ever seen
I went with my girlfriend for the one-day tour through the highlands, a whisky distillery and loch ness. We chose t
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Loch Ness
Fantastic trip to Loch Ness. driver john has complemented the whole experience with his stories and music.
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lornamQ9833YL
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Incredible tour with an even better tour guide, Brizo 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
The Highlands trip is a must do for all visitors to Scotland! With a long 12 hour day and many popular tourist attr
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916alanag
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Amazing tour and an amazing tour guide Brian (Brizo)
10/10 would recommend this trip to anyone, fantastic experience, full of banter and brilliant stories! Laugh a minu
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ashleighhanley27
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The most amazing day! - and tour guide! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (Brizo)
An amazing day spent with an extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Not only were we exposed to the most
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veysels538
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Nice Tour
Mister IAN was so nice and funny during our tour, He is great tour guide and driver 👍🏻 Btw Whisky distillery was
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143shilpas
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No better way to discover Soctland
We loved our 3 day trip with them, our guide Micheal was real fun & very informative. His stories were really inter
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guillouc2020
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Just Incredible
I went on the 3 day Isle of Skye with Marty and it was fantastic ! Marty was such a good story teller, he knew ever
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cmw19933
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Most amazing day traveling through the Highlands!
My friends and I were abroad and when deciding on things to do in Edinburgh someone brought up this tour. At first,
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Dee O
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Great trip
Just finished this trip with Brian Smith and it was wonderful. He really made this a special outing.
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BaptisteCheneau
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Perfect way to discover scottish landscape !
Honestly the best guided tour I've been on so far ! The guide, Mr. Scott was just perfect, explained us all the sto
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roosv678
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Nice tour in the highlands!
The tourbus brought us through beautiful highlands and mountains. First stop was a Whiskey distillery, very interes
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  • Languages Offered: English
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