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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

  • 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!
Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

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.

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.

Reviews (61)
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Reviewed yesterday
Scotland’s greatest experience

We had a driver Brian who’s knowledge of Scotland and his vast amount of story’s on the trip where second to none he was fantastic he has an entrainment level which was so good I enjoyed the day. I did not enjoy loc ness as...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Wonderful Day in the Highlands

We had booked a tour to Loch Lomond with Gray Line Tours. The day before our tour we received an email letting us know that the tour had been canceled due to an insufficient number of people for the tour. We were offered a free...More

Thank Frank D
GrayLineScotland, Manager at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately as we enter our off peak season sometimes cancellations occur and although our minimum number is low, from time to time the tour will not operate and we will always offer an alternative/upgraded tour or a full refund. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome scenery. Martin was an awesome tour guide. Had great storytelling skills and a very pleasant and jolly personality. Very much recommended

2  Thank Pratyush_Sharma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful day to look back at

Today my grandma and I went on the Loch Ness and highland tour. At 7.55 am we were picked up just across our hotel to start our day. The tourguide (‘boring’ Brian, hahaha!!) was very friendly from the beginning. He told us a lot throughout...More

Thank maikepaike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Good, but wouldn't go again

We had been very dubious as to whether we would enjoy a coach tour and in fact we were right to be dubious, it was far too long on the coach. The scenery was absolutely beautiful but you had hardly had any time to enjoy...More

2  Thank penny097
GrayLineScotland, Manager at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Our Loch Ness & the Highlands Tour covers over 300 miles in one day while still allowing enough time to return and enjoy the evening in Edinburgh. This particular tour allows enough time in Loch Ness to enjoy an optional...More

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7 August 2018|
Response from bartell2016 | Reviewed this property |
at around 6pm depending the stops and the traffic
1 June 2018|
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Response from richard c | Reviewed this property |
About 6 major stops which last roughly 20 mins to an hour
Annie G
10 May 2018|
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