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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.

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Reviewed yesterday
Awesome Day

My group had a fantastic time with our tour guide Brian. He gave excellent information about all the sights, told great stories, and was funny! Also Brian was very nice about taking people where they needed to go in Edinburgh after the tour. I would...More

Thank Malcolm L
Reviewed 2 days ago
A fantastic Trip with a very good company (Gray Line)

Martin who drove us on our trip to Loch Ness on 16/8 were the most competent driver/guide one can ask for. The information he gave us alone the way were outstanding and his driving was calm. We felt really safe sitting in the bus and...More

1  Thank Traveller899359
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Best day ever !

We had a wonderful day and time with Martin , our drive/guide/story teller/funny guy !!! The landscapes nature and the other side ,the history side where breathtaking beautifull and grand!!! We had a hubba hubba day!!!

1  Thank Ciorgovean F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful Day

Great day trip to Loch Ness and the highlands on 28/07/2018. Martin, our driver-guide was wonderful, very good sense of humor, Truly an amazing guy. Thanks

1  Thank Hussam S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing day in the Highlands!

My parents and I had the pleasure to attend a day trip to the Loch Ness and the Highlands with GrayLines during our stay in Scotland and expectations were reached and extensively surpassed. Thanks to Martin, our driver and tour guide, we learned and laugh...More

1  Thank Laurie V
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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 Eduardo César S | Reviewed this property |
Toward Loch Ness: 1 for breakfast (20 min) and another three for photos (around 10 min). Toward Edinburgh: just one for dinner (30 min if I am not wrong)
Annie G
10 May 2018|
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