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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands

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  • 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 
Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
From US$ 57.98
US$ 64.40 Save US$ 6.40
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
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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.

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Reviewed yesterday
Great scenery, too much driving

We enjoyed the scenery of Glencoe and learning about Loch Ness and the monster, however our day was double jinxed. One family failed to return to the bus until we sent out a search party and they showed up 45 minutes late for our scheduled...More

Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 2 days ago
Easier than renting a car

We considered renting a car to tour the Highlands, but decided a tour would be easier and cheaper. As with any bus tour, this trip was a little short on time to wander and explorer. However, our driver/guide, Joe, did a wonderful job of giving...More

Thank Phoenix_AZRew
Reviewed 3 days ago
Gorgeous Scenery

My parents and I went on this tour to the Highlands because we were pressed for time. The Highlands are a long way out from Edinburgh, so understandably most of our time was spent going to and from Loch Ness, rather than out exploring nature....More

Thank Sarah A
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking your time out to write such a great review of your 1 day tour to Loch Ness with Carrie. It is good to hear you enjoyed her stories of the history and legends of Scotland. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful Tour

Nice overview of the Sottish Highlands and local history. Caitlyn, our tour guide, was wonderful. She shared some really funny stories and was very knowledgable of Scottish history and legends. The views along the route were breathtaking. We highly recommend this tour.

Thank St1912
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking your time out to write a great review of your tour with Caitlin. It is great to hear you loved the stunning highlands spots she shows you. Great to hear you would recommend this tour. Kind regards, Annabelle

Reviewed 13 June 2018
3 day tour of the Isle of Skye and the Highlands

I am so glad I booked this tour, it was an incredible way to see the Scottish countryside and the Isle of Skye. Our tour guide/bus driver, Lee, did a phenomenal job describing the places we visited and the history behind them, along with humour...More

Thank _jennwilkes33
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to rate us. Great to hear you had a great time exploring Scotland with Lee. He sure is an amazing storyteller! Hope you will return to Scotland soon. Best regards, Siiri

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Raheel B
2 May 2018|
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Response from popsNcass | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't advise it with a 2 year old whether you're allowed to or not. It's a VERY long day with an early start and a late finish and an awful lot of time is spent sat on the coach. Not ideal for a 2 year old at all.