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Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Glen Coe Day Trip from Edinburgh

  • Combine the sights of the Scottish Highlands in a single tour from Edinburgh
  • Eliminate the need for renting a car with round-trip transportation
  • Focus on scenery and guide commentary while someone else drives
Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Glen Coe Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Glen Coe Day Trip from Edinburgh
From US$57.67

Get acquainted with the must-see Scottish Highlands―home to Loch Ness, Cairngorms National Park, Stirling Castle, and Glen Coe―on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. It's a great way to see more Highland highlights in less time. Traveling aboard a coach with a guide means you won't have to worry about navigation, and you'll gain deeper insight than you would exploring on your own.

What to Expect

Meet your guide and group in central Edinburgh to board a coach bound for Inverness. Enjoy the fact that you don't have to puzzle over logistics or traffic. Pass the Forth Railway Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stop in Pitlochry for a snack (own expense).

Drive through Cairngorns National Park, where you can focus on taking in the views while your guide narrates information about the landscape. At Loch Ness, spend some free time exploring and eat lunch (own expense). Cruises on the loch are available at additional cost.

Move on to Glen Coe, a landscape composed of waterfalls, rivers, ridges, and mountain peaks. Your guide fills you in on the ancient MacDonald clan that resided here before turning back toward Edinburgh. Pass Stirling Castle, pausing for photos of the royal residence, and learn about its history with William Wallace and the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

Return to Edinburgh for drop-off.

Reviews (445)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interesting day trip thru wonderful landscapes

the tour was great! our guide, Sergio, was very funny and very informative. we didn't just learn about the landscape and the places we visited, but he told us a lot about Scottish history and modern Scotland. the scenery is great and if you don't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Anna Magdalena R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A fantastic day trip, a must if you are in Edinburgh

We booked this day trip and did not expect the day we had. Sergio our driver and tour guide was amazing. He really knew his Scottish history being an italian from Belgium! We were visiting from Cambridge and had an awesome day. The stops on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank jopN8990CQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Highlands, Loch Ness & Glen Coe Day trip with Steven B.

Did the tour with my friend visiting the UK on the 25th October. It was both of ours first trip to the Scottish Highlands and it didn't disappoint. Our guide Steven B was brilliant through out the trip, telling us information and tales along the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JackieAinscough
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Didnt like the guide

Personally i dont like the tour. Our guide Rusell talked on and on for 13 hours and we wasnt interactive with the tourists. It was the first tour I have taken, so I cant compare with others but I wasnt the only one bored in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Expedition816384
ExperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to give feedback for your tour. Whilst you do spend a lot of time travelling on the bus on this tour, it is due to the fact that you are trying to cover so much distance in...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Amazing Scotland Day Tour

This day trip did not disappoint! Serio was a great guide and took us to the highlights of the Scottish highlands, which were beautiful. We got lucky with great weather at the end of October and the sights were breathtaking.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BrianTX12345
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21 November 2018|
Response from smndhingra | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take them on the one day tour. We had a child under 2 when we took this tour. What I can recall is that below 3 years is free, but for kids greater than 3 years of age it will cost 3-5 pounds less than the Adult... More