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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh provided by Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours

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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands 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
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Pack as much as you can into just one day on an excursion to the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh, ideal for travelers with limited time. Traveling by coach, zip between Highland highlights such as Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor, and Ben Nevis with complete ease. During this tour, your guide brings to life the legends and folklore that make the Highlands so magical, a perfect choice for history buffs.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
521-523 Lawnmarket
521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UKOutside the Ensign Ewart pub
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  • Pass by Royal Mile
  • 1
    Glen Coe
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Great Glen Way
  • 2
    Urquhart Castle
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Pitlochry VisitScotland iCentre
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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You'll end at
521-523 Lawnmarket
521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UKOutside the Ensign Ewart pub
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Highlights
  • Tick off the Scottish Highlands in less time on a day trip from Edinburgh 
  • A great choice for history buffs and travelers with limited time 
  • Travel between Highland highlights with ease 
  • Enjoy ample free time to explore each stop
What to Expect
After departing from a central Edinburgh location, travel past Stirling Castle on the way to your first stop, Kilmahog, home to the famous Highland Cows. As you continue northward, catch sight of the scenery of Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe, where you can take a short break for photo opportunities. Stop for lunch at Fort William via Loch Linhe, where you can absorb unobstructed views of Ben Nevis, one of Scotland’s highest mountains. Your next stop is Loch Ness, home of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, where you can enjoy free time for exploring. Opt to take a boat ride to the ruins of Urquhart Castle (own expense). Return to Edinburgh via Inverness and the Grampian Mountains for drop-off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • If booster seat is required, please request at the time of booking.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be stored on board the coach.
  • 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 20 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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Angela L wrote a review Yesterday
8 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great day today on this trip. Loads of photo stops and reasonable comfort breaks. Loved the LockNess cruise, really tranquil place. Our driver, Stuart, was brilliant and he really made the day. A whole heap of knowledge interspersed with a bit of topical music and it
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Amy R wrote a review 17 Sep
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Although it was a long day as the locations are quite far from Edinburgh, we had a great day and saw beautiful scenes over the whole journey! Our tour guide Martin was very knowldagble and the history was very interesting. Thank you!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Anna D, Reservations Team Leader at Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Hi, It is great to hear you had a wonderful day on your Loch Ness tour with us! We hope to see you on another tour with us soon. Kind Regards, Anna
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Sabine Stefanie W wrote a review 10 Sep
3 contributions5 helpful votes
The day - although 12 hours long - has gone quickly. Paul our guide was amazing - he’s energetic, cheerful & knowledge. We learned a lot about the Scottish history and enjoyed the beauty of Scotland.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Anna D, Reservations Team Leader at Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Hello, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with your Driver-Guide, Paul. Hopefully we will see you on another one of our tours in the future. Kind Regards, Anna
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Craig R wrote a review 4 Sep
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
Cant say how much we both enjoyed todays tour. Coming to Edinburgh we were scared we wouldnt see the real scotland, but we did and all in a day. Gary the driver/tour guide was absolutely brilliant both witty and informative. I just don't get how he could remember all the info he
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Response from Timberbush T, Manager at Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the review Craig! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed seeing more of Scotland with your Driver-Guide Gary. I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to him! All the best, Amy
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Achin C wrote a review 3 Sep
Swindon, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
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Our day trip to Loch Ness and the highlands with Garry has been top class. Timber bush offers good comfortable rides and knowledgable guides Garry and Andrew T. Both of them are suited best for their roles and kept us all enlightened and entertained throughout the day. Thanks.
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Response from Timberbush T, Manager at Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi achinchawla10, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your tour to Loch Ness. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your tours with us! I'll pass on your kind comments to your Driver-Guides! All the best, Amy
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By: Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours
BECMATTManchester
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Fabulous
Fabulous trip, we had a perfect day. Eric was our driver and guide he was so friendly and very informative such a
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Charris111
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Fantastic Tour
Fantastic day, Jim our driver and tour guide was brilliant, had so much knowledge and kept us entertained throughou
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Kazpaz
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Brilliant day out
Brilliant day out..Holy island was amazing..sadly the castle was closed but we'd definitely go back again to see it
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segdehp
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Great trip
This tour is probably one of the best we have been on. Gary our guide and driver was a mine of knowledge, personabl
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Emma C
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Excellent trip
What an absolutely excellent trip, just got back from the trip to the Kelpies, Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle and
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r0ughnecker
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Relaxing and Amazing trip
As a lover of castles, the tour was phenomenal for me. The tour had a three stopovers, one at the Scottish border
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D7412NCpaolal
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We will be back for Inverness trip now!
This was a lovely experience! The bus was organised in a sense that different group of friends wouldn't have direct
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961viktorijaz
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Absolutely amazing!
I had very little time left in Scotland, and I am very happy that I booked this particular 3 day tour to cover the
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P9946SHadams
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Engaging and informative guide
Me and my brother did the West Highland Castles, Mountains and Lochs tour today and what a fantastic day it was! Ou
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Review of the Isle of Skye day tour.
An excellent day out from pick-up to drop-off time with our excellent tour guide Chris. He made everything interest
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EdGA01
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A very enjoyable tour
I would highly recommend this tour to anybody visiting Edinburgh. Andrew T was a great tour guide and he was very k
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Llyliamgm
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Lovely trip
The tour was fantastic thanks to our guide Martin. Very knowledgeable history info delivered along with good Scotti
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Alina_Pya
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Neil was great!
My friend and I have just come back from a 3 day group tour to the Isle of Skye. We absolutely loves the trip. Many
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rafassakura
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Brilliant day trip
Charlie is an amazing guide tour! Highly recommend timberbush to friends and family! We really enjoyed our day.
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chrissymarshallterry
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Absolutely perfect day trip
Had a fantastic day trip! The trip was the perfect length and we saw so much. Loch Lomond was absolutely stunning a
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