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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
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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 (66)
1 - 5 of 49 reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2018
Some good, some bad, some disappointing......

Lots of details that we wish we had read from others prior to booking. YES we still would have chosen this tour but things to know prior. The Good: * Picked up on time at designated spot. * Very structured times and stops. * The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 677ScottS
Gray Line S, Manager at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your review. We appreciate all kinds of feedback. Unfortunately, we cannot always pickup at the door to all accommodation, with Edinburgh’s ever-changing roadworks etc and it could have been that the construction from your...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Great one day Scottish Highlands adventure

My husband and I really wanted to see the Scottish Highlands during our trip to Edinburgh, and this trip was perfect. We were picked up at our hotel in the morning and dropped off in the evening, and in between, we saw much more of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018
Great day

Our Grey Line driver, Martin, was Fantastic. He made the tour. And his knowledge of history was wonderful and went beyond Highland, Locke Ness information. .

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank rwtall
Reviewed 18 October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frank D
GrayLineScotland, Manager at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

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

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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)
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10 May 2018|
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