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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 2 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Good experience but not suitable for children

Overall, the trip was very good with some amazing views along the way, the route we thought we were taking was followed apart from a stop in Fort William which wasn’t a problem, the Pitlochry stop was a tourist trap. Despite this the trip was...More

1  Thank reveiwer-231
GrayLineScotland, Manager at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear that you appreciated the amazing views on your tour with Dougie. We agree that the tour isn't suitable for young children and that's why we have a minimum age requirement. It is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful Scenery but Brian the tour guide caused disappointment

I took the Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands day tour on July 12th.The scenery throughout the tour was beautiful. However, the tour guide Brian made parts of the trip unbearable. We were not told the bus had WIFI until we were back in Edinburgh....More

4  Thank Catherine C
GrayLineScotland, Manager at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. You have brought up some concerning views and we urge anyone who feels they have had a 1* experience with us to contact us directly to investigate the matter. We are however pleased that you managed to take away some...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile
Excellent experience

Fantastic value for money. We saw so much more than we expected. Malcolm our driver was so full of information and tales of Scottish history it made the long drive fly by. The scenery was breathtaking. The Loch Ness Cruise was extra but well worth...More

1  Thank Claire F
GrayLineScotland, Manager at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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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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