Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland day trip from Edinburgh
Excursions & day trips

Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland day trip from Edinburgh

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Printed ticket only
Duration: up to 12 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Travel through Glen Coe
  • Walk along the banks of Loch Ness, or take an optional cruise
  • Stop near Fort William for lunch on your own
  • Enjoy spectacular views
  • See the Forth Road and rail bridges
What to expect

Visit the famous Loch Ness and travel through the beautiful Highlands of Scotland on this day trip from Edinburgh!

Your tour will set off from Edinburgh, headed towards Stirling. Along the way you’ll see Stirling Castle as well as the Wallace Monument. The bus will continue towards Callander for a morning coffee stop before moving northwards into the Highlands. You’ll pass over Rannoch Moor and stop for photos at the foreboding Pass of Glencoe. Your guide will also share the haunting story of the famous 1692 massacre.

The bus will cross Loch Leven at Ballachulish and stop in the Fort William area for lunch. Next you’ll follow the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Fort Augustus on Loch Ness. At the Loch, you have the choice of going on an hour-long cruise or simply taking a walk around. Watch out for the monster!

Afterward, you’ll begin your return trip to Edinburgh. You’ll pass by Loch Laggan, which was used as the set for Monarch of the Glen, and stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry. You’ll have a chance to stroll through this delightful Victorian resort town before heading past Perth, going through the Kingdom of Fife and finally crossing the Forth Road Bridge.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Fully-trained and experienced driver/guide
    • Hotel pick-up
    • Edinburgh city centre drop-off
    What's not included
    • Entrance fees
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
    • Hotel drop-off
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Hotel pick-up from most downtown Edinburgh hotels and guest houses. You will be able to arrange your hotel pick-up after purchase.

    What to remember
    • The cruise on Loch Ness is subject to change due to weather conditions
    • This tour has an 8 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met
    • In the unlikely event of a cancellation, your choice of a refund, reschedule or alternative tour will be offered
    • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years old
    • Drop-off will vary depending on the route back to Edinburgh, timings and roadworks. Generally, there will be drop-offs in the West End, on Princes Street and at the top of Leith Street. Drivers will also add additional stops depending on passengers' needs
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    When
    • Daily at 7.45am
    • Schedule subject to change, please check the calendar for updated details
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    Provider
    Gray Line Scotland
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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