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Day Trip: Loch Ness, Glencoe and The Highlands
Activities in Edinburgh

Day Trip: Loch Ness, Glencoe and The Highlands

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It was great, totally worth it. the tour guide explains highlands' history throughout the whole tour, he was really entertaining. 10/10
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 68.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Take in the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, the Glencoe Valley and the mysterious Loch Ness, with murky secrets lurking in the deep... Whether or not the Loch Ness Monster makes an appearance you are sure to be enchanted by the Scottish countryside.

Glencoe, some of the best views in the Highlands
A famous highland cow
Fort William, next to Ben Nevis


Departing from Edinburgh our Loch Ness tour travels northwest, passing the imposing Stirling Castle, before making our first stop at Kilmahog. Here we stop for some light refreshments and the chance to see some Highland cattle up close. We travel on through Rob Roy Country, then over the dramatic landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount to Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most famous glens, site of the 1692 massacre of Clan MacDonald. Here we pause for a photo stop, and to soak up the atmosphere in this haunting glen.

Continuing via Loch Linnhe, the tour will stop in the Fort William area for lunch then continue, passing beneath Britain’s highest mountain: Ben Nevis. Travelling on, we admire the Caledonian Canal and the pretty village of Fort Augustus, enjoying spectacular views of Loch Ness, as we drive along the shoreline to Urquhart Castle. 

Loch Ness, 24 miles long and over 700 feet deep, is most famous for its sightings of the Loch Ness monster, affectionately known as “Nessie”. The tour spends 2 hours at Loch Ness, where you can choose to take a 5 star 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' cruise and explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle.

Passing through Inverness, Capital of the Highlands, the Loch Ness tour will start its return journey, crossing the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire, including the Forest of Atholl, with an evening refreshment stop at the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, en route back to Edinburgh, where the Loch Ness tour ends at around 8:30 pm.

Important Information

Both Urquhart Castle and the 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' boat cruise are optional extras. if you choose to visit Urquhart Castle you must also take the half-hour Jacobite Boat Cruise in order to meet your tour group.

Children between 5 and 16 are welcome on this tour, but unfortunately we cannot accept children under 5.

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English Language Tour
Adults Children (5-16) Seniors (60+) Students Children under 5
US$ 68.20
US$ 65.50
US$ 65.50
US$ 65.50
not permitted

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 68.20
  • Children (5-16)

    US$ 65.50
  • Seniors (60+)

    US$ 65.50
  • Students

    US$ 65.50
  • Children under 5

    not permitted

* The price varies based on the chosen date

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


12 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Knowledgeable driver guide.

Luxury air conditioned coach.

Written translations (on request).

Not included

Entrance to attractions.


When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

Promotes local employment.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 6 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 68.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE