Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo
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From US$ 81 per person

Experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands on a full-day coach tour to Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Trossachs National Park. Stop for lunch in Fort Augustus and more.

About this activity

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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
9.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 1.5 hours
  • Callander

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Fort Augustus (lunch)

  • Loch Ness

  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Commando Memorial (photo stop)

  • Pitlochry

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore Loch Ness and Fort Augustus and take an optional boat cruise on the lake
  • Follow in the footsteps of James Bond and Harry Potter at Rannoch Moor and Glencoe
  • See the highest mountain in the British Isles as you travel through Fort William
  • Hear stories of Scottish heroes such as Rob Roy MacGregor and William Wallace
Full description

Depart Edinburgh on an air-conditioned luxury coach (max 34 seats). Pass Stirling Castle and hear your tour guide tell tales of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and the bloody battles fought out on these lands. First, arrive at Callander town, nestled at the foot of the Trossachs. Next, drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Your Scottish guide will tell you about Rob Roy MacGregor, the infamous Highlander. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond ("Skyfall") and Harry Potter ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban") as you travel to the stunning Highland valley of Glencoe. Hear the eerie story of the Clan MacDonald massacre of 1692. Travel through Fort William, home to Ben Nevis, which at 4,409 feet is the highest mountain of the British Isles. Arrive on the south bank of Loch Ness in the charming village of Fort Augustus, where lots of cafes, shops, and restaurants offer a relaxing lunch. Stroll along the banks of the Caledonian Canal, then experience Loch Ness on an optional 1-hour boat cruise. Try to catch a glimpse of "Nessie," the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Admire the impressive Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with views of the Nevis Range. Enter the Cairngorms National Park and discover "Monarch of the Glen" country. Drive along Loch Laggan before the roads climb above the Grampian Mountains. Travel over the Pass of Drumochter, linking the northern and southern Central Highlands. Experience the majesty of a mountain pass created by glacial activity during successive Ice Ages. Finally, stop briefly in the beautiful Victorian town of Pitlochry before heading back to Edinburgh city center, arriving at approximately 8:30 PM.

Includes
  • Local Guide
  • Transport on an air-conditioned midi-coach
  • Optional activity tickets (available to buy on the day of the tour)
  • Meals
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the bus stop directly outside Deacon's House Cafe.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • Children under the age of 7-years-old are not allowed on this tour
  • All tours will be required to meet a minimum number of passengers in order to run, you will be advised prior to departure if your trip is affected. In case the tour cannot operate you will be offered alternate dates or a full refund
  • Please carry cash for lunch
  • Tips (optional) are not included in the ticket price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1424 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Amazing tour! Our guide Ryan was very kind, funny and helpful! He told great stories and played some music on the bus. Made some stops at beautiful photo-spots, got to feed some hairy cows and visit some great places in the highlands. We even tried Whiskey ice cream. A perfect tour for a peek into Scotland’s amazing nature and excited culture!

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June 22, 2022

This was the best trip of our 4 day stay in Edinburgh. Big shout out to Bryan Smith from The Hairy Coo. He was really funny and gave a really good commentary about Scottish history, which I liked. He made the trip very enjoyable, even getting the whole coach to sing. Big thank you from your London family including Moose, your wingman!!

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June 14, 2022

This tour was great. Our tour guide was informative and funny. Just the right amount of history and quiet time to enjoy. Lots of beautiful stops along the way. The only suggestion I could make was to allow for a more leisurely trip back with possibly a site seeing stop vs basically a straight drive back.

June 14, 2022

Product ID: 66504