The Highlands and Loch Ness Full Day Trip from Edinburgh

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What To Expect

Join us on the ultimate day tour of Scotland as we travel around the highlands and along the Loch Ness passing five impressive castles along the way.

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours in Edinburgh
Departs From:
Edinburgh
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
12 hours
Availability:
daily at 8:00 AM
Product Code:
1341
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Description

From Edinburgh, this tour heads towards Stirling, catching views of the castle and The Wallace Monument. We will continue towards Callander where we will have our morning coffee stop and the chance to meet some "Hairy Coo". Our journey continues northwards to the Highlands over the Rannoch Moor until we come to the dark brooding Pass of Glencoe where we will stop for a photo opportunity, and hear the haunting story of the famous massacre in 1692.

After crossing Loch Leven at Ballachulish we stop for lunch in the Fort William area, then follow the course of the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Fort Augustus on Loch Ness.

Here we can cruise on the loch for an hour or so, or enjoy this tranquil little village on the banks of Loch Ness. Please note, this part of the tour may be subject to change due to weather conditions in the winter months.

After our stop at Fort Augustus and Loch Ness, the tour will begin its return journey south. You will pass by Loch Laggan to the East, then set for the internationally recognized "Monarch of the Glen." We will also head to Pitlochry, in the forest of Atholl, for a comfort stop before we return to Edinburgh for city center drop-offs.

Itinerary / Activity Schedule

  • Travel through Glen Coe

  • Walk Along the Banks of Loch Ness (Optional Cruise)

  • Stop Near Fort William for Lunch On Your Own

  • Travel along the shores of Lock Laggan

  • See the Monarch of Glen

  • Stop in Pitlochry

Includes

  • *Hotel pick-up from most downtown Edinburgh hotels and guest houses (drop off not guaranteed)

  • Guided tour with a fully trained and experienced driver/guide

Excludes

  • Entrance fees

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • This tour has 4 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, your choice of a refund, reschedule or alternative tour will be offered.

  • Children below 4 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • Tour buses are not wheelchair accessible.

  • *It is not always possible to pick up from the door of some of the city's hotels/guest houses. The coach would collect you at the nearest main road where it is safe to stop. We are unable to guarantee drops offs back at all the hotels. The driver can drop off at hotels and guest houses on return journey in towards the City Center.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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