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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

See the best of Scotland in one action-packed day on this Glencoe, Loch Ness and the Highlands tour from Edinburgh. Pass Stirling Castle on route to Kilmahog with a guide, then continue through Rannoch Moor to the soaring Highland peaks of Glen Coe. Head along the banks of Loch Linnhe to Fort William and gaze over Ben Nevis — Scotland’s highest mountain. Enjoy free time to explore Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, and learn the famous legend of Nessie! Visit Inverness, then travel through the mighty Grampian Mountains to Edinburgh.
  • Discover Glencoe, Loch Ness and the Highlands in a day—ideal for travellers short on time
  • Admire the iconic Stirling Castle and impressive Grampian Mountains as you journey through the wild landscape
  • Learn some of Scotland's rich history from your guide—ideal for history buffs
  • Enjoy free time to explore Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle at your leisure
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Departure Point

521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • If booster seat is required, please request at the time of booking.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be stored on board the coach.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Timberbush Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh.

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  • "If that doesn't interest you, bring some of your own music and earphones to block it out as they are is nowhere to hide." See review
  • "You can pack snacks - which I encourage - just no ‘hot food’ on the coach." See review
  • "the castle and boat ride are boring and there is extra charge for both." See review

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Single Malt
Jevgenij_S
, Aug 2020
That was kind of a tour, when U see almost everything but nothing close and in details. Taking into account a vast observation area that was accessible.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Jevgenij_S. Glad to hear you enjoyed your day. All the best, Amy
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Long ride.
Marisol_G
, Aug 2020
A very long ride, with no time to enjoy Glencoe and the Highlands, literally not more than 5 minutes in each site, not time to walk around or breathe fresh air. The whole journey was too tiring, didn't expecting to be sitting in the car for nearly the whole 12 hours. At the end of the tour you are left wondering if it was worth it. The good points: Garry, our tour guide, he tried his best to keep us entertained and well during this long, long journey, under the COVID circumstances. The boat ride, it was a breathtaking experience. The scenery. My advice, if you really want to enjoy nature and the scenery, divide your visit in two journeys.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Dear Marisol, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your Loch Ness tour as much as you had hoped. This is the most demanding tour we offer, at over 12 hours of touring, and as such we do mention this to customers at the time of booking. I would, however, like to point out that you are not entirely truthful in your review - we spend much longer than 5 minutes at each stop. At Loch Ness, you get approximately 90 minutes to enjoy the scenery, take a boat tour and relax! We spend around 45 minutes for lunch in Fort William, 45 minutes in Pitlochry and other stops along the way too, such as Glencoe. I feel perhaps a 2 day Loch Ness tour may have been more to your taste. Or perhaps a shorter, more relaxed Loch Lomond tour. I do hope that despite the disappointment you enjoyed seeing more of Scotland. Kind regards, Amy
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Amazing Highlands
CheeHow_T
, Aug 2020
Excellent tour guide Jim who was very knowledgeable and friendly. The coach was new and spotlessly clean. A great trip if you’re only staying in Edinburgh as the highlands are amazing. Take the boat trip when you get to Loch Ness, well worth it.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hi CheeHow! What a lovely review for your tour to the highlands with Jim! He'll be thrilled to hear you enjoyed your day - thanks for sharing! Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to see more of Scotland :) Best wishes, Amy
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King Danny
Naima_Rafiqa
, Aug 2020
Absolutely amazing trip managed by Danny. Very insightful and worth going, especially Danny's kind and polite behaviour topped up with massive historical knowledge makes it even more enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hi Naima, Thanks so much for your review for King Danny! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day exploring the highlands with us. Don't hesitate to get in touch should you want to see more of Scotland! Best wishes, Amy
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Danny was fantastic!
Ryan_E
, Aug 2020
Danny is a truly fantastic tour guide and person! So enthusiastic, lovely and a real pleasure! I will definitely be booking another tour when I'm back in Edinburgh.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hi Ryan, Great to hear from you! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review about Danny; he'll be happy to hear you enjoyed your day with him! Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to see more of Scotland! Amy
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Fascinating trip to Highland
Yulia_G
, Jul 2020
Thanks to Andrew, our guide, learned a lot about Scotland history, traditions and even a little bit if Gaelic :) The views were amazing!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hi Yulia, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for us! It's great to hear you enjoyed your day with Andrew, your Driver-Guide. I hope you took home some Gaelic skills too :) All the best, Amy
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Daytrip
Cindy
, Mar 2020
Our guide, Ray, was very knowledgeable and could tell a story well! Scenery was gorgeous! So glad we were still able to have this experience despite the coronavirus!
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Great fun
Nadia
, Mar 2020
Had a great time visiting the highlands with my mum and sister and learning a bit about the history! Our tour guide Jim was great and made sure to point out the Highland Coo’s for me whenever we passed them!
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Pedro_C
, Feb 2020
Kenny the Tourist guide and motorist is THE BEST Great tour Magnificent landscapes and scenaries Highlands are amazing
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Glencoe
JTeta
, Feb 2020
Garry, our tour guide, was very entertaining, knew a lots of facts, however the drive was very long, would have liked more going out and exploring .
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