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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

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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.

Additional Details

  • 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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Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Air-conditioned vehicle
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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 4 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
  • The cruise currently needs to be pre-booked, details will be provided on the ticket.
  • 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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  • "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
  • "This is an interesting tour, but it makes for a VERY long day." See review

Reviews

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Wonderful Experience
Catia_M
, Jun 2021
Really enjoyed the trip. The views were amazing, absolutely beautiful. Worth every minute of the trip. Would. Definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for your review, Catia!
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star-5
Breathtaking Beauty Perfectly Planned By Jim
NJ_D
, Jun 2021
Entertaining and informative trip with Jim who has a treasure trove of information. He had perfectly choreographed the music , commentary to coincide with the breathtaking landscape. This made it memorable. Usually when guides know a lot of stuff they bore you with unnecessary information without realising that it will be soon forgotten. Jim made it fascinating so should be commended . What I found incredible was he was able to combine this with driving the coach on some pretty unforgiving terrain so clearly multiskillled . I am well travelled having visited about 64 countries but Jim ensured that I plan on returning to Scotland many times in the future
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi NJ_D! Thank you for your lovely review - it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed exploring Loch Ness with Jim, your Driver-Guide. It sounds like you had a fantastic day! Hopefully we'll see you on a tour in the future! All the best, Amy
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star-5
Really good story-telling with amazing views
Silvana
, Jun 2021
The trip mostly consists of sitting on the bus, which we knew but thought we'd get to walk around a bit more. That being said, the tour guide was exceptional, the whole bus trip did not feel long at all thanks to his knowledge and the history lessons. It was overall an incredibly interesting experience, and the good part of being on the bus was that we saw some really beautiful views.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Silvana, Thank you for your review! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your tour with us! All the best, Amy
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star-5
Enriching and fun
dilshad-b
, Jun 2021
It was lovely and absolutely beautiful. We were very very lucky with the weather- clear skies, sunny ☀️. Our guide Stuart was fantastic, very knowledgeable and fun. Would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Dilshad, Thanks for leaving a review, it's wonderful to hear you had a great day with Stuart, your Driver-Guide.. and good weather too! Hopefully see you on another tour in the future. Best wishes, Amy
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star-5
Breathtaking views and fantastic driver!
Jessa_J
, May 2021
Every place was breathtaking and the driver also served as a tour guide who knows the history of each place we visit or pass along the way. I wouldn't forget this experience. I recommend this 100%!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Jessa, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day exploring the Highlands with us! Hopefully see you on another tour in the future :) Best wishes, Amy
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star-5
Very scenic tour
Rajesh
, May 2021
Amazing tour with very knowledgeable humble and friendly guide cum driver ALAN 👌 This tour is value for money and with full of scenery. You manage to drive through 2 national parks and lots of lochs and lots of scenic stops You also learn lots of history highly recommend and can’t wait to do 5 day tour in September fingers crossed 🤞
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Rajesh, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for your tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your tour with Alan, your Driver-Guide. I'll pass on your kind comments to him. I hope you snapped some great photos too; easy when you have such a beautiful backdrop of the Highlands! All the best, Amy
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star-5
Enjoyable
bharti
, May 2021
We really enjoyed our tour it was very informative, value for money and very enjoyable The credit goes to our tour guide cum driver He made our day very informative helpful and knowledgeable We enjoyed our day while learning lots about our destinations he took us through some breathtaking routes thank you
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi bharti, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review for your tour to Loch Ness. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day with your Driver-Guide - I hope you took some lovely photos along the way too! All the best, Amy
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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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star-3
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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star-5
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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