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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 225005
Explore Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands on this 12-hour tour from Edinburgh. Depart from Edinburgh by air-conditioned minivan and travel out into the Scottish Highlands to Glencoe with your guide. Stop at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness at marvel at the spectacular scenery, then continue on to explore the Cairngorms National Park. Admire the majestic mountain of Craig Meagaidh and continue through the Drummochter mountain pass to visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Group size limited to 16 to ensure a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Receive discounts at selected restaurants, shops and attractions
Depart from central Edinburgh by air-conditioned minivan in the morning and pass Linlithgow Palace — the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots — Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument en route to the most dramatic of all Highland glens, Glencoe. Hear the truth about the infamous 1692 massacre of Clan MacDonald from your knowledgeable guide, and learn of the area’s fascinating history and heritage.
Journey onward through Fort William, site of the military post built during the Jacobite Rebellions in the 18th century, and continue up the Great Glen between Fort William and Inverness. Take the time to capture the stunning Scottish Highlands scenery from the comfort of your coach as you travel.
Stop at Fort Augustus, by the shores of famous Loch Ness, and enjoy breathtaking views out over the loch. Pause for lunch by the waterside at your own expense, or enjoy a 1-hour boat cruise on the loch to appreciate the beautiful views from the water (not included). The boat has a sonar system, so if Nessie is down there you won’t miss her! Loch cruises run from Easter to the end of October.
Hop back aboard your minivan and continue on through the village of Spean Bridge to the Cairngorms National Park. Take in views of the spectacular Highlands scenery along the shores of Loch Laggan and marvel at Craig Meagaidh, one of the area’s impressive mountains. It is here that TV series Monarch of the Glen was filmed. Continue over the Drummochter Summit — where herds of red deer often graze — and visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry, the final stop for the day.
At the end of your time in Pitlochry, head back by minivan to Edinburgh where your tour will conclude.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Edinburgh
Departure Time:
8:00am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 8:00pm

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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Inclusions:
  • Driver/guide
  • The chance to see "Nessie", the Loch Ness monster
  • Discount Card offering discounts off local restaurants, shopping and attractions
  • Modern Mercedes minivan with air conditioning (maximum 16 people)
Exclusions:
  • Loch Ness Cruise (approximately £12.50)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There are opportunities to take short walks, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear. Scotland can be a wet place!
  • The Scottish Highlands and Islands are Europe's last great wilderness! This personalized tour is as close as you can get to touring in your own car, with the added benefit of gaining intimate knowledge of Scotland. Traveling in a small group means you have more time off the bus to discover the real Scotland.
  • The First Edinburgh tour operator to be awarded 5 star status by the Scottish Tourist Board.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Judith M, August 2014

This tour was possibly the highlight of our first trip to the UK - Scotland and London. It was a full day, and the amount of time and the routes were perfect. The highlands are magnificent, and the number and choice of stops were excellent. It was also nice being with a small group, totaling only 16. Joe was a great guide: extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and very approachable. And the Scottish music in the van was a nice touch when there was no narration needed. This was our second tour booked through Viator (San Juan, PR was the first), and we will certainly go to them for future tours.

Reviewed by: Doris F, August 2014

Eric was our driver and as we were going through different parts of the highlands, he kept us informed about the history of the place.The tour was marvellous and everything on time. We had short stops every now and then and the place was really lovely and cool comparing it to my country which for me was really lovely. I recommend this tour because one could see breathtaking views of Scotland. Well Done!

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Tour code: 225005