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Edinburgh Shore Excursion: Private Tour to the Scottish Highlands

  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2250EDIPRTLOCH
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Fancy sampling a wee dram o' whisky and exploring the rugged landscape of the Scottish Highlands? Combine the two on a private shore excursion from the Edinburgh port, and discover the real taste of Scotland! With your private tour guide, you’ll see the area’s beautiful scenery, full of lochs and glens.


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
After you leave the Edinburgh port with your private guide, start your private shore excursion to the Scottish Highlands by crossing the famous Forth Road Bridge, which offers a great view of the spectacular nearby Forth Rail Bridge -- one of the longest cantilever bridges in the world.

When you cross the Highland boundary fault line, the scenery changes from the rolling farmlands of the Lowlands to the forested hills and mountains of the Scottish Highlands that inspired Shakespeare's Macbeth. Here, take a stroll through the beautiful Hermitage and watch the River Braan crashing over spectacular waterfalls.

Continue along the River Tay, the longest river in Scotland with the greatest flow of water of any river in Britain. On arrival in Pitlochry, enjoy free time to have lunch (own expense) and take the opportunity to visit a whisky distillery or the dam where salmon leap in summer. Then head to Killiecrankie and the Queen's View, where you might catch a glimpse of Loch Tummel, Schiehallion and the hills of Glencoe.

En route back to Edinburgh, drive over the picturesque Sma' Glen that connects the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, and pass the charming town of Crieff, which has been a famous Scottish holiday resort since Victorian times.

This shore excursion is flexible and able to be personalized, depending on weather and other conditions. If you’d like to adjust the itinerary a bit, you may tell your driver/guide on the day of your tour.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Edinburgh port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Edinburgh Port

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Edinburgh Shore Excursion: Private Tour to the Scottish Highlands

Edinburgh Shore Excursion: Private Tour to the Scottish Highlands

  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private driver/guide
  • Discount card offering discounts off local restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Transportation by modern Mercedes minivan with air conditioning (maximum 16 people)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees (discount card offers reductions)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • There are opportunities to take nature walks; it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear. Scotland can be a wet place!
  • Tour operated by the first Edinburgh tour operator to be awarded 5-star status by the Scottish Tourist Board

Caring for the Environment:
The tour operator aims to maintain the legacy of Scotland's beautiful landscape for future generations to enjoy. The tour is as close as you can get to touring in your own car, but with the added benefit of reducing your carbon footprint by 75% (based on 2 persons traveling the same distance in their own car). The operator's commitment to environmental excellence has been recognized with two Gold awards from the Green Tourism scheme and Keep Edinburgh Clean awards.
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Tour code: 2250EDIPRTLOCH