Loch Ness Glencoe and The Highlands from Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The easiest way to travel to Loch Ness from Edinburgh

From $84.26

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Exploring the Highlands is a must-do when in Scotland but getting around can be tricky. Skip the hassle of navigating public transport or driving on familiar roads by booking this guided tour. From Edinburgh, you'll head north to the most important Highland destinations, including Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Great Glen and Loch Ness.
  • Comprehensive Highlands tour from Edinburgh: See more in less time
  • Skip the hassle of navigating bus and train timetables
  • See all of the most important sites, including Glencoe and Loch Ness
  • Learn all about Scottish culture and history from your guide

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 190 High St
    190 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK

    * 190 High Street. Please look for our guide at the top of the Old Fishmarket Close, between Burgers&Beers and @pizza restaurant. * Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time. We cannot wait for you if you're late.

Start time

07:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


35 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Loch Tulla

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Three Sisters

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fort Augustus

2 hours 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Commando Monument

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 minuteAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
Operated by LochNessBus.com

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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Featured review
Our Tour driver Brian Smith was very friendly, accommodating and attentive to our needs. He is very good with his stories and I learned so much history of Scotland by just listening to him. Very entertaining and always clear with his instructions and keeping us safe. I highly recommend this trip. Thank you Brian. SandrahX


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Rich History if the Highlands
Catherne_K, Sep 2023
Leo was a fantastic guide with his rich knowledge of history and story telling. We had amazing weather which helped make this a great day experiencing the Highlands.
Review of Loch Ness, Glencoe, and The Highlands Trip from Edinburgh: Simply Amazing!
Daniya_I, Aug 2023
I went on a trip to Loch Ness, Glencoe, and The Highlands from Edinburgh, and I just have to say, it was fantastic! The whole experience was great, and I enjoyed every moment of it. Our guide, Leo, was absolutely wonderful. He made the trip even better with his knowledge and friendly personality. He shared interesting stories and facts about the places we visited, which made the journey even more enjoyable. Seeing Loch Ness, exploring Glencoe, and driving through The Highlands was an unforgettable experience. The landscapes were breathtaking and unlike anything I've seen before. Overall, I had an amazing time on this trip. Leo, our guide, was a highlight with his great attitude and information. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Edinburgh – it's a must-do!
Alice_C, Aug 2023
Good tour. 2 guides that speak italiano too. Very long trip with a stop Every 1.30h, but you see very emotional places
Fantastic trip with our...
Lorcan_D, Aug 2023
Fantastic trip with our guide Leo and driver José. Really insightful tour guide and a pleasant journey overall. Covered the best sights, thoroughly enjoyed it. 5 star experience.
Beautiful way to see the countryside
Susan_S, Aug 2023
Leo was super funny! We had some rain but the trip was still. Very enjoyable and informative! The countryside was breathtaking!
Lovely experience
Leia_B, Aug 2023
Aiden was a lovely guide! Kind, tremendously funny and informative. As I had only a short time to see Scotland I found the tour to be a wonderful way to see as much as possible while making note of where, and what, I’d like to do upon my inevitable return to bonnie Scotland. Thank you! It was lovely.
Another day in Highlands
Paul_P, Aug 2023
Good day in Highlands , amazing weather and our guide Leo was verry funny and he give us manny Information about Scotland.
Madhav_M, Jul 2023
Loved the highlands experience and found the stories that shaped it very interesting. Special shoutout to our guide Leo, who explains all the context with so much passion and clarity. Highly recommend.
Lochness is wonderful
Mehmet_A, Jul 2023
It was fantastic, me and my family enjoyed this trip very much. We can advise it to everybody, i am sure everbody would love şt
fantastically organized trip, friendly service, lots of interesting history.
Julita_W, Jul 2023
The Highlands impressed us!!! Beautiful and majestic, wonderful views and splendor of nature. surprised us with its size of Loch Ness, it is over 60 m deep!! the power of this lake is amazing.
Nice and informative but short stay at various points
Purnima_T, Jul 2023
It was a great and pleasantly memorable trip. I especially appreciate our trip guide Aiden who was excellent in delivering his vast knowledge and very polite and humble person. He gave explicit information regarding many aspects of Scotland. That was interesting. And special mention of our driver. He carried us smoothly and well on time. They should have given some more time to spend on various spots.
Too long..
Malou_B, Jul 2023
The guide, Aiden, was good. However the ride was too long and not enough time at the stops. Driving for 1.5-2 hours between each stop and then 15-40 min at each stop was not enough time at all.. kind of disappointing. Felt like I spent a whole day doing nothing but driving🙃 Next time I would rather explore the small towns more.. sadly not worth the money in my opinion.
Exceeded expectations
Katy_B, Jul 2023
Amazing! Aidan was so funny, and we learned so much! We went by the Kelpies, and castles, and had more stops than I anticipated. I would do it again in a heartbeat, but I will say it is a long day. You learn and see so much, but be prepared that you will be on the bus for 8 hours of the whole day. Really a great time!
Enjoyed a lot!
Edwina_D, Jul 2023
Great tour guide! Learned so much about Edinburgh! Thanks to Leo and the driver for a safe and fun tour!!
Fantastic Tour!
Brianne_L, Jul 2023
Would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a day trip out of the city! Our guide Leo was fantastic, had many interesting facts, and was very kind, and helpful. We are very happy we picked this tour to get a small taste of the Scottish highlands.
Lovely Sites, but...
Iris_C, Jul 2023
My husband and I did this tour on a weekend in July, and the bus was full. The tour guide and driver were wonderful, but some of our fellow tourists negatively impacted our experience. They were a large family who brought very young children with them, including an infant. Now I love children, but a 12-hour bus trip is difficult for 5-year-olds and infants to manage. Some of these family members were also late returning from every single stop. The adults also put 3 of the very little young kids together in a seat in the middle of the bus, then their respective parents went to sit in the front and back of the bus leaving the children unattended. And, even though the tour guide made it very clear that hot food, especially fish, is not welcome on the bus, they brought not one but 8! fish and chip take aways onto the bus as we left Loch Ness. Not good. Now, I know that tour companies have little control over passengers' rudeness, but the smelly fish and noisy, unattended kids did grate on our nerves. The stops themselves were beautiful, and the guide knowledgeable and friendly, but the hours on the bus were less enjoyable than they might have been.
Beautiful sights and funny narration
Kelsey_G, Jul 2023
This day trip is definitely a must see. We stopped at so many beautiful places and learned so much about Scottish history. Our tour guide Leo was the BEST!!! He was so friendly, knowledgeable, and SUPER funny. He had my partner and I cracking up the entire time. Aiden the tour guide for the Italian guests and the bus driver Marcelo were also wonderful. I highly recommend and hope you luck out and get Leo as a guide.
Masooma_H, Jul 2023
A lovely journey! We (my husband and i) went on a short trip after our exams to reset , this was exactly what we needed. Beautiful highlands and fresh crisp air. Leo was an exceptional tour guide, loved his historical stories!
Excellent experience
Sonya_D, Jun 2023
Our tour guide Alec was fantastic. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and gave us wonderful suggestions of places to eat, other activities in the area that may interest us, and was overall very personable. Highly recommend taking your tour with Alec and Bear.
Good safe to book
Vijayendran_K, Jun 2023
All was fine. Good trip with family. Guide LEO very helpful & friendly and good human being. Please provide some water.

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