• Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Day Tour

    Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Day Tour

    One day mini-coach tour from Edinburgh or Glasgow that allows you to experience the majesty of Scotland's justly renowned Highlands. Site back and enjoy the images of our journey. Our best 1 day Highland Tour!
  • Loch Lomond

    Loch Lomond

    Long Loch running north to south commemorated in song and tradition. Your first view of the Highland landscape.
  • Lake Menteith in Trossachs

    Lake Menteith in Trossachs

    Lake Menteith in the Trossachs, North of Stirling on quiet morning
  • Rannoch Moor in Winter

    Rannoch Moor in Winter

    One of Europe's great fastnesses of peaty bog that has changed little in 1000s of years. Looking strikingly beautiful on a winter's day. You will drive through Rannoch on your way North.
  • View over Glencoe

    View over Glencoe

    Distinctive shape of Glen Coe massif from Rannoch Moor
  • Ben Nevis from Lochaber

    Ben Nevis from Lochaber

    View of the peak of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain from the road at Lochaber which we drive along.
  • Loch Ness & Urquahart Castle

    Loch Ness & Urquahart Castle

    View across to Loch Ness from Urquahart Castle on the north shore of the Loch. You will stop here to explore
  • Inverness


    Capital city of the Highlands and located at the East end of Loch Ness. We will pass through as we turn south towards Edinburgh
  • Views across Cairngorms

    Views across Cairngorms

    View across to Cairngorms Mountains south of Inverness. We drove past this national park with its ridge of mountains stretching to the East.
  • Speyside Distilleries

    Speyside Distilleries

    Speyside is home to some of the world's most famous distilleries of Scotch Whisky. We will pass through on our way south.
  • Pitlochry in Autumn

    Pitlochry in Autumn

    The golden glow of autumn from the glens around Pitlochry in Perthshire near the end of the trip south from Inverness.
  • The Forth Rail Bridge

    The Forth Rail Bridge

    Masterpiece of Brunel and still the main railway route north from Edinburgh. We will have a chance to admire this monument to the Victorian Engineer near the end of our journey.

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1 Day Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Tour from Edinburgh (TB)

This Scottish minicoach tour is one of our most popular day trips to Loch Ness and Glencoe, taking in some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Visit Glencoe and enjoy options for a Loch Ness cruise and visit to Urquhart Castle. Runs every day all year.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights: Stirling Castle, Rob Roy Country, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle & Loch Ness Cruise, Inverness, Pitlochry

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This tour operates on: Every Day

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From Edinburgh we travel north-west, passing the imposing Stirling Castle, (1) before making a coffee stop stopping at Kilmahog (2) (where we can visit Hamish the Highland cow). We travel on through Rob Roy country of Clans MacGregor and Campbell, then over the desolate landscape of Rannoch Moor (3) and the Black Mount to Glencoe, (4) one of Scotland's most famous glens, site of the 1692 massacre of the Clan MacDonald. Here we pause for a photo stop, and to soak up the atmosphere in this haunting glen.


Continuing via Loch Linnhe, we stop in the Fort William (5) area for lunch, then continue into the natural beauty of the Great Glen as we pass beneath Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Travelling on, we can admire the Caledonian Canal, (6) the pretty village of Fort Augustus, and enjoy spectacular views of Loch Ness as we drive along the 24-mile shoreline to Urquhart Castle. (7)


Loch Ness is 24 miles long and over 700 feet deep but is of course better-known for its sightings of the Loch Ness monster, affectionately called 'Nessie'. Spend approximately 2 hours at Loch Ness, where you can choose to take a wonderful 5 Star Jacobite cruise and explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle and its modern visitor centre.

At Inverness, (8) capital of the Highlands, we start our return for home, crossing the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire, including the Forest of Atholl, with an evening stop at the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry (9)en route back to Edinburgh.

Pitlochry Dam
The dam at Pitlochry



Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.


Optional Extras: Urquhart Castle & 5 Star Jacobite Loch Ness Cruise.

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 5+
  • Min Age: 5 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini Coach
  • Months of Operation: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • Duration of Tour: Full Day
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Departure Point: Green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
  • Departure Time: Check in: 07:45 hrs Departure: 08:00 hrs
  • Expected return Time: 20:30 hrs
  • Duration of Tour: Full Day

Rates & Dates

 Standard TicketDiscount Ticket
All year £42.00 £40.00

The tour runs daily throughout the year.

Timberbush Tours offer a discount for children between 5 and 16 years, students (you must show your student card) and seniors (adults 60 years old and over).

Booking Notes

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour
  • Reduced Discount prices are offered to persons over the age of 60, students and children under the age of 16
  • We regret we cannot accept children under the age of 5 on any tour.
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.

Some Places We Will Visit

  • Pitlochry

    Small Highland tour that is a frequent stopping place for coaches travelling along the A9. Somewhat a one road town of shops and cafes.

  • Kilmahog

    Kilmahog is a hamlet situated half a mile to the west of Callander along the River leny, Scotland.

  • Fort Augustus

    At the more scenic southern end of Loch Ness stands the village of Fort Augustus, originally set up as a garrison after the Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and headquarters of General Wade's campaign to pacify the Highlands. Today Fort Augustus is a busy little place; full of monster-hunting tourists and boats using the flight of five locks to enter or leave Loch Ness on their journey along the Caledonian Canal.

  • Inverness

    The Highlands' largest town and enjoying a real renaissance over the past ten years as young professionals have moved to the city. The gateway to the far north and a fun night out if you stay.

Castle Visited

  • Urquhart Castle

    Semi ruinous castle in strong position beside Loch Ness controlling the route North. Captured by Robert the Bruce by clever negotiation. Visitor centre open all year.

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