1 Day Loch Ness and Highlands Coach Tour depart Edinburgh (ST)

The Loch Ness Monster - fact or fiction?  Find out on this splendid tour through the glorious Scottish Highlands! This one day luxury coach excursion from Edinburgh takes in as much of the Highlands as possible in a single (long) day. Recommended for visitors wanting to see as much as possible in as short time as possible. Runs daily through out the year. Read on for the full itinerary.

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Tour Highlights: Pitlochry, Cairngorm National Park, Spean Bridge, Loch Ness, Fort William, Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor

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From Edinburgh we head over the Forth Road Bridge and into the ancient Kingdom of Fife. Our route takes us past Loch Leven where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned on an island in the middle of the loch, to the Fair City of Perth.  There is a stop for morning coffee in the delightful Victorian resort of Pitlochry before we travel through the dramatic scenery of Glen Garry to reach the wilderness of the Cairngorm National Park.

From Dalwhinnie we will leave the main highway and head for Glen Spean. This is 'Monarch of the Glen' country. It was here that the popular BBC TV series was filmed. You’ll get a good view of Ardverikie House – Glenbogle in the series – standing proudly beside Loch Lagan.

At Spean Bridge we enter the Great Glen whose three lochs offer spectacular vistas at every turn. Firstly Loch Lochy then Loch Oich and lastly Loch Ness. We will stop in the pretty little village of Fort Augustus, our gateway to Scotland's largest and most famous loch. Here we can have an relaxing stroll by the lochside or enjoy a cruise on the loch - could that shadow be the monster?

After our visit to Loch Ness we will travel to Fort William, which sits in the shadow of Ben Nevis - Britain's tallest mountain. A real highlight is our time in haunting Glen Coe, the 'Glen of Weeping'. In 1692, 40 of the resident MacDonald clan were massacred in cold blood by the Campbells for not forswearing the Jacobite cause. It is said that you can still hear their cries! We’ll make a stop in this awe-inspiring place so that you can marvel at the natural beauty of the glen for yourself.

The barren wilderness of Rannoch Moor extends for some 50 square miles and is one of the most desolate and unspoilt areas in Europe. Our descent of the Black Mount will afford wonderful views of Loch Tulla before we arrive in the little community of Tyndrum. We descend through Glen Ogle to reach Lochearnside. Soon we enter Rob Roy MacGregor country and make our way from the Highlands back into the Lowlands. From Callander it is a short drive to reach the motorway and the direct route back to Edinburgh.


· Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
· Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
· Gratuity to your tour host


· Transport by luxury air-conditioned minicoach
· Services of an experienced tour host
· Service charges and taxes

Min Age

3 years

Tour Vehicle Type


Departure Point

1 Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE

Departure Time

Check In: 07.45 hrs Departure 08.00 hrs

Expected return Time

Returns at 19.30 hrs

Duration of Tour

Full Day

Months of Operation

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, All Year

Rates & Dates

The tour runs every day throughout the year, except  25, 26, 31 December and 1 January

Ticket (Per Person )
Date Type
Dates Standard Tour Ticket Child Tour Ticket
Daily (all year) to 6 April 2014
£45 £42
Daily from 7 April 2014
£47 £44

Booking Notes

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour
  • Customers must provide a valid credit or debit card number.
  • Limited availability : advanced booking required.
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.
  • Child rate applies to children between 3 and 12. We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour.

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