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.
Tour Highlights: Pitlochry, Cairngorm National Park, Spean Bridge, Loch Ness, Fort William, Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor
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.
· 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 Age3 years
Tour Vehicle TypeCoach
Departure Point1 Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
Departure TimeCheck In: 07.45 hrs Departure 08.00 hrs
Expected return TimeReturns at 19.30 hrs
Duration of TourFull Day
Months of OperationJanuary, 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 )|
|Dates||Standard Tour Ticket||Child Tour Ticket|
|Daily (all year) to 6 April 2014
|Daily from 7 April 2014
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- Limited availability : advanced booking required.
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- 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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