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1 Day Tour From Edinburgh - Loch Ness, Glencoe And The Highlands

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Experience the beauty of the Highlands of Scotland in a day with interesting historical stories of Clans and Kings, the lavish scenery of Glencoe and the highest mountain of Britain, Ben Nevis and try to spot the Loch Ness Monster in the most famous Loch of Scotland. This tour is perfect to get a sample of the extraordinary wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, and see ‘Scotland in 1 Day’ in a small group.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Callander - Balquhidder Trail, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Scotland

Callander is a bustling tourist town situated on the River Teith, near Stirling, and is often described as the gateway to the Highlands.

The pretty town of Callander lies immediately south of the Highland Boundary Fault which is historically a meeting point between the Highlands and the Lowlands.

This holiday town is a popular base for tourists exploring the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and 'Rob Roy Country', or stopping off on their way up into the Highlands.

Set dramatically beneath high, wooded crags, the colourful town is crammed with teashops and souvenir shops. Callander gained fame as the location for the original Doctor Findlay's Casebook television series.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Glencoe Visitor Centre, PH49 4HX Scotland

Located within the awe-inspiring Lochaber Geopark in the Highlands, the deep valley and towering mountains of Glen Coe were carved out centuries ago by icy glaciers and volcanic explosions.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Rannoch Moor, Pitlochry Scotland

One of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe, the Great Moor of Rannoch is a beautiful outdoor space stretching far north and west from Rannoch Station.

The area is a vast stretch of land composed of blanket bog, lochans, rivers, and rocky outcrops which makes it a very challenging environment which still supports varieties of flora and fauna. A wealth of plants, insect, bird and animal life can be seen here ranging from curlews and grouse to roe and red deer.

Pass By: Ben Nevis, Fort William Scotland

Scotland's largest mountain was once a massive active volcano which exploded and collapsed inwards on itself millions of years ago.

Stop At: Fort Augustus Abbey, Fort Augustus Scotland

Enjoy Loch Ness from Fort Augustus. If you don't fancy cruising the Loch, you can stroll along the magnificent Caledonian Canal.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Loch Ness, Scotland

You can take the laid-back 5 star cruise offering a relaxing trip. You'll eEnjoy the breath-taking vista of Loch Ness in all its natural wonder. This is the perfect way to experience the sights, wildlife and history of the famous Loch. The 50 minute cruiseswill keep you engaged throughout with a commentary and live sonar presentation by one of crew member. Oh, and there’s a fully stocked bar should you fancy a wee dram!

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Laggan Locks, Along Great Glen Way Off A82, Laggan Scotland

View the Laggan Dam on the return journey from Loch Ness.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Cairngorms National Park, PH22 1QH Scotland

Twice the size of the Lake District, the Cairngorms National Park has more mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots, friendly villages and distilleries than you can possibly imagine.

Stop At: Pitlochry Dam Power Station And Fish Ladder, Pitlochry Power Station Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5BF Scotland

Breathe in fresh air and stand back to admire the view. Pitlochry is nestled amongst the stunning scenery of Highland Perthshire, where the refreshing greenery of the forests in spring transforms into a blaze of golds and reds come autumn.

The Pitlochry fish ladder is a fish ladder next to the Pitlochry Power Station on the River Tummel near Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland that allows salmon to travel upstream during the breeding season.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Forth Bridge, North Queensferry KY11 1HP Scotland

Before we enter Edinburgh you will view the three bridges that cross the Firth of Forth: the 19th Century Forth Rail bridge is Scotland’s greatest piece of engineering, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the 20th century ‘Forth Road Bridge’; as well as the 21st century ‘Queensferry Crossing’ which opened in 2017. Three spectacular bridges, from three different centuries span the Firth of Forth, connecting our Capital city and the Kingdom of Fife.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • The duration of the journey is approximate, the exact duration will depend on traffic conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Minimum numbers apply
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness

Departure Point
17 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DJ, UK

Departure Time
8:00 AM

12 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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