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Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness Private Day Trip


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The Scottish Highlands are part of a historic region of Scotland you should definitely visit while in Edinburgh, especially Loch Ness. The dramatic landscape of ancient rocks, deep valleys and sapphire blue lochs will enchant you on a scenic private full-day day trip.
For 13-hours, you'll see the best the Scottish Highlands have to offer plus the famous Loch. From the royal court of Linlithgow Palace to the battles of independence that took place at Stirling Castle. Get to know the tragic massacre of Clan MacDonald and hear about the life of Scotland's famous son, Rob Roy.
Besides the fascinating yet turbulent history, you will get to enjoy the mesmerizing landscape of the Highlands and admire the nature that surrounds you. With many pit stops for breaks and photo-taking, you can truly capture the essence of the Highlands. See the indigenous hairy cows, wander through quaint towns unravaged by time and explore villages that offer a peek to how locals live.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Linlithgow Palace, 9 Kirkgate Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7AL Scotland

After you will be picked up anywhere in Edinburgh, you will drive to find out where Mary, Queen of Scots, was born

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ Scotland

Impressive Castle: See one of the largest castles in Scotland

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kilmahog Woollen Mill, Callander FK17 8HB, UK

Photogenic Cow: Cozy up to the hairy highland cows

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Balquhidder Church Ruins, Two miles past Auchtubh, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Scotland

Folk Hero's Resting Place: Pass through a quaint village rich in dramatic tales, one of which belongs to Rob Roy

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Glencoe Lochan, Glencoe Village Scotland

Dramatic Valley: Take in the lush beauty of a glen, which unfortunately was also a massacre site

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Loch Ness, Scotland

Finding Nessie: Make your way to the enigmatic Loch Ness and hear the legends behind this place

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Dunkeld Cathedral, 1.5 hours drive north of Edinburgh, Dunkeld Scotland

Unique Cathedral: Explore a highland village that is home to a cathedral of mixed architecture. Afterward, drive back and cross an iconic Scottish bridge renowned as a modern wonder with a unique design on your way back to Edinburgh

Duration: 3 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Local Guide
  • Private Tour
  • A/C Car
  • Driver
  • Pick-up and drop-off

  • Food & drinks

13 hours

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Withlocals in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.