Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands

Adult Price from £45 Concessions from £42

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Monsters, Mountains and Massacres
Cairngorms National Park Cairngorms National Park
Inverness - The capital of the highlands Inverness - The capital of the highlands
Loch Ness - Scotland's most famous loch Loch Ness - Scotland's most famous loch
Ben Nevis - Scotland's largest mountain Ben Nevis - Scotland's largest mountain
Glen Coe - stunning scenery Glen Coe - stunning scenery
Outstanding views all year round.
Friendly Locals waiting to meet you
Small Groups, Excellent Itineries, Best Guides
Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands Route Map

Tour Highlights

The Cairngorm MountainsThe Cairngorm Mountains

Stunning Highland scenery


Drive through the capital of the Highlands

Loch Ness ScotlandLoch Ness*

Monster spotting on a boat cruise (optional)

Ben Nevis ScotlandBen Nevis

See the UK’s highest mountain

Glen Coe ScotlandGlen Coe

Wonderful scenery and fascinating history


Tour Description

1 DAY TOUR - Monsters, Mountains & Massacres

Adult Price from £45 Concessions from £42

This is a monster tour.

Our most popular tour includes the most you could see of Scotland in one day! 

Head into the Highlands...

Board the world-famous 'Nessie Bus' and get ready for a monster day of adventure. As you head towards the Highlands you'll see the amazing Forth Railway Bridge, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This stunning example of Victorian engineering was opened in 1890. With its triple cantilever design it is the biggest one of its kind in Britain and the 2nd biggest in the world. Our journey continues past Perth, the old capital of Scotland. With a rich and influential history that stretches back over 800 years it has always been one of the most important political, judicial and commercial centres in Scotland. We will travel along the side of the Tay River, Scotland’s longest river, passing Dunkeld – ‘fort of the Celts’ – the ancient religious centre of Kenneth MacAlpin. Our first stop will be at about 9.30am in the beautiful, small Highland town of Pitlochry, one of the gateways to the Highlands which lies on the river Tummel. Here you can buy some delicious home baking and get ready to continue deeper into the Highlands.


Through the spectacular Cairngorms…

Then enjoy the stunning scenery as you travel through the spectacular and unique wilderness of the Cairngorms National Park, the largest National Park in Scotland. This large mountain range has five of the highest mountains in the UK within its limits. We pass Aviemore, the main town in this area, that is now a centre for outdoor and holiday activities, and then continue north and drive through Inverness – the capital of the Highlands. Perched picturesquely above the river, Inverness Castle dominates the horizon of this thriving city. Then it is on to the famous Loch Ness.


Lunch at Loch Ness...or take a cruise...

Loch Ness is the largest body of water in Britain by volume, incredibly, all lakes and rivers of England and Wales would fit in it. With these dimensions it’s not surprising that a monster is believed to live in the depth of the Loch. The famous "Nessie” was first seen by St. Columba in the mid-6thcentury. But it wasn’t until the 1930s that the mysterious creature came to widespread notice, when it was seen again by an American couple. Since then there have been thousands of sightings and who knows, maybe you will be the next to spot it? During our stop here you can purchase lunch, or eat the packed lunch you have brought with you. Then you'll have time for an optional one-hour boat cruise out over the deepest waters of the loch* with beautiful views over to Urquhart Castle.


See UK’s highest mountain...

We then make our way through the Great Glen towards the Commando Memorial, erected in 1952 and dedicated to the remembrance of the Royal Marine Commandos who trained here during WWII. We stop here for a quick photo opportunity of Ben Nevis, UK’s highest mountain at 4,411 feet (13435metres). Next we go to Fort William, also known as the outdoor capital of Scotland. Lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis and on the shore of Loch Linnhe its setting is dramatically beautiful. We enjoy a stop for coffee, refreshments and perhaps a wee nip of whisky.


Relive the massacre of Glen Coe...

Glen Coe is broodingly beautiful and steeped in history. It is in the centre of an extinct volcano which exploded millions of years ago, leaving the rocky mountainous place we see today. As you stand at the mouth of the glen, you'll feel the past come to life as our guide tells you about the terrible massacre of Glen Coe. You’ll learn the parts clans Campbell and MacDonald played in this brutal part of Scottish history. The other side of Glen Coe is Rannoch Moor, one of the last great wildernesses – 50 square miles of peatbog and marsh, and a site of special scientific interest. It is also where part of the James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ was filmed.


Salute William Wallace and head home...

The route home takes you past the beautiful city of Stirling and its stunning castle, which is one of the most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary Queen of Scots. Not far away from here William Wallace had one of his greatest triumphs at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297. You’ll catch a glimpse of the Wallace Monument as we pass by Stirling. His exploits were dramatised in the Award-winning film Braveheart, starring Mel-Gibson. We’ll continue to Edinburgh arriving back at 8.00pm approximately. 

*Optional extra - subject to seasonal availability.

£ Exclusive discount on cost of Loch Ness boat trip with Highland Experience

Tour Details

AvailabilitySummer And Winter

Departure DaysDaily

Departs / Returns Edinburgh: 8:00am / 8:00pm(approx)

ReferenceTour 1

Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point

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Tour Reviews

The one-day Loch Ness tour was one of the best bus tours I've ever been on, full of interesting historical information, breathtaking scenery, and a great guide.
(Brandon - May 2016)

We enjoyed the tour. It's simple awesome.
(RAGHU RAM KARRA - May 2016)

Amazing day! Saw some beautiful sites, and Max the tour guide gave us some great insights to both the past and present lives of the people in Scotland. Would recommend 100%!
(Paerels - March 2016)

It was a fantastic tour and I would highly recommend it. Very well organised.
(Martha Spencer - July 2015)

We were a party of 5 seniors 3 of whom were from Australia. Our driver Garry was very knowledgeable and friendly and did an amazing job.The tour covered quite a few miles so we saw quite a lot of Scotland which was beautiful. I would certainly recommend the company and the tour to anyone wanting to see Scotland.  
(Elizabeth Gilland - July 2015)

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