Best price guarantee
Tour Operator: Rabbie's Tours 12 hours Travel method:   Mini Bus / Car Region / Starts from: Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Cruise Loch Ness is included in tour price. 

You leave the cobbled streets of Edinburgh and travel past Linlithgow Palace and Stirling Castle.

This region is soaked in history, so sit back and relax as your driver-guide entertains you with the tales of Mary Queen of Scots, William Wallace, and Scottish folklore.

If you keep a look out, you can catch a glimpse of the Kelpies. These 30-metre tall horse head sculptures need to be seen to be believed.

Your driver-guide takes you to their favourite stop within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park where you can grab coffee and enjoy the views.

After this stop, it’s time to get your camera ready. Because as you travel north into the Highlands, the landscapes suddenly become more provocative.

Shimmering lochs, rugged mountains, forest filled glens: it’s all so beautiful that it’s easy to forget these were once battlegrounds for fiercely territorial Highland clans.

You stop in Glencoe, one of the most famous natural landmarks in all of Scotland. This beautiful area boasts steep slopes and photogenic peaks. Your driver-guide may reveal to you the tragic tale that’s haunted this valley for over 300 years.

You then enter the glacial valley known as the Great Glen and pass under the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain.

After this visual feast of mighty inclines, you arrive in Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness. At 23 miles long and over 700ft deep, Loch Ness is the largest loch by volume in Scotland.

You have around one hour and a half here. You can search for the infamous monster on a relaxing boat cruise,* wander around the shores of the loch at your own pace, and grab a bite to eat.

Your journey south is packed full of classic Highland scenery. You travel through the curvy Cairngorms National Park, along Loch Laggan, and past Blair Castle.

Amongst the tall trees of Perthshire, you have a final refreshment break before journeying alongside the UNESCO Forth Rail Bridge and back into Edinburgh.

The Loch Ness boat cruise is weather dependent and may be cancelled without notice.

This route may be reversed on some occasions.


Rannoch Moor Admire unforgettable views at this epic expanse of untouched wilderness.

Glencoe Be moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes.

Great Glen A humongous fault line through the Scottish Highlands; it’s a location that’s as historically important as it is beautiful.

Fort Augustus This wee town of 650 inhabitants is a great spot to watch boats traversing the Caledonian Canal.

Loch Ness Take a boat cruise 

Grampian Mountains Enjoy classic views of one of Scotland’s most mesmerising mountain ranges.

Highland Perthshire Travel through pine-clad slopes and take in views of fast-flowing rivers.

Finishes (approx.)
20:00 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ

Best price guarantee
No hidden costs
5 Minimum age: 5 years
Free cancellation until 1 day before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+1 day - No charge
<1 day - 100% of total reservation value
What is included
  •  Cruise Loch Ness is included in tour price. 
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver guide


Meeting point
  • Inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (Gate J and Gate K), Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh , Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Important information

Waterproof clothing and comfortable shoes recommended.

  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers
  • All tours from Edinburgh will depart from Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH1 3DQ


Cruise Loch Ness -  50 minute cruise on Loch Ness is included in tour price. *The Loch Ness boat cruise is weather dependent and may be cancelled without notice.