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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands

Departure point:
Glasgow
Duration:
1 Day tour
Time:
From: 8am - 7.45pm
Price:
From: £55
Departs:

Daily

Accommodation is payable on arrival

We offer a free accommodation booking service.

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One of our most popular one day tours from Glasgow is our Highland tour to Loch Ness and Glencoe, taking in some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Our Loch Ness tour will visit Glencoe and offers options for a cruise across the loch or the cruise and a visit to Urquhart castle.

From Glasgow our Loch Ness tour will travel north, before making a refreshment stop on the shores of Loch Lomond. Travelling the length of the loch, we climb up into the Highlands, over the unique, dramatic landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount to majestic Glencoe, one of Scotland's most haunting glens, site of 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.

Continuing via Loch Linnhe, our Loch Ness tour will stop in the Fort William area for lunch then continue into the natural beauty of the Great Glen as we pass beneath Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Travelling on, we will pass though the pretty village of Fort Augustus before reaching Urquhart Castle - here, choose to take part in a cruise and castle excursion.

If not, we will continue up to the Clansman Hotel where you will have an hour of free time before we begin our return journey to Edinburgh. Here, you can relax in the hotel with an option to take part in a gin tasting provided by Great Glen Gins and receive a 10% shop voucher on our behalf, or, spend your time exploring the area - such as the Old Coffin Road walk that begins at the hotel car park. There is also the option to take a one-hour round trip cruise along the loch, with stunning views of Urquhart Castle.

Loch Ness, 24 miles long and 700 feet deep is most famous for its sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie. Spend time at Loch Ness, where you can choose to take a wonderful cruise across the loch.

From Fort Augustus, our Loch Ness tour will start its return for home, crossing the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire, including the Forest of Atholl, with an evening refreshment stop at the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, en route back to Glasgow where our Loch Ness tour ends.

Tour Overview

Duration11hrs 45mins
Total Distance343 miles
Pick upFrom 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow at 8am
Group sizeSmall Groups
AvailabilityAll year round
Minimum ageTravellers need to be at least 4 years-old

A couple of things To know

Included
  • Digital translations
  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
Not Included
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and Drink
Incredible tour - really worthy!
“Amazing tour! It is a great peak into the Highlands, if you do not have a lot of time to spend on your trip. The amount of stops and time spent in each felt appropriate for such a long bus trip and our tour guide, Callum, was also really fun and informative. The landscapes were absolutely amazing and memorable! My Partner and I enjoyed it so much and thought it was definitely worth the money.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the departure point?

Your tour from Glasgow departs from 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NX. This is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.

You can view our departure point via. the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/yfVSoBUGrVK1EFYF8


You can also find us by Glasgow Public Transport

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.

Are the optional extras included?

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your one day tour from Glasgow includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury modern air-conditioned coaches.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Rates for your optional extras (From April 2021) are as follows:

  • Loch Ness Cruise: £18 per adult
  • Loch Ness Cruise & Urquhart Castle: £27 per adult

Unfortunately the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass can not be used for the attractions on this tour.
 

Do I need to pre-book the optional extras?

No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.

If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 07.00 - 22.00 daily.

Is the tour in English?

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

You'll find a digital translation of your tour through a link on your confirmation email. Digital translations are available for this tour in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
What should I bring with me?

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!

Can children travel on this tour?

We welcome children over 4 years old on our tours, and children aged between 4-16 years are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 4.

Will I see Nessie?

There have been many reported sightings over the years of "Nessie", - the affectionate name given to the mysterious creature that is reputed to live in the deep waters of Scotland's most famous loch, Loch Ness.

The myths and stories surrounding Nessie have fascinated both young and old alike for centuries - the earliest reported sighting by St. Columba back in the 6th Century!

So always have your camera at the ready - you never know if she's out there, just below the surface...

How accessible are the locations?

Some of the locations may cause accessibility issues due to their geography and architecture.

If you are a wheelchair user or have restricted mobility, we would suggest downloading this helpful Access Guide by Historic Environment Scotland.

Can we have our own coach?

Of course. This tour is part of our exclusive tours collection; here we have the option of your own coach and your own Driver-Guide for yourself and your loved ones. The flat fee includes complimentary pick up and drop off in Edinburgh city centre. For more information and to book, please visit our Private Hire page.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, don't worry! Just because it's not here, doesn't mean we can't do it. Have a look at our private tour page or contact us directly, and we will make it happen!