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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands

Departure point:
Glasgow
Duration:
1 Day tour
Time:
From: 8am - 8.30pm

Accommodation needed for this tour

We offer a free accommodation booking service, however if you would like to book your own accommodation, you will receive £5 off per person. Please select your requirements below:

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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.

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 access restrictions, we are unable to visit Urquhart Castle until further notice.

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 Fort William area for lunch then continue into the natural beauty of the Great Glen as we pass beneath Britain's highest mountain. Travelling on, we admire the Caledonian Canal, and the pretty village of Fort Augustus, enjoying spectacular views of Loch Ness.

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 approximately 2 hours at Loch Ness, where you can choose to take a wonderful cruise across the loch.

Passing through Inverness, Capital of the Highlands, 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

Duration12hrs 30mins
Total Distance343 miles
Pick upFrom 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow at 8am
Group sizeSmall Groups
AvailabilityAll year round
Minimum ageTravellers need to be at least 5 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
Immersive, fantastic and absolutely loved it!
“Absolutely loved my tour! Our guide, Charles was amazing - he told stories, played some good Scottish music and really brought the whole tour to life. It was more than just a tour to see places, it was a tour that taught me about the culture, heritage and music - which I now find I really like! Thank you and special thank you to Charles/Charlie for an amazing day!”

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the departure point?

Your one day whisky 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 August 2020) are as follows:

  • Loch Ness Cruise: £17

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?

Due to Covid-19, many visitor attractions throughout Scotland have asked us to book tickets in advance so they can manage their capacity safely.

For this reason, we must now ask our customers who would like to go to an attraction to kindly book their tickets through our online ticketing portal. The link for this will be on your confirmation email. 

If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 730am-7pm 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?

Please bring a face covering with you. Hand sanitiser will be provided on board the coach, but we recommend bringing your own.

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 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16 years are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.

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 dedicated Loch Ness exclusive tour 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!