Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907


  • Cruising Loch Ness
  • Rannoch Moor
  • Loch Leven
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands
See, Visit & Explore: Callander, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, The Great Glen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Cairngorm National Park, Highland Perthshire and Forth Bridges

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1 day tour from £47

Daily
Except 25 & 26 December


Adult Price from 47
Child Price from 45

Notes

Seasonal Price Range
45 - 55


Child rates apply from 5-15 years inclusive.
We regret that children under 5 are not carried on this tour.

Product code: TB 02877

Tour Summary

Discover the stunningly beautiful and unspoilt Scottish Highlands. Experience an ever changing panorama of mountains, lochs and glens with the highlight of this popular tour being an extended stop at enigmatic Loch Ness.

What a monster day out!

Tour Summary

  • Visit Glen Coe, Pitlochry and enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness & visit to Urquhart Castle* (*admission fees apply)
  • Lunch stop: Fort William/Spean Bridge
  • Depart from and return to Edinburgh
  • Tour duration: 12.5 hours
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Signature Day Tour [i]

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We leave Edinburgh and head north west into Stirlingshire, catching a view of the arresting Stirling Castle, before stopping at Kilmahog for a snack and an opportunity to get a good look at some long horned "Heilan Coos (Highland Cows).  
We continue on our journey passing through the area that was home to the folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor. Soon we reach the rugged wilderness of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount, arriving at Glencoe, possibly the most well-known of Scotlands glens and the location of the massacre of Clan MacDonald in 1692. We stop here to give you a chance to take some photographs, and to fully appreciate the melancholic atmosphere of this legendary glen.
By way of Loch Linnhe, we arrive in Fort William where well have a stop for lunch and then journey on through the exceptional scenery of the Great Glen and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain.  
Further on we pass the remarkable Caledonian Canal, and the attractive, bustling small village of Fort Augustus. As we travel along the shoreline of Loch Ness we are afforded stunning views of the Loch, on the approach to iconic Urquhart Castle. Loch Ness is 24 miles long and over 700 feet deep, and is mostly known for reports of the appearance of its famous resident, Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. Youll have the chance to do your own Nessie spotting as we linger at Loch Ness for roughly 2 hours. While here, you have the option of taking a fantastic cruise or the opportunity to walk around the predominantly ruined Urquhart Castle, and discover its history in the visitor centre.
After we drive on to Inverness, known as the Capital of the Highlands, our tour will begin to head back home, taking in the Grampian Mountains and Perthshires stunning Forest of Atholl.
We stop for a refreshment in Pitlochry, a Victorian era town famously admired by Queen Victoria, before commencing our return to Edinburgh and the end of the Loch Ness tour.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Signature Day Tour?
 Travelling on a Signature one-day tour from Glasgow is a great way to discover more of Scotland. During your journey well introduce to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more. As with all our tours this excursion has been carefully designed to entertain and inform you.  There are stops planned at the key sights including Glen Coe and Loch Ness.
In addition there will be time for lunch at either Fort William or Spean Bridge. Please note that this is a fast paced tour so the number and duration of stops will be limited. Your tour will be led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English.  
You can learn more about the features of this tour by checking the FAQs on this page.  Our signature day tours are very popular and often sell-out. We recommend booking on-line as soon as your travel plans are finalised.
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English. Youll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special. Be ready to have a laugh as well - youre bound to be told some really corny jokes!
Tell me more about the optional Loch Ness Cruise?
Mount your very own Nessie adventure by taking a 1 hour cruise to see Urquhart Castle, one of Scotlands most iconic and historic castles. The cruise boat is equipped with on-board sonar, comfortable seating inside and out as well as toilets. Refreshments are available for purchase or you can bring packed food. You can purchase a ticket from your driver/guide on the day of the tour and payment is in cash only.  
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 29 and 33 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts. Please note that the coach does not have an on-board toilet - stops will be made where there are public toilets available.
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat. If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop. Vegetarian food is widely available. 
Do you offer a hotel pick-up service?
We know that you will want to start your tour straight away rather than spending valuable time travelling around hotels. By offering a single centrally located departure point we can get you to Scotlands best scenery as quickly as possible.
Can I book seats on the coach?
The seating on the coach is not allocated so you are free to sit in any vacant seat. We recommend that groups arrive at the boarding point together so that you can be seated in the same part of the coach.

What's Included

  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
  • Live commentary in English.
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your tour host

Departure information

Check In: 07.45 hrs
Departure 08.00 hrs
from The Ensign Ewart, 521-523 Lawnmarket,
The Royal Mile,
Edinburgh EH1 2PE
Returns at 20.30 hrs


The name of the local tour operator and full departure information will appear on your tour voucher/confirmation.


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