Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907

  • Cruising Loch Ness
  • Inverness Castle
  • Passengers at Urquhart Castle
The Original Loch Ness Tour
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 £42

Except 25 & 26 December
and 1 January

Adult Price from 42
Child Price from 35


Child rates apply from 3 to 15 years inclusive

We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour

Seasonal Price Range
42 - 43

Product code: SL 00758

Tour Summary

This is the Original Loch Ness and the Highlands tour. Created in 1985 and still going strong!

Explore some of the finest scenery in Europe - a land of sky-high mountains, tranquil sea lochs and fairy-tale castles. Although this is a fast paced tour with a substantial amount of travelling your day exploring the beautiful Scottish Highlands will be extremely rewarding. The main attraction is our stop at Loch where you will have the chance to visit both Urquhart Castle AND take a monster-spotting cruise on Loch Ness.

Discover the highlights of Scotland in just one-day!

Tour Summary

  • Visit Glen Coe, Ben Nevis 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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Leaving Edinburgh behind we head towards Stirling with its ancient castle then stop for morning coffee at Kilmahog. Next it's Rob Roy Country and dramatic Rannoch Moor before arriving at the Weeping Glen Glen Coe, the infamous site of the 1692 Massacre of the resident MacDonalds by Government troops of the Campbell Clan.

After a short drive we arrive at Fort William which sits in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. After time for lunch there's a photo stop at Spean Bridge before we enter the scenic beauty of the famous Great Glen, a landscape of soaring mountains and shimmering lochs.

Our journey follows the route of the Caledonian Canal to Loch Ness and the impressive ruins of Urquhart Castle. The Castle provides a superb vantage point to see the deepest part of the loch. Here you can enjoy an optional visit to the castle and take a short cruise on the loch*.

On our homeward journey, we pass by Inverness then enter the wild beauty of the Cairngorm National Park. Our descent through the Grampian Mountains takes us into scenic Perthshire, "Big Tree Country. The last part of our tour takes us through the ancient Kingdom of Fife to the famous Forth Rail Bridge and the conclusion of our tour in Edinburgh.

* Admission Fees apply
Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Cruise - £19.00 Adult £13.50 Child

This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.


Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me more about the optional Loch Ness Cruise?
You can maximise your time at Loch Ness by purchasing the optional Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Cruise combination ticket. Visit hauntingly beautiful Urquhart Castle, once one of Scotlands largest castles. The castle boasts a commanding presence overlooking the loch. After time to explore the castle and admire the views take to the water for a cruise on Loch Ness. 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 this combination ticket from your driver/guide on the day of the tour and payment is in cash only. For operational reasons its not possible to purchase the cruise or admission to Urquhart Castle separately.
What features will the coach have?
You will travel in a modern eco-friendly touring coach, seating around 50 passengers, which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts. On most departures the coach will be fitted with a toilet, but this cannot be guaranteed.
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.
Can children travel this tour?
Children aged 3 years and older are welcome to travel on this tour. Children aged 3 to 16 inclusive travel at the appropriate child rate. We are sorry but children below the age of 3 cannot travel on this tour.
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.
Where does my tour depart from and return to?
Our tours depart from a central location in Edinburghs famous Royal Mile/High Street which is easily reached by public transport. Full information on the departure time and place of your tour will be shown on your tour confirmation. The tour will end outside Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station.
Ive missed my tour because I was late, can I get a refund?
Were sorry but refunds or credits wont be issued if you miss your tour because you are not at the departure point on time. In fairness to all our passengers coaches will not wait if you are late.

What's Included

Transport by luxury air-conditioned touring coach
Live commentary in English
Services of an experienced guide or 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 87 High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1SG
Returns at 20.30 hrs
The tour will end at Waverley Railway Station

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