The Original Loch Ness Tour

from Edinburgh

Join us on this wonderful tour that will take you through some of the finest scenery in Europe. Enjoy a stop in breath-taking Glen Coe, take a drive along the entire length of Loch Ness and tour Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands. If you only have time for one tour - this is the one!

It’s out of the City and into the wild! Our journey starts with views of Stirling and its majestic castle, which stands guard over the surrounding countryside. We then follow the old cattle drovers route through Doune, with its 14th Century castle, to the Victorian holiday town of Callander.

The Pass of Leny will take us from the Lowlands into the Highlands. Almost immediately you will see a backdrop of mountains as pretty Loch Lubnaig stretches out ahead of us. Soon there is a stop for morning coffee in the little highland village of Tyndrum.

There are wonderful views of Loch Tulla as we climb the "Black Mount" to reach the remote beauty of Rannoch Moor. This unspoilt landscape extends over 50 square miles and is one of the most remote areas in Europe! We will make a photo stop in haunting Glen Coe, the scene of the infamous massacre of 40 members of the MacDonald clan by Campbell troops in 1692.

From Fort William, which sits in the shadow of Ben Nevis, we enter the Great Glen and follow the route of the Caledonian Canal to Lochs Lochy and Oich. The highlight of our day together is undoubtedly a drive along the entire length of Loch Ness. There is a photo stop at Urquhart Castle which stands on a rocky promontory overlooking the deepest part of the loch. Discover the true story of the loch’s most famous resident – Nessie – when we stop at the famous Loch Ness Tour Centre. 

It's a short drive to Inverness, where we will have a brief panoramic tour, before heading southwards through the Spey Valley and the Cairngorm National Park. Look out for the stark ruins of Ruthven Barracks which were destroyed by Jacobite Troops who fled after the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

As we travel through the heather clad hills of the Pass of Drumochter keep a careful watch and you may be rewarded by the sight of deer coming down off the mountains to graze on the grass of the lower slopes.

There will be great views of whitewashed Blair Castle, the ancestral seat of the Duke of Atholl, the only man in the United Kingdom allowed to have his own standing army, The Atholl Highlanders.

After a stop for afternoon tea in the heart of the Perthshire countryside we drive towards Perth and through the Kingdom of Fife. There are wonderful views of the impressive Forth Bridge as we make our way into Edinburgh and journey’s end.

A wonderful day out and maybe, just maybe!

Essential Information

PRICE (per person):
38 Adult
35 Child (aged 3-12 years inclusive)

Departures:

Edinburgh: Highland Experience Tours at Caffé Nero
1 Parliament Square
Edinburgh
EH1 1RF
Check-in: 07:45 hrs
Departure: 08:00 hrs
Return: 20:00 hrs