About The Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Day Tour:
The Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands Day Tour offers an essential introduction to classic Scotland. Over the course of 12 hours you'll explore the rugged north and experience all of its most famous sights. A fun and engaging guide will accompany you and your fellow guests on a journey around prominent castles, spectacular geography and haunting battlefields.
A history filled with such dramatic stories and hidden details deserves people with the passion and knowledge to match. Rabbie's combines its unrivalled day tour experience with an exciting narrative style to provide travellers with an unforgettable experience. You'll travel in a luxury coach and will be presented with ample opportunities for pictures and to get out on foot.
- All Year Round, Daily.
- Live English-speaking guide.
- Depart: 08:00.
- Return: 20:00.
- Rabbie's Café. 16/28 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.
- Approximately 12 hours.
- Lunch And Refreshments.
- Visitor Attraction Admission Fees.
- Loch Ness Boat Cruise.
- 1) Edinburgh, Rabbie's Café (Depart).
- 2) Linlithgow Palace.
- 3) Stirling Castle.
- 4) Wallace Monument.
- 5) Stirling Bridge Battlefield Site.
- 6) Callendar (Coffee Break - Approx. 15-30 minute stop).
- 7) Rannoch Moor.
- 8) Buachaille Etive Mor.
- 9) Glencoe (15 minute photo stop).
- 10) Great Glen.
- 11) Fort William.
- 12) Ben Nevis.
- 13) Spean Bridge (Refreshments - Approx. 15-30 minute stop).
- 14) Loch Ness & Fort Augustus (Optional Cruise - Approx. 2 hour stop).
- 15) Cairngorms National Park.
- 16) Loch Laggan.
- 17) Drumochter Pass.
- 18) Blair Castle.
- 19) Pitlochry (Refreshments - Approx. 15-30 minute stop).
- 20) Perth.
- 21) Loch Leven.
- 22) Forth Bridge.
- 23) Edinburgh, Rabbie's Café (Return).
After setting off from Waterloo Place in one of Rabbies' luxury Mercedes mini-coaches you'll travel to the famous Scottish towns of Linlithgow and Stirling. At Stirling, 'The Gateway to the Highlands', you'll pass the Wallace Monument and the sites of the medieval battles of Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge.
As the land turns mountainous your first sights will be the wild expanses of Rannoch Moor and the sobering peak of Buachaille Etive Mòr. The latter signals your entrance into Glencoe, the eerie site of the eponymous massacre in 1692.
From Glencoe it's further north. Past the Great Glen and Ben Nevis you'll reach the mid-way highlight of Loch Ness. Here is an opportunity for a 2-hour excursion on foot around the banks and a chance to hop on a boat cruise*.
After Loch Ness you begin south through the Cairngorms National Park towards Perth. Along the way you'll catch such places as Blair Castle and Pitlochry. Perth, the medieval capital of Scotland, is the last major location on the tour before passing by Loch Leven and across the Forth Bridge back to Edinburgh.
*Loch Ness cruise available from Easter to December. The boat trip may not always be available on busy weekends and bank holidays.