Day Tour from Edinburgh or Glasgow that explores Trossachs, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe & Loch Ness. Scroll down for info

Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

This Scottish minicoach tour, which runs every day throughout the year, is one of our most popular day trips to Loch Ness and Glencoe, taking in some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Visit Glencoe and enjoy options for a Loch Ness cruise and visit to Urquhart Castle.

Tour Highlights: Stirling Castle, Rob Roy Country, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle & Loch Ness Cruise, Inverness, Pitlochry

From Edinburgh we travel north-west, passing the imposing Stirling Castle, before making a coffee stop stopping at Kilmahog (where we can visit Hamish the Highland cow). We travel on through Rob Roy country of Clans MacGregor and Campbell, then over the desolate landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount to Glencoe, one of Scotland's most famous glens, site of the 1692 massacre of the Clan MacDonald. Here we pause for a photo stop, and to soak up the atmosphere in this haunting glen.

Continuing via Loch Linnhe, we stop in the Fort William area for lunch, then continue into the natural beauty of the Great Glen as we pass beneath Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Travelling on, we can admire the Caledonian Canal, the pretty village of Fort Augustus, and enjoy spectacular views of Loch Ness as we drive along the 24-mile shoreline to Urquhart Castle.

Loch Ness is 24 miles long and over 700 feet deep but is of course better-known for its sightings of the Loch Ness monster, affectionately called 'Nessie'. Spend approximately 2 hours at Loch Ness, where you can choose to take a wonderful 5 Star Jacobite cruise and explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle and its modern visitor centre.

At Inverness, capital of the Highlands, we start our return for home, crossing the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire, including the Forest of Atholl, with an evening stop at the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry en route back to Edinburgh.

This tour is run by Timberbush Tours, who have been awarded 5 stars from the Scottish Tourist Board for their tours.

Map of the Tour



Optional Extras: Urquhart Castle & 5 Star Jacobite Loch Ness Cruise.


Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.

Min Age

5 years

Tour Vehicle Type

Mini Coach

Departure Point

Green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE

Departure Time

Check in: 07:45 hrs Departure: 08:00 hrs

Expected return Time

20:30 hrs

Duration of Tour

Full Day

Months of Operation

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Rates & Dates

Ticket Price (Per Person )
Season Type
  Standard Tour Ticket Discount Tour Ticket
All year £42.00 £40.00

The tour runs daily throughout the year.

Timberbush Tours offer a discount for children between 5 and 16 years, students (you must show your student card) and seniors (adults 60 years old and over).

Booking Notes

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour
  • Reduced Discount prices are offered to persons over the age of 60, students and children under the age of 16
  • We regret we cannot accept children under the age of 5 on any tour.
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.