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Loch Ness, Highlands of Scotland Sightseeing Tour Tour Code: 545-617

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Daily
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
English
12 Hours
This tour will guide you to catch the views of Castle, Wallace Monument, Callander, Highlands over Rannoch Moor, Loch Leven at Ballachulish, Loch Ness...
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Price (/person)
    Adult $68.62
    Child
    (6-15 yrs)
    $64.50
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  • Children under 6 years old are not permitted to travel on tour.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 6-15 years old.
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From Edinburgh, this tour takes us past Stirling, letting us catch views of the Castle and the Wallace Monument, then north into the Highlands. Passing the town of Callander and over Rannoch Moor we will come to the dark, brooding Pass of Glen Coe, where we will stop for photographs and to hear the haunting story of the Massacre of 1692. After crossing Loch Leven at Ballachulish we will stop for lunch in the Fort William area, then follow the course of the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Fort Augustus on Loch Ness. We then drive northwards along the entire length of Loch Ness, passing Urquhart Castle where the water is 800ft deep. On through Drumnadrochit and Inverness, we will pass The Cairngorms and go over Drumochter Pass, alongside the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway which is the highest point on any main line railway in Britain at 452m above sea level. Descending through the Forest of Atholl, we will catch a quick view of the magnificent Blair Castle, home of the Dukes of Atholl for over 700 years, before making a stop in picturesque Pitlochry, a delightful Victorian resort town. We will then head south through the Kingdom of Fife, past Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge alongside the amazing Forth Bridge before arriving back in Edinburgh.
  • Stirling, UNITED KINGDOM

    Located in central Scotland, Stirling is a medieval city once known as a strategic "Gateway to the Highlands." Both historically fascinating and beautiful, Stirling offers visitors access the Stirling Castle, the Church of the Holy Rude, and more.

    Wallace Monument

    This monument commemorates Sir William Wallace, a Scottish knight who fought during the Wars of Scottish Independence and whose story is portrayed in the film "Braveheart." The tower, 67 meters (220 ft) tall, is located at the Summit of Abbey Craig.
  • Callander, UNITED KINGDOM

    Callander is a small town in Stirling that serves as the eastern gateway to Scotland's Trossachs National Park. Situated on the River Teith, tourists can enjoy footpath, scenic views, tea and souvenir shops, and more when visiting this colorful town.
  • Ballachulish, UNITED KINGDOM

    Ballachulish is a small village located in Lochaber, Scotland that offers dramatic and stunning scenery of nearby mountain ranges. Historically, visitors relied on the Ballachulish Ferry to access the village, as there was no road to Loch Leven until 1927.
  • Fort William, UNITED KINGDOM

    This town in the Scottish highlands is a popular tourist spot due to its picturesque location on Loche Linnhe as well as the abundance of outdoor activities, such as hiking and mountain biking, it offers to visitors.

    Glen Coe

    Glen Coe
    This popular tourist spot is widely considered to be the most beautiful area of Scotland. The glen, a sharp impression between two towering mountains, is thought to have been formed by a glacier during the Ice Age.

    Pass of Glencoe

    Described as one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, the Glen Coe Pass is a u-shaped canyon that reaches 16 kilometers (9.9 miles) long at its highest points, and 700 meters (0.4 miles) wide at its base.
  • Fort Augustus, UNITED KINGDOM

    Fort Augustus is a popular tourist destination in the Highland of Scotland, at the south west end of Loch Ness. The Caledonian Canal passes through Fort Augustus and connects Fort William to Inverness.
  • Inverness, UNITED KINGDOM

    Inverness, located in the Scottish Highlands, is the northernmost city in the UK and administrative center of the region. The Gaelic king MacBethad, popularized in Shakespeare's Macbeth, held a castle in this city during the 11th century.

    Loch Ness

    Loch Ness
    One of the world's most famous lakes, Loch Ness is best known for the mythological creature said to be hidden in its waters. The legend is spurred on by the extreme murkiness of the water and depth of the lake.

    Urquhart Castle

    This 13th-century castle on the shores of the famous Loch Ness has played an important role in Scottish history. The castle was partially destroyed and then abandoned in the middle of the 17th century, but today is being preserved.

    Drumochter Pass

    The Drumochter Pass was formed from glaciers in the Ice Age and serves as the main mountain pass between the northern and southern central Scottish Highlands. Isolated from most populations, Drumochter Pass provides beautiful scenic views.
  • Pitlochry, UNITED KINGDOM

    Pitlochry, UNITED KINGDOM
    Located in the Perth and Kinross region of Scotland, Pitlochry is a popular tourist destination known for scenic views of the nearby Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion mountains. The town has retained much of its Victorian era charm with architecture dating back to the mid-1800s.

    Blair Castle

    Blair Castle, located in Perthsire, Scotland, was the historical home of the Duke of Atholl. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 13th century and visitors can tour the gardens and rooms filled with historical paintings and furniture.

    Forth Bridge

    The Forth Bridge is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and iconic symbol of Scotland. First opened in 1890, the Forth Bridge spans 8,296 feet (2,528.7 m) and connects North and South Queensferry.
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  • Guided tour
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  • Gratuities (optional).

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