Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands
A fantastic tour to Loch Ness visiting a diverse range of classic Highland scenery including many 'must see' sights and the chance to go monster hunting on Loch Ness! Other highlights include dramatic Glencoe, mighty Ben Nevis, the Great Glen and Highland Perthshire
- Loch Ness boat cruise
- Fort Augustus
- Caledonian Canal and the Great Glen
Heading north from Edinburgh we pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle and drive through the Trossachs, Rob Roy country. We cross the wilds of Rannoch Moor before stopping at dramatic Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre in 1692. Our journey takes us through Fort William passing Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, before entering the Great Glen.
Arriving at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness, you can take a boat cruise on the loch, go for a walk or just relax by the Caledonian Canal in this charming Highland village.
Our return journey takes us past shimmering Loch Laggan before climbing over the wild and lonely Drumochter Pass. Heading south, we enter Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers and mountains. We view the spectacular Forth Bridges before arriving back in Edinburgh around 8pm.
Free 'Taste of Scotland' Picnic Lunch
Enjoy our locally produced ‘Taste of Scotland’ picnic lunch in Fort Augustus. Typical lunch includes: bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches, fresh fruit and shortbread. Take your lunch on the boat or enjoy a picnic by the canal or banks of Loch Ness. However if you want something more substantial, we can recommend some great local cafés.
Loch Ness Cruise Option
A cruise on the mysterious and beautiful Loch Ness is an unforgettable experience, offering you the chance to catch a glimpse of Nessie. The boat uses the very latest hi-tech colour sonar and underwater imaging systems to enhance the hunt. You can also relax with a coffee or beer in the onboard bar.
Cruise duration is approximately 1 hour.
Highland Explorer Tours Office
60 High Street (The Royal Mile)
Please check in at 07.45 for tour departure at 08.00.
Tour returns at 20.00