Loch Ness & A Taste of The Highlands

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Trip Info


Adult
from$155
Concession
from$149

A smorgasbord of Scotland's most outstanding characteristics. Learn about the bloody history of Stirling Castle, gaze at the wondrous Glencoe and peer up at Scotland's highest peak. Amidst the cultural and scenic delights, we indulge in an Afternoon Tea made with delicious local ingredients such as Highland Gouda cheese, local roast ham, fine Scottish smoked salmon and homemade scones. The world-famous Loch Ness itself is then just the cherry on top.

Highlights

  • 'A Taste of Scotland' Afternoon Tea*
  • Fort Augustus, Highland Village
  • Glencoe
  • Caledonian Canal and the Great Glen
  • Ben Nevis, Britain’s Highest Peak

Inclusions

  • Local Scottish Guide
  • 'A Taste of Scotland' Afternoon Tea*
  • Foreign Language Audio Guides Available
  • WiFi

*We can not cater to vegan dietary requirements. 

Full Refund

  • If cancelled more than 24 hours in advance

Carbon Neutral Tour

As of January 1st 2022, this tour will be carbon neutral. To help protect Scotland's nature, wildlife and community, we have developed a five-point Climate Action Plan to reduce our carbon emissions and support the transition towards a low carbon future. You can find out more about our carbon neutral tours here.

 

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"Andy was an amazing guide with a wicked sense of humour. He made the trip very entertaining and was very personable. Lunch was a nice selection of traditional Scottish food and a dash of whisky to accompany it. Would highly recommend the tour.

Kadee, 2019

Itinerary


Heading north we pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle and drive through the Trossachs National Park, Rob Roy country. We cross the wilds of Rannoch Moor before stopping at dramatic Glencoe. We journey through Fort William and majestic Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness.

At the award-winning Lovat Hotel, you’ll be treated to a delicious ‘Taste of Scotland’ Afternoon Tea; a menu designed around some of the local produce. After lunch you can go ‘Nessie hunting’ on a short walk to the shoreline or just relax by the Caledonian Canal.

We journey back along the banks of shimmering Loch Laggan and travel over the Drumochter Pass through the Cairngorms National Park and onto Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers and mountains. We view the spectacular Forth Bridges before arriving back in Edinburgh around 8.00pm.

'A Taste of Scotland' Afternoon Tea: Sample Menu

  • Waffle | Duck Liver Parfait | Beetroot

  • Pork and Herb Sausage Roll

  • Wild Mushroom Pancake | Black Garlic

  • Beef, Tomato and Horseradish Sandwich

  • Roast Ham, Highland Gouda and Salad Sandwich

  • Scottish Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Dill Wrap

  • Baked Strawberry Yoghurt

  • Lemon Tart | Burnt Meringue

  • Fruit Scone | Cream | Jam

 NB: Please advise us at the time of booking your tour of any specific dietary requirements so we can advise the chef.

Tour Map

Select a date to book!


Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Available
Full

Limited Seats

Departure


Highland Explorer Tours Office

60 High Street (The Royal Mile)
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1TB

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Departure Time

Please check in at 07.45am for tour departure at 08.00am

Return Time

Tour returns at 08.00pm.