If you only have one day to fit in as much of Scotland as you can – look no further!

The only Loch Ness day tour departing from Edinburgh to include a Whisky Distillery tour and tasting! This tour promises to show as much of Scotland as we can possibly squeeze in one day…

On the first part of your tour, you’ll spot mysterious shape-shifting Kelpies and the ancient stronghold of Stirling Castle before a trip to taste and learn about our water of life – whisky! You’ll continue to journey through rugged and isolated landscapes listening to your driver-guide sharing tales of Scotland’s gory and thrilling history. Travel through Scotland’s first designated national park (Loch Lomond and the Trossachs), view the desolation of Rannoch Moor, marvel and remember the bloody history of Glencoe – all before arriving at Fort Augustus situated on the southern banks of Loch Ness.

While you’re there perhaps you’re interested in hunting down the elusive Loch Ness Monster? Your guide will give you the opportunity to board an award-winning cruise boat, equipped with the latest technology to maximize your chances of spotting Nessie!

Your return journey will see you travel south back towards Edinburgh via Scotland’s second national park (Cairngorms) before a pit-stop at Queen Victoria’s favourite village Pitlochry, famous for its yummy whisky ice cream.

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Departs at 8:00 AM
Returns at 8:30 PM



A snippet of your Hairy Coo tour experience

See how Scotland’s national drink is made and have a taste of the finished product

Whisky Distillery Tour*

A photo-stop favourite, this is one of the most majestic locations on tour


A 360 degree viewpoint looking over to Ben Nevis, The UKs tallest mountain

Commando Memorial

Get your camera ready, you might get a rare shot of the Loch Ness Monster!

Loch Ness*

Deanston Whisky Distillery
Deanston Whisky Distillery Barrels
Highlands Hairy Coo Bus
Stags 1 Day Loch Ness Tour
Glencoe Stags 1 Day Loch Ness Tour
Fort Augustus Glencoe Stags 1 Day Loch Ness Tour

Tour Itinerary


Optional extra


Depart Edinburgh

Stirling Castle

Whisky Distillery tour and tasting

Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

Rannoch Moor


Fort William


Fort Augustus & Loch Ness (APPROX 2HRS)

Cairngorms National Park

Commando Memorial


Forth Bridge - Unesco World Heritage Site

Arrive back in Edinburgh

APPROX 8:30pm

Optional Extras – prices subject to change


(Boat Cruise Adults £14, Children £9)

Did you know Scotland’s
national animal is a unicorn?

…Personally we think it should be a hairy coo!

We know all the facts!

Our driver guides are Scotland obsessed.

Their knowledge of Scotland will entertain and excite you throughout your tour.

They’ll share their passion for the place they call their home, leaving you with a piece of Scotland in your hearts forever.

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Your Tour Departure

We’ll pick you up first thing in the morning to begin your trip at the city centre meeting point, Deacon’s House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PS.

Check-in for your tour will commence at 7:45 AM. Seats are unreserved so we recommend you arrive early if you have a preference of where you would like to sit.

Departure will promptly be at 8:00 AM. We’re unable to wait for guests who are late due to the time restraints of the jam packed itinerary we have planned.

We aim to get you back to Edinburgh’s Lawnmarket at around 8:30pm. The tour will conclude where it began, Deacon’s House Cafe.

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This is what our guests say about us

  • 5 star ratingAmazing tour! Amazing trip! Scott, Scott, Scott, our guide was fantastic! He completed my history of Scotland! Funny, a lot of energy, good vibes, amazing trip! Thank you, Scott!

  • 5 star ratingThe best We did the 1 day free tour with Collin, the bus was excelent, the views amazing and even a better guide

    Cecilia G
  • 5 star ratingPerfect trip in Scotland Great trip, Scott was really a perfect driver and guide. We have learned may interesting things about Scotland and it's history. We enjoyed the trip very much.

  • 5 star ratingAmazing! Such a great way to see the highlands. Brian was very informative and very funny. Made all the long drives well worth it. Definitely recommend!

  • 5 star ratingA day with Brian A fantastic trip with beatiful landscapes and an awesome driver guide ! That was the day with Hairy Coo in the Highlands !

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Awards and Partners

Scottish Tourist Board
John Muir Trust
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Green Tourism Scheme
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