If you only have one day to fit in as much of Scotland as you can – look no further!
Hop on an air-conditioned luxury coach (up to 16-34 seats) for the start of your adventure. You will depart Edinburgh’s Old Town travelling north towards the heart of Scotland’s central belt. As you pass the iconic fortress of Stirling Castle your guide will enthral you with tales of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.
Our first stop of the day will be in the town of Callander; “The Gateway to the Highlands”. Nestled at the foot of the Trossachs Callander offers its guests plenty of places to stock up on refreshments, gifts and views toward the Trossachs.
We then continue our journey north, passing through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. You’ll be entertained with more tales from your guide of Scotland’s history and folklore in addition to following in the footsteps of James Bond (“Skyfall”) and Harry Potter (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) as you travel to the stunning Highland valley of Glencoe. Hear the eerie story of the Clan MacDonald massacre of 1692. Travel through Fort William, home to Ben Nevis, which at 4,409 feet is the highest mountain of the British Isles.
Arrive on the south bank of Loch Ness in the charming village of Fort Augustus. Here, you will find lots of cafes, shops and restaurants for a relaxing lunch. Take a stroll along the banks of the Caledonian Canal. Then, experience the majesty of Loch Ness on an optional relaxing 1-hour boat cruise. See if you can catch a glimpse of “Nessie”, the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
Admire the impressive Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with breath-taking views of the Nevis Range. Enter the beautiful Cairngorms National Park and discover “Monarch of the Glen” country. Drive along Loch Laggan before the roads climb high above the Grampian Mountains. Travel over the Pass of Drumochter while enjoying the majesty and drama of a mountain pass created by glacial activity during successive Ice Ages. Finally, make a short stop in the beautiful Victorian town of Pitlochry, before making your way back to Edinburgh city centre, arriving at approximately 8:00 PM.
DEPARTS ALL YEAR
Departs at 8:00 AM
Returns at 8:30 PM
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
Get your camera ready, you might get a rare shot of the Loch Ness Monster!
Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
Fort Augustus & Loch Ness (APPROX 2HRS)
Cairngorms National Park
Forth Bridge - Unesco World Heritage Site
Arrive back in Edinburgh
Optional Extras – prices subject to change
(Boat Cruise Adults £16.50, Children £10)
Did you know Scotland’s
national animal is a unicorn?
…Personally we think it should be a hairy coo!
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.
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.
Amazing views coupled with very interesting and funny information from our driver Ryan. Would i recommend it? Aye!
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