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Haggis Adventures - Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

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Key Highlights

  • Discover Scotland in a sociable group on this great tour specially designed for young travelers and backpackers
  • Trace the entire shoreline of Loch Ness and look out for the Monster!
  • Tours are led by the famous “Haggis Guides” are all highly trained, entertaining and passionate locals – your historians, comedians, storytellers, drivers and DJ’s all rolled into one
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    12 hours

    Start time

    07:45am

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from 60 High Street Edinburgh.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour returns to the original starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Set out on one of the famous "Haggis Adventures" specially designed for backpackers and young travelers.

    Accompanied by your entertaining “Haggis” Guide you will take the most scenic route from Edinburgh to Loch Ness and experience Scotland like never before. Travel past the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle and Enjoy views of Fort William and Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before taking on the Great Glen through the village of Fort Augustus.

    learn about the legend of the Loch Ness monster that is believed to be living in the depths of this 600-foot lake. Trace the entire shoreline of Loch Ness (look out for the Monster!) to the Highland Capital of Inverness.

    Itinerary

    The tour starts from 60 High Street, the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, where you will be picked up in an air-conditioned coach and taken to Loch Ness. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

    Heading north from Edinburgh we pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle, skirt the Trossachs (Rob Roy country) before crossing the wilds of Rannoch Moor and onto dramatic Glencoe, site of the massacre of the McDonald clan in 1692.

    Our tour takes us past Fort William and Britain’s highest mountain, the mighty Ben Nevis before following the Great Glen and stopping in the village of Fort Augustus by the shores of mysterious Loch Ness.

    You have the option (subject to availability during winter months) to take a boat trip on mysterious Loch Ness and hunt for Nessie, explore the shores of the loch or simply relax and enjoy your free locally produced picnic lunch. (A typical lunch includes a bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches, fresh fruit and shortbread).

    Our return journey passes south along Loch Laggan stopping at one of the quaint Highland villages along the way. After one last sight of the spectacular Forth Bridges we arrive back in the Capital around 8:00pm.

    Loch Ness Cruise option (subject to availability during winter months) A cruise on Loch Ness is an unforgettable experience, where you might just catch a glimpse of Nessie. We use locally owned custom built boats, designed with sonar and underwater imaging systems, giving you a fascinating view of the terrain and life underwater. You can also enjoy the views with a coffee or beer from the onboard bar. The cruise lasts about 1 hour.

    The tour ends at 60 High Street, the Royal Mile in Edinburgh (the original starting point).

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
    • English-speaking guide
    • FREE packed lunch - Typical lunch includes: bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches, fresh fruit and shortbread
    • Free Audio-guide in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and Chinese (£30.00 refundable deposit to submitted when picking the guide)

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • other meals and entrance fees
    • Optional Loch Ness cruise (approx £12)
    • Optional Audio Guide available in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Italian (£5 hire and refundable £30 deposit per unit)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.The total distance covered on this day trip is around 320 miles / 520 Kilometers.It is important that the people that know the country show you around – the locals. The wild and sexy “Haggis Guides” are all highly trained, entertaining and passionate locals – your historians, comedians, storytellers, drivers and DJ’s all rolled into one. Over the last 15 years they have earned the reputation as the best in the business. They have a deep love for their country and want you to love it as much as them.
  • Reviews
    • Great tour!

      Awesome travel :)...

      Itzel Orta Mendez
    • Loch Nees tour from Edinburgh

      the whole experience was great. Keith the guide was spot on ,he made the trip very interesting, though was cold outside he made the trip warm . we just loved it. seriously ...

      f j dominguez lamorena
    • one of the best tour experiences

      it was an amazing experience and the tour guide was fantastic. He gave us a lot of information on scotland's history....

      S K Rawat
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