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Loch Ness Explorer - Day Tour From Edinburgh

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    1 day

  • Start time

    7:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to 60 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB.

  • Ending Point

    Waterloo Place on Princes Street

Key Highlights

  • Take a journey in the Scottish Highlands and to the water’s edge hunting for the Loch Ness Monster, with an optional boat cruise
  • See the stunning Scottish scenery as you head towards the Loch at places like Glencoe
  • Explore the shoreline town of Fort Augustus and take in the surrounding scenery
  • Enjoy a moments reflection and relax by the Caledonian Canal
  • Hear the tales, and learn about the history of the region with your expert guide

Overview

A tour perfect for anyone looking to experience the beauty of the Scottish Highlands, and for discovering the mystery of the monster! On this fun day away your local guide will fill on all the missing details and give you the insights, and the entertaining stories to ensure you have an adventure to enjoy.

You’ll head north from Edinburgh taking in the sights of Stirling Castle and the Trossachs National Park, before a stop at Glencoe, the scene of the infamous massacre in 1692. The journey continues towards Loch Ness, passing Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain before arriving at the water’s edge in Fort Augustus. Here you can take the option of a boat cruise on the loch or just relax and walk the loch’s banks, keeping a keen eye out for that monster. 

Before the day is done the return journey takes you by shimmering lochs and forest lands. The perfect way to end the tour. An adventure into the wilds of Scotland and the search for a monster. You can’t do that every day!

Please note

Adults / Students must be over 18 at the time of travel. 

Passenger dropoff is at Waterloo Place Princes Street 

Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card. 

Must have travel insurance 

The minimum age for a Highland Explorer Tour passenger is 5 years old. 

Those who are 17 years old pay the adult price, but need to be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over. 

Multi-Day Travel Declaration: Passengers travelling on one of our multi-day tours are required to fill in a Travel Declaration form that states that proof of double vaccination or proof of negative lateral flow antigen test is required before embarking on our tour. If a passenger does not wish to take a test and cannot produce a vaccine passport/certificate or negative test result, the Operator reserves the right to refuse to allow 'the passenger ' to take part in the tour. In such case, the Operator will not be liable for any refund, compensation or any additional cost incurred by the passenger. 

Please arrive to check-in 15 minutes before departure 

Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark.

Highland hotels and guesthouses do not have lifts/elevators. Guests should be able to walk up steps in order to access rooms. 

The summer and winter itineraries vary slightly. 

Day Tours cancelled a day or more before departure date will receive a full refund. If cancelled 24 hours or less, the cancellation fee will be 100%.

Extended Tours cancelled outside of 45 days prior to departure will be given a fexi-deposit. If the cancellation is made 45 to 14 days prior to the departure a 25% cancellation fee will be charged. If a cancellation is made 14 days or less, the cancellation charge will be 100%. 

*Festival Tours cancelled more than 45 days from the departure date will have a 25% cancellation fee. If cancelled 45 to 22 days prior to the departure, there will be 50% cancellation fee. If a festival tour is cancelled 21 days or less before the tour there will be a 100% cancellation fee. 

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