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Drink in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness on a private day trip from Edinburgh. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with an informative driver-guide, enjoy the stunning mountain-and-loch scenery of the Trossachs National Park, Great Glen and Loch Ness. See the region’s Highland cattle, take photos of atmospheric Glencoe, and after a lunch break in Fort Augustus, visit ruined Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness, perhaps looking for the legendary monster in the waters. Price is per vehicle, based on a maximum of seven people.
  • Private Highlands and Loch Ness day trip from Edinburgh, by air-conditioned minivan
  • Soak in views of the glorious mountains and glens of the Highlands and Loch Ness
  • See Highland cows in the Trossachs National Park and stop for photos of spectacular Glencoe
  • Travel through Fort William and stop for lunch at charming Fort Augustus
  • Gaze at sparkling Loch Ness and hear tales of the legendary Loch Ness monster
  • Visit Urquhart Castle, a ruined castle beautifully perched on the loch shores
  • Enjoy undivided attention and personalized commentary from a private driver-guide
After morning pickup from your central Edinburgh hotel, depart Scotland’s capital by comfortable private minivan. Journey northward into the Scottish countryside and, as you travel, listen as your guide shares fascinating facts and tales about the Highlands region and Loch Ness, famous for its legendary 'Nessie' monster.

Drive into the Trossachs National Park, a scenic area of stunning mountains and glens centered on Loch Lomond. Stop at Kilmahog for refreshments (own expense), and to view the ‘Hairy Coos,’ otherwise known as Highland Cattle.

After admiring these long-horned, long-haired cows, continue through lovely Highland scenery to two beauty spots: Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. Stop for photos of magnificent Glencoe, a glen framed by towering mountains, and then travel onward to Fort William and the Great Glen.

Soak up the splendors of the Great Glen's scenery, and drive to Fort Augustus, a pretty town situated at the southern tip of Loch Ness. Have lunch here (own expense) and experience your first, spectacular views of the mighty loch, the largest in Scotland by volume.

Duly refreshed from lunch, gaze out across the sparkling waters as you drive along the shores to medieval Urquhart Castle. Explore this atmospheric ruined castle, whose remnants are picturesquely set on the lochside; perhaps taking the opportunity to scan the waters for 'Nessie,' and shop for souvenirs at the visitor center.

After time here, relax on a drive through Inverness and south across the River Forth back to Edinburgh, where your day trip ends with a hotel drop-off.
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