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Please check in with your driver guide at Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place 15 minutes before departure
- Transport in a luxury Mercedes Wee Red Bus
- Fully guided services of a Heart of Scotland tour leader
- Entry fees to attractions
- Meals and refreshments
- Average group size of 8
- Loch Ness
- Glen Coe
- Ben Nevis viewpoint
- Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
- Highland Perthshire
- Picturesque village of Fort Augustus
- Optional boat cruise on Loch Ness
- Cairngorms National Park
Jump aboard for this classic one day tour to Loch Ness. Travelling through spectacular Highland scenery, this tour is the perfect way to see lots of Scotland and search for the famous Loch Ness monster.
We begin by travelling past Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, towards historic Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument.
Your guide will explain the real story of ‘Braveheart’ and William Wallace’s victorious tactics against the English invaders.
There’s a brief glimpse of Doune Castle for Monty Python, Game of Thrones and Outlander fans before a morning coffee stop in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Our options here include the Highland gateway village of Callander or the mountain views at beautiful Loch Lubnaig.
'Our journey continues to a stunning viewpoint before crossing the wilderness of Rannoch Moor to spectacular Glen Coe'
The journey continues to a stunning viewpoint and photo opportunity at Loch Tulla and across the wilderness of Rannoch Moor to famous Glen Coe. The notorious massacre of the MacDonald Clan was carried out amidst this beautiful and dramatic scenery on the 13th February 1692. You may recognise this part of the Highlands, used in the movie ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’. A majestic setting in any season!
After travelling along the west coast towards Fort William we stop for lunch.
As we progress towards Loch Ness you will have an opportunity to view Ben Nevis (highest mountain in Britain at 1344 m) from the famous Commando Memorial.
Here you can admire the spectacular views over the rugged landscape of Lochaber. Our journey takes us along the Caledonian Canal before arriving in Fort Augustus on the banks of legendary Loch Ness.
Here, on the banks of the world’s most mysterious stretch of water, you will have time to monster hunt by boat or from the shores of the loch itself.
'At Loch Ness you will have time to monster hunt by boat or from the shores of the famous loch itself'
The 1 hour boat trip is £14.50 for adults, £12.60 concession price and £9.50 for under 16s – a wee discount for Heart of Scotland Tours customers. Our return to Edinburgh takes us through Glen Spean and alongside Loch Laggan.
As we enter the Cairngorms National Park we often have time for a short woodland ‘walk and talk’ in this beautiful part of Scotland. On our way south we travel past one of Scotland’s highest distilleries at Dalwhinnie and through the Grampian mountains towards Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Atholl.
Our final stop is in the heart of the Highlands (Big Tree Country in Highland Perthshire) where you can enjoy an early evening stroll through one of the picturesque villages or a quick refreshment before the final journey home.
On our approach to Edinburgh we travel across the Forth Road Bridge from which you can see the magnificent Forth Rail Bridge. Considered to be the greatest engineering achievement of the Victorian age, it is one of Scotland’s most impressive landmarks.