Loch Ness and the Highlands Tour + Hop-On Hop-Off Edinburgh
Due to a fire, parts of George IV Bridge and the surrounding area are closed until further notice. The hop-on hop-off route will be diverted slightly and stops 3, 7 and 8 closed temporarily.
- Travel to the Highlands in style on a luxury coach
- Informative live guide on the Highlands tour
- 24 hours to hop on and hop off the bus in Edinburgh
- 24hr hop-on hop-off bus tour
- Stops near all the major sights
- Access to Red Route
- Audio guide in 9 languages plus kids' commentary
- Full hygiene measures
- Loch Ness and the Highlands Tour
- Three Bridges Bus and Boat Tour
- Entrance to Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse, Royal Yacht Britannia
Our hop-on hop-off bus tour takes you to all of Edinburgh’s most important sights. With your 24hr-ticket, you’ll have plenty of time to explore. From the city’s beautiful old centre to the fascinating treasures of the National Museum of Scotland, from Holyrood to Dynamic Earth, there really is so much to see and do.
Our Loch Ness and the Highlands Tour is a full-day experience that you’ll never forget. First, we into the Highlands passing some of Scotland’s best-loved historical sites, such as Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument. We also travel through the stunning Trossachs National Park, where you can admire the majestic Scottish countryside on our first stop in the picturesque town of Callander.
Past Callander, the scenery continues to be breath-taking. Sit back and take it all in as your guide tells you stories about the people who have lived on these lands, from the Picts to the Highlanders. And, don’t worry, there’ll be photo stops along the way so you can capture those memories. We arrive in Fort Augustus, a small village at the edge of Loch Ness, in time for lunch, sat by the **Caledonian Canal **and its series of locks, looking out over the famous Loch Ness. Once your belly is full, you’ll have time for a wander or you can take a cruise on the loch itself (ticket not included). Maybe, you’ll get to see Nessie herself!
The journey home takes us through the Cairngorms, and Pitlochry, a village that became a tourist destination after it was visited by Queen Victoria in the 19th-century. You’ll arrive back in Edinburgh in time for dinner and, we imagine, tired and content after an amazing day.
Before you Go
Loch Ness and the Hoghlands Tour
When reserving your place on the tour, please select the date on which you would like to take the Loch Ness and Highland Experience Tour.
Until October 20th 2021: Tuesday & Saturday
The tour departs Edinburgh city centre (Charlotte Square) at 7:45 a.m., returning at approximately 8:15 p.m.
Duration: 12.5 hours
Please note: children under the age of 5 are not permitted on the tour
On the day
Snacks and refreshments are available to buy at the various stops made during the tour; alternatively, you can bring your own picnic
We recommend wearing layers and bringing a waterproof jacket
Please wear sturdy, comfortable footwear
A backpack is recommended for carrying waterproofs, snacks, water, cameras etc.
Hop-On Hop-Off Edinburgh: Your ticket can be cancelled within three months of its purchase date. Loch Ness and The Highlands Tour: All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing.