Loch Ness, house of the famous monster, may have been one of the first things that you heard about Scotland. A day trip from Edinburgh will give you the opportunity to go and look for the creature.
On the way, we will travel across some of the more emblematic landscapes in Scotland, as the Trossachs or the magnificent Glencoe Valley, where you will see the impressive Three Sisters. The tour guide who will accompany you during the trip will share with you all the secrets and stories about these places.
And once we get to Loch Ness, in the lovely village of Fort Augustus, you may decide to take a boat trip on the lake and enjoy the breathtaking views while you look for the monster, locally called Nessie.
On the way back we will see Mount Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom. Crossing the spectacular landscapes of Cairngorms National Park, we will arrive in Victorian Pitlochry, where you can taste a good Scottish whisky, and still be in time to dine in Edinburgh.
Early departure from Edinburgh at 7.30 to get to Kilmahog, a little village where you will be able to see the typical hairy Scottish cows.
We will cross the Trossachs Park to reach Killing and have breakfast by the Dochart waterfalls.
After passing by Loch Tulla and Rannooch Moorar, we will stop in the impressive Glencoe Valley, facing the amazing Three Sisters.
From there, straight to Loch Ness, where you can navigate the lake looking for Nessie; also you will be able to see the canals locks. There will be time for lunch.
On the way back, after seeing the touching Commando Memorial, we will stop at Pitlochry and will be back in downtown Edinburgh around 20.00.
A unique and lovely village not included in conventional routes but worth visiting to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Dochart waterfalls. Also, if you need to regain your strength, you can enjoy the famous Scottish breakfast in a traditional place with spectacular views to the river rapids.BREAK FOR BREAKFAST30 min
To continue discovering Scotland while you are on your way to Loch Ness, we will stop at the beautiful Loch Tulla and in the peculiar Rannooch Moor, both of them will show you some of the typical landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.STOP15 min
Be ready for a breathtaking view at about 11.00, when one of the most impressive landscapes opens before your eyes, the Three Sisters in Glencoe Valley. You will not want to leave without having a photo taken. This is one of the more emblematic places in the Scottish Highlands. Not to be missed.STOP15 min
After crossing Fort William, a village rich in history, we will arrive at Fort Augustus, on the side of Loch Ness and, apart from the classic photo by the lake, you will be able to see the Caledonian Canal locks in operation, or take a boat ride on the lake looking for Loch Ness Monster, locally known as Nessie. After an early start of the day, it’s already midday and you will probably be hungry by now. Not to worry, there’ll be time to eat.BREAK FOR LUNCH1 h 30 min
This lost corner in the Highlands served as training ground for the Scottish soldiers that would later be sent to fight in WWII. From this point, in the middle of a spectacular mountainous landscape, you can see the Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom.STOP10 min
Our next stop is in another Scottish National Park, Cairngorms, site of the splendid Victorian Pitlochry Villa. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste a good Scottish whisky or simply take a stroll or drink a cup of coffee before we head on for Edinburgh.BREAK30 min
When we enter Edinburgh on our return, we will cross over the Forth estuary by one of its bridges, currently a flagship. Forth Bridge in particular, the red railway bridge, whose construction became a landmark in British engineering.