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.
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Crossing the spectacular landscapes of Cairngorms National Park, we will arrive in Victorian Pitlochry, before visiting Inverness, the most important city of the Scottish Highlands. 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, you may decide to visit Urquhart Castle and take a boat trip on the Loch Ness 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. 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 and still be in time to dine in Edinburgh.
Early departure from Edinburgh at 8 am. You will cross the Cairngorms Park to get to Pitlochry, a little village where you will be able to have breakfast before we head on for the Highlands.
After leaving Cairngorms Park, you will travel to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands and the most important city in northern Scotland.
From there, straight to Loch Ness, where you can visit Urquhart Castle and navigate the lake looking for Nessie.
On the way back, after seeing the touching Commando Memorial, we will stop in the impressive Glencoe Valley, facing the amazing Three Sisters.
After passing by Stirling, we will be back in downtown Edinburgh around 8.30 pm.See detailed route
When head towards the Highlands, 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.
Our first stop is in a Scottish National Park, Cairngorms, site of the splendid Victorian Pitlochry Villa. You will have the opportunity to take a stroll or drink a cup of coffee before we head on for Loch Ness.
Here, in Inverness, you will take a panoramic tour of the most emblematic places of the Highland capital city without having to get out of the car. Tour the most impressive points of Inverness while your guide tells you interesting secrets of this imposing northern city.
After visiting Inverness, you will reach the shores of Loch Ness, where you can take photos and enjoy this immense lake, one of the most famous in the world and one of the hallmarks of Scotland. While visiting Loch Ness, pay close attention to the water and maybe, just maybe, be the next person to sport Nessie.
Let yourself be blown away by the incredible landscapes and sceneries on the way to Urquhart Castle. Once there, you will have the option to head inside the castle and take a nice boat tour in search of the famous Loch Ness Monster.
If you prefer, instead of going into the castle or navigating the Loch Ness, you can visit Drumnadrochit, a typical Scottish Highland town. In addition to chatting with the locals and sharing a pint or two, you will also be able to visit an exhibition dedicated to the most notorious and original attempts that have been made at Loch Ness to try and find the famous monster.
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.
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.
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.
When we go to Edinburgh on our return, we will pass by Stirling Castle, one of the most important fortresses in Scotland, located in the highest part of Stirling's medieval Old Town.
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