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From Edinburgh: Loch Ness and The Highlands Day Trip with Lunch & Optional Cruise

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Explore the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness on a full-day trip from Edinburgh. Visit historic sites, enjoy a picnic lunch, and go on an optional boat ride.


  • Discover the rugged landscapes of Scottish highlands and Loch Ness on a day trip complete with a picnic lunch.

  • Wind your way through historic castles, towns, and rivers like Glen Coe, with maximum comfort on your coach.

  • Hear ‘Nessie’ stories of Loch Ness or try spotting filming sites of Harry Potter with some help from your guide.

  • Soak in the picturesque views of Fort Augustus village where you can stop for lunch and walk by the Caledonian Canal.

  • Upgrade your tour with a boat cruise across the loch and hunt for the elusive Nessie.


  • Full-day trip around Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands

  • Expert English-speaking driver-guide

  • Picnic lunch

  • Audio guide in Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, French, German & Spanish

  • Pick-up from Radical Travel sales office

  • Round-trip coach transfer

  • Boat cruise on Loch Ness (optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Venture into the Scottish Highlands

Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transfers from Edinburgh to Loch Ness as you head into the beautiful Scottish countryside. As you go past Stirling Castle, your guide will tell you tales of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and the terrible battles that were fought here. Make use of a multilingual audio guide as well. See the beautiful Glencoe Valley in the Scottish Highlands and follow the filming routes of Skyfall and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Hear about the 1692 massacre of the Clan MacDonald and pass Fort William to reach Ben Nevis, the highest point in the British Isles at 4,409 feet.

Opt for a lake cruise & stop for lunch

On reaching the lovely town of Fort Augustus, on the south side of Loch Ness, you'll be treated to a picnic lunch. Spend an hour strolling along the Caledonian Canal's paths or upgrade your ticket to include a boat tour of Loch Ness. The magnificent Commando Monument, a Category A listed monument dedicated to the men of the original WWII British Commando Forces, may be found close to Spean Bridge and offers breathtaking views of the Nevis Range. The terrain in Cairngorms National Park is known as the 'Monarch of the Glen', and also something you'll learn about on your tour.

Sites visited

Meeting point


  • famous for waterfalls & hiking trails

Fort Augustus/Loch Ness

  • southern-most tip of Loch Ness, optional boat cruise across the loch, walk by Caledonian Canal, picnic lunch


  • land of mountains, forests & rivers, quick stop in a wee village, continue South to Firth of Forth to view the spectacular Forth Bridges

Ending point

What to bring

  • Stay ahead of the game; download the audio guide beforehand to dodge any network glitches at the location.

  • Don’t forget your trusty earphones for an immersive audio guide experience.

What's not allowed

  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 5 years.


  • This experience can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs only if accompanied by someone who can assist in boarding and disembarking.

Additional information

  • You are allowed to carry 1 medium case and a small carry-on bag.

  • The tour operates on a minimum number policy.

  • There is no guarantee that individuals booking together will be seated next to each other, as seats are not allocated.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Radical Travel sales office.

  • Address:60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TH, UK.

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