13 hours: 8AM - 9PM. Includes pick up and drop off anywhere in Edinburgh
All entrance fees are pre-booked and included
We will confirm your booking within 3 days
Driver-Guided tour by private vehicle
Private Driver-Guided Tour
Just you and your guide
Professional Tourist Guide
STGA qualified guide
Price is Per Group
Book up to 6 participants on this tour
Carbon Offset Included
Part of our climate positive ethos
Discover on This Tour
- Loch Lubnaig
- Glencoe and the Highlands
- Cruise Loch Ness and hunt for Nessie
- Ben Nevis
About This Tour
This is a private, full day, driver-guided tour. Your guide will pick you up and drop you off at your Edinburgh accommodation with their vehicle. This tour is also available from Glasgow.
From Edinburgh we head to the Scottish Highlands by way of the historic town of Stirling. Passing the imposing Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings, we will hear the true story of William Wallace, Scotland’s national hero of Braveheart fame.
Our drive will also take us past Doune Castle, a striking fourteenth century stronghold that has been used as a film location for the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, as well as the “Outlander” and “Game of Thrones” series. Next we enter the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park, stopping for a coffee break on the beautiful banks of Loch Lubnaig.
Continuing into the highlands, we will drive through some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. Passing Glen Ogle and the picturesque villages of Crianlarich and Tyndrum, we enter the Black Mount range and will see some of Scotland’s most breath-taking and iconic peaks rising dramatically around us. At Glen Coe we will stop for a photo opportunity to take in the beauty and tragic history of this Highland heartland.
Next we stop for lunch at Fort William, before continuing on towards Fort Augustus, a scenic hamlet on the southernmost tip of Loch Ness. Here we will take a boat tour to enjoy views of the mysterious Loch and the dramatic scenery that surrounds it. Remember to keep your eyes open in case we spot the loch’s most famous resident: Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.
We then return to our vehicle and start the return journey back to Glasgow, through more sweeping mountain landscapes. We will make a stop at a viewpoint offering views of the iconic Commando Memorial and of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Further along we will drive past Loch Laggan and the fairy-tale like Ardverikie Castle. This baronial house, constructed in Victorian gothic splendour and nestled in pristine forest estate, was used as a film location for the Monarch of the Glen and Outlander series.
We will make a brief, final stop at the charming Victorian town of Pitlochry, before driving back to Edinburgh, where the tour will end.
About Your Guide
Our local, expert guides are simply the best in the business, and the primary ingredient in what makes our tours great.
As passionate ambassadors for Scotland, our guides bring Scotland to life through their knowledge, personal stories and life experiences, allowing you to truly immerse yourself into the best our country has to offer. In their safe and capable hands, you can rest assured you’re being well looked after from start to finish. So relax as we take you on an unforgettable journey to discover our rich history, proud heritage, unique culture, and breathtaking landscapes.
All of our guides are passionate expert freelance tourist guides. They are trained to the highest level of tourist guide certification in Scotland by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, meeting European Standards CEN EN15565:2008 and accredited by both the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations and the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations.
Where & When
Start: Your guide will meet you with their vehicle at your Edinburgh accommodation at 8AM.
Finish: At the end of the tour your guide will drop you off at your Edinburgh accommodation at approximately 9PM.
Easy Activity: Driver-Guided tour by private vehicle with some walking involved to visit attractions.
- All entrance fees to paid venues/attractions are included. On this tour this attraction is the Loch Ness Cruise.
- Pick up from and drop off at your Edinburgh accommodation
- Private Blue Badge Tourist Guide
- Private Transport
- Meals and drinks
Cancellation by you 21 or more full days before tour departure: 100% refund.
Cancellation by you less than 21 full days before tour departure: No refund.
What Happens If I’m Late or If I Miss the Tour?
If you are running late, please contact the guide directly using the contact details we have provided to you after booking. Your tour finish time does not change. No refunds are issued for ‘no shows’ or missed tours.
Terms & Conditions
For further information please see our full Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policy.
Yes, all of our tours can be customised to an itinerary or specification that suits you. Please contact us before booking to discuss further.
All of our tours are suitable for children but please do bear in mind the following when booking this tour:
This tour is a 13 hour long tour.
Any children on this tour who are who are both under the age of 12 and under 135cm/4ft 5in tall will require child car seats. Please indicate during booking how many child car seats you require.
We recommend that participants on our tours arrange for themselves suitable travel, medical and cancellation insurance in advance.
For all other enquiries, please contact us.