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Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Last updated: 9 Jul 2021
A note from Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh
It is not possible for us to guarantee a 2-metre distance between parties while on board. Capacity will be based on the most up-to-date guidelines. Seating will be assigned by driver-guide. All guests must wear a mask or participation in the excursion will not be possible - no exemptions are made.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
This small-group tour is ideal for travelers wanting to experience the best of the Scottish Highlands in one easy day from Edinburgh. Save hours of research and transport planning; and discover the region’s highlights and heritage by comfortable mini-coach, with a guide for background. See Stirling Castle, Glencoe, and Ben Nevis; and opt to tour a whisky distillery and cruise on Loch Ness in search of its fabled monster.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See multiple Scottish Highlands highlights on a day trip from Edinburgh
Seamless mini-coach travel, with a guide for insight you might miss if alone
See Glencoe and Ben Nevis; plus optional Loch Ness cruise and whisky tour
Enjoy ample free time to explore around Loch Ness and Fort Augustus Abbey
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30740P1
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Experienced 'Hairy Coo' Driver-Guide providing live commentary and story telling throughout • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Optional Extras, such as the Distillery (temporarily unavailable) and Cruise. Purchasable on tour. • Restroom on board • Entry/Admission - Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre
Duration
12h
Departure details
The Hairy Coo - Tour Departure Point, Bus Stop directly outside Deacon’s House Cafe 304, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK Please plan your journey in advance, allowing time for city traffic, and arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in. All tours depart promptly and we cannot wait for latecomers.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Experienced 'Hairy Coo' Driver-Guide providing live commentary and story telling throughout • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Optional Extras, such as the Distillery (temporarily unavailable) and Cruise. Purchasable on tour. • Restroom on board • Entry/Admission - Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre
Departure details
The Hairy Coo - Tour Departure Point, Bus Stop directly outside Deacon’s House Cafe 304, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK Please plan your journey in advance, allowing time for city traffic, and arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in. All tours depart promptly and we cannot wait for latecomers.
Duration
12h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age to travel is 7 years old. Photo ID, such as a passport, may be required. Children (8-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
There are opportunities to take short nature walks, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear.
This tour in an air-conditioned mini-coach, hosted by a local Scottish guide, rated 5-stars by the official Scottish Tourist Board
This tour requires a minimum number of passengers in order to operate.
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Hairy Coo - Tour Departure Point
    Bus Stop directly outside Deacon’s House Cafe 304, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK
    Please plan your journey in advance, allowing time for city traffic, and arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in. All tours depart promptly and we cannot wait for latecomers.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Stirling Castle
  • 1
    Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Loch Lomond
  • 2
    Glencoe Lochan
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Ben Nevis
  • 3
    Fort Augustus Abbey
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Commando Monument
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Cairngorms National Park
  • 5
    Pitlochry
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Forth Bridge
  • You'll end at
    The Hairy Coo - Tour Departure Point
    Bus Stop directly outside Deacon’s House Cafe 304, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK
    Please plan your journey in advance, allowing time for city traffic, and arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in. All tours depart promptly and we cannot wait for latecomers.
    See address & details
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Maria
London, UK5 contributions
GREAT
Jul 2021 • Couples
Really great day out ! 12 hours flew by thanks to Brian hosting us. MUST DO when in Edinburgh.

Great scenery, facts, interesting history & tales.
Written 24 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mestrada0510
Miami, FL4 contributions
Amazing day tour
The tour was great. Our driver Stephen let us entertained from the start to the end. Great stories and music. It was disappointing that the whisky tour was no available. It was a very hot day and the bus’s AC was not working, that is the only thing I did not like.
Written 18 July 2021
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Peter Matthew
8 contributions
Great day trip
Jul 2021 • Friends
Amazing trip. Beautiful views. Collin was really great, made this whole trip even better. Loved the humour and the high level of knowledge about everything.
Written 4 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lucas
Windsor, UK12 contributions
Lovely day in the Highlands
Loved our day out with the hairy coo, unfortunately for covid reasons the whisky distillery tour was not possible and the company sent us an email regarding that the day before. However our guide Stephen did not let us feel like there was anything missing at all! The tour was very interesting and very entertaining was I was most surprised of us how smooth and painless it went, the idea of spending 12 hours in a bus may not sound great but I didn’t feel tired at all. We stopped quite often to get some fresh air and see something interesting, the views were absolutely stunning and Stephens stories very interesting.
Lovely experience would recommend it to anyone !
Written 4 July 2021
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Kevin F
1 contribution
Amazing tour and nasty stories about Scotland!
May 2021
UNFORGETTABLE! It was my first time in Edinburgh and I really enjoyed the entire trip!
Starting at 8am where both drivers (Martin and Stephen, btw incredible chemistry between them lol) were spliting the groups into 2 buses to ensure social distancing as much as possible, we went directly to the North to explore more of the Highlands. So many lovely and naaasty stories about Scotland and related to locations visited during the tour, also great Spotify playlist because yes our driver was also DJ! Kuddos to Stephen for his passion, enthusiasm and jokes all day which made this trip unforgettable.
I will definitely recommend this trip and also Hairy Coo to my friends!
Written 5 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jamie Wilson
Sevenoaks, UK23 contributions
A really good first introduction to the Highlands
I’ve been to Edinburgh many times before but never ventured out into the countryside of Scotland. This is a perfect way to get an introduction to the Highlands, and it certainly made us want to go back and explore more of Scotland. The day was a really good way of seeing a lot if you only have a day, and it was a nice break away from the city. The quirky kind of style to the trip means the historical ‘guiding’ is kept pretty light hearted. The distillery was closed because of Covid but we still had plenty of interesting little stops on the way to the main attraction which is Loch Ness. From there we picked up the short cruise of the Loch (around 50mins £16.50). Because of social distancing there was less room up on the open upper deck of the boat. I’d advice to get their early so you can bag a seat up top - we didn’t enjoy being stuck inside the lower deck. Although taking an excursion is very much on the tourist trail, it was a really good day and we are pleased we went. As a result of the day trip we’re already making plans to spend more time in the Highlands, so it was a success!
Written 4 June 2021
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Denise N
Red Lodge, UK1 contribution
Awesome!
We had an amazing day! Best day trip we have ever been on! Colin our bus driver/tour guide did an awesome job!! Super knowledgeable about every part of the trip...and very funny too. We even played a few games. I highly recommend booking a trip with The Hairy Coo!!
Written 3 June 2021
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Julio C
Sao Paulo, SP53 contributions
Amazing tour!
Amazing! Very knowledgeable tour driver (Brian). We spent all day visiting and exploring the Highlands. I highly recommend this tour to everybody!!!
Written 1 June 2021
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Mick Stanton
Chingford, UK15 contributions
Excellent 1 Day Excursion
My partner and I went on this Hairy Coo excursion with an open mind. The coach driver was called Ryan and he had an exstensive knowledge of Scotland history (i.e. dates names etc.) which was explained in an easy to understand manner. The scenery was fantastic. This is a MUST do trip to book through Hairy Coo
Written 31 May 2021
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Vincent B
1 contribution
Great tour!
Sep 2020 • Solo
Very nice tour, Ryan is a true story teller and make us travel through the Highland and history! He got a lot of energy and we won't get bored during the 12 hours past with him.

Note that during the covid outbreak the visit of the whisky distillery is not available.
Written 20 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Briliant! Don't think and just go!
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One of the best choices I have made
Going on this tour is one of the best decisions I have made. I was quite nervous to begin with as I usually travel
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Awesome!
Definitely had an excellent time on this tour and with our guide, Ryan. He was very knowledgable about Scottish his
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Best way to see Scotland!
Easily the best tour I have been on! I did the 5-Day tour with John as the tour guide and everything was amazing. J
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Hairy Coos and Highlands!!
5 stars for sure for the Hairy Coo and our guide! My friend and I did this tour with Brian Smith as our guide and i
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Well done handling extremely poor weather
So context is a bit important and I do want to be up front that the weather was absolutely dreadful, even by Scotti
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King Of The North...
AKA John! John was an amazing guide / driver around the Highlands of Scotland. He quickly got to know everyone on t
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Best tour guide I ever seen
I went with my girlfriend for the one-day tour through the highlands, a whisky distillery and loch ness. We chose t
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Loch Ness
Fantastic trip to Loch Ness. driver john has complemented the whole experience with his stories and music.
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Incredible tour with an even better tour guide, Brizo 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
The Highlands trip is a must do for all visitors to Scotland! With a long 12 hour day and many popular tourist attr
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Amazing tour and an amazing tour guide Brian (Brizo)
10/10 would recommend this trip to anyone, fantastic experience, full of banter and brilliant stories! Laugh a minu
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The most amazing day! - and tour guide! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (Brizo)
An amazing day spent with an extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Not only were we exposed to the most
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Nice Tour
Mister IAN was so nice and funny during our tour, He is great tour guide and driver 👍🏻 Btw Whisky distillery was
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No better way to discover Soctland
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