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One-day Loch Ness Discovery Tour (Small Group) from Edinburgh

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192 High St
192 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RW, UKBeside St Giles Cathedral Tour departs at 0800
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  • 1
    Glen Coe
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 2
    Fort Augustus
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 3
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    192 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RW, UK
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional driver-guide
    • Transportation on a mini-coach with air-conditioning
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children under 3 years not accepted
    • Returns to Edinburgh approx 20:00
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Honestly? This was the most disappointing part of our entire trip. I was so looking forward to this tour and it was a disaster from start to end. Our guide was clearly displeased to have us on board with our children (he actually said "Oh, this will be fun." with sarcasm as we
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    Response from ExperienceTeam, Public Relations Manager at One-day Loch Ness Discovery Tour (Small Group) from Edinburgh
    Responded 5 Nov 2019
    Hi there, I am sorry to hear you didn't have an amazing experience with us. We take all feedback we receive seriously in order to improve our tour services. We have received many positive comments about John before in which people have enjoyed his knowledge and storytelling during their tours. John has been involved in an intense programme of tour guiding in which we felt that he was ready to conduct this tour specifically. I have passed your comments onto our Transport Manager who will speak with your guide, John, and determine where further training is required, in order to provide a more in-depth commentary throughout. I can assure you that this behaviour is not acceptable or condoned within Highland Experience Tours and we are currently investigating the matter. Please note that at the time of your booking, it was specified on our website that the visit of the Urquhart Castle and the cruise on the Loch Ness were not included as they were offered an optional extra package together. I also understand that you have emailed us directly to discuss this further. Thank you for taking the time to review your tour. Once again, I apologise that you were unable to experience the beautiful Scottish Highlands with us. Kind Regards, Laurine
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    Had an amazing experience in this trip. Erin the your guide was fantastic - shared a lot of stories and information throughout the whole trip! Fran, the driver, was great too! Boat trip and castle are well worth the extra pennies - overall had a fantastic day!
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    Thanks to Lord John, we had a great time on this very long drive. His driving was perfect agains the odds of Scotlands back roads and his stories and humor kept us entertained during the long hauls. He was also a willing and good photographer! Take this trip! We added the
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    Was a fabulous day, run by Erin and driver Tim, so much to see and experience both on and off the bus. Highly recommend this tour. Ultimate highland experience
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    I was on a mini-bus tour with the guide and driver Lord John. Overall this tour is good value for money and gives a good insight what the nature in central Scotland and the Highland looks like. I really appreciated that John tried to avoid the more touristy places and had his
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    About the operator
    By: Highland Experience Tours
    5,098 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Laval, Canada
    Our guide Steven B. was the best
    We had a great time on this tour. Our guide Steven B. was the best. He knew exactly what we wanted and was very
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    Highlands and lochness tour
    Awesome! Would recommend again and again. Wish we had more days to take other tours! Funny comfortable and amazing
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    Our first visit to Edinburgh
    Our first visit to Edinburgh was fantastic and the Highlands tour was amazing! We enjoyed the trip to Glasgow and
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    B line steven B is the best
    My trip was way back in May but I was telling some random stranger on the internet about this tour and I thought
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    This company alone (not counting other tour companies) filled seven buses of tourists and brought us all to the
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    Fergie was the best tour guide we could have had - a true blue Scot who knows his stuff! The history and stories
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    It was our first time in Scotland. We were so excited to go to the highlands. We notified the company that we will
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    Sarasota, Florida
    One of the most beautiful places on earth
    At least we think it is. Don’t miss this opportunity to relax in the comfort of a luxury coach and see some
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    Stockholm, Sweden
    Our tour guide Josh was great but the hall of the time the driver had a tour on spannish. As we booked the english
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    Wonderful Highlands.
    This tour was an amazing day out for myself and Husband. I had been on the trip with a friend in 2016. The coach
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    Mrs Sharron Botherway
    We absolutely loved our Highlands trip our guide Andrew was both informative and entertaining, he is a great
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    Scotland deserves to be seen!
    An unforgettable and magical day! This was by far the best part of our trip in Scotland. Our fantastic guide
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    Monrovia, California
    Great way to see the highlands with a limited time frame!
    We took the 12 hour Loch Ness, Glen Coe & Highlands tour. Check in is in their office located inside Cafe Nero
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    Coonamble, Australia
    amazing tour, highly recommend!!!
    This tour was such an amazing experience! Each day was filled with 10/10 destinations and our tour guide Steven
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    Thanks Andrew!
    Our guide Andrew was excellent and very knowledgeable. His story telling was top notch and doesn't have a heavy
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    • Duration: 12h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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