Leave Edinburgh for the day to discover the beauty and history of Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands. You'll travel through Scotland's most beautiful countryside and visit the magical lake the Loch Ness Monster calls home!
The journey northwards takes you through Rob Roy MacGregor country to desolate Rannoch Moor. You will travel through haunting Glencoe, the "Glen of Weeping", where 40 of the resident MacDonald clan were massacred in cold blood by the Campbells in 1692.
Next, you'll travel to Fort William in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest mountain. A real highlight is the drive through the Great Glen, which is also the route taken by the Caledonian Canal. You will criss-cross the canal several times as you travel to Inverness. The Great Glen contains three lochs which offer spectacular vistas: Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and, most famously, Loch Ness.
The pretty little village of Fort Augustus is the gateway to Scotland's largest and best-known loch, Loch Ness. You will tour the entire length of Loch Ness, stopping at Urquhart Castle for a photograph. You can take an optional visit to the castle and enjoy a cruise (not included in tour cost) on the loch ... could that shadow be the monster?!
In Inverness you will make a stop to discover the Capital of the Highlands for yourself, before starting the journey southwards through the Spey Valley and on to the dramatic scenery of Glen Garry. Your tour will then conclude back in Edinburgh.
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