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Loch Ness Day Tour

The Ultimate Day Tour of Scotland from Edinburgh 

Loch Ness Day Tour

Embark on the ‘Ultimate Day Tour of Scotland’ and book our private Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh. The very best of Scotland awaits. Private tours exclusively for your group of travellers. Day tours of Scotland from Edinburgh rarely have such a full itinerary as the Loch Ness Day Tour  – Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland

Loch Ness Day Tour

The Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh includes stops at Doune Castle (photo stop) Callander Village, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Ben Nevis View Point, Loch Ness, Boat trip (optional), Fort Augustus Village, Cairngorm National Park, Forth Rail Bridge
Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh

Your Journey

The majesty of Glencoe and the rugged Scottish Highlands await on your private tour of Scotland. Beautiful castles, lochs and folklore. Battles, massacres and Clan heroes. Heartbreak, hope and Jacobite uprisings are only a small part of our fantastic private Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh. Enjoy a boat trip for a truly unique experience of the world-famous Loch Ness. Keep your camera at the ready !!! Sightings of the Loch Ness Monster are not as rare as you might think! Follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Victoria as we travel through the Cairngorm National Park and Highland Perthshire. Experience the best private Loch Ness day Tour from Edinburgh with Scottish Guided Tours –  Contact us

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr. Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.

Directly descended from legendary Highland stalker Donald Ross, Chief Stalker to the Duke of Portland, Niall aims to give clients the best possible experience whether it be heritage related , historical, cultural  or perhaps a mixture of all three – the best that Scotland has to offer’  Read more….

Glencoe & Scottish Highlands Tour

Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall greet you at your chosen location. Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal. The most convenient start possible to your private tour of Scotland. Complete Door-to-door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

Your Guides

Niall and his team of experienced Scottish Tour Guides aim to give the best possible experience, whether heritage-related, historical, cultural or perhaps a mixture of all three. Fun and authentic private guided tours of Scotland – The best Scotland has to offer.

Private Tours of Scotland

Scottish Guided Tours delivers award-winning private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.


Our brand-new luxury vehicles ensure great views, comfort, and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Small Group Tours of Scotland are exclusively for you and your travelling companions.

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Tours to Loch Ness from Edinburgh 

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Kilted Private Tour Guide from Scottish Guided Tours. Edinburgh to Loch Ness is an epic journey.

Edinburgh to Loch Ness

Private Loch Ness Day Tours of Scotland depart at 08:00 hrs, but don’t worry as coffee is never far away !! 

Our first stop on our Loch Ness Highlands tour is the incredible Doune Castle.

Outlander fans may recognise it as Castle Leoch !! Doune Castle is a unique Scottish Castle and, as a result, a great photo opportunity.

 Loch Ness Trip

Our next stop is the highland village of Callander.

Our first view of the Scottish Highlands is on the horizon. Callander’s historic highland village is called the “Gateway to the Highlands” for a good reason. 

After a comfort break and a wee bit of folklore and history, we cross the “Highland Line.” 

The ‘Highland Line or Highland fault line’ is a series of mountains and lochs that separated Highland Clans from Lowland Scots for centuries.

The Scottish Clan system was the last of its kind in Europe, and you’ll hear many tales of famous Scottish warriors and folk heroes on your tour to Loch Ness from Edinburgh.

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Doune Castle is a great stop on our Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh.

World-famous Glencoe awaits

Our tour of Scotland continues to the world-famous Glencoe. Scotlands most famous and infamous Glen is awe-inspiring and a must-see on any tour from Edinburgh to the Scottish Highlands.

Hear the tragic tale of the Massacre of Glencoe as you actually stand in Scotlands most famous glen. 

A dark day in Scottish Clan history from 1692 that still casts a shadow over these lands. 

Glencoe is famous for its beauty and infamous for its history, resulting in a memorable experience on your private tour of Scotland.

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The “Three Sisters” of Glencoe are an epic landmark on our tours of Scotland from Edinburgh.


Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh 

In the afternoon, we reach the world-famous Loch Ness.

It’s time to explore the highland village of Fort Augustus, where you can join a great boat trip onto Loch Ness.

Boat trips of the Loch are fun and one of the many highlights of our Loch Ness day tours. The cruise lasts around 45 minutes and can be booked on the day by your private guide.

Alternatively, highland shops, pubs and lunch options line the canal and are great to explore.

The famous Caledonian Canal is fantastic for a relaxing walk, and watching boats move through the 19th-century locks is a wonderful sight.

The Caledonian Canal Centre is located in the village and tells the incredible story of this mighty engineering undertaking from the early 1800s. As a result, it is a great visitor attraction offering info, snacks and coffee.

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Loch Ness looking NE on a Loch Ness Day Tour with Scottish Guided Tours

Boat trips on our Loch Ness Tour

Experience Loch Ness from the water and search for the Loch Ness Monster on the family-friendly boat trips that depart on the hour.

Loch Ness cruises are great fun and really informative too.

Loch Ness Day Tour
Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus where it joins Loch Ness

As she is affectionately known, Nessie was first spotted in Loch Ness in the 6th Century and is still spotted from time to time. Have your camera ready at all times 🙂

After returning from the Loch Ness boat Cruise, we depart Fort Augustus and continue on our Loch Ness day tour.


Cairngorm National Park

After leaving the famous Loch Ness behind, we travel into the boundaries of the Cairngorm National Park.

The largest of Scotlands two National Parks and home to the Cairngorm Plateau. Wild scenery, rare flora and fauna are all around as we travel across the wild moors.

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Highland Cattle on a Tour of Scotland. Private tours of Scotland are a great way to see Hairy Coo`s

Highland Perthshire, once a favoured holiday destination by Queen Victoria, is next as we continue south.

Passing from highland Scotland to lowland Scotland, we gradually travel back to the River Forth and the famous rail bridge.


19:00 Forth Rail Bridge

Opened in 1890 and now Unesco protected, the Forth Rail is an incredible engineering feat and, as such, a great photo opportunity.

Our return from our fantastic Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh is sadly nearly over, and Scotland’s Capital city is in the distance. 

Forth Rail Bridge on our Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh
The Forth Rail Bridge with Scottish Guided Tours as we return from Loch Ness

19:45  We return to your preferred drop off point.


Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh 

Our Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh is so much fun and a superb way to see as much of Scotland as possible in one day. Multiple photos stop coffee breaks and lovely Scottish scenery on our private Loch Ness Day Tour of Scotland.

Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh timings

8 am Departure

9 am  Callander Village

9:45 Hairy Coos !! A visit to our famous Highland Cattle

10:30 am Loch Tulla Viewpoint

11:00 am Rannoch Moor photo stop

11:30 am Glencoe (multiple photos stops)

12:00 Glencoe Visitor Centre ( Coffee/restrooms)

13:30 Loch Ness ( Boat trip optional ) Lunch and explore Fort Augustus Village

15:30 Ben Nevis Viewpoint

17:00 Highland Perthshire Coffee stop

 19.00 Forth Rail Bridge

19:45 Return

Experience an Unforgettable Tour of Scotland

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Ten Star Review!
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It’s been my dream to visit Scotland, and Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours made this the trip of my lifetime. He took wonderful care of us for five days; he created so many wonderful experiences for us - I’ll never forget it - we took his Outlander Tour - as a Scot, he is a wealth of Scots history, plus - he knows Outlander the show. We missed him terribly when it was over. Ten stars!
Extraordinary!!! Outlander Tour
Extraordinary!!! Outlander Tour
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This was the most amazing tour!! Niall was absolutely fabulous and very knowledgeable. My husband and I couldn’t imagine trying to see everything we visited on this tour.
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Unforgettable Tour of Isle of Skye
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The very best way to experience Scotland!
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I wish I could give them a million-star rating
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Spectacular 3-Day Outlander and St. Andrew's Day Tour
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Eddie, our most professional, congenial guide, was excellent. Our four days with him were seamless. He filled us with the zest of the Inverness/Isle of Skye area and people. My only regret was not having him with us for our entire trip. Thank you, Eddie and Scotland Guided Tours.
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The only way to travel to the Highlands and Islands
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Our tour of the Highlands and Islands would not have been the same without Niall. He took such great care of us, planned a truly amazing tour and handled all of the logistical details. While discussing the itinerary, we started with the tour offered, and he helped us customize our five-day trip so we could experience exactly what we hoped. Additionally, we enjoyed our overnight accommodations based on Niall's excellent recommendations...
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Scottish Guided Tours = Best Decision
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It can be difficult choosing a tour company based on online reviews but choosing to travel with Scottish Guided Tours was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made, and we are so glad we did. We spent three days exploring Skye and the Highlands with Niall as our guide, and our trip was so amazing that it completely surpassed all of our expectations. We loved it!
  • Private Day Tour prices – 675 GBP per day (not per person)
  • Exclusively for your group of up to 8 passengers (for larger groups, please contact us)
  • Multi-day tours – Please add 79.00 GBP per day for your Guide’s overnight expenses.
  • Private guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Scottish Spring Water is provided 
  • Your driver/guides overnight expenses.

Transport is in a brand new air-conditioned vehicles, with plenty of room for you and your group.

Credit & debit cards or contactless payment are accepted all over Scotland. Its always handy to have a little cash for very small shops 

Scottish Guided Tours offer private tours exclusively for your group. Tours can start and end in any location within Scotland. 

Accommodation is not included in your quote. Payment for accommodation is made directly to Hotel or B&B on arrival, unless by prior arrangement.

Contact us for great accommodation suggestions

We would be delighted to suggest Hotels or B&B’s for your trip. Some clients prefer to book their own but we are always glad to help. Please Contact us 

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