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Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by The Hairy Coo

Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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A note from Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh
Guests are booking this tour under the understanding that it will not be possible for us to guarantee a 2 metre distance between parties while on board. Seating will be pre-allocated. All guests strictly must wear a mask or participation in the excursion will not be possible - no exemptions are made
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Updated 22/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Deacon's House Cafe
    304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK
    Deacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket (Royal Mile), Edinburgh Zip / Postal Code: EH1 2PS
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  • Pass by
    Stirling Castle
  • 1
    Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Loch Lomond
  • 2
    Glencoe Lochan
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Ben Nevis
  • 3
    Fort Augustus Abbey
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 4
    Commando Monument
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Cairngorms National Park
  • 5
    Pitlochry
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Forth Bridge
  • You'll end at
    Deacon's House Cafe
    304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK
    Deacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket (Royal Mile), Edinburgh Zip / Postal Code: EH1 2PS
    See address & details
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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
Important Information
Departure Point
Deacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • The optional whisky distillery tour costs £10 per adult, £5 for children under 18 no whisky tasting
  • Optional boat cruise on Loch Ness costs £14 per adult, £9.50 for children under 16
  • Entry/Admission - Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age to travel is 7 years old (Under NO circumstances will children under 7 years old be permitted to travel on our tours/vehicles)
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • If a service animal to required please contact us to discuss options for how we can best accommodate your needs.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Vincent B wrote a review Sep 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Candy Mae Y wrote a review Sep 2020
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Brian was an amazing guide! Soooo much energy and so many interesting stories about Scotland’s history. The tour was comfortable, clean and fun. Masks are mandatory and there is a hand sanitizing station inside the bus. The Loch Ness tour was only 14 pounds and Brian arranged
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Thegirlintheorangecoat wrote a review Sep 2020
United Kingdom4 contributions
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This has been the most entertaining and enjoyable tour I have ever been on. Not only is Scotland the most beautiful landscape I have ever set my eyes on, but the hairy coo team is amazing. To be honest I did not expect it to be as brilliant as it was. Usually I would listen
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Date of experience: September 2020
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LightPacker813065 wrote a review Sep 2020
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John was funny, long-winded at times and very entertaining. Great tour. 4 stars only because they advertise a Whiskey distillery part of the tour knowing the distillery is closed due to COVID-19. Again excellent tour and highly recommended.
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Speckled 90 wrote a review Aug 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom14 contributions14 helpful votes
What a great day-out! Firstly, I want to give a big shout-out to Brian, our tour guide for the day. He was brilliant. He was friendly, communicative and very knowledgeable. I appreciated both his good humour and knowledge of Scotland - it was great to receive a history lesson
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Date of experience: August 2020
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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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kimberlyl2106
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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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anick492
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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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redswifty25
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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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23dandans
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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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916alanag
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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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ashleighhanley27
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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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veysels538
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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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143shilpas
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No better way to discover Soctland
We loved our 3 day trip with them, our guide Micheal was real fun & very informative. His stories were really inter
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guillouc2020
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Just Incredible
I went on the 3 day Isle of Skye with Marty and it was fantastic ! Marty was such a good story teller, he knew ever
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cmw19933
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Most amazing day traveling through the Highlands!
My friends and I were abroad and when deciding on things to do in Edinburgh someone brought up this tour. At first,
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Dee O
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Great trip
Just finished this trip with Brian Smith and it was wonderful. He really made this a special outing.
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