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Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Hairy Coos Tour from Edinburgh

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Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Hairy Coos Tour from Edinburgh
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Explore the stunning Scottish Highlands on a full-day excursion that includes Glencoe and Loch Ness. Set own from Edinburgh aboard a comfortable coach bus to experience some of the area's top sights and attractions. Visit to Callander "Gateway to the Highlands", learn the fascinating history of Glencoe—a village made modernly famous as a setting for 'James Bond' and 'Harry Potter' films—and opt to take a boat cruise upon iconic Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the famous 'Nessie' as you go.
  • Full-day tour of the Scottish Highlands, from Edinburgh
  • Explore the spectacular and scenic Scottish Highlands via comfortable coach
  • A short visit to the town of Callander and Loch Ness cruise
  • Try and snap a picture of the Loch Ness monster herself, 'Nessie'
  • Enjoy a brief visit to the scenic burgh of Pitlochry
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Experienced 'Hairy Coo' Driver-Guide providing live commentary and story telling throughout
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
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Optional Extras and Cruise. Purchasable on tour.
Restroom on board
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. Deacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Hairy Coo
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Hairy Coos Tour from Edinburgh ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Hairy Coos Tour from Edinburgh ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "It was a long day but really worth it and also had just the right amount of stops in between all the driving so you didn't feel too cooped up in the bus." See review
  • "Weather cool to cold but good for time of year." See review
  • "Highly recommended for those wanted to experience the Scottish highlands and don’t have too much time for it!" See review

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Highlands
Carol_S
, Jun 2022
The views of the highlands. Liked that our driver made multiple stops so that we weren’t cooped up on bus for too many hours.
star-5
Great Scotland experience.
Victoria_D
, Jun 2022
Great day and great experience. Would recommend to others. Possible a bit more volume on the mic. Great music too. Thank you
star-5
If you only do one tour in Scotland, do this one.
Leah_s
, Jun 2022
Brian was the best tour guide I’ve ever had. This is a long tour, almost 13 hours. I’ve done long tours before and was exhausted afterward. Brian kept us entertained the whole time and provided awesome stories and history. He was Scotland. The highlands were awesome, Glencoe was beautiful, Loch Ness was so worth it. I skipped the boat tour in Loch Ness and opted for a drink on the shore of the lake which was very relaxing. I never felt rushed. I would totally recommend this trip with Hairy Coo! Best tour company ever!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Leah_s, Thank you for your feedback on our tour! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with Brian, they will be happy to hear such positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you on one of our buses again soon. Kind Regards, The Hairy Coo Team
star-5
Must do, request Rose if you can!
Ciara_H
, Jun 2022
It was a great tour and didn’t feel like the long day that it was. Rose was an amazing story teller and I felt like I learned a lot! Be prepared for any weather conditions but of course it’s Scotland so rain is to be expected. Thank you for a great day Hairy Coo Tours!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Ciara, Thank you for your feedback on our tour! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with Rose, she will be happy to hear such positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you on one of our buses again soon. Kind Regards, The Hairy Coo Team
star-5
Fantastic trip worth trying 😆
Yichen_S
, Jun 2022
Great value for the day trip, highly recommended! The guide was very friendly and funny, able to explain the history of Scotland through the key stops in Loch Ness and more. He also answered any questions we had and dealt with any issues. We had plenty of time for breaks, food and places to take photos in between. Overall, we just had so much fun exploring the highlands…
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Yichen_S, Thank you for your feedback on our tour! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you on one of our buses again soon. Kind Regards, The Hairy Coo Team
star-5
Best Tour EVER!
Tracy_S
, Jun 2022
This was hands down the best tour we’ve ever been on! Our guide, Scott, was informative and funny. The whole tour was well planned and orchestrated. SO worth the money.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Tracy_S, Thank you for your brilliant feedback about our tour! We are happy to hear you had such a great time on your trip with Scott and look forward to welcoming you back on one of our tours soon! Kind Regards, The Hairy Coo Team
star-5
Amazing day out
Wendy_D
, Jun 2022
Our guide/driver Stephen was amazing and his knowledge of History outstanding . He made the whole day outstanding from beginning to the end . A credit to your company .
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Wendy_D, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with Stephen and hope to welcome you back on one of our buses again soon.
star-5
The best experience ever
Sherri_M
, Jun 2022
This was the most beautiful of Scottish highlands. Glencoe is like heaven on earth! Our driver Steve, was so informative and kept us entertained for the long trip up and back. Perfect stops.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you on one of our buses again soon.
star-5
The perfect tour if you have one chance to see outside of Edinburgh!
Jenae_J
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide, Brian, was fantastic. He was a one man band sharing incredible stories of the history of Scotland and current events, bringing humor and energy the whole day all the while driving the bus on narrow roads and expertly navigating a 12 hour driving day. He had us singing along with him to all sorts of top-hits Scottish songs. Brian was an incredible story teller, inserting stories during some of the longer driving stretches, but also giving some quiet space or time to just listen to Scottish tunes (not many included bag pipes, for those of you nervous about that :). He soundtracks were scheduled just perfect for what we were seeing at the moment. The 12 hour day truly did not feel long or boring at all with the well time stories, breaks, views, etc. For being the only trip we took outside of Edinburgh during our week in Scotland, it was well worth it! We saw a TON in only 12 hours. Both seeing things from inside the bus driving by and seeing views/sites as we took a pause/break every 60-90minutes or so, it really gave us a good insight into other parts of Scotland. A couple of tips are be sure to go to the FAQ's page for your tour company, (for us the Hairy Coo) to make sure you're prepared for the details of the trip, such as needing to pay in cash for the boat ride at Loch Ness, not having a bathroom on board, not having food provided but knowing there would be food available for purchase at some stops, etc. For us having a celiac food allergy, we planned ahead and packed our own sandwiches and snacks as we didn't know if our stops would have anything that would be gluten free, and we're glad we planned ahead as there wasn't tons of GF options at some of the stops. So rather than spending time trying to find food that we could consume, we were able to just enjoy the sights and browse other shops. I would say it was well worth the money. I would 100% recommend this tour to others that would go on it! If you only have one day available to explore outside of Edinburgh, it was the perfect one to go on.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi, Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear you had such a great time on your trip with Brian and look forward to welcoming you back on one of our tours soon!
star-5
Excellent tour with a most knowledgeable guide
Kristina_V
, Jun 2022
Ryan was an outstanding tour guide with an incredible knowledge of the complex history of Scotland. The sights were beautiful and impressive, and while it is a long and intense day of traveling, the scenery makes everything worthwhile. The boat tour of Loch Ness was also not to be missed.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Kristina_V, Thank you for your brilliant feedback about our tour! We are happy to hear you had such a great time on your trip with Ryan and look forward to welcoming you back on one of our tours soon!
star-5
Hairy Coos and Nessy!
Kelly_H
, Jun 2022
Amazing and Beautiful! Scott, our guide from Scotland, was funny and very entertaining. A bus full of people singing "500 miles" with smiled on their faces is all you need to know.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Kelly_H, Thank you for your brilliant feedback about our tour! We are happy to hear you had such a great time on your trip with Scott and look forward to welcoming you back on one of our tours soon! Kind Regards, The Hairy Coo
star-5
Fantastic tour!
I_W
, Jun 2022
It was my first time in Scotland and I was solo travelling and this tour is a definite must if you're in the same boat. Our tour guide Ryan was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, funny and friendly. We saw a lot of different locations during the day and we had plenty of opportunities to get food and use the rest room. The views were fantastic especially the mountains and loch. I would recommend this tour. I would say you'll need a good night rest or a coffee as it is a full day but you don't have to do too much walking if that's a concern.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi I_W Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear you had such a great time on your trip with Ryan and look forward to welcoming you back on one of our tours soon!
star-5
Fun, memorable Scotland adventure
Emilia_G
, May 2022
We had an awesome adventure seeing Scotland’s Highlands and Loch Ness. Our tour guide/driver was Brian and he made the trip so fun and memorable! Lots of story telling and history, sing-a-longs, jokes, and beautiful scenery. Would definitely book again with Hairy Coo
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Emilia_G, Thank you for your feedback on our tour! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with Brian, they will be happy to hear such positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you on one of our buses again soon. Kind Regards, The Hairy Coo
star-5
Highlands are a must. Bring motion sickness tablets.
Brianna_J
, May 2022
Rose from The Hairy Coo was amazing. She’s a story teller and I found her doing an amazing job telling us not only facts and history about some of the sites we were seeing but also some great folklore stories and fairytale stories specific to Scotland. As for the tour itself, it is a bus going up very curvy roads. I did 2 tours back to back with two different travel companies. The Hairy Coo is a smaller bus (less people), the windows aren’t tinted which is great for taking pictures through the bus window as the scenes are AMAZING the entire drive, but also so you don’t feel so claustrophobic. If you get carsick I would HIGHLY recommend bringing motion sickness tablets. Every other tour company that I saw has the traditional huge bus with tinted windows, so this sets them apart from the other tour groups. They made a stop approximately every 2 hours for bathroom, that were about 20 minutes long and then a longer stop about an hour for lunch and then 2 hours at Loch Ness. I personally would recommend bringing a lunch that way you can enjoy the small towns. I also think it’s important to note that you are not the only bus coming to this small town. Take you and everyone on your bus and multiply it by like 5. So if there is something you really want to do (such as the bathroom) do it first otherwise you’ll make the entire bus late. I honestly loved this tour so much and it is a must do. You can’t just stay in the city the entire time. Scotland has SO much to see. It’s not just flat greenery. The highlands are an absolute must.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Brianna_J, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with Rose, she will be happy to hear such positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you on one of our buses again soon
star-5
Fantastic Bus Tour of the Highlands
Vivian_W
, May 2022
This tour was amazing! Scott was our guide and he was absolutely incredible and hilarious (make sure you save his Scottish Spotify playlist after the tour). Loved the stop at Glencoe, sloppy kisses from Hamish the hairy coo, and the boat ride on Loch Ness, even though Loch Lochy is the best Loch (that’s a Scott-ism, he has a lot). He made spending that much time in a bus totally enjoyable the whole time. Would definitely recommend this to anyone!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Vivian_W, Thank you for your feedback on our tour! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with Scott, they will be happy to hear such positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you on one of our buses again soon. Kind Regards, The Hairy Coo
star-5
Although we were told it...
Susan_M
, May 2022
Although we were told it was a 12 hour trip , we were slightly delayed and it made for a very long day. Rose was a very knowledgeable entertaining tour guide who really imparted her love of Scotland thru her explanations and stories . She had a lot of responsibility both driving and reciting the stories. I would suggest both a driver and a guide
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Susan_M, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you were delayed but glad you enjoyed your tour with Rose. Kind Regards, The Hairy Coo
star-5
Rose was simply a...
Karina_G
, May 2022
Rose was simply a delight, and the best bus driver we have encountered! Also a great surprise to listen to her stories as she’s a natural story teller!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Karina_G, Thank you for your brilliant feedback about our tour! We are happy to hear you had such a great time on your trip with Rose and look forward to welcoming you back on one of our tours soon! Kind Regards, The Hairy Coo
star-5
Great tour
Kore_J
, May 2022
This was a great tour! Our guide was wonderful, John the only king of the north. Really enjoyed his stories and everything else. Would love to go on o e of the longer tours. Also one of the best part was getting to see Honey and Hamish. Would recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Kore_J Thank you for your brilliant feedback about our tour! We are happy to hear you had such a great time on your trip with John and look forward to welcoming you back on one of our tours soon! Kind Regards, The Hairy Coo
star-5
Worth it.
Deepak_J
, May 2022
Great trip, would recommend to anybody for a relaxed trip through Scottish Highland and Lock Ness. Great guide and decent coaches.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Deepak_J, Thank you for writing such a great review about our tour! We are glad that you had a good time and hope to welcome you back on one of our tours soon. Kind Regards, The Hairy Coo
star-5
#The King Of The Tour!!
Scott_S
, May 2022
I did this tour 5/20/22 The tour was absolutely incredible! And I have to give most of the credit to my amazing tour guide, His Majesty John #The Only King Of The North!! His knowledge of the Scottish Highlands, Scottish Lore and Awesome sense of humor brought the tour to a higher level!! I recommend this tour to everyone!! Thank You John!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Scott_S, Thank you for your feedback on our tour! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with John, they will be happy to hear such positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you on one of our buses again soon. Kind Regards, The Hairy Coo Team

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