Loch Ness, Inverness & The Highlands Guided Tour
Our partner: Timberbush Tours
Our partner: Timberbush Tours
From Edinburgh we head west to pick up our Glasgow passengers*, first stopping at the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny Bonny Banks’ of Loch Lomond. We descend into the dramatic expanse of Rannoch Moor, passing the Black Mount, to dramatic Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Here we pause for a leisurely walk to soak in the atmosphere of this haunting glen, before continuing north towards Fort William and Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.
After lunch in the Fort William area, your two day Inverness tour from Edinburgh traces the 24 mile shoreline of Loch Ness, passing Urquhart Castle, then on to Inverness, capital of the Highlands, where we arrive early evening.
Enjoy a flexible itinerary today - you may choose to visit the fascinating Culloden Battlefield, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites were defeated by the Duke of Cumberland, and glimpse the ancient stones of the Neolithic Clava Cairns, before the opportunity for a visit and whisky tasting at Dalwhinnie Distillery.
After a lunch stop we move south for a visit to the old military garrison of Ruthven Barracks, built by General Wade. We continue our return journey via The Hermitage, stopping for a gentle forest walk in idyllic Scottish woodland (this option will only be possible in the summer months), before we cross the Forth Bridges, back to Edinburgh.
Overnight stay in Inverness
The price of our two day Inverness tour from Edinburgh does not include accommodation but we reserve it for you. Approximate costs are per person per night: Youth Hostel: £18-£25, Bed & Breakfast: £40-£65, Hotel: £75+. Single supplement may apply. Please be advised, most accommodation providers only accept cash payments, and will not accept debit/credit cards as methods of payment.
PLEASE NOTE: On tours where the coach has no pick ups from Glasgow, the route on Day 1 will travel via Stirling.
Live commentary on board
Modern, air-conditioned coach
Digital Translations available to Download
Please ensure you bring your own face covering. Face coverings are mandatory in Scotland and will not be provided.
We recommend bringing:
· comfortable walking shoes
· waterproof jacket
· cash (ATM machines are limited in the remote Highlands)
...and don't forget your camera!
· Minimum age is 4 years
· This tour will have a maximum of 32 passengers
· Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
· Collapsible wheelchairs can be stored on board the coach
· Service animals allowed
· Near public transportation
· If booster seat is required, please request at the time of booking
· Confirmation will be received at time of booking
· You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity
· Luggage is restricted to one medium sized suitcase per person
For passenger pick up only.
Photo Stop (Ben Nevis)
Potential Loch Ness cruise (time permitting) OPTIONAL EXTRA - £13.50 adult, £8.10 child
OPTIONAL EXTRA – £6.50 per person
OPTIONAL EXTRA - £9 per person
Photo ID required for tastings.
Potential walk in the Dunkeld area (weather permitting)