Loch Ness, Inverness & The Highlands Guided Tour

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Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

What´s Included

Knowledgeable Driver-Guide 

Live commentary on board 

Modern, air-conditioned coach 

Digital Translations available to Download    

What to bring

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!   

Additional information

· 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

Itinerary

DAY 1
Glasgow
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Glasgow

For passenger pick up only. 

DAY 2
Luss / Loch Lomond
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Luss / Loch Lomond

Photo Stop

DAY 3
Glencoe
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Glencoe

Photo Stop

DAY 4
Fort William
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Fort William

Lunch Stop

DAY 5
Commando Memorial
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Commando Memorial

Photo Stop (Ben Nevis)

DAY 6
Fort Augustus (Loch Ness)
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Fort Augustus (Loch Ness)

Potential Loch Ness cruise (time permitting) OPTIONAL EXTRA - £13.50 adult, £8.10 child

DAY 7
Urquhart Castle
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Urquhart Castle

Photo Stop

DAY 8
Inverness
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Inverness

Overnight Stay. 

DAY 9
Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield

OPTIONAL EXTRA – £6.50 per person

DAY 10
Clava Cairns
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Clava Cairns

Photo Stop

DAY 11
Dalwhinnie Distillery
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Dalwhinnie Distillery

OPTIONAL EXTRA - £9 per person

Photo ID required for tastings.

DAY 12
Aviemore
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Aviemore

Lunch Stop

DAY 13
Ruthven Barracks
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Ruthven Barracks

Photo Stop

DAY 14
Dunkeld Area for walk
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Dunkeld Area for walk

Potential walk in the Dunkeld area (weather permitting)

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