A favourite 2 day minicoach tour that leaves Glasgow on Wednesdays and Saturdays all year: experience a dramatic Scottish landscape, rich in history and natural beauty and enjoy an overnight stay in the Highland town of Fort William.
Leaving Glasgow we head north-east via Stirling (1), catching a glimpse of its famous Castle. We will visit the Wallace Monument and afterwards pass Doune Castle (2), location for the film, Monty Python & The Holy Grail.
After lunch, time permitting, we make a brief visit to Rob Roy’s grave (3) and then to the pretty village of Killin (4) for photos.
We continue our journey north via Tyndrum (5) to the strange, desolate Rannoch Moor, and then move on to Glencoe (6), scene of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan to enjoy a brief walk and photos.
We then continue to the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct (A), made famous by the Harry Potter films, for a photo opportunity (Apr-Oct). Our final stop is the Highland town of Fort William (7), where we check into our accommodation.
After breakfast we head north into the Great Glen, a geographical fault line characterised by a chain of impressive lochs, including Loch Ness. We enjoy a photo stop at Glen Garry, before arriving at Eilean Donan Castle (8) (interior closed in winter) for an optional visit, or to explore the castle and its beautiful setting. Our journey continues with a stop for lunch and views of Loch Ness in the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus (9).
After lunch we start our return journey to Edinburgh, enjoying a photo stop to admire Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain, at 1,344 metres. Then we travel via The Hermitage (D), stopping for a gentle forest walk in idyllic Scottish woodland, before crossing the Forth Bridges, back to Edinburgh.
The tour terminates in Edinburgh. If continuing to Glasgow, your guide will take you to Waverley Station for the 50-minute journey by train, courtesy of Timberbush.
Overnight stay in Fort William: the tour price does NOT include accommodation but the tour operator can reserve it for you. Approximate costs per person per night: Youth Hostel: £16-£18, Bed & Breakfast: £32-£45, Hotel: £60+. 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: Luggage is restricted to one piece per person.