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2 Day Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness & Highlands Tour from Glasgow (TB)

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. 

Tour Highlights

Stirling Castle,Wallace Monument, Killin, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Glen Garry, Eilean Donan Castle (interior closed winter), Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Loch Laggan, Pitlochry.

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This tour operates on: Wednesday, Saturday

Day 1

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Day 2

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).

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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.


Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.


OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Wallace Monument, Eilean Donan Castle entry (March-October).

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 5+
  • Min Age: 5 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini Coach
  • Months of Operation: All Year
  • Duration of Tour: 2 days
  • Departure Point: Glasgow
  • Departure Point: 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX
  • Departure Time: 10:15 (please arrive 15mins prior to departure time)
  • Expected return Time: 20:30 (day 2)
  • Duration of Tour: 2 days

Rates & Dates

  Standard Tour Ticket Discount Tour Ticket
Wednesdays and Saturdays all Year £74.00 £74.00

We offer a discount for children between 5 and 16 years, students (you must show your student card) and seniors (adults 60 years old and over).

Booking Notes

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour
  • PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.
  • Reduced Discount prices are offered to persons over the age of 60, students and children under the age of 16. Please note we cannot carry children under 5 years old on any tour.
  • This tour only operates on certain days of the week
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.

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Some Places We Will Visit

  • Killin

    Killin is a picturesque village lying in the heart of the Scottish Highlands in the ancient district of Breadalbane.

  • Fort William

    Fort William is the gateway to the Western Highlands and one of the country's main tourist centres. It stands at the head of Loch Linnhe, with the snow-topped mass of Ben Nevis towering behind.

  • Loch Ness

    Loch Ness is world famous for the wrong reasons: the mythical watery monster than has been subject to repeated scientific investigations without success. Its fame ignores the real attractions of this huge lake framed by mountains and castles that cuts the highlands in two. 

  • Pitlochry

    Small Highland tour that is a frequent stopping place for coaches travelling along the A9. Somewhat a one road town of shops and cafes.

Castle Visited

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