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  • Glimpse of Scotland - 2 Day Coach Tour

    Glimpse of Scotland - 2 Day Coach Tour

    2 days and 1 night that introduces you to the wonders of Scotland! Accommodation included.
  • Doune Castle

    Doune Castle

    Famous from Monty Python and many other films!
  • Callander

    Callander

    Gateway to the Highlands as well as being exceptionally pretty in its own right!
  • Rannoch Moor

    Rannoch Moor

    The wild lands of Scotland with striking image of Glencoe in the distance.
  • Glen Coe

    Glen Coe

    One of Scotland's most striking mountain ranges and site for the Campbell Massacre. We will drive along the road.
  • Ben Nevis

    Ben Nevis

    Britains highest mountain with an ascent from sea level. Wow: what a site from the road!
  • Fort Augustus

    Fort Augustus

    Follow the many gates of the Caledonian canal as it drop from Loch Ness to the west coast
  • Loch Ness

    Loch Ness

    Possibly, the world's most famous lake with a mysterious unseen inhabitant
  • Culloden Moor

    Culloden Moor

    We visit the site of Scotland's last battle. Still evokes strong emotion as you realise that it was followed by a change of life across the Highlands.

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2 Day Glimpse of Scotland Coach Tour from Edinburgh

This fantastic two day (1 night) coach tour will let you explore some of Scotland’s most popular sights; go monster spotting by Loch Ness and see some spectacular scenery. This really is essential Scotland! Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays all year.


Tour Highlights: Callander, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, The Great Glen, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Inverness, Culloden Moor, Cairngorm National Park, Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire.


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This tour operates on: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Day One - Edinburgh - Glen Coe - Fort Augustus

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View from Wallace Monument

Departing from Edinburgh and Glasgow we make our way towards Stirling with its castle dramatically set atop a volcanic rock overlooking the City. We’ll get a good view of the castle and the Wallace Monument from the highway as we make our way towards Doune and Callander. After a break in Kilmahog we negotiate the Pass of Lenny to move from the Lowlands into the Highlands. The pretty little village of Strathyre lies in the heart of the rugged Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. This area is steeped in history and is famed for its connections to the famous outlaw ''Rob Roy' McGregor' who is buried nearby.

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Rannoch Moor

Our ascent of the 'Black Mount' provides excellent views over Loch Tulla before we travel over remote and barren Rannoch Moor. This bleak landscape extends over 50 square miles and is one of the most unspoilt areas in Europe. 'Brooding Glen Coe' is next. The outstanding beauty of this place belies the tragic tale that we'll hear next. Gather round as our guide takes us back to 1692 and tells the story of the Massacre of Glen Coe when Campbell soldiers slaughtered 40 MacDonalds who had been their hosts. This infamous deed remains controversial to this very day.

The 'outdoor sports' capital of Fort William is our next stop. This popular tourist town is scenically situated on the banks of Loch Linnhe and at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain. The Great Glen slices 60 miles across the width of Scotland. This dramatic valley follows the line of a massive geological fault line and provides us with wonderful loch-side views as we travel to Fort Augustus, our home for tonight. Overnight accommodation in Fort Augustus

Day Two - Fort Augustus - Inverness - Edinburgh

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After breakfast we’ll spend most of the morning exploring mysterious Loch Ness. As we tour along the banks keep a close watch, just in case 'you know who' makes an appearance! At the Clansman Harbour you’ll have the opportunity of taking a monster-spotting cruise* on Loch Ness and visiting Urquhart Castle*, once one of Scotland’s largest castles it was destroyed to prevent it falling into the hands of the Jacobites.A short drive will take us to Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, then on to desolate Culloden Moor which was the site of the last battle ever fought on British soil. The Jacobite troops of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the British Army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland clashed here in 1746. The Jacobites were routed in a bloody battle and the aftermath changed Highland life forever. We'll make a stop so that you can discover more about the battle and the dramatic consequences that followed*.

cairngorms1 The Cairngorm National Park is an area of stunning natural beauty, as we will discover. As we journey through the Spey Valley the Cairngorm Mountains, which rise to over 4000 feet, provide a striking backdrop.
Wild mountain vistas surround us as we start our descent of the Drumochter Pass, the main route to and from the Highlands since the earliest of times. There are fine views of Blair Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Atholl – the only man in Britain allowed to have his own private army, The Atholl Highlanders.

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The popular Victorian town of Pitlochry is magnificently situated overlooking the River Tummel. After time for afternoon tea why not visit the famous fish ladder which allows thousands of migrating salmon to bypass the town’s hydro-electric dam. Alternatively you can discover how Scotland’s National drink, whisky (or uisge beatha, as it’s known in gaelic) is lovingly produced when you visit a local distillery*. At the end of your tour you can enjoy a wee dram, slainte!

From Pitlochry we travel through Bonnie Perthshire, a land of scenic valleys, remote glens, rushing rivers and peaceful lochs. Finally we join the highway for the journey back to Edinburgh.

* Admission fees extra

Inclusions

• 1 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
• Full Scottish breakfast (day 2)
• Live commentary in English.
• Excursions as detailed in itinerary
• Transportation by air-conditioned minicoach
• Services of a tour host
• Service charges and taxes

Exclusions

  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 3+
  • Min Age: 3 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Coach
  • Months of Operation: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, All Year
  • Duration of Tour: 2 days
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Departure Point: Highland Experience Tours @ Caff√© Nero,1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
  • Departure Time: Check-in 08:15 Departs 08:30 hrs
  • Expected return Time: 19:00 hrs (day 2)
  • Duration of Tour: 2 days

Rates & Dates

The tour runs on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year, except 25  December and 1 January.

Ticket (Per Person )
Date   Type
  Guesthouse Accommodation Hotel Accommodation
Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in low season (November to 24th March)

Single Room:

Twin/Double Room:

£145

£135

£175

£165

Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays  in high season (7th April to 31st October)

Single Room:

Twin/Double Room:

£160

£145

£190

£180

Booking Notes

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour
  • Customers must provide a valid credit card number.
  • Limited availability : advanced booking required.
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.

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Some Places We Will Visit

  • Callander

    The small Trossachs town of Callander lies right on the main tourist trail from Stirling through to the west Highlands. The town became famous during the 'Scottish Enlightenment' of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with the gleaming reports given by poets Sir William Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott and developments came to a full swing with Queen Victoria choosing to visit Callander and with the arrival of the train line in the 1860s.

  • Kilmahog

    Kilmahog is a hamlet situated half a mile to the west of Callander along the River leny, Scotland.

  • 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.

  • Fort Augustus

    At the more scenic southern end of Loch Ness stands the village of Fort Augustus, originally set up as a garrison after the Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and headquarters of General Wade's campaign to pacify the Highlands. Today Fort Augustus is a busy little place; full of monster-hunting tourists and boats using the flight of five locks to enter or leave Loch Ness on their journey along the Caledonian Canal.

  • 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. 

  • Inverness

    The Highlands' largest town and enjoying a real renaissance over the past ten years as young professionals have moved to the city. The gateway to the far north and a fun night out if you stay.

  • Culloden

    Guide to Culloden Battlefield to the East of Inverness.

  • 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.

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