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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 depart Glasgow

This 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! Tour runs Saturdays all year, Tuesdays and Thursdays in summer. Price INCLUDES accommodation in Fort Augustus by Loch Ness.


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 - Glasgow - Glen Coe - Fort Augustus

Departing from Edinburgh and Glasgow we make our way towards Royal 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.

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.

Day Two - Fort Augustus - Inverness - Glasgow

After what we hope has been a hearty Scottish breakfast we set off down the Great Glen. This valley runs from the East to the West Coast of Scotland and by connecting the three lochs in the valley, the Victorian engineer Telford was able to provide a route for ships to to navigate from the East to the West Coast without having to go around the north of Scotland. We will drive along the north bank of Loch Ness until we reach Urquhart Castle where we will stop for a look around. You can visit the castle and even take a short cruise on the loch if you choose.

After passing along the length of Loch Ness we reach the Highland capital of Inverness and then beyond stop at the site of the battlefield at Culloden, the site for the battle in 1746 where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by the Hanoverian king's son the Duke of Cumberland and any chance of Scotland being an independent nation was ended.

From Culloden we continue South passing through the Cairngorms National Park which is both Britain's largest national Park and also to home to 5 of Britain's six highest mountains. We will drive through the small town of Dalwhinnie which means literally dell of the meeting. This was where Highland chiefs met lowland barons and often fought to the death. Continuing down the main road we will pass over the Drumochter Pass which offers fantastic views of the mountains; in winter months when the snow is heavy the past must often be closed. We will make another stop at Pitlochry and also stop at Scotland's smallest distillery the Blair Atholl distillery where you can take a tour and also enjoy a wee dram afterwards. Our journey continues onwards and after bypassing Perth, you will get a chance to view Scotland's most strategic castle at Stirling. Not long after we will reach Glasgow and the end of our tour.

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: Glasgow
  • Departure Point: Parish Hall Coach Tour Stop, 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX
  • Departure Time: Check In: 09:30 Departs: 09:45 hrs
  • Expected return Time: 17:45 hrs (day 2)
  • Duration of Tour: 2 days

Rates & Dates

Ticket (Per Person )
Date   Type
  Guesthouse Accommodation Hotel Accommodation
Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in low season (November to 7th April )

Single Room:

Twin/Double Room:

£145

£135

£175

£165

Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays  in high season (from 8th April )

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.

  • Tyndrum

    Small village to the south of Rannoch Moor that sits on the battlefield where Bruce was defeated by the macDougalls in 1306. It was a mining community once and there is talk of a new gold mine opening.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Urquhart Castle

    Semi ruinous castle in strong position beside Loch Ness controlling the route North. Captured by Robert the Bruce by clever negotiation. Visitor centre open all year.