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2 Day Loch Ness & Highlands Tour

2 day tour from Edinburgh that visits Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Loch Ness, Culloden & Highland Perthshire with an overnight stay in Inverness. Tour runs every Monday and Thursday all year.  


  • Overnight stay in Inverness
  • Loch Ness
  • Cairngorms
  • Rannoch Moor & Glencoe
  • As much of the Highlands as we can fit in 2 days!

Crianlarich, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Tomatin Distillery, Ruthven Barracks, The Hermitage, The Forth Bridges.


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This tour operates on: Monday, Thursday

Day 1

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From Edinburgh we head west to pick up our Glasgow passengers* (1) , first stopping at the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny Bonny Banks’ of Loch Lomond. (2) We descend into the dramatic expanse of Rannoch Moor,(3) passing the Black Mount, to dramatic Glencoe, (4) site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

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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. (5)

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After lunch in the Fort William area, your two day tour from Edinburgh traces the 24 mile shoreline of Loch Ness, passing Urquhart Castle, (6) then on to Inverness, capital of the Highlands, where we arrive early evening.

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Overnight stay in Inverness.

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, (7)before the opportunity for a visit and whisky tasting at Tomatin Distillery. (8)

After a lunch stop in the ski resort area of Aviemore we move south for a visit to the old military garrison of Ruthven Barracks, built by General Wade. (9) We continue our return journey via The Hermitage, (A) stopping for a gentle forest walk in idyllic Scottish woodland, before we cross the Forth Bridges, (B) back to Edinburgh.

Please note: On tours where the coach has no pick- ups from Glasgow, the route on Day 1 will travel via Stirling.

Luggage is restricted to one piece per person.

Inclusions

Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.

Exclusions

The tour price does not include accommodation but the tour operator reserves it for you.  Approximate costs per person per night:

  • Youth Hostel: £17-£19,
  • Bed & Breakfast: £32-£48,
  • 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.

Optional Extras: Culloden Battlefield, Tomatin Distillery.

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 5+
  • Min Age: 5 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini 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: Green Ensign Ewart Pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
  • Departure Time: 09:00 a.m. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure
  • Expected return Time: 19:30 (day 2)
  • Duration of Tour: 2 days

Rates & Dates

DaysType
  Standard Tour Ticket Discount Tour Ticket
Mondays and Thursday Winter
£82.00 £78.00
Summer £99 £95

Tickets are priced per person.

Discounted price is available to seniors (60+), students (please bring your student card) and children aged 5 to 16.

Rates across the year

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.
  • Luggage is restricted to one piece per person.
  •  *On tours where the coach has no pick ups from Glasgow, the route on Day 1 will travel via Stirling.

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Some Places We Will Visit

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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.

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