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2 Day Loch Ness & Highlands Tour from Glasgow

2 day tour of the Highlands starting in Glasgow with an overnight in Inverness. Explore the many faces of the Highlands including Rannoch Moor, Lochs Lomond and Ness, Ben Nevis, Culloden Moor and Perthshire. Runs Monday and Thursday all year.


Highlights

  • Excellent Overview of Highland Scotland
  • 1 Night in Inverness
  • Glencoe, Loch Ness & Cairngorms Included

Loch Lomond, Luss, 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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We leave Glasgow and head west, first stopping at the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny Bonny Banks’ of Loch Lomond. We descend into the desolate expanse of Rannoch Moor, passing the Black Mount, to dramatic Glencoe, made famous by the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

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Enjoy a walk here before continuing north towards Fort William and Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

After lunch in the Fort William area, we trace the 24 mile shoreline of Loch Ness, passing Urquhart Castle, then on to Inverness, capital of the Highlands, where we arrive early evening.

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Day 2

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Enjoy a flexible itinerary today - you may choose to visit the fascinating Culloden Battlefield, where the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie were defeated by the Duke of Cumberland, and glimpse the ancient stones of the Neolithic Clava Clairns, before the opportunity for a visit and whisky tasting at Tomatin Distillery.

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. We start our return journey via The Hermitage, stopping for a gentle forest walk, before we cross the Forth Bridges, back to Edinburgh.

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If continuing to Glasgow, your guide will take you to Edinburgh Waverley railway station for the 50-minute journey by train, courtesy of Timberbush.

Overnight stay in Inverness
The tour price does not include accommodation but Timberbush reserve 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Luggage is restricted to one piece per person.

Inclusions

Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.

Exclusions

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: 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

Ticket Price (Per Person )
Season Type
  Standard Tour Ticket Discount Tour Ticket
Mondays and Thursdays Winter
£79.00 £79.00
Mondays & Thursdays Summer £89 £85

Timberbush Tours 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.

The return time includes travel by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow. We will provide a train ticket free of charge

Some Places We Will Visit

  • Loch Lomond

    Britain's largest inland waterway, measuring 22 miles long and at certain points up to five miles wide, is Scotland's most famous (uninhabited!) loch, thanks to the Jacobite ballad about its "bonnie banks".

     

  • Crianlarich

    Crianlarich is a small village in Highland Perthshire region of Scotland. The village's name is believed to derive from the Gaelic word meaning "the low pass", which relates to its geographical location between mountains to both West and East.

  • 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. 

  • Culloden

    Guide to Culloden Battlefield to the East of Inverness.

  • Aviemore

    Aviemore was once a sleepy village which was later developed into a ski and tourism resort and has fallen victim to profiteering developers who have scant regard for the local community here. However, Aviemore is great for the services being offered here for visitors.

  • 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.

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