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, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year. Price INCLUDES accommodation in Fort Augustus by Loch Ness.
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.
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 a hearty breakfast there's much to enjoy in our Highland sourroundings. Why not visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition to discover the story behind the area's most famous resident or mount your own 'Nessie' spotting expedition when you take a sail on the loch to visit nearby Urquhart Castle?
We travel along the banks of Loch Ness to the attractive village of Fort Augustus. Our drive through the Great Glen provides us with wonderful loch-side views as we travel to Fort William, which sits in the shadow of Ben Nevis.
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.
All too soon Glen Coe is left behind and we travel over remote and barren Rannoch Moor. This unspoilt landscape extends over 50 square miles and is one of the most unspoilt areas in Europe. Our descent of the 'Black Mount' provides excellent views over Loch Tulla before we make a stop in the little Highland village of Tyndrum.
The final part of our journey together will take us through Rob Roy McGregor country to the bonnie little village of Strathyre. As we negotiate the Pass of Lenny we move from the Highlands back into the Lowlands.
There are good views of Stirling and it's famous castle as we join the motorway for the short journey back to Glasgow and, sadly, our journey's end.
• Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
• Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
• Gratuity to your driver/guide
• 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
Min Age3 years
Tour Vehicle TypeCoach
Departure PointParish Hall Coach Tour Stop, 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX
Departure TimeCheck In: 09:30 Departs: 09:45 hrs
Expected return Time17:45 hrs (day 2)
Duration of Tour2 days
Months of OperationJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, All Year
Rates & Dates
The tour operates on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year, except 24 & 26 and 31 December 2013.
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|Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in low season (November to 7th April )
|Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in high season (from 8th April )
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