A 2 day escape with a friendly small group tour, visiting Loch Ness, with a night out in Inverness and rejuvenating yourself in the majesty of the Caledonian pine forest and the stunning scenery of the Cairngorm National Park. Departs daily during the summer months, and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays all year.
Highlights:~ Glencoe ~ Great Glen ~ Loch Ness ~ Inverness ~ Urquhart Castle photostop ~ Cairngorm National park ~ Caledonian Pine Forest walk ~ Pitlochry
Day 1 You will depart Edinburgh and head north across the River Forth towards the Highlands. A short stop in Dunkeld is followed by a walk along the River Tay or perhaps at the nearby Hermitage, before you head for the holiday town of Pitlochry for lunch. If you take a quick lunch then there will also be the option to visit the local whisky distillery. From here the tour now takes you past Blair Castle into the Cairngorm National Park, where you will spend some time taking in the majesty of this amazing area, deep within the ancient Caledonian Pine Forests of the Rothiemurchus Estate. You then continue north and arrive at your destination of Inverness, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation. The evening is free for you to explore the capital of the Highlands.
Day 2 After a leisurely breakfast you will be picked up from your accommodation in Inverness and explore the surrounding countryside en route to Loch Ness. Here you have the chance to either take a boat trip along the loch with great views of Urquhart Castle or stay on shore and visit the impressive ruins of the castle, overlooking the loch. You will spend your lunchtime on the southern shore of the loch in the charming village of Fort Augustus. The Caledonian Canal, which links the lochs of the Great Glen, dominates the town and makes a great place to relax and watch the boats sail by. You now continue south past Ben Nevis and Fort William to Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a terrible massacre in 1692, where many of the Clan Macdonald were slaughtered. The return journey continues over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor and into the countryside around Stirling, before finally reaching our starting point of Edinburgh. Arrive approx. 19.00.
Lunch and refreshments.
Boat Trip on Loch Ness (Easter to October only)
Accommodation - the tour price does not include accommodation but this gives you an opportunity to choose your budget and the type of accommodation you wish to stay in and Rabbies will book it for you - Hostel, B&B or Hotel - please refer to the booking form on this web site for prices. Please note that in the case of late bookings accommodation availability and choice may be restricted and they cannot guarantee to find your first choice. There is usually a supplement for single rooms.
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoaches for a more personal service.
Forced air ventilation as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide.
Rabbie's Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions.
Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.
Min Age5 years
Tour Vehicle TypeMini Coach
Departure Point6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG
Departure Time08:45 Please check in 15 minutes earlier.
Expected return Time19.00 approx day 2
Duration of Tour2 days
Months of OperationAll Year
Rates & Dates
Adult Prices: £79 - £99
Discount Prices: £73 - £93
departs Daily (April - October). Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (November to March).
Discount Price applies to Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16
All tours are guaranteed to run.
Because Rabbies believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks they recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!!
Accommodation on this tour is dispersed around Inverness. If you have access problems or special requirements please let them know when booking.
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