Multi-day trip

Loch Ness, Inverness and Highlands 2-Day Tour from Edinburgh

4.7 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
Multi-day trip

Loch Ness, Inverness and Highlands 2-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 110.50 per person

Experience the Scottish Highlands on a relaxed 2-day tour from Edinburgh. Marvel at the rivers, lochs and mountains. Learn more about the rich history of the land and spend the night in Inverness.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund
Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide


48 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • Luss

  • Rannoch Moor

  • Glencoe (walk)

  • Ben Nevis

  • Fort William (lunch)

    • Extra fee
  • Loch Ness

  • Urquhart Castle

  • Inverness (free time)

  • Culloden Battlefield (sightseeing)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Clava Cairns

  • Dalwhinnie Distillery

    • Extra fee
  • Forth Bridge

  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Marvel at the scenery as you pass through the dramatic and haunting Glencoe
  • Taste some of the best Scotch whisky at Dalwhinnie Distillery
  • Journey through the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands
Full description
Get back to nature in the Scottish Highlands and go for gentle walks. Spend the night in the city of Inverness and avail of a flexible itinerary on day 2. Day 1: Depart Edinburgh and head west to Glasgow before visiting the pretty village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. Descend into Rannoch Moor and pass the Black Mount and Glencoe at the site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Go for a leisurely walk to soak up the atmosphere. Head north towards Fort William and get stunning views of Ben Nevis before traveling around Loch Ness after lunch. Pass historic Urquhart Castle before arriving in Inverness, where you will spend the night. Day 2: Choose to visit the Culloden Battlefield, where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by the Duke of Cumberland. Glimpse the ancient stones of Clava Cairns and taste the whisky at Dalwhinnie Distillery. Go to the old military garrison of Ruthven Barracks. Return via the Hermitage and stop for a gentle forest walk in idyllic woodlands (summer only) before crossing the Forth Bridge to arrive back in Edinburgh.
  • Accommodation (if option selected)
  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned coach
  • Written translations available on request
  • Meals
  • Entry fees to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Ensign Ewart on The Royal Mile, Edinburgh. There is currently a shortage of taxis and private hire cabs in Edinburgh, which may make it harder to get to the departure point if you're thinking of using a taxi. It is strongly recommended that you allow for more time to reach the departure point in the morning and look into public transport options as a backup.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Accommodation roughly costs £18 to £25 per person at a youth hostel, £40 to £65 per person at a B&B, and £75 and over per person at a hotel
  • Tours require a minimum of 6 passengers to operate
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket
  •  You are allowed 1 medium sized suitcase per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 41 reviews

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Gillian really seems to love the views and is still awed by her country and it showed throughout the 2 day trip. There was an unfortunate mix up about Culloden that didn’t allow us to go in and that was the company not paying attention to closures around the holidays. Overall, the views were gorgeous and it was much better than driving ourselves.

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January 4, 2023

My experience of our trip was good. We saw a lot of places that gave us a nice glimpse of Scotlands highlands. Maybe I would like to had more time outside the bus and enjoy more the great nature that surrounded us. Our guide Jim was great, he told us many wonderful stories and history from Scotland.

November 1, 2022

It was ok but would recommend more stops along the way to interesting places and not just trying to get to too a place without getting the feel of where we are going and what the area is about! Also thought we’d have a bit of hiking or going into attractions and not just stopping in set places to take photos! This was not the right trip for my teenage daughters for sure. too.

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September 14, 2022

Product ID: 130341