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From Edinburgh: 2-Day Loch Ness, Inverness & Highlands Tour

4.5 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

From Edinburgh: 2-Day Loch Ness, Inverness & Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

From US$ 201.19 per person

Enjoy 2 days of exploring the Highlands of Scotland with pleasant walks, monster hunting, and an overnight stay near the banks of Loch Ness. You’ll travel over the breathtaking Drumochter Pass and see the stunning peaks of the Cairngorm National Park.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a woodland walk in the Highlands at Dunkeld
  • Take a boat tour on Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle
  • See Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain
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Day 1

Travel north to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and the lovely village of Luss on the western banks of Loch Lomond, best known as a haven for wildlife and stunning flowers. Stroll along the shore and walk past pretty cottages during your time here.

Travel further into the Highlands and visit Glen Coe, one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. Feel the past come to life as your guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the MacDonald clan.

Depart Glen Coe via the Great Glen, another one of Scotland's majestic valleys which stretches 62 miles from Inverness all the way to Fort William. This is the second largest town in the Highlands and lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest mountain. Continue west to Glenfinnan, made famous by the Harry Potter films, which feature the iconic Viaduct. In the summer months, you may catch a glimpse of this magical train crossing the Viaduct. This landmark is surrounded by spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel. Stay overnight in accommodation near Loch Ness. Day 2 After a delicious Scottish breakfast, you have time to explore Loch Ness, Britain's largest body of water by volume. Then, visit Culloden, the last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces. A visit to the battlefield is a poignant experience. Walk on the grounds where the battle took place and see the headstones that mark the graves of hundreds of clansmen.

Travel south and enjoy the stunning scenery as you pass through the unique wilderness of the Cairngorms, Scotland's largest National Park. Its mountain range has five of the UK's highest mountains within its limits. Before returning to Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, make one last stop at a beautiful Highland town chosen by your driver-guide.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • B&B accommodation (price is per person in a shared room)
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Caffe Nero, Royal Mile

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  • Children under 3 years old are not permitted on the tour.
  • The maximum luggage weight is 15 kg, the maximum size is 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. You may bring one small carry-on per person.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This highland experience tour was amazing! I highly recommend it to everyone, Eddy (not sure spelling) our guide was fantastic, lots of knowledge throughout the whole trip and he went above and beyond to make sure everyone was happy and had the best experience, he even got us there in time to see the harry potter train go across at Glenfinnan, the b and b guesthouse was also amazing accommodation and I recommend paying extra to do the castle and boat at Loch Ness in the morning as it was the highlight of the second day. frequent stops along the way for toilet breaks as no toilet on bus. really well organised as a whole and an epic experience!

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October 24, 2022

Eu e meu marido amamos a viagem! Tem várias paradas para fotos nos melhores lugares e o motorista/guia é sempre animado em nos contar as histórias por trás dos diversos pontos turísticos. O hotel que ficamos também foi muito bom. Fizemos o tour no final de fevereiro, estava bem frio e com neve por quase todo o trajeto, mas nada que atrapalhasse o passeio, pelo contrário, só tornou tudo melhor.

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March 3, 2020

We had a great time with our guide Brendan! In spite of speaking Scottish, we understood him a lot and he tried to entertain us. The stay was very nice too! Keep in mind that you must pay the ppr cruise the Loch Ness (20 pounds that includes the entrance to the castle) and the guided tour of the distillery (4 pounds).

January 17, 2019

Product ID: 33219