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~ Great Glen
~ Loch Ness
~ Urquhart Castle photostop
~ Cairngorm National park
~ Caledonian Pine Forest walk
A two day escape exploring the wilderness of Glencoe and travelling the length of the Great Glen and Loch Ness. Enjoy a night out in Inverness, and rejuvenate with a walk in the majesty of the Caledonian pine forest and the stunning scenery of the Cairngorm National Park.
Stay overnight in the capital of the Highlands – Inverness.
Please phone us if the date you want to travel is unavailable to book online.
Departs: 08.45 Returns: 19.00 approx
Adult Prices: £79 – £89
Discount Prices: £73 – £83
Departing: Daily (April – October). Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (November to March).
Day 1 Highlights of the day include a visit to the historic village of Dunkeld with its ancient cathedral and riverside walks followed by a lunch stop in Pitlochry with an optional visit to a whisky distillery. You will continue north into the Cairngorm National Park and the native forests of the Rothiemurchus Estate before we reach our final destination of Inverness.
Day 2 Your Highland experience continues as you travel the entire length of Loch Ness today. You will have the opportunity to take a boat trip on the loch with great views of Urquhart Castle or visit the castle ruins themselves. From here it is short drive to Fort Augustus – your lunch stop on Loch Ness. Continuing south past Ben Nevis and Fort William you return to Edinburgh through the splendour of Glencoe and the wilds of the Rannoch Moor
Rabbie’s Café, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. Click here to see map.
Return to Waterloo Place
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
Air Conditioning as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie’s driver/guide.
Meals and refreshments.
Boat trip on Loch Ness (Easter to October only)
Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.
For more information on accommodation and prices click here
*NB On occasions, when villages we stay in have events on, accommodation can be scarce and expensive so we may use other locations for your accommodation on the tour. We will always inform you of this when this is necessary.
Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we 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 us know when booking
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.
Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts