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2 Day Inverness, The Highlands and Loch Ness

A fabulous two day tour exploring the Caledonian pine forest, the wonder of Loch Ness and the glorious scenery of the Cairngorms National Park.

Discover the Scottish Highlands and the wonders of Loch Ness on this gentle two day tour.

Fall in love with the beautiful landscapes as you travel through picturesque villages and meander through mountain roads. Wander the banks of Loch Ness and do some ‘Nessie’ hunting and take in the history of Urquhart Castle.

So, join us on this relaxing tour, and sample some of the best places within the Scottish Highlands.




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Tour Highlights

  • Inverness is the largest city and cosmopolitan capital of the Scottish Highlands.
  • Pitlochry is the largest town in Highland Perthshire and nestled beside the beautiful River Tummel.
  • A stunning location, Cairngorms National park is twice the size of the Lake District.
  • Choose to go on an optional boat cruise or wander around the banks of this mysterious Loch Ness.
  • Caledonian Pine Forest is one of Scotland’s finest native forests.
  • The Great Glen stretches from coast to coast across Scotland.
  • Glencoe, a Glen of organic origins, this unforgettable place is known for its sorrowful past as much as its impressive scenery.
  • Urquhart Castle is a delightful ruin next to the banks of Loch Ness.
Inverness
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95% humidity
wind: 11mph SSW
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Scottish Highlands, Cairngorms National Park and Inverness

Day 2

Loch Ness, Glencoe and Edinburgh

Day 1

Leaving Edinburgh, you’ll head north crossing the River Forth towards the Scottish Highlands.

You’ll stop for a short time in one of the delightful Scottish towns near the highland fault line, before travelling into the Cairngorms National Park.

Deciding within your group, you’ll have the choice of numerous options to choose from, including an impressive Caledonian forest walk, a famous whisky distillery, ancient standing stones, battlefields or glorious lochs. Lunch will be given en route.

Leaving behind your previous destination, you’ll continue your journey north to Inverness, where you’ll be free to explore the capital of the Highlands. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal, or look around the shops and other great attractions that Inverness has to offer.

You’ll spend a restful night in your accommodation, ready for tomorrow’s adventures!

Day 2

Setting off after breakfast, you’ll travel through the stunning Scottish countryside as you make your way to Loch Ness.

Here, you have the opportunity to take a leisurely cruise on this memorable Loch or make your way along the banks to the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Whichever you choose, be sure to look out for the mysterious Loch Ness Monster!

Your next part of the tour continues south through the Great Glen and past Ben Nevis the UK’s highest mountain and Fort William.

Before arriving in the stunning valley of Glencoe, where you’ll stop for lunch.

Your final journey of the day, travels over the remote Rannoch Moor and into the lowland scenery beside Stirling, before finally returning to the vibrant city of Edinburgh.

Important Information

Departs 08.45am- Café Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Returns 19.00pm approx.

  • Discounts for Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don’t carry children under 5 years old)
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • One 15 kilogram bag per person

Tour inclusions

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an experienced driver-guide


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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