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2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
  • Tour code: 225001
Spend two days exploring Loch Ness and Inverness, past and present, on a small-group trip to the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. As you enjoy scenic drives and historic landmarks, your eyes will pop at the dramatically beautiful landscape. With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, this leisurely two-day excursion allows you to have a memorable and personal experience in two of Scotland’s favorite locations.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Breakfast included
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Receive discounts at selected restaurants, shops and attractions
This two-day trip from Edinburgh to Loch Ness and Inverness will show you the Scottish Highland’s most beautiful scenery. The tour includes views of Ben Nevis and an optional boat ride on eerie Loch Ness, where you can look for the Loch Ness Monster.

You’ll visit Glencoe, a wilderness steeped in grim history, where you can soak up the atmosphere on an afternoon walk. You'll see the stronghold of Urquhart Castle, and spend the night in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands.

The Scottish Highlands are Europe's last great wilderness! This personalized tour is as close as you can get to touring in your own car, with the added benefit of gaining intimate knowledge of Scotland. Traveling in a small group means you can take lots of stops and reach out-of-the-way places, giving you more time out of the van to discover the real Scotland.

See Itinerary section below for details on each day’s activities.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Edinburgh
Departure Time:
8:45am
Duration:
2 days (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Waverley Bridge opposite Waverley Train Station at 7:30pm

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2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

2-Day Tour to Loch Ness and Inverness from Edinburgh
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Inclusions:
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 16 people)
  • Discount card offering discounts at local restaurants, shopping and attractions
  • Overnight accommodation with private facilities in either a B&B or 3-star hotel
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Ticket for boat trip on Loch Ness (April to October only)
  • Entrance fees (discount card offers reductions)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • There are opportunities to take nature walks; it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear. Scotland can be a wet place!
  • First Edinburgh tour operator to be awarded 5-star status by the Scottish Tourist Board
  • Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 Child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available.
  • Customers are allowed one piece of luggage with a max weight of 15kg
  • Please indicate preference for twin or double room in the Special Requirement box at time of booking

Caring for the Environment:

The tour operator aims to maintainthe legacy of Scotland's beautiful landscape for future generations to enjoy. The tour is as close as you can get to touring in your own car, but with the added benefit of reducing your carbon footprint by 75% (based on 2 persons traveling the same distance in their own car). The operator's commitment to environmental excellence has been recognized with two Gold awards from the Green Tourism scheme and Keep Edinburgh Clean awards.
Itinerary:
Day 1: Edinburgh – Inverness
Depart Edinburgh in the morning and take a leisurely stroll along the River Tay or explore the wooded grounds of the Hermitage to look for 18th-century follies such as Ossian's Cave. From here you will continue on to the popular holiday town of Pitlochry, where there will be free time to have lunch (own expense) in one of the local restaurants or cafes.

Cross over the geological fault line, which separates the Lowlands from the Highlands, taking in views of the magnificent Highland scenery and passing the majestic Blair Castle before entering Cairngorm National Park. This unique area is one of the last remaining pockets of native Caledonian pine forest left standing. Your guide will stop in the ancient Rothiemurchus Estate to allow you time to fully appreciate the stunning views.

Continue your journey north, arriving at Inverness in the early evening. You will be dropped off at your accommodation, and the evening is free for you to explore the capital of the Highlands.

Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Inverness

Day 2: Inverness – Edinburgh
After a leisurely breakfast, you will picked up from your Inverness accommodation and travel toward the famous Loch Ness. There will be stops along the way to take photos of the beautiful surrounding countryside. Upon arrival you will have the option to take a boat trip out on the loch (April to October; price not included) to look for Nessie the Loch Ness Monster, and take in views of Urquhart Castle, or you may stay on dry land to explore the castle's mighty ruins.

Journey 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 Macdonald Clan died. The tour stops here for you to take in the unique atmosphere of this place.

The return journey to Edinburgh takes you across the wild and remote Rannoch Moor and through the countryside around Stirling, before concluding in Edinburgh in the evening.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Terrance L, December 2015

Was the best our guide and driver made the trip especially the side trips that we did

Reviewed by: Bianca D, December 2015

I just loved this tour. Scotland is just beautiful....and if I were to live anywhere else but Canada, surely it would be in Scotland. The guide was funny and extremely knowledgeable. He made the best of everything. I must say...we had unusually great weather.

The B and B where I was lodged was just superbe as well. A short walk from the main district and a lovely hostess.

Thanks so much

Bianca

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