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

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    Visit Inverness, Loch Ness and more during this scenic 2-day journey to the Scottish Highlands, departing from Edinburgh in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach. Disembark along the way to explore historical villages and atmospheric castles tucked away in the woods, with an optional boat ride on Loch Ness in search of the mysterious Loch Ness Monster. 

    Spend the night in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, with your choice of a single, twin or double room at a 3-star hotel or bed & breakfast (guesthouse) upon booking.

    Day 1: Edinburgh – Inverness

    Depart Edinburgh and make photo stops at Loch Lubnaig, Callander, and Loch Lomond in Trossachs National Park. Then journey to Glencoe Mountain, a haunting glen that was the scene of a terrible massacre in 1692, where many of the Macdonald Clan died.

    On arrival at Loch Ness, you 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. More scenic views and a quick photo stop are offered at the inspirational memorial of Commando Monument (Spean Bridge).

    Continue your journey, arriving at Inverness. Enjoy free time to soak up the lively atmosphere and beautiful Victorian architecture before you’re dropped off at your accommodation. 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 – Culloden - Pitlochry – Edinburgh

    After a leisurely breakfast, you are picked up from your Inverness accommodation and travel toward the Culloden Battlefield at Culloden Moor. Experience the Battle of Culloden, admire Jacobite artifacts, and visit the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite rising. Travel through winding back roads and discover a 4,000-year-old cemetery at Clava Cairns.

    After a possible stop at the House of Bruar at Blair Atholl with free-time to stroll around. Seize the opportunity to either walk to a scenic waterfall or visit the shops and eateries.

    From here, 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. Gaze in awe at Scotland’s most beautifully rounded peaks en route back to Edinburgh.

    Please note: tour may run in reverse order for operational reasons.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    i have long wished to see the Scottish Highlands, and since my sister, niece and I were going to a family reunion in London, this was the perfect opportunity to do so. The 2-day tour fit perfectly into our schedule. It was a delight _...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We took a 2 days tour with Rabbie's in July 2019 and we are very happy about all aspects of this two incredibile days in Scotland! First of all Scotland and the highlands are incredible I really enjoyed every minutes on board of the mini...More

    Thank soniettadenegri87
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The Rabbie's two day tour of the Highlands, Glencoe and Loch Ness were superb. Guide and driver Gavin (the Gentle Giant) was knowledgeable, caring, and full of interesting stories about the sites we passed and stopped at. I can unhesitatingly recommend him and the itinerary...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MollieVirginia
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Travelled in Sept 2017. We had an amazing trip. The tour guide went out of his was to accomodate everyones wishes and was really informative (and funny). He ensured that all travellers were capable to undertake any walking tours. We stayed in a beautiful motel...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Camper29822694139
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Interesting stories, wonderful locations and great guide. Fully recommend this tour for anyone that is thinking about taking it!

    Date of experience: August 2019
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