2-Day Loch Ness, Inverness and the Highlands Tour from Glasgow

Cultural & Theme Tours in Edinburgh

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Take two leisurely days and savour the delights of the Highlands with your Driver-Guide. See rivers, lochs and mountains; experience plenty of rich Highland history and spend overnight in the Highland capital of Inverness.
ItineraryDay 1: Travelling from Glasgow to InvernessStop At: Luss Pier, Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandFirst stopping at the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny Bonny Banks’ of Loch LomondDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Glencoe Lochan, Glencoe Village, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotland We descend into the dramatic expanse of Rannoch Moor, passing the Black Mount, to dramatic Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Here we pause for a leisurely walk to soak in the atmosphere of this haunting glen,Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Old Fort of Fort William, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe then drive before north towards Fort William for lunch and Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAfter lunch in the Fort William area, your two day Inverness tour from Edinburgh traces the 24 mile shoreline of Loch Ness, passing Urquhart Castle, Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Travelling Inverness to EdinburghStop At: Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe first stop is the Culloden Battlefield, where the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie were defeated by the Duke of CumbeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Clava Cairns, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandGet a glimpse the ancient stones of the Neolithic Clava Cairns.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Ruthven Barracks, Newtonmore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAfter a lunch stop at Aviemore we move south for a visit to the old military garrison of Ruthven Barracks, built by General Wade. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Hermitage Woodland Walk, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, ScotlandWe continue our return journey via The Hermitage, stopping for a gentle forest walk (this option will only be possible in the summer months),Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Forth Road Bridge, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, ScotlandOpened in 1890, the Forth Bridge is a Scottish icon that is recognised the world over as the most famous of cantilever designsNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Accommodation, unless chosen
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield

Itinerary

Day 1: Travelling from Glasgow to Inverness Stop At: Luss Pier, Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland First stopping at the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny Bonny Banks’ of Loch Lomond Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Glencoe Lochan, Glencoe Village, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotland We descend into the dramatic expanse of Rannoch Moor, passing the Black Mount, to dramatic Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Here we pause for a leisurely walk to soak in the atmosphere of this haunting glen, Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Old Fort of Fort William, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland We then drive before north towards Fort William for lunch and Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland After lunch in the Fort William area, your two day Inverness tour from Edinburgh traces the 24 mile shoreline of Loch Ness, passing Urquhart Castle, Duration: 45 minutes No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 2: Travelling Inverness to Edinburgh Stop At: Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands, Scotland The first stop is the Culloden Battlefield, where the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie were defeated by the Duke of Cumbe Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Clava Cairns, Scottish Highlands, Scotland Get a glimpse the ancient stones of the Neolithic Clava Cairns. Duration: 10 minutes Stop At: Ruthven Barracks, Newtonmore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, Scotland After a lunch stop at Aviemore we move south for a visit to the old military garrison of Ruthven Barracks, built by General Wade. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: The Hermitage Woodland Walk, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, Scotland We continue our return journey via The Hermitage, stopping for a gentle forest walk (this option will only be possible in the summer months), Duration: 30 minutes Pass By: Forth Road Bridge, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland Opened in 1890, the Forth Bridge is a Scottish icon that is recognised the world over as the most famous of cantilever designs No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
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