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From Glasgow: 2-Day Loch Ness, Inverness and Highlands Tour

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Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

From Glasgow: 2-Day Loch Ness, Inverness and Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

From US$ 183.97 per person

Explore the Highlands of Scotland on a 2-day sightseeing tour of its historic monuments and stunning landscape, with time for some monster hunting at Loch Ness and a visit to Glenfinnan Monument.

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Duration 2 days
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Highlands of Scotland on a sightseeing tour of its stunning landscapes
  • Take in views of the stunning Glen Coe
  • Go for monster hunt on Loch Ness
  • See the towering mountain of Ben Nevis, the highest on the British Isles
Full description

Enjoy a glorious 2-day sightseeing tour of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, with comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. Your guide will show you all the stunning historical sights such as the towering mountain of Ben Nevis, the site of the Glencoe Massacre, Glenfinnan Viaduct, and Glen Coe. Day 1 Leaving Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh behind, the journey north takes you to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and the quaint village of Luss on the western banks of Loch Lomond, best known as a haven for wildlife and stunning flowers, so keep your eyes peeled.

You can wander the shore, walk past pretty cottages and do a bit of shopping here if you like. As you travel further into the Highlands, visit Glen Coe, one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. Feel the past come to life as your guide tells you about the massacre of the MacDonald clan.

Then depart Glen Coe via the Great Glen, another one of Scotland's majestic valleys which stretches 62 miles from Inverness all the way to Fort William. Fort William, the second largest town in the Highlands, lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest mountain.

Your driver-guide will decide the best spot for lunch depending on your group, weather, and local events. The journey will continue west to Glenfinnan, made famous by the 'Harry Potter' films, which feature the iconic Viaduct.

In the summer months, you may catch a glimpse of this magical train crossing the Viaduct. Glenfinnan is also home to the impressive Glenfinnan Monument. Surrounded by spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel, the monument is a striking tribute to those who fought in the Jacobite Risings. Overnight: Near Loch Ness Day 2

Explore Loch Ness, Britain's largest body of water by volume. The size and depth of the loch make it a perfect hiding place for Nessie, the famous monster. Why not take a boat tour from Urquhart Castle, a ruined castle perched on the edge of Loch Ness, or monster hunt from the shore? Then drive through Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, to visit Culloden, the last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces. A visit to the battlefield is a poignant experience; walk the earth where the battle took place and see the headstones that mark the graves of hundreds of clansmen who gave their lives for the Jacobite cause. Travel south and enjoy the stunning scenery as you pass through the unique wilderness of the Cairngorms, Scotland's largest National Park. Its mountain range has five of the UK's highest mountains within its limits. Before returning to Edinburgh, make one last stop at a beautiful Highland town chosen by your driver-guide. You may be provided with train tickets for returns to Glasgow.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • 1 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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  • Children under 3 years old are not permitted on the tour.
  • The maximum luggage weight is 15 kg, the maximum size is 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. You may bring one small carry-on per person.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Everything was according to the plan and announced itinerary, the B&B accomodation was excellent. Our guide Alex was telling us stories when travelling and gave us a lot of information about visited places. Alex is experinced and profi guide, the whole time of the trip was used efficiently and we felt comfortable.

August 13, 2022

Amazing experience!!

We definitely recommend this trip to everyone! Our tour-guide, Neil, was amazing. He showed us the places we would never have been able to find ourselves, and was really kind. It was great that we were with such a small group, because now the tour-guide could take his time and he knew who were which showed interest. On top of that, the nature in the Highlands is beautiful and it looked like a fairytale landscape. Furthermore, the B&B was exquisite. All in all, we had an amazing experience. Thanks Neil!!

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November 21, 2018

My brother and I were very disappointed on arrival at the meeting point in Glasgow to discover that we were the only people on this tour as part of the pleasure on this kind of excursion is meeting other people. Had we been advised in advance we would have certainly cancelled in view of the cost involved. However your guide and driver Chic was really great and extremely helpful as my brother had recently been ill and this was his first outing in many months. I cannot thank Chic enough. He is lovely, lovely man. In the end we had a lovely time and the Lovat Hotel was very nice indeed although again we appeared to be the only people in the dining room in the evening. I would certainly recommend this tour to all my friends and relatives.

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February 19, 2018

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