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Loch Ness, Inverness, & Highlands 2-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Inverness, & Highlands 2-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours

From US$ 211.02 per person

Experience the rugged beauty of Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands with this two-day fully-guided tour. Search for the Loch Ness Monster, stay in the Highlands capital of Inverness, and see all the natural wonder of this beautiful region.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 16 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend 2 days exploring the Scottish Highlands with this guided tour
  • Search for the elusive Loch Ness Monster while traversing all 23 miles of the famous loch
  • Stay in the Highlands capital of Inverness, in locally-owned accommodation
  • Walk in the ancient Caledonian pine forests
  • Take in views of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain
Full description
See the beauty of the famous Loch Ness and stay in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, on this 2-day small group tour. Detailed Itinerary: Day 1: Depart Edinburgh and head north across the River Forth towards the Highlands. A short stop in Dunkeld is followed by a walk along the River Tay, or perhaps at the nearby Hermitage, before you head for the holiday town of Pitlochry for lunch. From here the tour now takes you past Blair Castle into the Cairngorm National Park, where you will spend some time taking in the majesty of this amazing area, deep within the ancient Caledonian Pine Forests of the Rothiemurchus Estate. You then continue north and arrive at your destination of Inverness, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation. The evening is free for you to explore the capital of the Highlands. Day 2: After a leisurely breakfast you will be picked up from your accommodation in Inverness and explore the surrounding countryside en route to Loch Ness. Here you have the chance to take a boat trip along the loch with great views of Urquhart Castle, or to stay on shore and visit the impressive ruins of the castle, overlooking the loch. You will spend your lunchtime on the southern shore of the loch in the charming village of Fort Augustus. The Caledonian Canal, which links the lochs of the Great Glen, dominates the town and makes a great place to relax and watch the boats sail by. You now continue 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 Clan Macdonald were slaughtered. The return journey continues over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor and into the countryside around Stirling, before finally reaching our starting point of Edinburgh.
Includes
  • Tour transport in a 16-seater minibus
  • Driver/guide
  • Accommodation in a bed and breakfast (1 night)
  • Meals
  • Refreshments
  • Entrance fees
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Return time - approx 7:00 PM
  • Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience. Maximum number of participants is 16
  • It is recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!!
  • Accommodation: a selection of small, locally owned, guesthouses and B&Bs in the city of Inverness. All rooms are en-suite. The guesthouses may be up to 20 minutes walk from the city center. For individual travelers please select the single accommodation option. For 2 or more people travelling together please choose the twin room shared option
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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It was a very well organized tour with good accommodation and rich breakfast. The bus is a smaller bus. So you travel comfortably and personally. You also have the opportunity to exchange ideas. Our guide Chris was also the bus driver and was able to tell many stories - as told from an audio book! He was super friendly and super helpful. We came from abroad with our suitcases. Unfortunately we found out too late that the size of the suitcase doesn't matter, but the weight does. Had we known this earlier, we wouldn't have had to trudge through Scotland with small suitcases. The highlight is actually the cruise over Loch Ness, but that's not included in the price. Lunch on the first day was at a cafe on a farm and it was not tasty. Unfortunately there were no alternatives. At our request, Chris also dropped us off near the airport. I would recommend this tour!

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June 7, 2022

We are so excited about the tour! :) It was so worth it and gave us a great first look into the Highlands! Charlie, our guide, always had the right facts and interesting stories ready. In addition, the whole thing was super musically accompanied. It was just lovely. We will definitely book a longer tour again, hopefully again with Charlie.

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September 13, 2019

Two very rich days with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide

A perfect set to see Scotland in just two days. Comfortable not having to drive but just to sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery, many sights, along with our entertaining and knowledgeable guide Jude. What a storyteller! The tour was adapted to our wishes and weather with great flexibility.

July 3, 2019

Product ID: 18563