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2-Day Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

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The lakes, glens, and historic landmarks of the Scottish Highlands are within easy reach of Edinburgh. On this 2-day Highlands tour, enjoy more time to take photos and admire the region’s natural beauty than compared with a day trip. Visit Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, and Ben Nevis; discover the legend of Loch Ness; and enjoy optional tours of Culloden Battlefield and a whisky distillery (own expense).
  • Get expansive, photo-friendly views of the Scottish Highlands
  • Optional Loch Ness cruise, whisky tour, and Culloden visit (own expense)
  • Choice of accommodations to suit all budgets
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Edinburgh
What to Expect
On the first day, meet in central Edinburgh to board your air-conditioned bus or coach and, after stopping in Glasgow to pick up the rest of your group, continue to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Stop at Luss Beach for views across Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond Mountain, and continue to Loch Tulla, for more photo opportunities. Continue north to Glen Coe, where you take in the scenery and learn more about the region’s history, including the 17th-century MacDonald Clan Massacre, from your guide. Next, stop in Fort William to see Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, and enjoy lunch (own expense). In the afternoon, journey east to Loch Ness and your accommodation for the evening (depending on tour option selected). Begin the second day by exploring Loch Ness, where you can opt to cruise around the lake or tour the lakeside Urquhart Castle (both optional, own expense). Continue to the notorious Culloden Battlefield (entrance fees not included), and visit a traditional Scotch whisky distillery, where you can tour the distillery and sample a dram of whisky (own expense). Make a final stop at a village in Perth and Kinross, before returning to Edinburgh.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Departure Time
8:30 AM
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Overnight accommodation as per selected
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 3 years old
  • Luggage restriction: 1 suitcase 55x40x20cm - 15 kg & 1 backpack/handbag per person
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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This trip to the Highlands was absolutely amazing. Beautiful setting, great history and landmarks, delicious food, and wonderful overnight stay at the Inch. Steven B., our guide, couldn’t have done a better job. His stories along the way were captivating. I highly recommend this
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