1: Highlands, Glencoe Lochan, Loch Ness & Inverness
at 9:30 and travel west passing Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of
Scots and continue towards Stirling with its imposing castle and views of the
Wallace Monument. We then pass Doune Castle, set of Monty Python's "Holy
Grail" before stopping in Callander for refreshments. We now cross over the
fault line into the magnificent Highlands, taking in the splendor of Loch Luibnaig,
Loch Earn, Glen Ogle and Glen Dochart, up over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor
into Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a great massacre in 1692 where
many of the Clan Macdonald were slaughtered. We stop in this imposing mountain
pass to take you for a walk around Glencoe Lochan where you will get amazing views.
We continue north up the Great Glen to Loch Ness. We travel the entire 23 mile
stretch of the famous Loch - plenty of time to try and spot "Nessie"!
We arrive at our destination of Inverness at approximately 7:30, where you will
be dropped off at your booked accommodation. The evening is free for you to explore
the capital of the Highlands.
2: Glen Affric, Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus - Return to Edinburgh
will be picked up from your accommodation between 9:00 & 9:30 in Inverness
and travel south along Loch Ness, stopping on the way for some photos of this
world famous Loch. Half way down the Loch, we head west into Glen Affric. This
is a very beautiful and unique area, being one of the last remaining pockets of
native Caledonian Pine Forest left standing. This landscape will take you back
in time and allow you to envision Scotland 500 years ago. This location was used
in the film "Last of the Mohicans". Enjoy a peaceful walk through the
forest, alongside the River Affric. From Glen Affric, we go east to Drumnadrochit,
home of the Nessie Center and Urquhart Castle. You have the option to spend some
time at either spot, before traveling south again along Loch Ness to Fort Augustus.
You can have lunch in this charming village at the southern tip of Loch Ness and
even take a boat trip out onto the Loch for a closer look of "Nessie".
After Loch Ness, we head South through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan,
passing Blair Castle. Stop for refreshments in Pitlochry before returning to Edinburgh,
past Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge. Arrival in Edinburgh at
Departures: Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday (All year)
Transportation by top of the line 16 seat Mercedes minicoaches, for a more personal
- Forced air ventilation as standard
- Services of a professional
- Rabbie's Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping
- Lunch and refreshments
- Boat Trip on Loch
Ness (Easter to October only)
- Accommodation. The tour price does not include
accommodation, but this gives you an opportunity to choose the type of accommodation
you wish to stay in according to your budget, and we will book it for you - Hostel,
B&B or Hotel.