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

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Key facts

Where: Glasgow , United Kingdom Duration: 2 days, 1 night

Highlights

  • See the best of the Scottish Highlands at a leisurely pace
  • Drive past towering mountains, rushing rivers and shining lochs
  • Launch your own hunt for the Loch Ness monster
  • Stunning views and photo-opportunities
  • Enthralling stories and commentary from your professional driver/guide

Overview

Enjoy two days of fun and adventure that will bring you the best that the North of Scotland has to offer.

Walk in the woods at lovely Dunkeld and shed a tear for fallen Jacobites at the poignant battlefield of Culloden.

Stay the night at Drumnadrochit and awake to views of the mysterious waters of Loch Ness. Check to see if there are any monsters about!

View the grandeur of the Great Glen and experience the haunting beauty of Glen Coe, site of the terrible massacre of Clan MacDonald in the 17th century.

Return to Glasgow past Stirling and its imposing castle and hear stories of William Wallace, the Scottish hero immortalized in the film ‘Braveheart’.

Itinerary

Day 1: Glasgow to Dunkeld, Culloden and Loch Ness

Breathtaking scenery and fascinating historical sites await you on the Loch Ness, Inverness and the Highlands 2-Day Tour. To join the tour you should arrive at the designated meeting point, where you will meet your driver/guide and board your mini-bus.

Leaving Glasgow, you will dive straight into the countryside and head for Stirling. You will make a stop at Dunkeld on the lovely River Tay to stretch your legs and enjoy a woodland walk. The route takes you through the awesome Drumochter Pass and past the magnificent peaks of the Cairngorm National Park.

You will stop to visit the historic battlefield of Culloden, where the Jacobites supporting Bonnie Prince Charlie made a last stand against the forces of the House of Hanover. (Admission to the battlefield site is not included in your tour price.) The Jacobite army was overwhelmingly defeated and Prince Charlie’s hopes of restoring the Stuart monarchy were dealt a fatal blow.

Your first day ends at Drumnadrochit, a beautiful welcoming village on the banks of Loch Ness. Here you will spend the night at the 3-star Drumnadrochit Hotel. This comfortable hotel has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café, and is located close to the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition Centre and Original Loch Ness Monster Visitor Centre. Additional amenities include gift shops/newsstands and shopping on site.

The hotel's 28 guestrooms have satellite TV, direct-dial phones, and coffee/tea makers. The bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers. Dinner can be obtained in the hotel restaurant (payable direct).

Day 2: Loch Ness to Glen Coe, Stirling and Glasgow

After a delicious Scottish breakfast (included in your tour price) you will have time to explore Loch Ness. You could train binoculars on the water surface to see if any monsters are about, or take a boat trip over to Urquhart Castle (payable direct) or visit the excellent Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition (also payable direct).

Leaving Loch Ness at about 1030h (10:30am) you will then travel south and take in the majestic sweep of the Great Glen and the stunning heights of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Then visit Glen Coe and feel the past come to life as your guide tells you about the appalling massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

The route home takes you past the beautiful city of Stirling and you'll be able to see its splendid castle and learn more about the exploits of William Wallace, the Scottish hero brought to life in Mel Gibson’s film ‘Braveheart’.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at the starting point.

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Reviews

Had a great time on our trip made all the more interesting by our driver James. His knowledge of the area we covered was second to none. Learned so much about your country in... Anne + Kayla

Had a great time on our trip. Thanks very much to James, our driver for all his input into making this a most interesting trip. Told us such a lot about our journey. Thank... Kevin + Sherry

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Duration

2 days, 1 night

Start time

Start time: 0945h (09:45am)
Duration: 2 days, 1 night

Meeting point

Please make your way to 266 George Street, Glasgow ( between North Frederick Street and John Street).
Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes earlier for pre departure briefing.

Ending point

11 George Square, Glasgow

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Inclusions

  • 1 night’s accommodation
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Breakfast on the second day

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunches and dinner
  • Loch Ness cruise (approx £11.00)
  • Entrance to Culloden (approx £10)
  • Entry to Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition (approx £6.50)

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable shoes and bring an overnight bag and a change of clothing. Don’t forget to bring the camera/video-cam to record your Highland journey. If you have binoculars you might like to bring them along as well

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
The boat cruise on Loch Ness and the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition are optional extras that may be subject to seasonal availability.
Luggage with a size of 55x40x20 centimeters is permitted for the overnight tour. Larger items will be accept subject to space available. (Applicable from 1st of November 2014)
Children Below 3 years of age are not allowed on this tour
Please bring the age proof of child

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Additional info

  • There are left luggage facilities at Waverley Train Station and Edinburgh Bus Station. In Glasgow there are facilities at Queen Street.
  • Train Station and Buchanan Street Bus Station. In Inverness there are facilities at Inverness Train Station and also at Farraline Park Bus Station.
  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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