This tour of Scotland provides you the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate in the majesty of the Celtic wilderness.
2 Days / 1 Night
The tour departs from 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at Waverley Bridge in Edinburgh
You will be picked up and taken to the tour destinations in an air conditioned Mercedes minibus. Depart Edinburgh and head west towards Stirling, passing Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Also, pass Doune Castle (set of Monty Python's "Holy Grail") before stopping in the small town of Callander for refreshment. Cross over the fault line into the magnificent Highlands and admire the splendour of Loch Luibnaig, Loch Earn, Glen Ogle and Glen Dochart. Travel north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor and reach Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a great massacre in 1692 where many of the Clan Macdonald were slaughtered. Stop in this imposing mountain pass and take a walk to enjoy the spectacular views. Continue north and up the Great Glen to the mysterious beauty of Loch Ness, travelling the whole 23 miles of the famous Loch. You have plenty of time to try and spot Nessie. Arrive at Inverness at approx 7:30pm. The evening is free for you to explore the capital of the Highlands at leisure. Spend the night in Dalmore Guest House (B&B).Dalmore Guest House is a Victorian terraced villa with a warm and welcoming ambience and all basic amenities.
After a pick up from your accommodation in Inverness, head west towards the glorious Glen Affric. This is a stunning area where the River Affric flows down through a dramatic gorge, surrounded on all sides by the beautiful Caledonian pine forest. One of the only remaining areas of Caledonian pine in Scotland, this has now been made into a nature reserve. Spend some time here and enjoy a walk through the forest, alongside the River Affric. From Glen Affric, drive towards the east to Drumnadrochit. Stop here for taking photos of the Urquhart Castle with its mighty ruins overlooking Loch Ness. Spend the 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. Travel south towards Loch Laggan and into the Cairngorms National Park, a mountainous area of wild land, forests lochs and glens. Continue south past Blair Castle, stopping in the lovely town of Pitlochry before returning to Edinburgh, past Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge. You will reach Edinburgh around 7:30pm. The tour ends at Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Discount rate applies to children aged 5-15yrs, based on 2 children sharing a room with parents in a twin room.
Rooms are available on Single or Twin Sharing basis for 1 or 2 people. Bookings for 2 people (or multiples of 2) will be allocated double/twin rooms. Should you have 1, 3 or 5 people in your party you will also be allocated a single room. Should you wish for a different room combination please call us for help with the booking. Please pay additional amount for single room booking at the time of check-in.
Travel light: You are only allowed to carry 14 kgs of luggage on this tour. A carry-on bag plus a small bag is preferable as advised by the local authorities.
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