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2-Day Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

  • Magnificent views and photo opportunities in the Scottish Highlands
  • Optional activities: Loch Ness cruise, whisky tasting, Culloden Battlefield tour
  • Choice of accommodation to suit all budgets
2-Day Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh
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The lakes, glens, and historic landmarks of the Scottish Highlands are an around three-hour drive from Edinburgh. On this overnight tour, explore further than you could on a day trip and enjoy more time to take photos and admire the region’s natural beauty. Visit Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, and Ben Nevis; discover the legend of Loch Ness, visit the Culloden Battlefield, and tour a whisky distillery (entrance fees not included).
What to Expect
Day 1:
Set out from Edinburgh by air-conditioned bus or coach and, after making a quick stop in Glasgow to pick up the rest of your group, continue into the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Stop at Luss Beach to enjoy views across Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond Mountain, then continue to Loch Tulla, for more magnificent photo opportunities.

Continue north to Glen Coe, where you will have chance to admire the stunning scenery and learn more about the region’s history, including the 17th-century MacDonald Clan Massacre, from your guide. Next, make a stop in nearby 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, where you will be dropped at your accommodation for the evening (depending on tour option selected).

Day 2:
Begin the day by exploring Loch Ness, where you can opt to take a cruise around the lake or tour the lakeside Urquhart Castle (both optional, at own expense). Continue to the notorious Culloden Battlefield (entrance fees not included), then 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 picturesque village in Perth and Kinross, before returning to Edinburgh in the early evening.
Reviews (65)
1 - 5 of 49 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
This company overcharges for the accommodation.

Don't take any multiple day tours from Highland experience, they highly overcharge for the accommodation. I took 2 day Loch Ness tour with accommodation, they overall charged me £489 with B&B accommodation. If I would have booked only the tour without accommodation, the rate for...More

3  Thank Bikramjot
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile
Scottisch taste

Unbelievable tour through the Highlands of Scottland. The tourbus was really confortable and clean. Our busdriver was such a nice person. He explaned us a lot about the scottisch culture and also stories of places we passes by. He let us hear tipical scottisch music...More

Thank Yan97
Reviewed 8 September 2018
Best experience with Sergio!

Sergio was an amazing tour guide! Even though not originally from Scotland, he has lived there for many years and has a wealth of knowledge. He also had a great sense of humor and made an effort to get to know each of us. We...More

1  Thank Megan P
Reviewed 29 August 2018
The highlight was the tour of Urquhart Castle and the boat trip up Loch Ness and the Caledonia Canal

Very good tour with excellent tour Guide....Lizzie...she was so helpful and informative and lots of fun.....stayed at lovely Hotel....The Inch in Fort Augustus......really enjoyed the whole experience....small coach giving us a comfortable intimate atmosphere...we would highly recommend this tour

Thank jshaunty
Reviewed 28 August 2018
Fall in love with Scotland!

Myself Sanket Kubade from India. I booked 2 days tour from Glasgow from 25th Aug 2018. Got enough time to explore most of the places. The mini coach was quite comfortable. 70+ year old driver Tom is enthusiastic person with good knowledge of surroundings. Recommending...More

Thank sanket k
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21 June 2018|
Response from jshaunty | Reviewed this property |
Due back in Edinburgh just before 700pm
21 June 2018|
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Response from Natalie S | Reviewed this property |
It’s a lot of driving so if they like long car rides then yes!
9 April 2018|
Response from Mary-Ann M | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be tiring carrying an 18month old for the many stops and walks that are part of the tour. It may be worth checking whether the tour company can hire you a pusher for the trip. You could then carry your child... More