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On the shores of Loch Ness and Highlands Experience Tour from Edinburgh

Tour ID: 1098
Tour Theme: Small Group Sightseeing Tours (Multi-days)
This tour starts from: Edinburgh
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
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Operated by: Highland Experience
 

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Tour Description:

Loch Ness 2 Day TourLoch Ness, Inverness and the Highlands

The Highland Experience: two days of fun and adventure that will allow you to immerse yourself in the best that the North of Scotland has to offer. You'll see world-famous lochs and imposing mountains, and, if you're like most of our guests, you'll find yourself falling in love with the Scottish Highlands.

This tour will take you through a landscape rich in history, myth and legend - among the sites you'll see will be Culloden, last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces. Loch Ness 2 Day TourYou'll also be able to walk through Glen Coe, where the MacDonalds were massacred, and experience the rugged beauty of Braveheart country. At each stop our guides will be there to bring the history of Scotland alive for you.

You'll be travelling through some of the best scenery in Scotland - from the dizzying heights of the Drumochter Pass to the stunning peaks of the Cairngorms National Park; from the majestic sweep of the Great Glen to the towering heights of Ben Nevis (Britain's highest mountain). As we head toward Inverness there will be ample time to get out and breathe in the Highland air, stretch your legs and try some hearty Highland fare.

Loch Ness 2 Day TourThe night stop is in Drumnadrochit, a beautiful and welcoming village on the shores of Loch Ness. This means that in the morning, after a delicious Scottish breakfast, you'll be able to really explore this beautiful loch. Why not take a boat tour over to Urquhart Castle* (with the best story-teller on the water), visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition*, or just monster hunt from the shore?

By the end of the tour, whether you've seen Nessie or not, you can be certain that you'll have had a real adventure - and a real Highland Experience.  On the way back to Edinburgh we will stop at a whisky distillery in the town of Pitlcochry for a tour and tasting.

 

A Real Highland Experience Tour of Scotland!!!


Day by Day Itinerary:

Loch Ness 2 Day Tour from EdinburghDay 1
Head into the Highlands...
Leaving the capital behind us we travel to join with our fellow travellers from Glasow.

Experience the Great Glen, Ben Nevis and Glen Coe…
As you travel north visit Glen Coe and feel the past come to life as our guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the MacDonald clan. Then take in the majestic sweep of the Great Glen and the stunning heights of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Drive along Loch Ness sleep by the shores of its beautiful and tranquil shores.The first day ends at a beautiful welcoming village on the banks of Loch Ness.

Sleep by the Shores of Loch Ness...
The first day ends at Drumnadrochit, a beautiful welcoming village on the banks of Loch Ness.

Day 2
Go Monster Hunting...
After a delicious Scottish breakfast, explore the loch. Why not take a boat tour over to Urquhart Castle*, visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition*, or just monster hunt from the shore?
Experience the Great Glen, Ben Nevis and Glen Coe...

Homeward Bound…
We then drive through Inverness to visit Culloden*, last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces. Then you’ll pass the stunning Cairngorm mountains, stopping en-route to visit a distillery* and discover just how whisky is produced, then you will be able to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before arriving back in Edinburgh.


Prices, Dates & What's Included:

2017 Departs: 08:30 | Returns: 18:30 approx
2018 Departs: 08:30 | Returns: 19:00 approx

Departure Point: Caffe Nero, 1 Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE

Departs:
Departures Sat year round,
Tue & Thur 10th Apr - 14th Sep
Additional Departures Subject to minimum numbers. Tue & Thu year round

Prices Per Person (including accommodation)

B&B Double/Twin Room Price From £120 to £150 (GBP)
B&B Single Room Price £140 to £170 (GBP)

Superior B&B Double/Twin Room Price From £155 to £185 (GBP)
Superior B&B Single Room Price £175 to £205 (GBP)

Hotel Double/Twin Room Price From £170 to £200 (GBP)
Hotel Single Room Price £190 to £220 (GBP)

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**children under 3 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes
** Superior B&B and Hotel options guaranteed en-suite bathrooms


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Sorry this tour does not accept children age 3 and under

The tour price includes...
- the services of a highly qualified driver guide that are passionate about Scotland eager to show off this beautiful country
- 3 Star Accommodation based on the type that you select
- Breakfast is only included with B&B and Hotel (Hostel does not include breakfast)

Not included...
- Lunch, Dinner, snacks, coffee or tea during duration of tour (there will be plenty of stops along the way, the guide will reccomend restaurants, cafe, shops, etc...)
- Admission to the monuments
- Transfer to the departure point from place of accommodation or airport in Edinburgh

The type of vehicle employed on our tours varies depending on the number of passengers travelling on a particular departure. Generally tours are operated by 16 or 19 seat minibuses and 29 & 33 seat luxury mini-coaches. All vehicles are modern and specially built for comfortable touring. All vehicles have either forced-air ventilation or air-conditioning plus large panoramic windows to ensure the very best views. ABS, secondary breaking systems and a host of other safety features will ensure a safe trip.

Luggage Limit is Size: 55x40x20cm, Weight: 12kg
Whilst we are fully aware that guests may have larger items we will only be able to accept larger items subject to space available. Guests should check with their overnight accommodation provider who may be able to store luggage till their return. Alternatively 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.

Notes...
- pick up from Edinburgh, drop off in Glasgow, or vise versa is possible. Just let us know at the time of booking in the comments section.
- there is not discount for child staying in room with adult
- it is advised to bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes, a jumper in case of chilly weather, and rain jacket/umbrella in case it rains. Weather in Scotland can be unpredictable, especially in the highlands, so it is wise to come prepared
- don't forget your camera and a smile!!

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS FOR SCHEDULED TOURS
When a passenger wishes to make a cancellation of a multi day tour the following charges apply:
- Within 7 days of the tour departure, no refund will be given.
- 7-14 days before the tour departure, a 50% refund of the tour price will be given.
- 14 days or more before the tour departure, a 90% refund of the tour price will be given.

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