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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
From US$159.58
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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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Great tour of the Highlands!

Our tour guide Sergio made this 2 day trip of the Highlands unforgettable. There were many stops along the way for photos, and lots of anecdotes about the area and the history. Very enjoyable. Sergio also made time to get to know all the passengers...More

1  Thank krism620303
Reviewed 4 days ago
Highly recommend!!!

Our guide was Garry "the legend". He was great! Very personable, historical facts and stories and current day facts. It is hard to single out what I liked best. Battle of Cullden, Lock New/Urquhart Castle ruins, Dunkeled Chapel/River Tay, Jacobite Train/viaduct seen in Harry Potter/...More

Thank nature1481
Reviewed 1 week ago
Had an AMAZING time!

Spent the last 2 days with Serjo in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. The tour was fabulous, Serjo was very knowledgeable and a bit entertaining. When I come back to Scotland I will absolutely take another Highland Experience Tour.

1  Thank Melinda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Perfect 2-day Highlands Tour

I highly recommend this 2-day Highlands and Loch Ness tour. If you are short on time or visiting for a few days definitely consider this tour. Sir-Joe was our driver and he was wonderful. He kept us engaged, and entertained. He is a great story...More

1  Thank SRluv2travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Our 2-Day trip to the Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

Our 2-Day trip to the Highlands provided some beautiful sights and experiences. Jessica was our guide, and she was very entertaining with many stories involving the history of the Highlands. She was always warm and friendly and wanted to help everyone on the tour as...More

2  Thank Craig J
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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!
naincy k
10 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