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Loch Ness and Glencoe

2 day example tour

Visit the most iconic locations, deep within the Scottish highlands - Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Glencoe, Loch Ness and more.

What's Included?

Private transfer

Travel in the luxury and comfort of our Land Rover Discovery 4x4 dedicated solely to you for the duration of your trip

Experienced Scottish guide by your side

Discover Scotland with an experienced Scottish guide by your side

Customizable

All itineraries can be modified to meet your needs

Overview

This fantastic tour takes you deep into the magical Scottish Highlands, traveling through breath-taking glens below towering mountain ranges. You will have plenty of time to search for the Loch Ness monster Nessie as we travel along the shores of this mysterious loch. This tour allows you to see so much of Scotland when your time is limited.

Our passion is to ensure you have the trip of a life time, where you will learn of the history and culture of Scotland. Hear the myths and stories of mighty clashes of highland clans from centuries gone by.

Highlights

Visit one of Scotland’s best preserved Victorian Towns

Your journey will start from the very moment we meet and greet you at the airport or your hotel. We start your highland adventure with a drive north over the River Forth, where you can admire the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, then on to Pitlochry, which is a beautiful Victorian town in the heart of Scotland. You can include a tour of the smallest traditional whisky distillery in Scotland, Edradour, which dates back to 1825.

Walk the Fields of the Last Battle on British Soil

Respectfully wander around and learn the history of the last battle to be fought on British soil. In April 1746 the Battle of Culloden took place between the Jacobite army, lead by the Young Pretender to the throne, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the British Government troops, led by the Duke of Cumberland. What took place was a gruesome hand to hand battle that left up to 2,000 dead in under an hour. This historic event caused large scale emigration from the highlands of Scotland.

4,000-Year-Old Burial Cairns

Travel back in time to the bronze age and absorb the mystery and history of Clava Cairns, bronze age burial chambers. The inspiration for Diana Gabaldons popular Outlander novel, Clava Cairns is beautiful any time of the year, but are naturally enhanced during the Fall, when the ancient beech trees have turned to shades of gold, copper and bronze. Or on a clear Winter day, as the sun begins to set.

Capital of the Highlands

Overnight in the vibrant city Inverness, the Capital and cross-roads of the Highlands, sitting at the head of Loch Ness.

Nessie Hunting and Loch Side Castle

Keep a keen eye out for Nessie our monster as you travel alongside Loch Ness. She is known to break the surface twice a day. Usually 10 minutes before you arrive and again 10 minutes after you leave.

Explore the ancient ruins of Urquart Castle, which commands magnificent views over the Loch.

The Great Glen

Next, picture yourself travelling down the moody, brooding Great Glen, with plenty of photographic opportunity and time to stop and absorb the dramatic atmosphere. Onwards through dramatic mountain scenery, but you just need to see it for yourself

Glencoe on your Epic Tour

Today we will travel through the Weeping Glen, Glencoe and learn of its bloody past. Travelling past the most important castle in Scotland’s history, Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. On the way back to Edinburgh we will stop to see the Kelpies. These magnificent 30-meter-high horses head sculptures, which celebrate the industrial heritage of the area.

It is now time to say our farewells as I return you, relaxed and refreshed, to Edinburgh.