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From Edinburgh: 2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & Highlands

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Tours Culture & history Activities Harry Potter tours Reseller exclusions Eco Certified Nature & adventure Multi-day tours

Enjoy two days in the North West Highlands; experience a dramatic, beautiful landscape rich in history and stay overnight in the Highland town of Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis.

Highlights

  • See Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles
  • Try and spot Nessie on mysterious Loch Ness
  • Enjoy a night in Fort William, a beautiful seaside town at the foot of Ben Nevis
  • See the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the famous bridge the Hogwarts Express passes over

Description

This tour departs from Edinburgh day 1, first heading west to collect Glasgow passengers. Journey via Stirling, catching a glimpse of its majestic Castle. Visit the Wallace Monument, the towering stone testimonial to the Scottish legend William Wallace. Afterwards pass Doune Castle, location for the film, Monty Python & The Holy Grail. After lunch, time permitting, a brief stop at Rob Roy’s Grave and then onwards to the pretty village of Killin for photos. The journey continues north via Tyndrum across the atmospheric Rannoch Moor. Next stop is Glencoe, a site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan, for a brief walk and photos. Continue to the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, yet another photo opportunity (Apr-Oct). The final stop for the first day is the Highland town of Fort William, where you can check into your chosen accommodation. Day 2 begins by going north into the Great Glen, a geographical fault line characterised by a chain of impressive lochs, including Loch Ness. Enjoy a photo stop at Glen Garry, before arriving at one of the most iconic castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle (interior closed in winter) to explore the castle and its beautiful setting. The journey continues with a stop for lunch and views of Loch Ness in the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus. After lunch begins the return journey, enjoying a photo stop to admire Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, at 1,344 meters. Travel via The Hermitage, stopping for a gentle forest walk in idyllic Scottish woodland, before crossing the Forth Bridges, back to Edinburgh where your tour will end. 

Includes

Accommodation (if option selected) Travel on a modern, comfortable coach. Live commentary from your expert driver-guide.

Important Information

  • You can choose to book your own accommodation, or you can choose between single room and double or twin room accommodation included in the tour price.
  • One night's accommodation roughly costs £20 to £28 per person in a youth hostel, £45 to £70 per person in a B&B, and over £75 per person in a hotel.
  • Tours require a minimum of 6 passengers to run

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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