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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$162.20
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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 trip

We took this trip 10 days ago. It was great fun. I and my family thoroughly enjoyed it. Steven B was best. He made it memorable one.

Thank Rahul C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Such fun!

My father and I took the two day Highlands- Lochness tour with Steven B. Great guide, great time! A++

Thank Kristina D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A wonderful experience

Steven B. our tour guide made this holiday. He was funny, knowledgeable and exceptionally friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Amazing views and full of Scotland's wonderful history. The weather was beautiful too. Thank you.

Thank Kathleen I
Reviewed 19 April 2018
Amazing tour that honors the company's name: a breath-taking Highland experience that is definitely worth your money!

I booked the Loch Ness Shore Experience tour, and it is one of the best tours I’ve been on. The people from the Highland Experience are all a very nice and welcoming bunch, they made me feel comfortable since I set foot on the meeting...More

1  Thank Maria L
Ms-ClareD, Manager at Highland Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hi Maria, Thank you for your great review of our Loch Ness Shore Experience tour. We are delighted to hear that Tommy made your tour a very personal and enjoyable experience and he adjusted the tour to suit the typical Scottish weather for you to...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile
A amazing and breathtaking tour which is the money really worth it!

It was an unbelievable tour! I've never seen such a beautiful landscape. I've been on tour with Jamie, the best guide I've ever met. He knows a lot about his country and you can feel how much he loves his job. He made this tour...More

Thank Luisa K
Ms-ClareD, Manager at Highland Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hi Luisa, Thank you for your review of the tour you did with us at Highland Experience. We are glad to know that Jamie provided you with a lot of knowledge about Scotland and that you can see how he is passionate about his job....More

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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
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