Loch Ness & Inverness Explorer

2 DAYS

Trip Info


Adult
from$229
Concession
from$219

New for 2021, dates released summer 2020. For more information, contact info@highlandexplorertours.com.

Join us on this ultimate weekend trip to the Scottish Highlands! Spend two action-packed days exploring the scenic heart of Scotland; expect mountains, rivers, ruined castles and famous movie sets. Experience the eerie and atmospheric Glencoe, before some monster spotting on the famous Loch Ness. Spent the night in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, and visit Culloden Battlefield to learn about the fall of the Jacobites. Visit the pretty cathedral town of Dunkeld, before arriving back into Edinburgh.

Highlights

  • Glencoe
  • Loch Ness
  • Highland Capital Inverness
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Cairngorms National Park
  • Dunkeld village and cathedral

Inclusions

  • Local Scottish Guide
  • 1 night B&B Accommodation 
  • Dunkeld Cathedral
  • Souvenir map
  • Audio Guides available

Explore More

  • Culloden Battlefield 
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Itinerary


DAY 1: Edinburgh to Inverness

We depart Edinburgh at 08.30am and travel north to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn, famously won by ‘Outlaw King’ Robert the Bruce. Listen to tales of the heroic William Wallace as we pass Stirling Castle, and look out for Doune Castle; used in the filming of Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Outlander and Game of Thrones. Experience Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most dramatic landscapes, and try to catch a glimpse of Ben Nevis as we drive through Fort William. Listen to the legends of the Loch Ness monster, on our visit to the loch, before continuing onto Inverness; where we will be spending the night. Enjoy free time in the Capital of the Highlands; walk along the River Ness or up to Inverness Castle for views of the city and discover some live music in the local bars.

DAY 2: Inverness to Edinburgh

After a leisurely start, we leave Inverness mid-morning, and visit Culloden Battlefield, where many Highland Clans fought alongside Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1746. The events on that day changed the history of Scotland forever, and inspired the Outlander story. We then take a scenic journey through the Cairngorms National Park to the Scottish Lowlands, to visit the charming town of Dunkeld in Perthshire. Explore the beautiful partially ruined cathedral which overlooks the River Tay. Venture inside to read about the cathedral’s history spanning hundreds of years, and look out for the cursed effigy of the ‘Wolf of Badenoch’. On the final leg of the journey, you will see the three iconic bridges over the Firth of Forth, before returning to Edinburgh.

 

EXPLORE MORE

Culloden Visitor Centre (optional, pay locally)

On 16th April 1746, Culloden was the site of the last pitched battle fought on the British mainland. Through an interpretive exhibition and a visit to the battlefield itself, you can learn why this hour-long conflict changed Highland life and world history forever. With an ongoing archaeological research and fresh historical interpretations, the story is far from over… More recently, the popular TV series Outlander has used the years prior to the Battle of Culloden as a backdrop to the story of Jamie and Claire.

Tour Map

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Mon
Tue
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Sun

Available
Full

Limited Seats

Departure


Highland Explorer Tours Office

60 High Street (The Royal Mile)
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1TB

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Departure Time

Please check in at 08.15am for tour departure at 08.30am

Return Time

Tour returns at 05.30pm.

Accommodation


Accommodation Included

We book your accommodation and drop you off at the door to your 3* Bed & Breakfast (B&B) / Guest House.

In most cases you are staying with a family who let out rooms in their home to visitors. B&B's are renowned for being warm and friendly and many people feel that they offer a more authentic way to experience Scotland. These are generally located within one mile of the centre of town, although during peak season, this distance may be slightly further. Most offer a traditional Scottish cooked breakfast.

ROOM TYPES

Twin Room
One room with two separate beds suitable for one adult in each bed.

Double Room
One room with one bed suitable for two adults.

Family 3
One room with two separate beds. One bed suitable for two adults and one bed suitable for one adult/child.

Single
One room with one bed suitable for one adult.

Accessibility and Facilities

For more information, see our Accessibility Statement.

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