Timberbush Tours - Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & the North West Highlands Tour (2 days)

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Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2ND

    Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & the North West highlands (2 days) Take in dramatic mountain views, wild history and a visit to the captivating Eilean Donan Castle as well as the chance to visit a whisky distillery and see Loch Ness.

    To book call 0131 226 6066 or email tours@timberbushtours.com

    Highlights:

    -  Stirling -  Wallace Monument
    -  Doune Castle -  Rannoch Moor
    -  Glencoe -  Fort William
    -  Ben Nevis -  Five Sisters of Kintail
    -  Eilean Donan Castle -  Loch Ness
    -  Spean Bridge -  Loch Laggan

     
     Tour Includes:

    *  One night’s accommodation (B&B or hostel, depending on which package you choose - see below)

    *  Transportation in contemporary, air-conditioned Mercedes coach

    *  Services of an experienced, professional driver-guide

    *  Two full days touring

    *  Free miniature of Famous Grouse whisky per adult booking

    *  Free online access to discounts and offers on other tours and visitor attractions with our Pocket Pass


    Tour Excludes:

    *  All meals & drinks

    *  Admissions to visitor attractions and/or cruises



    Itinerary:

    Day 1
    From Edinburgh or from Glasgow we head first to Stirling, looking out for its famous Castle standing majestically above the town. We can visit the Wallace Monument, and afterwards, Doune Castle, location for the film Monty Python & the Holy Grail.  Our lunch stop will be Kilmahog, then time permitting, we’ll make a visit to Rob Roy’s grave at Balquidder before we climb via Tyndrum up to Bridge of Orchy.  We can enjoy a walk in the famous valley of Glencoe, scene of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan then we’ll travel towards Fort William, nestling in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain at 1343 metres.

    Below the mountain we’ll see the green and beautiful Glen Nevis, location for movies including 'Braveheart' and 'Rob Roy'. We’ll arrive in Fort William early evening.

    Day 2
    Today we head north into the Great Glen, a geographical fault line characterised by a chain of lochs, including Loch Ness. We’ll drive west towards the mountain peaks of Knoydart, and take a narrow pass through Kintail, travelling by the famous 'Five Sisters' mountains and then on to the stunning Eilean Donan Castle for a visit. We move on to the pretty town of Fort Augustus with its impressive flight of locks and then turn off at Spean Bridge, across country to Loch Laggan and the 900-foot Laggan Dam. Our journey south will take us via Dalwhinnie, where Loch Ericht meets Glen Truim, and finally via Perthshire, possibly with time for a woodland walk at the Hermitage, near Dunkeld, with an evening refreshment stop before returning to Edinburgh via the Forth.

    Optional extra: Eilean Donan Castle



    Additional Information:

    Edinburgh Departure: Temporary Departure Point - outside the green Ensign Ewart pub at 521 - 523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE - 9.00am.

    Thereafter Edinburgh Departure Point reverts to 555 Castlehill, the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2ND - 9.00am

    Glasgow Departure: 11 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DY - 10.15am

    Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled departure time to check in for tour

    The exact itinerary of this tour will vary slightly depending on whether the coach is departing directly from Edinburgh or is travelling via Glasgow to collect passengers.

    In order to limit the environmental impact from our extended tours, our  tours pick up passengers in Edinburgh first and then pick up in Glasgow. On the return journey the coach returns to Edinburgh only. Our passengers returning to Glasgow are provided with a free Edinburgh - Glasgow rail ticket for this part of the return journey by train. Passengers are dropped at Waverley Rail Station for the return journey to Glasgow. Please bear this in mind when making any onward travel connections you may have after your tour with us.

    Timberbush Tours Booking Terms & Conditions

    Please refer to Timberbush Tours booking Terms & Conditions
     

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Departs from Edinburgh 9am Wednesdays & Saturdays
    1 Nov 2014 - 26 Mar 2015
    Departs from Glasgow 10.15am Wednesdays & Saturdays
    1 Nov 2014 - 26 Mar 2015
    Departs from Edinburgh 9am Wednesdays & Saturdays
    1 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
    Departs from Glasgow 10.15am Wednesdays & Saturdays
    1 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

    Edinburgh Departures: Temporary departure point of 521-523 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PE. After which it will revert to Timberbush shop at 555 Castlehill, at the entrance to Edinburgh Castle, at the top of the Royal Mile
    Glasgow Departures: at 11 George Square

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    High Season Adult Edinburgh / Glasgow Departure £84.00 per ticket
    High Season Concession Edinburgh / Glasgow Departure £80.00 per ticket
    Low Season Adult Edinburgh / Glasgow Departure £74.00 per ticket
    Low Season Concession Edinburgh / Glasgow Departure £74.00 per ticket

    *Children must be over five years old
    Low Season commences 1st November 2014 - 26th March 2015. Excluding 21st December 2014 - 4th January 2015.
    Accommodation is not included in the price of the tour.
    Ensuite B&B accommodation in a single, twin, double or family room in a three to four-star bed & breakfast.
    Hostel Accommodation in shared single-sex (on request) or mixed dormitory of varying room-sizes from 4 beds upwards (all accommodation subject to availability)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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