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.
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- Wallace Monument
- Doune Castle
- Rannoch Moor
- Fort William
- Ben Nevis
- Five Sisters of Kintail
- Eilean Donan Castle
- Loch Ness
- Spean Bridge
- Loch Laggan
* 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
* All meals & drinks
* Admissions to visitor attractions and/or cruises
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.
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
Edinburgh Departure: Temporary Departure Point until January 2014 is outside the green Ensign Ewart pub at 521 - 523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE - 9.00am.
After January 2014 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.
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