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) Enjoy two days in the North West Highlands; experience a dramatic landscape rich in history & natural beauty & enjoy an overnight stay in the Highland town of Fort William.

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

    Highlights:

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

     
     Tour Includes:

    *  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 your very own customer log-in


    Tour Excludes:
     

    *  Accommodation

    *  All meals & drinks

    *  Admissions to visitor attractions and/or cruises



    Itinerary:

    Day 1

    From Edinburgh we head west to collect our Glasgow passengers, then travel past Stirling, catching a glimpse of its majestic Castle. We visit the Wallace Monument, a towering stone testimonial to the Scottish legend William Wallace, which contains his 5ft 6in (1.7m) tall sword. Next we continue on, passing medival Doune Castle, location for the film, 'Monty Python & the Holy Grail.'

    After lunch, we journey north via Tyndrum across the atmospheric Rannoch Moor, travelling on to Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan, for a brief walk and photos. We then continue to the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, for a photo opportunity (Apr-Oct). Our final stop is the Highland town of Fort William, where we check into our accommodation.


    Day 2

    After breakfast, we head north into the Great Glen, a geographical fault line characterised by a chain of impressive lochs, including Loch Ness. We enjoy a photo stop at Loch Garry before arriving at one of the most iconic castles in Scotland; Eilean Donan, to explore the Castle and its beautiful setting.

    Our journey continues with a stop for lunch and views of Loch Ness in the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus. After lunch we start our return journey, enjoying a photo stop to admire Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain at 1344 metres.

    Then we travel via The Hermitage, stopping for a gentle forest walk in idyllic Scottish woodland before crossing the Forth Road Bridge back to Edinburgh.


    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.

    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
    Type
    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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