Timberbush Tours - Loch Ness, Inverness & the Highlands (2 days)

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Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2ND

    Loch Ness, Inverness & the Highlands (2 days) Savour the delights of Highland history and stunning landscape with an experienced guide, enjoy two full days’ touring and an overnight stay in the Highland capital, Inverness.


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


    Highlights:

    -  Stirling & Doune Castles -  Rannoch Moor
    -  Ben Nevis -  Clava Cairns
    -  Tomatin Distillery option -  Ruthven Barracks
    -  The Hermitage -  Black Mount
    -  Glencoe -  Fort William


    Tour Includes:

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

    *  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

    *  Optional extras: Tomatin Distillery, Loch Garten Osprey Centre


    Itinerary:

    Day 1
    If departing from Edinburgh, we'll head north-west, via Stirling, where we'll stop for photos of its magnificent Castle then after a stop at Kilmahog we'll travel past Doune, Callander and through the Trossachs climbing up via Crianlarich, into the Highlands. If departing from Glasgow, first we head west, making a stop at the 'Bonny, Bonny Banks' of Loch Lomond and the pretty conservation village of Luss before moving up via Tyndrum.

    Both departures follow the scenic routes into the Highlands where we descend into the desolate expanse of Rannoch Moor, passing the Black Mount, to the valley of Glencoe - infamous for its bloody massacre of the MacDonalds in 1692 - where we can enjoy a leisurely walk. We continue north towards the Highland town of Fort William, nestling in the shadow of Scotland's tallest mountain, Ben Nevis. After lunch in the Fort William area, our final destination is Inverness, capital of the Highlands, where we'll arrive early evening.

    Day 2
    Enjoy a flexible itinerary today with your guide. We may choose to visit the fascinating Culloden Battlefield, where the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie were defeated by the Duke of Cumberland, then returning to the A9 road, on the south edge of the moor we'll see the ancient stones of the Neolithic Clava Clairns, before the opportunity for a visit and whisky tasting at Tomatin Distillery.
     
    After a lunch stop in the ski resort area of Aviemore we'll move south to get a glimpse of the ospreys at the Loch Garten Osprey Centre# or visit the old military garrison of Ruthven Barracks, built by General Wade. At the Highland Folk Museum in Kingussie we can see examples of domestic and agricultural Highland life. We'll start our return journey via Perthshire, stopping at the pretty woodland of The Hermitage for a forest walk, glimpsing the 18th 'folly' of Ossian’s Hall before crossing the Forth back to Edinburgh.
       

    #Subject to seasonal opening time


    Additional Information:

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

    Thereafetr 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 Monday & Thursday
    1 Nov 2014 - 26 Mar 2015
    Departs from Glasgow 10.15am Monday & Thursday
    1 Nov 2014 - 26 Mar 2015
    Departs from Edinburgh 9am Monday & Thursday
    1 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
    Departs from Glasgow 10.15am Monday & Thursday
    1 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

    Edinburgh Departures: Temporary departure point of 521-523 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PE. Thereafter 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 four beds upwards (all accommodation subject to availability)

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

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