From Glasgow: 2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & Highlands Tour

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From Glasgow: 2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & Highlands Tour

From $118.87 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 days
Starting time 10:15 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles
  • Stop at Loch Ness to go Nessie-hunting
  • Take in the beautiful Scottish Highlands
  • Visit Glenfinnan Viaduct, the filming location of the Harry Potter Train (Summer Only)
Full description
Day 1 This tour begins in Edinburgh and heads west to collect the Glasgow passengers. Journey via Stirling, catching a glimpse of its majestic Castle. Visit the Wallace Monument, the towering stone testimonial to the Scottish legend William Wallace. Afterwards pass Doune Castle, location for the film, Monty Python & The Holy Grail. After lunch, time permitting, a brief stop at Rob Roy’s Grave and then onwards to the pretty village of Killin for photos. The journey continues north via Tyndrum across the atmospheric Rannoch Moor. Next stop is Glencoe, a site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan, for a brief walk and photos. Continue to the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, yet another photo opportunity (Apr-Oct). The final stop for the first day is the Highland town of Fort William, where you can check into your chosen accommodation. Day 2 Day 2 begins by going north into the Great Glen, a geographical fault line characterised by a chain of impressive lochs, including Loch Ness. Enjoy a photo stop at Glen Garry, before arriving at one of the most iconic castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle (interior closed in winter) to explore the castle and its beautiful setting. The journey continues with a stop for lunch and views of Loch Ness in the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus. After lunch begins the return journey, enjoying a photo stop to admire Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, at 1,344 meters. Travel via The Hermitage, stopping for a gentle forest walk in idyllic Scottish woodland, before crossing the Forth Bridges, back to Edinburgh where you will be dropped off outside Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. Passengers that began the tour in Glasgow will be provided with a free train ticket to return to Glasgow. 
Includes
  • Driver-Guide
  • Travel in a modern air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation (depending on option selected)
  • Meals
  • Attraction entry fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

The meeting point is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Depending on your option selected, your accommodation may not be included in the tour price but, upon booking, the local operator will contact you to confirm your preference. One night accommodation roughly costs:
  • Youth Hostel: £18 to £25 per person
  • B&B: £40 to £65 per person
  • Hotel: £75+ per person
  • Multi-day tours require a minimum of 6 passengers to run.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Many thanks to Marty, who got us in the right mood with his charisma and the appropriate music and brought us closer to his country with its history.

October 19, 2019

Sites were great. Travelers need to pay all entrance fees and meals. Coach was extremely warm and kind of cramped. Driver was informative and funny. Good trip but wouldn't do another bus tour.

July 12, 2019

Stuart was a lovely tour guide, seen beautiful places and learned lots

June 22, 2019

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