Multi-day trip

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

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12 reviews

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

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

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
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From US$ 120.49 per person

Likely to sell out

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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles
  • Do some Nessie hunting at Loch Ness, visiting the pretty town of Fort Augustus
  • Visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct, also known as the "Harry Potter Bridge"
  • Stay overnight in Fort William, a seaside town at the foot of Ben Nevis
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
  • Transportation by modern bus
  • Live commentary
  • Driver-guide
  • Accommodation (depending on option selected)
  • Food and Drink
  • Tickets for optional extras and attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

Meet at 19 Killermont Street outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, 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

4.3 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The two days flew by, I was fine. We may have spent a little too much time traveling but that's okay. Positive experience, I recommend it.

May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022

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

Product ID: 164820