Departing from Edinburgh, take two leisurely days, travel in comfort in a small group and savour the delights of the Highlands with your guide: see rivers, lochs and mountains, and experience plenty of rich Highland history - with an overnight stay in the Highland capital of Inverness.
From Edinburgh we head west to pick up our Glasgow passengers*, first stopping at the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the 'Bonny Bonny Banks' of Loch Lomond. We descend into the dramatic expanse of Rannoch Moor, passing the Black Mount, to dramatic Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Here we pause for a leisurely walk to soak in the atmosphere of this haunting glen, before continuing north towards Fort William and Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.
After lunch in the Fort William area, we trace the 24 mile shoreline of Loch Ness, passing Urquhart Castle, then on to Inverness, capital of the Highlands, where we arrive early evening.
Enjoy a flexible itinerary today - you may choose to visit the fascinating Culloden Battlefield, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites were defeated by the Duke of Cumberland, and glimpse the ancient stones of the Neolithic Clava Cairns, before the opportunity for a visit and whisky tasting at Tomatin Distillery.
After a lunch stop in the ski resort area of Aviemore we move south for a visit to the old military garrison of Ruthven Barracks, built by General Wade. We continue our return journey via The Hermitage, stopping for a gentle forest walk in idyllic Scottish woodland, before we cross the Forth Bridges, back to Edinburgh.
If continuing to Glasgow, your guide will take you to Edinburgh Waverley railway station for the 50-minute journey by train, courtesy of Timberbush Tours.
Overnight stay in Inverness
Our tour price does not include accommodation but we reserve it for you. Approximate costs are per person per night: Youth Hostel: £17-£19, Bed & Breakfast: £32-£48, Hotel: £60+. Single supplement may apply. Please be advised, most accommodation providers only accept cash payments, and will not accept debit/credit cards as methods of payment.
PLEASE NOTE: Luggage is restricted to one piece per person. *On tours where the coach has no pick ups from Glasgow, the route on Day 1 will travel via Stirling.
Crianlarich, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Tomatin Distillery, Ruthven Barracks, The Hermitage, The Forth Bridges.
Culloden Battlefield, Tomatin Distillery.