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Single £ 145.00
Twin  £ 135.00

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Single £ 175.00
Twin £ 165.00

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Child fare: 75% of the adult rate
Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 12 inclusive on the basis
that they stay in a room with 2 adults.

We regret that children under the age of 3 are not carried on this tour

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Guest House: £135-£160
Hotel: £165-£190

Tour Type: Small Group Tour


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Check In: 08:15
Departs: 08:30
Returns: 19:00

From: 1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE

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What's included

• 1 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
• Full Scottish breakfast (day 2)
• Live commentary in English.
• Excursions as detailed in itinerary
• Transportation by air-conditioned minicoach
• Services of a tour host
• Service charges and taxes

What's NOT included

• Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
• Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
• Gratuity to your tour host

Product Code: HEX00172

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Glimpse of Scotland

from Edinburgh

Tour Highlights: Dunkeld, Picturesque Perthshire, The Hermitage, Cairngorm National Park, Culloden Moor, Inverness, Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit, The Great Glen, Fort william, Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor and Loch Lomond.

This two day tour will let you explore some of Scotland’s most popular sights; go monster spotting by Loch Ness and see some spectacular scenery. This really is essential Scotland!

Day One
Waterfalls and a Bonnie Prince

Departing from Edinburgh and Glasgow we make our way to Bonnie Perthshire, a land of scenic valleys, remote glens, rushing rivers and peaceful lochs. We will make a stop amidst this wonderful scenery when we visit Dunkeld. After time for morning coffee why not visit the attractive cathedral ruins, which sit on the banks of the River Tay?

A short drive will take us to
The Hermitage, one of the most picturesque landscapes in Scotland. Here we have a relaxing walk through spectacularly large Douglas Firs to an amazing folly, Ossian's Hall, that overlooks the pretty Black Linn waterfall.

There are fine views of Blair Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Atholl – the only man allowed to have their own private army, The Atholl Highlanders. Wild mountain vistas surround us as we start our ascent of the Drumochter Pass, the main route into the highlands since the earliest of times.

The
Cairngorm National Parkis an area of stunning natural beauty, as we will discover. As we journey through the Spey Valley the Cairngorm Mountains, which rise to over 4000 feet, provide a striking backdrop.

Desolate
Culloden Moorwas the site of the last battle ever fought on British soil. The Jacobite troops of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the British Army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland clashed here in 1746. The Jacobites were routed in a bloody battle and the aftermath changed Highland life forever. We'll make a stop so that you can discover more about the battle and the dramatic consequences that followed (optional).

A short drive will take us to
Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, and then to our accommodation nestling by the banks of mysterious Loch Ness.
 
Overnight: Drumnadrochit

Day Two
Monsters and Massacres


After a hearty breakfast there's much to enjoy in our Highland sourroundings. Why not visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition to discover the story behind the area's most famous resident or mount your own "Nessie" spotting expedition when you take a sail on the loch to visit nearby Urquhart Castle (optional)?

We travel along the banks of Loch Ness to the attractive village of Fort Augustus. Our drive through the Great Glen provides us with wonderful loch-side views as we travel to Fort William, which sits in the shadow of Ben Nevis.

Brooding Glen Coe is next. The outstanding beauty of this place belies the tragic tale that we'll hear next. Gather round as our guide takes us back to 1692 and tells the story of the Massacre of Glen Coe when Campbell soldiers slaughtered 40 MacDonalds who had been their hosts. This infamous deed remains controversial to this very day.

All too soon Glen Coe is left behind and we travel over remote and barren Rannoch Moor. This unspoilt landscape extends over 50 square miles and is one of the most unspoilt areas in Europe. Our descent of the "Black Mount" provides excellent views over Loch Tulla before we make a stop in the little Highland village of Tyndrum.

The final part of our journey together will take us through Rob Roy McGregor country to the bonnie little village of Strathyre. As we negotiate the Pass of Lenny we move from the Highlands back into the Lowlands. The final part of our journey will take us along the "bonnie, bonnie banks" of Loch Lomond to Glasgow from where we join the motorway for the short journey back to Edinburgh and journey's end.


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