Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907


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Glimpse of Scotland
See, Visit & Explore: Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, The Great Glen, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Inverness, Culloden Moor, Cairngorm National Park, Malt Whisky Distillery and Dunkeld.

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2 day tour from £125

Saturdays
Tuesdays and Thursdays


Except 24, 26, 31 December & 02 January

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from 125 per person
Children - from 94 per child
Single Room - from 145 per person

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from 175 per person
Children from 131 per child
Single room from 195 per person

Accommodation information

Notes

Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 15 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.

Seasonal price range
125 - 215
Luggage Allowance: One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)

Tour Summary

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

Day 1: Travel from Edinburgh to see Loch Lomond then cross into the Highlands and marvel at the remote beauty of Rannoch Moor and the majesty of Glen Coe. Tour through the Great Glen to reach the Loch Ness area, where we spend the night.

Day 2: Enjoy a leisurely cruise on Loch Ness before we make our way to Inverness and a stop at emotive Culloden Moor. Travel through the Cairngorm National Park then visit a local Malt Whisky Distillery to learn more about the art of whisky making. Experience the unique atmosphere of Dunkeld before returning to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Tour features:

  • Visit Glen Coe, Loch Ness and Culloden Moor* (*admission fees apply)
  • Overnight accommodation: Fort Augustus/Drumnadrochit
  • Depart from Edinburgh and return to Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Tour duration: 2 days/1 night
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Signature Extended Tour

Traveller Reviews
Tour Rating
4.2 (37 reviews)

"The tour was the high point of our trip to Scotland. The driver/guide knew a lot about Scottish history/lore and told us about it in a very interesting way. We were able to stop at a few additional places. That was a real plus. We have raved about the tour to all our friends."

Richard Bredehoft - May 2014


"This was the best tour we have done. John Paul was entertaining, personable, and a great tour guide. We loved learning the history of this wonderful country from him. We can't recommend this tour enough."

Toni Johnson April 2015


"We had a wonderful time. Our guide Rob did an amazing job. Rated the tour as excellent just for Rob."

Radhika Nagalekshm - April 2015


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Day One
Edinburgh - Glen Coe - Fort Augustus
Departing from Edinburgh we make our way to Glasgow, Scotlands largest City then onwards to the "bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Britains largest lake. Well make a stop in the delightful village of Luss so you can enjoy the vista over the loch to soaring Ben Lomond, one of Scotlands most popular mountains. As we continue our journey northwards youll notice that the scenery changes and the loch becomes almost fjord-like - were truly in the Highlands now!
Our ascent of the "Black Mount" provides excellent views over Loch Tulla before we travel over remote and barren Rannoch Moor. This bleak landscape extends over 50 square miles and is one of the most unspoilt areas in Europe.

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.
The "outdoor sports capital of Fort William is our next stop. This popular tourist town is scenically situated on the banks of Loch Linnhe and at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britains tallest mountain.
The Great Glen slices 60 miles across the width of Scotland. This dramatic valley follows the line of a massive geological fault line and provides us with wonderful loch-side views as we travel to the Loch Ness area, our home for tonight.
Overnight: Fort Augustus/Drumnadrochit
Day Two
Fort Augustus - Inverness - Glasgow/Edinburgh
After breakfast well spend most of the morning exploring mysterious Loch Ness. As we tour along the banks keep a close watch, just in case "you know who makes an appearance! At the Clansman Harbour youll have the opportunity of taking a monster-spotting cruise* on Loch Ness to see Urquhart Castle, once one of Scotlands largest castles it was destroyed to prevent it falling into the hands of the Jacobites.

A short drive will take us to Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, then on to desolate Culloden Moor which was 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*.

The Cairngorm National Park is 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.
You can discover how Scotlands National drink, whisky (or uisge beatha, as its known in gaelic) is lovingly produced when you visit a local distillery*. At the end of your "behind-the-scenes tour you can enjoy a wee dram, slainte!
Wild mountain vistas surround us as we start our descent of the Drumochter Pass, the main route to and from the Highlands since the earliest of times. There are fine views of Blair Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Atholl the only man in Britain allowed to have their own private army, The Atholl Highlanders.

Nestling beneath thickly wooded hills alongside the River Tay, Dunkeld has an air of timeless tranquillity. Well make a stop so that you can discover the cathedral and pretty little houses that inspired Beatrix Potter to write her popular childrens book - The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
From Dunkeld we travel through Bonnie Perthshire, a land of scenic valleys, remote glens, rushing rivers and peaceful lochs. Finally we join the highway for the journey back to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
* Admission Fees

Loch Ness Cruise - £13.50 Adult £10.50 Child
Culloden Moor Visitor Centre - £11.00 Adult £8.50 Child
Whisky Distillery Tour - £5.00 Adult
This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much luggage can I bring?
Luggage space on the tour is restricted so the amount of luggage that you can bring is limited to 1 bag per person that weights no more than 15kg and has maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm. Luggage larger than this will only be carried if space is available.
What meals are included?
A full Scottish breakfast is included from day 2 onwards. This hearty meal consists of fruit juice; a choice of cereal; bakery basket; cooked items such as eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato and, maybe, a taste of haggis! plus tea or coffee. Vegetarian and lighter Continental options are always available. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. During the touring day there will be a stop where you can enjoy lunch in a local pub or restaurant. Your driver/guide will be happy to suggest a conveniently located restaurant where you can enjoy good food for dinner.
What kind of accommodation do you use?
We offer lodgings that have been specially selected to enhance your touring experience. You can choose between Guesthouse/B&B or Hotel accommodation:
Guesthouse and B&B
The guesthouses and B&Bs are family run and offer comfortable accommodation in bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, tv, tea/coffee making facilities and other facilities. Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are provided. Some guesthouses and B&Bs offer enhanced facilities such as a residents lounge where you can relax with other guests.
Hotel
We select comfortable and characterful inns and hotels. Generally they are a minimum of 3 stars with bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities. All our hotels have comfortable lounges where you can enjoy morning coffee. Most have restaurants offering a selection of Scottish and international dishes. Many have lively bars where you can relax and re-live the days experiences with your fellow passengers.
Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that we stay in. Hotels are normally centrally located and the guesthouses/B&Bs seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk from the town or village centre. The coach will drop you off at or close to your accommodation each night and will pick you up in the morning, after breakfast.
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect whether you choose guesthouse/B&B or hotel accommodation:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed.
Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate beds
Double room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed 
Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person).
You should note that a family room (particularly when using hotel accommodation) can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.
All our accommodation, whether you choose Guest House/B&B or Hotel, features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are located in your bedroom for your exclusive use. 
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 29 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used. 
Can I join the tour in Edinburgh and leave in Glasgow?
Yes, you can and there is no extra charge to do this. It makes a great way of travelling between our two great cities. The tour is scheduled to return to Glasgow at 17:45 hrs. If you wish to do this please email us at enquiries@scottishtours.co.ukquoting your booking reference number. Well be happy to make the arrangements for you.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.  
 

What's Included

1 nights accommodation in 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 driver/guide
Service charges and taxes

Not Included
Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
Gratuity to your tour host

Departure information

Check-in: 08:15 hrs
Departure: 08:30 hrs
from 1 Parliament Square
Royal Mile/High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
Returns at 19:00 hrs


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