Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907


  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Cuillin Mountains
  • Inverness Castle
A Look at Skye
See, Visit & Explore: Callander, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, The Great Glen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Glen Shiel, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Cuillin Hills, Portree, Glen Carron, Achnasheen and scenic train journey to Edinburgh

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2 day tour from £235

Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
2 April to 4 May, 2017
and 1 to 29 October, 2017

Daily except Saturdays
7 May to 29 September, 2017

Tuesdays
31 October to 28 November, 2017

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from 235 per person
Children - from 175 per child
Single Room - from 265 per person

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from 275 per person
Children from 205 per child
Single room from 345 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
235 - 345

Once booked this package cannot be altered or cancelled.

You have the option of returning to Glasgow rather than Edinburgh. If you would like to avail of this option please contact us prior to making your reservation.


Product code: ST00307

Tour Summary

Discover the delights of the scenic Isle of Skye, visit iconic Eilean Donan Castle and have the chance for a monster-spotting cruise on Loch Ness.

This 2 day tour is ideal if time is short and you want to get a real taste of the Highlands and the beautiful Isle of Skye!

Day 1: Departing from Edinburgh travel to vast Rannoch Moor then stop in awesome Glen Coe. Tour through the Great Glen stopping at Loch Ness to visit Urquhart Castle and take a cruise on the loch. Drive to Inverness our home for tonight.

Day 2: From Inverness travel through Glen Shiel to visit Eilean Donan Castle. Cross to the Isle of Skye to see the amazing Cuillin Hills and visit the colourful town of Portree. On the mainland tour through Glen Carron and the Black Isle to reach Inverness. After free time board your train for the scenic journey to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Tour features:

  • Visit Urquhart Castle*, Cruise on Loch Ness* and Eilean Donan Castle* (*admission fees apply)
  • Overnight accommodation: Inverness
  • 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!
  • Express Tour

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Day One
Edinburgh to Inverness
Our journey starts with wonderful views of Stirling, with its Majestic Castle, then, after a short drive, we enter the Highlands. A climb up the "Black Mount will bring us to the remote beauty of Rannoch Moor. This unspoilt landscape extends over 50 square miles! We will make a photo stop in haunting Glen Coe before making our way through Fort William and into the Great Glen. The highlight of our day together is undoubtedly a drive along the entire length of Loch Ness. There is a stop at Urquhart Castle were you can take a tour and a short cruise on the loch *. Its a short drive to Inverness, where we will spend the night.
The stay in Inverness is unescorted
Day Two
The Isle of Skye
After breakfast we travel a short distance along the banks of Loch Ness to Invermoriston where there is a short stop to view the romantic Telford bridge. Our journey westwards takes us through Glen Shiel, where the Five Sisters of Kintail will come into view can you tell which of these mountains are over 3,000 feet? To Loch Duich and fairytale Eilean Donan Castle set on its little island. There is time to explore this iconic castle * before we travel over the sea to Skye! There are grand views of the mighty Cuillin Hills on our way to the little village of Elgol. The return journey to Inverness is by way of picturesque Glen Carron and the Black Isle. After a short comfort stop in Inverness board the train for your scenic rail journey to either Edinburgh or Glasgow #. Please note that the train journey is unescorted and part of the journey may be in darkness.

# If you wish to return to Glasgow please contact us before you make your reservation.
* Admission fees extra
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Express Tour?
These tours may be short but they have been carefully planned to show you the highlights and well as a few hidden gems that only we locals know about. A popular feature of this tour is that you will join a new group of fellow travellers each day making it a great way to meet new friends. Travel by luxury touring coach from Edinburgh to Inverness. Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe and  Loch Ness are just some of the many spectacular sights that you'll see along the way.
Accommodation is included in the price of your tour and you can choose to stay in either a guest house/B&B or a hotel. Breakfast is included in the price of your tour. After a restful nights sleep youll be picked up from your accommodation then travel by air-conditioned mini or midicoach to explore the Island of Skye.
On return to Inverness there is free time before boarding your train to Edinburgh (you can choose to return to Glasgow instead, at no extra cost, by prior arrangement). Standard class train tickets and a seat reservation are included in the price of this package. The train journey from Inverness to Edinburgh/Glasgow will be unescorted.  If youve only got a limited time available then these tours are a great way to see the best of the Highlands.
How much luggage can I bring?
There are no restrictions on the amount of luggage that you can bring on this tour. Please bear in mind that luggage storage on the train is limited and you may be required to lift your case onto a shelf unaided.
What meals are included?
A full Scottish breakfast is included on day 2. 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.  
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 over coffee. Our guesthouses are a 10/15 minute walk from Inverness City Centre
Hotel. We select comfortable hotels that are city centre located. They are a minimum of 3 stars with bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities. All have restaurants offering a selection of Scottish and international dishes as well as comfortable bars where you can relax and un-wind.
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?
On the journey from Edinburgh to Inverness you will travel on a luxury touring coach seating up to 55 passengers. The excursion to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye is usually operated by a midicoach seating 29 passengers.  
Can I return to Glasgow on this tour?
Yes, you can and there is no extra charge to do this. If you wish to return to Glasgow then please email your request to us at enquiries@scottishtours.co.uk IMMEDIATELY after you have made your reservation quoting your booking reference number. Well be happy to make the arrangements for you. 
What time will I arrive back in Edinburgh or Glasgow?
Your train is scheduled to arrive at Edinburgh Waverley Station at 00:11 hrs (11 minutes past midnight). If you returning to Glasgow you will arrive at Glasgow (Queen Street) Station at 23:43 hrs. Taxis are available in both Edinburgh and Glasgow for onward travel.

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 to Inverness by luxury touring coach or midicoach
Single train ticket from Inverness to either Edinburgh or Glasgow
Services of an experienced guide and/or 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: 07:45 hrs
Departure: 08:00 hrs
From 87 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG
Tour returns at: 00:11 hrs (Edinburgh) or 23:39 hrs (Glasgow)


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