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  • Glenfinnan Monument
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Highland Cow
Glenfinnan, Eilean Donan Castle and the North West Highlands
See, Visit & Explore: Stirling, Wallace Monument, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, Glenfinnan Viaduct, The Great Glen, Glen Shiel, Eilean Donan Castle, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Cairngorm National Park, Highland Perthshire and the Forth Bridges

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2 day tour from £129

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Except 26 December

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from 129 per person
Children - from 119 per child
Single Room - from 139 per person


Child reduction applies to children aged 5 to 15 inclusive. We regret that children under the age of 5 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
129 - 165

We regret that hotel accommodation is not available on this tour.

Product code: TB 01377

Tour Summary

The North West Highlands are amongst the most beautiful in Scotland.

This wonderful two-day tour takes you through an extraordinarily lovely combination of mountains, lochs and castles.

Day 1: Travel from Edinburgh to see Stirling and visit the Wallace Monument. Travel over desolate Rannoch Moor and spend time in Glen Coe. Drive to Fort William and visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Day 2: Start the day with a scenic drive through The Great Glen and Glen Shiel to visit Eilean Donan Castle. Later spend time by Loch Ness before entering the Cairngorm National Park. Tour through the Grampian Mountains and enjoy a gentle woodland walk in Highland Perthshire. Return to Edinburgh through the Kingdom of Fife.

Tour features:

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

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Day One
Edinburgh - Glenfinnan - Fort William
From Edinburgh travel northwards to Stirling where our first visit of the day is to the imposing Wallace Monument*. This Victorian tribute is to Sir William Wallace, Scotland's great freedom fighter and the real "Braveheart! The monument contains various exhibits, including his mighty 1.7 metre two-handed sword. If you are feeling fit why not climb the 246 spiral steps to be rewarded with wonderful views towards Stirling Castle, the River Forth and the City of Stirling below.

Next we make our way to Doune, passing its medieval castle, location of the popular movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the TV series "Outlander. As we travel through the Pass of Leny we cross from the Lowlands into the Highlands and make our way towards Rannoch Moor, a vast desert of peat bogs, heather, streams and little lochans. This unspoilt landscape extends over 50 square miles and is home to golden eagles and herds of red deer.

Soon we enter the majestic scenery of Glen Coe, probably the most celebrated glen in Scotland. As we descend the winding road into the heart of the glen we'll be told the sad tale of the infamous massacre that took place here in 1692. At least 40 members of the resident Macdonald clan were slain in their beds by troops of the Campbell Clan in an event that remains controversial to this very day. We'll make a stop so you can capture the beauty of Glen Coe for yourself.

During the months of April to October well travel along the famous Road to the Isles to visit Glenfinnan on the scenic West Highland Railway where the impressive 21-arch viaduct will be familiar to Harry Potter fans as the route of the "Hogwarts Express. Glenfinnan is also famous as the site where Bonnie Prince Charlie's standard was raised to mighty cheers and the 1745 Jacobite Up-rising began.

A short drive will bring us to Fort William on the banks of Loch Linnhe, our home for tonight.

Overnight: Fort William
Day Two
Fort William - Eilean Donan Castle - Edinburgh
After breakfast we enter the Great Glen, an impressive valley that cuts 60 miles from the west coast to east. This geographical fault line is characterised by a chain of impressive lochs. There is a photo stop at Loch Garry before we tour though Glen Shiel to reach Kintail where the surrounding mountains, known as the "Five Sisters rise to create an impressive backdrop to our travels.

Picturesque Eilean Donan Castle* which sits on its little island must be Scotland's most photographed castle! We will make a stop so you can visit the castle and enjoy the impressive views from the castle ramparts.

We make a stop for lunch in Fort Augustus, which sits on the banks of mysterious Loch Ness. Here there is time for stroll and maybe some monster spotting, if you are lucky!

After lunch we start our journey southwards stopping to view Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest mountain whose peak towers 1,344 metres above us. The natural beauty of the Cairngorm National Park leads us to the Drumochter Pass and our descent through Glen Garry to reach the heather-clad hills of Perthshire.

There's an opportunity for a gentle stroll when we stop at The Hermitage, an impressive wooded gorge. A pleasant walk will reward us with views an 18th Century folly overlooking the dramatic Falls of Black Linn.
The last part of our journey together takes us through the ancient Kingdom of Fife and our crossing of the Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh. 

* Admission Fees

Wallace Monument - £9.50 Adult £5.90 Child
Eilean Donan Castle - £7.00 Adult £3.50 Child

This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect on this Signature Extended Tour?
 For the discerning traveller a Signature Extended Tour from Scottish Tours delivers a quality Scottish touring experience that offers the very best value for money. Comfortable accommodation, well-paced sightseeing and luxury mini or midi coach travel all combine to create the definitive Scottish experience.  Each tour is hosted by a professional driver/guide, who has been chosen for their extensive knowledge as well as their driving skills.
Friendly, courteous and well informed, theyll be happy to answer all your questions about the history, geography and customs of the places youll discover on your tour. And being locals you are sure to get that extra insight. If you should have any problems during your stay, theyll go out of their way to help. You will want to see as much as possible, but you dont want to be rushed.
Our tours are carefully planned to strike the right balance, and as well as comfortable coach travel many feature memorable railway or ferry journeys. We often include those little gems, well worth a visit, that most other tour companies drive on by. As these itineraries are more leisurely, visiting places off the beaten track is easy and makes for a truly unforgettable trip. 
Having somewhere pleasant to stay after an exciting day of discovery is an important part of your holiday experience. Youll stay in a comfortable guest house with en-suite bathrooms, tv and other amenities. Each property has been carefully selected to offer you Highland hospitality at its very best. Start each day with a Scottish breakfast, a hearty meal that will keep you going all day long.
Vegetarian and Continental options will also be available if you prefer lighter fayre. Please check out the other FAQs for more specific information on these tours. If you still have an unanswered question please feel free to email us at  - well be happy to help. 
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.  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.
Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that we stay in 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 bedsDouble 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.
How do I pay for the admission fees?
Your driver/guide will advise you of the arrangements for each attraction. Its not possible to pre-pay the admission fees and, generally, credit/debit cards are not accepted so its a good idea to have sufficient cash to cover these charges.
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: 08:45
Departs: 09:00
from The Ensign Ewart, 521-523 Lawnmarket,
The Royal Mile,
Edinburgh EH1 2PE
Returns: 19:30

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