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Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

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A Look at the Far North
See, Visit & Explore: Callander, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, The Great Glen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Seal spotting, Golspie, Helmsdale, Duncansby Head, John OíGroats and scenic train journey to Edinburgh

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2 day tour from £245

15 October to 26 November, 2018
04 to 25 November, 2019

Mondays and Wednesdays
01 April to 09 October, 2019

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from £ 245 per person
Children - from £ 235 per child
Single Room - from £ 300 per person


Twin/Double/Family room from £ 280 per person
Children from £ 270 per child
Single room from £ 385 per person

Accommodation information


Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 15 inclusive.

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

Seasonal Price Range
£245 - £435

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: ST00308

Tour Summary

This 2 day tour is ideal if time is short and you want to combine mysterious Loch Ness, the remoteness of Scotlandís far north, fabulous seascapes and, of course, those cheeky puffins!

Day 1: Departing from Edinburgh travel through 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: Head northwards to soak up stunning coastal scenery and a wealth of wildlife. Visit the amazing Hill o Many Stanes which dates from the Neolithic period. Take a selfie at John OíGroats before enjoying an extended stop at nearby Duncansby Head where you can enjoy some the finest coastal scenery in Britain. Return to Inverness to board your train for the scenic journey to Edinburgh or, by booking in advance, Glasgow (see FAQ's for details).

Tour features:

  • Visit Glen Coe, Duncansby Head and Cruise on Loch Ness* (*admission fees apply)
  • Overnight accommodation: Inverness
  • Depart from Edinburgh and return to Edinburgh (or Glasgow, if booked in advance)
  • 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. As our coach climbs the "Black MountĒ there are views over Loch Tulla to enjoy. The remote beauty of Rannoch Moor is next - 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 then enjoy a short cruise on the loch *. Weíll soon arrive in Inverness, where we will spend the night.
Overnight: Inverness
Day Two
The Far North
After breakfast we travel over the Kessock Bridge and cross the Black Isle on our journey that offers beauty, solitude and a wealth of history. We make our way across the Cromarty and Dornoch Firths then travel through the little towns and villages that hug the coastline.Look out for the statue of the First Duke of Sutherland that sits high above the town of Golspie. The Duke is forever connected with the forced emigration of his tenants in a sad episode of our history called the Highland Clearances.
After an "I was thereĒ photograph at John OíGroats we make the short journey to Duncansby Head where weíll see the storm-swept cliffs and lighthouse that looks out over the Pentland Firth. Here there is a wide variety of bird life to enjoy. After an extended stop here we turn southwards for Inverness.
After a short 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 is IMMEDIATELY after you make your reservation. Please see the FAQ section below for details. 

* Admission Fees
Urquhart Castle/Loch Ness Cruise ticket £14.00 Adult £12.00 Child
This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.

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 nightís sleep youíll be picked up from your accommodation then travel by air-conditioned mini or midicoach to explore John O'Groats and the Far North.
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 youíve 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&Bís 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&Bís offer enhanced facilities such as a residentís 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 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?
On the journey from Edinburgh to Inverness you will travel on a luxury touring coach seating up to 55 passengers. The excursion to John O'Groats is usually operated by a minicoach seating 16 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 please email your request to us at IMMEDIATELY after you have made your reservation quoting your booking reference number and requesting a Glasgow return.  
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

ē 1 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
ē Full Scottish breakfast (day 2)
ē Excursions as detailed in itinerary
ē Transportation by luxury touring coach or midicoach
ē Single train ticket from Inverness to either Edinburgh or Glasgow
ē Services of an experienced guide and/or driver/guide
ē Service charges and taxes

Not Included
ē Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
ē Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
ē 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)

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