Stirling, United Kingdom
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Overview

Experience the enchantment of the Scottish Highlands on a small-group, 2-day trip from Edinburgh. As you travel through spectacular scenery, you’ll visit historical highlights like Doune Castle and witness the natural splendor of Loch Ness and Glen Coe. Delve into the history of Culloden battlefield, take a riverside stroll at Dunkeld and recognize Glenfinnian Viaduct, famed for its role in the ‘Harry Potter’ films. B&B or hostel accommodation is reserved but not included in the price. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
  • 2-day small-group tour of the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
  • Listen to the legend of the mythical creature that resides in Loch Ness
  • Accommodation in a B&B, hotel or hostel is reserved but not included in the price
  • Visit historical landmarks like Doune Castle and Culloden Battlefield
  • Admire the natural beauty of Glen Coe and Dunkeld's riverside
Your 2-day tour begins with a morning pickup from Edinburgh city center. Settle into the mini-coach for the journey that takes you past Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument on the way to Doune Castle. Make a photo stop at the 13th-century castle, which has appeared in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," "Outlander," and "Game of Thrones."
Continue to the haunting valley of Glen Coe, setting of the infamous massacre of the Clan MacDonald in 1692. After a lunch break  (own expense)  head for the Glenfinnan Viaduct (April through October only), which starred in the Harry Potter movies and overlooks the site where the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion began.
Make a photo stop at Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest mountain, before winding through the Great Glen to the infamous Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Afterward head for your overnight accommodation in Inverness.
Day 2: Rejoin your guide in the morning and travel to Culloden where the Jacobites were finally defeated by British government soldiers in 1746, in the last battle fought on British soil.
Next, visit the Clava Cairns, one of Scotland's most evocative prehistoric sites, before traveling south through Cairngorms National Park. 
After lunch (own expense) in one of the park's charming villages inside the national park, visit the town of Pitlochry. You have free time here to explore and the option to visit the Blair Athol Distillery (own expense) where you can take a guided tour and sample the whisky.
You final stop is Dunkeld for a gentle riverside walk. Your tour concludes back at the original departure point.

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d
, Jul 2018

This was exactly what we were hoping for! This tour took the guesswork out of the planning. It offered 2 days of seamless sightseeing. Our guide, Euan, was knowledgeable and easy going. Wonderful time!

F
, Apr 2018

It was an amazing tour, it totally cost every pound. Paul the guide was very relaxed and really leave us enjoy every place and always asked the whole group if we wanted to spend more or less time in each place. About the tour, it was what I really expected, saw many beautiful and interesting things and also learned a lot about it. Totally recommended tour! I would tell my friends for sure.

L
, Jan 2018

This tour was just great! Our driver/tour guide Andy was funny and full of so much knowledge. The stops were beautiful and Andy added in some extra stops because the weather was great. The B and B was lovely and reasonably priced. It was far nicer than some of the hotels I've stayed in on my trip.

J
, Oct 2017

Tour was wonderful. Alan our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and all the places we went. I loved how passionate he was about his country. I would recommend him as your guide. He made our trip great even though we had lots of rain.

t
, Oct 2017

Very interesting tour with Allen, our driver and tour guide, being a great story teller. Stops at Culloden, Doune Castle and the Clava Cairns were noteworthy. Allen actually noticed that I had a wee bit of a mobility issue although did not require any special assistance and parked the van at handicapped spots a few times for added convenience. Thanks, Allen. Scotland is such a beautiful country, 2 days were hardly enough to skim the surface but Allen did his best to give us a very good sense of the place, its history, people and above all its heart and soul. Great experience.

V
, Oct 2017

Wonderful tour!!! Our driver and tour guide, Paul MacIntosh, was very knowledgeable and fun. We highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn and see this very beautiful part of Scotland. We loved our overnight hotel and the choice of side trips and walks when off the bus. The bus was quite comfortable and our group was great! This will be the company we go to for tours on our next trip to Scotland!

H
, Oct 2017

So happy we booked this tour. Our guide was Alan, and he was superb in his knowledge of history. He had a great sense of humor and I loved his music. He made every stop interesting historically, and he has great pride in his country. We chose the hotel option, and it was beautiful, right on the river. The sights are just breathtaking. Don't miss this tour!

S
, Sep 2017

In the 3 week vacation my daughter and I took, this tour was the highlight. There were only 8 women and our outstanding guide, Paul. We had so much fun, saw so many sights, and learned alot of history. The countryside is gorgeous. We had some rain, but it was Scotland.

S
, Sep 2017

Great trip with good educational history of Scotland. Our guide had excelent command of the history of Scotland and showed us many out of the way sites. I would rate him a five if he had better music to share on the trip. Should have played more of the Scot highlander tunes on this trip.

N
, Sep 2017

Danny was our guide and he did a splendid job. Gave us loads of information on the history of Scotland and made the trip most enjoyable. We stayed overnight in Inverness at a beautiful B and B. Culloden Battlefield was the highlight, eerie and serene at the same time. A must see!


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