Glimpse of Scotland

from Edinburgh and Glasgow

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On this two day tour discover essential Scotland. From towering mountains and ancient castles to scenic lochs and charming villages. This is a great introduction to the Highlands of Scotland! 

Day One: Murder and Mystery

From Edinburgh and Glasgow we make the short journey to Loch Lomond, Britain's largest lake. Enjoy a stop in the pretty village of Luss to admire stunning views of the "bonnie, bonnie" banks. As we head into the highlands the loch becomes fjord-like and as this is "Rob Roy” McGregor country we'll hear entertaining tales of his exploits!

At the little village of Bridge of Orchy we commence our ascent of the Black Mount with wonderful views of Loch Tulla below. At the summit we reach Rannoch Moor, one of the most unspoilt areas in Europe.

The outstanding beauty of Glen Coe sits in stark contrast to the tragic tale of the Massacre of Glen Coe in 1692, when Campbell soldiers slaughtered forty of their MacDonald hosts. This infamous act of treachery remains a matter of controversy.

Fort William sits in the shadow of Ben Nevis. From here we travel through the Great Glen, with its wonderful loch-side views to reach the pretty village of Fort Augustus by the banks of Loch Ness, our home for tonight.

Overnight: Fort Augustus

Day Two: Princes and Parks

Invigorated by a hearty breakfast, explore your immediate Highland surroundings. Drive along the banks of Loch Ness then have the chance for a sail on the loch* or visit to atmospheric Urquhart Castle*.

A short drive takes us to the city of Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, and on to Culloden Moor, the site of the last battle ever fought on British soil. Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite troops clashed here in 1746 with the British Army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland. After a bloody battle, the Jacobites were routed and Highland life was changed forever.

We enter the picturesque Cairngorm National Park, a protected area of natural beauty, as we journey through the Spey Valley against the stunning backdrop of the Cairngorm Mountains.

The scenery changes to wilder mountain panoramas as we make our descent of the Drumochter Pass, the main route since the earliest of times into the Highlands. Our coach tour continues with fine views of Blair Castle, the seat of the Duke of Atholl, the only man permitted to have his own private army, The Atholl Highlanders.

There’s a stop in the Victorian spa town of Pitlochry where you can go and visit the famous fish ladder that allows salmon to by-pass a dam and make their way upstream to Loch Faskally above. Some 5,000 fish make the trip each year! Alternatively you could visit a local whisky distillery for a tour and a wee taste of the finished product*

We make our way southwards to the valleys, glens, rivers and lochs of Highland Perthshire. Then the final part of our journey back to Glasgow and then the short journey back to Edinburgh.

* admission fees extra

Tour Highlights: Callander, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, The Great Glen, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Inverness, Culloden Moor, Cairngorm National Park, Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire.

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Prices (Per Person)

Guest House
Single from £ 150.00
Twin from £ 130.00

Single from £ 200.00
Twin from £ 180.00

Accommodation Details

Edinburgh Product Code:

Glasgow Product Code:

A child discount of £10 applies to children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive at time of travel

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

Seasonal price range
£130 - £230
Luggage Allowance: One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)

Product code: HEX 00172

Dates of Operation

From Edinburgh:
Tuesdays and Saturdays
7 April 2020 to 13 October 2020
26 October 2019 to 4 April 2020
17 October 2020 to 19 Dec 2020

From Glasgow:
Tuesdays and Saturdays
7 April 2020 to 13 October 2020
26 October 2019 to 4 April 2020
17 October 2020 to 19 Dec 2020

Departure Information

From Edinburgh:
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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From Glasgow:
Check-in: 09:30 hrs
Departure: 09:45 hrs
From Parish Hall Coach Tour Stop
266 George Street, Glasgow G1 1QX
Returns at 20:00 (day 3)
Passengers returning to Glasgow will be issued with a complimentary train ticket and dropped off at Edinburgh Waverley Station.

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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 tour host
• Service charges and taxes

What's NOT included

· Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
· Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
· Gratuity to your tour host

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