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Loch Ness Shore Experience


    Tour Operator: Highland Experience Tours     2 days     Travel method: Mini Bus / Car     Region: Edinburgh

A land of steep mountains beautiful glens and mysterious lochs

Duration

2 Days

About

Two days of fun and adventure that will immerse you in the best that Scotland has to offer. You will see world-famous lochs and imposing mountains and, if you are like most of our guests, you will find yourself falling in love with the Highlands.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Head into the Highlands...
Leaving Scotland's capital city Edinburgh behind us we first join with our fellow travellers from Glasgow, Scotland's largest city with a population of approximately 600,000 people. That's over 100,000 more than Edinburgh. The first leg of our journey north takes us in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to the quaint village of Luss on the western banks of Loch Lomond, best known as a haven for wildlife and stunning flowers, so keep your eyes peeled. You can wander the shore, walk past pretty cottages and do a bit of shopping here if you like.

Experience the Great Glen & Glen Coe...
As we travel further into the Highlands, we visit Glen Coe, one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. Feel the past come to life as your guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the MacDonald clan. We then depart Glen Coe via the Great Glen, another one of Scotland's majestic valleys which stretches 62 miles from Inverness all the way to Fort William.

See the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis...
Fort William, the second largest town in the Highlands, lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis. At an impressive 1,345m tall, this is Britain's tallest mountain. Over 100,000 people climb Ben Nevis annually often as part of the 3 Peaks Challenge, making it a very popular mountain! Your driver-guide will decide the best spot for lunch depending on your group, weather and local events.

Glenfinnan Viaduct and Monument...
Our journey will continue west to Glenfinnan, made famous by the Harry Potter films which feature the iconic Viaduct. In the summer months, you may catch a glimpse of this magical train crossing the Viaduct and you can image Harry, Ron and Hermione on their way to Hogwarts. Glenfinnan is also home to the impressive Glenfinnan Monument. Surrounded by spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel, the monument is a striking tribute to those who fought in the Jacobite Risings.

Overnight: Near Loch Ness

Day 2

Go Monster Hunting on Loch Ness...
After a delicious Scottish breakfast, you have time to explore the Loch Ness, Britain's largest body of water by volume. More impressive is the fact that all lakes and rivers of England and Wales could fit in with room to spare! The size and depth of the loch make it a perfect hiding place for Nessie, the famous monster. Why not take a boat tour from Urquhart Castle, a ruined castle perched on the edge of Loch Ness or monster hunt from the shore?

Through Inverness to Culloden Battlefield...
We then drive through Inverness, the capital of the Highlands to visit Culloden*, last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces. With estimated casualties between 1,500 and 2,000 from a battle that lasted less than 1 hour, it was one of the quickest and bloodiest battles in Scottish history and it changed the Scottish Highlands forever. A visit to the battlefield is a poignant experience, you can walk the earth where the battle took place and see the headstones that mark the graves of hundreds of clansmen who gave their lives for the Jacobite cause.

The Cairngorm National Park and a Highland Whisky...
Then we'll travel south and enjoy the stunning scenery as we pass through the unique wilderness of the Cairngorms, Scotland's largest National Park. Its mountain range has five of the UK's highest mountains within its limits. Venturing further south through the Highlands, we'll stop for a visit at one of Scotland's many distilleries. You'll discover how whisky is produced and try a dram of our national drink.

Homeward Bound...
Before returning to Scotland's capital Edinburgh, we will make one last stop at a beautiful Highland town, chosen by your driver-guide.

What to bring

It is always advisable to be prepared for any weather in Scotland so a jacket is always a good idea! A bottle of water for hydration and a camera to capture the spectacular views and you are set to go!
It is not necessary for you to bring your own meals, as we will stop throughout the day in small towns or villages where you can purchase food, however you are more than welcome to bring along snacks or a packed lunch.






Important information

What to bring

It is always advisable to be prepared for any weather in Scotland so a jacket is always a good idea! A bottle of water for hydration and a camera to capture the spectacular views and you are set to go!


It is not necessary for you to bring your own meals, as we will stop throughout the day in small towns or villages where you can purchase food, however you are more than welcome to bring along snacks or a packed lunch.

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