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2 Day Loch Ness Tour

Create Your Very Own Private 2 Day Loch Ness Tour

Here is an example of a 2 day Loch Ness tour including a Dalwhinnie whisky tour and Clava Cairns tour. Just let us know what you would like to add or take away from the day and we will endeavour to make your dream personalised Scotland tour.

Highlights:

2 Day Loch Ness Tour

Tour Departures
From your accommodation anywhere in Scotland
Tour Costs
£1800 for tour and transport, for exclusive use of our bus for you and your friends or family.
Our bus can accommodate 16 passengers.
Inclusions
Transport by luxury minicoach for a more
personal experience.
Services of a professional Heartland Travel driver/guide.
Accommodation

You can source your own accommodation but this will need to be done with guidance from us to ensure the location will fit with your itinerary.

We can source and secure accommodation for your tour, which you will pay to the accommodation provider before or on arrival.
You can let us know what level of accommodation you require,
i.e. Hotel, B&B or Hostel.

Accommodation is not included in tour price.
Attractions
We can arrange for you to visit attractions on our tour but they are not included in the price.

2 Day Loch Ness Tour Itinerary

2 Day Loch Ness Tour Departing Edinburgh or any other Location in Scotland

 
Shortly after leaving Edinburgh and the start of our 2 day Scotland tour including Loch Ness, we will reach the centre or heart of Scotland where we will see Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument.
 

Doune Castle

 
Within a short distance we will reach our first destination for a photo stop. Doune Castle is currently well known to Outlander fans as Castle Leoch. The beautiful castle has been known well to many as – it has been used in other productions such as Game of Thrones and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and is one of most remarkable Scottish Castles, retaining much of it’s original design and build form the end of the 1300’s for the Duke of Albany.
 

Callander

 
From here will visit the charming village of Callander and where we will stop for refreshments and facilities.
 
Leaving Callander we will cross over the Highland boundary line and soon enter an area of more rugged beauty. Some of the rivers and lochs in this area are simply gorgeous. The landscapes in this area are just a taster for what is to come as we continue north and west until we reach Glencoe.
 

Glencoe

 

Upon reaching Glencoe will face some of the most remarkable scenes of natural beauty. Surrounded by breathtakingly stunning mountains, the road we will travel is a real treat as we journey through the centre of this spectacle. Regardless of the season, this place is something really special.

We will be able to spend some time at the Glencoe visitor centre and find out more about this area of particular interest. We will uncover the stories behind the famous Glencoe Massacre and why we never forget the events leading up to the tragedy.

Scottish Film Set Locations

Harry Potter fans and Bond movie enthusiasts will be delighted to see the exact locations used in the filming of Skyfall and The Prisoner of Askaban.
From here we will be passing through the town of Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain with a peak of 1, 345m (4,411 ft).

Great Glen Fault

From northwest to northeast we will follow a line across Scotland commonly known as the Great Glen Fault – a long groove in the earth due the pulling and twitching of tectonic plates. 
 

Loch Ness

 
We will follow a series of interconnecting lochs and canal network before reaching our next stop at the famous Loch Ness – best known for it’s sightings of a mysterious loch monster. You will have the opportunity to do your own monster spotting on the shores of the loch. We will be stopping in Forth Augustus which is situated at the most southern tip of Loch Ness. Here you will have the chance to walk by the shores of the loch or along the Caledonian canal and lock system.
 
There will be plenty of time here to enjoy the canal side and marvellous views of the loch. There are a number of dining and shopping options in this area.
 

Our journey to Inverness will continue along the south side of Loch Ness. We might be lucky enough to see something happen in the loch or to even knock on the door of a man who has some inside information to share with us. Steve Feltham is a real Nessie hunting legend who has made his name known to many people worldwide. Steve has been searching for the Loch Ness Monster for the last 28 years.

Inverness

On to Inverness for a quiet night in or late night out. You will be staying close to the city centre. On arrival in the city we will get you checked into your accommodation for the evening and provide you with some suggestions of places to eat and drink whilst in Inverness. We think that you’ll find it to be a warm and friendly small city with lots to offer. Many of the pubs and restaurants have live traditional music and great value meals. Some of our favourites include the Waterfront, McGregors and Hootananny Inverness.

Culloden and Clava Cairns Tour

We will pick you up from your accommodation on day two of your 2 day Scotland tour including Loch Ness.

After collecting you from your accommodation, we will be sharing with you tales from the catastrophic battle between Jacobites and Government troops at Culloden Battlefield. You will be able to set foot on the site of the last pitched battle on British soil and appreciate the true scale of the battle. From this experience you will find out why this battle that lasted only one hour changed the way of life of the Highlands and Islands forever.

Clava Cairns

Not too far from Culloden we will next visit Clava Cairns. We will delve even further back and discover the importance of the prehistoric 4,000 year old stone circles and burial mounds here. This is a hugely significant and exceptionally well preserved site which has undoubtedly been the inspiration for Craig na Dun in Diana Gabaldon’s popular Outlander books.

Cairngorm National Park

Leaving Clava Cairns, we will head due South and through the Cairngorm National Park. The views in this area are simply stunning. You’ll hear some more about the wonderful wilderness of this area and why it has become such and important part of the Highlands.

Highland Folk Museum

Next stop is the Highland Folk Museum. You will get a chance to experience how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1960s. Furthermore, this outdoor museum displays over 30 historical buildings. Some of which have been built from scratch on site and others moved here from other places nearby. There’s even a replica highland township from the 1700’s which was used as a filming location for the hugely successful TV series ‘Outlander’, based on the popular books by Diana Gabaldon.

Dalwhinnie Distillery Tours

You will have time for lunch at the Folk Museum and the opportunity to the explore the area at your own pace. If the idea of visiting a Whisky Distillery is of interest to you then your guide will offer you this as an option.

The Hermitage Tours

Finally, our last stop on day 4 will be a gentle walk through big tree country to the famous waterfall and salmon leap at The Hermitage. This part of the country is quite sublime with a range of some towering Douglas Fir trees set beside a series of waterfalls of the river Braan.

On the final leg of our 2 day Scotland tour including Loch Ness, we will cross over the River Forth and get a bird’s eye view of the famous Railway Bridge. This bridge amazed the world when it was finally completed in 1890 and has become an enduring symbol of Scotland’s engineering heritage.

This ends your 2 day Scotland tour including Loch Ness. We will return you to your accommodation and say a fond farewell.

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2 day Scotland tour including Loch Ness
2 day Scotland tour including Loch Ness
On a Loch Ness day tour
Taken at the head of the loch on our 2 day Scotland tour including Loch Ness
Glencoe Scotland
Misty Loch
Our 2 day Loch Ness tour including Clava Cairns and the Dalwhinnie Distillery.