There’s no better way to spend your weekend, or even a mid-week break, than to
experience the Scottish Highlands! Your experienced driver-guide will enthral you with tales of Scotland, all while you experience the relaxing getaway you’ve been craving. We’ll take you to iconic, historic and beautiful locations where you can gaze in wonder at the landscapes, architecture and culture that put Scotland on the map.
You’ll go monster-spotting on Loch Ness, visit quaint towns and be surrounded by ancient giant mountains – there’s even a stop to suit royalty and golf fanatics alike in St Andrews! You may even spot a magical flying car containing a certain boy-wizard at Glenfinnan viaduct… *
At the end of Day 1, you spend an evening in the capital of the Highlands, Inverness – a vibrant small city packed with outstanding Scottish food and drink, accompanied with traditional live music and dancing. A great way to really feel part of the action!
*You probably won’t see a magical flying car, but it’s fun to look just in case!
November – March
April – October
Departs DAY 1 at 8:15 AM
Returns DAY 2 at 5:30 pm
Waterfalls and some of the tallest trees in Britain reside here – definitely one for the nature lovers!
Get your camera ready, you might get a picture of the Loch Ness Monster – Nessie
A showcase of Scotland’s most celebrated steam train, The Jacobite
A photo-stop favourite, this is one of the most majestic stops on tour
Fort Augustus & Boat Cruise
Arrive back in Edinburgh
Optional Extras – prices subject to change
(Cruise Loch Ness Adults £14, Children £9)
Scots are pioneers in communication.
Did you know we invented the telephone and the television?
Our driver guides are Scotland obsessed.
Their knowledge of Scotland will entertain and excite you throughout your tour.
They’ll share their passion for the place they call their home, leaving you with a piece of Scotland in your hearts forever.
For this tour, you will require accommodation for a one night stay in the city of Inverness.
Due to the ongoing situation surrounding Covid-19, we kindly ask all guests to book their own accommodation. Please ensure this is fully refundable in the unfortunate event that your tour is cancelled or rescheduled.
Accommodation is not included in the price of your tour, but we are happy to offer assistance and provide recommendations where needed. Please contact us if you need help!
All information surrounding accommodation, including estimate prices for each location, can be found on our accommodation page.
Your Tour Departure
We’ll pick you up first thing in the morning to begin your trip at the city centre meeting point, Deacon’s House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PS.
Check-in for your tour will commence at 8:00 AM. Seats are unreserved so we recommend you arrive early if you have a preference of where you would like to sit.
Departure will promptly be at 8:15 AM. We’re unable to wait for guests who are late due to the time restraints of the jam-packed itinerary we have planned.
We aim to get you back to Edinburgh’s Lawnmarket on Day 2 at approximately 5:30 PM. The tour will conclude where it began, Deacon’s House Cafe.
**Please note that for guests who have booked an onward flight from Edinburgh Airport: We offer a complimentary drop-off service at Ingliston Park and Ride Tram stop en route into Edinburgh city centre. The tram runs at least every 15 minutes and the journey to the airport should only take 5 minutes. You must alert your driver-guide on the morning of day two should you wish to alight at Ingliston. If your driver is unaware of your request they may drive an alternative route back through the city, if this happens, they will be unable to return to the airport.
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