From Edinburgh: 2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & Highlands

4.5 / 5

28 reviews

From Edinburgh: 2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & Highlands

From $118.44 per person

Enjoy two days in the North West Highlands; experience a dramatic landscape rich in history and natural beauty and enjoy an overnight stay in the Highland town of Fort William.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • See Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles
  • Stop at Loch Ness to go Nessie-hunting
  • Take in the beautiful Scottish Highlands
  • Visit Glenfinnan Viaduct, the filming location of the Harry Potter Train (Summer Only)
Full description
This tour departs from Edinburgh day 1, first heading west to collect Glasgow passengers. Journey via Stirling, catching a glimpse of its majestic Castle. Visit the Wallace Monument, the towering stone testimonial to the Scottish legend William Wallace. Afterwards pass Doune Castle, location for the film, Monty Python & The Holy Grail. After lunch, time permitting, a brief stop at Rob Roy’s Grave and then onwards to the pretty village of Killin for photos. The journey continues north via Tyndrum across the atmospheric Rannoch Moor. Next stop is Glencoe, a site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan, for a brief walk and photos. Continue to the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, yet another photo opportunity (Apr-Oct). The final stop for the first day is the Highland town of Fort William, where you can check into your chosen accommodation. Day 2 begins by going north into the Great Glen, a geographical fault line characterised by a chain of impressive lochs, including Loch Ness. Enjoy a photo stop at Glen Garry, before arriving at one of the most iconic castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle (interior closed in winter) to explore the castle and its beautiful setting. The journey continues with a stop for lunch and views of Loch Ness in the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus. After lunch begins the return journey, enjoying a photo stop to admire Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, at 1,344 meters. Travel via The Hermitage, stopping for a gentle forest walk in idyllic Scottish woodland, before crossing the Forth Bridges, back to Edinburgh where your tour will end. 
Includes
  • Accommodation (if option selected)
  • Driver/guide
  • Travel in a modern air-conditioned coach
  • Meals
  • Attraction entry fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • You can choose to book your own accommodation, or you can choose between single room and double or twin room accommodation included in the tour price
  • One night's accommodation roughly costs £18 to £25 per person in a youth hostel, £40 to £65 per person in a B&B, and over £75 per person in a hotel
  • Tours require a minimum of 6 passengers to run
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5
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The guide's kindness and meticulous itinerary were good. Theft cannot be reached in winter. If you go in winter, it will be a better trip if you have the steel-like skin to break through the rain and take photos and the courage to endure the car shaking in the wind.

January 17, 2020

The tour was on a nice coach/tour van with USB ports for every seat. I thought this was great for keeping my phone charged between stops. Our tour guide was phenomenal! His name was Marty and he was hilarious and told historical stories along the way that had happened along our trip! He played great music as well. Almost every stop has restrooms, a cafe, and souvenirs. The tour has tons of opportunities to take pictures as well. Fort William is a cute little town. I recommend the restaurant The Great Glen. They offer breakfast-dinner at great prices. The tour and country was amazing!

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July 11, 2019

Our tour guide Marty was amazing, kept us laughing through the trip or otherwise acquainted us to some Scottish music. He even played the Harry Potter theme close to the Harry Potter bridge! When they dropped us off at Fort William on day 1, I was actually wishing the trip had gone on longer! Loved it fully

June 28, 2019

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