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  Important Information about your Accommodation on Tour

Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to manage your budget. We stay in smaller places where you will feel closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose from either a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.

The accommodation prices above are for your guidance only and we cannot be held responsible for any variation in the cost of accommodation, or for the variation between providers. We will always do our very best however to satisfy your personal requirements and have an amazing track record for providing our customers with the best quality accommodation available. We do advise that single supplements usually apply, particularly during peak season when double/twin room rates are charged for sole occupancy .Please note that whilst Rabbie’s will try and place single travellers into the same accommodation, this may not be possible due to availability and the time of each individual reservation.

The accommodation we use will be dispersed around various towns and villages, usually not more than a 10-15 minute walk from the centre. There are occasions however when this can be increased to 20-30 minutes. Taxis are available for a small fee if necessary. If you have access needs or specific requirements please let us know when booking. Late bookings and/or peak season may limit the choice and location of available accommodation.

Whilst on tour your driver/guide will drop you off at your pre booked accommodation* and pick you up each morning.

*Please note that if your accommodation has already been booked by Rabbie’s, as per your initial request, there will be a surcharge for any amendments, and are entirely at our discretion. Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. A minimum of £5.00 will apply increasing to a maximum of £20.00 dependant on the length of the tour.

Please be prepared to pay cash. Most bed and breakfast, hostels and guest houses do not accept credit cards. In most large towns automatic cash point machines are readily available**

**There is no cash point facility in the village of Plockton**

Customers are able to book their own accommodation as long as we have been informed that you intend to do this, and that it is within our drivers’ drop off’ area. If you are at all unsure please contact the office for guidance.

We are unable to supply a list of providers that we use due to availability at the time of booking. We do visit our providers regularly and are proud of the long standing relationships we have with them and positive feedback from previous customers.

For more information on accommodation and prices click here...

 
 
  
 
 
  

Loch Ness & Inverness Highland 2 Day Tour

Highlights:
~ Glencoe
~ Great Glen
~ Loch Ness
~ Inverness
~ Urquhart Castle photostop
~ Cairngorm National park
~ Caledonian Pine Forest walk
~ Pitlochry

A two day escape exploring the wilderness of Glencoe and travelling the length of the Great Glen and Loch Ness. Enjoy a night out in Inverness, and rejuvenate with a walk in the majesty of the Caledonian pine forest and the stunning scenery of the Cairngorm National Park. 

Stay overnight in the capital of the Highlands - Inverness.

Please phone us if the date you want to travel is unavailable to book online.

Departs: 08.45       Returns: 19.00 approx
Adult Prices:  £79 - £89
Discount Prices:  £73 - £83
Departing: Daily (April - October). Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (November to March).

Accommodation Info Accommodation Options
 
 
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

Day 1 Highlights of the day include a visit to the historic village of Dunkeld with its ancient cathedral and riverside walks followed by a lunch stop in Pitlochry with an optional visit to a whisky distillery. You will continue north into the Cairngorm National Park and the native forests of the Rothiemurchus Estate before we reach our final destination of Inverness.

Day 2 Your Highland experience continues as you travel the entire length of Loch Ness today.  You will have the opportunity to take a boat trip on the loch with great views of Urquhart Castle or visit the castle ruins themselves. From here it is short drive to Fort Augustus - your lunch stop on Loch Ness. Continuing south past Ben Nevis and Fort William you return to Edinburgh through the splendour of Glencoe and the wilds of the Rannoch Moor


Departure Point
Rabbie's Café,  Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. Click here to see map.

Return to Waterloo Place


Inclusions
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
Air Conditioning as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide.
Rabbie's Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions.

Exclusions
Meals and refreshments.
Boat trip on Loch Ness (Easter to October only)

Accommodation
Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.
For more information on accommodation and prices click here

*NB On occasions, when villages we stay in have events on, accommodation can be scarce and expensive so we may use other locations for your accommodation on the tour. We will always inform you of this when this is necessary.

Discount Price
Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)

Important Information
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour.
Scotland can be a wet place!! Accommodation on this tour is dispersed around Inverness.
If you have access problems or special requirements please let us know when booking.

Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Marvelous tour in the Highlands! Great landscapes and great stories told by Doug, our guide. We loved every minute of it. Dear Doug and Ruthy, so much thanks for this tour. It was great and so is Scotland! Harriet & Annelies
Posted by Harriet Renes on 05/04/2014


A comfort car and a experienced guide is very important for tour, you've realized all these two aspects !
Posted by WANG on 06/03/2014


Small group of people make the travel quality become better.
Posted by Ching Yun on 24/01/2014


me and my friend came back yesterday and we want to feedback about the tour. It was amazing, really friendly driver, organised re: times and locations. We did everything we thought we might wanna do in Scotland. We wanna do other tours again. We totaly recommend it!!!Thank you Rabbie's
Posted by Despina Tza on 26/11/2013


Just returned from a 2 day tour of the Highlands and want to say a big thank you to Mac, our imaginative and inspiring guide, who made us fall in love with Scotland, with all the historic tales and relaxing music, as we were safely driven through such beautiful scenery. A trip that will remain in our memory for a long time!
Posted by Chris Mzali on 21/11/2013


Hello, I've just wanted to say that my mom and I had an amazing time in Scotland also thanks to our trip with Rabbie's! A big thank you to our guide, Sarah who was so kind and such a great story teller!
Posted by Arabelle on 24/09/2013


Scotland and The Highlands was all we (my mom and I) hoped and thought it would be. We came to Edinburgh from Copenhagen to celebrate my mom's 60th in July. But it would never have been as good a tour, if it wasn't for our tour guide Mike! Mike made it a travel in time - from past times to today's historical, political and cultural highlights. The sights and stops was amazing. Had we had the time to see a castle it would have been an additional plus, but - it's a minor request compared to all we experienced. We have praised our tour and Mike to all we know and it is an experience we will never forget. Thanks to Scotland and Mike! Best, Rie & Joan.
Posted by Rie Moldrup on 23/08/2013


The story of Highland hospitality was truly mesmerising. Really enjoyed all the stories told by our guide; including the ones about how he met his sweetheart :)
Posted by Ruth Ong on 14/08/2013


Three of us from Australia did this two day tour and it was just so enjoyable. Ali, our driver and guide, was pretty darn good with his history of Scotland...impressive really and it's got me reading back in time for more information. We just loved it; the pace was good, the company good, sights and scenery out of this world...what else can I say? This trip was a wonderful experience. Plan to do another next year.
Posted by VALERIE DONOVAN on 11/08/2013


John is a nice guide,he told us lots of stories which are my favorite part. I learned a lot from this tour, not only the History but also other perspectives local people to see these beautiful towns.
Posted by YA CHUN on 05/08/2013


We are a family of four from Shanghai, China. My parents are over 76 and they do not speak English. We took the tour on 5TH July. It's the very first local tour we ever took in overseas trips. Naturally I had concerns when I booked the tour weeks ago in China. It was two weeks since we returned home. My parents just watched the movie Braveheart and they were sorry that they did not do the ‘homework’ before the trip. They were enchanted by the highlands, just as I was, thanks for our drive/tour guide Mac. The scenery is breathtaking. The walk to the Big Tree Country is very refreshing. The tranquility on the river bank besides the Dunkeld Cathedral (is it?) is enchanting. My mother and I enjoyed touring the Blair Castle while my father and my boy explored the garden.(Yes, a boy at his age naturally is not that keen on castles.) The one hour walk among the trees around An Torr Mac recommended in the second day was terrific. The fish and chips we had at the Old Mill Inn was actually very tasty. And there were so many stops for photos and rests, you would not get bored sitting in the coach all the time. And the music Mac played was fantastic. The stories were a little bit trying, though, since I am not familiar with your kings and queens and princes and wars. But the kilt stories are hilarious. And Mac really took good care of my parents. He reminded us to take jackets to the boat trip in case they wanted to try the upper deck where it could be very cold due to the strong wind. Then he took a photo of my father when my father climbed to the top of a hill by himself and was totally enjoying himself. Thank you, Mac, for making the experience unforgettable.
Posted by Hong Wei on 20/07/2013


We loved the guide. He wore a kilt and even played the bagpipes once. Posed for pictures with us. His stories were interesting and informative. He was polite and helpful to all. We liked stopping often for pictures and to exercise sore(older) backs!
Posted by Steve on 15/07/2013


The walk at the Hermitage and the Highland Folk Park were the highlights of the trip. We also liked seeing the canal locks at Fort Williams.
Posted by Peggy on 23/06/2013


The guide was just perfect and we had the most enjoyable 2 days.
Posted by Hans-Dieter & Petra on 10/06/2013


Doug was great. His running dialogue and myriad of stories were not only so informative bu very fun! I learned a lot about Scotland and this trip inspires me to want to learn more. We loved it! Thank you for a fantastic experience!
Posted by Pattie Midgett on 20/04/2013


It was great, views of Glencoe and Loch Ness were super. We were really impressed by our guide/driver Mav (I hope I spelled his name right). The information he gave on the visited places and Scotland's history exceeded any expectations. Many thanks to him and Rabbies!!!
Posted by Sergey Sankov on 19/04/2013


Mike did a fantastic job. He has good command over the Scottish history. My 7 year old son enjoyed his company.
Posted by Biraja Satpathy on 14/04/2013


I thoroughly enjoyed the entire tour. Doug, our tour guide, did a phenomenal job explaining each destination. Moreover, his knowledge of the country's history was superb. I would highly recommend Doug as he did an outstanding job!!!
Posted by Robert Cummings on 09/04/2013


My mum and I enjoyed every bit of the tour. Audrey was an amazing, enthusiastic, motivated, happy, helpful and brilliant guide, and I would recommend any one to go on tour with Rabbies and Audrey. Audrey also understood how to keep everybody interested and is a great story-teller. She held appropriate breaks, and always made sure that everyone were alright. Also fantastic B&B.
Posted by Christina Long on 02/04/2013


Having been on many tours around the world, through Europe, China, Egypt etc, I always notice how the tour guide plays an important part in what I remember and enjoy. Liam was friendly, polite and very accommodating, there is no question that he made the biggest contribution towards how much my friends and I enjoyed our short tour.
Posted by Dylan Rayen on 25/03/2013


we would like to say "Thank you" to Mav for making this tour overall enjoyable. My friend and I appreciated not only his knowledge and passion for the tour, but the stories, discussions and experiences we shared and had in common.
Posted by Anke Gilpatrick on 20/03/2013


I always enjoy the history about the various places and about Scotland as a whole. I thought Karen portrayed these stories beautifully and had me absolutely captivated. Also, the scenery was amazing and we had fantastic weather.
Posted by Elin Nordberg on 14/12/2012


I am from India and always wanted to explore the Scottish Highlands. So off we went and what a trip it was! The best part of it was our driver cum guide Duncan or Dunc!...Marvellous lad...he kept telling us local folklore...places to eat...funny incidents...the guy simply made our trip. The places too are so scenic and breathtaking...a must go for anyone visiting this heavenly place.
Posted by Rishik Dutta on 06/11/2012


Unforgettable 2 days trip with our guide Mackenzie. Everything was organized on the highest level. My wife and I wish to express gratitude to the best guide that we have ever had - Mackenzie Dalrymplе. His personalized, friendly, open attitude to all members of the group, his stories, his careful driving and amazing ability to play the bagpipe are great. Thanks for all to Mackenzie!!
Posted by Vladislav on 29/10/2012


Eddie was an absolute delight. Couldn't have asked for a better guide. Funny, knowledgeable, pragmatic, flexible, and a superb driver. I would sign up for another tour with him any time.
Posted by Martha Debs on 29/10/2012


My mum and I enjoyed every bit of the tour. Audrey was an amazing, enthusiastic, motivated, happy, helpful and brilliant guide, and I would recommend any one to go on tour with Rabbies and Audrey. Audrey also understood how to keep everybody interested and is a great story-teller. She held appropriate breaks, and always made sure that everyone were alright. Also fantastic B&B.
Posted by Christina Long on 02/04/2013


Having been on many tours around the world, through Europe, China, Egypt etc, I always notice how the tour guide plays an important part in what I remember and enjoy. Liam was friendly, polite and very accommodating, there is no question that he made the biggest contribution towards how much my friends and I enjoyed our short tour.
Posted by Dylan Rayen on 25/03/2013


we would like to say "Thank you" to Mav for making this tour overall enjoyable. My friend and I appreciated not only his knowledge and passion for the tour, but the stories, discussions and experiences we shared and had in common.
Posted by Anke Gilpatrick on 20/03/2013


I always enjoy the history about the various places and about Scotland as a whole. I thought Karen portrayed these stories beautifully and had me absolutely captivated. Also, the scenery was amazing and we had fantastic weather.
Posted by Elin Nordberg on 14/12/2012


Eddie was an absolute delight. Couldn't have asked for a better guide. Funny, knowledgeable, pragmatic, flexible, and a superb driver. I would sign up for another tour with him any time.
Posted by Martha Debs on 29/10/2012


Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

Day 1 You will depart Edinburgh and head north across the River Forth towards the Highlands. A short stop in Dunkeld is followed by a walk along the River Tay or perhaps at the nearby Hermitage, before you head for the holiday town of Pitlochry for lunch.  If you take a quick lunch then there will also be the option to visit the local whisky distillery. From here the tour now takes you past Blair Castle into the Cairngorm National Park, where you will spend some time taking in the majesty of this amazing area, deep within the ancient Caledonian Pine Forests of the Rothiemurchus Estate. You then continue north and arrive at your destination of Inverness, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation. The evening is free for you to explore the capital of the Highlands.

Day 2 After a leisurely breakfast you will be picked up from your accommodation in Inverness and explore the surrounding countryside en route to Loch Ness. Here you have the chance to either take a boat trip along the loch with great views of Urquhart Castle or stay on shore and visit the impressive ruins of the castle, overlooking the loch. You will spend your lunchtime on the southern shore of the loch in the charming village of Fort Augustus. The Caledonian Canal, which links the lochs of the Great Glen, dominates the town and makes a great place to relax and watch the boats sail by. You now continue south past Ben Nevis and Fort William to Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a terrible massacre in 1692, where many of the Clan Macdonald were slaughtered. The return journey continues over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor and into the countryside around Stirling, before finally reaching our starting point of Edinburgh. Arrive approx. 19.00.

Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts