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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: 09.00       Returns: 19.00 approx
Adult Prices:  £79 - £89
Discount Prices:  £73 - £83
Departing: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (All Year)
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 Glasgow through the splendour of Glencoe and the wilds of the Rannoch Moor

Departure Point
Outside Monteith House, 11 George Square, Glasgow (next to Greggs). Click here to see map.

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 December 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.

 

 

Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Everything was absolutely AMAZING. My Mum and I really enjoyed ourselves and that mostly thanks to Mac. Will definitely use Rabbie's again for another tour.
Posted by Souhir on 01/12/2013


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


The tour guides are very friendly and helpful, they even drove me back to attraction to find my lost stuff, I'm really appreciated.
Posted by ChienYi Wu 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


Great stops of sceneries and restaurants but relatively less people. I believe I experienced not only for tourists but also "LOCAL" things at there.
Posted by Aya Kabe on 30/06/2012


The tour guide was very passionate about sharing his knowledge of the areas we visited. Very good storyteller. The scenery was fantastic.
Posted by Anibal Bohorquez on 02/04/2012


I really like Inverness and the sceneries along the way we went through.
Posted by Witchaya Promsawat on 29/12/2011


Emily is exactly the passionate type of guide you want to experience the Scottish highlands with. She was relaxed, responsible, and very knowledge about the history and area. She is a talented story teller and made my trip special. B&B was great.
Posted by monica chong on 21/11/2011


I arrived in Glasgow two months ago to study English. This is my last week here and I'm really sad because I love Scotland..It's a wonderful Country. 20st September I will be 27 and I decided to gift to me this tour..I've never had a better idea. I met other nice passengers and we had a great time together. Al was our guide..gorgeous man with a deep, strong voice and a beautiful smile. I think that I felt in love with him, maybe just because he is Scottish. He told us a lot of legends and history and he did it in a perfect way. He suggested us the best places where to go to eat or for a drink, and they were truly the best.The weather was dreich but the places we visited were really amazing! There are no words to describe them, so I enclose some pictures. I'll never forget this experience and the people I met. I leave a piece of my heart in this marvellous Land. And Al if you come to Italy, give me a ring..I'll be the best guide for you! Thank you very much!!!
Posted by gaia marenzi on 13/09/2011


Thanks for the lovely time we had on this 2 days tour on 2nd-3rd July. Tour guide Ross was very friendly and had a very good knowledge of the area and told lots of interesting stories. Tour covered loads of beautiful places and had lots of stops and allowed plenty of time for walks etc. Would like to go for another one soon. Thanks Rabbies.
Posted by Ejaz A on 07/07/2011


the scenery was really incredible, and the commentary enhanced the experience without overwhelming it
Posted by Mariah Shell on 30/06/2011


We would just like to let your company know what a wonderful tour we had on the 21st April2011. Our tour guide Ross McKillop was the "Best,". The accomodation at our B&B in Inverness was supperb,with our lovely host Margo Russell. We could not have asked for any more on our 2 days we spent in the Highlands. Hopefully one day we will come back and stay a little longer. Thank you so much Ross. I am sure he will remember us ??? Jim and Marea McEwen Casino N.S.W. Australia.
Posted by Jim & Marea McEwen on 09/05/2011


Lovely place and lovely people
Posted by S Paul on 09/05/2011


Tour director Derrick must be commended for conducting one of the best tours we have ever been on during our world travels, Derrick's delivery of facts and history, his humor, and his interaction with the passengers was impressive. We highly recommend this tour.
Posted by leeandgloriamatthew on 14/04/2011


the best part of our tour was the driver. he was incredibly considerate of bathroom stops, climate, music, scenery, and overall friendliness. Al is the man!
Posted by Lauren Mozey on 29/03/2011


It was awesome tour for all of us!!! we could enjoy the real Scottish beauty as well.....we had nice experience with rabbie's... And also Its because of u George!!! Thanks a lot......
Posted by sonal on 09/03/2011


Great tour at the weekend with the lovely Derek. The itinerary operated in reverse due to the weather, this was definitely the right idea as the second day was much more scenic and sunny! The B&B I stayed in was fantastic, would definitely stay there again. I booked this after doing the one day west highland lochs, glens and castles tour with Shelby last year. What a fantastic guide and entertainer. There were quite a few rounds of applause for her. I have booked to do two more extended tours with Rabbies this year and can't wait! Thanks to everyone, keep up the good work!
Posted by Rachael on 25/02/2011


Roland was awesome, want him to meet my daughter.
Posted by stacy shaha on 24/09/2010


James's vast knowledge and command of Scottish history, geography, flora, fauna, myths and legends, is absolutely astounding. His sense of humor, wit, and passion for what he does so extraordinarily well, made this trip the best experience we had in Scotland.
Posted by Irit Edelman-Novemsky on 31/08/2010


Roland was really nice with us. He explained us a lot of interesting stories about the places we visited and he cared about us. We enjoied very much the amazing landscapes.
Posted by CRISTINA RODRÍGUEZ ROS on 23/08/2010


Tour guide Mac. Outstanding mix of knowledge/history and just an awesome experience.
Posted by johan basson on 16/08/2010


I and my other 3 friends really enjoy the tour!! The two-day tour had only four of us, but Rabbie's still gave us a mini-coach and the best service. The scenery is beautiful, and our guide Eddie is sooooo nice! My English is not so good, but when I listened to him telling us stories and history, I just felt like listening to a radio programme! He is nice and funny! I highly recommend Rabbie's and guide Eddie!
Posted by Yu on 28/05/2010


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

Day 1 Depart Glasgow at 09.00 and travel north, crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland. 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 Loch Lomond National Park, before finally returning to your starting point of Glasgow. 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