Notre circuit « l’Écosse en un jour » vous entraîne à la découverte de la beauté spectaculaire des Highlands, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Great Glen, Loch Ness et le Perthshire.
Endroits à découvrir
- Rannoch Moor
- Great Glen
- Fort Augustus
- Boat Cruise on Loch Ness
- Grampian mountains
- Highland Perthshire
Nous recommandons ce circuit à ceux qui n’ont pas beaucoup de temps mais veulent goûter aux magnifiques Highlands. Imprégnez-vous d’histoire en admirant Glencoe et sautez sur l’occasion de rencontrer le Nessie !
Étudiants, personnes de plus de 60 ans et enfants (entre 5 et 15 ans)
Vous quittez Édimbourg et voyagez à proximité du palais de Linlithgow et du château de Stirling, ainsi que du monument national à William Wallace, le grand héros écossais. Vous passez également près du lieu où William Wallace a vaincu l’armée anglaise en 1297. Votre premier arrêt sera à Callander pour un rafraîchissement ou un café.
Le paysage se transforme dramatiquement à mesure que vous avancez dans les Highlands. Les douces plaines des Lowlands laissent place à des lacs miroitants, des montagnes accidentées et des vallées densement boisées. Cette vision spectaculaire fait facilement oublier qu’il s’agit également du lieu où se déroula de sanglants combats entre clans. Vous vous aventurez ensuite à travers la vallée la plus célèbre d’Écosse, Glencoe, dont le paysage magnifique et tourmenté ne manquera pas de vous envoûter.
Après Glencoe, vous pénétrez dans la vallée du Great Glen. Traversant la ville de Fort William, vous voyagez dans l’ombre de Ben Nevis, le plus haut sommet de Grande-Bretagne, avant d’arriver à Fort Augustus, sur les rives du Loch Ness. Avec 56,4 km2 et une profondeur maximale de 272 m, Loch Ness est le plus grand lac d’Écosse par son volume, et est célèbre pour le légendaire monstre du Loch Ness (Nessie) qui vivrait dans ses eaux. Vous aurez l’opportunité de joindre une croisière sur le lac pour partir à la recherche de la mystérieuse créature. Vous pouvez aussi vous promener sur les rives du lac en admirant un panorama à couper le souffle. À Fort Augustus se trouve également le canal calédonien, lieu parfait pour se reposer et admirer les bateaux qui le traversent. Vous vous arrêtez environ 1 heure et 30 minutes à Fort Augustus, ce qui vous laisse le temps de déjeuner et explorer.
Depuis Loch Ness, vous vous dirigez vers le sud à travers les montagnes du parc national des Cairngorms. Vous poursuivez votre route en longeant Loch Laggan, à travers Drumochter Pass et à proximité du château de Blair, datant du XIIIe siècle. Toujours plus vers le sud, vous traversez les forêts du Perthshire, vous arrêtez en chemin pour une pause dans l’une des petites villes typiques de la région avant de poursuivre votre chemin jusqu’au pont du Forth, que vous empruntez pour revenir à Édimbourg.
You depart Edinburgh and travel past Linlithgow Palace and Stirling Castle. To the north is the National Wallace Monument, which commemorates Scotland's great hero William Wallace.
You pass close to the location where William Wallace defeated the English army in 1297, and after this take a short stop for coffee at Callander.
The scenery changes dramatically as you venture further into the Highlands. The flat plains of the Lowlands transform into shimmering lochs, rugged mountains and forest-filled glens. The alluring beauty makes it easy to forget this was once a battleground of the fiercely territorial Highland clans.
You then head down to Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe, where you’ll be mesmerised by the beautiful cliff faces and steep slopes.
After Glencoe, you enter a deep glacial valley, known as the Great Glen. Passing through the town of Fort William you travel in the shadow of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the shore of Loch Ness.
At 23 miles long and over 700ft deep, Loch Ness is the largest loch by volume in Scotland. The loch is best known for the legendary Loch Ness Monster ("Nessie") and you can take the opportunity to go in search of the monster on a fantastic boat cruise. Or you can simply enjoy the beautiful scenery on the banks.
Fort Augustus boasts the Caledonian Canal, which is a great spot to relax and watch the boats sail by. You stop here for nearly 1hour 30min to give you time for lunch and time to take in the scenery around Scotland's most famous loch.
From Loch Ness, you head south through the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park. Your route travels alongside Loch Laggan (the setting for the BBC series 'Monarch of the Glen'), over the Drumochter Pass and past 13th century Blair Castle.
You continue south through the forests of Perthshire and make a short refreshment stop on the way. South of Perth, you drive past Loch Leven. Then it’s over the Queensferry Crossing before returning to Edinburgh.
A trip to the beauty of the grand Lochs and the magnificent Highlands
Scotland. is. Incredible. And thanks to Rabbies tours and our absolutely fantastic guide, Mac, I considered it one of earths great jewels. Trying to figure out a reason to move here! I first heard about Rabbies from a fantastic Instagram account called Tartan Viking (run by one of your grand guides, Eric). We were in Edinburgh for a limited time and he suggested that the day tour of Loch Ness and the Highlands was a fantastic way to see the country. He was so right. Driving into the Highlands, with a soundtrack of Macs stories and musical selections, I must say, I was moved to tears at several points. Rabbies came highly recommended, and now I know absolutely why. I left with a richer life experience, and a soul-shaking appreciation for this wondrous landscape. Ill be back - next time, to the Isle of Sky! Best, your Canadian cousin, Samantha Mehra-Donaldson
Ok, to begin, almost everything that was out of our control that could have gone wrong, did. Bad weather, bus problems, but somehow our tour guide Dave Fletcher took us on one of the most amazing adventures ever. He was one of the best storytellers Ive ever met, filling the long ride with crazy tales and bits of history. On top of that, he knew so many little spots and things that most tourists will never see. Dave even went to the length of lending my brother his jacket when we went on a boat on the loch and it was pouring rain. The small things count. It ended up being the best 12 hours of my trip. Take a look at some of the photos I took whilst on this memorable day trip.
Stories of folklore and legend kept us entertained as we were driven up and over the breath-taking Highlands. Our guide, Dave F, had us smiling as he regaled us with tales we know are utterly true, and if we didnt believe in the Loch Ness Monster before the trip, Dave has cured us of such cynicism. The magic of the Highlands worked on these two Aussies, for sure. The landscape is incredible, stunning, and it was a treat to watch it change over the day. Daves commentary was not only funny, but also informative and he helped fill in the gaps of our very basic Scottish history. The whole Rabbies experience was a pleasure and well be highly recommending the company to visitors to your beautiful country. Thank you so much Rabbies and especially, thank you Dave.
I have been to Edinburgh, Loch Ness, the Highlands and Glencoe many times before but decided on a Rabbies tour for my friend who had never been to Scotland before. We really enjoyed our day (14th May 2019) the weather was glorious and an added bonus. Graeme our guide was fantastic with a varied mix of history, geology, geography, music, local knowledge on flora and fauna, food and drink and his own rendition of Flower of Scotland to finish up with, as we came back into Edinburgh. A thank you must also go to our driver Rosario who transported us safely there and back again A Grand Day out indeed and highly recommended.
Thanks to Tonks, thats what I wanted to say. You‘re such a cool person. We Hand a Great day with you!
Fantastic tour to Loch Ness, Glencoe, Oban, little gems and Ben who is knowledgeable, funny and has the best playlist ever!
Highly professional and well organised. Find they stops unique sites to view.
This tour (right after the Hadrians Wall tour was to Loch Ness. Leslie, our guide, was a very nice vivid personality, but she could have told us more. There are long stretches on the highway during the tour, and there was lots of time that could have been filled with more information.She sure could have worked a bit harder. I also think the stretch was too long for a day. Not enough time to look at places.
The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.
We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.
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It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.
Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.
You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.
We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.
We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.
You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.
Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.
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