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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.

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Loch Ness & Inverness Highland 2 Day Tour

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

A two day escape exploring the majesty of Loch Ness, the Caledonian pine forest and the stunning scenery of the Cairngorm National Park. Explore the wilderness of Glencoe and travel the length of the Great Glen and Loch Ness. Enjoy a night out in Inverness, and rejuvenate with the finest Highland landscapes Scotland has to offer.

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 - £99
Discount Prices:  £73 - £93
Departing: Daily (April - October). Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (November to March).

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

Day 1 Highlights of the day include 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. 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.

Exclusions
Meals and refreshments.
Entrance fees to all visitor attractions
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 15 (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.
Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Had an amazing two day tour of Edinburgh-Inverness. An extra applause to our guide Daniel,who is rich of information and facts. Would love to visit again with friends and families and hopw we get Dan as our tour guide again.
Posted by sayani dutta on 05/10/2015


Everything about it was enjoyable! Grant was a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide. The selection and mix of attractions was terrific. I LOVED the music he played in the minivan.
Posted by Linda on 15/08/2015


Heather is such a good guide and told us amazing stories about Scotland, and she has got a good arrangement of the trip, which gave us a good memory of Scotland.
Posted by Mingming on 12/07/2015


Whole tour itself was enjoyable including James's live commentary and friendly nature, Anjela's lovely and warm hospitality and our great team and your lovely Scotland.
Posted by Lakmini on 11/07/2015


Very friendly and flexible guide. Good story teller. Insightful comments.
Posted by Walter on 03/07/2015


The guide was amazing, we really loved him. The landscapes of Higlands are takebreathing, beautiful!
Posted by Daniela on 17/06/2015


enough free time to explore the place we stopped and the choice of B&B is excellent
Posted by Kwan Sin on 02/06/2015


The sights and the tour narrative gave us a good understanding of Scotland, its history and challenges.
Posted by Michael on 29/05/2015


Enjoyed the entire tour.
Posted by Sandra on 22/05/2015


Party Peter was delightful. He was very friendly and he seemed genuinely happy to be taking us on the tour. He was informative and a pleasure to be led by whilst exploring the Highlands.
Posted by Joy on 21/05/2015


I really enjoyed the small size of the group. Also the several opportunities for photo stops and to really enjoy the surroundings. Also I appreciated the possiblity to sleep in a hostel as I did.
Posted by Eline on 16/05/2015


Friendliness and Commentary on the tour. Lot of information and our tour guide Gayile is very friendly and knowledgebale
Posted by Kiran on 16/05/2015


The tour was relaxing. And it was amazing that Gus has arranged such a good itinery for us to enjoy the beauty of highland;
Posted by Jin on 04/05/2015


Gail, the tour guide and driver was so effective in her story telling and generosity that we felt as if we were living in the times she spoke about and places we visited. Several of us had ancestral ties to areas we visited. She had historical knowledge beyond the tour which was most valuable. Gail invited the tour group to consider what they would like to see. She paced time, encouraged us to explore and knew when some may be too tired to get out of the bus, yet her encouragement had everyone leaving with pleasure. She generously gave an hour of her time at the end of the tour so that we were rushed saying "For some of these people, this will be the only opportunity they have to visit Scotland". Rabbies and the Scottish tour board should have Gail as their 'poster girl'.
Posted by Celese on 10/04/2015


Me and my husband had an amazing 2 day trip of Scotland with Doug as our driver giude. He was fantastic and had so much knowledge. We would love to bring our friends/family for yet another tour and we hope we get Doug as the driver giude next time as well. You made our easter Doug.. Thanks for that!!
Posted by Subha S on 06/04/2015


First of all it was like a private tour, since we were 4 people!! This gave the chance to our driver and guide Andrew to be more more BETTER!!!His guidance was like we had all the Scottish history alive in front of our eyes!!The little picturesque cities we passed, the amazing Highlands, and all the beautiful lochs we visited were more than we can ask for!!Moreover our stay in Inverness made us fall in love with the highland capital city!!The tips once more that Andrew gave us were 100 accurate!!! Congratulations for your whole organization!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by alexandra on 02/04/2015


James was our tour guide. Not only did he give detailed explanations to our sightseeing spots, but he also told us many historical stories regarding the castles, loches and monuments. He was a humerous guy as well. We enjoyed this trip with him so much! (5-6th Feb 2015)
Posted by Andrew & Carmen on 08/02/2015


Amazing tour guide with Murray. During conversationon on the bus with other visitors about Scotish topics - particularily the Outlander book discussion - Murray was able to 'customize' a couple stops in addition to the published tour stops. What a bonus and still stayed on schedule without omitting other stops! Muray was very flexible and knowledgeable.
Posted by Kathy J. on 16/09/2014


Liam Ross' continual comments on the places, their history, culture etc were marvelous. I learnt more about Scotland and its history in these two days than in the 3 years I've lived here!
Posted by Cheryl on 15/09/2014


The guide was amazing, we really loved him. The landscapes of Higlands are takebreathing, beautiful!
Posted by Daniela on 17/06/2015


enough free time to explore the place we stopped and the choice of B&B is excellent
Posted by Kwan Sin on 02/06/2015


The sights and the tour narrative gave us a good understanding of Scotland, its history and challenges.
Posted by Michael on 29/05/2015


Enjoyed the entire tour.
Posted by Sandra on 22/05/2015


Party Peter was delightful. He was very friendly and he seemed genuinely happy to be taking us on the tour. He was informative and a pleasure to be led by whilst exploring the Highlands.
Posted by Joy on 21/05/2015


I really enjoyed the small size of the group. Also the several opportunities for photo stops and to really enjoy the surroundings. Also I appreciated the possiblity to sleep in a hostel as I did.
Posted by Eline on 16/05/2015


Friendliness and Commentary on the tour. Lot of information and our tour guide Gayile is very friendly and knowledgebale
Posted by Kiran on 16/05/2015


The tour was relaxing. And it was amazing that Gus has arranged such a good itinery for us to enjoy the beauty of highland;
Posted by Jin on 04/05/2015


Gail, the tour guide and driver was so effective in her story telling and generosity that we felt as if we were living in the times she spoke about and places we visited. Several of us had ancestral ties to areas we visited. She had historical knowledge beyond the tour which was most valuable. Gail invited the tour group to consider what they would like to see. She paced time, encouraged us to explore and knew when some may be too tired to get out of the bus, yet her encouragement had everyone leaving with pleasure. She generously gave an hour of her time at the end of the tour so that we were rushed saying "For some of these people, this will be the only opportunity they have to visit Scotland". Rabbies and the Scottish tour board should have Gail as their 'poster girl'.
Posted by Celese on 10/04/2015


Amazing tour guide with Murray. During conversationon on the bus with other visitors about Scotish topics - particularily the Outlander book discussion - Murray was able to 'customize' a couple stops in addition to the published tour stops. What a bonus and still stayed on schedule without omitting other stops! Muray was very flexible and knowledgeable.
Posted by Kathy J. on 16/09/2014


Liam Ross' continual comments on the places, their history, culture etc were marvelous. I learnt more about Scotland and its history in these two days than in the 3 years I've lived here!
Posted by Cheryl on 15/09/2014


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. We make a short stop in the holiday town of Pitlochry where you have the option to visit the local whisky distillery. From here the tour takes you past Blair Castle into the Cairngorm National Park, where we stop for lunch and spend  time taking in the majesty of this amazing area 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. Our journey continues south through the Great Glen past Ben Nevis and Fort William, stopping for lunch along the way before arriving in Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a terrible massacre in 1692, where many of the Clan Macdonald was 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

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