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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.

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 - £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 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.

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 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.
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)
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


Our tour guide's commentary and story-telling added a whole new dimension to the experience. Giving details of the sights is one thing, making the listener feel the natural/human history around them is altogether different, and Heather achieved the latter quite comfortably. She also sprung a pleasant surprise on us by taking us to meet the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd. This wasn't on the itinerary, but we were making good time on account of being a small group and so could spare a quarter of an hour there. The best time we've had in a long, long time!
Posted by Seema on 13/09/2014


The sites were absolutely stunning and Daniel was such a great guide!
Posted by Kristen on 10/09/2014


Barney's commentary was fantastic. I learned a lot about the history (from far past to present) of Scotland.
Posted by Yuki on 09/09/2014


Duncan is a very interesting guy who brought the tour more fun. I learnt a lot from the information and historical stories he told. At the same time, he helped us a lot to find some very good restautants during the tour. I enjoyed making friends of the people from everywhere in the same tour.
Posted by ERKE on 08/09/2014


Audrey is very competent, very humorous, and nice! She is absolutely the delight of the tour. Please let her know that for days afterwards, we were talking like her and often mention her expertise as a driver+guide. And thanks again Audrey for the many personal touches you gave to the tour~
Posted by Rui on 12/08/2014


We will thank Alan for a great tour to Inverness. We really enjoy it. Alan made it a memory for life. He is the best! Thank you for the trip on June 27-28 2014. We hope you will be our guide next year when we hope to come back for a 5 days trip with Rabbies. Greetings from the stupid swedish family who asked if there was a cash-machine in Inverness.
Posted by Family Wikström on 16/07/2014


Our tour guide Alan possessed an incredible encyclopedic memory and deliver to make this a most memorable tour. If you are limited in time this 2 day tour is for you
Posted by The Palleschi's on 24/06/2014


Two beautiful days.
Posted by AMSOMS Vincent on 18/06/2014


Thanks to Keith for his kindness. He was incredibly patient, helpful and fun. He did a lot of extra stops an after over 450 photos I didn't have anymore battery for any of my cameras :)
Posted by Vincent on 16/06/2014


First of all, billion thanks to Scott, our awesome tour guide!!!!!!!!!!!! Without him, I wouldn't be able to understand Scottish history in such thorough but interesting way! He's even better than my history teachers in my opinion. Besides being so interpretative, Scott has been very caring and attentive to details. Me and my friend have booked an awful hostel by chance. We had no clue where the hostel is. Scott spent extra time helping us to find and checking if we're okay before we entered the hostel as there's nobody inside, not even a single staff. On our way back to Edinburgh, it rained cats and dogs. Our last stop was to a farm where three highland cows live. Some of us went to washroom without an umbrella, he'd drove the van to somewhere closer for them to get back. There're still many of these but I feel very heartwarming to be in this tour. Last but not least, I am really looking forward to joining another Rabbie's tour to Isle of Skye. Thanks again to Scott and I wish you all the best :)
Posted by Emilie on 09/06/2014


Well, i truly appreciate the local knowledge that Keith had, the intermix of information and music and the personalized tour in gorgeous scenery!
Posted by Carol on 28/05/2014


Had a wonderful experiece wid rabbies!! te high point of our trip was our guide Rolland, sweetly called Rollando by us!! He made my trip a memorable one wid all his interesting stories n talks.will surely prefer rabbies fr my next trip
Posted by tushita on 27/05/2014


Roland was fantastic - really enjoyed his insights, humor, very detailed knowledge and ability to relate to all on the tour.
Posted by Robert on 27/05/2014


Our guide was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and patient. She gave us all sorts of interesting information about Edinburgh, the geography of Scotland, Highlands, Lowlands, castles, and all sorts of other things which are too numerous to mention here :) The photo stops in the Highlands and the town of Dunkeld were the highlights for me.
Posted by Taylan on 23/05/2014


Paul is a great guide. He kept telling us what he knows during our trip as much as he can. Besides, he was always trying to seek for our ideas on the places that we would like to see. The Loch Ness Boat trip and Castle sightseeing were perfect
Posted by NING on 13/05/2014


each time we were on the bus there was always a laugh to be had and loads to learn from all the beautiful and interesting things and places we passed
Posted by Deirdre on 12/05/2014


By far, the best aspect of the tour was our driver, Al. He went out of his way to personalize the tour for everyone. We really appreciated his sense of humour, knowledge of history, choice of music, and pub recommendations.
Posted by LeAnn on 09/05/2014


I have just come back from the 2-day Loch Ness & Inverness Highland Tour. Rabbies have absolutely got it right with the small group size, relaxed pace, flexibility, and most of all, having a great, funny and passionate guide (Duncan MacLachlan!) who shared a lot of interesting stories (and great Scottish and sometimes not so Scottish :-) music) with us. I have lived in the UK for more than 8 years but only now am I discovering the beauty of Scotland and I am glad I experienced it with Rabbies. This is definitely going to be my first of many tours with Rabbies!
Posted by Tess De La Fuente on 03/05/2014


I have just come back from the 2-day Loch Ness & Inverness Highland Tour. Rabbies have absolutely got it right with the small group size, relaxed pace, flexibility, and most of all, having a great, funny and passionate guide (Duncan MacLachlan!) who shared a lot of interesting stories (and great Scottish and sometimes not so Scottish :-) music) with us. I have lived in the UK for more than 8 years but only now am I discovering the beauty of Scotland and I am glad I experienced it with Rabbies. This is definitely going to be my first of many tours with Rabbies!
Posted by Tess De La Fuente on 03/05/2014


Mac, the tour guide, made this trip way better than I expected. Very knowledgeable, charismatic, and a great storyteller. Never a dull moment. The shuttle bus was just the right size. Would definitely do again!
Posted by Anton S on 01/05/2014


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


each time we were on the bus there was always a laugh to be had and loads to learn from all the beautiful and interesting things and places we passed
Posted by Deirdre on 12/05/2014


By far, the best aspect of the tour was our driver, Al. He went out of his way to personalize the tour for everyone. We really appreciated his sense of humour, knowledge of history, choice of music, and pub recommendations.
Posted by LeAnn on 09/05/2014


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


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