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Eilean Donan, Loch Ness and North West Highlands Tour of Scotland

Tour ID: 1001
Tour Theme: Luxury Coach Tours
This tour starts from: Edinburgh or Glasgow
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
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Tour Description:

Highlands Tour of ScotlandHead for the Northwest Scottish Highlands on this great sightseeing tour of Scotland: dramatic mountain views, wild history and a visit to the captivating Eilean Donan Castle as well as the chance to see Loch Ness. Enjoy an overnight stay in the Highland town of Fort William.


Day 1:
ROUTING: EDINBURGH/GLASGOW - STIRLING - DOUNE CASTLE - GLENCOE - FORT WILLIAM
Eilean Donan Castle - Scotland TourFrom Edinburgh we head west to collect our Glasgow passengers, then travel past Stirling, catching a glimpse of its majestic Castle. We visit the Wallace Monument*, the towering stone testimonial to the Scottish legend William Wallace, which contains his 5ft 6in(1.7m) tall sword. Next we continue on, passing medieval Doune Castle, location for the film, “Monty Python & the Holy Grail”.

After lunch, we journey north via Northwest Highlands - Scotland TourTyndrum across the atmospheric Rannoch Moor, continuing to Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan, for a brief walk and photos. We then continue to the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, for a photo opportunity (Apr-Oct).

Our final stop is the Highland town of Fort William, where we check into our accommodation.

Day 2
ROUTING: LOCH NESS - EILEAN DONAN CASTLE - DUNKELD - EDINBURGH
Glencoe - Scotland Tour After breakfast we head north into the Great Glen, a geographical fault line characterised by a chain of impressive lochs, including Loch Ness. We enjoy a photo stop at Glen Garry, before arriving at Eilean Donan Castle (interior closed in winter) for an optional visit, or to explore the castle and its beautiful setting.

Our journey continues with a stop for lunch and views of Loch Ness in the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus. After lunch we start our descent to Edinburgh, enjoying a photo stop to admire Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain, at 1,343 metres.

Northwest Highlands - Scotland TourWe move then across country to Loch Laggan and the 900-foot Laggan Dam. Our journey south takes us past Scotland's highest distillery at Dalwhinnie, then through Perthshire, with time for a gentle woodland walk at The Hermitage, near Dunkeld, and before returning to Edinburgh via the Forth Bridges.

**Please note that on tours where the coach picks up customers departing from Glasgow, the route on Day 1 will be subject to change. If continuing to Glasgow on Day 2, your guide will take you to Edinburgh Waverley railway station for the 50-minute journey by train, courtesy of Timberbush.

Itinerary Subject to seasonal opening times

Tour Highlights: Stirling Castle,Wallace Monument, Killin, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Glen Garry, Eilean Donan Castle (interior closed winter), Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Loch Laggan, Pitlochry.

Optional Extras: Wallace Monument, Eilean Donan Castle entry (March -October)

Please note: There are no scheduled whisky distillery visits on this tour.

For departure details refer to the "Prices, Dates, and What's Included" Section...

Eilean Donan, Loch Ness and North West Highlands Tour of Scotland


Prices, Dates & What's Included:

Edinburgh Departure: 09:00 | Returns: 19:30 approx
Glasgow Departure: 10:15 | Returns: 20:30 approx

Edinburgh Departure Point: 521 Lawnmarket (outside Ensign Ewart), Edinburgh EH1 2PE.
Glasgow Departure Point: 266 George Street, Glasgow City, G1 1QX

Departs: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - All year round

Prices Per Person December 2018 to March 2019
Accommodation is not included in the tour price
 
Adult Price from £81 to £105  (GBP)
Senior (60+)/Student from £78 to £101  (GBP)
Child (5-16) from £78 to £101  (GBP)

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Price Per Person April 2019 to March 2020
Accommodation is inlcluded in the tour price

B&B Double / Twin room price from £135 to £159  (GBP)
B&B Single room price from £145 to £169  (GBP)

**children under 5 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes


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Tour Inclusions from December 2018 to March 2019:
- Services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced driver-guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, Mercedes Benz coaches.
- note: these tours normally run at a medium group size, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles, ranging in size from 16 to 43 seats.
 
Not Included:
- All optional extras – attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drink etc – are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.
Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.
-Accommodation.
 
All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your driver-guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you’ll always get a great deal at Scotland’s top visitor attractions.

- Accommodation is not included in the tour price, you choose exactly what type of accommodation you want, depending on your budget.
All accommodation is payable to the accommodation provider directly on arrival. Please note that many Bed and Breakfasts do not have card machines and do require guests to pay in cash.

Accommodation rates do vary between providers and seasons. For this reason we are only able to give you an estimated rate until a booking has been made. Estimated rates are as follows:
    Youth Hostel: £18.00 - £22.00 per person per night
    B&B: £35.00 - £55.00 per person per night
    Hotel: From £65.00+ per person per night
 
All hotels require credit card information to secure a booking. If you do wish us to reserve a hotel room on your behalf, we will contact you for your budget and credit card details. Single supplements may be charged, especially during high season. Please contact our Reservations Team for more information.
 
The Tour Inclusions from April 2019 to March 2020:
- Services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced driver-guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, Mercedes Benz coaches.
- B&B Accommodation is included in the tour price. You can select either a Single room or a Double / Twin room. All rooms are en suite.
- note: these tours normally run at a medium group size, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles, ranging in size from 16 to 43 seats.

Not Included:
- All optional extras – attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drink etc – are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.
Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.
All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your driver-guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you’ll always get a great deal at Scotland’s top visitor attractions.
 
Languages:

- Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking driver-guide.
If you require a written translation of the tour, just let us know at the time of booking and we’ll arrange one for you. Written translations are available for this tour in the following languages:
    French
    German
    Italian
    Spanish
    Russian
    Chinese (Mandarin)

What should I bring with me?
- As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible, and you have the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable shoes, and take a sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
And don’t forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you’ll encounter on your tour!

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