Take our two day Inverness tour from Edinburgh, travel in comfort in a small group and savour the delights of the Highlands with your guide: see rivers, lochs and mountains, and experience plenty of rich Highland history - with an overnight stay in the Highland capital of Inverness.
From Edinburgh we head west to pick up our Glasgow passengers*, first stopping at the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny Bonny Banks’ of Loch Lomond. We descend into the dramatic expanse of Rannoch Moor, passing the Black Mount, to dramatic Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Here we pause for a leisurely walk to soak in the atmosphere of this haunting glen, before continuing north towards Fort William and Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.
After lunch in the Fort William area, your two day Inverness tour from Edinburgh traces the 24 mile shoreline of Loch Ness, passing Urquhart Castle, then on to Inverness, capital of the Highlands, where we arrive early evening.
“Despite the packed itinerary, we never felt rushed, and given the small group size, it was a much more personal experience than most tours.”
- mamawala, travelled May 2019
“The tour was exquisite and very interesting with a comfortable bus and a friendly driver guide.”
- Marios, travelled April 2019
“Would have to rate as one of the best day trips I have done anywhere in the world.”
- HBGNYC, travelled January 2019
Enjoy a flexible itinerary today - you may choose to visit the fascinating Culloden Battlefield, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites were defeated by the Duke of Cumberland, and glimpse the ancient stones of the Neolithic Clava Cairns, before the opportunity for a visit and whisky tasting at Dalwhinnie Distillery.
After a lunch stop we move south for a visit to the old military garrison of Ruthven Barracks, built by General Wade. We continue our return journey via The Hermitage, stopping for a gentle forest walk in idyllic Scottish woodland (this option will only be possible in the summer months), before we cross the Forth Bridges, back to Edinburgh.
The price of our two day Inverness tour from Edinburgh does not include accommodation but we reserve it for you. Approximate costs are per person per night: Youth Hostel: £18-£25, Bed & Breakfast: £40-£65, Hotel: £75+. Single supplement may apply. Please be advised, most accommodation providers only accept cash payments, and will not accept debit/credit cards as methods of payment.
PLEASE NOTE: Luggage is restricted to one piece per person. *On tours where the coach has no pick ups from Glasgow, the route on Day 1 will travel via Stirling.
Culloden Battlefield, Dalwhinnie Distillery
Tel: +44 (0) 131 226 6066
Our tours depart from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.
You can also find us by Edinburgh Public Transport
Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.
Our multi-day tours will return to Edinburgh Waverley Station which is about a 15 minute walk from our original departure point.
No, accommodation is not included in the tour price, we like to let you choose exactly what type of accommodation you want, depending on budget.
The two day Inverness tour price includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide and transportation on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.
All accommodation is payable on arrival to the accommodation provider. 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:
All hotels require credit card details in order to secure a booking. If you wish us to book a hotel on your behalf, we will contact you for your budget and credit card information.
Please note a single supplement may apply. The above accommodation rates are valid until March 2020.
Please note in high season a single supplement may apply.
Single supplements may be charged, especially in high season. Please contact our Reservations Team for more information about your two day tour from Edinburgh.
Hostels are budget accommodation. Many hostels have kitchen facilities where customers can prepare their own food.
B&B's are privately owned Guesthouses. Guests are given breakfast (continental or full, depending on the B&B) but cannot prepare their own food.
Hotels are the most expensive choice of accommodation. Rooms come with a full breakfast (unless stated) and guests are unable to prepare their own food.
Double means one double bed which sleeps two.
Twin means two single beds, where you share a room but not a bed
Ensuite rooms have a private bathroom/toilet/shower within the room
Standard rooms have communal facilities that are shared with other guests.
Yes, you are free to make your own arrangements if you wish. Simply advise us at the time of booking that you will be reserving your own accommodation, and inform us at your earliest convenience of the name and address of the Guesthouse once it has been booked.
We kindly ask that your accommodation provider is located in central Inverness, otherwise your Driver-Guide will be unable to drop you off and collect you.
Luggage is restricted to one medium sized suitcase per person.
For guidance: a medium sized suitcase is considered 60-69cm high and roughly 45cm in width.
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.
This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which attractions they would like to visit on the day.
Optional extras on this tour are as follows:
From April 2019
We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions, including a 55% discount at Culloden Battlefield.
The above rates are valid from April 2019. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash.
No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.
All of the attractions 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.
Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.
Yes, all of our tours are in English.
Your two day tour from Edinburgh will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide. If you require a written translation of your tour, simply 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:
As you’ll be spending two days on and off the coach with the opportunity for walks, we recommend bringing warm and/or waterproof clothing, comfortable walking shoes and some sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
And don’t forget your camera to capture all of the lovely scenery and wildlife you’ll encounter on your tour!
We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.
We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.
A simple answer would be that it is the largest city in the Highlands, however Inverness used to be the chief stronghold of the Picts, a group of Late Iron Age and Early Medieval Celtic people. Their leader, King Brude, reportedly resided in the vitrified fort on Craig Phadrig on the western edge of the city.