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Take our 2-day Loch Ness, Inverness and the Highlands tour from Glasgow, 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.
We leave Glasgow and head west, first stopping at the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonnie Bonnie Banks’ of Loch Lomond. We descend into the atmospheric expanse of Rannoch Moor, passing the Black Mount, to dramatic Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Take a leisurely walk soaking 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, we trace the 24 mile shoreline of Loch Ness, passing Urquhart Castle, then on to Inverness, capital of the Highlands, where we arrive early evening.
Enjoy a flexible itinerary today - you may choose to visit the fascinating Culloden Battlefield*, where the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie were defeated by the Duke of Cumberland, and glimpse the ancient stones of the Neolithic Clava Cairns.
After a lunch stop we move south for a visit to the old military garrison of Ruthven Barracks, built by General Wade. Then, there is the opportunity for a visit to Dalwhinnie Distillery, please note however that this is based on availability and may not always be possible. We continue our return journey via The Hermitage, stopping for a gentle forest walk (this option will only be possible in the summer months), before we cross the Forth Bridge, back to Edinburgh where the tour terminates.
If continuing to Glasgow, your guide will take you to Edinburgh Waverley railway station for the 50-minute journey by train, courtesy of Timberbush Tours.
Overnight stay in Inverness
The price of our two day Inverness tour from Glasgow does not include accommodation but we can reserve it for you. Approximate costs are per person per night: Youth Hostel: £25-£35, Bed & Breakfast: £55 - 75 (shared), £65 - £115 (solo), 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.
To save £10 on your tour, choose to book your own accommodation!
Please note: Luggage is restricted to one piece per person.
Highland Folk Museum
Culloden Battlefield, Dalwhinnie Distillery (based on availability)
“This was a tour I will never forget! It was an amazing experience, mainly because our tourgide Paul B. expertly looked after the group throughout the entire journey. The bus was comfortable and Paul managed to make the rides as entertaining as possible. The accommodation that they had arranged was also wonderful and it was nice that I did not have to arrange anything myself. Everything that we saw during the two days was very impressive, and Paul would always communicate with us what our options were. As a solo traveller, I felt looked after and I have greatly enjoyed myself during the trip. Overall, I cannot recommend enough!”
Your tour from Glasgow departs from 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NX. This is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.
You can view our departure point here.
You can also find us by Glasgow 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 return to Edinburgh Waverley Station and we will provide you with a free train ticket to return to Glasgow.
No, accommodation is not included in the tour price, as we prefer to let you choose the type of accommodation you want, depending on your budget.
The 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 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:
Accommodation is payable to the provider upon check-in. We recommend that you prepare £75 per person per night in cash to cover the cost of your accommodation.
All hotels require credit card information in order to secure a booking. If you wish us to reserve a hotel room for you, we will contact you for your budget and credit card details.
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! We offer a £10 discount to those that choose to book their own accommodation!
This means that you have complete control over where you stay, and can take some time to research all of your options and pick the perfect accommodation for you and those you are travelling with!
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.
If you have more luggage than this, you can store your surplus bags with Unbaggaged.
Unbaggaged will collect your bags at a time and place convenient to you! They then store them at a secure central location, and return them to you, again, wherever and whenever you like! We've negotiated 10% off all bookings for our passengers with code TIMBER10. Book here
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.
Due to limited availability, we might not be able to visit Dalwhinnie Distillery.
The prices for the optional extras (valid from August 2023) are as follows:
No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.
All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book.
If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0) 131 226 6066 - open 07.00 - 22.00 daily.
Yes, all of our tours are in English.
Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.
You'll find a digital translation of your tour through a link on your confirmation email.
Digital 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 4 years old on our tours, and children aged between 4-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.
We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 4.