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2 Day Loch Ness And Scottish Highlands Experience
- Private Tour 1-6 people | Suitable from +5 years old
Enjoy a 2 Day Monster Sized Tour of Scotland!
An experience packed with history and beauty, this 2 day tour is perfect for those travelers that are short on time and want to see as much of Scotland as they can.
- Day 1: Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Fort Augustus, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness and Inverness.
- Day 2: Whisky tour at Tomatin Distillery, Blair Castle, The Hermitage and Dunkeld Cathedral.
We will leave your accommodation and drive towards the stunning Trossach National Park where we will stop and enjoy the views over the shimmering Loch Lomond, which is Scotland’s largest fresh water loch. You can also gaze upon our most southerly Munroe, Ben Lomond.
Crossover the ancient national fault line and travel into the highlands where the landscapes change dramatically. This is where we first catch a glimpse of the Rannoch Moor, which is covered in heather, lochans and peatbogs. You will also enjoy stunning views of the Black Mount and the Buachaille Etive Mor.
We then travel through Scotland’s most famous valley, Glencoe. Feel history come alive when we tell the tales of the massacre of the Macdonald clan, which took place in 1692.
We will soon arrive at the highland village called Fort Augustus that sits on the south side of Loch Ness. We will have lunch here and enjoy the views of the famous Loch from a Lochside restaurant.
From here we will take the short journey towards the famous Urquhart Castle that lies on the banks of Loch Ness. This is where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the loch as well as discovering more than 1000 years of history as the castle has been home to some of the most historical chapters of Scotland’s story. Urquhart castle was a government stronghold during the Jacobite risings and finally destroyed when Clan Grant decided to leave the castle for good, stopping the enemy from taking it for themselves.
Your guide will then drive you to your hotel in Inverness where you will be staying overnight. Dinner reservations can also be organised on request.
We will pick you up from your accommodation in Inverness and take you to the famous Tomatin distillery where you will take part on their Legacy tour. Explore the distillery and learn how they produce their award winning whiskies. You will learn about the unique legacy of Tomatin which, having started in 1897, is the driving force for the company today. Finish the tour with three tasting drams of their unique whisky.
We will journey south through the Perthshire Highlands and come across the famous Blair Castle. The castle is the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders.
We will take a tour of the castle and visit the 30 rooms on display that are full of Scottish cultural history, architectural design, period furnishings, family portraits, landscape paintings and a colourful military past. Highlights include the Victorian Ballroom which is decorated with 175 pairs of antlers, the Entrance Hall which features weapons used at the Battle of Culloden, the classic Georgian styling of the Picture Staircase and the grandeur of the Drawing Room and State Dining Room.
We will then have lunch at the Tullibardine Restaurant that provides a wide range of hot or cold meals and snacks for visitors touring the castle or gardens. From traditional Scottish dishes to homemade soup, sandwiches and a range of scrumptious cakes and tray bakes, all of the food is made on the premises by the castles expert team of chefs.
Soon we will discover the ever impressive Hermitage originally designed as a pleasure ground in the 18th century for the Dukes of Atholl. Walk through the towering Douglas firs to the folly of Ossian’s Hall, and gaze over the Black Linn Falls that crash down from the River Braan.
We will take the short drive to Dunkeld and wander among the ruins of Scotland’s most romantic cathedral. Due to Viking raids on the island sanctuary of Iona in 849 AD, St Columba’s relics were removed from the island and taking to Dunkeld for their own protection.
The Cathedral you see today shows both Gothic and Norman influence having being built in stages over a period of nearly 250 years between 1260 and 1501. The restored choir is the oldest part or the original church, having been completed in 1350. It contains some of the original red stone in its east gable.
There are also fine memorials in the choir to look at, including the effigy of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan – notorious as ‘The Wolf of Badenoch’.
After our tour has come to an end, we will drive you back to your accommodation.