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2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Overview
Join this small group tour for a magical two day escape to the Highlands. Traveling through spectacular scenery, this tour is the perfect way to see Scotland and many of her highlights. These include stops at Doune Castle, Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct (April - October only) and Loch Ness. Overnight is in the bustling Highland capital of Inverness followed by visits to Culloden Battlefield, prehistoric standing stones, Pitlochry (optional whisky distillery tour) and a riverside walk at Dunkeld.
Highlights
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personal experience
  • 2-day tour of top Scotland sights: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Culloden, and more
  • Skip the hassle of driving and booking travel with this seamless trip
  • Get insights into local life and culture from your guide
What to Expect
Begin your Inverness 2-day tour by meeting your group in Edinburgh. On your first day, pack in stops at Doune Castle, Glencoe, Loch Ness, and Fort Augustus. You also get views of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Tours running from April through October visit Glenfinnan, one of the areas featured in the 'Harry Potter' movies. At the end of the first day, you get dropped off at your Inverness accommodation (according to your choice at checkout) and can grab dinner (own expense). Day two begins with pickup at your accommodation, and a stop at Clava Cairns, one of Scotland's most popular prehistoric sites. Then, drive through Cairngorms National Park and stop for lunch (own expense) at one of the villages in the park. Other stops include Pitlochry and Dunkeld for a short riverside walk. If you like, you can visit the Blair Athol Distillery (own expense) while in Pitlochry. Your 2-day tour of Inverness ends with drop-off back in Edinburgh.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Departure Time
8:15 AM
Duration
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini coach
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation: See the Additional Info section below to select your preferred accommodation choice
  • Entry/Admission - Doune Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Blair Athol Distillery
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Accommodation: Please let us know in the Special Requirements box when you check out which type of accommodation you would prefer. Please choose from: Hostel (£18 to £26 per person per night) Please confirm if passengers are male or female. En-suite B&B double/twin/family (£45 to £60 per person per night). B&B single (£45 to £90 per person per night). En-suite Hotel single/twin/double/family (£80+ per person per night)
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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My research pointed me towards a different tour company, but on a whim I chose Heart of Scotland Tours, and I am so happy I did. Gregor was our driver and guide. He was great! Despite the short days of winter, he put forth a great effort to get us to see as many destinations as
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Response from WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at 2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello there, Ah we are delighted that your whim brought you to us at Heart of Scotland Tours! Gregor too will be really pleased to read your lovely comments - he certainly is a fantastic guide! We very much look forward to seeing you again on the Wee Red Bus. Best wishes Helen and the HOST team
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I don't know where to start. Everything was just amazing. We took 2 days tour to Highlands and Edinburgh. Our guide was Eddie, and he was awesome. He knew about everything, and showed us so many places and also gave us a lot of time to see them. I'll definitely recommend Heart
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Response from WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at 2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello DhavalD85, Wow! What a lovely review - thank you so much! Eddie will be really pleased that he made such an impact and helped make your trip to the Highlands such a great experience. If you ever return to Scotland we hope we might see you again on the Wee Red Bus. Best wishes Helen and the HOST team
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Great tour and Gregor been a great guide , much recommended tour. Five stars to the trip. It’s been great experience of Heritage Scotland.
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Response from WeeRedBus, Front Office Manager at 2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your 5 star review, Gregor will be very happy to read your review. Many thanks and we hope to see you again in the future! Happy travels, Jenny and the Heart of Scotland Team
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Our trip was perfectly tailored to our interests and needs. Loved the tour guide. Bus and approach was relaxed and fun. Super easy to organise. Nothing but great things to say. Can't imagine having done it on our own. Would have been a major hassle. Thanks so much.
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Response from WeeRedBus, Front Office Manager at 2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Loren and thank you for your review. Taking a tour is certainly a fun way to see Scotland and we're happy that you had such a good time! We hope to be able to help with a tour again in the future, Happy travels, Jenny and the Heart of Scotland Team
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Gregor, our tour guide, was amazing. He has an insane wealth of knowledge that he just loves to share with you. He is one of the friendliest people I've met and genuinely cares about making the most of the trip for everyone. The experience you get from Heart of Scotland Tours is
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Response from WeeRedBus, Front Office Manager at 2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review of your tour with Gregor! He is a great tour guide and we're delighted that you had such a good time on his tour. We hope to see you back again for another tour! Happy travels, Jenny and the Heart of Scotland Team
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Cluemanatti
Berlin, Germany
21
Loch Ness / Highlands
We did the Loch Ness/Highlands tour with our guide Graham today and we enjoyed every minute of this 12 hour trip.
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Peter Yordanov
10
Amazing
Simply amazing. Every stop had beautiful scenery and plenty of time for pictures. Our tour guide was very
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J2887
London, United Kingdom
10
Interesting, Fact-filled Tour!
This was my second time through the Highlands and this time around, I've seen the beautiful snow-ladden version of
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Kiranjit D
London, United Kingdom
41
Fantastic Tour
We would highly recommend this 1day tour, if you’re in Edinburgh for a short time. Our guide Paul, was informative
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Alexandros K
11
Fantastic tour
That was an amazing day tour and our driver Paul is the best guide we could ever have. He is a great person and he
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Nancy G
Crosby, Texas
220
Beautiful scenery
This was a fantastic way to see the beautiful scenery and have an informed guide describe the sights.
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Stephenie D
11
Change of Plans, but Excellent Time.
I had to be bumped from the Stirling/Loch Lomond tour because I was the only one interested, but I had an
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Zelda S
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
43
Five stars all the way!
We used Heart of Scotland Tours during my April 2019 vacation. We had Eddie as our guide on the 3-day Isle of Skye
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Melissa P
United Kingdom
11
Stirling castle and whiskey tour
We had a wonderful day despite the weather and traffic. Ian was a fun and interesting guide and willing to fit in
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Jini
Cieszyn, Poland
10
Wonderful
Very experienced, knowledgeable and humorous guide! We had great time during Christmas holidays, thank you.
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