O The Highlands and Loch Ness
From Edinburgh this tour heads towards Stirling catching views of the castle and The Wallace Monument. We will continue towards Callander where we will have our morning coffee stop and the chance to meet "Hamish." the Hairy Coo. Our journey continues northwards to the Highlands over the Rannoch Moor until we come to the dark brooding Pass of Glencoe where we will stop for a photo opportunity and hear the haunting story of the famous massacre in 1692. After crossing Loch Leven at Ballachulish we stop for lunch in the Fort William area then follow the course of the Caledonian Canal up the Great Glen to Fort Augustus on Loch Ness. Here we can cruise on the loch for an hour or so or enjoy this tranquil little village on the banks of Loch Ness. Please note this part of the tour may be subject to change due to weather conditions in the winter months. We then drive northwards along the entire length of Loch Ness passing Urquhart Castle where the water is 800ft deep. Then through Drumnadrochit and to Inverness the capital of the Highlands where we turn to head south. Traveling via the A9 we will pass Aviemore the Cairngorms and Drumochter Pass alongside the Perth to Inverness railway the highest point of any railway in Britain. Descending through the Forest of Atholl we will catch a quick but magnificent view of Blair Castle home of the Duke of Atholl for over 700 years before making a stop in picturesque Pitlochry a delightful Victorian resort town. Journeying past Perth and through the Kingdom of Fife we will cross the Forth Road Bridge alongside the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge before arriving back in Edinburgh with a millions memories. Suitable and relaxing music will be played during your comfortable drive home. Itinerary - Activity Schedule - Travel through Glen Coe - Walk Along the Banks of Loch Ness Optional Cruise - Stop Near Fort William for Lunch On Your Own - Views of Urquhart Castle - See the Forth Road and Rail Bridges Includes - *Hotel pick-up from most downtown Edinburgh hotels and guest houses drop off not guaranteed - Guided tour with a fully trained and experienced driver-guide Excludes - Entrance fees - Meals and drinks - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please Note - This tour has 4 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation your choice of a refund reschedule or alternative tour will be offered. - Children below 4 years old are not permitted on this tour. - Tour buses are not wheelchair accessible. - *It is not always possible to pick up from the door of some of the citys hotels-guest houses. The coach would collect you at the nearest main road where it is safe to stop. We are unable to guarantee drops offs back at all the hotels. The driver can drop off at hotels and guest houses on return journey in towards the City Center.