Take our two day Inverness 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 ‘Bonny Bonny 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.
“For you "Outlander" fans, this is the tour for you.”
- Williamthebald, travelled September 2015
“Our experience of the two-day tour was great!”
- gabriela2015237, travelled August 2015
“We discovered the Scottish Highlands, its beautiful landscapes and the history of some places. We learned so many things, due to our guide driver…!”
- Julien C, travelled January 2015
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, before the opportunity for a visit and whisky tasting at Tomatin 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, 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.
The price of our two day Inverness tour from Glasgow does not include accommodation but we reserve it for you. Approximate costs are per person per night: Youth Hostel: £18-£22, Bed & Breakfast: £35-£55, Hotel: £65+. 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.
Culloden Battlefield, Tomatin Distillery
Tel: +44 (0) 131 226 6066
Your two day tour from Glasgow departs at 10.15 hrs from 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX.
You can view our departure point via. the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/EEGLZ
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.
No, accommodation is not included in the tour price, as we prefer to let you choose exactly what 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:
All hotels require credit card information to secure a booking. If you do wish us to reserve a hotel room on your behalf, we will contact you for your budget and credit card details.
Please note a single supplement may apply. The above accommodation rates are valid until March 2018.
Single supplements may be charged, especially during high season. Please contact our Reservations Team for more information.
Ensuite rooms have a private bathroom/toilet/shower within the room
Standard rooms have communal facilities that are shared with other guests.
Double means one double bed which sleeps two.
Twin means two single beds, where you share a room but not a bed
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.
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 March 2017
We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attraction, including a 55% discount at Culloden Battlefield.
The above rates are valid from March 2017. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards and are only 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 Glasgow 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 on this tour in the following languages:
French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian and Chinese (Mandarin)
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 5-16 years 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.