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2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

By: Rabbie's
  • 2-day trip from Edinburgh to Loch Ness and Inverness
  • Scenic drive through the Scottish Highlands
  • Visit and take an optional boat ride on spooky Loch Ness
2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
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Discover the Scottish Highlands on a leisurely 2-day trip from Edinburgh that includes overnight accommodation at a hotel or bed & breakfast. Visit two of Scotland’s most popular spots — Loch Ness and Inverness — during scenic drives among pine forests, dramatic castles and charming villages, with an optional boat ride on Loch Ness. Travel by minivan with a small group limited to 16 passengers for a personalized experience with your informative guide.
What to Expect
You’ll visit Inverness, Loch Ness and more during this scenic 2-day journey to the Scottish Highlands, departing from Edinburgh by comfortable minivan. Disembark along the way to explore historical villages and atmospheric castles tucked away in the woods, with an optional boat ride on Loch Ness in search of the mysterious Loch Ness Monster. 

Spend the night in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, with your choice of a single, twin or double room at a 3-star hotel or bed & breakfast (guesthouse) upon booking.

This small-group tour means you can reach out-of-the-way places, allowing you more time to discover genuine Scotland, with the added benefit of gaining intimate knowledge of the Scotland Highlands from a knowledgeable guide.

Day 1: Edinburgh – Inverness
Depart Edinburgh in the morning and take a leisurely stroll along the River Tay or explore the wooded grounds of the Hermitage to look for 18th-century follies such as Ossian's Cave. From here you will continue on to the popular holiday town of Pitlochry, where there will be free time to have lunch (own expense) in one of the local restaurants or cafes. 

Cross over the geological fault line, which separates the Lowlands from the Highlands, taking in views of the magnificent Highland scenery and passing the majestic Blair Castle before entering Cairngorm National Park. This unique area is one of the last remaining pockets of native Caledonian pine forest left standing. Your guide will stop in the ancient Rothiemurchus Estate to allow you time to fully appreciate the stunning views. 

Continue your journey north, arriving at Inverness in the early evening. You will be dropped off at your accommodation, and the evening is free for you to explore the capital of the Highlands.
Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Inverness

Day 2: Inverness – Edinburgh 
After a leisurely breakfast, you will picked up from your Inverness accommodation and travel toward the famous Loch Ness. There will be stops along the way to take photos of the beautiful surrounding countryside. Upon arrival you will have the option to take a boat trip out on the loch (April to October; price not included) to look for Nessie the Loch Ness Monster, and take in views of Urquhart Castle, or you may stay on dry land to explore the castle's mighty ruins.

Journey south past Ben Nevis and Fort William to Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a terrible massacre in 1692, where many of the Macdonald Clan died. The tour stops here for you to take in the unique atmosphere of this place. 

The return journey to Edinburgh takes you across the wild and remote Rannoch Moor and through the countryside around Stirling, before concluding in Edinburgh in the evening.
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Reviewed yesterday
Best tour... and best tour guide!

A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of going on a 2-day tour of the Scottish Highlands with driver guide Dave Fletcher. We could not have been happier with our experience! Dave was extremely knowledgeable about every place we went and shared fascinating...More

Thank thomrebecca
Reviewed 4 days ago
fun trip with sinclair

we had a wonderful 2 day trip to inverness nice coach and comfortable we good driver with great insight and knowledge about the area with great side stories please ask for sinclair as your guide

Thank johnschulz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A fantastic tour of the Highlands

This tour was well organised and included stunning stops for short breaks/photo opportunities. The tour guide was very informative throughout, driving the minibus and giving a running commentary. There is stunning scenery, especially travelling through Glencoe. Short breaks included a couple of lochs which were...More

Thank Visitman
Reviewed 1 week ago
Rabbie's Tour with Ross - Highly recommend!

We booked a last minute tour through Rabbie's for the 2 days trip to Inverness and Lochness while feeling quite skeptical as we wanted to do Isle of Sky originally but couldn't get a booking due to peak tourist season. However, we couldn't have asked...More

Thank Anindita S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing tour to the Highlands with Matt!!

This was our first trip to Scotland from the U.S. This two-day tour was perfect in every way. Matt knew details of every place along the way and couldn't have been a better guide. We stopped many times along the way and saw much more...More

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Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for your very kind words, we're delighted that you had such a fantastic time on tour with Matt and we look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, Aimee

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August 14, 2018|
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Response from Visitman | Reviewed this property |
My departure time was 8.45am from Rabbies cafe in Waterloo Street in Edinburgh, although you would need to be there 15 minutes earlier. It included one overnight stop in Inverness, and arrived back at approx 7.30pm the... More
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Response from nicklenemie | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of. Could have bit it wasn’t publicized.
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Response from Ernest F | Reviewed this property |
I only know the hotel. It is nice - a bit old and drab - but I have the sense it is one of the best in Inverness. I did not see the guest room I imagine it may, e.g., involve a shared bathroom. But I don't really know. I... More