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2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

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

2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
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About
Explore the beauty of The Highlands by going on a 2-day adventure from Edinburgh. Save time organizing car rental, and go on a stress-free small-group tour in a top-of-the-range Mercedes vehicle instead. The tour includes accommodation and breakfast for extra convenience, and stops at two of Scotland’s most popular locations—Inverness and Loch Ness. Enjoy scenic drives through quaint villages, explore towering pine forests, and visit historic castles too.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Tick off multiple highlights of The Highlands, including Inverness
  • No need to plan where to stay—accommodation is included
  • Enjoy a small-group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Option to upgrade and add on a boat trip at Loch Ness (extra charge)
What to expect
  • Visit Inverness, Loch Ness and more during this scenic 2-day journey to the Scottish Highlands, departing from Edinburgh in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach. 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. Day 1: Edinburgh – Inverness Depart Edinburgh and make photo stops at Loch Lubnaig and Callander. Then journey to Glencoe Mountain, a haunting glen that was the scene of a terrible massacre in 1692, where many of the Macdonald Clan died. On arrival at Loch Ness, you 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. More scenic views and a quick photo stop are offered at the inspirational memorial of Commando Monument (Spean Bridge). Continue your journey, arriving at Inverness. Enjoy free time to soak up the lively atmosphere and beautiful Victorian architecture before you’re dropped off at your accommodation. 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 – Culloden - Pitlochry – Edinburgh After a leisurely breakfast, you are picked up from your Inverness accommodation and travel toward the Culloden Battlefield at Culloden Moor. Experience the Battle of Culloden, admire Jacobite artifacts, and visit the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite rising. Travel through winding back roads and discover a 4,000-year-old cemetery at Clava Cairns. After a possible stop at eight the House of Bruar at Blair Atholl with free time to stroll around or Dalwhinnie Distillery for whisky tasting (own expense). From here, continue on to Cairngorm National Park. This unique area is one of the last remaining pockets of native Caledonian pine forest left standing. Gaze in awe at Scotland’s most beautifully rounded peaks en route back to Edinburgh. Please note: tour may run in reverse order for operational reasons.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • Tick off multiple highlights of The Highlands, including Inverness
  • No need to plan where to stay—accommodation is included
  • Enjoy a small-group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Option to upgrade and add on a boat trip at Loch Ness (extra charge)
What to expect
  • Visit Inverness, Loch Ness and more during this scenic 2-day journey to the Scottish Highlands, departing from Edinburgh in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach. 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. Day 1: Edinburgh – Inverness Depart Edinburgh and make photo stops at Loch Lubnaig and Callander. Then journey to Glencoe Mountain, a haunting glen that was the scene of a terrible massacre in 1692, where many of the Macdonald Clan died. On arrival at Loch Ness, you 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. More scenic views and a quick photo stop are offered at the inspirational memorial of Commando Monument (Spean Bridge). Continue your journey, arriving at Inverness. Enjoy free time to soak up the lively atmosphere and beautiful Victorian architecture before you’re dropped off at your accommodation. 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 – Culloden - Pitlochry – Edinburgh After a leisurely breakfast, you are picked up from your Inverness accommodation and travel toward the Culloden Battlefield at Culloden Moor. Experience the Battle of Culloden, admire Jacobite artifacts, and visit the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite rising. Travel through winding back roads and discover a 4,000-year-old cemetery at Clava Cairns. After a possible stop at eight the House of Bruar at Blair Atholl with free time to stroll around or Dalwhinnie Distillery for whisky tasting (own expense). From here, continue on to Cairngorm National Park. This unique area is one of the last remaining pockets of native Caledonian pine forest left standing. Gaze in awe at Scotland’s most beautifully rounded peaks en route back to Edinburgh. Please note: tour may run in reverse order for operational reasons.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Overnight en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Dalwhinnie Distillery
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Additional information
  • Tour may run in reverse for operational reasons.
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Please note tour stops and timings are for reference only and depend on the itinerary of the day as well as on group's interests, therefore cannot be guaranteed.
  • There are many options along the route and our itinerary is intentionally flexible so that the guide is able to decide what is best on any given day.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Stops at Culloden, Clava Cairns, House of Bruar, Dalwhinnie are optional, but not guaranteed.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Loch Ness by Jacobite cruise – no need to pre-book, you can choose whether you want to join the cruise whilst on your tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Overnight en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Dalwhinnie Distillery
Departure details
  • Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Tour may run in reverse for operational reasons.
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Please note tour stops and timings are for reference only and depend on the itinerary of the day as well as on group's interests, therefore cannot be guaranteed.
  • There are many options along the route and our itinerary is intentionally flexible so that the guide is able to decide what is best on any given day.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Stops at Culloden, Clava Cairns, House of Bruar, Dalwhinnie are optional, but not guaranteed.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Loch Ness by Jacobite cruise – no need to pre-book, you can choose whether you want to join the cruise whilst on your tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 24, 2020
A note from 2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
• Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
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11 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh - Fort Augustus -...
Day 2
Inverness - Culloden - Pitlochry...
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Stephen B
Colchester, UK1 contribution
Wonderful tour of the Highlands was the highlight of our honeymoon
Oct 2021
We were staying in Edinburgh for our honeymoon and booked a 2-day tour of the Highlands with overnight stay in Inverness so that we could experience the heart of Scotland. Our tour guide Fiona was incredible from start to finish, giving us wonderful insights into Scottish life and history as we drove through the country, in both an informative and humorous way.

Our tour incorporated The Hermitage, Blair Atholl, Aviemore, Carrbridge, Clava Cairns, Inverness, Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Ben Nevis, Glencoe, Doune Castle, and plenty of other sights along the way. The Highlands were truly stunning but our tour was made all the better for Fiona's fantastic insights into every place we visited or drove through.

Thank you so much for this wonderful experience that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. We couldn't thank Fiona enough and this tour was honestly one of the highlights of our honeymoon!
Written November 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ogechukwu O
3 contributions
Awesome experience #Waka 🚶
Sep 2021 • Friends
Right from the start of the journey I felt completely relaxed and comfortable with the way Gab drives. Absolutely was I immersed in the storytelling and above all I got to know more about Scotland than I previously had planned to. I totally would recommend Rabbie's tours. They're just amazing at what they do - they bring their experiences and passion to do the job. Just amazing.
Written September 18, 2021
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Maddie Parsley
Guildford, UK1 contribution
Outstanding, easily recommend to anyone!
Aug 2021 • Solo
Highlight of the trip was Adam, our fantastic, entertaining and fun tour guide. So lucky to experience the beauty of Scotland with such lovely company to be in. Every place we visited was truly breathtaking and more than what I was expecting. Next time I’m in Edinburgh, will definitely sign up for another tour with Rabbies. Couldn’t recommend enough. Thankyou!!
Written August 28, 2021
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Katty C
Totton, UK129 contributions
Great tour guide
Great to travel the Highlands with John who was an amazing tour guide. So friendly and knowledgeable. An absolute credit to the team. Thanks again for a memorable experience.

Would recommend!!
Written August 28, 2021
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Scott S
2 contributions
Jim Scott - Excellent tour guide & photographer
Aug 2021
Had Jim Scott for 2day LochNess/Inverness Tour. Top notch, wouldn't have changed a thing. Would recommend to family and friends.

If you are a serious or even talented novice picture taker, insist on Jim as your guide. A former pro photographer, he knew the best ways at each site to get the best / unusual photo shots.

Also had an impressive curated playlist of music for the bus sections of the trip.
Written August 16, 2021
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Agata N.
2 contributions
A great way to experience Highlands
Aug 2021 • Couples
Thanks to the best guide Ross who took us on this adventure, showed us the most picturesque places (which only he would know, because of his experience), told us lots of stories and facts (with a good sense of humor), and went way beyond his limits trying to show us why it's worth visiting Highlands in Scotland.
Probably taking a tour at Rabbie's was the best choice to experience the Highlands in short period of time (and you don't have to drive by yourself, just take a comfortable seat and relax).
Written August 13, 2021
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Greeshma G
8 contributions
Mesmerized by Scotland
Jul 2021 • Solo
Graham, our guide was a fantastic voice of the Scottish experience. He was so passionate about the history and the origins of the places on the tour. Truly enjoyed the highlands. There was a lot of flexibility for different members of the group to enjoy it to their fullest.
They booked us an accomodation in a cosy b n b with breakfast included. Graham also gave us suggestions for locally exploring Inverness on the day of the stop. I would definitely recommend Rabbie's and do more Rabbie's tours
Written July 12, 2021
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Anca S
1 contribution
They can do better than this
Jun 2021 • Friends
I’ve been with Rabbies on several tours before and I was always happy with the organisation, tour guide etc. However, this 2-day tour was the most chaotic I’ve ever been on. While it was very informative and showed us both the wild side and urban side of the Highlands, there’s room for improvement. Here are some things that Rabbies could do better:
-Train your staff how to use payment devices. Not 5 minutes before the boat tour is supposed to depart, but a couple of days in advance. This will avoid frustration among the boat crew and the tourists who may need to get cash in the middle of nowhere. The other option would be to give tourists the possibility to already book the boat tour upon booking the whole tour by adding an additional check box.
-Provide your tour guides with the passengers’ phone numbers. In case they’re late or something happens, the tour guide should be able to call them. It looked very unprofessional when two people were late and the tour guide had only their names.
-Departure times should be communicated clearly. All your guides so far had a little board where they wrote departure times. Not this one. Which led to some people understanding 10 instead of 9.10 as departure time
-Make it a 3-day tour and include a trip to the Black Isle. There’s seriously not much to do in Inverness.
-Try to get information in time regarding sights being opened during COVID and limitations on the number of visitors. We were told we would meet at Urquhart castle after our boat tour. One of the crew members told us while we were on the boat that we won’t be able to see the castle due to restrictions on numbers. Again, this was quite unprofessional.
Written July 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rabbies_Aimee
Many thanks for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed the tour overall and appreciate your suggestions. Things are constantly changing in light of Covid and we're sorry to hear that there were a couple of things that did not run smoothly. We will follow up and review training as necessary, but If you want to discuss this with us further, please do get in touch directly. Kind Regards, Aimee
Written July 5, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Suneeta
Wembley, UK1 contribution
One of the best trips ever
We fell in love with Edinburgh at first sight. From city to its people, we felt very much welcomed. We wanted to do tours in highlands and thats when rabbies came across. I must say at first we were very skeptical about tour companies as i had bad experiences before. But at last we wanted to give one last try and i must say it was one of the best decision. I would really like to thank rabbies for changing my decision about tour companies.

Me and husband toured with rabbies from Edinburgh on 22.06.21 and Graham was our tour guide. He was so knowledgeable, friendly and went out of his way to make our experience very memorable. Through out the journey, he told us about Scotland history and also played Scottish music. Me and my husband enjoyed the bagpipe music so much that we have been listening every morning these days. And all this credit goes to you graham. We wouldn’t have asked for anyone than you. Because of graham and his hospitality, my sisters have planned to visit Scotland and they promised us to tour with rabbies only.

Once again thank you graham for going extra mile to enhance our trip. Also i wanted to tell rabbies that you have a gem (Graham) with you so never let him go.

Regards,
Sagar & Sunita (Couple from last seat)
Written June 26, 2021
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David FG
4 contributions
Incredible trip with Stefan to discover Scotland
We booked the 2 Day Loch Ness, Inverness and Highlands group tour with Rabbie's. First we would like thank Rabbie's for doing this tour with just the two of us despite the last minute cancellations they had. So what it was supposed to be a group tour became a private tour for me and my girlfriend.

On the other hand we were lucky to have Stefan as a guide and driver of our trip. He is super funny and has a deep knowledge of Scottish culture and history. He knows the best spots to take some pictures, to have lunch/dinner or just when to play the right songs inside the minibus. You notice that he prepares the trip thoughtfully and he never loses his smile. In this way, our experience could not be better: we learned, we visited, we laughed, we steered and we enjoyed in every corner of Scotland we stopped during the Tour.

We totally recommend it, we will repeat with another tour and with Rabbie's! Many thanks!
Written May 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Just go, it's impossible to regret
Tour guide was very knowledgeable, funny and pleasant. Would have to say that Glencoe was my favourite but seeing s
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a MUST if you're in Edinburgh for only a couple of days
I went on the Rabbie's day trip before and loved it so for my second time, I took my best friends along and it was
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100% recommend to explore the goodness of Scotland!
Our tour guide, Jim Scott drove us to Loch Lomond, Kelpies and Stirling Castle in a comfortable minivan. During the
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Best first trip to the Highlands
Beautiful sites and interesting history for all the places visited. Can even spot the ‘real Loch Ness monster’. To
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Mhairi is ma darlin
What a brilliant day. We saw places we have never seen before . We love outlander and it was brilliant seeing the f
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Stunning experience! Best tour ever! It’s worth every penny!
Absolutely amazing! Our guide and driver Roger was outstanding. The guy is like a Scottish encyclopaedia there’s no
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Really good and entertaining
We went to lock Ness from Inverness our ist tour really enjoyed it out driver was Jim Very good knowledge and good
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A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE- IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING IT. BOOK NOW.
To begin with, my friend and I are 18 years old and were on our first solo trip around Scotland. upon seeing Rabbie
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5 stars aren't enough!
Did this tour yesterday (22/11/2021), can't recommend it enough! Rabbies run a first class friendly tour that can't
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Best way to see the Highlands and Skye
If you want to experience the beauty and magnificence of the Highlands and Isle of Skye in a small group, then the
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Stunning Trip To Loch Ness
Graham was a fantastic guide. He made our trip memorable by sharing lot of knowledge and history about Scotland. We
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A great day with a great tour guide
Jim Scott is the best tour guide and made the day really fun. We learnt lots of history about Scotland and stopped
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Incredible 1-day adventure
Coming from Canada, I’ve never done any trips like that so didn’t know what to expect, but it was absolutely amazin
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Fantastic as usual! Nik was an amazing guide.
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