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Loch Ness and Inverness

Learn about Scotland's native forests on a tranquil walk, travel through majestic mountains and quaint villages, and you get plenty of time to see if you can find the infamous Loch Ness Monster.

Loch Ness and Inverness

Learn about Scotland's native forests on a tranquil walk, travel through majestic mountains and quaint villages, and you get plenty of time to see if you can find the infamous Loch Ness Monster.

Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing including Glencoe, Great Glen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Urquhart Castle photo stop, Cairngorm National Park, Caledonian Pine Forest walk, and Pitlochry.
  • Small groups up to 16 passengers.

Loch Ness and Inverness Tour Includes

  • Three (3) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in Edinburgh and one (1) night in Inverness.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Edinburgh.
  • Two (2) days of custom touring.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Additional Notes

Off season (Oct 31 - March 31) - this tour operates on Tue, Thur, or Sat (pre-night in Edinburgh on Mon, Wed, and Fri) - other days not available. Selecting any other day but Mon, Wed, and Fri during this time will not allow you to complete the booking.

Please Note Baggage Restriction: Due to size of coach there is a luggage restriction of 14kg (31 Ibs) of luggage per person on this tour. This includes one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small personal bag.


Itinerary

Day 01: Edinburgh

Arrive Edinburgh and transfer (included) to your pre-booked accommodations (note: check-in time is generally from 2 pm). Spend your day independently exploring Edinburgh on your own. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 02: Inverness

You leave Edinburgh and head north across the River Forth towards the Highlands. (Please note the departure time on your voucher with your documents). 

The first stop is in Pitlochry, a quintessential Scottish town nestled among the hills of Perthshire. Get some coffee and find out why Queen Victoria loved this place before you cross into the Cairngorms National Park. 

This wild heart of the Highlands teems with mountains, rivers, lochs, and wildlife hotspots and is a magnet for all nature lovers. We head to Aviemore, a bustling hub for all outdoor activities, where you can try local specialties before you travel to Loch Morlich, which is as unique as it is bonnie.  

Leave the majestic mountains and step back in time at Clava Cairns near Inverness. These ancient standing stones and ring cairns are as beautiful as they are mysterious and were made famous by Diana Gabaldon in the Outlander books. 

Then it’s just a short drive to Inverness, where you’re dropped off at your accommodation. 

The evening is free for you to explore the Capital of the Highlands. 

Day 03: Edinburgh

After a leisurely breakfast, you’re picked up from your accommodation and taken into the surrounding countryside. You travel to the mysterious Loch Ness where you have the chance to take a boat trip along the loch and visit dramatic Urquhart Castle.*  

Our journey continues south through the Great Glen past Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK and Fort William. You stop for lunch along the way before arriving in Glencoe. This beautiful area boasts steep slopes and photogenic peaks. And it’s one of the most famous natural landmarks in all of Scotland. Your driver-guide may reveal to you the tragic tale that’s haunted this valley for over 300 years. 

The return journey continues over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor and into the Lowland scenery around Stirling, before finally reaching our starting point of Edinburgh,  approximately 7 pm. From here, you will make your own way back to your pre-booked hotel.

*Unfortunately, there won't be any cruise between the 9th and 22nd of January 2023.

*The Loch Ness boat cruise is weather dependent and may be canceled without notice. 

Day 04: Edinburgh - Home

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your return flight to the US.

Rates & Hotels

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  $839
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  $819
  $926
  $1037
  $965
  $896
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  $899

Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Loch Ness & Inverness 2-day tour - Based on B&B, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel
Loch Ness & Inverness 2-day tour - Based on Hotels, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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    Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

UK Hotel

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Pre and post nights booked at a mid-level hotel [more]

Accommodations booked by Rabbies UK

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Depending on package booked, accommodations can be BB/Guesthomes, 3* Hotels/Inns (and some packages may include 4* Hotels) [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Discount rate applies to children aged 5-15 years. Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

Unfortunately, due to the 2020 pandemic, Celtic Tours will only be offering airfare for groups sizes of 15 or more. Individuals should book directly with airlines. Please make sure you book your flight to arrive and depart on accurate dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in Edinburgh. Please book your air one day before to accommodate overnight flights.

Tour Guarantee

Although our UK tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers, it does not mean a date is guaranteed until we check with the Edinburgh office. Although we get regular updates, a tour can sell out and we may not yet have it noted above. We must first advise of a guarantee before airfare is booked and ticketed. Thank you.