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2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh provided by Heart of Scotland Tours

2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
See Scotland's best sites, including Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Culloden on this 2-day tour of Inverness and the Highlands from Edinburgh. This seamless trip takes the hassle out of travel planning, driving, and booking accommodations. Relax during easy transfers between movie locations, charming towns, and natural wonders, all while getting insight from your guide. Enjoy personalized attention in a small group of no more than 16.
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17 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh to Inverness
Day 2
Inverness to Edinburgh
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Highlights
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personal experience
  • 2-day tour of top Scotland sights: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Culloden, and more
  • Skip the hassle of driving and booking travel with this seamless trip
  • Get insights into local life and culture from your guide
What to Expect
Begin your Inverness 2-day tour by meeting your group in Edinburgh. On your first day, pack in stops at Doune Castle, Glencoe, Loch Ness, and Fort Augustus. You also get views of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Tours running from April through October visit Glenfinnan, one of the areas featured in the 'Harry Potter' movies. At the end of the first day, you get dropped off at your Inverness accommodation (according to your choice at checkout) and can grab dinner (own expense). Day two begins with pickup at your accommodation, and a stop at Clava Cairns, one of Scotland's most popular prehistoric sites. Then, drive through Cairngorms National Park and stop for lunch (own expense) at one of the villages in the park. Other stops include Pitlochry and Dunkeld for a short riverside walk. If you like, you can visit the Blair Athol Distillery (own expense) while in Pitlochry. Your 2-day tour of Inverness ends with drop-off back in Edinburgh.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Duration
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour - 13 passengers or less
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini coach
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation: See the Additional Info section below to select your preferred accommodation choice
  • Entry/Admission - Doune Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Blair Athol Distillery
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Accommodation: Please let us know in the Special Requirements box when you check out which type of accommodation you would prefer. Please choose from: Hostel (£18 to £26 per person per night) Please confirm if passengers are male or female. En-suite B&B double/twin/family (£45 to £60 per person per night). B&B single (£45 to £90 per person per night). En-suite Hotel single/twin/double/family (£80+ per person per night)
  • Small group tour - 13 passengers or less
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Sarah Chan wrote a review 12 Sep
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Kevin McLeod was our tour guide and he was great!!! Definitely recommend this from Arthur & Sarah!👍
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Date of experience: September 2020
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AnnetteF wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
We had a fantastic tour. Euan from Heart of Scotland Tours was our guide and he was amazing. We were a small group and everyone got on well together so Euan did a great job giving us history of Scotland in between all our chatting. There was snow/ice/rain/wind and sun so we
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at 2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Hello Annette, What a lovely review - thank you! Euan will be delighted to hear it was such a great experience for you all despite the changing weather. If you return to Scotland some day we hope we might see you again on the Wee Red Bus for another adventure. Kind regards Helen and the HOST team
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Moira wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
This was an amazing tour! Definitely the highlight from my trip to Scotland. Euan, our tour guide/driver, was brilliant - very informative, friendly and took us to so many great spots to take photos. I'd definitely recommend this tour to anyone thinking about doing a one day
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at 2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Hello there, We are delighted to hear that your trip with Euan was such a great experience. Many thanks for taking the time to write so warmly about your tour. We very much look forward to welcoming you back on board the Wee Red Bus when you return to Scotland. Kind regards Helen and the HOST team
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kdk505 wrote a review Jan 2020
Maine71 contributions23 helpful votes
My research pointed me towards a different tour company, but on a whim I chose Heart of Scotland Tours, and I am so happy I did. Gregor was our driver and guide. He was great! Despite the short days of winter, he put forth a great effort to get us to see as many destinations as
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at 2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Hello there, Ah we are delighted that your whim brought you to us at Heart of Scotland Tours! Gregor too will be really pleased to read your lovely comments - he certainly is a fantastic guide! We very much look forward to seeing you again on the Wee Red Bus. Best wishes Helen and the HOST team
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Dhaval D wrote a review Jan 2020
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I don't know where to start. Everything was just amazing. We took 2 days tour to Highlands and Edinburgh. Our guide was Eddie, and he was awesome. He knew about everything, and showed us so many places and also gave us a lot of time to see them. I'll definitely recommend Heart
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at 2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Hello DhavalD85, Wow! What a lovely review - thank you so much! Eddie will be really pleased that he made such an impact and helped make your trip to the Highlands such a great experience. If you ever return to Scotland we hope we might see you again on the Wee Red Bus. Best wishes Helen and the HOST team
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G699IWhelenad
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A must do trip
We only had 2 days in Edinburgh and this trip was a very good use of our time as we fit so much sightseeing into on
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572alisonw
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Amazing way to try everything in Highland
We attended the 3-day highlands tour from Edinburgh. Our tour guide, Keith, was a very friendly and thoughtful pers
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John Isaac T
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Exploring high lands in Scotland worth going .
All the Mountain views, woodlands , all the Lochs . Our tour guide ,Dom ,took us to the place more than we expect .
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222zsuzsanna_
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Gabor and Suzanna’s first trip in Scotland
This tour was amazing! For us, Londoners who mainly only see grey everday all this green today was just marvellous.
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Arthurwright1877
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Great experience
I highly recommend this tour to any traveller wishing to discover Scottish Highlands within a day. The different st
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_Myyy13
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Great day with an amazing guide!
Despite the social distancing and the face covering during the whole journey, we spent a wonderful day with Heart o
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j0hnnyt1980
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History Heaven
Late review I went in July 2019. It's been a dream of mines to see Hadrian's Wall since I'm into Roman history. The
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beekerlg2
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Excellent Day
Transportation was comfortable. Guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. The scenery was amazing, we loved the
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donnaf2018
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Castles, Whiskey, & Highland Cattle...Oh my!
We had a fantastic day trip from Edinburgh to see the Highlands, castles, & enjoy a bit of Scottish whiskey. Our gu
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romyt509
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What a amazing day it was!
We totally loved this day trip to the Highlands and Loch Ness. Our guide, Graham, started and ended the day tour fu
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benR1982
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perfect way to explore the highlands!
Iain was a superb guide, and the tour was spectacular. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to get out of th
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Keep Calm and Carry Hand Sanitizer
We were beginning to think we’d made a mistake. We arrived in London at midnight on the 13th, spent the next two da
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StephenY755
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Great day out, awesome scenery and a very helpful guide.
Thoroughly enjoyed this small group tour - max. 16 - we had just 8 in our group including 2 people who turned up on
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Mark M
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Perfect balance of number of stops and enough time at each stop
We really enjoyed this tour -- it was a great mix of scenery and history. The day was rainy on an off, which of co
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The wee red bus is small so you can hear the guide and at any time he can hear your question. They really want to m
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 2 days
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