Multi-day trip

From Edinburgh: 2-Day Scottish Highlands & St. Andrews Tour

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo
Multi-day trip

From Edinburgh: 2-Day Scottish Highlands & St. Andrews Tour

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo

From US$ 166.29 per person

Experience the best of the Scottish Highlands and St. Andrews on this quintessential 2-day guided tour. Experience Loch Ness, the Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glencoe and spend the night in the beautiful town of Inverness.

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Duration 2 days
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  • Admire the unrivaled scenery of eerie Glencoe and the vast beauty of the Cairngorm National Park
  • Visit the world-famous Loch Ness and take an optional "monster-spotting" cruise
  • Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter at the magical Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Stroll through the pretty streets and ancient architecture of St. Andrews
  • Party the night away in a Highland pub in Inverness
Full description
Take a 2-day adventure out into the Highlands with a charismatic and knowledgeable guide. See the views that inspired countless artists and writers, and visit its most famous attractions, including Loch Ness. Day 1 Departing from Edinburgh, pass the iconic Forth Bridge as you make your way to St. Andrews. Take time to explore the town’s medieval castle and cathedral, ancient University buildings (where Prince William and Kate met), or wander along the fairways edge of the world-famous Old Course.   You’ll then venture into the Scottish Highlands with a visit to the peaceful Hermitage nature reserve. Take a short walk through the forest to the Falls of Brann before lunch in Pitlochry. Continue north into the Cairngorm National Park and watch as the rolling mountains turn blue in the summer or white with falling snow in the winter. In the late afternoon, you'll arrive at Clava Cairns, the Neolithic burial chambers that inspired Diana Gabaldon during the writing of her famous Outlander novels.   Your second-to-last stop today is at Culloden Moor, the site of the last battle fought on British soil in 1746. Your guide will retell the events of the battle and teach you about its significance not only to the Highlands, but also to the Scottish diaspora since. Spend the night in Inverness, a small city packed with restaurants and fun pubs—meet the locals and dance the night away to Highland music in the famous Hootenanny’s Bar with your fellow travelers.   Day 2 Your second day begins by venturing the entire length of the most famous body of water in the world, Loch Ness. Pass Urquhart Castle on your way to Fort Augustus at the mouth of the Loch, where you’ll have the option of taking a 1-hour boat cruise to search for Nessie.   Continue West towards the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, recently made famous by the Harry Potter movies. Hike to a viewpoint to get the best photos of this impressive piece of 19th-century engineering and, in the other direction, be treated to views of Loch Shiel and the monument to the Jacobites: one of the finest views in Scotland.   After lunch, you’ll arrive in Glencoe, the site of the infamous Massacre of 1692. Your guide will share this terribly sad story of betrayal with you. However, the beauty of Glencoe stays with those who visit this place for a very long time.   Your unforgettable Highland adventure ends with a scenic drive through Loch Lomond and Trossachs Park, passing Stirling Castle and into Edinburgh.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Experienced driver-guide providing live commentary
  • City center pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Regular comfort breaks
  • Restroom on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Accommodation in Edinburgh or Inverness
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Optional cruise can be purchased on morning of tour
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Wheelchair users
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)

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Meeting point

Meet outside Deacon's House Cafe.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Your accommodation in Inverness is not included. On booking you will receive an email detailing accommodation providers you may choose to stay with
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Great places to visit and an awesome tour driver! Jim was the best! Thanks for an amazing experience!

October 13, 2022

If you want a very quick taste of the Highlands , this is a good trip to take.

September 23, 2022

April 8, 2022

Product ID: 284457