2 Day tours from Edinburgh

2 Day Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Adventure

If your heart’s desire is to explore the romantic mountains, lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands, but with some heart-thumping thrills thrown in, then this is the tour for you. New for 2020, our Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Adventure tour offers you the privilege of a bird’s eye view of some of Scotland’s most breath-taking beauty spots, from the tranquil forests of the Trossachs to the Big Tree Country of Perthshire. One minute you’ll be drinking in the spectacular scenery from your luxury mini coach seat, the next you’ll be gasping for air as you zip through trees, experience a Highland bungee jump from a great height and skim at breakneck speed across mysterious Loch Ness.

Optional Extra attractions may have limited availability for bookings made within 14 days of departure. Please contact us by email or telephone before booking for confirmation of availability.

Main Departure Point
Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

Costs:
Adults 16-59: £95.00 – £119.00
Seniors 60+, Students: £89.00 – £115.00
Children 14-15: £89.00 – £115.00

Please note we are unable to take children under 14.

See the Details & FAQ tab for optional extra costs and further information.

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Our small group tour departs from Edinburgh, calls in at Glasgow and then heads to gorgeous Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and the adventure destination of Go Ape. Here you’ll be in the thick of nature, climbing, swinging and zip-wiring high in the trees and gulping in views that only thrill-seekers get to enjoy.

The Treetop Challenge offers easy and extreme sections. However brave you’re feeling that day, you’ll start with a thrilling 300 metre zip wire and end with a heart-in-your-mouth 400 metre zip wire that’s one of the UK’s longest. From the safety of your harness you’ll be flying over lush forest and waterfalls, all with the spectacular background of the Trossachs’ hills, valleys, rivers and glens.

Once your feet are firmly back on solid ground we’ll have lunch here before carrying on our road trip to the Scottish Highlands through Tyndrum and historic Bridge of Orchy. After the lush, rolling slopes of the Trossachs, Rannoch Moor can be bleak and desolate but it’s also breath-takingly beautiful with its blanket bog, rocky outcrops, flora and fauna. Look out for curlews, grouse and red deer.

The moor soon gives way to the towering mountains of atmospheric Glencoe and we take the road less travelled to Glen Etive. Here, your knowledgeable driver-guide will point out where legendary characters James Bond and M stood to drink in the spectacular scenery in the epic film Skyfall and you can recreate the scene with your own camera.

Back in Glencoe we’ll pull over for a chance to appreciate and photograph this eerie but beautiful glen before heading to our overnight destination of Fort Augustus, a tourist town full of character that sits at the southern tip of Loch Ness. This is the Great Glen, a natural faultline that cuts Scotland diagonally in two from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east. It’s now a popular trail for hikers and bikers and the setting of the Caledonian Canal, one of the world’s greatest waterways and there’s much entertainment to be had watching the boats navigate the village’s locks.

On day two of our Highland adventure tour, prepare to be truly awoken with a thrilling 90-minute RIB ride on Loch Ness. This power boat ride will have you on the edge of your seat, with the wind ripping through your hair. It’s an exciting way to explore some of Loch Ness and, who knows, you might even catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster, whom we affectionately call Nessie.

As we say cheerio to Nessie our Highland Adventure tour heads south east, through sweeping green hills to the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. There’s some outstanding wildlife to be seen: if you keep your eyes peeled you might catch a Golden Eagle or Osprey or even the Monarch of the Glen himself, the red deer stag.

Our destination is the densely wooded river gorge at Killiecrankie where our final and most adrenaline-filled thrill of this Scottish adventure tour awaits – a bungee jump (for ages 14 and over). Should you wish to accept this mission, you’ll leap from a platform just below the Garry Bridge and hurtle 40 metres down towards water before the springy bungee cord halts your descent and you’re winched back to the platform. It’s the ultimate adrenaline rush at Scotland’s first bungee destination and the experts at Highland Fling Bungee will ensure you have a safe and unforgettable experience.

If a bungee jump is a stretch too far for your nerves, why not try the Highland Fling bridge swing instead. Again, 40 metres above the River Garry, in full body harness, you’ll freefall around 15 metres before the rope takes the slack and you accelerate through an arc underneath the bungee platform before you’re anchored and winched back to where you started.

Afterwards, you’ll feel like you’ve conquered the world and you can purchase photos and video to show off to your friends.

With the adrenaline rush over, we’re back on four wheels and head into the charming Highland tourist resort of Pitlochry for a late afternoon refreshment before dropping you off in Edinburgh.

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Departure & Return Information
Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place (opposite the Apex Hotel)
Edinburgh
At the end of this tour you can return to Edinburgh or Glasgow. All you need to do is email us (include your booking reference number) at tours@discoverscotlandtours.com and we will arrange this with your tour driver-guide.

Check in 07.45
Departs  08.00
Returns  19.30

Important
Please note if you are late in arriving at your departure point and as a consequence miss your tour you will not be entitled to a refund.

Tour Inclusions
Costs are for transportation by air-conditioned 16 seat mini-coach and the services of an English speaking driver-guide.

Tour Exclusions
Accommodation, meals, refreshments and entry fees to Go Ape, Rib Ride Loch Ness and the Highland Fling Bungee Jump or swing.

Children
We regret that we do not carry children under the age of 14 on this tour.

Luggage Limits
Luggage is restricted to one medium sized suitcase/ bag (maximum weight 15 kg) and one small carry-on bag per person.

Tour Highlights

Day 1
Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, Go Ape, Glen Etive, Glencoe and Fort Augustus.

Day 2
Loch Ness, RIB Ride, Highland Fling Bungee Jump and Pitlochry.

Optional Extras

Optional Extra attractions may have limited availability for bookings within 14 days of departure. Please contact us by email or telephone before booking for confirmation of availability. 

Go Ape Tree Top Challenge
£33.00 per person.
£3.00 off the published rate for Go Ape's Treetop Challenge for tours booked more than 14 days prior to departure. 

Rib Ride on Loch Ness
£32.00 per person.

Highland Fling Bungee Jump
£79.00 per person
£10.00 off the published rate of the Highland Fling Bungee Jump for tours booked more than 14 days prior to departure.

Highland Fling Swing
£69.00 per person.
£8.00 off  the published rate of the Highland Fling Swing for tours booked more than 14 days prior to departure. 

All payable in cash on the day

FAQs

Where does the tour stay overnight?

We stay in the village of Fort Augustus during this tour. 

The village has some restaurants for evening dining and a shop should you require any necessities.

Can you reserve my accommodation?

Yes, we can reserve both B&B & hostel accommodation for you. There is an option to request your preferred accommodation when booking. You will then receive a confirmation email containing details of your accommodation provider & the exact cost of your stay.

Payment is made directly to the accommodation provider on arrival.

How much luggage can I bring?

Our luggage allowance is medium suitcase weighing no more than 15kg per person plus a small handbag/laptop bag which can be brought on to the coach. This allowance is set based on the overall weight limit of the coach and therefore can not be altered.

There are left luggage facilities in both Glasgow and Edinburgh Train Stations and Edinburgh Bus Station if you require to store luggage while you are on tour.

Will we be dropped off and picked up at our accommodation in Fort Augustus?

Yes, at the end of day 1 your Tour Leader will drop you off at your accommodation and collect you at a designated time the next morning.

Please ensure you are ready in plenty of time in the morning.

Will I be able to pay with Credit Card while on tour?

In the Scottish Highlands many businesses do not accept card, particularly in rural areas where mobile signals are not very strong. Optional extras are also paid in cash to your driver. Therefore, it is best to bring cash with you.

There are cash machines on route should you require to take out money while on tour.

Are children permitted on this tour?

Due to the type of activities offered on this tour we are only able to travel with children aged 14 or over. No children under the age of 14 will be permitted on tour.

Are there health or age restrictions for the activities on tour?

Yes, due to the nature of the activites, both the Go Ape and the Highland Fling experiences have health and safety disclaimers that they will explain to you on site. All experiences require participants to be reasonably fit and healthy and have specific parameters that passengers must adhere to.

These limitations include:

Minimum Height: 4' 7"/1.47m
Maximum Weight: 18.9 stone/120kg - 20.5 stone/130kg depending on the activity.

You can see the the full T&C's of each company by clicking the links below:

Go Ape - Treetop Challenge: https://goape.co.uk/terms-and-policies

Highland Fling - Bungee Jump: https://www.bungeejumpscotland.co.uk/killiecrankie-bungee-jump/
Highland Swing: https://www.bungeejumpscotland.co.uk/garry-bridge-swing/

Does this tour stop in Inverness?

This tour visits Loch Ness but does not travel through or visit the city of Inverness.

Check in 07.45: Departs 08.00 - Returns 19.30

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