Highland Weekender Tour

2 DAYS

Adult
from$169
Student
from$165

Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands

The ultimate weekend trip to the Scottish Highlands! Spend two action-packed days exploring the heart of Scotland with its flowing rivers, ruined castles and cathedrals, mysterious Loch Ness, and famous movie sets. Get the real taste of Scotland when you sample a wee dram of Scotland's national drink at a Highland whisky distillery. Travel back in time to mysterious Clava Cairns and dramatic Culloden Battlefield which have inspired the hit series Outlander. And as if that wasn’t enough, party the night away at Morag's Lodge hostel on the banks of Loch Ness.

Highlights

  • Fall in love with the mighty ruins of Dunkeld Cathedral
  • Dare to go back in time at Clava Cairns & Culloden Battlefield that inspired the hit series Outlander
  • Overnight on the banks of Loch Ness
  • Party the night away at Morag’s Lodge, Loch Ness
  • Take in the jaw-dropping scenery of Glencoe in the Highlands

Inclusions

  • Legendary local HAGGiS Guide
  • All transport 
  • All highlights

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Chill out or join an optional activity

Included as part of the Pre-Pay Bundle or can be bought on arrival:
  • Highland Whisky Distillery visit
Can only be bought on arrival:
  • Loch Ness cruise 

Accommodation

No stress, your hostel dorm bed is reserved for you in the best hostels for 1 night in a room which has typically 4-8 beds.

At the time of booking you can choose to either: 

  • 'Pay as You Go' and pay approx. £24pppn on arrival to the hostel or
  • Choose the ‘Pre-Pay Bundle' to pay for this in advance

 

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Mon
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Limited Seats

Day 1: Edinburgh to Loch Ness

We leave Scotland's capital behind at 8.30am and head north to explore the forests and salmon-packed rivers of Perthshire and Dunkeld with its mighty cathedral in the heart of Macbeth country. Then we have a chance to sample Scotland's national drink, a wee dram of whisky at a Highland distillery.

Onto Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns which was an inspiration for the Craigh na Dun standing stones. They both have a dramatic history of their own and have been once again thrust into the limelight as the inspiration for the hit series Outlander. We’ll spend the night on the banks of Loch Ness where you have a chance to go monster hunting on a 1-hour cruise before partying the night away at Morag's Lodge hostel.

Day 2: Loch Ness to Edinburgh

We head south and travel through some of the most iconic Highland landscapes to mysterious and haunting Glencoe also known as the ‘Weeping Glen’. Stunningly beautiful, it has been the backdrop in movies including Harry Potter, Braveheart, Rob Roy and more recently Skyfall.

We cross the wilds of Rannoch Moor towards the Lowlands and on past Doune Castle that starred in Outlander and Game of Thrones. As we pass historic Stirling, your Guide will speak passionately about both William Wallace and Rob Roy MacGregor, undoubtedly two of Scotland’s most heroic figures, before we arrive back in Edinburgh at approximately 5pm.

Tour Map

Select a date to book!


Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Available
Full

Limited Seats

Tour options:

Choose one of the following options at the time of booking:

Pay as You Go:

We have reserved your accommodation in a shared hostel dorm, you just need to pay on arrival to your hostel. Budget around £24pppn.

 

Pre-Pay Bundle Multi-Share includes:

  • 1 night hostel shared dorm accommodation
  • Highland Whisky Distillery visit
  • HAGGiS t-shirt
  • Faster check in and easier to budget on tour

 

Pre-Pay Bundle Private includes:

1 night Private room option (min.2 persons) with shared facilities (non-ensuite), plus all bundle inclusions detailed above.

The majority of private rooms are of the same standard as the hostel dorms (usually twin share with 2 beds) and are subject to availability. They are accommodated within the same building as the rest of the group. Where this is not possible, you may be required to make your own way to your accommodation located a short walk away from the main drop off point.

 

BEFORE AND AFTER TOUR

We don't reserve accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes but you can book this through our MyTrip function after you have booked your tour.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Highland Whisky Distillery visit

Included in the Pre-Pay Bundle or available on arrival

Some people squish up their face. Some stamp their foot on the ground. Others let out a loud 'ahhhhhh'. However you react to whisky, don't let it stop you from going on this fantastic optional guided tour. You'll discover the history behind Scotland's most divisive drink. You'll discover how it's made. And hopefully, you'll discover how to love it. 

Loch Ness Cruise 

Not included in the Pre-Pay Bundle, can be bought locally and is subject to availability

Take to the water and hunt for the elusive monster. Hour long evening cruises operate from Fort Augustus throughout summer and can be booked through Morag's Lodge hostel on arrival. 

 

 

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