Highlights / General details
Travelling north out of Edinburgh, you head into the Central Highlands and make a stop in the historic village of Dunkeld, where you can visit the ruins of the Old Cathedral. Take a walk alongside the Braan River through the forests of the Hermitage. Continuing north, the route passes through the Grampian and Monadhliath Mountains, as we head west for a view of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis. Travelling through the splendours of Loch Cluanie and Glen Shiel, passing Eilean Donan castle before arriving in the beautiful little village of Plockton, our base for the next two nights. You will be dropped at your accommodation and are then free to explore the village.
Today you turn your attention to the south of the island. Spend time heading down to Elgol for seascapes and views of the Cuillin, or Talisker and its beautiful Bay or indeed Glenbrittle and its famed waterfall before driving down the Sleat peninsula to Armadale. You will take the ferry over to Mallaig, a busy little harbour on Scotland’s west coast. From here it is another breath-taking drive, passing the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct as you head to Fort William, where you will stay for the night.
Returning to Edinburgh today, you will drive along the shore of Loch Linnhe and then take in the majestic and atmospheric Glencoe and cross the wild and remote Rannoch Moor. Following rivers, lochs and forests you will find yourselves back in the Lowlands of Scotland as you pass both Doune and Stirling Castles with maybe time for a final photo stop before reaching Edinburgh.
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
Air Conditioning as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide All ferry and bridge crossings.
Rabbie's Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions.
Gratuities, Meals and refreshments, Entrances to all Visitor Attractions.
Hours of operation
Tour is available on Tuesdays from March - November, Thursdays from April - September, Sundays from May - October (except May 29, August 28).
Departs at 8:30am, Returns at 6:30pm.
Tours depart 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.
Clothing: Because we believe in time off the bus and give clients the opportunities to take nature walks, we recommend to bring suitable clothing and footwear on the tours. Scotland can be a wet place!
Winter can be a spectacular time to travel around the Highlands. Sometimes the routes we take are altered a little depending on the conditions and tours may return about half an hour earlier. In winter (November to March), some castles are not open but can be viewed from outside.
No children under 5 are allowed in this tour.
If you are reserving for a single passenger, you must reserve a Single room. Double room can be booked ONLY if you are reserving for 2 or more.
Child rate applies to children ages 5-15, based on 1 child sharing a room with parent(s) or 2 children in a twin room.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**