MacBACKPACKERS-2 day Loch Ness Weekender by MacBackpackers
Book this tourTo get started, choose an available date below to see prices.
Why Book With Us?
- Secure your Seat! Confirmed Online Reservations.
- Read Reviews of our Tours & Activities by customers who have experienced them.
- SMS confirmation of your Tour Booking.
Escape the hussle and bussle of the weeks grind and free your mind for a weekend of relaxation and fun with our two day trip to the Highlands and Loch Ness with MacBackpackers.
- Departure times: Varied
- Duration: 2 Days
- Starts & ends in: Edinburgh
What to bring:
- Warm Clothing
- Waterproof Clothing
- Accommodation is guaranteed for you whilst on tour, all you need to do is pay for this on arrival at the hostel. Approx dorm bed cost is between �16 & �18 per person per night
Included in price:
On leaving the capital City via the new town, we cross over the River Forth, with views of the bridges on our way to the Kingdom of Fife and the ancient kingdom of the Picti. Our first stop however is just inside the Highland boundary at the picturesque village of Dunkeld. This villages' history goes way back to the early days of Christianity and it's spectacular cathedral is over � 700 years old.
From Dunkelds' old stone to the very old art of making whisky and a trip to Scotland�s smallest distillery. With a taste of the water of life and a tour of the distillery this stop will bring you to life. Then, a short stop for lunch at Pitlochry before heading north into the mountains and a visit to Killiekrankie, the site of the 1689 Jacobite uprising.
We continue with the same theme for the afternoon as we visit the haunting ruins of Ruthven Barracks, and finally at Inverness the battlefield of Culloden, the last stand of Bonnie Prince Charlies Highlanders. And after a day like that there is only one thing to do. Party on in the Capital of the Highlands, Inverness,
On leaving Inverness we start our journey south by travelling the length of Loch Ness to Fort Augustus, to give everyone ample opportunity to spot Nessie. We continue down the Great Glen to Fort William to stock up on supplies, before taking the time for a walk in the spectacular Glen Coe, the site of the massacre of the MacDonalds, but, more importantly, and awe inspiring glen of enormous proportions.
From here we travel across Ranoch Moor towards Stirling, but no trip to the Highlands would be complete without a stop to feed and pet the Highlands most famous animal the Hairy Coo. Then it's on to Stirling, the site of the Great battles of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and the History of the Wars of Independence.
In two days we can give you a real feel for history, culture and beauty of the Highlands, so much so that this tour will leave you wanting more.
Customers who rated this tour left the following reviews.
- In the event of cacellation the deposit paid is non refundable.
- Failure to make cancellations 24 hours before the commencement of the tour will result in FULL PAYMENT being taken from the credit card.
- Tour may be cancelled due to weather conditions. In this event customers will be instantly informed and the deposit paid will be refunded.