Scottish Guided Tours

2-Day Loch Ness, Inverness & Scottish Highlands Tour

2-Day Private Tour of Scotland from Edinburgh

Enjoy a wonderful 2-day private tour of Scotland from Edinburgh with one of our experienced Scottish tour guides. On this tour you will visit many famous places and some amazing places that you have never heard of but will love. We will visit Glencoe, Glenfinnan, Loch Ness and relax for a night in the Scottish Highlands capital, Inverness. You will see ancient standing stones and Neolithic sites, visit Culloden Moor and walk in the footsteps of Highland clansmen and warriors.  On the return journey we will stroll through the Hermitage Woodland Walk and view the Black Linn Falls.

Inverness & Scottish Highlands 2-Day Tour

Your Scottish Highlands Tour Journey

Explore Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands at a pace that suits you. You will experience mountains, lochs, ancient woodlands and folklore on your incredible two-day private tour of Scotland. As a result, there will be lots of time to experience Scotland and even search for the Loch Ness Monster.

– Walk in the footsteps of Highland Warriors at Culloden Moor
– Explore the history of the Jacobites and the tragedy of the last battle fought on British soil
– Marvel at Glenfinnan and the Harry Potter Bridge
– Private Scotland tours to Inverness are relaxed and a great choice   

Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall greet you at your chosen location. Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal. The most convenient start possible to your private tour of Scotland. Complete Door-to-door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

Your Guides

Niall and his team of experienced Scottish Tour Guides aim to give the best possible experience, whether heritage-related, historical, cultural or perhaps a mixture of all three. Fun and authentic private guided tours of Scotland – The best Scotland has to offer.

Private Tours of Scotland

Scottish Guided Tours delivers award-winning private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.

Transport

Our brand-new luxury vehicles ensure great views, comfort, and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Small Group Tours of Scotland are exclusively for you and your travelling companions.

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Day One

On day one, we travel from Lowland Scotland to Highland Scotland. A superb journey through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. After a morning coffee, we continue to Glencoe.

Glencoe mountains on a private tour from Edinburgh
Glencoe on a Private tour of Scotland with Scottish Guided Tours.

Glencoe attracts visitors for its awe-inspiring scenery, walking, climbing and, of course history. As a result, great photo opportunities and incredible views are what makes Glencoe so memorable. However, hearing the Clan MacDonald’s tragic tale whilst standing in the Glen makes it an unforgettable experience. 

In 1692, the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe suffers a terrible fate that still resonates with Scotland’s people to this day. 

Glencoe Day Tour from Edinburgh
Buachaille Etive Mor and the River Coupal on our private tour from Edinburgh.
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The Three Sisters of Glencoe, as we explore Scotland on our private Inverness & Scottish Highlands tour from Edinburgh.
 

The Harry Potter Bridge 

One of our main stops in the afternoon on our Inverness & Scottish Highlands Tour is the famous 19th-century Glenfinnan Viaduct. The incredible rail bridge spans the glen for over 1000 ft and is a classic piece of railway infrastructure. 

Glenfinnan Viaduct
The Harry Potter Bridge is a wonderful location.

Glenfinnan Viaduct 

Better known in modern times as the Harry Potter Bridge, the Glenfinnan Viaduct is instantly recognisable as the bridge upon which the Hogwarts Express travels. 

The Glen has witnessed so much over the centuries. Bonnie Prince Charlie landed here in 1745 to rally the Highland Clans in what is to become the final Jacobite Rebellion. The Glenfinnan views and history make it an unforgettable stop on our Scottish Guided Tour.

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The Jacobite steam train passing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct on our Inverness & Scottish highlands Tour.

Inverness Capital of the Highlands

In the early evening, we check into Inverness. The largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands.

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Inverness castle across the river ness on our 2 Day Inverness & Scottish Highlands tour

For the best Scotland tour and experience, Inverness is a must-see. Nestled on the River Ness, the small city has an excellent choice of restaurants, traditional pubs and shops. Situated on Scotland’s northeast coast where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth makes this wee city an outstanding overnight stop. The superb choice of Hotels, B&Bs, shops and local eateries means there is a great choice for all travellers in the Capital of the Highlands.

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Ness Footbridge over the River Ness. Inverness & Highland Tour exploring the city.

 

Day Two 

On the morning or our second day, we travel the short distance to Culloden Moor.

Culloden Visitor Centre Inverness private tour
Culloden Moor Tour from the centres mirrored windows. Reflection of the battlefield and the moor as seen on our Inverness & Highlands 2-Day Tour.

Culloden Moor Tour

The Battle of Culloden was the final battle of the Jacobite rising of 1745. On April 16th 1746, Charles Edward Stuart’s Jacobite army was decisively defeated by a British government force under William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, at Culloden Moor. Because of this, Culloden is an emotive and special place for both Scots and international visitors alike. Our 2 day Inverness & Highlands Tour means you have time to take it all in and experience Culloden Moor.

2 Day Inverness & Highlands Tour
Culloden Moor and the Clan Fraser Cairn on our 2 days Inverness and Highlands Tour

 

Clava Cairns

2 Day Inverness & Scottish Highlands Tour
The Standing Stones of Clava Cairns are as magical as they are mysterious.

A short journey from Culloden is Clava Cairns. A hugely significant and exceptionally well preserved prehistoric site, Clava Cairns is a fantastic example of the distant history of Highland Scotland, dating back about 4,000 years. A well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery complex of passage graves, ring cairns, kerb cairns and standing stones in a beautiful setting. 

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Clava Cairns is a neolithic settlement outside Inverness. A magical stop on our private tour

Standing stones are not uncommon in Scotland but are always very special to touch, walk around and experience. The Outlander TV series has certainly added to their popularity. A hugely significant and exceptionally well preserved prehistoric site, Clava Cairns is a fantastic example of the distant history of Highland Scotland, dating back about 4,000 years.

 

Magical Woodlands

Tours of Scotland

The Hermitage Woodland Walk & Ossians Hall

Come face to face with the thunderous Black Linn Falls –  best viewed from Ossian’s Hall.

Breathe in the earthy woodland and tang of pine needles as you wander along the banks of the River Braan.

Douglas firs tower over the paths leading to the roaring Black Linn Falls, where the Dukes of Athol has been planting “big trees” for hundreds of years. 

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Looking over the Garry Bridge onto the River Garry by Killiecrankie on our Inverness & Scottish Highlands Tour

 

Forth Rail Bridge

Our final stop is the Unesco protected and world-famous Scottish landmark of the Forth Rail Bridge on our return to Edinburgh.

An incredible engineering feat and still responsible for carrying all the rail traffic over the River Forth. South Queensferry is a historic location within Scotland. Queen Margaret’s ferry crossed this river as far back as the 11th century.

Forth Rail Bridge on our Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh
The Forth Rail Bridge with Scottish Guided Tours as we return from Glencoe.

 

8 am Departure

Callander Village is known as the gateway to the highlands and is nestled in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. A great Coffee stop/brunch stop

Hairy Coos !! A visit to our famous Highland Cattle is a must !! 

Loch Tulla Viewpoint

Rannoch Moor photo stop

Glencoe (multiple photos stops)

Glencoe Visitor Centre ( Coffee/restrooms)

Glenfinnan Viaduct (Harry Potter Bridge)

 Urquart Castle (photo stop)

17.30 Inverness Check-in

Depart 9 am

Culloden Moor & Visitor Centre

Clava Cairns

Whisky Distillery

Pitlochry Village

Highland Perthshire

Hermtiage Woodland Walk

Forth Rail Bridge

17.45 Drop off location

Join us on a private guided tour of Scotland and enjoy the best of Scotland.

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  • Private Day Tour prices – 675 GBP per day (not per person)
  • Exclusively for your group of up to 8 passengers (for larger groups, please contact us)
  • Multi-day tours – Please add 79.00 GBP per day for your Guide’s overnight expenses.
  • Private guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Scottish Spring Water is provided 
  • Please note: Entrance fees to historic buildings-attractions etc are not included unless previously stated.

Transport is in a brand new air-conditioned vehicle with plenty of room for you and your group.

Credit & debit cards or contactless payment are accepted all over Scotland. Its always handy to have a little cash for very small shops 

Scottish Guided Tours offer private tours exclusively for your group. Tours can start and end in any location within Scotland. 

Accommodation is not included in your quote. Payment for accommodation is made directly to Hotel or B&B on arrival, unless by prior arrangement.

Contact us for great accommodation suggestions

We would be delighted to suggest Hotels or B&B’s for your trip. Some clients prefer to book their own but we are always glad to help. Please Contact us 

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