3 Night EDINBURGH WIth loch ness
3 Night Edinburgh with Loch Ness Ref: 3ELN
Private Car Transfer from Edinburgh Station to Hotel.
3 nights The Spires Edinburgh 3* or similar, Edinburgh
1 x One Bedroom Apartment
Duration: 24 Hrs
An Edinburgh bus tour is the perfect way to hear commentary on the city’s sites and get a panoramic overview. This tour of Edinburgh lets you hop on and off at several strategically placed stops as many times as you like. Board the open-top double decker bus and travel the entire route or stop at Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum and many more. Buses depart regularly and tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.
- City Sightseeing 24 hour Hop on Hop off tour of Edinburgh.
- Open-top double decker sightseeing tour with onboard commentary.
- Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Royal Mile and Our Dynamic Earth.
- Hop on and off at several stops around the city.
Start Time: 08:00am
Duration: 12 Hrs
We depart Edinburgh and travel past Linlithgow Palace and Stirling Castle. To the north is the National Wallace Monument, which commemorates Scotland's great hero, William Wallace. We will pass close by to the location where William Wallace defeated the English army in 1297 and after this take a short stop for coffee at Callander.
The scenery changes dramatically as we venture further into the Highlands. The flat plains of the lowlands transform into shimmering lochs, rugged mountains and forest filled glens. The alluring beauty makes it easy to forget this was once a battleground of the fiercely territorial Highland clans.
We continue down to Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe, where you’ll be mesmerised by the beautiful cliff faces and steep slopes.
After Glencoe, we enter a deep glacial valley, known as the Great Glen. Passing through the town of Fort William we travel in the shadow of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the shore of Loch Ness.
At 23 miles long and over 700ft deep, Loch Ness is the largest loch by volume in Scotland. The loch is best known for the legendary Loch Ness Monster ("Nessie") and you can take the opportunity to go in search of the monster on a fantastic boat cruise or you can simply enjoy the beautiful scenery on the banks.
Fort Augustus boasts the Caledonian Canal, which is a great spot to relax and watch the boats sail by. We stop here with time to eat lunch and take in the scenery around Scotland's most famous loch.
From Loch Ness, we head south through the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park. Your route travels alongside Loch Laggan (the setting for the BBC series 'Monarch of the Glen'), over the Drumochter Pass and past 13th Century Blair Castle. We continue south through the forests of Perthshire, making a short refreshment stop en route. South of Perth we drive past Loch Leven. Then it’s over the Queensferry Crossing before returning to Edinburgh.
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Edinburgh Station.
Transfer from Edinburgh Airport - Hotel or v.v. Supplement of AUD $30.00 One Way.