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Oban: Historical Tour and Seafood Lunch

1. Oban: Historical Tour and Seafood Lunch

After meeting at the central point in Oban, you will be taken on a tour off the beaten track to local historical sites often not seen by the average tourist and learn about the origins and history of Oban. Visit Dunstaffanage Castle a ruined castle which has a unique local history dating back to the 12th-century. Then will visit the St. Conan's Kirk a uniquely famous and renowned architectural church which holds bones of Robert the Bruce. From there you will go to see Kilchurn Castle which dates to back to the 15th-century and was the original home of the Clan Campbell. You will then be taken through Glen Lonan, a hidden gem of a valley where standing stones and highland cattle can be seen. This glen is hard to find and not normally visited by tourists and is also on the "coffin trail" an ancient burial route of Scottish Kings and Queens on route to their final burial place in Iona. While exploring the glen you will have many opportunities to get up close and personal with the Highland cattle and calves. With your tour coming to an end, enjoy a seafood lunch on the fishing pier in Oban. You will learn about the local fishing economy and get to enjoy delicious local catches. Vegetarian and other dietary options available on request.

Private Tour of Highlands, Oban, Glencoe, Lochs & Castles

2. Private Tour of Highlands, Oban, Glencoe, Lochs & Castles

Witness the vast mountains and wide open spaces of the Scottish Highlands on a tour through some of its most special places. See castles crumbling dramatically against craggy hills, and enjoy peaceful views of glassy lochs nestled between peaks and glens. Learn about the rich history and folklore of the area, and see some of Scotland's most celebrated scenery. Our first stop will be at the beautiful village of Luss, nestled on the banks of Loch Lomond, it's a 40 min drive and we will give you 30 mins to explore this wonderful quaint conservation village. Approximately an hour away is the stunning Inveraray Castle, 'The rest and be Thankful' is on route and we will stop here for some quick photos of the fantastic scenery. 10 mins photo stop. The iconic Inveraray Castle, home and residence to the 'Duke & Duchess of Argyle', (the Duke of Argyle holds the Clan Chief, of Clan Campbell title) open to the public with a cafe in the basement. Our next stop is Kilchurn castle, a great stop for photos, it was a formidable fortress in its time, surrounded on three sides by water. 10 mins photo stop St Conan's Kirk, is our next stop, voted by Architects as a top ten building in Scotland, and with a crypt with a bone from Robert the Bruce it's the most quirky building that is alike to a 'Game of Thrones' scene. The enchanting town of Oban is next on our journey, here we will stop at Oban's coliseum, there is a whiskey distillery and shop in Oban and several sea food restaurants, we will give you 1hr here. Breaking up the journey to Glencoe, we will have a brief stop for photos at Stalkers Castle 10 mins photo stop. Following the sea line we head to the legendary Glencoe mountains (3 sisters) and village. several photo stops of 5 minutes. Heading homewards, there are several photo stop opportunities including Rannoch moor 10 mins photo stop.

From Edinburgh: 8-Day Skye, Orkney & North Coast 500 Tour

3. From Edinburgh: 8-Day Skye, Orkney & North Coast 500 Tour

DAY1: Edinburgh-Inverness Our first stop of the day is Dunkeld in the heart of Perthshire. Then we make our way to the Highland Folk Museum, Britain's first open-aired museum. Next, we stop at one of the most somber locations in Scotland, Culloden Battlefield, setting for the final Jacobite Uprising of 1746. Visit one of the inspirations behind Outlander - the Clava Cairns - known for being a bronze age burial ground. Arrive in Inverness in the evening for an overnight stay. DAY2: Inverness-Orkney The incredibly beautiful Dunrobin Castle traces its origins back to the 13th century, recognised as one of Britain's oldest inhabited houses. Savour the 'water of life' at a whisky distillery. We head to Orkney by ferry for our last leg of the day. Upon arrival your guide drives you to Kirkwall, where you settle in for the night. DAY3: Orkney The breathtaking Italian Chapel was built during WWII using two Nissen huts. The Ring of Brodgar is a vast and mysterious archaeological gem, and the most iconic site in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney. Visit Skara Brae, an incredibly well-preserved neolithic village consisting of 10 houses. Next, we visit Stromness, the second largest settlement in Orkney. We spend the afternoon exploring Orkney. DAY4: Orkney-Ullapool We hop on a ferry back to the mainland. We continue our journey along the North Coast 500. Smoo Cave is one of the top natural attractions on the North Coast 500 and epic example of Scottish geology. We make a stop in Durness to visit Sango Sands beach. Marvel at the scenery and mild-blowing geology of the North-West Highlands with a walk through Knockan Crag Nature Reserve. DAY5: Ullapool-Portree Our first stop of the day is at Corrieshalloch Gorge. Next we stop at the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan which has links to both clans MacKenzie and MacRae. We arrive in Skye for lunch, visiting Portree and the Old Man of Storr. Next we stop to admire Kilt Rock. Marvel at the breathtaking Mealt Waterfall. DAY6: Portree-Oban We arrive in Mallaig to board the Jacobite Steam Train. The West Highland Line between Mallaig and Ft. William is famous for its beautiful scenery and dreamy sands of the west coast. Glen Coe is dominated by majestic mountains which completely contrast the vast and flat expanse of its neighbouring Rannoch Moor. Your guide will take you through Glen Coe’s sad history; you will feel like you have been transported through time. DAY7: Oban-Oban Today is your free day to explore the charming fishing village of Oban! DAY8: Oban-Edinburgh We visit St. Conan’s Kirk sits at the heart of Dalmally’s local community. Kilchurn Castle was built in the mid-1400s by Sir Colin Campbell, the 1st Lord of Glenorchy, and sits dramatically on a rocky peninsula. We make a stop at the impressive Falls of Dochart which run through Killin. Our final stop is in Falkirk to see the Kelpies; a fantastic equine landmark. Our tour concludes in Edinburgh after an unforgettable 8 days.

Private Tour of Highlands, Lochs & Castles from Edinburgh

4. Private Tour of Highlands, Lochs & Castles from Edinburgh

Witness the vast mountains and wide open spaces of the Scottish Highlands on a tour through some of its most special places. See castles crumbling dramatically against craggy hills, and enjoy peaceful views of glassy lochs nestled between peaks and glens. Learn about the rich history and folklore of the area, and see some of Scotland's most celebrated scenery. Our first stop will be at Craigies Farm, where you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful 'Highland Coos' up close. Bring carrots as they love a snack! There is also a farm shop selling local produce where you can stock up on some snacks and souvenirs. Next we will make our way westwards towards the beautiful village of Luss, nestled on the banks of Loch Lomond. Once there, you will have 30 mins to explore this wonderful quaint conservation village, voted 'the most beautiful village in Scotland' by some. Approximately an hour away is the stunning Inveraray Castle, 'The rest and be Thankful' moutain pass is en route, and we will stop here for some quick photos of the fantastic scenery. 10 mins photo stop. The iconic Inveraray Castle, home and residence to the 'Duke & Duchess of Argyle', (the Duke of Argyle holds the Clan Chief, of Clan Campbell title) open to the public with a cafe in the basement. Our next stop is Kilchurn castle, a great stop for photos, it was a formidable fortress in its time, surrounded on three sides by water. 10 mins photo stop St Conan's Kirk, is our next stop. A wee hidden gem of the Scottish Highlands, this Kirk was voted by Architects as a top ten building in Scotland, and with a crypt with a bone from Robert the Bruce it's a most quirky building, alike to a 'Game of Thrones' scene. Next we will make ou way to the most photographed place in Scotland: The Three Sisters of Glencoe. This is an incredibly beautiful mountain viewpoint full of poignancy and historical relevance. From here, we will make our way back through Rannoch Moor - the largest bog expanse in the UK. There are several photo stop opportunities along the way. From here, we are on our way home, but to break up the journey we will stop over at the Kelpies - the largest equine statues in the world.

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What people are saying about Dalmally

Darryl was an amazing guide! We had such a great tour & he was so knowledgeable about the area. Having the transport was a nice change and allowed my husband to actually relax and enjoy the scenery during the drive. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see more about the area of Oban not just the city as well as the history. I can imagine in the summer it would be beautiful & worth having the transport even more during peak season traffic!

We really enjoyed our tour. It was both informative and at a perfect pace. We stopped at several locations to walk around and explore and we were able to take many photos. Lunch was delicious!

It was very good. Our guide informed of some fantastic history at each stop and told a few od his own atries qhich were realkt good.

Excellent. Our tour guide Darryl was very knowledgeable and gave us time at each of the stops to do our own thing. Would recommend.

Gavin was awesome recommend highly. So knowledgeable about Oban and it’s history