From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Tour
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- Keep an eye out for the monster at Loch Ness! (with optional boat trip)
- Experience the awe-inspiring mountain scenery and dark history of Glencoe
- Be entertained by your friendly knowledgeable driver/guide
- Relax in the comfort of our 16 seat Mercedes mini-coaches
- See the best of Scotland in just 1 day
Crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland you travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically – the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens.
Traveling north through Breadalbane, meaning the 'High Country of Scotland,' you climb towards the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor and down into Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe. Glencoe is infamous as the site of the Glencoe massacre in 1692.
Beyond Glencoe you will enter the Great Glen, a deep glacial valley which follows a geological fault line. Passing through the town of Fort William you drive under Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the southern shore of Loch Ness.
Of course, the loch is best known for the legendary sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie. Fort Augustus is a pretty little town in its own right, the Caledonian Canal which links the lochs of the Great Glen dominates the town and makes for a great place to relax and watch the boats sail by. You will stop here for lunch before travelling north the full length of the loch with opportunities to visit the ancient stronghold of Urquhart Castle or take a 5-Star Jacobite boat cruise on the loch.
From Loch Ness you continue north through Inverness before traveling south through the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park. Your route takes you over the Drumochter Pass, 1500 feet above sea level, and past the 13th century Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Atholl. Your next stop is the Highland resort town of Pitlochry, built on Victorian tourism and nestled amongst the mountains of Highland Perthshire.
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoaches for a more personal service.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
- Transportation in air-conditioned mini coach
- Local, English-speaking guide
- Entry fees (optional)
- Loch Ness boat trip (optional)
Outside Parish Hall, 266 George Street, Glasgow
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