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From Glasgow: Oban, Glencoe, Highland Lochs & Castles Tour

From Glasgow: Oban, Glencoe, Highland Lochs & Castles Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Capture the spirit of the Western Highlands and explore some of its most atmospheric lochs and castles as well as the dramatic mountain landscapes of Glencoe and harbor towns on this full-day, small-group tour through Scotland's stunning Highland scenery.

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Duration 10.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Stop at the conservation village of Luss, on the west banks of Loch Lomond
  • See Inveraray Castle, ancestral home built by the Duke of Argyll
  • Drive through the dramatic scenery of Glencoe Valley
  • Travel through stunning mountains and valleys as you take in the Highland views
  • Eat lunch in beautiful Oban, a scenic harbor town
  • Visit Loch Lomond National Park
Full description
Explore the stunning lochs and castles of the Western Highlands on this small group tour from Glasgow. You'll see the superb ruins of Kilchurn on Loch Awe, the bustling west coast harbor town of Oban, and the dramatic beauty of Glencoe. Depart Glasgow at 8:30 AM and travel through gorgeous Glen Fruin, driving parallel with Loch Long. You'll then cross the Highland boundary, where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically–the flat plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. Continue your drive over the Rest and Be Thankful mountain pass before traveling through the Arrochar Alps. You'll then arrive at the picturesque harbor town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne. From here you will drive along the shore of Scotland’s longest loch, Loch Awe, where you'll stop to take photos of Kilchurn Castle, a magnificent ruin right in the middle of Loch Awe and the former home of the Campbells of Breadalbane. You will then continue to the harbor town of Oban, gateway to the Isles, where you will eat lunch. After lunch you'll travel north along the coast around Appin, passing imposing Castle Stalker, and into Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe. This is Scotland's largest loch and it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond. The last stop of the day will be in Luss, an 18th-century conservation village with old workers' cottages, built for the laborers of the estate.
Includes
  • Transport in air-conditioned, 16–seat mini coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Admission fees for attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW. Stance 23 to 32.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers, you will 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
  • Because you'll have opportunities to take nature walks, please bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour
  • Inveraray Castle is open Easter - mid October only
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 253 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The tour route was amazing. everything was very well explained by our guide tour driver Jonh. with many stories about the area and the spots, we stopped by it. Plus, we had many different cities/ locations on the way Jonh made us enjoy the most of the visit. very nice! the microbus with just 16 people helped to be fast to get everyone out and in again to the van and to get to know each other better. :)

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May 19, 2022

a trully amazing experience! loads. of stops at varioys places, giving us an overall experience of the greater area. our guide/driver (Ben) was very well informed about anything that passengers asked him. extra kudos because he offered some minimum medical assistance to a passenger of another bus until paramedics arrived!! Bravo Ben!!!

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April 24, 2022

The tour is a great choice for all those who want to get a taste of the western Highlands but are short on time and/or cannot go by themselves. The tour was very enjoyable with plenty of stops to stretch your legs and with an hour and a half stop in Oban, a little coastal town where you can visit the whisky distillery or have lunch (or both :)). James was an excellent guide, he provided a lot of interesting information, was very approachable and kind, and his jokes (contrary to his humble opinion) were excellent :)

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April 22, 2022

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