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

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

From $56.71 per person

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.

About this activity

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Duration 10.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Stop at the conservation village of Luss, on the west banks of Loch Lomond
  • See Inveraray Castle, home of 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
  • Entrance fees to castles
COVID-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get 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 197 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5
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John McDermitt was our guide and he was wonderful. He managed the sites with the changing weather. Rain and wind one moment and then sun 5 minutes later. He had great stories to tell and added his own music play list which was perfect. I’d enjoy another tour with him the next time we visit Scotland. I highly recommend Rabbi’s. We had several friends who used Rabbi’s and referred us to the tour and we were in no way disappointed!

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January 9, 2020

Excellent tour, lovely places and Jenny was a lovely guide!

This tour is great, as you visit amazing locations. Although most of the time is spent on the bus it is definitely worth it and you get amazing views while on the road. Our guide Jenny was absolutely amazing. She had a good balance between interesting facts, humour, and history so there wasn't a single boring moment! She was so kind and funny and she even had photo props according to the locations that we visited, so it was good fun taking pictures with them! Also she was very clear when speaking (no harsh accent) so even my mom who doesn't speak English that well could understand what was happening. I've done this same tour with a different tour company and this one was better by far! Highly recommend!

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April 1, 2019

Fantastic day with a great guide

Our guide Gordon made the journey very special with a lot of information, good humour and nice stories. We were very lucky with the weather. The trip gave us a great impression of the different places. Obviously sometimes you’d like to stay longer but that is not the kind of trip. We will definitely go back to Scotland.

September 9, 2018

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