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West Highlands Lochs & Castles Tour from Edinburgh

1. West Highlands Lochs & Castles Tour from Edinburgh

Enjoy a small group tour of Scotland’s Western Highlands, and explore some of its most atmospheric lochs and castles. Traveling in a comfortable 16-seat Mercedes minibus, you will depart Edinburgh and head west past Stirling Castle. The first stop will be Doune Castle, built for Robert Stewart, the Duke of Albany, over 600 years ago. You might recognize it from the famous comedy film, Monty Python and The Holy Grail. Continue to Callander, where you will pause for a coffee, before leaving the rolling farms for the wild mountains and forests of the Highlands. Visit Loch Luibnaig, and continue over the Braes of Balquhidder, final resting place of Highland outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor. Made famous by Sir Walter Scott, Rob Roy was a sort-of Highland Robin Hood, who stole from the rich, but never quite got round to giving it to the poor! From Balquhidder, the tour winds its way through the tough knot of mountains known as Breadalbane. Stop for lunch in a small West Highland village. Continue past Kilchurn Castle in the middle of Loch Awe, and on through Campbell country to the picturesque town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne. Visit the 18th-Century castle, home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Campbell clan. Depart Inveraray, and drive up through the steep mountains of the Arrochar Alps, to the great viewpoint at “Rest and Be Thankful,” given its name by the weary soldiers who had just finished building the military road up through Glen Croe. Skirt Loch Long, and drive down to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch. Stop at the conservation village of Luss, to admire its quaint houses and stunning views across the loch, and then make your way back to Edinburgh, with a short stop underneath Stirling Castle.

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From Glasgow: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness Tour

2. From Glasgow: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness Tour

Day One: Visit the village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond, within a national park. Admire Rannoch Moor before walking through Glen Coe valley. Pause for photos after lunch by Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. End your first day by relaxing in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye.  Day Two: Enjoy breakfast in Portree, before deciding how you will spend your day. Choose between a tour of Dunvegan Castle, Duntulm Castle or a visit to Uig and the traditional blackhouses. End your day by viewing The Storr, before returning to Portree. Day Three: Experience a tour of Eilean Donan Castle. Visit the pretty loch-side village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness. Continue your journey to the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before driving back to Edinburgh where you will be dropped off outside Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. Passengers that began the tour in Glasgow will be provided with a free train ticket to return to Glasgow.

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Glasgow: Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Glencoe Tour

3. Glasgow: Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Glencoe Tour

Enjoy a day tour exploring the Port of Mallaig, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, and reach Glenfinnan Viaduct right on time to see the Jacobite Steam Train (also known as the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express) crossing the tall bridge. Depart Glasgow and travel north, stopping for a coffee and refreshments at a small highland village. Traveling onwards, reach Glencoe, known to many as the location for the Massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692. Take photos of this beautiful area whilst you learn about its turbulent past. After Glencoe, travel further north to Fort William. Stop for refreshments and perhaps a bite to eat before journeying down the Road to the Isles. Learn about the history of the area as you approach Mallaig, where you will spend time enjoying lunch and its sea views. From Mallaig, travel eastwards to the main attraction, Glenfinnan. Arrive right on time to see the Jacobite Steam Train (also known as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter Films) cross the bridge. Not only will you enjoy this iconic view, but the site is also known as the setting for many Harry Potter scenes, including Loch Shiel. From Glenfinnan, travel southwards, stopping for refreshments before reaching Luss for Loch Lomond. Spend time here to enjoy the beautiful lochside views before returning to Glasgow.

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What people are saying about Luss

Our trip to the Highlands was a magical and very memorable experience. Right after setting off, our guide Jim Scott made us laugh a lot with his great humour while at the same time giving us loads of information by sharing his knowledge about Scottish history. He told captivating stories and vividly described the everyday life of people in former times. Our guide couldn't have been any better!!! The time spent in the car flew by while we enjoyed the views of the beautiful landscape. It's absolutely worth visiting the Highlands anyway, but the stops on this tour were especially beautiful. Our favourite part of the trip was seeing Kilchurn Castle. It was a little misty and rainy that day, but it turned out that everything looked even more stunning in that weather. We are really happy we decided to take that one-day trip and highly recommend this tour! It won't be the last time for us!

Couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide than Andrew, great company and really made the day with his personality and extensive knowledge of history and places. He went above and beyond for the group, made sure we didn’t miss anything and everyone got the most out of their trip. Fantastic guy, really hope he is well rewarded for his hard work. Harry Potter fans: don’t climb up the immediate view point path behind the gift shop/toilets from the car park, head through the car park towards the viaduct following the path right up to it and climb the banking for the best photos. You won’t be able to see the train properly from the first view point!

We had a great day with Andy who was very informative and funny. It was a long day but we saw so much of the west side of Scotland. The pace of the trip was perfect and we only had 6 other people in our group.

Our tour was fantastic despite of the miserable weather. Andrew T. our knowledgeable Tour guide made the tour enjoyable and interesting throughout. (Team Garcia -11/8)

Fantastic day, fantastic guide— I would highly recommend this tour as a way to see the highlands and some iconic sights.