From Glasgow: Oban, Glencoe, Highland Lochs & Castles Tour
- Duration: 10.5 hours
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...
The tour was well planned with the stops to take pictures and use the facilities. The guide was exelent with his knowledge, advices and driving skills. We're happy to have the possibility to visit all the sites, to taste local food, to hear the stories and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Departing from Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow, you’ll follow the western shores of Loch Lomond and enter the Highlands. The first stop of the day is a photo stop at "Rest and be Thankful" - a viewpoint overlooking the valley. Then it’s onwards to the town of Inveraray, on the banks of Loch Fyne. Here you can explore the town or pay entry to Inveraray Castle. From Inveraray, you’ll continue north to Loch Awe, another beautiful Highland loch. On the banks of the loch sits the ruins of Kilchurn Castle. There’s a perfect viewpoint for you to admire the panoramic views here. At lunchtime you will reach the coastal town of Oban. Known as the seafood capital of Scotland, there are lots of places to enjoy some delicious food. For the more adventurous there’s the walk up to McCaig’s tower, a stone folly with spectacular views over towards the Isle of Mull and beyond. After lunch you can visit ...
DON’t MISS THIS TRIP! Absolutely stunning day with the best guide Nick. If you want to see the best of Scotland, with great knowledge and humour provided, book this trip. It’s a long day but divided up perfectly , the changes in the landscape are breathtaking. With only 3 days in Glasgow really felt we got to see a great wonderful chunk of this beautiful country ..
You’ll depart Edinburgh in the morning and travel through Scotland's bustling central belt, across to Glasgow, the country’s largest city. From Glasgow, it’s on to Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in the country. Stop at the conservation village of Luss for coffee and sightseeing. Head deep into the Highlands, traveling through breathtaking scenery, on this full-day tour. You’ll see Loch Awe, the longest of Scotland’s lakes, and countryside with a rich history. You’ll come to haunting Kilchurn Castle, historically a stronghold of the Campbell Clan, and the Pass of Brander, where Robert the Bruce had a notable victory. Enjoy lunch in Oban and then take time to explore this lovely Victorian seaside town. Climb up McCaig's Tower, take in the views of the islands of Mull and Kerrera, and try some of the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted! On the way back to Edinburgh, you'...
Aileen was an excellent host and the trip was amazing in spite of the weather. In fact, the rains made the journey even more picturesque.
On this tour you will experience the shimmering lochs, scenic mountain views, and romantic and historic castles of the western highlands. From Glasgow we will cross the Firth of Clyde, passing Dumbarton's famous and imposing rock fortress. Our first stop is the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the 'Bonny, Bonny Banks' of Loch Lomond. Here you can walk along the shore or stay to admire the village. We then pass several dramatic castles and lochs as we climb into the Highlands. We will stop for lunch at the fishing town of Oban. We then journey on a southern route that takes us past the spectacular Kilchurn Castle, majestically situated on Loch Awe. Our final stop is Inveraray, historic seat of the Duke of Argyll, where you can choose to either visit Inveraray Castle* (April-October only) or explore the town’s Georgian houses and wide streets. We return to Glasgow via the Rest ...
Andy was knowledgeable and funny, we loved him! Overall we enjoyed the trip, enough toilet breaks and time to see villages, day was sunny and warm. The only down point was that most castles we saw were quite far away, so to make pics we had to zoom our cameras. If you're short sighted bring your glasses
Day 1 Through the Trossachs to Oban… This wide-ranging tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to Kilmartin Glen. Here you’ll explore Scotland’s ancient past. With over 5,000 years of history laid out before you, you’ll be able to walk in the footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Then it’s on to the picturesque seaside town of Oban. Overnight stay in Oban Day 2 A day of high hills and history… Day two takes you through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan) past Ben Nevis (Britain’s tallest peak) and Fort William. Then, stop to view the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, and hopefully get a chance to see the steam train cross it, also known as the Hogwarts Express. You wi...
Priced well, very organized, B and B's were all lovely and well appointed. Great mix of fellow tourists. We had Daniel as our guide...he somehow managed to "herd his sheep" and keep us on schedule...while entertaining us with fabulous historical facts and witty tidbits. He is also an excellent driver...the one lane roads and roller coaster bumps were handled with expertise. We would like to have had more time at Glencoe...otherwise the stops were well timed. Great trio...we will be recommending it to others. Daniel is a charming, easy going, organized guide...glad we met him!
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I don't usually do payed/group tours so naturally I had some concerns. It tured out much better then I imagined and I enjoyed every minutes of it! Fraser, the driver/guide/DJ is a gem. He's knowledgable, kept us entertaned with great sence of humor and a playlist of scottish songs that matched the places, history and stories of our tour. All in all, I highly recommend this tour and the company as well.
The best trip ever. The driver was extremely professional & friendly. You don’t get many people who are knowledgeable as well as extremely funny & patient. The weather was an absolute bonus travelling. Plus, I was the only one on the trip.
It was varied and John our driver was chatty and very approachable. Very reasonably priced - good value for money. Nice long stay on Oban - plenty of time for leisurely lunch. Would recommend
Douggie was exceptionally knowledgeable in a wide range of subjects. This was a great way to spend the day after a very busy week!
The guide was kind and knowledgeable on many aspects of the area!