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West Highlands Lochs, Oban, Castles and Glencoe Tour – From Glasgow

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Approximately 10 hours

  • Start time

    08:30am

  • Meeting Point
    Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, G2 3NW (Tours will depart from a stance between Stances 23 to 32
  • Ending Point

    Same as meeting point

Key Highlights

  • Perfect for those who love ruined castles amidst picture postcard landscapes
  • A fantastic day out from Glasgow in the heart of the scenic Western Highlands
  • A group of 16 people ensures intimate experience
  • Our local operators have won several tourism awards for their group tours

Overview

Embark on a comprehensive day out from Glasgow to the scenic West Highlands taking in the fascinating castles and the alluring lochs.

Admire the scenic landscape with heather worn moors and dotted with lochs as you discover Oban and the dramatic landscapes of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, accompanied by an English speaking guide.

Our local operators have won several awards for their small group tours including the Green Tourism Award and the Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Award.

Itinerary

You will meet your English speaking guide at Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, G2 3NW (Tours will depart from a stance between Stances 23 to 32. To begin your West Highlands Lochs, Castles and Glencoe Tour, you will travel northwest along Loch Lomond in a Mercedes mini-coach driving through the gorgeous.

You will cross the Rest and Be Thankful Pass to reach the whitewashed 18th century town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne. Built in the 1770s by the Duke of Argyll, the town is a perfect example of Scottish Georgian architecture. At Inverarary, you will see the Inveraray Castle which was the first of its size and type to be built on the West Coast of Scotland.

Next, you will head to the fishing port of Oban, famously known as the Gateway to the Isles and continue along the stunning west coast through Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker, before spending the afternoon in the majestic beauty of Glencoe.

As you stand at the mouth of the glen, you'll feel the past come to life as the guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

Moving forward, you will travel to an altitude of 1000ft descending from Buachaille Etive Mor towards the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. The moor’s unique landscape is covered by heather and peat-bogs and filled with several lochs. From here you will then travel through Glen Falloch.

Your last stop before returning to Glasgow will be in Luss, an 18th century conservation village with cottages for labourers who work at the estates.

Inclusions

  • Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach with a maximum of 16 passengers
  • Services of a professional driver/guide

Exclusions

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Entrance fees to any visitor attractions

Please note

Please be at the start point 15 minutes prior to departure. Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). AT this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Travel light: You are only allowed to carry 14 kgs(31 lbs) of luggage on this tour. A carry-on bag plus a small bag is preferable as advised by the local authorities.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Passengers are restricted to carry one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

Customer Reviews

  • Sudha Jayashankar
    Very good

    Good guide and good music and fun ....

    India 07/21/2017
  • Anna Akehurst

    The Tour Guide come driver, Frazier was very helpful and take pride in his work....

    United Kingdom 05/29/2017
  • Ólafur Haraldsson
    Very good tour experience.

    Very good tour with excellent guide....

    Iceland 08/11/2015

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