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  • From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Tour

    1. From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Tour

    From Glasgow, travel north towards the Scottish highlands. Our first stop is for a cup of tea or coffee at a café on the shores of Loch Lomond. We then climb up into the Highlands over the unique, desolate landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount to Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan. After lunch in the Fort William area, we continue beneath Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis and into the Great Glen. At Loch Ness, take a 1-hour cruise on the loch or enjoy the beautiful views at its shores.

    Begin your return journey from Inverness, Capital of the Highlands. Before arriving back in Glasgow, we will cross the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire, including the Forest of Atholl.

    It wa great single day tour which covers a lot of scenic beauties of Scotland. The driver was very knowledgeable and informative. Over all a excellent experience.would recommend.

  • From Glasgow: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glencoe & Mallaig Tour

    2. From Glasgow: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glencoe & Mallaig Tour

    Leaving Glasgow, travel to Tarbet on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Here, take in the beautiful loch views. Following the full length of Loch Lomond, continue on to Rannoch Moor. Passing Buachaille Etive Mor which featured in James Bond’s Skyfall, continue through the famous Glencoe Valley with its spectacular views. At Fort William, join the romantic ‘Road to the Isles’ to Mallaig. Pass Loch Eilt which you may recognize as the location in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" where Hagrid skimmed stones. Dumbledore’s final resting place was also shot at Eilean na Moine nearby. It is then time to dip your toes in the sand during a photo stop at the Silver Sands of Morar.  Take a 90-minute lunch stop at Mallaig (not included), where you can try local fish and chips. Then, continue to Glenfinnan and enjoy 1 hour to explore at your own pace. Take in the unmissable views with the majesti...

    It was a good, wonderful to see Glencoe, Mallaig and Glenfinnan. It was a shame the weather didn't improve through the day, however that's the Highlands for you.

  • From Glasgow: Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Stirling Castle Tour

    3. From Glasgow: Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Stirling Castle Tour

    After leaving Glasgow, stop at the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond, one of the prettiest and largest lochs in the whole of Scotland. Take a one-hour cruise, enjoying spectacular views of the loch’s many islands and the surrounding mountains. Alternatively, take a stroll through the picturesque loch-side conservation village of Luss, with its quaint houses, cafes and stunning views across the loch’s western shoreline. Eat lunch in the small village of Aberfoyle, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Trossachs National Park. After lunch, continue through the Trossachs, Scotland’s first national park, known as ‘the Highlands in miniature’ for its abundance of lochs, mountains, and forests. It is also known as the homeland of legendary outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor. The final stop is the magnificent Stirling Castle, which sits high on volcanic rock and offers wonderful views of the surrounding l...

    It was a fun tour!! The tour guide took us to different places and was quite informative!

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

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

    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.

  • From Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

    5. From Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

    Discover Scotland's glorious past on this exciting tour in the hearthland of Highland heroes such as Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Marvel at the natural beauty of the forests, lochs and mountains in Loch Lomond National Park. You will depart Glasgow at 9 AM and travel towards Stirling, along a route that has been used for thousands of years by invading armies. It was the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire, and was later used by the English King Edward I as he marched towards Stirling. As you approach Stirling the magnificent castle dominates your view and you make your way up towards the high volcanic rock where it imposes itself upon the surrounding land. To the north is the towering National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland’s great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart. To the South is Bannockburn castle where,...

    Guide was excellent but he seemed confused about what to do for part of the trip. Some of the participants didn’t want to do the whiskey tour so there was some confusion.

  • Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

    6. Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

    Depart Glasgow at 8:00 and travel north towards the Highlands along the “bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. Crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland you travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically – the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. Traveling north through Breadalbane, meaning the 'High Country of Scotland,' you climb towards the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor and down into Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe. Glencoe is infamous as the site of the Glencoe massacre in 1692. Beyond Glencoe you will enter the Great Glen, a deep glacial valley which follows a geological fault line. Passing through the town of Fort William you drive under Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the southern shore of L...

    Never been on a tour before. Thoroughly enjoyed this one and will go on many more... Stewart was a fantastic tour guide! He was knowledgeable, funny and friendly... We did so much in a day and got to spend time in each place. Thank you!!

  • Glasgow: Highlights of Scotland Tour

    7. Glasgow: Highlights of Scotland Tour

    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 ..

  • Outlander Adventure 1-Day Tour from Glasgow

    8. Outlander Adventure 1-Day Tour from Glasgow

    The tour leaves Glasgow and begins following the trail of the best-known film locations featured in the Outlander TV Series. You journey past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument to Doune Castle, or as it’s called in Outlander, Castle Leoch. This formidable building gives you an insight into the living conditions of a Scottish earl in the 14th-century. You can also listen to an excellent audio guide about how this castle was used as a filming location for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Heading north, your next stop is the small town of Falkland to relive the first scenes of the show, where Falkland substitutes 1940’s Inverness. See if you can recognize the familiar sights such as Mrs. Baird’s Guesthouses and the Bruce Fountain. Please note, however, that between October 1, 2019-March 31, 2020, the tour will not be stopping at Falkland Palace. Next is the charming village of Culro...

    Ahh. Great trip. Jenny was a great tour guide, her knowledge was impeccable. Thank you

  • Discovering Malt Whisky: Day-Tour from Edinburgh

    9. Discovering Malt Whisky: Day-Tour from Edinburgh

    Departing Edinburgh at 9:30 AM, your tour takes you west past Stirling to Glengoyne distillery. Here you will be introduced to the simple but magical process of turning barley, water, and yeast into whisky. From here, you take a scenic drive to the shores of Loch Lomond for a tasty pub lunch and the chance to sample some local beer. After lunch it is recommended to take a short walk to the viewpoint overlooking the loch before heading towards the second distillery of the day. Deanston Distillery is a converted cotton mill on the banks of the River Teith has many interesting features and produces some unique whisky flavours. After a relaxed afternoon visit here you return to Edinburgh with the stories and flavors of single malt whisky fresh in your mind. You will return to Edinburgh at approximately 6:15 PM.

    really nice day tour, two whiskey distilleries and a lovely lunch stop. Check the prices for tastings to avoid surprises, it will add to your bill. 1x 16£ and1x 8.50£ pp. Buying whisky at the distillery will give a 5£ discount. The lunch stop is short, so better order quickly. Tour gives a nice first impression of the highlands. We arrived 1 h earlier back in Edinburgh then originally planned, so we could have had plenty of time for a longer stroll at Loch Lomond to explore. Or maybe another place to visit.

  • Oban, Lochs & Inveraray Full-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    10. Oban, Lochs & Inveraray Full-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    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.

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My tour guide (Fergie) was fantastic; very knowledgeable indeed. He clearly knows the roads very well and was able to re-plan/reroute as required due to sudden road closures. He is also very good at explaining the history behind the various areas and landmarks. The trip was the first guided tour I have been on and may have spoilt me; as future guides will have a lot to live up to. Worth every penny.

Really nice tour, Stuart was really a nice extra do this trip, he had lots of stories to tell. Beautiful scenery through this trip, Loch Lomond was amazing, the boat ride is really worth it. Just a bit sad that we didn't get to go to the Wallace monument, and we were so close to it. I think that who organizes this ride should have that in mind...

It was a good, wonderful to see Glencoe, Mallaig and Glenfinnan. It was a shame the weather didn't improve through the day, however that's the Highlands for you.

It was a fun tour!! The tour guide took us to different places and was quite informative!

Ahh. Great trip. Jenny was a great tour guide, her knowledge was impeccable. Thank you