Day trip

From Glasgow: Glencoe & Scottish Highlands Tour with 2 Hikes

Day trip

From Glasgow: Glencoe & Scottish Highlands Tour with 2 Hikes

Activity provider:Experience Scotland's Wild
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From US$ 86.89 per person

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Visit Glencoe in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland and learn about the MacDonald Clan. Explore the area on 2 short hikes to scenic waterfalls and the picturesque Loch Lomond National Park.

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Duration 10 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit Glencoe, probably one of the most beautiful places in Scotland
  • Discover the beauty of Highland waterfalls
  • Embark on a guided hike through Loch Lomond National Park
  • Discover the history of the MacDonald Clan of Glencoe
  • See some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Scottish Highlands
Full description

Embark on a true Scottish adventure on a bus and walking tour of the Highlands, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, and more from Glasgow. Learn about the region's rich history from your local guide and get a true essence of what Scotland's nature, history, and people are about.

Travel from Glasgow in the comfort of your bus to reach Loch Lomond's calm shores and the Trossachs National Park. See panoramic views over Loch Lomond as you pass through the Highland Boundary Fault Line. This is where you officially enter the Scottish Highlands and gain a sense of what the rugged, mountainous landscape is really like. At the northern section of Loch Lomond, stop to see cascading waterfalls. After a good Scottish downpour, these falls really come to life and create a roaring noise that clashes off every rock and fills every part of the glen with a thunderous sound. Continue to Glencoe to see lush Caledonian Pine forests, a reminder of the ancient landscape which used to cover the majority of the Scottish mainland. Stretch your legs on a short hike along Scotland's premier walking route, the West Highland Way, as you make your way towards a small lochan (small lake). As you enter Glencoe, marvel at the grandeur of Buachaille Etive Mor, the iconic pyramid shaped mountain that forms the backdrop of the glen. The MacDonald’s of Glencoe, who were known as notorious cattle thieves, used the mountain to guide themselves back into Glencoe after a successful night raiding cattle from their neighbor’s lands. Experience the rugged and dramatic land of Glencoe. This alluring landscape captures the imagination of almost anyone who travels through it, and you’ve likely seen it before, as the beauty of Glencoe and the surrounding area has featured in many movies and TV shows.

While in Glencoe, hear how the MacDonald Clan from these parts where made an example of by government soldiers in something called The Glencoe Massacre, proof that there’s also a dark side to Scotland’s turbulent history. After lunch, travel to multi-level waterfalls, which come to life after a little rainfall, found after a short walk through some woodland. Here, keep your eyes peeled for the endangered and rare red squirrels. From the roar of the waterfalls to the tranquil setting of Rannoch Moor, this area is one of the last remaining true wilderness locations left in Europe with vast peat bogs, calm lochs, and flat moorland for miles in all direction. A stunning contrast to the mountainous landscape nearby. Finally, travel south towards the lowlands, stopping for one final scenic break at Loch Lomond before heading back to Glasgow.

  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van/bus
  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Guided short hikes
  • Food or drinks
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at the taxi rank on the north side of Buchanan Bus Station. Please make sure you arrive on time as your guide will need to leave at the tour start time. Look for a van with an "Experience Scotland's Wild" logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour may be explored in reverse
  • This tour is for ages 12 and up
  • A moderate level of fitness is required as there will be some short walks
  • You will be visiting a cafe where you can buy lunch
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 22 reviews

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I was on Glencoe and Scottish Highlands Tour. Calum, our tour guide, was the best, very friendly and kind. He had a lot of great stories about history and everything. Even the best one he held till the end. The tour was amazing, an absolute blast. I loved every second of it!

May 2, 2023

Andrew was EXCELLENT. Some of the best time I had recently. The guide has been incredibly good at describing every single detail to us. Scotland is amazing. On the way back, a bit knackered, I grabbed my book and started reading it with an amazing view and nice Scottish music on the background...I did enjoy it so bad. When you get the tour reservation, ask for Andrew. Defo recommended.

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May 2, 2023

Very good. Wonderful guide and the smaller group number meant you weren't lost in a crowd and could banter. We were lucky with the weather and saw stunning views. The were several viewpoints and the walks were manageable. One had an incline but you could take your time.

April 6, 2023

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