From Glasgow: Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles Day Tour

From Glasgow: Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles Day Tour

From $58.64 per person

Leave the city for a Oban and West Highland Lochs and Castles day tour. Visit castles, lochs and fishing villages while learning about the region's fascinating history. You will arrive back in Glasgow as fresh and relaxed as you've ever felt.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the castles and lochs of the historic West Highlands
  • Visit the picturesque, typically Scottish townships of Oban and Inveraray
  • Eat lunch at one of Scotland's most picturesque and romantic lochs, Loch Lomond
  • Visit majestic Glencoe, one of Scotland's most haunting glens
Full description
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 and Be Thankful pass. *This tour visits Inveraray Castle from April - October and to Dunstaffnage Castle from November to March.
Includes
  • Tour with friendly and knowledgeable driver-guide
  • Meals and optional extras (i.e. visitor attraction entry fees - Inveraray Castle/Dunstaffnage Castle) are not included
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.

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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 104 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5
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    The tour is very good, the places are fantastic. It could improve the information about the meeting point at the beginning of the tour. I arrived at the address marked and there was no office or tourist agency there... the indicated place was only for meeting on the sidewalk and this was not notified. I spent about 15 minutes looking in a cold -2•c and then find the driver of the van who was responsible for the tour. I requested a tour for information in Portuguese and the only thing I received was a paper with a shallow text about the places we would visit. The guide told what to do during the journeys but did not accompany the group, that is, as he only spoke English with a strong Scottish accent, I understood little of what could be explored in the region.

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    November 20, 2019

    It was really a wonderful day out. We were a very small group so everything was very calm and relaxed. During the journey, the bus driver told us everything worth knowing and there was also suitable music. The breaks were well chosen and there was always enough time. It was a great way to get to know the Highlands! Really amazing! Thank you!

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    October 23, 2019

    We were so surprised at the quality of this tour based on the inexpensive fare we paid. We just arrived in Glasgow, were suffering from jet lag, and needed an easy day, but we didn’t want to waste our vacation time sleeping in the hotel. Charlie was exceptional. He taught us interesting history and balanced the trip with humor and local information. We were made to feel as if the tour had been customized for us! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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    September 30, 2019

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