Day trip

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

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
Day trip

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

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 52.84 per person


Join an Oban and West Highland Lochs and Castles day tour. Visit castles, lochs, and fishing villages while learning about the region's fascinating history before heading back to Glasgow.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Journey through the natural beauty of the West Highlands
  • Pass time at the pretty seaside villages of Oban and Inveraray
  • See the dramatic landscapes of Glencoe, Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount
  • Visit Inveraray Castle, the historic home of the Duke of Argyll
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 cross the Firth of Clyde, passing Dumbarton's famous and imposing rock fortress. The 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. Pass several dramatic castles and lochs as the tour climb into the Highlands. Make a stop for lunch at the fishing town of Oban. Journey on a southern route that takes you past the spectacular Kilchurn Castle, majestically situated on Loch Awe. Our final stop is Inveraray, the 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. Return to Glasgow via the Rest and Be Thankful pass.

  • Travel on a modern, comfortable coach
  • Live commentary from your expert driver-guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entry to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour visits Inveraray Castle from April - October and to Dunstaffnage Castle from November to March
  • Inveraray Castle is closed during winter, but photos can be taken from the outside, and you will have more time to explore the town of Inveraray
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 152 reviews

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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

March 23, 2023

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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March 23, 2023

Very happy with this 10 hour tour. It was a gentle pace. Plenty to see no rush, relaxed guide. The weather was appalling which is just one of those things. The walks would have been a lot more fun on a dry day and the scenery more interesting in colour. But sure it’s scotland!

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 12741