One Day Tours From Glasgow

Oban, Western Highlands, Lochs, Castles & Glencoe

To book this tour call us on 0141 887 6777 or online Book Now

A day trip from Glasgow enjoying the natural splendour of the Western Highlands – shimmering lochs, breath-taking mountain scenery & historic castles.

From November 6th – November 21st (Monday – Friday only) a section of the A82; Scotland’s main road to the North West will be closed for maintenance. 

During this time our Oban Western Highlands, Lochs, Castles & Glencoe tour itinerary will therefore have some itinerary changes to the return journey. Our evening refreshment stop will be at the Green Welly in Tyndrum instead of the Drovers Inn. After refreshments we will travel via the Trossachs National Park and return to Glasgow around 18:45 which is 15 minutes later than scheduled.

Should you wish any further information regarding these alterations please contact our office on +44 141 887 6777 (lines open 7am – 10pm) or email us on tours@discoverscotlandtours.com. Existing passengers, please check your emails for further details.

Leaving Glasgow we cross the Erskine Bridge looking down on Dumbarton Rock & Castle. As we travel along the west side of Loch Lomond we will catch a glimpse of Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro. Our route then takes us around the head of Loch Long by very steep rocky mountains known as the Arrochar Alps to the “Rest and be Thankful” and onwards to Inveraray.

Founded in 1745, Inveraray is a classic example of an 18th century planned town. Built by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, chief of the powerful Clan Campbell, the town is a magnificent piece of Scottish Georgian architecture with its distinctive white washed buildings. Here you can spend time at the iconic Inveraray Castle (please note Inveraray Castle is closed from 1st November and re-opens 1st April, an alternative will be offered). However you might prefer to experience what life was like in a 19th century prison at Inveraray Jail – a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction.

From Inveraray we travel to the imposing Kilchurn Castle, standing proudly in the shadow of soaring mountains at the head of Loch Awe. We will stop here to get some photographs before heading to Oban for lunch.

Originally a small fishing village, Oban is now the Gateway to the Isles. It is also known as the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’ and is renowned for the variety and quality of seafood landed in the harbour. There is a fantastic choice of restaurants in the town centre offering everything from traditional Scottish fayre to more international flavours.

After lunch our route takes us along the rugged west coast, passing Loch Creran en route to Castle Stalker, situated on its own little islet in Loch Laich. There is viewpoint here to get some photographs.

Our next stop will be at spectacular Glencoe, known as the “Weeping Glen” due to the terrible events that took place here by Government soldiers in 1692.

From Glencoe we make the short drive over Rannoch Moor to the Drovers Inn. For 312 years the Drovers has welcomed the great and the good including Rob Roy MacGregor one of Scotland’s most infamous outlaws.

Said to be “haunted” there are many tales and sightings of ghouls and ghosts wandering around this ancient Scottish Inn. Here you can enjoy early evening refreshments by the roaring log fire before our return to Glasgow.

Inclusions

Costs are for transportation by air-conditioned mini/midi coach and services of a professional driver-guide.

Exclusions

Lunch and Refreshments

Tour Departure Point

266 George Street,
Glasgow G1 1QX
Outside Parish Halls

We also offer hotel pick ups on our 1 day tours. Please see the Tours Information section for more information.

Returning from your tour

All of our 1 day tours return to George Square. We do not offer hotel drop offs.

Tour Highlights

Arrochar Alps, Rest and be Thankful, Inveraray Castle (summer only), Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Oban, Castle Stalker, Glencoe, Rannoch Moor and The Drovers Inn.

Optional Extras

Inveraray Castle (Open 1st April – 31st October 2017)
Adults £11.00
Seniors £10.00
Students £10.00 (with valid ID)
Child £8.00

Inveraray Jail
Adults £11.50
Seniors £10.45
Students £8.95 (with valid ID)
Child £6.95

Dunstaffnage Castle (Winter Option, Closed Thur & Fri)
Adults £6.00
Seniors £4.80
Students £6.00
Child £3.30

All payable on the day

FAQs

Do we visit Oban Distillery while on tour?

No we do not have a scheduled visit to Oban distillery on this tour. Our stop in Oban is our lunch stop, however if you have time the distillery shop may be open for a browse.

Can we buy our tickets for Inveraray Castle or Jail in advance?

Yes, you can buy tickets for both attractions on their websites however pre-booking is not essential. Tickets can be purchased on the day direct from each attraction.

www.inveraray-castle.com

www.inverarayjail.co.uk

Check in 08.45: Departs 09.00 – Returns 18.30

To book this tour call us on 0141 887 6777 or online Book Now
Oban, Western Highlands, Lochs, Castles & Glencoe

Operates
Daily:

Check in 08:45
Departs  09.00
Returns  18.30
Please note from March 26th the return time will be 19.00

Costs
Adults 16-59
£39.00 – £44.00

Seniors 60+, Students, Children 5-15
£37.00 – £42.00

See the Details & FAQ tab for optional extra costs and further information.

Please note we are unable to take children under 5 years of age.

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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & Trossachs Shore Excursion
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