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One Day Tours From Glasgow

Loch Ness, Haunting Glencoe & The Highlands

If you’re short on time join us for this slightly extended, one day tour from Glasgow to Loch Ness taking in the Scottish Highlands, Loch Lomond and haunting Glencoe.

Our small group tour showcases a little of everything Scotland has to offer from lochs to glens, from castles to battlegrounds and from ghosts to monsters! Tragic Glencoe will leave you awestruck while the option of a short Loch Ness cruise will calm your soul.

Main Departure Point
Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Adults 16-59: £44.00 – £56.00
Seniors 60+, Students: £42.00 – £5400
Children 5-15: £42.00 – £54.00

Please note we are unable to take children under 5.

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

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Leaving Glasgow we head north through Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and call in for some Highland hospitality at a nearby cafe.

From there we’ll traverse wild and desolate Rannoch Moor, one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe. This bleak but beautiful place is filled with heather, rocky outcrops, birds and sparkling lochans (small lochs). We pass Bridge of Orchy, so named for its bridge built in 1751 as part of a major, military road-building operation, and Loch Tulla.

You’ll spot rucksac-laden walkers on the famous trekking route the West Highland Way as we traverse the moor. The Black Mount, a range of four Munros (mountains over 3000 feet high), gives way to the dramatic peaks of Glencoe. We’ll choose a spectacular spot to stop and remember a shameful period in Scotland’s history, the Glencoe Massacre of 1692.

From beautiful, haunting Glencoe we’ll drive through the Highland holiday destination of Fort William where Great Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, rises.

We’re now following the Great Glen, a natural fault-line that divides Scotland from coast to coast. In 1822 one of the world’s great waterways, the Caledonian Canal, was opened, linking the Great Glen’s lochs so that ships could have safe passage across the country and avoid the dangerous waters around the north coast. One of these lochs is legendary Loch Ness and at its southern tip lies the historic hamlet of Fort Augustus where our small group will stop for lunch.

Fort Augustus gets its name from the fort built to help suppress the Highland Jacobites after their uprising in 1715. Later transformed into a Benedictine Abbey, the gothic style buildings are now a holiday destination. Today’s tourists often enjoy watching the boats of all shapes and sizes passing through the series of locks on the canal.

From Fort Augustus our luxury mini coach hugs Loch Ness’s northern shores and we encounter ruined Urquhart Castle which points to the loch’s deepest part. Could this be the best place to spot the elusive Loch Ness monster we call Nessie? With just under two hours to spend here you can explore the castle and visitor centre or enjoy the superb Loch Ness by Jacobite Cruise.

Waving Nessie goodbye, our friendly driver-guide delivers you to the Cairngorms National Park and Grampian Mountains. We’ll pass the historic monument of Ruthven Barracks which you can’t miss atop its mound. Built by George II’s government to police the area after the 1715 Jacobite rising, it was later taken by the Jacobites and was their mustering point after their defeat at the Battle of Culloden.

There, 3,000 battle weary men found a message from Bonnie Prince Charlie urging every man to save himself the best he could. The Jacobites torched the barracks and dispersed to escape the government and the haunting site you see today is pretty much how it was left after they fled in 1746.

We’ll call in to the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry for our final refreshment stop before heading south through picturesque Perthshire. We’ll pass Stirling Castle and you can glimpse the National Wallace Monument, a 67-metre high tower which overlooks the site of the battle of Stirling Bridge where Scots patriot William Wallace defeated a much larger, advancing English army in 1297.

From Stirling it’s a short drive to drop you off in Glasgow.

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Departure & Return Information
Main Departure Point
Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Main Departure Point
Check in
Departs  08.00
Returns  19.45

Hotel Departures
Discover Scotland Tours are the only company to offer free pick ups from hotels, hostels & B&B’s in and around Glasgow and Glasgow Airport on our 1 day tours. Please see the Tours Information section for the complete list or for more information.

Return Drop Off Point
All of our 1 day tours return to George Square and not your hotel.

Your driver-guide is unable to wait past the departure time either from your hotel or the main departure point. In the event you are late for any reason in arriving at your departure point and as a consequence miss your tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Tour Inclusions
Costs are for transportation by air-conditioned 16 seat mini coach and the services of an English speaking driver-guide.

Tour Exclusions
Lunch, refreshments and entry to visitor attractions.

We regret that we do not carry children under the age of 5 on our scheduled tours.

Tour Highlights
Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, The Great Glen, The Commando Memorial, The Caledonian Canal, Loch NessUrquhart Castle, Loch Ness Boat Cruise, Inverness, Cairngorms and Perthshire.

Optional Extras

Loch Ness by Jacobite Cruise & Urquhart Castle
Adults £21.00
Seniors £19.50
Students £19.50
Children £14.00

Loch Ness by Jacobite Cruise Only
Adults £14.50
Seniors £13.50
Students £13.50
Children £11.50

All payable in cash on the day


Does this tour stop in Inverness?

Our tour drives through Inverness but does not stop there.

Do this tour visit Stirling Castle?

This tour travels past Stirling on the way back to Glasgow but we do not stop there. You can visit Stirling on our Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond National Park 1 day tour.

Check in 07.45: Departs 08.00 - Returns 19.45

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