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From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Tour

Product ID: 12732
Enjoy a full day tour & experience some of the most dramatic scenery the Scottish Highlands has to offer. Spend time at the mysterious Glencoe and have the chance to enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness and a visit to Urquhart Castle.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • This Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour will take you through the Scottish highlands via the legenday Loch Ness
  • Explore Loch Ness on board a 5 Star Jacobite cruise
  • Pass through the atmospheric Glencoe – site of the infamous 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan
  • Take advantage of Scotland hospitality at Loch Lomond and the Highland capital of Inverness
9 hours
  • Glasgow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Coffee

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Fort William (lunch)

  • Loch Ness

  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
  • Urquhart Castle

    • Optional
  • Pitlochry (dinner)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Glasgow

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
From Glasgow we travel north towards the Scottish highlands. Our first stop is for a cup of tea or coffee at a café on the shores of Loch Lomond. We then climb up into the Highlands over the unique, desolate landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount to Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.

After lunch at Fort William, we continue beneath Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis and into the Great Glen. As well as the Caledonian Canal, and the pretty village of Fort Augustus, you can enjoy spectacular views of Loch Ness.

At Loch Ness, you can explore Urquhart Castle and take a Jacobite cruise, or relax in Dochgarroch. We begin our return journey from Inverness, Capital of the Highlands. Before arriving back on Glasgow, we will cross the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire, including the Forest of Atholl.
  • A friendly and knowledgeable driver-guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and optional extras (i.e. visitor attraction entry fees) are not included
  • Optional Extras, such as the Jacobite Cruise and Urquhart Castle
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 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
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• Unfortunately this tour is unsuitable for children under the age of 5
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 422 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Wonderful tour guide and there were several opportunities to stop for photos. Unfortunately we were unable to go on the boat tour or the castle tour due to weather (and a fallen tree in the road). We made do with what we had and it was still a fun trip filled with beautiful scenery.

February 26, 2020

They did everything as promised, picked us up on time, the tour was great, the van in excellent state, the driver told us a lot of things that he had memorized. I would propose a few things to make the tour even better: 1. The big stop at midday (approximately 12 am) was at a place that didn't have anything interesting to see, besides a river and some shops for tourists. 2. I would really enjoy one stop at Inverness, it was a pity that we only got to drive through it. 3. The stop at Pitlochry was too little for anything, just 30min. Too long for just a stop for photos and a brief walk, too little for enjoying the place and maybe sit and have a cup of tea or shop sth. 4. The stop at Pitlochry was at 5 pm, a time when most shops were closed. 5. The driver provided us with some information, but I found some of them uninteresting to me. Celebrities that were born here and there, some buildings in the city of no historic value. I'd like more soul, stories, a bit of storytelling.

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February 7, 2020

It's expensive for students, which we were, but no other company offers that trip on a Tuesday from Glasgow. The guide was quiet, there were no games or interesting facts as he had to be careful driving in the heavy snow. My partner and I chose not to take the boat as we thought there were more things to do at the stop, but there weren't. I recommend that the guide warns people that there's nothing to do if they don't take the boat. I felt safe when he was driving. The Loch Ness is incredibly boring anyway, it's just a lake that takes 4 hours to get to.

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February 5, 2020

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Timberbush Tours

Product ID: 12732