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

Product ID: 12741
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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.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:45 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and optional extras (i.e. visitor attraction entry fees - Inveraray Castle/Dunstaffnage Castle) are not included
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Prepare for the activity

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
• Unfortunately children 5 years or under cannot take part in this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 104 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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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

Stunning scenery

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!

September 4, 2019

Our drive with James took a little over the estimate which was perfectly fine. We stopped at a lot of locations to take pictures and get a good view of all the different places. We never felt rushed at any point. James had some interesting stories and funny jokes on top - we even got a little surprise on our way back :) Thanks a lot!

August 12, 2019

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Timberbush Tours

Product ID: 12741