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  • From Glasgow: Oban, Glencoe, Highland Lochs & Castles Tour

    1. From Glasgow: Oban, Glencoe, Highland Lochs & Castles Tour

    Explore the stunning lochs and castles of the Western Highlands on this small group tour from Glasgow. You'll see the superb ruins of Kilchurn on Loch Awe, the bustling west coast harbor town of Oban, and the dramatic beauty of Glencoe. Depart Glasgow at 8:30 AM and travel through gorgeous Glen Fruin, driving parallel with Loch Long. You'll then cross the Highland boundary, where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically–the flat plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. Continue your drive over the Rest and Be Thankful mountain pass before traveling through the Arrochar Alps. You'll then arrive at the picturesque harbor town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne. From here you will drive along the shore of Scotland’s longest loch, Loch Awe, where you'll stop to take photos of Kilchurn Castle, a magnificent ruin right in the...

    The tour was well planned with the stops to take pictures and use the facilities. The guide was exelent with his knowledge, advices and driving skills. We're happy to have the possibility to visit all the sites, to taste local food, to hear the stories and enjoy the breathtaking views.

  • Glasgow: Highlights of Scotland Tour

    2. Glasgow: Highlights of Scotland Tour

    Departing from Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow, you’ll follow the western shores of Loch Lomond and enter the Highlands. The first stop of the day is a photo stop at "Rest and be Thankful" - a viewpoint overlooking the valley. Then it’s onwards to the town of Inveraray, on the banks of Loch Fyne. Here you can explore the town or pay entry to Inveraray Castle. From Inveraray, you’ll continue north to Loch Awe, another beautiful Highland loch. On the banks of the loch sits the ruins of Kilchurn Castle. There’s a perfect viewpoint for you to admire the panoramic views here. At lunchtime you will reach the coastal town of Oban. Known as the seafood capital of Scotland, there are lots of places to enjoy some delicious food. For the more adventurous there’s the walk up to McCaig’s tower, a stone folly with spectacular views over towards the Isle of Mull and beyond. After lunch you can visit ...

    DON’t MISS THIS TRIP! Absolutely stunning day with the best guide Nick. If you want to see the best of Scotland, with great knowledge and humour provided, book this trip. It’s a long day but divided up perfectly , the changes in the landscape are breathtaking. With only 3 days in Glasgow really felt we got to see a great wonderful chunk of this beautiful country ..

  • Oban, Lochs & Inveraray Full-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    3. Oban, Lochs & Inveraray Full-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    You’ll depart Edinburgh in the morning and travel through Scotland's bustling central belt, across to Glasgow, the country’s largest city. From Glasgow, it’s on to Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in the country. Stop at the conservation village of Luss for coffee and sightseeing. Head deep into the Highlands, traveling through breathtaking scenery, on this full-day tour. You’ll see Loch Awe, the longest of Scotland’s lakes, and countryside with a rich history. You’ll come to haunting Kilchurn Castle, historically a stronghold of the Campbell Clan, and the Pass of Brander, where Robert the Bruce had a notable victory. Enjoy lunch in Oban and then take time to explore this lovely Victorian seaside town. Climb up McCaig's Tower, take in the views of the islands of Mull and Kerrera, and try some of the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted! On the way back to Edinburgh, you'...

    Aileen was an excellent host and the trip was amazing in spite of the weather. In fact, the rains made the journey even more picturesque.

  • From Edinburgh: Islay and The Whisky Coast 4-Day Tour

    4. From Edinburgh: Islay and The Whisky Coast 4-Day Tour

    Explore Islay and become a whisky expert on this unique 4-day tour. Sit back and enjoy the action-packed itinerary as you are driven in style in a luxury minicoach. And learn about the long history and traditions of this special Island. Discover everything Islay has to offer, from stunning sandy beaches to fascinating wildlife and a vibrant local culture. And try the famous Islay whiskies, renowned for their strong peaty flavors and nurtured by the salty sea air. Day 1 On day 1 you’ll travel through Loch Lomond National Park, with visits to Inveraray, Loch Fyne and the Kingdom of Dalriada. Here you can see the Kilmartin standing stones and community museum before catching the ferry to Islay for 3 nights in Bowmore. Day 2 Day 2 gives you the flexibility to visit the lovely sandy bays of Islay’s west coast, Saligo Bay, Kilchoman Distillery, Machair Bay,...

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

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

    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 ...

    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

  • Isle of Mull and Iona 3-Day Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

    6. Isle of Mull and Iona 3-Day Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

    On your first day, saunter around Loch Lomond in the pretty village of Luss. Find the perfect spot to drink a coffee and sing the ‘Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond.’ Journey with your driver through the unforgettable landscapes of Glencoe before a lunch stop at the traditional Clachaig Inn. Hop on a 10-minute ferry to a mountainous peninsula and travel to the port of Lochaline. Board another ferry and make your way to the east coast of Mull. Admire the abundant wild nature in Aros Park, a beautiful area boasting waterfalls and forest footpaths. In the early evening, arrive in Tobermory with time to wander where you will spend the night. The next morning travel past epic mountains to the south of Mull. Take a ferry to two of the most mysterious and dramatic locations in the region, Iona Abbey and Fingal’s Cave. After satisfying your adventurous spirit, head north back to Tobermory where you c...

    Mother Nature was kind to us, especially while on Iona. A simply glorious, sunny day! Wonderful for beachcombing and walking. Glencoe was dreich (!) and eerie, but awesome nevertheless. I will be back...

  • From Glasgow: Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye 5-Day Tour

    7. From Glasgow: Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye 5-Day Tour

    Day 1 Through the Trossachs to Oban… This wide-ranging tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to Kilmartin Glen. Here you’ll explore Scotland’s ancient past. With over 5,000 years of history laid out before you, you’ll be able to walk in the footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Then it’s on to the picturesque seaside town of Oban. Overnight stay in Oban Day 2 A day of high hills and history… Day two takes you through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan) past Ben Nevis (Britain’s tallest peak) and Fort William. Then, stop to view the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, and hopefully get a chance to see the steam train cross it, also known as the Hogwarts Express. You wi...

    Priced well, very organized, B and B's were all lovely and well appointed. Great mix of fellow tourists. We had Daniel as our guide...he somehow managed to "herd his sheep" and keep us on schedule...while entertaining us with fabulous historical facts and witty tidbits. He is also an excellent driver...the one lane roads and roller coaster bumps were handled with expertise. We would like to have had more time at Glencoe...otherwise the stops were well timed. Great trio...we will be recommending it to others. Daniel is a charming, easy going, organized guide...glad we met him!

  • Iona, Mull, and Isle of Skye: 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    8. Iona, Mull, and Isle of Skye: 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    Spend 5 spectacular days exploring the unruly beauty and fascinating history of the Scottish west coast, and visiting 4 of its beautiful islands. On your second day, take a ferry to explore the dramatic coastlines of the island of Mull, and then continue to the island of Iona to visit its ancient abbey and craggy cliff-side. Take advantage of the opportunity to take a small boat to Staffa to explore its beautiful basalt columns, and spend the majority of your third day exploring the famous Isle of Skye. Day 1: Edinburgh – Loch Lomond – Oban Your first day of the journey takes you north past Stirling Castle, and then west to Scotland’s first National Park near Loch Lomond. Travel through the mountains of the West Highlands, passing the magnificent white-washed town of Inveraray, and spend the afternoon in the heart of Argyll before arriving to bustling town of Oban, th...

  • Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & The Highlands 5-Day Tour

    9. Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & The Highlands 5-Day Tour

    Day One: Head north to Stirling and the towering Wallace Monument, with stunning views of the Castle. Enter the Highlands heading through wild Rannoch Moor and Glencoe and on to the fishing port of Oban, where you'll stay overnight. Day Two: Take the steam train from Fort William, crossing the viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies, where a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign now stands. You'll take the ferry to Skye where you can explore the Clan Donald Skye, former home of the MacDonalds, before driving north to your overnight destination. Then stay overnight in the Isle of Skye. Day Three: Explore more of the mysterious island that's full of awe-inspiring mountains, myths and legends before returning to the mainland to view Eilean Donan Castle and wind your way along the Great Glen to infamous Loch Ness. Stay overnight in Inverness. Day Four: Hunt for the elusive mons...

    Saw a lot; did a lot. Ross was a great guide telling us stories about folklore, Scottish history, playing music for us on the long drives & an overall pleasant guy for a 5 day tour.

  • Scotland: West Highlands, Mull and Iona 4-Day Tour

    10. Scotland: West Highlands, Mull and Iona 4-Day Tour

    Immerse yourself in the scenic splendor and ancient history of Scotland’s West Highlands, and the Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona on a relaxed small group sightseeing tour. The 4-day adventure is by comfortable climate controlled Mercedes minibus for a more intimate and personal experience. Drive across the mountain pass of the Rest and Be Thankful, discover the scene of the infamous Clan MacDonald massacre, marvel at the baronial Inveraray Castle, meander through the mountains of Morven, and much more. Day 1: Depart Edinburgh and travel north past Stirling Castle to the bustling town of Callander. From here, continue through Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and the bristling Trossachs, before reaching the remote expanse of Rannoch Moor, one of the largest wilderness areas left in Europe. A short drive north brings you to Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of Clan M...

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What people are saying about Oban

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 279 reviews

Wonderful Tour. This is my 2nd time with Rabbie’s and they never disappoint. Ben, our tour guide, was amazing, he explained all the lores, stories and legends of every place we went to with that charming glasgow humour. Scotland’s beauty is remarkable and one doesn’t need much convincing to see it. All the places I have witness is worth a 2nd, 3rd or infinite number of visits. Definitely one for the books. The ride was comfortable and Ben is an excellent driver as I do get car sick most of the time but didn’t feel any of the sort at all with that car ride considering there were a lot of twist and turns in the highlands. Highly recommend going in to this tour and don’t forget to go the Original Green Shack at Oban t’was a long queue but definitely worth it for the freshest seafood you will ever have. Thank you for the wonderful time.

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

The tour was well planned with the stops to take pictures and use the facilities. The guide was exelent with his knowledge, advices and driving skills. We're happy to have the possibility to visit all the sites, to taste local food, to hear the stories and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Gutted I lost this trip due to travel arrangements I made for the meeting point Wednesday morning. I'm sure would have been as great as the Viaduct one, but with better weather .

Nice scenery.... lovely photos taken.... amazing nature.... Thanks to Timberbush tours (Andy)... (Glasgow).