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Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles

Created with Sketch. Outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, opposite. 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow G2 3NX, UK
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Duration

Day Tour (dep. Glasgow)

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Experience

Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures, Family Friendly

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Languages

English

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Check In Time

8:30am

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Departure Time

8:45am

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Return Time (approx)

6:30pm

Overview

Visit Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles on this day tour from Glasgow.

Take a journey through Scotland and experience the West Highlands: shimmering lochs, scenic mountain views, and romantic and historic castles. Visit the fishing town of Oban, picturesque Inveraray and haunting Glencoe.

Outward Journey

Leaving Glasgow your Oban tour will head west, crossing the Firth of Clyde. Here you pass Dumbarton’s famous and imposing rock fortress with its equally impressive castle. Next, it’s Inveraray, a quaint town built in the mid-18th century on the shores of Loch Fyne.

You might like to visit Inveraray Castle*. The historic home of the Duke of Argyll, the chief of the Clan Campbell. Explore this impressive building, nestled in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne. Alternatively, explore the town’s white-washed Georgian houses. With wide streets and breathtaking views across the loch.

The Oban tour will then climb further north into the Highlands. Through stunning scenery, and a route marked by several dramatic castles and beautiful lochs. Then, you will pass Kilchurn Castle, one of Scotland’s most photographed castles. You’ll find it on the banks of Loch Awe and beautifully framed by mountains.

The tour makes a stop for lunch in the picturesque harbour town of Oban, “Gateway to the Isles”. Here, take some time to explore its horseshoe bay and see McCaig’s Folly; an iconic 19th-century tower reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome. After free time exploring, you will travel onwards past the 15th century Castle Stalker. Castle Stalker is set on a small island on Loch Laich. Next, experience Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most haunting glens and the site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.

Return Journey

Your return journey takes you over the dramatic landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount. You will make a final stop at the pretty conservation village of Luss on the ‘Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond’. Here you can walk along the shore or admire the village.  Finally, we head home to Glasgow where your Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles tour will end.

 

* Optional extra: Inveraray Castle (April – September)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the West Highlands with shimmering lochs and scenic mountain views
  • Visit the quaint town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne (optional: visit Inveraray Castle)
  • Journey along a route marked by several dramatic castles and beautiful lochs
  • Enjoy lunch in the harbour town of Oban, "Gateway to the Isles"
  • Experience Glenco, one of Scotland's most impressive Glens
  • Walk along the 'bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond'

Included

  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
  • Digital translations

Excluded

  • Children under 4 years are not permitted on this tour
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and Drink

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, opposite. 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow G2 3NX, UK

FAQs

Are the optional extras included?
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your one day tour from Glasgow includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury modern air-conditioned coaches.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in.

Optional extras for your tour (From April 2021) are as follows:

Inveraray Castle: £11.50 adults, £10 concessions, £7 children
Do I need to prebook the optional extras?
Due to Covid-19, many visitor attractions have asked us to book tickets in advance so they can manage their capacity safely.

For this reason, we must now ask our customers who would like to visit selected attractions whilst on tour, to book their tickets in advance through our secure online ticket portal. The link for this will be on your confirmation email.

If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 07.00-22.00 daily.
Is the tour in English?
Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

You'll find a digital translation of your tour through a link on your confirmation email.
Digital translations are available for this tour in the following languages:

French
German
Spanish
Portuguese
Italian
Russian
Chinese (Mandarin)
What should I bring with me?
Please bring a face covering with you. Hand sanitiser will be provided on board the coach, but we recommend bringing your own too.

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!
Can children travel on this tour?
We welcome children over 4 years old on our tours, and children aged between 4-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 4.
Where is the departure point?
Your tour from Glasgow departs from 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NX. This is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.
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Adult (17 - 59) £42.00
Senior (60+) £40.00
Child (4 - 16) £40.00
Students (with valid ID) £40.00

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