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Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow

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Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

What could be more quintessentially Scottish than lochs and castles? Travel through the photo-worthy West Highlands, visit the haunting glen of Glencoe and stop at Loch Lomond on this day trip from Glasgow by Mercedes minivan. Numbers are limited to 16 passengers to ensure a more personalized experience with an informative guide, who offers insightful commentary at Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray town, Castle Stalker and more.
  • Full-day trip from Glasgow to Scotland's West Highlands
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Visit the glen of Glencoe, and Loch Lomond (Scotland's largest freshwater loch)
  • See the ruins of Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray town, and Castle Stalker
  • Transport in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
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Driver/guide
Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
Small group tour (max 16 people)
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Admission fees

Departure Point

Killermont St, Glasgow G2 3NW, UK

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This day trip features the picturesque lochs and historic castles of the West Highlands, with plenty of stops along the way narrated by your knowledgeable guide. After pickup in central Glasgow, get comfortable in your top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach for the scenic drive to Loch Lomond.

Gain intimate knowledge of Scotland on this personalized small-group tour, including the eerie glen of Glencoe, famous as the site of the 1692 Clan MacDonald massacre. Enjoy time exploring the shoreline of beautiful Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest freshwater loch.

Other tour highlights include Inveraray town in Argyll; Loch Awe (Lochawe), Scotland’s longest loch; the ruins of Kilchurn Castle; Castle Stalker, which towers over Loch Laich; the majestic peaks of Buachaille Etive Mor; and the boggy moorland of Rannoch Moor.

Reach out-of-the-way places and enjoy multiple photo ops of Scotland's windswept landscape before the return drive to Glasgow.

Winner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Luss Visitor Centre
Loch Lomond National Park - One of Scotland’s largest lochs set in stunning parkland. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Inveraray Castle
Explore the densely packed history and beauty of this ancestral home and village built by the Duke of Argyll. Inveraray Castle open April - October.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Oban
Known nationwide as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ and the 'Seafood Capital of Scotland', this town offers charm and delicacies.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Castle Stalker
Photo stop; visitor centre with toilets, shop and cafe.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Glencoe Mountain
One of the most famous and romantic places in Scotland’s history, thanks to its grand loch side location and stunning ruins.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rest and be Thankful
A former haven for weary road-laying soldiers, this historical point offers some amazing views.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rabbies Trail Burners

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow.
Q:
What is the departure point for the Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour?
A:
The tour departs from the Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is parking available near the departure point for the Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour?
A:
Parking can be difficult to find in the center of town. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of the excellent public transportation that is available.
Jun 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour?
A:
Check-in closes 15 minutes before your departure time. The tour departs on time, so please do not arrive late.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage with me on the Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour?
A:
You may bring up to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.
Jun 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour?
A:
Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Bring your camera and spending money for food, optional admission tickets, etc.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are admission fees included in the Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour?
A:
No. You pay for access to sites such as castles and museums as you arrive. Most of these locations accept both cash and card.
Jun 2021
Q:
What type of vehicle is used during the Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour?
A:
The tour is conducted in a 16 seat Mercedes Mini-coach. There are three steps up into the coach – each 150mm in height. There are grab handles on both sides, the step edges are clearly marked and the treads are non-slip.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring a wheelchair on the Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour?
A:
The bus is not wheelchair accessible, however, there is storage available for a folding wheelchair or walking frame. Guests must be able to get on/off the bus on their own or with the assistance of a companion as guides cannot assist physically.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are restrooms available on the bus during the Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour?
A:
There are no restrooms on board the bus, however, the group does make regular breaks to use the restroom during the tour.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring my small child with me on the Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour?
A:
All guests must be at least 5 years old to participate in this tour. If your child is 5 or older, but under 1.35m (4.4 ft.) tall, please notate this in the "Special Requirements" box so a booster seat can be arranged.
Jun 2021
Q:
Should I bring my own lunch during the Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour?
A:
There is no need to bring lunch. The group will make a lunch stop where you can purchase a meal suitable to your taste and budget.
Jun 2021

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Traveler Tips


  • "Plenty of time to wander around Oban and up the hill to McCaigs Tower." See review
  • "Day-long van excursion to visit the countryside and a couple of picturesque towns near Glasgow." See review

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Brilliant packed day of sights
Julian_J
, Jul 2021
We had a really good day packed with little stops, we were never too far from the next opportunity to stretch our legs. Alistair knew just about everything about the breathtaking surroundings and history.
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Fun and beautiful
Danielle_G
, Jul 2021
Frasier was the best tour guide. I learned so much about the history of Scotland along with some fun pop culture facts. Glencoe is Breathtaking. The pictures do not do it justice. You have to see it in person.
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Great wee day
carol_a
, Jul 2021
Scenic views ...tour guide excellent. Plenty of stops to enjoy . take pics .. Buy gifts .have lunch .buy souvenirs.
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Must see Highlands
Parth_P
, Jul 2021
Amazing views, the tour runs smoothly with lots of photo opportunities. Friendly tour guide with great knowledge about Scotland.
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Magnificent tour
Akram
, May 2021
A magnificent tour! Breath taking sceneries! A memorable experience thanks to George Stuart who was an excellent tour guide. This unique tour is a must for anyone coming to Scotland..5*
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Fabulous day trip and highly recommended
Steve
, May 2021
This was seriously one of the best tours I've ever been on in any country. Ben, the tour guide was charismatic and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the tour. The tour itself was fantastic. Oban is a beautiful, charming little town. Glencoe has some jaw dropping scenery, which has to be seen to be believed and the West Highlands itself has so many fantastic photo opportunities. There was only 3 people on the tour altogether, but all in all a truly great day out. 10/10 and 5 stars!!
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Smashing will do it again...
Iris_C
, May 2021
The scenery is marvellous and always a pleasure to visit.. Our Tour guide Jenny was lovely and had good information on the history of the locations we visited...👍👍👍
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Perfect experience!
Jelena_A
, Sep 2020
The tour was truly a perfect adventure! It is well-thought and organized; the van is comfortable and super clean, physical distancing is enforced and there are enough breaks along the way with a stunning view as well! Our guide was Jenny and if you happen to get her - she is amazing! Real storyteller, perfect driver and super mindful toward her passengers! All in all - it's worth it!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks Jelena, we're delighted it was such a fantastic day with Jenny. All the best, Aimee
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Very nice tour
Kimberly
, Mar 2020
Amazing tour! Our driver Ben was super nice and kept us entertained the whole time with Scotland stories and music :) Unfortunately it rained quite a bit but it added to the eeriness of the mountains if anything! Would recommend this tour!
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Quintessential Highland Views
helaineboyd
, Jan 2020
Would def book a tour with Rabbie’s again. Even in the winter, the views were spectacular! Campbell, our tour operator, was very knowledgeable
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