From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Tour
- Duration: 12 hours
From Glasgow, 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 in the Fort William area, we continue beneath Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis and into the Great Glen. At Loch Ness, take a 1-hour cruise on the loch or enjoy the beautiful views at its shores.
Begin your return journey from Inverness, Capital of the Highlands. Before arriving back in Glasgow, we will cross the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire, including the Forest of Atholl.
It wa great single day tour which covers a lot of scenic beauties of Scotland. The driver was very knowledgeable and informative. Over all a excellent experience.would recommend.
After leaving Glasgow, stop at the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond, one of the prettiest and largest lochs in the whole of Scotland. Take a one-hour cruise, enjoying spectacular views of the loch’s many islands and the surrounding mountains. Alternatively, take a stroll through the picturesque loch-side conservation village of Luss, with its quaint houses, cafes and stunning views across the loch’s western shoreline. Eat lunch in the small village of Aberfoyle, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Trossachs National Park. After lunch, continue through the Trossachs, Scotland’s first national park, known as ‘the Highlands in miniature’ for its abundance of lochs, mountains, and forests. It is also known as the homeland of legendary outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor. The final stop is the magnificent Stirling Castle, which sits high on volcanic rock and offers wonderful views of the surrounding l...
It was a fun tour!! The tour guide took us to different places and was quite informative!
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.
Discover Scotland's glorious past on this exciting tour in the hearthland of Highland heroes such as Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Marvel at the natural beauty of the forests, lochs and mountains in Loch Lomond National Park. You will depart Glasgow at 9 AM and travel towards Stirling, along a route that has been used for thousands of years by invading armies. It was the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire, and was later used by the English King Edward I as he marched towards Stirling. As you approach Stirling the magnificent castle dominates your view and you make your way up towards the high volcanic rock where it imposes itself upon the surrounding land. To the north is the towering National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland’s great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart. To the South is Bannockburn castle where,...
Guide was excellent but he seemed confused about what to do for part of the trip. Some of the participants didn’t want to do the whiskey tour so there was some confusion.
Depart Glasgow at 8:00 and travel north towards the Highlands along the “bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. Crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland you travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically – the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. Traveling north through Breadalbane, meaning the 'High Country of Scotland,' you climb towards the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor and down into Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe. Glencoe is infamous as the site of the Glencoe massacre in 1692. Beyond Glencoe you will enter the Great Glen, a deep glacial valley which follows a geological fault line. Passing through the town of Fort William you drive under Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the southern shore of L...
Never been on a tour before. Thoroughly enjoyed this one and will go on many more... Stewart was a fantastic tour guide! He was knowledgeable, funny and friendly... We did so much in a day and got to spend time in each place. Thank you!!
Day One: Visit the village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond, within a national park. Admire Rannoch Moor before walking through Glen Coe valley. Pause for photos after lunch by Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. End your first day by relaxing in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye. Day Two: Enjoy breakfast in Portree, before deciding how you will spend your day. Choose between a tour of Dunvegan Castle, Duntulm Castle or a visit to Uig and the traditional blackhouses. End your day by viewing The Storr, before returning to Portree. Day Three: Experience a tour of Eilean Donan Castle. Visit the pretty loch-side village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness. Continue your journey to the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before driving back to Edinburgh where you will be dropped off outside Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. Passengers that began the t...
Our guide Andrew was great. Very knowledgeable and had some great stories. Unfortunately, we we with many people on our minivan tour that refused to wear their masks. Our guide tried to enforce this day one, but gave up after that. After using another tour company for a day trip which checked temperatures and insisted on hand sanitizer and masks, I think Timberbush could improve on Covid safety.
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 ..
Meet your guide in Glasgow and travel the short distance towards Loch Lomond, one of the largest lochs in Scotland. Stop on the southern shore of the loch, where you can choose to join a 1-hour boat cruise and enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and castles. Those who wish to remain on dry land can admire the stunning landscape from the shore. The next stop is in the picturesque conservation village of Luss. Walk around the center and take photos of quaint cottages, or stroll along a little beach on the bank of Loch Lomond and admire the view of Ben Lomond. There will be plenty of time for you to enjoy lunch here. After a day filled with mountain air, lochs, and forests, travel back to Glasgow’s Clydeside Whisky Distillery. Located in the famous Queen’s Dock, this state-of-the-art distillery brings the production of single malt back to the city. Take a tour and see how this whiske...
Purely amazing and worth the money, trip felt bespoke and driver felt like more of a friend than a stranger.
Immerse yourself in the lush nature of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and visit nearby towns before entering the hustle and bustle in the historic city of Stirling to see Stirling Castle. This tour takes off from Glasgow and offers an optional cruise at Loch Lomond. Departing Glasgow, it’s a short drive to the conservation village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. The village is known for the small, picturesque cottages that line the cobbled streets. Views over Loch Lomond provide a great photo opportunity too. Luss’ church attracts many visitors, with many hoping to spot the Viking hogback grave within the grounds. At this point, you can choose to sail the waters of Loch Lomond on an optional 90-minute cruise that provides additional commentary about the area. Heading deeper into the Trossachs National Park is Duke’s Pass, a winding road through spectacular scenery. T...
Tour guide Jerry was absolutely fabulous. Had great knowledge and humour. Me and my partner came from Liverpool and it was our first day visiting and wanted to explore more than just Glasgow. I would highly recommend anyone doing this. 5 stars
Meet your professional guide at Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow and travel north to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Enjoy some time by the loch while you take in the views of the country voted the most beautiful in the world in 2019. Travel deeper into the Highlands and through desolate Rannoch Moor, one of last remaining wildernesses in Europe. Then, Glencoe will open up in front of you, with a haunting history and dramatic scenery it's an essential place to visit to see the true heart of the country. Next it's lunchtime, with a stop in Fort Augustus. This town at the southern tip of Loch Ness has a great choice of cafes and restaurants as well as local shops to browse. You can choose to purchase a ticket for a Loch Ness cruise and spend some time hunting Nessie. Afterwards, it's time to travel across the country and though the Grampian Mountains as you head to the forest...
I had an amazing time! I really enjoyed ever minute of our highlands trip. The views was beautiful! Big shout out to Cliff! He was a great tour guide. He told us amazing stories about the highlands. I will be definitely be visiting Scotland again just to do this tour again.
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Great and full day of fun! Great guide and comfortable mini van! The one thing which I didn’t like is that we didn’t visit the castle due to covid, which I understand BUT I received a call from the same company asking me if I wanted the tour of the castle ?!!! When I asked the driver how come they get to go and we don’t … I didn’t get a proper answer … as you state the castle is closed due to covid but actually it is not, when the same tour operator from Edinburgh does that castle!!!! This is misleading and also disappointing, as let’s be honest the Loch Ness Cruise is not really worth the money!!
I don't usually do payed/group tours so naturally I had some concerns. It tured out much better then I imagined and I enjoyed every minutes of it! Fraser, the driver/guide/DJ is a gem. He's knowledgable, kept us entertaned with great sence of humor and a playlist of scottish songs that matched the places, history and stories of our tour. All in all, I highly recommend this tour and the company as well.
Fantastic day. Calum our guide and driver was excellent. Chatty and friendly and full of lots of information about the places we visited. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. We are from Dundee and loved it. So anyone from out with Scotland would definitely love it too. So many beautiful sights.
The best trip ever. The driver was extremely professional & friendly. You don’t get many people who are knowledgeable as well as extremely funny & patient. The weather was an absolute bonus travelling. Plus, I was the only one on the trip.
Lovely day and tour guide. A lot of beautiful sites packed in to the day.