Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs and Castles small group day tour
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Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs and Castles small group day tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 10 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore epic ruined castles and unearth their history
  • Listen to tales of old clan rivalries
  • Venture through brilliant mountain scenery to the Scottish Highlands
What to expect

Departing from Glasgow, you'll travel northwest along the shores of Loch Lomond and cross the Highland Boundary Fault Line where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. It's easy to forget that this was once thought of as a dangerous frontier fought over by fiercely territorial Highland clans! Then, you'll take a leisurely drive over the 'Rest and Be Thankful' mountain pass as make your way to the picturesque harbour town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne.

From there, you'll drive along the shore of Scotland’s longest loch, Loch Awe, where you can snap some photos of Kilchurn Castle, a magnificent ruin situated in the middle of the loch. Then, it's time to head to the harbour town of Oban, gateway to the Isles before traveling north along the west coast around Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker and into Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe. Stunningly beautiful, with its dramatic cliff faces and steep slopes, Glencoe has a shocking history that you'll hear all about.

Travelling south, you'll pass the majestic peak of Buachaille Etive Mor (meaning 'the great shepherd of Etive') and descend towards the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. At an altitude of over 1000ft, covered by heather and peat-bogs and dotted with dozens of lochs, it's a unique landscape. From here, you will then travel through Glen Falloch and drive south towards Loch Lomond. Your last stop of the day will be Luss, an 18th century conservation village with old workers cottages and stunning views across the loch.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Driver-Guide
    What's not included
    • Entry fees to attractions
    Where
    Meeting point:
    Until 31 March 2020: Please meet your guide at the Parish Hall, next to the City Chambers, between North Frederick Street and John Street. From 1 April 2020: This tour will depart between Stance 23 to 32 at Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW
    What to remember
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure
    • The weather in Scotland is often wet and cold, please dress appropriately and wear suitable shoes
    • Children aged 5 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Children under 5 are not permitted on this tour
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    When
    • This tour runs daily and departs at 8.30am
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    Provider
    Rabbie's Small Group Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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