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From Glasgow: Glencoe and Highlands Bus and Walking Tour

1. From Glasgow: Glencoe and Highlands Bus and Walking Tour

Embark on a true Scottish adventure on a bus and walking tour of the Highlands, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, and more from Glasgow. Learn about the region's rich history from your local guide and get a true essence of what Scotland's nature, history, and people are about. Travel from Glasgow in the comfort of your bus to reach Loch Lomond's calm shores and the Trossachs National Park. See panoramic views over Loch Lomond as you pass through the Highland Boundary Fault Line. This is where you officially enter the Scottish Highlands and gain a sense of what the rugged, mountainous landscape is really like. At the northern section of Loch Lomond, stop to see cascading waterfalls. After a good Scottish downpour, these falls really come to life and create a roaring noise that clashes off every rock and fills every part of the glen with a thunderous sound. Continue to Glencoe to see lush Caledonian Pine forests, a reminder of the ancient landscape which used to cover the majority of the Scottish mainland. Stretch your legs on a short hike along Scotland's premier walking route, the West Highland Way, as you make your way towards a small lochan (small lake). As you enter Glencoe, marvel at the grandeur of Buachaille Etive Mor, the iconic pyramid shaped mountain that forms the backdrop of the glen. The MacDonald’s of Glencoe, who were known as notorious cattle thieves, used the mountain to guide themselves back into Glencoe after a successful night raiding cattle from their neighbor’s lands. Experience the rugged and dramatic land of Glencoe. This alluring landscape captures the imagination of almost anyone who travels through it, and you’ve likely seen it before, as the beauty of Glencoe and the surrounding area has featured in many movies and TV shows. While in Glencoe, hear how the MacDonald Clan from these parts where made an example of by government soldiers in something called The Glencoe Massacre, proof that there’s also a dark side to Scotland’s turbulent history. After lunch, travel to multi-level waterfalls, which come to life after a little rainfall, found after a short walk through some woodland. Here, keep your eyes peeled for the endangered and rare red squirrels. From the roar of the waterfalls to the tranquil setting of Rannoch Moor, this area is one of the last remaining true wilderness locations left in Europe with vast peat bogs, calm lochs, and flat moorland for miles in all direction. A stunning contrast to the mountainous landscape nearby. Finally, travel south towards the lowlands, stopping for one final scenic break at Loch Lomond before heading back to Glasgow.

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What people are saying about Buachaille Etive Mòr

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Absolutely recommended excursion to Glencoe and surroundings, a beautiful place full of history and legends. The van of Experience Scotland's Wild is top notch and they make sure that it is a very exclusive experience, the fact that they do it in very small groups in which everyone's opinion is heard is an unquestionable plus. And then there is John, an exceptional guide with tons of information explained in the best way. He extended the time of the tour to make us enjoy some other unforeseen corner and took us through the Devil's Staircase to invite us to a shot of Whisky in the famous pub that gives its name to the staircase. And I thought it was a legend.

My wife and I booked this tour while on our honeymoon to Scotland, and this tour was the best part of our trip! We really appreciated that this tour allowed us to really get out and explore. John, our guide and the owner of the company, was fantastic and quick to change and adapt the tour if anyone wanted to stop to see something they found interesting. The small size of the tour allowed for a lot more personal connections, and John never made us feel like we were being rushed, which is an experience I've had on other tours. I really highly recommend taking this tour if you can!

We went with Derek and he did a wonderful job of guiding us through the beautiful Highlands and providing us with lots of information and stories about the country's historical figures. Thank you so much for this unforgettable day!

Great tour and not too much walking. Very scenic and the guide was very personable. A great day out to see some of Scotlands scenery and learn a little about the history.

A great balance between nature and culture. Derek was a fantastic guide, very informative. All the stops were fascinating and beautiful. Group size (7) was perfect.