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From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands Tour

From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Discover the magnificent beauty of Loch Lomond National Park, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness and Pitlochry on a guided tour from Glasgow. Learn about history and folklore.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Keep an eye out for the monster at Loch Ness as you hear the local folklore
  • Experience the awe-inspiring mountain scenery and dark history of Glencoe
  • Be entertained by your friendly and knowledgeable driver/guide
  • Relax in the air-conditioned comfort of a 16-seater Mercedes mini-coach
  • See the best of the Highlands with a guided tour and an optional boat trip
Full description

Embark on a guided tour to Loch Lomond National Park, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness, and Pitlochry from Glasgow. Learn the history behind each turn from your guide.

Depart Glasgow 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 that 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 Loch Ness. Keep an eye out for legendary sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie. Take in views of the charming town of Fort Augustus and the Caledonian Canal which links the lochs of the Great Glen.

Spend some time here where you can purchase a nice lunch before traveling north up the full length of the loch. Have the opportunity to see the ancient stronghold of Urquhart Castle while taking a 5-Star Jacobite boat cruise on the loch. Continue north through Inverness before traveling south in the stunning the mountains of Cairngorms National Park. Drive over the Drumochter Pass, at 1500 feet above sea level and past the 13th century Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Atholl.

Finally, stretch your legs at the Highland resort town of Pitlochry which is built for Victorian tourism and nestled amongst the mountains of Highland Perthshire. Return to your starting point in Glasgow at the end of your tour.

Includes
  • Transportation in air-conditioned mini bus
  • Tour guide
  • Entry fees (optional)
  • Loch Ness boat trip (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at the Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station between stance 23 and 32.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • It recommends you bring suitable clothing and footwear for the time off the bus as Scotland can be a wet place
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • Guests are restricted to 14 kg (31 lbs) 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), plus a small bag on board for personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 662 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Pros: To start with the tour guide, he is very helpful and gave us all the information about the history and places we are passing through the journey. The travel breaks are well planned and the reach to hotels, coffee shops was hassle free. Me and my partner had a good time together. This can be a perfect choice for all the age groups and especially the families. Cons:- It would be really great if there was a visit to the castle.

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September 19, 2022

10/10 experience! Splendid views, we also were very lucky with the weather, it was nice and sunny. Our guide Alistair was amazing, very informative and funny. Plenty of stops for WC breaks and grabbing a drink. Nice, comfortable bus. We learned a lot about objects we visited and Scotland in general. Superb commentary from our guide, and the music we heard along the way was an amazing touch. A day very well spent, would definitely do this again! Worth every penny!

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August 31, 2022

What an incredible trip this one was. Our tour guide, Stevie was funny and very knowledgeable of the area, also really liked his stories. We were very lucky with the weather so that was a nice bonus. The whole journey was just fantastic, the scenery was beautiful. There were plenty of stops to take photos and strech your legs. Highly recommend the tour

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August 25, 2022

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