Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles from Glasgow

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Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles from Glasgow
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Experience the natural beauty of the West Highlands, with lochs, scenic mountains and ancient castles. Visit Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne, see haunting Glencoe; site of the massacre of the MacDonald Clan and visit the quaint fishing town of Oban, gateway to the Isles.
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Location:
Glasgow City, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
9 hours 45 minutes
Operates:
Sunday, Tuesday and Friday
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Stop At: Inveraray Castle, Inverary, Inveraray PA32 8XE Scotland

the historic home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, nestled in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne. Alternatively, explore the town’s white-washed Georgian houses, wide streets and breathtaking views across the loch.

Duration: 1 minute

Pass By: Kilchurn Castle, Lochawe, Dalmally PA33 1AF, UK

We then pass Kilchurn Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, nestled on the banks of Loch Awe and beautifully framed by mountains.

Stop At: Longistan Croft Road, Oban PA34 5JL, UK

- dayoMerseyside, travelled November 2015

Next we make a stop for lunch in the picturesque harbour town of Oban, ‘Gateway to the Isles’, with free time to explore its horseshoe bay and see McCaig’s Folly, an iconic 19th century tower reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Castle Stalker, A828 Between Ballachulish and Connel, Appin Scotland

After free time exploring, we travel onwards past the 15th century Castle Stalker, which is set on a small island on Loch Laich,

Stop At: Glencoe Mountain, White Corries Kingshouse, Ballachulish PH49 4HZ Scotland

Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most haunting glens and site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Luss Pier, Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Scotland

At the pretty conservation village of Luss on the ‘Bonnie, Bonnie Banks’ of Loch Lomond, we can walk along the shore or admire the village before returning to Glasgow where your Oban tour will end.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Departure Point

266 George St, Glasgow G1 1QX, UK

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Stuart the guide was informative and was able to keep us entertained with facts for the full day as well as drive! Amazing. He clearly loves his job and is very passionate about scotland. Best value for money for a trip there was so much on the tour you def got your moneys worth. Make sure you pay the £10 to visit the castle the history is amazing. Am already looking at another viator tour. Cannot wait. Thank you so much
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
My family and I went on this day trip July 2, 2019 and really enjoyed it. It was a long day, but our guide Jamie was so knowledgeable and entertaining that it went by so quickly. We loved seeing Inveraray Caste, Oban as well as Glencoe and the Highlands which are truly magnificent. One of the best parts was when my son was able to feed one of the deer Jamie called over. Such an amazing experience to see so much of Scotland's beauty in one day.
• Submitted 24 Jul 2019
Good . The guide was very good.. the information provided by him was good.. enjoyed the beauty of nature. The guide was friendly
• Submitted 07 May 2019
This was a really long day but Jamie made it so interesting and moved along well. We covered a lot of miles and not a lot of wasted time. Jamie was excellent!! You are very lucky to have such a warm, friendly, knowledgeable person on your crew!!! Thank you so much
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
We were able to see so much in just one day. Plenty of stops to take pictures. Very good and knowledgeable guide.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2018
loved this. our guide played fabulous scottish music and told folklore the whole way. beautiful stops and a great way to see more of scotland if you are only there for a weekend like we were!
• Submitted 25 Sep 2018
This was such a great day! Charlie was a great guide and we had a fantastic time going through Luss, Oban, and Glencoe! I went in the dead of winter and it was still spectacular, so rain or shine or sleet or fog as it were, you cannot go wrong with this day trip!
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
This was such a great day! Charlie was a great guide and we had a fantastic time going through Luss, Oban, and Glencoe! I went in the dead of winter and it was still spectacular, so rain or shine or sleet or fog as it were, you cannot go wrong with this day trip!
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
My friend and I did this trip in December and we both loved it. Andy our driver was informative, friendly and great company. We visited Luss at Loch Lommond and had time to take photos. We also went to Glencoe during which was very snowy and cold but the scenery was fantastic. We visited churches, saw castles and was given lots of opportunity to take photos. One of the highlights for me was when Andy took us down a track and we were greeted by lots of deer that came right up to us. We had the opportunity to feed them as they ate out of our hands! great photo shots!! All in all this was a fantastic trip, well worth the money with a great guide in Andy. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone in winter and in summer
• Submitted 29 Dec 2017
Great driver, a wonderful day!
• Submitted 29 Dec 2017
This is the best tour ever to see all the highlights of Scotland. We found our meeting place pretty easily and the bus we were in was very comfortable. Our tour guide was Callum and he was excellent. Being from Scotland he was full of knowledge and history. He kept us entertained with stories of Scotland throughout the trip. The tour began with a short stop in Loch Lomond. Gorgeous small town - only regret was I wish we had more time to explore there. We stopped for lunch in Oban - again wish for more time to explore this cute seaside town. Callum shared with us his favorite seafood restaurant and it did not disappoint! Inveraray Castle was our next stop and it is gorgeous!! Spend the extra money to explore inside the castle it is gorgeous. Our bus tour through the highlands was beautiful - we were lucky to have along with us on the tour a gentleman who was in his highland wear and brought along his bagpipes. His dream was to play bagpipes in the highlands and it made our dream of Scotland complete as well. We went as a family with 2 kids 16 and 12. They loved the tour but I would not suggest it for kids younger as it is a long day. Thank you Viator for another fabulous tour that made our Scotland adventure a success!!!
• Submitted 20 Nov 2017
This tour was really good! After we had seen the have to sights on a previous Scotland trip, this was a nice one to take and see the sights not so popular. My husband really enjoyed the fishing town of Oban, lots of shops and seafood. Glencoe is always incredible, however we pretty much just drove through it, took some pictures, and continued on. Inverrary castle was also a treat as my husband has Campbell ancestors so getting to see the current seat of the Campbell clan was really neat. Entrance to the castle is extra , so if you don't want to go in, the small village is a few minutes walk down the road. Our driver, Callum, was excellent. He was so efficient we were able to stop off briefly at a few more castles along the way for pictures. He was funny and really could handle the terrifying! Scottish highland roads!
• Submitted 02 Oct 2017
The tour of Oban, Glencoe, and Inverrary Castle was great. The roads were scary, though, getting by the big buses. All part of the experience. I was surprised at how much water was in Scotland.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017
Our guide was the best!
• Submitted 07 Aug 2017
I had a wonderful time and my guide was extremely helpful!
• Submitted 04 Jul 2017
Delightful all-day excursion, including stop at active residential castle entry fee extra. Knowledgeable guide/driver. Local man with interesting background and local lure. Loch Lomand is as beautiful as they say. As with most such tours, not enough time to take it all in. One problem was that even though we had booked over a month in advance, and had received confirmation from Viator, the bus/tour company did not have us down for May 2, 2017. The driver called his office which said we were paid for May 5. Lucky I brought the printout of our email confirmation, and lucky, too, that there was room on the bus. May 5th we were back in the States!
• Submitted 12 May 2017
Fully enjoyed our trip with Callum-he was knowledgeable and friendly. We were lucky to have a small group on the day we went and Callum's historical knowledge only enhanced the beauty of the Scottish countryside.
• Submitted 30 Apr 2017
This was a great trip! Callum was a great tour guide; knowledgeable, pointing out all the sites, historic and pop culture, and funny. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking to see the Highlands.
• Submitted 19 Apr 2017
This tour was great! Calling was an excellent tour guide; knowledgeable, pointing out all the sites and entertaining. Had a thoroughly fun trip and would recommend to anyone looking for an outing into the Highlands.
• Submitted 19 Apr 2017
This tour covered a lot and is highly recommended. For lunch go to the George Street Fish place in Oban.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2017
As usual, Viator came through with a spectacular day trip. The driver was knowledgable and freindly. The locations were wonderful to see . A great experience.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2016
We had a very pleasant day. The scenery is beautiful and wild. Peter, our guide and driver was the perfect host and gave us very good tips of what to see / visit or where to eat. We had the best fish and chips ever in Oban. Booking was reliable and rapid. I would highly recommend anyone to take such tours in Scotland! Thank you!
• Submitted 17 Aug 2016
Excellent tour!
• Submitted 11 Aug 2016
The tour was great! Our driver Hamish was extremely knowledgeable and kind. The only advice I would give is to bring change(coins) with you. There is a charge to use the restroom at the first stop!
• Submitted 05 Jul 2016

In Brief

Location:
Glasgow City, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
9 hours 45 minutes
Operates:
Sunday, Tuesday and Friday
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation