Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Escape the city bustle of Edinburgh, and head west on the small group Oban and West Highlands Day Trip! This breathtaking area of Scotland contains coastlines, moorlands and mountains which encompass the dramatic beauty of the West Highlands. Explore the cosy, wee villages of Oban, Luss and Inveraray and take in the scenery with friendly Highland hospitality from your guide!
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In Brief

Location:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
11 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Seasonal
01 April - 31 October
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Highlights:
Close encounter with wildlife
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour by minibus
Overview
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Starting from a central Edinburgh location, your small group tour departs early to beat the traffic on the drive west. Travelling via Glasgow to pick up some fellow passengers, you'll head to the first stop at the conservation village of Luss near Loch Lomond, Britain's largest freshwater loch. Take time to relax and enjoy the scenery before your tour continues into the heart of the Highlands.

Pass the hauntingly beautiful ruins of Kilchum Castle on the shores of Loch Awe, and hear tales of the Campbell Clan who once claimed the land as a stronghold. Loch Awe also follows the Pass of Brander, where Robert the Bruce (Scotland's heroic King) fought many a fierce battle in bygone times.

Reaching the Victorian seaside town of Oban in the early afternoon, take the chance to sample the freshest seafood from the town named as the Scottish Seafood Capital! Walk off your lunch with a stroll over to McCaig's Tower, the magnificent granite folly which has dominated the town's skyline since 1895. Don't be put-off by the long climb to the top! You'll be rewarded by spectacular views across the sea to the Isle of Mull.

On the return route back to Edinburgh, there will be a stop in Inverarary, a quaint village which lines the shores of Loch Fyne - characterized by it's pretty white-washed houses. Spend time at leisure and try some of the town's home-made sweets before heading back to Edinburgh, passing Scottish countryside steeped in myth and legend.

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Children under 3 years not accepted

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Highland Experience Tours, 1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 3 years not accepted

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.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

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

Great tour, great guide, he was very funny. The scenery was amazing and we did some extra photo-stops, great day out!!!!
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
The trip included a lot of interesting stops, especially in Inveraray. The highlight of the trip was definitely Oban. There were a lot of great seafood options available and the views from McCaig's Tower were amazing!
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
The tour was excellent and Jaime was outstanding.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2016
Jamie, our driver, was outstanding in every way courteous and patient with other vehicles, drove safely and cautiously, answered every question thoroughly, highly intelligent and organized, very knowledgeable in a plethora of topics, and created an environment of fun while learning.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2016
5 STARS TOUR EXPERIENCE
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
The guide was great even thought the weather that day was terrible. He knew of a fantastic water fall. got some really interesting and impressive pictures. I would recommenced this tour in good or Bad weather .
• Submitted 27 Sep 2016
Great trip. Magnificent scenery. Tour guide was also good. Well worth doing. Oban just beautiful. Seafood was spectacular. The biggest and tastiest oysters I have ever had on my life and not outrageously expensive. Many great stops with 'things'to see.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2016
The guide was outstanding, lots of stories and history explained.
• Submitted 19 May 2016
We made a few stops at some really amazing places for stretching our legs or taking some fotos of the breathtaking landscape. Our driver Steve was amazing! He showed us where to get the best seafood in Oban, made us laugh a lot and answered all our questions.
• Submitted 16 Apr 2016
This was one of the best tours my family has had, ever! Would highly recommend it. Thank you so much
• Submitted 18 Sep 2015
That was a great trip. My appreciation to Michael who has done an outstanding job in driving as well as guiding us.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2015
Cameron did a great job driving and discussing the scenery/towns we visited - this tour is a must for seeing the beautiful scenery outside of Edinburgh - and driving these roads yourself would be a dicey game. Strongly recommend.
• Submitted 20 Jul 2015
Had an amazing time!! If you are staying in Edinburgh for a few days and have already done the famous Loch Ness trip, and are looking to do a second excursion, then I highly recommend this one - esp if you are a lover of seafood. Oban is the seafood capital of Scotland and the seafood doesn't get fresher than this. You get beautiful views of the harbor and skyline. There's never a shortage of restaurants for all budget levels and endless shopping opportunities from souvenirs to boutiques. If it's authentic, no-nonsense, casual, really good quality seafood you are seeking, then I recommend the quaint little green shack located right behind McCraig's Warehouse souvenir shop the locals would agree it's be best and near the train station. Just follow along the pier and the delicious smell of fresh seafood being cooked until you reach it. The seating is outside and ordering is quick and simple. Try the Grand Platter - which includes a sampler of all kinds of seafood lobster, crabs, mussels, scallops, fish, etc. etc. - it's plenty for two people. However, if you're craving fish n chips, try the place directly across from the McCraig's Warehouse souvenir shop. It's very fresh and good as well. I can literally spend a whole day at Oban. Our wonderful and friendly tour guide Michael from Highland Experience Tours was great. He was very informative and knowledgeable. He was approachable and pointed out all the different sights, histories, and fun facts along the way. He made our journey fun, exciting, and relaxed. We made numerous photo stops, which was awesome. I enjoyed the Falls of Falloch, and the stop at St. Conan Kirk because I really appreciate old churches. The village of Luss is cozy and had a great view of Loch Lomond. If I had to gripe about one thing, I guess it would be to have more time in Oban. I loved it that much! This was the perfect trip!!
• Submitted 15 Jul 2015
This was an unforgettable tour!
• Submitted 21 Jul 2015
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 01 Jun 2015
I loved the tour! Our guide Cameron was very funny and knowledgeable. He stopped a few times so we could take photographs. The landscape is beautiful and Oban a nice town to stay for a few hours. I would definitely recommend this tour!
• Submitted 05 Jun 2015
Love the small group. Absolutely great tour.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2014
Nice tour with knowledgeable and friendly tour guide (Tom). Beautiful country and nice motor coach.
• Submitted 19 Jun 2014
Great, Scottish countryside is beautiful. Oban is a lovely wee fishing harbour and is nice to walk around. Our guide was very good and got a lot of information on surrounding area. All in all a very pleasant day.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2013
Excellent tour and guide.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2013
The views of the highlands were/are spectacular! Oban is Beautiful, and beautiful views from the Mccaig tower! our tour guide was awesome!! he even incorporated additional stops at other locations of old churches to add to the experience. He had lots of great stories about the clans, and would even look up things if asked. highly recommend this tour
• Submitted 09 Jul 2013
The tour was a really enjoyable trip. The scenery was breathtaking! The driver was very courteous and knowledgeable. We felt very safe with his driving skills. It was an exceptional tour..
• Submitted 10 Jun 2013
Our original tour was canceled because the driver was sick, but the tour company representative (Katrina) communicated the change early, was very thoughtful, and got us booked on another tour. I'm sure the original tour would have been great, but the Loch Ness/Glencoe/Highlands tour we ended up on was better than we could have imagined. Our guide/driver, Kenny, was absolutely delightful, engaging, funny, and informative. We loved him. We made many stops, we felt well taken care of, we had fun, we saw amazing things, plus the weather was fantastic. I can't recommend this tour -- or Kenny -- highly enough!!
• Submitted 28 Sep 2012
From breathtaking scenery to fascinating history, you've got it all on this tour! It is a wonderful way to see the Scottish highlands if you don't have much time. The guide was extremely knowledgable, but also kept us thoroughly entertained for the whole trip with his stories, re-telling of the history of the region, intermingled with his "Dad jokes" and unique sense of humour. Even when the start of the Glasgow marathon saw the closing of half the streets in Glasgow, so the driver/guide had to re-orient himself to find his way out of the city, he never appeared flustered or angry. This was a thoroughly enjoyable tour which I would highly recommend.
• Submitted 21 Sep 2012

In Brief

Location:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
11 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Seasonal
01 April - 31 October
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Highlights:
Close encounter with wildlife
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour by minibus

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