Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

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Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow
from AUD $91.30
Take a journey from the city to the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Enjoy a full day exploring the Scottish Highlands, taking in the atmospheric scenery of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor. Visit Urquhart Castle, take a Jacobite boat cruise across Loch Ness and end your day in the picturesque highland village of Pitlochry.
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In Brief

Glasgow City, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
12 hours 15 minutes
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Loch Lomond, Stirling Scotland

Your tour heads North, first passing by the 'bonnie bonnie banks' of Loch Lomond. We stop here for refreshments.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Glen Coe, Scotland

Glencoe, one of Scotland's most haunting glens and site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan. Glencoe was also featured in the James Bond film, Skyfall. We stop here for photos

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Ben Nevis, Fort William Scotland

We drive past Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.

Stop At: Loch Ness, Scotland

Loch Ness is most famous for its sightings of its infamous resident, 'Nessie'. Spend an hour at the loch, with the opportunity to take a Jacobite boat cruise or explore Urquhart Castle for a while and join the cruise for the return journey! (own expense).

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, Inverness Scotland

We pass through Inverness on our way back to Glasgow

Stop At: Pitlochry VisitScotland iCentre, 22 Atholl Road Perthshire, Pitlochry PH16 5BX Scotland

Our final stop of the day is Pitlochry. Pause here for refreshments and to visit the small village.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

19 Killermont St, Glasgow G2 3NX, 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
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers

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

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.41 out of 5 based on the last 22 recent reviews

This was a lovely tour through the lochs and highlands in a comfortable tour van. Charlie was an excellent driver and guide and really brought the journey to life, pointing out important sights and areas and playing Scottish songs and explaining their significance. A lovely day, I would highly recommend this tour to others.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Our guide Kenny was very knowledgeable and friendly! He helped us get so much out of our limited time at the stops. We were completely entertained! It was worth the money to see the castle ruins and cruise on Loch Ness. We didn’t see Nessie, but maybe next time!!
• Submitted 06 Sep 2019
What a beautiful day we had. Charlie had a lot of stories for us, it was very interesting. I enjoyed myself. Louise from Canada.
• Submitted 24 Oct 2018
Charlie “the bonne prince” was our guide. He was great and informative. He kept the tour entertaining with adding music. All of his advice of food to buy was accurately delicious at each location. He gives detailed explanation of the history at each location. We of course booked to go to Loch Ness but that was not the highlight of the tour. It’s a beautiful ride through the highlands!
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
Fun trip was very long but had a great time
• Submitted 03 Apr 2018
Our driver James was wonderful! Lot's of knowledge and very funny. Enjoyed the trip very much.
• Submitted 31 Mar 2018
best and the most amazing tour i have ever done! O
• Submitted 05 Mar 2018
splendid !
• Submitted 26 Dec 2017
This tour was great! It's about 12 hours going around some amazingly beautiful places. We were exhausted, but the trip was definitely worth it. We had Kenny and he took really good care of us, he kept us entertained, and he gave clear instructions. I learned loads and would definitely recommend it!
• Submitted 21 Dec 2017
This was a good way to see a lot of Scotland in one day, our tour guide was the best weve ever had, he hardly stopped talking and when he did he played stories of songs that he had taped. It was a 12hour trip but sped by.
• Submitted 09 Nov 2017
Kenny from Edinburgh was filling in and was a hoot. Just don't tell him if your a Campbell..... it's a lot for one day and you do that get much time off the bus, but if you only have one day it's worth while.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2017
Very informative and beautiful tour! It felt a little rushed at times, but that is excepted with a full day of activities.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Callum was a great guide/driver. It was a busy day as we covered a lot of miles. The optional boat trip on Loch Ness was the hi-light for me.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
I enjoyed the day trip very much with my wife. It is definitely value for money. We had a very good experience. If you like the beautiful scenic view of the highlands, you have to sign up for this day trip!
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Our driver's name was Andy. He was excellent with a dry wit and was very informative. We spent some several minutes feeding some wild deer as part of our tour. This was unexpected and highlighted our guide's professionalism and attention to the task at hand.
• Submitted 20 Mar 2019
This day trip was a gift for my friend, and we both enjoyed it very much. Riding around the highlands on a bus for about 12 hours was the final nudge to fall completely in love with Scotland and the Highlands in particular.It was a great opportunity to see places that otherwise we wouln't see but if the stops had been slightly longer (not just 15-20 mins for few pictures), it would have been much nicer. The Driver was very nice and entertaining.Highly recommended if you don't have enough time to visit the Highlands on your own.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2018
Wished our stay to explore in various stoppage bit longer Driver was very helpful Weather being good that day overall experience had been good
• Submitted 04 Aug 2017
Our driver was super friendly and patient especially with the chronically late. The coach was perfectly clean, comfortable and in excellent condition, almost new really. Although the trip was almost a full 12 hours, which is great deal for your money, I only wish we had a couple more photo opportunities along the way. Overall a great trip and experience I'd recommend to anyone.
• Submitted 02 Jul 2017
This was a very nice tour. We spend a lot of time in the bus and maybe I would have preferred more stops, but the route was very scenic and we had a lot of places to see during the day so there wasn't much time for stopping. The only real stop thought the day was at Loch Ness. The other stops were photo ops or bathroom breaks. The tour was also quite long and definitely took the whole day, but again we were able to see a lot in one day. The tour guide was very nice and had good stories to share throughout the ride. It was enjoyable and I think a nice choice for my first time seeing the Highlands, but I would probably choose a more in-depth tour if I were to visit again.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2016
The sights were beautiful, the tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. The tour was perhaps a bit too long. The morning was wonderful but the afternoon dragged a bit.
• Submitted 27 Oct 2015
Loch Ness is beautiful! And it’s worth a visit. I recommend doing a private tour or private car. Our guide was not great and we spent a LOT of time sitting in the bus just to get to the location. You have to pay for the location separately . . . No doubt Loch Ness and the castle is beautiful and worth a visit if you are in Glasgow!
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
The views from the bus were beautiful, but there weren't many stops or opportunities to take pictures. The guide gave some information, but he didn't really talk that much. I would have liked more history of the areas. Glencoe was beautiful and I would have loved to do a stop there to take some pictures.
• Submitted 27 Aug 2017