Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

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Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow
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Escape the city bustle of Glasgow, and head west on the 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:
Glasgow City, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
9 hours
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 Glasgow location, your tour departs early to beat the traffic on the drive west. You'll head to the first stop at the conservation village of Luss, which sits on the western shores of 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 Glasgow, 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 Glasgow, passing Scottish countryside steeped in myth and legend.

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

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

Departure Time

9:15 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
  • 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.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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

Great day trip before our 10 day tour of the British Isles started. Our guide was most passionate about his home and shared some great history and insight into the culture and political climate of Scotland.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2017
Loved this trip and seeing a port village in this beautiful country! Our guide was friendly and knowledable
• Submitted 28 Sep 2017
Fergus, our driver and tour guide, was great source of information about Scottish history and culture. We really enjoyed the sights along the trip and Oban was great quaint, little town with excellent seafood options. Do not miss the distillery in there and we wish we had couple of hours more to explore ferryboat rides that were available. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 09 Sep 2017
This is a great trip to get a full and varied look at Scotlands beautiful lakes, highlands, castles and coast. In between stops, John, the Highland Experience mini-bus driver, kept the group entertained with a nice mix of humor, history and trivia. Inveraray Castle is an option well worth taking seniors ask for the concession price!. The 13th Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, and his family still live in the castle, but a wing is open to the public. Rooms are beautifully decorated and a testament to lavish living as well as pride of heritage. Theres some lovely tucked away sights along the route most travelers would likely miss on their own: Falls of Falloch, Castle Kilchurn and St. Conans Kirk are such standouts. Oban on the west coast is a nice little town and good for wandering through shops or getting something to eat. The weather was not suitable for a walk up to McCaig's Tower, but on a sunny day it would have been nice to take in the views of Isle of Mull and the harbor from there. Viator has again partnered with an excellent local tour group to provide a wonderful day I highly recommend both.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
This day trip was amazing value, our driver John was so knowledgeable about the History, Flora and Fauna. I so enjoyed his genuine love and enthusiasm for the History and landscape of Scotland.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
At the beginning of the tour, it was not impressive. But it just got better and better. Now I understand that Scotland has such rugged beauty with quite some wilderness and long history. Our tour guide John was quite efficient and also a good story teller. I learned a lot about the Scottish history and also some weird stories from him. Oban was a lovely town. I wish we had a bit more time there. Kilchurn castle looked so mysterious from the distance. As I am a big fan of Downton Abbey, I would highly recommend to spend some extra money to visit the Inveraray Castle, where they made Downton Abbey Christmas 2012 episode. It was a long drive but with frequent breaks. My Scottish colleague told me to visit Oban and west part of Scotland. Listen to the locals!
• Submitted 27 Jul 2017
This was a fantastic trip - great guide and wonderful sights to see. It could not have been better - the weather was perfect!
• Submitted 18 Jul 2017
Absolutely fantastic tour. Our guide Brian gave us a detailed commentary all the way with hilarious anecdotes littered through out. A must do if you want to experience scottish culture and history as well as take in the sights.
• Submitted 26 Jun 2017
Oban was wonderful if only for the FOOD! Fresh seafood on the wharf, eaten standing up in the rain was an added laugh and a great experience of a lifetime! Great castles/palaces/stately homes too! Not to be missed no matter what the weather though the sun did shine throughout the day highlighting the massive expanse of Scottish scenery. A the the driver as well whose name I have sadly forgotten since it was quite a while ago. My first experience at rating the tour was when we first arrived home but somehow it never got posted and I have been too busy since to try again. But with careful prodding from Viator, I am trying once again.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2016
Great driver and guide!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2016
So much fun! Had plenty of time at all of the sites and Robbie was incredibly entertaining!
• Submitted 21 Sep 2016
I had an amazing experience. A nice relaxing way to experience the west coast of scotland. Highly recommended this one. Willie our tour guide provided us with a short history of Scotland...very entertaining. Thanks Willie.
• Submitted 19 Sep 2016
Interesting excursion that included sights for all tasts. Enough time to visit all sights. Not too long in the bus.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2016
Stops in the village of Loss and in Oban were the highlights. Enjoyed lunch in a restaurant on the wharf in Oban.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2016
Would have enjoyed spending more time here being a sea port right on the water was a different perspective to the Scotland we had been experiencing.
• Submitted 29 Jun 2016
The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the region and history of Scotland. Trip length was a perfect balance between driving and stops for sightseeing. I really felt I got my money's worth.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2016
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun.
• Submitted 30 Mar 2016
This is a wonderful use of time when in Scotland, one I can't recommend high enough. You have to see this country anyway you can, and their vans are a very comfortable way. The itinerary was thorough and the guide's spiel is informative, to say the least. The only knock on the trip was the soundtrack of Scottish music played here and there. Quiet contemplation would have been as nice if not nicer.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2015
Michael was our driver and guide on the Oban and Western Highlands day tour. He is engaging, eloquent, knowledgeable and entertaining. He is the best tour guide we have had to date. The coach was clean and comfortable and the tour was well organized. Great value for the price. A terrific way to see the beautiful countryside of the western highlands and learn the history.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2015
Fantastic. The driver was very informative and fun. Beautiful scenery, good stops with plenty of time to see some highlights of that particular area. Definitely recommend. Only downfall would be the directions on the meeting point. The information from Viator says to meet at the Tourist information centre ... which I went to, but it wasn't the location, I then had to run about 2kms to the bus stop where they were waiting for me. Made it extremely stressful by giving the wrong directions on the meeting place.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2015
This was a great tour led by Fergus. We got to see many places and were given just the right amount of time to spend in these places. Of course, now that I've seen them and heard some history about them, I will be returning some day in the future to visit again. Fergus was very knowledgable and friendly and a lot of fun.
• Submitted 27 Aug 2015
This is a great tour! We loved our guide. He was interesting and informative. He told us stories and about the history of Scotland as we traveled between stops. We never felt rushed and always had plenty of time to explore and take photos. The bus was also comfortable and in great condition. We would definitely recommend this tour!
• Submitted 04 Aug 2015
A power-packed day full of beautiful and diverse scenery with ample time to stop and enjoy every stop. Our guide was amazing! Not only did he prep us with information prior to each stop but he also gave us a complete and detailed history of the fight for Scottish independence while driving!
• Submitted 01 Jun 2015
Fantastic
• Submitted 03 Dec 2014

In Brief

Location:
Glasgow City, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
9 hours
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