Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow

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Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow
from £42.90
See epic ruined castles, listen to tales of old clan rivalries, and venture through brilliant mountain scenery on this tour to the Scottish Highlands.
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In Brief

Glasgow City, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
10 hours
Thursday and Saturday Daily from April 2016

Day trip (destination A to B)
Small-group tour by minibus
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Small group ensures personal service
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Luss Visitor Centre, Luss Car Park, Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8PA Scotland

Loch Lomond National Park - One of Scotland’s largest lochs set in stunning parkland. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Inveraray Castle, Inverary, Inveraray PA32 8XE Scotland

Explore the densely packed history and beauty of this ancestral home and village built by the Duke of Argyll.

Inveraray Castle open April - October.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Known nationwide as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ and the 'Seafood Capital of Scotland', this town offers charm and delicacies.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Castle Stalker, A828 Between Ballachulish and Connel, Appin Scotland

Photo stop; visitor centre with toilets, shop and cafe.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

One of the most famous and romantic places in Scotland’s history, thanks to its grand loch side location and stunning ruins.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rest and be Thankful, A83, Arrochar, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 7AD Scotland

A former haven for weary road-laying soldiers, this historical point offers some amazing views.

Duration: 10 minutes


  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Small group tour (max 16 people)


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Castle Stalker

Departure Time

8:30 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
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. 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 for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 16 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

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

Jim , the guide, is funny and was an extra in the movie World War Z :-) I enjoyed the trip and was impressed with the spectacular Highlands Glen Coe. Recommend it!
• Submitted 30 Dec 2019
Great tour with a really good guide/driver. Heard some great stories. Pick-up and drop-off was in a central location.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Great day out, Stuart was awesome, kept us entertained and informed all day. Never a dull moment. Thanks so much, So glad I didn't have to drive!
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
We had a great time. Andrew was an excellent tour guide - very friendly and knowledgable. We really enjoyed seeing the beautiful nature that Scotland has to offer. It was the perfect way to break up our trip between Glasgow and Edinburgh. I would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
I was only in Scotland for a couple of days, so I took this tour to see some of the sights outside of Glasgow. Grant was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. I was in awe of Scotland's rugged beauty.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
I enjoyed this tour a lot. Andrew was a knowledgeable guide. We had plenty of photo stops and enough time at each stop. My favorite place was Glencoe. Scotland is stunning!
• Submitted 28 Aug 2019
This was an interesting and extremely well organized tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. He had songs to illustrate his stories, and his knowledge of history was extensive. The scenery in places is spectacular, and there was a nice variety of things to see and do during the day. Altogether, a thoroughly enjoyable day!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
This tour was everything that was advertised and more! Our tour guide Grant put it over the top with his knowledge and friendliness.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Our day trip took us around beautiful Lochs (more like fjords than lakes); through the little town of Inverary to its Castle, the home of the Campbell Clan and the Duke of Argyll; into the Highlands, which are lush, green, wild, lonely places. Our guide -- Campbell -- was an amazing guide into the culture and history of the Highlands, including the tragic history of the Jacobites. We had stops along the way for gorgeous photo opportunities, and time for lunch and perusing shops in the picturesque town of Oban.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2019
Great day trip from Glasgow. Castles, Lochs and beautiful Oban. Plenty of time to wander around Oban and up the hill to McCaigs Tower. Time in Inverary and Inverary Castle. Top day!!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I have been on day tours before, and this trip was the best one yet. The day was well-organised with plenty of stops to break up the journey. Our guide was really friendly, he had great anecdotes and was very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Awesome. Jennie was a terrific guide and host gave me us lots of history but lots of fun too! We had props for photos and music to match the moment. Great driver too
• Submitted 26 Mar 2019
Ian our tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed this tour and have great pictures and memories.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
We were only in Scotland for a short trip so we decided to take this tour since it cover a nice area. We were not disappointed. Our weather for late October was perfect. It was a bright crisp fall day. The tour guide, Peter was very friendly and knowledgeable. Brought us to the most scenic parts and we got the most fantastic photos. It was a full day tour and we enjoyed every minute. This tour is highly recommend by me.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2018
Very warm and friendly guide, who really loves his job. The trip was informative and interestin. We really enjoyed the day! Fantastic! Thank you!
• Submitted 10 Oct 2018
Awesome tour. Loved it
• Submitted 13 Sep 2018
Awesome trip....our driver Gordon was totally awesome, knowledgeable, and tremendous host! Loved the stories and the choices of stops! I would recommend to anyone....highlight of our stay! Comfortable bus...16 passenger....
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Wonderful tour, great guide, beautiful day!
• Submitted 05 Jul 2018
Great tour! Did so much in one day! It was well worth the money :
• Submitted 01 May 2018
This was a great trip. Guide was very knowledgeable. Everyone had fun even the kids our kids are pre-teens. This is a long tour 11 hours which I wouldnt recommend for small children.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
Ian was a fabulous tour guide, wonderful story teller! He really set the tone for everything we saw with his historical references and music. We loved everything about it. The bus was very comfortable. I honestly have no complaints. Only thing I could think to change is cut down a few of the stops by 5 min and add that time to the Oban stop, as some of the fish and chips meals took a while to get put out which takes a bit away from walking around.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
This day could not have been better!!! We are SO glad we chose this tour, as it was the perfect introduction to the Highlands. Photos and words cannot even come close to conveying how jaw-droppingly gorgeous all the scenery was. Cameron was an outstanding tour guide. A retired park ranger, he had such amazing knowledge of the landscape and the history, as well as an awesome sense of humor. We really loved his occasional musical interludes...entertaining AND educational! Which was basically the theme of the whole trip. I have never been so freezing, yet so happy. The van was super comfy and cozy, though...it was just REALLY cold outside!! I went with a dear friend, and my husband is now totally and justifiably jealous. We are already planning our own road trip, where we will see these sights again well, the first time for my husband, plus more! Thank you to Cameron and Rabbie's the tour company!! 5 stars are not enough!
• Submitted 18 Mar 2018
This was honestly one of the best tours I have ever experienced. I want to thank Ian so much for his outstanding entertainment, knowledge and passion for Scotland and the Highland Culture. As a descendant of a Scottish MacDonald family that migrated to Australia in the 1800's, many of the stories told were very close to home. I have never heard the story of the Glen Coe Massacre told so emotively and driving through the empty highland passes whilst listening to tales of the clearances was just incredible. Passing through Loch Lomond, Inveraray Castle, Oban and Argyll with Ian's commentary and musical accompaniment was simply breathtaking. I really can't recommend this tour enough and I can't wait to get back to the magical Scottish Highlands one day. Thanks again! :
• Submitted 10 Feb 2018
Great adventure, some fascinating history learnt as well. Perfect!
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018

In Brief

Glasgow City, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
10 hours
Thursday and Saturday Daily from April 2016

Day trip (destination A to B)
Small-group tour by minibus
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Small group ensures personal service