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Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands – Small Group Tour from Glasgow

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    08:00am
  • Duration
    12 hours approximately
Inclusions
  • Transportation by top-of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini coach
  • Services of a professional driver/guide

Key Highlights

  • See the best of the Scottish highlands, Glencoe and Loch Ness in just one day
  • Take in spectacular views as you travel through the famous glens and Scottish highlands
  • See the major highlights of Scotland including Rannoch Moor, Great Glen, Fort Augustus, Loch Lomond and Highland Perthshire
  • Travel in a top of the range, 16 seater Mercedes mini coach
  • This small group tour allows you to interact more with you guide
  • Book in confidence – our local partners are highly popular and have won many awards for their group tours

Overview

Explore Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands on this spectacular tour from Glasgow. Marvel at the changing landscapes as the lowlands meet the highlands. Visit the world famous Loch Ness and see if you can spot the mysterious Loch Ness Monster. Admire the magnificent beauty of Rannoch moor and immerse yourself in the scenery of Glencoe, Scotland's most famous valley, with its dramatic cliff faces and steep slopes. Group size is limited to 16 to ensure a personalized experience. An expert guide will accompany you and share interesting details about the places you see. This tour is an excellent opportunity for those who are short on time and wish to explore the mesmerizing beauty of the Scotland in just one day!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    12 hours approximately

  • Start time

    08:00am

  • Meeting Point

    Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, G2 3NW (Tours will depart from a stance between Stances 23 to 32

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Itinerary

  • Leave Glasgow and head north towards the Highlands along the “bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. It is Scotland's largest loch and it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore.

    You will cross the Highland boundary fault line and see the landscape change dramatically; the flat fertile plains of the lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens.

    Pass through Breadalbane, the high country of Scotland and head for the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. At an altitude of over 1000ft, covered by heather and peat-bogs and dotted with dozens of lochs, the area offers spectacular views and a unique landscape.

    See the spectacular mountain scenery as you pass the majestic peak of Buachaille Etive Mor and drive down into Scotland's famous valley, Glencoe. Stunningly beautiful, with its dramatic cliff faces and steep slopes, Glencoe is infamous as the site of the Glencoe massacre in 1692.

    Next, enter the Great Glen, a deep glacial valley which follows a geological fault line. Passing through the town of Fort William, drive past Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis before arriving at Fort Augustus on the southern shore of Loch Ness. The Loch is best known for the mythology surrounding the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie.

    After that, you will stop for lunch(at your own expense) in Fort Augustus or enjoy a 5 Star Jacobite boat cruise(at your own expense) on the loch to appreciate the beautiful views from the water and view one of Scotland’s largest castles, Urquhart.

    Hop back on your coach and continue on through the city of Inverness to the Cairngorms National Park. Your route will take you over the Drumochter Pass (1500ft above sea level) and past the 13th century Blair Castle, ancestral home of the Duke of Atholl.

    Head south through the forests of Perthshire, famous as Macbeth country, and past Perth the medieval capital of Scotland. You will stop for refreshment at Pitlochry, nestled amongst the mountains of Perthshire.

    The tour ends at the starting point. You will arrive in Glasgow at around 7:45pm.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transportation by top-of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini coach
  • Services of a professional driver/guide
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to any attractions
  • Loch Ness boat cruise

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Travel light: You are only allowed to carry 14 kgs of luggage on this tour. A carry-on bag plus a small bag is preferable as advised by the local authorities.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.The Loch Ness boat cruise only runs from Easter to December. Passengers are restricted to carry one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

Customer Reviews

  • Cloudy wet Highlands
    William Bartok, United States 11/25/2017

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