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The West Highland Experience – Day Tour from Glasgow

  • When does it run?
    02 Apr - 15 Oct: Friday & Sunday
  • Start time
    09:15am
  • Duration
    9 hours
Inclusions
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking driver/guide

Key Highlights

  • Travel through the breathtaking scenery of the West Highlands
  • Gaze out at the Inner Hebrides from the pretty town of Oban
  • Stunning views and photo-opportunities
  • Enthralling stories and commentary from your professional driver/guide

Overview

Take the magical ‘Road to The Isles’, celebrated in folklore and song, on this delightful away day from Glasgow. Drive through a mountain landscape sculpted by glaciers and dotted with historic sites and monuments, such as the brooding Campbell stronghold of Kilchurn Castle. By lunch-time you will be in the attractive seaside town of Oban with its neat Victorian villas. Admire views of the misty blue mountains of the Inner Hebrides and take the chance to grab a tasty seafood lunch. Return to Glasgow via the seat of the Campbell Clan at Inveraray and see lovely Loch Fyne shimmer in the soft West Highland light. By the time you get back you will have fallen head over heels in love with this beautiful part of Scotland and your head will be full of memories of Oban and the islands beyond.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    02 Apr - 15 Oct: Friday & Sunday

  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Start time

    09:15am

  • Meeting Point

    266 George Street, (Between North Frederick St and John St), G1 1QX, Glasgow.
    Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes earlier for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    266 George Street, Glasgow

Itinerary

  • Glorious views of lochs, mountains and the coast await you on the West Highland Experience tour. To join the excursion, you should arrive at designated meeting point, where you will meet your driver/guide and board your mini-bus.

    Leaving Glasgow, you will dive straight into the countryside. You’ll head north to Loch Lomond (the largest expanse of fresh water in the country) and stop off at the conservation village of Luss for coffee and sightseeing (refreshments are payable direct).

    You then head deep into the Highlands, passing through breathtaking scenery (including views along Loch Awe, the longest in Scotland). The countryside here is rich with history. We pass haunting Kilchurn Castle (historically a stronghold of the Campbell Clan) and the Pass of Brander (where Robert the Bruce had a notable victory).

    By lunchtime, you'll have reached Oban and will have time to explore this Victorian seaside town, climb up to McCaig's Tower, take in the views to the isles of Mull and Kerrera and try some of the freshest seafood you'll ever have tasted.

    On the way back to Edinburgh, you'll visit the seat of the Campbell Clan at Inveraray, where we'll stop so that you can enjoy ice-cream, homemade sweets, cakes and coffee and drink in the beauty of Loch Fyne.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at the starting point.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

Children Below 3 years of age are not allowed on this tour

Please bring the age proof of child

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

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