4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This was an unforgettable tour!

robertp5050
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Cameron did a great job driving and discussing the scenery/towns we visited - this tour is a must for seeing the beautiful scenery outside of Edinburgh - and driving these roads yourself would be a dicey game. Strongly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Had an amazing time!! If you are staying in Edinburgh for a few days and have already done the famous Loch Ness trip, and are looking to do a second excursion, then I highly recommend this one - esp if you are a lover of seafood. Oban is the seafood capital of Scotland and the seafood doesn't get fresher than this. You get beautiful views of the harbor and skyline. There's never a shortage of restaurants for all budget levels and endless shopping opportunities from souvenirs to boutiques. If it's authentic, no-nonsense, casual, really good quality seafood you are seeking, then I recommend the quaint little green shack located right behind McCraig's Warehouse souvenir shop the locals would agree it's be best and near the train station. Just follow along the pier and the delicious smell of fresh seafood being cooked until you reach it. The seating is outside and ordering is quick and simple. Try the Grand Platter - which includes a sampler of all kinds of seafood lobster, crabs, mussels, scallops, fish, etc. etc. - it's plenty for two people. However, if you're craving fish n chips, try the place directly across from the McCraig's Warehouse souvenir shop. It's very fresh and good as well. I can literally spend a whole day at Oban. Our wonderful and friendly tour guide Michael from Highland Experience Tours was great. He was very informative and knowledgeable. He was approachable and pointed out all the different sights, histories, and fun facts along the way. He made our journey fun, exciting, and relaxed. We made numerous photo stops, which was awesome. I enjoyed the Falls of Falloch, and the stop at St. Conan Kirk because I really appreciate old churches. The village of Luss is cozy and had a great view of Loch Lomond. If I had to gripe about one thing, I guess it would be to have more time in Oban. I loved it that much! This was the perfect trip!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I loved the tour! Our guide Cameron was very funny and knowledgeable. He stopped a few times so we could take photographs. The landscape is beautiful and Oban a nice town to stay for a few hours. I would definitely recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Love the small group. Absolutely great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Nice tour with knowledgeable and friendly tour guide (Tom). Beautiful country and nice motor coach.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Great, Scottish countryside is beautiful. Oban is a lovely wee fishing harbour and is nice to walk around. Our guide was very good and got a lot of information on surrounding area. All in all a very pleasant day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Excellent tour and guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

The views of the highlands were/are spectacular! Oban is Beautiful, and beautiful views from the Mccaig tower! our tour guide was awesome!! he even incorporated additional stops at other locations of old churches to add to the experience. He had lots of great stories about the clans, and would even look up things if asked. highly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

The tour was a really enjoyable trip. The scenery was breathtaking! The driver was very courteous and knowledgeable. We felt very safe with his driving skills. It was an exceptional tour..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

Our original tour was canceled because the driver was sick, but the tour company representative (Katrina) communicated the change early, was very thoughtful, and got us booked on another tour. I'm sure the original tour would have been great, but the Loch Ness/Glencoe/Highlands tour we ended up on was better than we could have imagined. Our guide/driver, Kenny, was absolutely delightful, engaging, funny, and informative. We loved him. We made many stops, we felt well taken care of, we had fun, we saw amazing things, plus the weather was fantastic. I can't recommend this tour -- or Kenny -- highly enough!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

From breathtaking scenery to fascinating history, you've got it all on this tour! It is a wonderful way to see the Scottish highlands if you don't have much time. The guide was extremely knowledgable, but also kept us thoroughly entertained for the whole trip with his stories, re-telling of the history of the region, intermingled with his "Dad jokes" and unique sense of humour. Even when the start of the Glasgow marathon saw the closing of half the streets in Glasgow, so the driver/guide had to re-orient himself to find his way out of the city, he never appeared flustered or angry. This was a thoroughly enjoyable tour which I would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

Guide seemed to have some personal issues as he wasn't as friendly as some of the others. I did 8 day trips in Edinburgh and Dublin and this guide was by far the worst. But it was a sunny day and visiting the locations was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2011

This trip was FANTASTIC. Small group, 6 people in a mini-van. The driver/guide was John Paul who was so informative and knowledgeable on all the aspects of history and culture. I thought the trip was worth the price and I would book another tour with Viatour. Kudos to John Paul for making a memorable trip to Oban and the West Highlands. This tour was great since it gave you a contrast of the coast and highlands. Well worth it!br/> Cathryne Sundel- New York City/USA

Irene
Singapore

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

the highlands is very grand and beautiful

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2015

Beautiful landscapes. Neal was a fine guide and very informative.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2013

Great guide, lots of local knowledge, very enjoyable day.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

I think this was our favourite tour. Tour guide Alan was excellent. Knowlegeable and helpful, and we loved all the stops, and Oban. He gave us plenty of time at different places, excellent.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

Enjoyed this trip though could have done with slightly more time in Oban comfy bus well informed driver

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2012

had a great day,.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2012

I liked the tour and guide was helpful and had the knowledge. But only like to tell that instead of one hour if we could get two hours in Oban, it would be better.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2012

So much trash lying around sights we visited. It woul be a good idea for tour companies to participate in keeping them clean.

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2011

Very informative, lots of history and beautiful scenery.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2011

It was a good trip through the Scottish highlands, however we should have had 2 hours in Oban to give us enough time for lunch and sight see. We only had 1 hour which certainly was not enough. I felt rushed and didn't really get to enjoy Oban. The. Driver was nice and knew his history well.

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