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  • Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Take the high road to the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness on a small group day trip from Glasgow. You'll travel through beautiful Glencoe, admire the spectacular Highlands and spend time at Scotland's famous Loch Ness an absolute must on any visit to Scotland!

Highlights

  • Small group day trip, with a maximum group size of 16
  • Visit Loch Ness, Glencoe, Fort Augustus and Pitlochry
  • Optional cruise on the Loch Ness (not included)
  • Gain intimate knowledge of the Scottish Highlands - Europe's last great wilderness!

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What You Can Expect

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow

Glencoe Mountains, Scotland

With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this special day trip to the Scottish Highlands. Traveling in a small group means you can reach out-of-the-way places to discover the real Scotland!

Head north towards the Highlands along the "bonnie, bonnie" banks of Loch Lomond - Scotland's largest Loch. Continue into the Highlands to reach the most dramatic of all Highland glens, Glencoe. This area is steeped in history, and you will hear the truth about the infamous 1692 massacre of Clan MacDonald.

Journeying through Fort William, site of the military post built during the Jacobite Rebellions in the 18th century, you'll continue up the Great Glen, between Fort William and Inverness.

After lunch at Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness, you have the option of taking an hour-long cruise on the loch (not included).

Head back through Inverness, the Cairngorms National Park, and the countryside, where the TV series Monarch of the Glen was filmed. Continuing over the Drummochter Summit, where herds of red deer often graze, you'll visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry.

Continue through Perthshire and past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, commemorating Scotland's great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart. Then just a short drive back to Glasgow.

The Scottish Highlands and Islands are Europe's last great wilderness! This personalized tour is as close as you can get to touring in your own car, with the added benefit of gaining intimate knowledge of Scotland. Traveling in a small group means you can take lots of stops and reach "out of the way" places, giving you more time off the bus to discover the real Scotland.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very good day with a highly knowledgeable tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Breathtaking scenery, nice cruise on the loch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was very informative with spectacular sceneries! Douggie our tour guide was beyond fantastic! I highly recommend this tour for amyone looking to see the true highlands of Scotland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

our guide was good the weather rained but it is Scotland even so the day was enjoyable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very enjoyable day and appreciate the drivers' expertise, calmness and attention when we were held up on the road due to a snow storm. Saw lots of wonderful scenery and gained much knowledge about the area from the driver.
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a blast with our tour guide, James! He was so informative and funny. The sights were amazing as well as all the planned stops. I highly recommend this tour :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour. Murray was amazing....full of historical facts and lots of humour. The trip is a long one, but the awesome scenery and Murray made it a great day. Well done!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Was very pleasant!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was fantastic and a really easy way to see many parts of the Highlands. Our tour guide James was witty and very kind.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Awesome tour! Ewen was an excellent and very knowledgable guide. I loved the size of the group, as it made for quicker photo stops. The wonderful weather certainly helped. Would recommend!

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