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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!


  • 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 August 2015

Definitely a 5-star tour. Loved the small group tour. Our guide - Juliette - was fantastic. Answered all our questions, very knowledgeable, and allowed some down time to nap if wanted. One person wanted to see a wooly coo - so not only did we see one, but she got to pet one as well. That made her day! The weather was outstanding as well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour or take it again! Very worth the money spent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I took this tour on June 30, 2015 and it was GREAT! James, our driver/guide was awesome! Very knowledgeable and accommodating. We saw so much during the course of the day including Loch Lomand, highland cows, a couple cute towns that we stopped in, Urqart Castle from the cruise boat on Loch Ness, Sterling Castle from the bus, and of course the absolutely stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Im so glad I took this tour and wouldnt hesitate to take another similar tour from this company booked through Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing sights, a great guide and lovely companions - I enjoyed every minute!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing experience, lots of things to see with enought time to wall around, take some pictures and buy souvenirs. Our guide Toni was very nice and tell us lots of interesting facts and some history of Scotland. Also he makes sure we have enough stops for not getting to tired of travening! I would highly recomend this trip to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was really a fantastic tour! It is a long day as it really does start at 8:30 and goes until 7:30 but it is really worth it. The Scottish Highlands are perhaps the most beautiful country I have ever seen. Actually being in Loch Lomond and Loch Ness and learning about the history was fascinating. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and did a wonderful job of breaking up the drive and making those times on the bus educational and informative. This is truly a great way to see the Scottish countryside and learn more about Scotland!

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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