Tour code: 225013
Experience rugged and mythical Scotland on this 12-hour trip from Glasgow. In a small group, explore the Scottish Highlands, Cairngorms National Park and the famous Loch Ness — fabled home of the elusive water monster, Nessie! Visit historic battle sites like Glencoe, Fort Augustus and Stirling Castle, where legendary hero William Wallace commanded an infamous fight against the British. Along the way, enjoy free time for optional cruises or tours. 


  • 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

Meet your guide bright and early in central Glasgow for your full-day tour. Grab a comfortable seat in the luxury coach for the northbound ride toward the Glencoe, a glen of breathtaking beauty that boasts high mountain peaks, ridges, bubbling rivers and waterfalls. Along the way, you’ll pass the ‘bonnie, bonnie’ banks of Loch Lomond for some stunning views of Scotland’s largest loch. 

In Glencoe, enjoy a scenic stroll to stretch your legs, and learn about the historic MacDonald clan that resided here and suffered in the brutal massacre of 1692. Afterward, hop back in the coach for to continue your journey through Great Glen and past Fort William, a key military post during the 18th-century Jacobite Rebellions.

Sidle up to the banks of Loch Ness, where the tour will break for some free time. Explore Fort Augustus, grab some lunch or take an hour-long cruise on the loch for a chance spotting of the famous Loch Ness monster (all activities at own expense).

After your lunch-time break, continue back toward Inverness and wind through Cairngorms National Park. Catch lovely views of peaks and waterfalls, and hear about the series Monarch of the Glen that was filmed here. You’ll head over Drummochter Summit and soon arrive at the charming Victorian town of Pitlochry, where you’ll have free time to explore before heading to Perthshire.

From here, begin you return trip to Glasgow, passing Stirling Castle on the way. Snap some photos of the historic site — former residence of Scottish royals including Mary, Queen of Scots — and learn about its colorful history, riddled with warfare such as the Battle of Stirling Bridge led by William Wallace. 

Then relax for the return ride to Glasgow, where your 12-hour trip ends back at the starting point in the late evening.

Customer Reviews

Patricia Mary N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A long journey, but lots of pit stops and a good end. The option to cruise Loch Ness or enjoy a long lunch and shopping was a very nice choice also. We were also lucky because the weather was iffy' and the traffic was light.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

If there is one day trip you can take from Glasgow, make it this one!

Armando T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Awesome trip! My friend and I had an amazing time seeing all of the stunning Scottish landscapes!

Diane G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Robert K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We actually missed the bus as I had the wrong time in my calendar my fault, not Rabbies Tours. They were very gracious and booked me on another tour a couple days later for no extra cost. We actually did the Oban, Glencoe and Highlands tour. It was awesome. Our guide Stewart was amazing.

Shannan A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Although the day was cloudy, the tour was excellent. Our tour guide, Stewart, was terrific and relayed many interesting historical facts about the places we visited. The landscape was without a doubt, the most beautiful I've ever seen. Between the mist coming off of the Highlands to the sheep grazing in the green pastures and the quaint cottages dotting the landscape, there was eye candy the entire trip. I also recommend The Bothy which was recommended to us by Stewart in Loch Ness where I had my first taste of steak pie with a puff pastry top. Delicious! I highly recommend this tour and Stewart as a tour guide. I'm ready to go back to Scotland now. :-


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was really great! Our tour guide, Jonathan was amazing. He's like a human encyclopaedia! He's such a charm really. I would definitely recommend anyone who is interested to do this!

Sharon F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our driver/guide Alec helped make this tour fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic had good insights about the sites and also played a variety of Scottish music that really added to the experience. This tour is a nice way to take in an overview of the Highlands and also get to see Loch Ness.

Christina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


Susan D E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We would recommend this tour, so much information and history. Dress warm though!

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