Enjoy the wonders of northwest Scotland on a full-day trip through the West Highlands and Oban from Glasgow. With a friendly guide, see some of the world’s most stunning scenery from the rolling hills of coastal Oban to the moors and forests of Trossachs National Park. See landmarks like Kilchurn Castle, visit the villages of Luss and Inveraray, and hear tales of famous Scots such as Robert the Bruce.

Highlights

  • Travel from Scotland's East to West in one day
  • See the rugged natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands
  • Hear historical tales of Clan rivalry from your expert guide
  • Visit quaint Highland towns, castles and lochs on your small group tour
  • Explore Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland and walk up McCaig's Tower

What You Can Expect

Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

Your full-day day tour of Scotland’s majestic Highlands and Oban begins in Glasgow, where you’ll meet your guide in the morning. Board the comfortable coach and set off through the Lowlands towards your first stop in the village of Luss on Loch Lomond. Stretch your legs and takes in the sights before continuing west into Trossachs National Park, winding through forest-covered terrain and mountain peaks.

Cruise along the shoreline of the tranquil Loch Awe to the romantic ruins of Kilchurn Castle. As you travel, learn about battles that occurred in this region and rulers like King Robert the Bruce and Clan Campbell, who possessed the Argyll lands for centuries. 

You’ll soon arrive in the colorful coastal town of Oban, where seafood abounds and you can indulge in a lunch of prawn sandwiches, fresh oysters or crab (own expense). Take some time to eat and explore the Victorian town. Visit McCaig's Tower, a granite tower in Roman style that offers stunning views of the bay. Don't hesitate to climb to the top to see all the way to the Isle of Mull!

From here, make your way back to Glasgow, stopping at the white-washed village of Inveraray. Explore the town’s shops, purchase some local sweets and admire sweeping views of Loch Fyne before heading on. Your 9-hour tour arrives at the departure point by evening.

Customer Reviews

Sonja H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun.

Bill S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is a wonderful use of time when in Scotland, one I can't recommend high enough. You have to see this country anyway you can, and their vans are a very comfortable way. The itinerary was thorough and the guide's spiel is informative, to say the least. The only knock on the trip was the soundtrack of Scottish music played here and there. Quiet contemplation would have been as nice if not nicer.

Denice B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Michael was our driver and guide on the Oban and Western Highlands day tour. He is engaging, eloquent, knowledgeable and entertaining. He is the best tour guide we have had to date. The coach was clean and comfortable and the tour was well organized. Great value for the price. A terrific way to see the beautiful countryside of the western highlands and learn the history.

Amber C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a great tour led by Fergus. We got to see many places and were given just the right amount of time to spend in these places. Of course, now that I've seen them and heard some history about them, I will be returning some day in the future to visit again. Fergus was very knowledgable and friendly and a lot of fun.

Rebecca H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic. The driver was very informative and fun. Beautiful scenery, good stops with plenty of time to see some highlights of that particular area. Definitely recommend. Only downfall would be the directions on the meeting point. The information from Viator says to meet at the Tourist information centre ... which I went to, but it wasn't the location, I then had to run about 2kms to the bus stop where they were waiting for me. Made it extremely stressful by giving the wrong directions on the meeting place.

Lina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is a great tour! We loved our guide. He was interesting and informative. He told us stories and about the history of Scotland as we traveled between stops. We never felt rushed and always had plenty of time to explore and take photos. The bus was also comfortable and in great condition. We would definitely recommend this tour!

UK Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A power-packed day full of beautiful and diverse scenery with ample time to stop and enjoy every stop. Our guide was amazing! Not only did he prep us with information prior to each stop but he also gave us a complete and detailed history of the fight for Scottish independence while driving!

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fantastic

Ellen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Comfortable pace, affable guide, lovely scenery…a pleasant and relaxing day.

Mercy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent trip, driver was very friendly, accommodating and very knowledgeable regarding local history and he even played some Scottish music to accompany the trip. would recommend to anyone.

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