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  • Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
Escape the city bustle of Glasgow, and head west on the Oban and West Highlands Day Trip! This breathtaking area of Scotland contains coastlines, moorlands and mountains which encompass the dramatic beauty of the West Highlands. Explore the cosy, wee villages of Oban, Luss and Inveraray and take in the scenery with friendly Highland hospitality from your guide!

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

Starting from a central Glasgow location, your tour departs early to beat the traffic on the drive west. You'll head to the first stop at the conservation village of Luss, which sits on the western shores of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest freshwater loch. Take time to relax and enjoy the scenery before your tour continues into the heart of the Highlands.

Pass the hauntingly beautiful ruins of Kilchum Castle on the shores of Loch Awe, and hear tales of the Campbell Clan who once claimed the land as a stronghold. Loch Awe also follows the Pass of Brander, where Robert the Bruce (Scotland's heroic King) fought many a fierce battle in bygone times.

Reaching the Victorian seaside town of Oban in the early afternoon, take the chance to sample the freshest seafood from the town named as the Scottish Seafood Capital! Walk off your lunch with a stroll over to McCaig's Tower, the magnificent granite folly which has dominated the town's skyline since 1895. Don't be put-off by the long climb to the top! You'll be rewarded by spectacular views across the sea to the Isle of Mull.

On the return route back to Glasgow, there will be a stop in Inverarary, a quaint village which lines the shores of Loch Fyne - characterized by it's pretty white-washed houses. Spend time at leisure and try some of the town's home-made sweets before heading back to Glasgow, passing Scottish countryside steeped in myth and legend.

Customer Reviews

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fantastic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

A wonderful day trip that is perfectly paced with lots of nice stops. Definitely worth doing. Colin McNeil was a particularly good guide - great stories!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This is great tour.The guide was fantastic.I got to try some terrific Scottish seafood in Oban.I highly recommend this tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

We had a wonderful trip to Oban. The sun shone for us too! Our guide Mark in his swinging kilt was a joy to listen to. Full of facts and great stories of the clans. His historical knowledge was really great, he told us just enough to give a flavour of each place we stopped at and made us want to cram in everything we could. All in all a fantastic day. Well done Mark!!! - MR AND MRS EKE, KENT.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

I can't think of anything about this tour which wasn't of a high standard. From the tour guide Alexis to the fish and chips at Nories Fish Shop in Oban to the Highland scenery. Everything left a lasting impression and we were sorry that we didn't have more time to explore the West Highlands.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We love our tour guide she was very informative. Highly recomended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

My daughter and I can't say enough good things about our trip. The whole experience was enjoyable from beginning to end. Colin was a very knowledgeable guide, and kept everyone on schedule with his humour, and entertained with his amusing stories and anecdotes. His expert narrative brought Scottish history to life, making it ever interesting and engaging. Well done Colin! I recommend this trip whole-heartedly.

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