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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.
  • 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
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.


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Aug 2018

The Driver was just there, not interesting didn't get a lot from this tour, others said the same thing. It was a lot of riding in the coach to be so bored. He went back to Lock Lohman because he thought it was too busy to go there first. It was closing as we got there, never got a chance to see anything much. The driver seemed like he didn't like his job.

, Aug 2018

Pick up was late due to the many street closing from the European Championship games. Bus was already filled with travelers from Edinburgh. Only available seats were single ones in different parts of the bus. Good tour circuit with interesting stops.

, Oct 2017

Great day trip before our 10 day tour of the British Isles started. Our guide was most passionate about his home and shared some great history and insight into the culture and political climate of Scotland.

, Sep 2017

Loved this trip and seeing a port village in this beautiful country! Our guide was friendly and knowledable

, Sep 2017

Fergus, our driver and tour guide, was great source of information about Scottish history and culture.
We really enjoyed the sights along the trip and Oban was great quaint, little town with excellent seafood options.
Do not miss the distillery in there and we wish we had couple of hours more to explore ferryboat rides that were available.
Highly recommended!

, Sep 2017

The guide John was very good, the programme was good too, I'm only missing a little more time in Oban, because there wasn't time enough to go to the tower and enjoy the beautiful view we went for. If we knew that we could go in the tower and then take a meal in box, we would have chosen that possibility.

, Aug 2017

This tour was nice and we saw some beautiful places. But I think it crams too much into it, you don't get any real time anywhere. But if you really don't mind jamming things in then this is a good one.

, Aug 2017

This day trip was amazing value, our driver John was so knowledgeable about the History, Flora and Fauna. I so enjoyed his genuine love and enthusiasm for the History and landscape of Scotland.

, Aug 2017

This is a great trip to get a full and varied look at Scotlands beautiful lakes, highlands, castles and coast. In between stops, John, the Highland Experience mini-bus driver, kept the group entertained with a nice mix of humor, history and trivia. Inveraray Castle is an option well worth taking seniors ask for the concession price!. The 13th Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, and his family still live in the castle, but a wing is open to the public. Rooms are beautifully decorated and a testament to lavish living as well as pride of heritage. Theres some lovely tucked away sights along the route most travelers would likely miss on their own: Falls of Falloch, Castle Kilchurn and St. Conans Kirk are such standouts. Oban on the west coast is a nice little town and good for wandering through shops or getting something to eat. The weather was not suitable for a walk up to McCaig's Tower, but on a sunny day it would have been nice to take in the views of Isle of Mull and the harbor from there. Viator has again partnered with an excellent local tour group to provide a wonderful day I highly recommend both.

, Jul 2017

Was ok, spent most of the time riding in bus and short time at destinations, we did have traffic problems. Was decent though.

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