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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. 

Highlights

  • 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

Timothy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very good tour with friendly staff and great driver / operator. HIGHLY recommend very good value!!!

Daveen USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Awesome Tour, Awesome Scenery. Loved the cruise on Loch Ness. Was a little cold and rainy, but it was still enjoyable.

Juliette m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour! If you don't have much time in Scotland but want to discover the beautiful Highlands, this tour is for you!
Great Tour leader/driver, who has great knowledge about history, he talking all along the journey so that the time spent in the minibus seems shorter, he was great all the way!
A lot of stops are made for picture purpose, the landscape is worth it! The highlight of this tour is Loch Ness. You have the possibility to go on a boat tour 13 supplement or/and visit of Urquhart castle. Boat trip is a must do, the lady on the boat gives you so much information about the Loch and Nessie!
We didn't have the best weather to visit the region but it was really worth it, especially with a tour leader like this one!

lijie_chong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Excellent trip. Beautiful views. Friendly guide providing information and stories of the Scottish Highlands and Lochness.
Highly recommended.

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

My wife and I visited many places on our vacation and I wanted to say that this tour was a highlight of the trip! The drive was fantastic and while the subject of the trip was the highlands, the star of the show was Iain.
His knowledge was unbelievable and his method of storytelling was stunning.
I could listen to that gentleman speak for hours we did and want more. we did.
The drive was spectacular and filled with sights that take your breath away.
The history was fascinating and listening to that rich history while traversing those beautiful mountains is inspiring to say the least.
There are enough bathroom breaks but there are always a need for more on this trip but we can stop if you really need to.
If we could've added one thing to the tour, it would be to pull into the grounds on which the Monarch of the Glenn's filming location, or at very least, to slow the tour waaaay down in case there are some fans aboard.
Other than that, my wife and I will be seeking out more tours with Rabbies and we will be requesting Iain by name!

kenneth h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We absolutely loved this day trip. The guide was excellent and funny. He was very knowledgeable and we loved to hear all his stories with descriptions of the battles and events. We would do this again in a heartbeat. Recommend this to everyone. Well worth the money

Diane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Loch Ness was a great ride even in the rain! Though it did brighten up a bit once we got underway. The reason I booked this trip was for the boat ride alone so I cannot understand why some of the fellow passengers did not go. The bus ride up was comfortable and interesting for the commentary from the driver/guide who I am sorry I have forgotten his name as it was September when we did the trip. My first attempts at writing a review did not go well and I lost the words I had so carefully typed! But now with Viator's prompting, I am trying once again. It was memorable and I would go again and again! Plans for a return to the highlands of Scotland are underway! P.S. my lunch of 'a haggis and cheese toasty' as recommended by the guide was wonderful in a charming pub by the canal.

Wesley Jin Fai I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Juliet was an amazing tour guide. She was knowledgeable and a great driver. The scenery were amazing. Loads of wonderful spots to take pictures! Highly recommended

deb c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

What a Great way to see the beautiful highlands of Scotland.Graham our guide and driver presented the legends and history of the area with such knowledge and in an entertaining fashion - even my teen daughter had a great time. He is a credit to his company and would highly recommend Rabbies tour- he even stopped to let me take pictures of hairy coos when I mentioned I liked them. The music and the stories behind same all added to the day and nothing was too much trouble for him on the day. a fantastic experience

Rohini R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The Best Experience of our trip! Our tour guide was so nice and pleasant. She even had famous scottish music for us to listen along the way. The highlands were definitely a sight! We made a lot of photo stops along the way that were totally worth it. She even insisted we see a Hairy Coo and believe me it was an experience. We learnt so much history about Scotland, and the best part is I'm now addicted to Outlander

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