• Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
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What could be more quintessentially Scottish than lochs and castles? Travel through the photo-worthy West Highlands, visit the haunting glen of Glencoe and stop at Loch Lomond on this day trip from Glasgow by minivan. Numbers are limited to 16 passengers to ensure a more personalized experience with an informative guide, who offers insightful commentary at Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray town, Castle Stalker and more.


  • Full-day trip from Glasgow to Scotland's West Highlands
  • Small-group tour, with a maximum of 16 passengers, ensures a more personal experience
  • Visit the glen of Glencoe, and Loch Lomond (Scotland's largest freshwater loch)
  • See the ruins of Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray town, and Castle Stalker
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What You Can Expect

West Highland Lochs, Glencoe and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow

Explore the stunning scenery of Glencoe on your tour

This day trip features the picturesque lochs and historic castles of the West Highlands, with plenty of stops along the way narrated by your knowledgeable guide. After pickup in central Glasgow, get comfortable in your Mercedes van for the scenic drive to Loch Lomond.

You’ll gain intimate knowledge of Scotland on this personalized small-group tour, including the eerie glen of Glencoe, famous as the site of the 1692 Clan MacDonald massacre. Enjoy time exploring the shoreline of beautiful Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest freshwater loch.

Other tour highlights include Inveraray town in Argyll; Loch Awe (Lochawe), Scotland’s longest loch; the ruins of Kilchurn Castle; Castle Stalker, which towers over Loch Laich; the majestic peaks of Buachaille Etive Mor; and the boggy moorland of Rannoch Moor.

You'll reach out-of-the-way places and enjoy multiple photo ops of Scotland's windswept landscape before the return drive to Glasgow.

Winner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007

Customer Reviews

Christina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was honestly one of the best tours I have ever experienced. I want to thank Ian so much for his outstanding entertainment, knowledge and passion for Scotland and the Highland Culture. As a descendant of a Scottish MacDonald family that migrated to Australia in the 1800's, many of the stories told were very close to home. I have never heard the story of the Glen Coe Massacre told so emotively and driving through the empty highland passes whilst listening to tales of the clearances was just incredible. Passing through Loch Lomond, Inveraray Castle, Oban and Argyll with Ian's commentary and musical accompaniment was simply breathtaking. I really can't recommend this tour enough and I can't wait to get back to the magical Scottish Highlands one day. Thanks again! :

Callum D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great adventure, some fascinating history learnt as well. Perfect!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Amazing tour, stunning landscape!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

If you want to see what the highlands look like this is the tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Beautiful hills, valleys, and lakes.

Marie Claire M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Without exaggeration, this was the best tour I have ever been on.
Every spot we stopped at felt magically beautiful our first stop was Loch Lomond, and I was completely in awe. And each destination after just increased in awesomeness. Between the wonderous landscapes of the Western Highlands, the stories of the clans, and the history in each castle we saw, I was never bored.
Our guide Graham was knowledgeable, funny, friendly, and a great driver. I went on the tour alone, and he made me feel very welcome.The time he spent driving felt balanced with the amount of stops he took us to and the time we spent in each place. He told many stories of the places we were in while he drove. And when there was a traffic jam on the usual route back to Glasgow, Graham took a detour to a huge lake and a bonus castle!
This tour is a full day with a good amount of driving, which I was nervous about about before departing, but with so much fun in the van listening to Graham's playlist of traditional Scottish music, the day went by super fast. And Pro tip: it's totally acceptable to take a nap in the van if you need to :

This tour showed me so much of the country that I never expected to be able to see in a single day, and we got back to Glasgow by 7:30 pm! I would take this tour again and again if I could!

Gemma G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

All I can say is wow! And the tour guide Ian? was great.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was an amazing tour through the West Highlands from Loch Lomond to Glencoe! We saw Kilchurn Castle, Stalker Castle, and Inveraray Castle! Our guide, Gordon, was very kind and so knowledgeable on the history of the area! I highly recommend taking this tour, although, when it states wear good walking shoes, wear good walking shoes! If it is raining the path between the road and the roughens of Kilchurn Castle is really muddy and your walking through the moor! The tour was beautiful, which was another highpoint of my trip!

Laura B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our tour guide Gordon was absolutely amazing! He had so many great facts and stories to tell us about the places we visited. I really fell in love with the Highlands on this tour - what an amazing piece of the world and stunning landscapes! We visited a few castles too that were really incredible. Kilchurn Castle was a really cool experience because we got to walk around in it. As a huge Monty Python fan, I was in awe of seeing Castle Stalker in real life! So cool! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone considering it - you get a great mix of culture, history, and visually stunning landscapes.

Sage B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We had a fabulous time! What a great way to spend the day seeing all the gorgeous scenery, towns and many castles in the West Highlands. The small group size was perfect. Our driver/guide was informative and fun, and we enjoyed our trip from start to finish.

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