Oban And The West Highlands Day Trip From Glasgow

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    266 George St, Glasgow G1 1QX, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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

Close encounter with wildlife

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Small-group tour by minibus

Know More about this tour

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.

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-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.

  • 09-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.

  • 07-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.

  • 28-Sep-2017

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

  • 09-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!

  • 04-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.

  • 15-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.

  • 05-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.

  • 05-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.

  • 30-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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