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Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow

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With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this special day trip to the Scottish Highlands. Traveling in a small group means you can reach out-of-the-way places to discover the real Scotland!

Head north towards the Highlands along the "bonnie, bonnie" banks of Loch Lomond - Scotland's largest Loch. Continue into the Highlands to reach the most dramatic of all Highland glens, Glencoe. This area is steeped in history, and you will hear the truth about the infamous 1692 massacre of Clan MacDonald.

Journeying through Fort William, site of the military post built during the Jacobite Rebellions in the 18th century, you'll continue up the Great Glen, between Fort William and Inverness.

After lunch at Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness, you have the option of taking an hour-long cruise on the loch (not included).

Head back through Inverness, the Cairngorms National Park, and the countryside, where the TV series Monarch of the Glen was filmed. Continuing over the Drummochter Summit, where herds of red deer often graze, you'll visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry.

Continue through Perthshire and past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, commemorating Scotland's great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart. Then just a short drive back to Glasgow.

The Scottish Highlands and Islands are Europe's last great wilderness! This personalized tour is as close as you can get to touring in your own car, with the added benefit of gaining intimate knowledge of Scotland. Traveling in a small group means you can take lots of stops and reach "out of the way" places, giving you more time off the bus to discover the real Scotland.

Highlights
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Small-group tour by minibus
Customer Reviews
  • Myrna M
    September 2018

    Although this trip was over eight hours, it didn't seem like it. The day went so fast. I think its because our guide, Ben's, stories were full of interesting facts and personal experiences. Also, his choice of music was entertaining and varied. At the end, he squeezed in a visit to see the Highland cows which I really enjoyed. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see sights outside of the big cities.

  • Lawrence N
    July 2018

    Our tour guide Grant really made the tour. He provided colorful commentary and historical tidbits along the way which made the long ride quite enjoyable. Loch Ness and Glencoe were the unrivaled attractions. Quite impressive. The added bonuses were the stops that Grant made along the way. Periodic rest breaks in lovely little towns. Highly recommend this tour.

  • Heather H
    July 2018

    This trip was WONDERFUL!! My friend and I absolutely loved it! It didn't seem as long of a day as it should have. Our driver, Alistair, was informative, funny, and answered all of my silly questions. We were really happy with the trip overall, and it was definitely worth the price!

Product Details
Inclusions
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Modern Mercedes minvan with forced air ventilation (maximum 16 people)
Exclusions
  • Loch Ness cruise
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Wheelchair accessible for collapsible wheelchair only. Traveler must be able to get in/out off the coach on their own
  • Caring for the Environment: The tour operator aims to leave the legacy of Scotland's beautiful landscape for future generations to enjoy. The tour is as close as you can get to touring in your own car, but with the added benefit of reducing your carbon footprint by 66% (based on 2 persons travelling the same distance in their own car). The operator's commitment to environmental excellence has been recognised with 2 top Gold awards from the Green Tourism scheme and Keep Edinburgh Clean awards.
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

Central Glasgow

Departure Time and Comments

8:00am /

Duration

12 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 19:45

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