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
  • Elena C
    October 2017

    It was fantastic. I recommend this trip a lot

  • Pamela H
    October 2017

    It was a long day, but just about the only way to cover the distance to see the highlands on one trip. We would not have been able to do it in the same day in a rental car even supposing we thought we could manage to safely drive on the left. The bus was spacious with easy views from the windows. We only had to ride and see the sights and listen. There was also plenty of time to ask questions.
    Our tour guide's name was Grant. He had a good sense of timing for the length of the trip, where we needed to get to see sites in the highlands, the boat ride on Loch Ness, coffee breaks and lunch. That was all handled extremely well especialy when you consider more than half the passengers not speaking the same language, a traffic jam on the highway near the beginning and several random downpours. He also had a great sense of humor. Grant gave us a good mix of music from Scotland while connecting what we were seeing with the history of the country in general and events specific to that area. My favorite stop was in Pitlochry. It is a smallish town with walkable streets, a good selection of shops including The Christmas Emporium and Scotch Corner for ice cream, clothing, and eateries. We reached it near halfway through the journey. Take this tour for a great overview of Scotland!

  • Eric B
    October 2017

    Our guide, Graham was incredible, because of his enthusiasm, knowledge, history and song. Going to the highlands was the highlight of our trip to Scotland!

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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