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Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles

Our one day Oban tour from Glasgow takes you on a journey through the natural beauty of the West Highlands: shimmering lochs, scenic mountain views, and romantic and historic castles. Visit the fishing town of Oban, picturesque Inveraray and haunting Glencoe.

Tour Details

Duration:
9hrs 45 mins
From:
Glasgow
Departures:
Tue, Fri, Sun
Leaves at:
08:45
Returns by:
18:30

What's included?

  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury modern air-conditioned coach
  • Written translations (on request)

Not included?

  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and drink

Leaving Glasgow our Oban tour will head west, crossing the Firth of Clyde, where we pass Dumbarton's famous and imposing rock fortress with its equally impressive castle. We then reach Inveraray, a quaint town built in the mid-18th century on the shores of Loch Fyne. Here we can choose to visit Inveraray Castle* the historic home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, nestled in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne. Alternatively, explore the town’s white-washed Georgian houses, wide streets and breathtaking views across the loch.

The Oban tour will then climb further north into the Highlands through stunning scenery, and a route marked by several dramatic castles and beautiful lochs. We then pass Kilchurn Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, nestled on the banks of Loch Awe and beautifully framed by mountains. 

  • Even the rain did not stop the pleasure of seeing such beautiful scenery, lovely towns and villages.

    - dayoMerseyside, travelled November 2015

  • I can honestly say this was one of the best day tours I've done of late and great value for money.

    - Fboalch, travelled September 2015

  • Enjoyed myself to the full. Worth it!

    - Nicholas F, travelled June 2015

Next we make a stop for lunch in the picturesque harbour town of Oban, ‘Gateway to the Isles’, with free time to explore its horseshoe bay and see MacCaig’s Folly, an iconic 19th century tower reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome. After free time exploring, we travel onwards past the 15th century Castle Stalker, which is set on a small island on Loch Laich, before reaching Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most haunting glens and site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.

Our return journey takes us over the dramatic landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount before we make our final stop at the pretty conservation village of Luss on the ‘Bonnie, Bonnie Banks’ of Loch Lomond. Here we can walk along the shore or admire the village before returning to Glasgow where your Oban tour will end.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Inveraray Castle (Apr - Oct).  Alternatives offered from Nov - March

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Adult
£4038 concession
Children (5-16)
£38
Senior (60+)
£38
Students
£38

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Tel: +44 (0) 131 226 6066

FAQs

Your one day tour from Glasgow departs at 08.45 hrs from 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX.  There is a designated tour company coach stop at this location.

You can view our departure point via. the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/EEGLZ

You can also find us by Glasgow Public Transport

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your one day tour from Glasgow includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury modern air-conditioned coaches.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Optional extras for your tour are as follows:

From March 2017

  • Inverary Castle: £8.80 adults, £8.00 concessions, £6.40 children
  • Dunstaffnage Castle: £5.40 adults, £4.32 concessions, £3.24 children

We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on tour.

Prices are valid from March 2017. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees must be paid in cash only.

No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.

Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day.  If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

If you require a written translation of your tour, just let us know at the time of booking and we'll arrange one for you. Written translations are available for this tour in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.

Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home to the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell. You can always tell if the clan chief is at home by the type of flag flying at the castle - if the flag is the Duke's Personal Standard flag, then he is in residence.

There's no guarantee you'll see him, but sometimes he can be seen walking through the grounds.

 

  • Oban
  • Inveraray & Castle
  • Glencoe
  • Loch Lomond

Tour Photographs

  • Ducks at Loch Lomond
    GlasgowGemini
  • Inveruglas
    GlasgowGemini
  • Highland Cow
    FerBreder
  • Inveraray Castle
    Susanna1162

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