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From Glasgow: Glencoe and Highlands Bus and Walking Tour

From Glasgow: Glencoe and Highlands Bus and Walking Tour

Activity provider: Experience Scotland's Wild

From US$ 71.16 per person

Explore Scotland's famous Highlands, Glencoe, Loch Lomond and more on a bus tour from Glasgow. Stop for some short walks along the way and listen to your local guide tell you tales of history.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel chills down your spine and marvel at the grandeur of Glencoe
  • Learn about the rich history, wildlife, and culture of the area
  • Immerse yourself in nature on a few short walks to waterfalls and in glens
  • See some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Scottish Highlands
  • Marvel at the Trossachs National Park's varied landscape up close
Full description

Embark on a true Scottish adventure on a bus and walking tour of the Highlands, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, and more from Glasgow. Learn about the region's rich history from your local guide and get a true essence of what Scotland's nature, history, and people are about.

Travel from Glasgow in the comfort of your bus to reach Loch Lomond's calm shores and the Trossachs National Park. See panoramic views over Loch Lomond as you pass through the Highland Boundary Fault Line. This is where you officially enter the Scottish Highlands and gain a sense of what the rugged, mountainous landscape is really like. At the northern section of Loch Lomond, stop to see cascading waterfalls. After a good Scottish downpour, these falls really come to life and create a roaring noise that clashes off every rock and fills every part of the glen with a thunderous sound. Continue to Glencoe to see lush Caledonian Pine forests, a reminder of the ancient landscape which used to cover the majority of the Scottish mainland. Stretch your legs on a short hike along Scotland's premier walking route, the West Highland Way, as you make your way towards a small lochan (small lake). As you enter Glencoe, marvel at the grandeur of Buachaille Etive Mor, the iconic pyramid shaped mountain that forms the backdrop of the glen. The MacDonald’s of Glencoe, who were known as notorious cattle thieves, used the mountain to guide themselves back into Glencoe after a successful night raiding cattle from their neighbor’s lands. Experience the rugged and dramatic land of Glencoe. This alluring landscape captures the imagination of almost anyone who travels through it, and you’ve likely seen it before, as the beauty of Glencoe and the surrounding area has featured in many movies and TV shows.

While in Glencoe, hear how the MacDonald Clan from these parts where made an example of by government soldiers in something called The Glencoe Massacre, proof that there’s also a dark side to Scotland’s turbulent history. After lunch, travel to multi-level waterfalls, which come to life after a little rainfall, found after a short walk through some woodland. Here, keep your eyes peeled for the endangered and rare red squirrels. From the roar of the waterfalls to the tranquil setting of Rannoch Moor, this area is one of the last remaining true wilderness locations left in Europe with vast peat bogs, calm lochs, and flat moorland for miles in all direction. A stunning contrast to the mountainous landscape nearby. Finally, travel south towards the lowlands, stopping for one final scenic break at Loch Lomond before heading back to Glasgow.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van/bus
  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Guided short hikes
  • Food or drinks
  • Entry fees to attractions
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the bus station's taxi rank. They will be holding an Experience Scotland's Wild logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour may be explored in reverse
  • This tour is for ages 12 and up
  • A moderate level of fitness is required as there will be some short walks
  • You will be visiting a cafe where you can buy lunch
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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My wife and I booked this tour while on our honeymoon to Scotland, and this tour was the best part of our trip! We really appreciated that this tour allowed us to really get out and explore. John, our guide and the owner of the company, was fantastic and quick to change and adapt the tour if anyone wanted to stop to see something they found interesting. The small size of the tour allowed for a lot more personal connections, and John never made us feel like we were being rushed, which is an experience I've had on other tours. I really highly recommend taking this tour if you can!

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August 21, 2022

Absolutely recommended excursion to Glencoe and surroundings, a beautiful place full of history and legends. The van of Experience Scotland's Wild is top notch and they make sure that it is a very exclusive experience, the fact that they do it in very small groups in which everyone's opinion is heard is an unquestionable plus. And then there is John, an exceptional guide with tons of information explained in the best way. He extended the time of the tour to make us enjoy some other unforeseen corner and took us through the Devil's Staircase to invite us to a shot of Whisky in the famous pub that gives its name to the staircase. And I thought it was a legend.

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August 15, 2022

We had the best day hiking and driving through the Highlands! Derek, our tour guide, was extremely personable, fun, and knowledgeable about all aspects of the areas we journeyed through. The hikes were not difficult, but a nice chance to stretch our legs and see some amazing Scottish sights, from waterfalls to ancient forests. Highly recommend!!

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May 14, 2022

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