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From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands Tour

From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Discover the magnificent beauty of Loch Lomond National Park, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness and Pitlochry on a guided tour from Glasgow. Learn about history and folklore.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Keep an eye out for the monster at Loch Ness as you hear the local folklore
  • Experience the awe-inspiring mountain scenery and dark history of Glencoe
  • Be entertained by your friendly and knowledgeable driver/guide
  • Relax in the air-conditioned comfort of a 16-seater Mercedes mini-coach
  • See the best of the Highlands with a guided tour and an optional boat trip
Full description
Depart Glasgow at 8:00 and travel north towards the Highlands along the “bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. Crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland you travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically – the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. Traveling north through Breadalbane, meaning the 'High Country of Scotland,' you climb towards the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor and down into Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe. Glencoe is infamous as the site of the Glencoe massacre in 1692. Beyond Glencoe you will enter the Great Glen, a deep glacial valley which follows a geological fault line. Passing through the town of Fort William you drive under Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the southern shore of Loch Ness. Of course, the loch is best known for the legendary sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie. Fort Augustus is a pretty little town in its own right, the Caledonian Canal which links the lochs of the Great Glen dominates the town and makes for a great place to relax and watch the boats sail by. You will stop here for lunch before travelling north the full length of the loch with opportunities to see the ancient stronghold of Urquhart Castle while taking a 5-Star Jacobite boat cruise on the loch. From Loch Ness you continue north through Inverness before traveling south through the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park. Your route takes you over the Drumochter Pass, 1500 feet above sea level, and past the 13th century Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Atholl. Your next stop is the Highland resort town of Pitlochry, built on Victorian tourism and nestled amongst the mountains of Highland Perthshire. Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoaches for a more personal service.
Includes
  • Transportation in air-conditioned mini bus
  • Tour guide
  • Entry fees (optional)
  • Loch Ness boat trip (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW (between 23 to 32)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • It recommends you bring suitable clothing and footwear for the time off the bus as Scotland can be a wet place
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • Guests are restricted to 14 kg (31 lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage, similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in), plus a small bag on board for personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 545 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Peter was incredible! Get there early so you can sit up front and listen to his off microphone suggestions. Tour was a great intro to the highlands sampler…prepare for 9 hours in the car and 3 hours out - plenty of bathroom breaks, he was a great DJ but bring snacks if you’re not a breakfast person or a big snacker (there are 2 90-120 min drives). Don’t do the Loch Ness boat tour.

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May 25, 2022

We thought that the driver was very pleasant and knowledgeable about Scotland, which wasn't educational just to local people, but to all the passengers from other countries too. The driver's name was Cameron. The journey was pleasant and very well driven by the driver too, who also had the manners to ask if his passengers weren't too hot or cold. I'd urge anyone reading this not to hesitate to take the Glen Coe, The Highlands and Loch Ness tour.

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May 18, 2022

Had such an amazing time!! It is a lot of Scotland to cover in 12 hours but well worth it. My fiancé and I got some good ideas of where to go back to and spend more time exploring. It's a great tour if you want to see more of Northern Scotland without a car. Our tour guide Cameron was fantastic and very knowledgeable.

April 21, 2022

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