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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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  • 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
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Embark on a guided tour to Loch Lomond National Park, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness, and Pitlochry from Glasgow. Learn the history behind each turn from your guide.

Depart Glasgow 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 that 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. Keep an eye out for legendary sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie. Take in views of the charming town of Fort Augustus and the Caledonian Canal which links the lochs of the Great Glen.

Spend some time here where you can purchase a nice lunch before traveling north up the full length of the loch. Have the opportunity to see the ancient stronghold of Urquhart Castle while taking a 5-Star Jacobite boat cruise on the loch. Continue north through Inverness before traveling south in the stunning the mountains of Cairngorms National Park. Drive over the Drumochter Pass, at 1500 feet above sea level and past the 13th century Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Atholl.

Finally, stretch your legs at the Highland resort town of Pitlochry which is built for Victorian tourism and nestled amongst the mountains of Highland Perthshire. Return to your starting point in Glasgow at the end of your tour.

  • Transportation in air-conditioned mini bus
  • Tour guide
  • Entry fees (optional)
  • Loch Ness boat trip (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

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

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  • 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
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4.7 /5

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It was a nice tour with lots of great views to see on the way. The only problem with the tour is that you will miss some places such as Urquhart Castle. In fact the only place you get enough (2 hours time) to relax properly is Fort Agustus (it was the case for us + 2*30 mins stops + ~5*15 mins stops). If it critical for you to see specific castles, you should go by your car/try other tours which include those.

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June 20, 2022

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

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