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A day trip from Glasgow enjoying the natural splendour of the Western Highlands – shimmering lochs, breath-taking mountain scenery & historic castles.

Leaving Glasgow we cross the Erskine Bridge looking down on Dumbarton Rock & Castle. As we travel along the west side of Loch Lomond we will catch a glimpse of Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro. Our route then takes us around the head of Loch Long by very steep rocky mountains known as the Arrochar Alps to the “Rest and be Thankful” and onwards to Inveraray.

Founded in 1745, Inveraray is a classic example of an 18th century planned town. Built by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, chief of the powerful Clan Campbell, the town is a magnificent piece of Scottish Georgian architecture with its distinctive white washed buildings. Here you can spend time at the iconic Inveraray Castle. However you might prefer to experience what life was like in a 19th century prison at Inveraray Jail – a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction.

From Inveraray we travel to the imposing Kilchurn Castle, standing proudly in the shadow of soaring mountains at the head of Loch Awe. We will stop here to get some photographs before heading to Oban for lunch.

Originally a small fishing village, Oban is now the Gateway to the Isles. It is also known as the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’ and is renowned for the variety and quality of seafood landed in the harbour. There is a fantastic choice of restaurants in the town centre offering everything from traditional Scottish fayre to more international flavours.

After lunch our route takes us along the rugged west coast, passing Loch Creran en route to Castle Stalker, situated on its own little islet in Loch Laich. There is viewpoint here to get some photographs.

Our next stop will be at spectacular Glencoe, known as the “Weeping Glen” due to the terrible events that took place here by Government soldiers in 1692.

From Glencoe we make the short drive over Rannoch Moor to the Drovers Inn. For 312 years the Drovers has welcomed the great and the good including Rob Roy MacGregor one of Scotland’s most infamous outlaws.

Said to be “haunted” there are many tales and sightings of ghouls and ghosts wandering around this ancient Scottish Inn. Here you can enjoy early evening refreshments by the roaring log fire before our return to Glasgow.


Costs are for transportation by air-conditioned mini/midi coach and services of a professional driver-guide.


Lunch and Refreshments

Tour Departure Point

266 George Street,
Glasgow G1 1QX
Outside Parish Halls

We also offer hotel pick ups on our 1 day tours. Please see the Tours Information section for more information.

Returning from your tour

All of our 1 day tours return to George Square. We do not offer hotel drop offs.

Tour Highlights

Arrochar Alps, Rest and be Thankful, Inveraray Castle (summer only), Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Oban, Castle Stalker, Glencoe, Rannoch Moor and The Drovers Inn.

Optional Extras

Inveraray Castle (Open 1st April – 31st October 2017)
Adults £11.00
Seniors £10.00
Students £10.00 (with valid ID)
Child £8.00

Inveraray Jail
Adults £11.50
Seniors £10.45
Students £8.95 (with valid ID)
Child £6.95

All payable on the day


Do we visit Oban Distillery while on tour?

No we do not have a scheduled visit to Oban distillery on this tour. Our stop in Oban is our lunch stop, however if you have time the distillery shop may be open for a browse.

Can we buy our tickets for Inveraray Castle or Jail in advance?

Yes, you can buy tickets for both attractions on their websites however pre-booking is not essential. Tickets can be purchased on the day direct from each attraction.



Check in 08.45: Departs 09.00 – Returns 18.30

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