Oban, Glencoe e i laghi e castelli delle Highland

Punti salienti:

~ Castello di Kilchurn
~ Inveraray
~ Glencoe
~ Loch Awe
~ Passo Rest and Be Thankful
~ Oban
~ Loch Lomond National Park

Catturate lo spirito delle Western Highlands; esplorate alcuni dei suoi più atmosferici laghi e castelli, quali le superbe rovine di Kilchurn su Loch Awe, vivete la frizzante cittadina di Oban, situata sulla costa occidentale e la drammatica bellezza di Glencoe.

Se amate gli antichi castelli, i racconti di antiche rivalità dei clan, i villaggi della costa occidentale e splendidi scenari montagnosi, allora troverete difficile superare questa escursione.

Preghiamo di contattarci telefonicamente se la data nella quale desidera viaggiare non è prenotabile on-line.

Prezzo/Adulti: £39.00 - £43.00
Prezzo/Concessione: £36.00 - £40.00
Andata: 09.00 (08.30 on and after 1st April 2017)
Ritorno: 19.00 approx
Partenza: Tutti i giorni

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Informazioni e itinerario

Viaggiate a nord nelle Highlands, e poi al passo “Rest and be Thankful” fino alla cittadina di Inveraray, tipicamente imbiancata a calce, risalente al XVIII secolo e residenza del castello del Duke of Argyll. Dopo la visita a Inveraray, continuerete fino all'iconico Kilchurn Castle*, situato in posizione magnifica alla testa del Loch Awe e circondato da montagne torreggiati.



Dopo il pranzo nel porto di Oban, famoso come passaggio per le isole, continuerete lungo la bellissima costa occidentale passando per Appin, l'inespugnabile Castle Stalker, prima di passare il pomeriggio nella bellezza maestosa di Glencoe, una delle regioni montagnose preferite dagli scozzesi. Poi si continua attraverso il selvaggio Rannoch Moor e sud a Glasgow, fermandosi a Loch Lomond lungo la strada.

Punto di partenza
Fuori da Paris Hall, 266 George Street (vicino City Chambers, tra North Frederick Street e John Street), Glasgow. Clicca qui per aprire la mappa.


Incluso nel prezzo

~Trasporto su minibus Mercedes di classe superiore, per un servizio più personale.
~Aria Condizionata come norma.
~Servizi di un guidatore/guida professionista di Rabbie’s Trail Burners.
~La Carta Sconto di Rabbie’s Trail Burners. Con questa potete ottenere degli sconti in ristoranti, negozi e attrazioni locali.

Non incluso nel prezzo

~Pranzo e bevande.
~Tutte le attrazioni per visitatori.

Prezzo scontato

Studenti, persone che abbiano compiuto i 60 anni, bambini e ragazzi tra i 5 e i 15 anni.

Informazione importante

Poichè diamo molta importanza al tempo che passate fuori dal minibus e vi diamo l’opportunità di passeggiare tra la natura, vi raccomandiamo di indossare vestiti e calzature adatti alla vostra gita. La Scozia può essere molto umida!!

Queste informazioni in lingua italiana vengono offerte unicamente a titlolo informativo. Le gite sono in inglese e i nostri servizi vengono forniti unicamente in inglese.

Commenti del cliente

My friend and I travelled to Oban from Glasgow with our driver/guide, Ian, on Tuesday 25th October. What a wonderful day we had. Ian was a very good driver and an excellent guide. This was the best British tour we have ever been on. Will recommend Rabbies to all our friends. Well done!
elaine mann - 27/10/2016

This tour was definitely the highlight of my trip to the UK/Ireland. We had such a good time. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We had a great day and got to see so many incredible sights. This tour is a must if youre visiting Scotland!
Zachary McCormack - 24/10/2016

This tour was definitely the highlight of my trip to the UK/Ireland. We had such a good time. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We had a great day and got to see so many incredible sights. This tour is a must if youre visiting Scotland!
Zachary McCormack - 24/10/2016

Thank you Rabbies for a wonderful tour! My cousin and I chose the 1 day tour of Oban, Glecoe and we were the only ones! But our guide James took us nonetheless and we had a great time. Thank you James for making our trip to Glasgow memorable, we enjoyed it a lot!
Shaloo - 21/12/2015

Our tour with Murray was wonderful! He had great stories and music! Enjoyed all the magnificent scenery ! Breathtakingly beautiful are the Highlands. We love Scotland!
Julie Fancher - 16/10/2015

The trip was awesome! Dougie the tour guide made it that much better. He was knowledgeable and very helpful. He told the best stories, never a dull moment!
Tammy Reid - 26/08/2015

We had an outstanding day with Murray visiting Oban, Inverness, and GlenCoe from Glascow. This was a trip back in time. Murray is a veritable expert in Scottish history and in a captivating combination of music, storytelling, and humor, he taught us more than we could have ever imagined about the places along the journey. Murray noted this was his favorite Highlands tour and it is easy to see why. We loved stopping in quaint villages and taking loads of photos of the magnificent vistas on the route. The sunny weather was a glorious touch and ladies, it didnt hurt that Murray is a handsome, kilted Scotsman. TEN thumbs up and thanks for a wonderful day we will never forget! Thanks, Murray and Rabbies!
Amyfj - 24/08/2015

Lights of the Loch Lomond
HAROLD O. VILLEGAS-HERNANDEZ - 11/02/2015

We greatly enjoyed our tour. Nicola, our guide, was awesome. She went the extra mile with information, assistance, music, games, and candy. The scenery was breath-taking and we learned a lot. We were able to identify and interact with the plant Heather which was the impetus for our trip. We highly recommend this tour and guide.
Bruce & Heather - 18/08/2014

Hi Guys Just a quick thanks to Rabbies and John the Driver who was very helpful to me and made my day extra special for me, and I look forward to my next tour. SEE YOU SOON Warm Regards Sandy
Sandy Graham - 23/06/2014

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Scottish Highlands by Zachary McCormack

Scottish Highlands by Zachary McCormack

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Visit to the Highlands by Zachary McCormack

Visit to the Highlands by Zachary McCormack

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SC1 by Steve Crawford

SC1 by Steve Crawford

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Touring with Stewart July 2016 by Anna Pulis

Touring with Stewart July 2016 by Anna Pulis

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Scenary by Julie and Maurie keft

Scenary by Julie and Maurie keft

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Bluebells and Bens by Gavin Michie

Bluebells and Bens by Gavin Michie

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Full Itinerary (English)

Depart Glasgow at 09.00 and travel northwest along the shores of Loch Lomond. Here you will cross the Highland boundary fault line where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically - the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands giving way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. It's easy to forget that this was once thought of as a dangerous frontier fought over by the fiercely territorial Highland clans such as the MacGregors, made famous by highland folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor.

You will then take a leisurely drive over the at 'Rest and Be Thankful' mountain pass. It was given its name in 1753 by the weary soldiers who had just finished building the old military road up through Glen Croe (not to be confused with Glencoe which you will visit later in the day) From here you will travel through the steep-sided mountains, known as the Arrochar Alps, to the picturesque harbour town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne, famous for the18th-century castle and home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Campbell clan. The town was built at the same time as the castle and is a classic 18th century planned village with its straight wide streets and dignified Georgian houses, designed by Robert Adam, famous for his architecture in Edinburgh’s New Town.

From here you will drive along the shore of Scotland’s longest loch, Loch Awe, where you stop for the short walk out to visit Kilchurn Castle (interior open from April to September), a magnificent ruin situated in the middle of Loch Awe and former home of the Campbells of Breadalbane. You will then continue to the harbour town of Oban, gateway to the Isles, for lunch of your choice. After lunch you will then travel north along the west coast around Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker, and into Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe. Stunningly beautiful, with its dramatic cliff faces and steep slopes, Glencoe is infamous as the site of the Glencoe massacre in 1692. Following orders from King William, Scottish soldiers under the leadership of Captain Robert Campbell slaughtered 38 men, women and children of the Macdonald clan. This was especially shocking as the soldiers had been living with the people of Glencoe for 2 weeks and killed them in their own homes. Nobody was ever punished for this crime, as the King himself had signed the order, but the Highlands would never be the same again.

Travelling south as you pass the majestic peak of Buachaille Etive Mor (meaning 'the great shepherd of Etive') you descend towards the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. At an altitude of over 1000ft, covered by heather and peat-bogs and dotted with dozens of lochs, it's a unique landscape. From here you will then travel through Glen Falloch, and then drive south towards Loch Lomond. This is Scotland's largest loch and it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore. The last stop of the day will be in Luss, an 18th century conservation village with old workers cottages, built for the labourers of the Estate. From here you return to Glasgow at approx 19.00.

Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts