Oban, Glencoe e i laghi e castelli delle Highland
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Cattura lo spirito delle Highlands occidentali; esplorare alcuni dei suoi laghi e castelli più suggestivi e sperimentare la vivace città di Oban, situata sulla costa occidentale e la bellezza drammatica di Glencoe.

Mappa del tour

Highlights

Lochs
Mountains
Castles
Film Locations
National Parks

Posti che esplorerai


- Inveraray

- Glencoe

- Loch Awe

- Passo Rest and Be Thankful

- Oban

- Loch Lomond National Park


Il tuo viaggio


Cattura lo spirito delle Highlands occidentali; ammira alcuni dei suoi laghi e castelli più suggestivi e scopri la scintillante città di Oban sulla costa occidentale e la bellezza drammatica 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.


Dettagli del Tour

Departs From
  • Parish Hall, 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX
  • From 1st April 2020 (inclusive)
    Stance between 23 to 32, Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW
Departure Time
08:30
Ritorno
19:00
Bagagli
Il bagaglio a mano è limitato a 14kg a persona. Le dimensioni sono simili ad un bagaglio a mano della compagnia aerea(circa 55 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm / 22 pollici x 17 pollici x 10 pollici) e una piccola borsa per gli oggetti personali a bordo.
Discounts

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

Important information
  • Metti in valigia scarpe comode e indumenti impermeabili
Tour inclusions
  • Trasporto su un minibus Mercedes a 16 posti
  • Aria condizionata
  • Servizio guida professionale in inglese
Tour exclusions
  • Biglietti di ingresso alle attrazioni turistiche

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 aver visitato Inveraray, proseguirai lungo il bellissimo Loch Awe, dove ti fermerai per una foto dell'iconico castello di Kilchurn circondato da montagne imponenti. 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.

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.

Itinerario (English)

Departing from Glasgow you 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 to take your photos of Kilchurn Castle, 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 two 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.

Recensioni

The guide made this the best tour ever!

Suvi Posted on 08/09/2019

I thought that the scenery was going to be the highlight of this trip, but it was evident from the start that the views would only come second. The best part of this tour was the guide Iains knowledge about Scottish history and culture, and the humouristic commentary he made throuhout the way. He was not shy in expressing his opinions about politics either, which was refreshing. It was also great just to listen to the Scottish accent all day, which I happen to love :) Of course, the scenery was also absolutely stunning! I had been to Glencoe on a roadtrip before, but I have to say that with a knowledgeable guide the experience was so much deeper that just going by yourself. Glencoe is breathtakingly beautiful and the highlight of this tour. There were about 10 stops on the way, some only 10 minutes to take photos of castles and such, a couple of 30 minute breaks (villages of Luss Inverary, Glencoe). The lunch break in Oban lasted 1,5 hours, just enough to have the best mussels fish and chips ever, have a taste of whisky at Oban distillery and grab a delicious ice cream to eat in the bus. What I loved about this tour was that the scenery varied quite a lot and the stops were all different from each other: some were besides castles, some in valleys, some in villages, some beside a loch. I have to say that this tour changed my view about guided tours. In the future, I will definitely select tours with small buses and not big ones, and take more tours in general!

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pauper lunatic Posted on 22/05/2019

awesome day tour and our driver,tour guide was superb, well dun Cameron :-)

What an amazing day, The magic of Scotland

Miguel Posted on 10/03/2018

We are a young couple of spanish students and came to visit Glasgow and Edinburgh. Our host recommended us doing a Rabbies tour... and we couldn’t make a better decision!! We loved every moment of the tour... the wildness of the scottish landscapes and views, the beautiful lochs, the colours... And everything in perfect harmony thanks to our guide Fraser (or is it Frazer?). He did his best to make us enjoy our time, which he completely did. You can come here to Scotland and see Glasgow or Edinburgh but at the end they are “just” cities... if you want to see the TRUE and WILD Scotland just give a try to these tours. Thank you Rabbies!

Jackie Smith Posted on 18/09/2017

Another great tour from Rabbies yesterday. Jim was very welcoming and friendly and was engaging with all the passenger. This is our third tour with yourselves and looking forward to booking my next soon. Well Done Rabbies.

A brilliant day with a fantastic guide

Sarah Posted on 21/08/2017

Ive just returned from a 1-day tour of Oban, Glencoe, West Highland Lochs Castles with Grant as our driver and guide. The tour was brilliant - incredible views, good stops, and what seemed like a lot packed in to a relatively short time, while keeping a very relaxed feel throughout the day. But what made the tour really stand out was the guide, Grant. Not only is he funny, likeable and easy to chat to, his knowledge is very impressive and he is a wonderful storyteller. He is a real credit to your company. Thank you for a great day today! I would recommend Rabbies without hesitation.

Best seafood and amazing sights tour

Jennifer Douglas Christy Posted on 29/06/2017

Gordon took us on this incredible day trip north. It was overall a long day, and well worth it! He got us off the bus as much as possible and we were thankful for that. We saw so many sights throughout the day. It was nice to stop in Inveraray for a walk around the village. We recommend the Loch of Fyne whisky and ice cream :-) The seafood in Oban is unparalleled. Truly the best oysters and mussels Ive had in my lifetime (and we live in a seaside town back home). The views in Glencoe were breathtaking. We got to see so much of the countryside and learn more about Scotland while listening to some fantastic music. Gordon - thank you for a wonderful tour and cheers!! Sincerely, Jennifer and Douglas Christy (Groton, CT, USA)

Hello Scotland

Naveen Chhabra Posted on 05/06/2017

had a great tour, me and my family enjoyed a lot, thanks to our tour guide, Dear Fraser, you were too good.

Excellent day trip!

Ken W Posted on 15/05/2017

We had the good fortune to have Juliette as our guide for this day trip to the Highlands. She was witty, smart, accommodating and a wonderful driver! The information she shared really gave great insight into the history of Scotland. Time on and off for the coach was balanced and we had a amazing day! Two thumbs up, highly recommend!

wonderful experience

elaine mann Posted on 27/10/2016

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!

Visit to the Highlands

Zachary McCormack Posted on 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!

Domande Frequenti

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

What are your cancellation policies?

We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.

What is a guaranteed departure?

It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

How much time do I get off the bus?

We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance.

What is ABTOT?

You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com , or check out our full FAQs .

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