Oban, Glencoe e i laghi e castelli delle Highland
1 giorno

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.

Mappa del tour

Highlights

Lochs
Mountains
Castles
Film Locations
National Parks

Posti che esplorerai


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


Il tuo viaggio


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.

Tour Details

Andata
09.00 (08.30 on and after 1st April 2017) - 266 George Street, Glasgow
Ritorno
19.00 approx
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
  • I racconti e i servizi di un autista-guida di Rabbie's
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 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.

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.

Itinerary (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 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 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.

Customer Reviews

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!

Scottish 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!

Thank

Shaloo Posted on 21/12/2015

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!

Tour Review

Julie Fancher Posted on 16/10/2015

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!

An amazing experience!!

Tammy Reid Posted on 26/08/2015

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!

Unforgetable trip with Murray

Amyfj Posted on 24/08/2015

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!

Great last sight of the tour! fantastic day!

HAROLD O. VILLEGAS-HERNANDEZ Posted on 11/02/2015

Lights of the Loch Lomond

Awesome Trip 05.08.2014

Bruce & Heather Posted on 18/08/2014

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.

Great Day

Sandy Graham Posted on 23/06/2014

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

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