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

  • Western Highlands Oban
  • Loch Awe tours from Glasgow
  • Kilchurn Castle trips
  • Glencoe

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
08.30 - Parish Hall, 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX
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

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!

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!

FAQs

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.

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.

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