Experience the natural beauty of the West Highlands, with lochs, scenic mountains and ancient castles. Visit Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne, see haunting Glencoe; site of the massacre of the MacDonald Clan and visit the quaint fishing town of Oban, gateway to the Isles.
Departing from George Street, Glasgow, we journey north-west into the Highlands, passing through rugged highland scenery until we reach the town of Inveraray. This 18th Century Town is home to the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, and features a beautiful castle in surrounded by gardens. Spend time at Inveraray Castle (own expense) and learn the history of the west Highlands, or alternatively explore the shores of Loch Fyne in the town centre.Once we leave Inveraray, we head deeper into the Scottish Highlands, through beautiful scenery marked by dramatic lochs and castles. We pause for photos of Kilchurn Castle, nestled on the banks of Loch Awe and famously framed by mountains. We then travel on to Oban, the famous 'Gateway to the Western Isles'. Here we stop for lunch, with plenty of free time to explore the town and its horseshoe bay.We then travel onwards, past Castle Stalker, a 15th Century Castle set on a small island on Loch Laich, before reaching Glencoe. We pause here for photos of the famous Glen, which is featured in the James Bond film, Skyfall, and was site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.We then begin our return journey, passing over Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount and making our way to Luss for Loch Lomond. Here you will have time to wander along the shoreline of this magnificent loch, before once again boarding your coach and returning to Glasgow.