Welcome to Glen Coe


The A82 road leads over the Pass of Glencoe and into the narrow upper glen. The southern side is dominated by three massive, brooding spurs, known as the Three Sisters, while the northern side is enclosed by the continuous steep wall of the knife-edged Aonach Eagach ridge, a classic mountaineering challenge. The road threads its way past deep gorges and crashing waterfalls to the more pastoral lower reaches of the glen around Loch Achtriochtan and the only settlement here, Glencoe village.


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$1278.22 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Orkney Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

On day one we’ll head west through the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and on towards Kilmartin Glen. You’ll get lost in Scotland’s incredible nature before spending the evening in the incredible coastal town of Oban. Your second day is dominated by the incredible scenery of the Highlands. Your journey takes you through the magnificent mountains at Glen Coe where you will hear the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Then you will jump aboard the Jacobite Steam Train and go on one of the most famous train journeys in the world. You will get to Mallaig for an early dinner (own expense) before taking a short ferry ride (included) to the Isle of Skye, where you will spend your second night. Departures April, 29, September 02 and  September 16 2019  DO NOT include the Jacobite Steam Train. These departures include Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle instead. Day three is all about Skye. You’ll get the chance to enjoy unforgettable views of the Black and Red Cuillin Mountains and the colourful harbour town of Portree. Take in the spectacular views of the Old Man of Storr, the Kilt Rock waterfall and the beautiful Trotternish Peninsula. Your third night is also on Skye. On our fourth day we’ll leave Skye back to the mainland to visit one of the most iconic castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle (own expense). We’ll continue north through Glen Carron towards Achnasheen. Enjoy the fantastic views of Loch Maree, which has its own monster legend, Muc-sheilche. Enjoy lunch stop at Inverewe Garden (own expense), famous for its sub-tropical plants before stopping at the breath-taking Corrieshalloch Gorge and Rogie Falls. Overnight stop by Loch Ness. Then head further north to Inverness and have an introduction to the capital of the Highlands. You’ll then get the ferry (included) over to Orkney– look out for seals, puffins and even whales if you’re lucky! Another highlight of the day is a visit to the Italian Chapel, a masterpiece built from salvaged materials by Italian prisoners of war. Overnight in Kirkwall You'll be taken to numerous prehistoric wonders, such as Maes Howe (entrance fee not included*) a chambered cairn, a tomb more than 5000 years old and the brooding Stone Circles of Stenness. Visit Skara Brae (entrance fee not included*), one of the best preserved Neolithic group of houses in Europe. Another source of ancient mystery is the Ring of Brodgar! Overnight in Kirkwall. Leaving Orkney begins with an mid morning ferry.There sill be a chance to stop at Dunrobin Castle on the way to Inverness for overnight. The final day starts with a visit to the battle sight of Culloden (entrance fee not included), the Cairngorm Mountains National Park and the picturesque town of Pitlochry as we journey south back to Edinburgh.

$1231.86 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Hebrides Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

On day one we’ll head west through the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and on towards Kilmartin Glen. You’ll get lost in Scotland’s incredible nature before spending the evening in the incredible coastal town of Oban. Your journey takes you through the magnificent mountains at Glen Coe where you will hear the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Then you will jump aboard the Jacobite Steam Train (included 16th May - 29th August 2016*) and go on one of the most famous train journeys in the world. You will get to Mallaig for an early dinner (own expense) before taking a short ferry ride (included) to the Isle of Skye, where you will spend your second night. Day three is all about Skye. You’ll get the chance to enjoy unforgettable views of the Black and Red Cuillin Mountains and the colourful harbour town of Portree. Take in the spectacular views of the Old Man of Storr, the Kilt Rock waterfall and the beautiful Trotternish Peninsula. Your third night is also on Skye. On day 4 we’ll leave Skye and head straight to one of Scotland’s most photographed castles, Eilean Donan* which you’ll have ample time to explore. You’ll stop at the pretty Lochside village of Drumnadrochit for lunch, before having the option to cruise on Loch Ness, look out for Nessie and visit Urquhart Castle ruin. We’ll then head to the south end of the Loch for our overnight stop in Fort Augustus. Day five begins visiting Dunrobin Castle (entrance fee not included), where you can enjoy a falconry display and walk in its beautiful gardens. You will drive then through the Sutherland area, towards Knockan Crag Nature Natural Reserve and see one of the oldest landscapes in Europe. Then we catch the ferry to the Isle of Lewis and Harris (included in the price). Overnight: Stornoway Here we’ll visit a Black House village (entrance fee not included) where you can step back in time and experience the history and heritage of crofting life. You’ll also see a Traditional Harris Tweed Weaver at work (entrance fee not included) and Carloway Broch, a prehistoric circular stone tower and Callanish, home of the most complete historic stone circles in Europe. Overnight in Stornoway. Day seven takes you to the most northerly point of the Western Isles, the Butt of Lewis, a great spot for bird and seal watching, and with its spectacular cliffs this part of the coastline is a must see! Then it’s time to take your ferry back to mainland, spending the night in Inverness. On your final day we stop by the battlefield of Culloden (entrance fee not included), the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. We’ll also travel though the dramatic Cairngorms National Park, visit a whisky distillery (entrance fee not included) and have the chance to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before returning back to Edinburgh.

$774.88 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Hebrides and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

On day one you’ll learn the true Braveheart story on the way to the historic city of Stirling. Hear of the brutal MacDonald Clan Massacre before stopping in Glen Coe to stand amongst the dramatic mountains and waterfalls here. And check out the tallest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis as at our Fort William stop. Look out for Nessie as we drive the banks of Loch on the way to Fort Augustus, our overnight stop.Day two begins by heading to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. We’ll then visit Dunrobin Castle (entrance fee not included), where you can enjoy a falconry display and walk in its beautiful gardens. You will drive then through the Sutherland area, towards Knockan Crag Nature Natural Reserve and see one of the oldest landscapes in Europe. Then we catch the ferry to the Isle of Lewis and Harris (included in the price). Overnight: StornowayHere we’ll visit a Black House village (entrance fee not included) where you can step back in time and experience the history and heritage of crofting life. You’ll also see a Traditional Harris Tweed Weaver at work (entrance fee not included). Carloway Broch, a prehistoric circular stone tower and Callanish, home of the most complete historic stone circles in Europe are highlights for history lovers. Luskentyre, winner of Britain’s best beach title will astound you with its gorgeous white sands. You’ll then return Stornoway for your third night.Day four takes you to the most northerly point of the Western Isles, the Butt of Lewis, a great spot for bird and seal watching, and with its spectacular cliffs this part of the coastline is a must see. Then it’s time to take your ferry back to mainland. This day-time crossing offers spectacular views and is another fantastic chance to see lots of sea-life. Look out for dolphins, whales, porpoises, basking sharks and seals. We’ll reach Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.On your final day we stop by the battlefield of Culloden (entrance fee not included), the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. We’ll also travel though the dramatic Cairngorm Mountains National Park, visit a whisky distillery (entrance fee not included) and have the chance to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before returning back to Edinburgh.

$364.26 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-day Iona and Mull Islands tour from Edinburgh

Day 1At 8:30am, meet on Edinburgh's famous street, the Royal Mile, to make your way west to Glasgow. There, join the rest of your group and journey to the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch, dotted with 60 islands. Your driver/guide will ensure you have the best views.Continue into the Highlands and take in the landscapes as they become more dramatic. Travel through glens to the west cost town of Oban. Home to some of the freshest seafood in Scotland, try some from the famous Oban Seafood Hut whilst looking out towards the nearby islands. At the center of town is the Oban Distillery if you feel like joining a tour and tasting. Alternatively, take a walk up McCaig’s Tower for views over the town.Take the short ferry ride to Craignure, Mull, and be sure to look out for wildlife as you cross. Once on Mull, drive north to the fishing port of Tobermory, where you will stay for the next two nights. Day 2Start your second day with a stunning drive covering the length of the island to Fionnphort. Along the way, enjoy the beautiful viewpoints. Catch another ferry from here as a foot passenger to the island of Iona. Only three miles in length, this island is a delightful place to spend a peaceful time. Visit Iona Abbey and Nunnery, founded in 563 by St Columba, and its museum of Celtic heritage and history. There are many excellent walks on Iona where you can admire the array of richly colored pebbles at St Columba’s Bay, especially the white and green Iona marble. Or walk up to Dun 1 to take in stunning views from the highest point on Iona. At the end of the day, return to Mull on the ferry and make your way back to Tobermony.Day 3Take a short ferry crossing from Fishnish to Lochaline. Driver through the remote Glen Gael as you pass the Sunart and LInhe lochs on your way to Ardgour. Then, another ferry ride over to Corran. Pass Ballachulish, surrounded by some of the most strikingly beautiful scenery in Scotland, and have time in Glen Coe to take pictures and learn the brutal story of the Massacre of that took place there in 1692. Further south, stop at Tyndrum before returning to Edinburgh by about 6pm.

$496.72 Day Trips & Excursions

Four-day Mull Iona and Highlands Tour (Small Group) from Edinburgh

Day 1Departing from Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh, we’ll head west to Glasgow to meet the rest of our group. You’ll then be able to experience the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond – Scotland’s largest loch. Next, we'll be able to enjoy stunning views at the Rest and Be Thankful Pass, before we make a quick stop at Inveraray to see the impressive Clan Campbell castle. Enjoy the grand entrance to the Highlands and watch the landscape begin to change as we drive comfortably north to Oban. This is the place to enjoy some of the freshest seafood in Scotland. Oban Distillery* is perched right in the center of town if you’d like to join a tour and tasting. Or, you can take a walk up to McCaig’s Tower for views over the town and islands further afield. Following a few hours in Oban, we’ll jump aboard our ferry and take the short journey to Craignure, Mull. Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins and even basking sharks. Once on Mull we’ll head north to the colourful fishing port of Tobermory.Day 2 Departing from Tobermory we’ll take a stunning drive, covering the length of the island to Fionnphort, enjoying some beautiful viewpoints along the way. We’ll catch the ferry from here as foot passengers to the tiny island of Iona. Just 3 miles from north to south, this sacred island is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon in peace and tranquillity. You can visit Iona Abbey and Nunnery*, founded by St Columba in 563, and its museum of Celtic heritage and history. We’ll return to Mull on the ferry and make our way back to Tobermory for the evening.Day 3 On day three we’ll take a ferry from Fishnish to Lochaline, it’s a short crossing and the perfect opportunity to look out for sea eagles. We’ll drive through the remote Glen Geal and make our way past the stunning lochs Sunart and Linhe on our way to Ardgour, from here we’ll take another short ferry over to Corran. We’ll pass Ballachulish which is surrounded by some of the most strikingly beautiful scenery in Scotland and have time in Glen Coe to take pictures and learn the brutal story of the Massacre of that took place here in 1692. Please note at this point you will join a new group of traveling companions and meet your new driver-guide. Then take in the majestic sweep of the Great Glen and the stunning heights of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Your day ends at a beautiful welcoming village on the banks of Loch Ness.Day 4 After a delicious breakfast, explore the beautiful and tranquil Loch Ness. Why not take a boat tour* over to Urquhart Castle or just monster hunt from the shore? We then drive through Inverness to visit Culloden*, last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces. Then you’ll pass the stunning Cairngorm mountains, stopping to visit a whisky distillery* and then you will be able to explore a picturesque Highland town before arriving back in Edinburgh. *Optional Extra Subject to Availability.

$708.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Five Day Mull Iona and Skye (Small Group) Tour from Edinburgh

Day 1 Departing from Edinburgh, we’ll head west to Glasgow to meet the rest of our group. You’ll then be able to experience Loch Lomond – Scotland’s largest loch. Next, we'll be able to enjoy stunning views at the Rest and Be Thankful Pass, before we make a quick stop at Inveraray to see the impressive Clan Campbell castle. Enjoy the grand entrance to the Highlands and watch the landscape begin to change as we drive north to Oban. Oban Distillery* is perched right in the center of town if you’d like to join a tour and tasting. Or, you can take a walk up to McCaig’s Tower for views over the town and islands further afield. Following a few hours in Oban, we’ll jump aboard our ferry and take the short journey to Craignure, Mull. Once on Mull we’ll head north to the colourful fishing port of Tobermory.Day 2 Departing from Tobermory we’ll take a stunning drive, covering the length of the island to Fionnphort, enjoying some beautiful viewpoints along the way. We’ll catch the ferry from here as foot passengers to the tiny island of Iona. Just 3 miles from north to south, this sacred island is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon in peace and tranquillity. You can visit Iona Abbey and Nunnery*, founded by St Columba in 563, and its museum of Celtic heritage and history. We’ll return to Mull on the ferry and make our way back to Tobermory for the evening.Day 3 On day three we’ll take a ferry from Fishnish to Lochaline. We’ll drive through the remote Glen Geal and make our way past the stunning lochs Sunart and Linhe on our way to Ardgour, from here we’ll take another short ferry over to Corran. We’ll pass Ballachulish which is surrounded by some of the most striking scenery in Scotland and have time in Glen Coe to take pictures and learn the brutal story of the Massacre of that took place here in 1692. Please note at this point you will join a new group of traveling companions and meet your new driver-guide. As our road nears the coast, it passes Eilean Donan Castle*. Here you have the chance to take photographs and explore the castle that featured in the film Highlander. Then it's time to cross the bridge to Skye.Day 4 Enjoy a full day exploring the Isle of Skye. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will ensure you get the most out of your day and enjoy sights such as the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the beautiful Trotternish Peninsula, The Kilt Rock and Mealt Waterfall, The Old Man of Storr and the Iron Age Dun Beag Broch.  Day 5 You'll visit the most famous Loch in the entire world, Loch Ness. You can tour Urquhart Castle then hop on a Jacobite Cruise to Nessie spot on the loch itself. Our next stop is at Culloden battlefield, site of the last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces on 16 April 1746. We’ll then continue south to a pretty town perched next to the river Tummel before returning to your departure city. *Optional Extra Subject to Availability.

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