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Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

Starting from a central Glasgow location, your tour departs early to beat the traffic on the drive west. You'll head to the first stop at the conservation village of Luss, which sits on the western shores of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest freshwater loch. Take time to relax and enjoy the scenery before your tour continues into the heart of the Highlands. Pass the hauntingly beautiful ruins of Kilchum Castle on the shores of Loch Awe, and hear tales of the Campbell Clan who once claimed the land as a stronghold. Loch Awe also follows the Pass of Brander, where Robert the Bruce (Scotland's heroic King) fought many a fierce battle in bygone times.Reaching the Victorian seaside town of Oban in the early afternoon, take the chance to sample the freshest seafood from the town named as the Scottish Seafood Capital! Walk off your lunch with a stroll over to McCaig's Tower, the magnificent granite folly which has dominated the town's skyline since 1895. Don't be put-off by the long climb to the top! You'll be rewarded by spectacular views across the sea to the Isle of Mull.On the return route back to Glasgow, there will be a stop in Inverarary, a quaint village which lines the shores of Loch Fyne - characterized by it's pretty white-washed houses. Spend time at leisure and try some of the town's home-made sweets before heading back to Glasgow, passing Scottish countryside steeped in myth and legend.

$1011.45 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Hogwarts Express 5-Day from Edinburgh

ItineraryDay 1: Edinburgh to ObanStop At: National Wallace Monument, Stirling, ScotlandHead north to Stirling and the towering Wallace Monument with stunning views of the CastleDuration: 30 minutesStop At: The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandStop here for lunchDuration: 1 hourStop At: Glencoe Visitor Centre, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandOur route takes us through the stunning rugged landscape of Glencoe, once used as a backdrop in James Bond Skyfall and the Harry Potter movies and the scene for 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in the picturesque fishing port of Oban.Day 2: Oban to the Isle of SkyeStop At: Jacobite TrainTake the steam train from Fort William and discover why this spectacular trip has been voted the best train journey in the world by Wanderlust Magazine. Cross the Glenfinnan viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies and take in the sweeping views of Loch Shiel.Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Mallaig Harbour AuthorityWe arrive in Mallaig and take the ferry ‘Over the Sea to Skye’.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, Armadale, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandYou can explore Armadale Castle and Gardens, the former home of the MacDonalds, before driving north to our overnight destination.Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Portree, the main settlement on the Isle of SkyeDay 3: Isle of Skye to InvernessStop At: The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandThe 'Old Man' is a large pinnacle of rock that stands high and can be seen for miles around.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Lealt FallsIn lush surrounds, this waterfall cascades into a gorge with nearby cliffs overlooking the sea.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandThe famous Kilt Rock is said to resemble a kilt, with vertical basalt columns to form the pleats and intruded sills of dolerite forming the pattern.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandEilean Donan Castle is one of the most easily recognised castles in Scotland and probably appears on more calendars than any other.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Invermoriston Falls, Invermoriston, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandComfort break in this lovely highland town.Duration: 15 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Inverness, the 'capital of the Highlands'.Day 4: Inverness & Highlands Stop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandHunt for the elusive monster with a cruise on Loch NessDuration: 1 hourStop At: Beauly Priory, Beauly, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandVisit the stunning Beauly Priory, built in the 1200s for an order of monks. Spend time in the town as well.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe try a dram of the 'water of life' at a Highland Whisky Distillery.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Spend a second night in InvernessDay 5: Inverness to Edinburgh Stop At: Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandVisit the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite Rising – the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Clava Cairns, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandDiscover one of Scotland’s most evocative prehistoric sites – the exceptional remains of an ancient cemetery.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe visit the Highland Folk Museum to get a real taste of Highland life from the past centuries.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Dunkeld Cathedral, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, ScotlandVisit Dunkeld with its mighty cathedral.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

Starting from a central Edinburgh location, your small group tour departs early to beat the traffic on the drive west. Travelling via Glasgow to pick up some fellow passengers, you'll head to the first stop at the conservation village of Luss near Loch Lomond, Britain's largest freshwater loch. Take time to relax and enjoy the scenery before your tour continues into the heart of the Highlands. Pass the hauntingly beautiful ruins of Kilchum Castle on the shores of Loch Awe, and hear tales of the Campbell Clan who once claimed the land as a stronghold. Loch Awe also follows the Pass of Brander, where Robert the Bruce (Scotland's heroic King) fought many a fierce battle in bygone times.Reaching the Victorian seaside town of Oban in the early afternoon, take the chance to sample the freshest seafood from the town named as the Scottish Seafood Capital! Walk off your lunch with a stroll over to McCaig's Tower, the magnificent granite folly which has dominated the town's skyline since 1895. Don't be put-off by the long climb to the top! You'll be rewarded by spectacular views across the sea to the Isle of Mull.On the return route back to Edinburgh, there will be a stop in Inverarary, a quaint village which lines the shores of Loch Fyne - characterized by it's pretty white-washed houses. Spend time at leisure and try some of the town's home-made sweets before heading back to Edinburgh, passing Scottish countryside steeped in myth and legend.

$54.02 Day Trips & Excursions

Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles Day Trip from Glasgow

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Inveraray Castle, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, Scotlandthe historic home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, nestled in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne. Alternatively, explore the town’s white-washed Georgian houses, wide streets and breathtaking views across the loch.Duration: 1 minutePass By: Kilchurn CastleWe then pass Kilchurn Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, nestled on the banks of Loch Awe and beautifully framed by mountains. Stop At: Oban- dayoMerseyside, travelled November 2015Next we make a stop for lunch in the picturesque harbour town of Oban, ‘Gateway to the Isles’, with free time to explore its horseshoe bay and see McCaig’s Folly, an iconic 19th century tower reminiscent of the Colosseum in RomeDuration: 1 hour 15 minutesPass By: Castle Stalker, Appin, Argyll and Bute, ScotlandAfter free time exploring, we travel onwards past the 15th century Castle Stalker, which is set on a small island on Loch Laich, Stop At: Glencoe Mountain, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotland Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most haunting glens and site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Luss Pier, Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandAt the pretty conservation village of Luss on the ‘Bonnie, Bonnie Banks’ of Loch Lomond, we can walk along the shore or admire the village before returning to Glasgow where your Oban tour will end.Duration: 30 minutes

$754.88 Cultural & Theme Tours

Iona, Mull, Isle of Skye Small Group 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

ItineraryDay 1: Edinburgh - Trossachs National Park - ObanStop At: Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandOne of Scotland’s largest lochs. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Inveraray Castle, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, ScotlandYou venture through the impressive mountains of the West Highlands and the magnificent whitewashed 18th Century town of Inveraray, home to the Campbell Clan and the Duke of Argyll. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: ObanThis Victorian harbour town offers excellent seafood and a charming intimacy. This will be your base for the next 2 nights.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Oban.Day 2: Oban - Isle of Mull - Iona (optional trip to Staffa & Fingal's Cave)Stop At: Fingal's Cave, The Hebrides, Scotland(optional boat trip) Volcanic rock columns are home to black guillemots, fulmars, puffins and the magical Fingal's Cave. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Isle of Staffa, Isle of Mull, The Hebrides, Scotland(optional boat trip)Felix Mendelssohn, who visited the uninhabited island of Staffa, off Mull, in 1829, was inspired to compose his 'Hebrides Overture' after hearing waves echoing in the impressive and cathedral-like Fingal’s Cave. The cave walls and surrounding cliffs are composed of vertical, hexagonal basalt columns that look like pillars (Staffa is Norse for ‘pillar island’). You can land on the island and walk into the cave via a causeway. Nearby Boat Cave can be seen from the causeway, but you can’t reach it on foot. Staffa also has a sizeable puffin colony, north of the landing place.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Iona Abbey and Nunnery, Isle of Iona, The Hebrides, ScotlandYou take the small ferry to Iona, birthplace of Celtic Christianity, and ancient burial ground of Scottish Kings. Here you can visit the historic abbey with its intricate carved crosses in the churchyard, or explore rocky headlands and sandy coves. ** Passengers may have less free time on Iona, if they opt for the Staffa boat trip.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Oban.Day 3: Oban - West Highlands - PlocktonStop At: Castle Stalker, Appin, Argyll and Bute, ScotlandLocated in one of Scotland's most beautiful spots and dramatically sited on a small island at the mouth of Loch Laich.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Glencoe Mountain, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe scenery of Glencoe is breathtakingly beautiful!From the spectacular 3 Sisters to the Majestic Buachailie Etive Mor, this has got to be one of the most beautiful places in Scotland!Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Plockton Harbour, Plockton, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe picturesque village of Plockton boasts an incomparable location on a sheltered bay of Loch Carron surrounded by a ring of hills.Plockton has a charming seaside setting and the road follows the bay with a chocolate-box row of neatly painted cottages arranged around the curve of a tiny harbour. The village is backed by a craggy landscape of heather and pine.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Plockton.* Please note that Friday departures will stay in Portree instead.Day 4: Touring around Isle of SkyeStop At: Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandPicturesque observation point offering panoramic views of waterfalls, cliffs & sea.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland(optional)Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history and clan legend on offer at award winning 5* Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.Built on a rock in an idyllic loch side setting, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Portree Harbour, Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandSet round its natural harbour and fringed by high ground and cliffs, the town is a popular tourists’ holiday destination and the harbour continues to be used by fishing boats as well as pleasure craft.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Plockton.* Please note that Friday departures will stay in Portree instead.Day 5: Plockton - Loch Ness - Pitlochry - EdinburghStop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAn iconic and gorgeous 13th century castle that once warded off Viking invasions. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandSituated on the most southern tip of Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, this historic and scenic hamlet is a popular tourist destination.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$82.37 Day Trips & Excursions

Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban, and Inveraray Tour from Glasgow

We depart Scotland's largest city Glasgow, traveling to the largest expanse of fresh water in Scotland Loch Lomond. Here we can visit the conservation Luss village for coffee and sightseeing. Luss is known for the T.V programme "Take the Highroad".Traveling deep into the Highlands, we pass by some amazing views (including Loch Awe, the longest in Scotland). Every moment you spend here you feel is rich with history. The Kilchurn Castle (historically a stronghold of the Campbell Clan) is known for being haunted it is a ruined 15th and 17th century structure on a rocky peninsula. On this part of the tour you will understand the Battle of the Pass of Brander, known as the Wars of Scottish Independence.It's lunchtime and we arrive at Oban here you can explore Scotland's Victorian seaside town, climb up to McCaig's Tower, enjoy the stunning views to the isles of Mull and Kerrera. On offer here is some of the freshest seafood you'll ever have tasted (own expense). Heading home, you'll visit the seat of the Campbell Clan at Inveraray, where we'll stop so that you can indulge in ice-cream, homemade cakes,sweets and a drink in the elegance of Loch Fyne (own expense).