Adult Price from £45
Concessions from £42
Friday and Sunday
10th April to 11th October
This tour gives you the opportunity to see some of Scotland's most stunning lochs as you cross the country to have lunch at the seaside town of Oban. By the end of the day you will have experienced some of Scotland's finest history, scenery and seafood.
The UK's largest inland stretch of water
The longest freshwater loch in Scotland
Stronghold of the Clan Campbell
Climb McCaig's Tower and taste delicious seafood
Explore this beautiful loch-side town
Leaving our departure city we head towards Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in the country, where we’ll stop off at the stunning conservation village of Luss. Luss is 10 miles south of Tarbet and has been a settlement since medieval times, with the village you see today dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The quaint little rows of cottages come alive with the spring flower growth and elaborate flower displays. Whilst here, grab yourself a quick coffee, or why not do a spot of sightseeing over the Loch.
We then head deep into the Highlands, passing through enchanting forestry via Loch Awe, the longest loch in Scotland and jewel in Argyll’s crown. As we continue through the stunning highlands, you are graced with rich history as we catch a glimpse of Kilchurn Castle, best known historically as a stronghold of the Campbell Clan. Perched on the shore of Loch Awe, this castle is possibly one of Scotland’s most scenic fortifications. Leaving this piece of history behind we continue through the Pass of Brander, the location where Robert the Bruce had a notable victory. From here, we’ll head to our next stop of Oban, the star of this tour and lunch stop for the day.
By lunchtime, we'll have reached Oban, a quaint seaside town. Oban, ‘Little Bay’ in Gaelic, is surrounded by miles of dramatic shores and beautiful countryside. Here you'll have ample time to grab a bite to eat, as well as explore the seaside town. Why not climb up to McCaig’s Tower, a prominent landmark, to take in the views over to the Isles of Mull and Kerrera, take a look at the tantalising Falls of Lora or treat yourself by trying some of the freshest seafood you’ll have ever tasted. Why not take yourself along to the Oban distillery, one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, for a wee dram at their bar.
Luss and Oban were too touristy and not very interesting for us. We would have preferred to see more of the mountains and dramatic natural landscape. Also, I didn't appreciate that the tour guide also had to drive. The tour guide did a great job, but it would have been better if he could focus on the tour rather than the driving. Overall we were happy that we got to travel around Glasgow a bit, since we only had one day. Thank you!
We had a really great day touring around with John in the smaller, more intimate bus. The itinerary was great. John was very informative and the smaller bus made it so we could ask more questions along the way and share our own comments with the other passengers. Great tour.
The tour was generally ok. I would like to raise one issue: we ran into difficulty at the end of the tour as the road to Glasgow was closed (which I appreciate is not your fault) and we ended up taking a significant detour. This meant that your driver/guide was running over the number of hours he was legally allowed to be driving. As my Mum (who is 76 and not in the best of health) and I were the only passengers from Glasgow we were expected to go with the rest of the party to Edinburgh and make our own way back to Glasgow. I managed to find a way around this (with very little help from our guide, I might add) but I really do think you should have other contingency plans in place for when this happens. I would appreciate your feedback.
It was not worth the money spent. It was extremely overpriced for what it was which in my opinion is a day trip to Oban and even then we didn’t get to spend long there at all. Everything just felt so rushed and the biggest disappointment was that we didn’t get to spend longer at Koch Lomond rather we spent an hour at Inveraray castle which is a waste of an attraction it should have been the other way round were you spend longer at Loch Lomond so that you can take a cruise if you wished to. The tour guide was very boring and unenthusiastic though he was knowledgeable it was just very boring and getting back on the bus whilst the views were beautiful the tour guide put you to sleep. The bus was really small so intimate but at the same time not ideal as you had a little compartment over head to put your jacket and no leg room. Overall disappointing experience and not value for money
Was this a surprise tour for the guide? Daniel seemed unprepared and tired. He messed with his phone while driving! Previous Highland ex tours had great narratives by the guide, lots of stops and left me wanting more. This one was a bore. An appeal to tours is the information, the sites & not having to drive! I chose this tour because of where it was going. I would recommend this tour if it had more stops, more engaging narrative from the guide & a more experienced guide. The bus was HOT & cramped.
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