Day trip

Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands Tour

Day trip

Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Discover the magnificent beauty of Loch Lomond National Park, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness and Pitlochry on a guided tour from Glasgow. Learn about history and folklore.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Enjoy an optional 50 minute Cruise (included in tour price from 1 April, 2023)
  • Keep an eye out for the monster at Loch Ness as you hear the local folklore
  • See the best of the Highlands with your friendly and knowledgeable driver/guide
  • Experience the awe-inspiring mountain scenery and dark history of Glencoe
  • Relax in the air-conditioned comfort of a 16-seater Mercedes mini-coach
Full description

Embark on a guided tour to Loch Lomond National Park, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness, and Pitlochry from Glasgow. Learn the history behind each turn from your guide.

Depart Glasgow and travel north towards the Highlands along the “bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. Crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland you travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically – the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. Traveling north through Breadalbane, meaning the 'High Country of Scotland,' you climb towards the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor and down into Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe. Glencoe is infamous as the site of the Glencoe massacre in 1692. Beyond Glencoe you will enter the Great Glen, a deep glacial valley that follows a geological fault line. Passing through the town of Fort William you drive under Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at Fort Augustus on the southern shore of Loch Ness. Keep an eye out for legendary sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie. Take in views of the charming town of Fort Augustus and the Caledonian Canal which links the lochs of the Great Glen.

Spend some time here where you can purchase a nice lunch before traveling north up the full length of the loch. Have the opportunity to see the ancient stronghold of Urquhart Castle while taking a 5-Star Jacobite boat cruise (only included on tours after April 1, 2023) on the loch. Continue north through Inverness before traveling south in the stunning the mountains of Cairngorms National Park. Drive over the Drumochter Pass, at 1500 feet above sea level and past the 13th century Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Atholl.

Finally, stretch your legs at the Highland resort town of Pitlochry which is built for Victorian tourism and nestled amongst the mountains of Highland Perthshire. Return to your starting point in Glasgow at the end of your tour.

  • Transportation in air-conditioned mini bus
  • Tour guide
  • 50-minute Loch Ness cruise (only for tours after April 1, 2023)
  • Entry fees (optional)
  • Loch Ness boat trip (optional, only for tours before April 1, 2023)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Meet at the Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station between stance 23 and 32.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • From 1st April 2023, this tour price will include a Loch Ness Cruise. Before 1st April 2023, this cruise is optional, and tickets can be purchased on tour
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • Guests are restricted to 14 kg (31 lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage, similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in), plus a small bag on board for personal items
  • From 1st April 2023, this tour price will include a Loch Ness Cruise, but before the 1st April 2023, this cruise is optional and not included, but tickets for this cruise can be purchased on tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 764 reviews

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It was an amazing trip! All of the sights were breathtaking. We were lucky enough to have Graham as our guide. He did a fabulous job! He told us about the hairy coo at one of our stops. Cows are my absolute favorite so I loved getting to go pet her. Plenty of bathroom and coffee breaks. The longest stretch in the bus at one time is about 2 hours. It is a long day but I’m so glad we got to experience this journey.

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March 22, 2023

Our tour was amazing! The stops at these magical places were incredible and me and my brother were in constant awe. Our tour guide Cameron was really informative and made us feel comfortable at the very start of the tour, we loved the jokes he would occasionally make and the song choices while passing Highlands. Felt like being the main character of a Vikings movie. definitely will be coming back with friends!!!

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March 22, 2023

Alistair was out guide for the day and he was simply amazing. His energy and stories were perfect. Our journey was interrupted by a wee bump that was out of his control (traffic accident closed the roadway) but it was still a great adventure! Everything was great: the stops, the vehicle, the weather. All around a great day!

March 22, 2023

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