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From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Highlands Bus Tour

From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Highlands Bus Tour

Activity provider: Experience Scotland's Wild

From US$ 84.43 per person

Experience Scotland's iconic Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Highlands on a bus tour from Glasgow. Go on short walks and learn about the region's rich history from your local guide.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the cool breeze off Loch Ness as you keep an eye our for Nessie
  • Learn about the rich history, wildlife, and culture of the area
  • Immerse yourself in nature and history on this bus and walking tour
  • Experience some of the most striking scenery in the Scottish Highlands
  • See Glencoe's dramatic mountains, where many movies were filmed
Full description

Embark on a Scottish adventure from Glasgow on a bus tour of Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands. Take a boat trip on Loch Ness's calm and deep waters, walk on Loch Lomond's calm shores, and see the grandeur of Glencoe up close. Learn about the country's rich and long-standing history from your local guide.

Set off from Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and travel north into the Scottish Highlands towards the town of Fort Augustus and the famous Loch Ness. En route, stop at Scotland’s first National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, for a 5-minute walk to see some panoramic views over Loch Lomond. Continue north, along winding highland roads and the banks of Loch Lomond until you reach Rannoch Moor. This is one of the last remaining true wilderness locations to be found anywhere in Scotland. Marvel at this striking expanse of open boggy moorland, once home to a Caledonian Pine forest. Carry onto the grandeur of the world famous Glencoe mountains and their turbulent history. Listen to your guide reveal stories of the MacDonald Clan who once made this stunning slice of land their home. Next, make your way through the outdoor capital of the Highlands, Fort William, and progress north to the famous banks of Loch Ness, where mystery, folklore, mythical, or actual creatures await.

Board a boat and take a cruise in search of this elusive and shy creature, if you wish. Otherwise, wait or walk along the shores of the loch, keeping a watchful eye for any ripples on the calm waters. Carry on and travel east towards the Cairngorms National Park. Here, take a short hike in the unforgettable Highlands before continuing one to Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, and Perth. En route, step out and see some dramatic waterfalls in their picturesque highland setting. Continue south towards Stirling and learn how Stirling Castle is one of the most besieged castles in Scotland, how it is connected to Mary Queen of Scots, King Robert the Bruce, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the Jacobite uprising. Head back to Glasgow, reminiscing about your Scottish experience.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned minivan/bus
  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Guided short hikes
  • Food or drinks
  • Entry fees to attractions
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Loch Ness Cruise (£16.20)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the bus station, at the taxi rank. They will be holding an Experience Scotland's Wild logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour may be explored in reverse
  • This tour is for ages 12 and up
  • A moderate level of fitness is required as there will be some short walks
  • You will be visiting a cafe where you can buy lunch
Customer reviews

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We absolutely adored Derrick! He was such a great guide, we shared plenty of laughs. He gives off true Scotland wilderness vibes, and you can tell that the knowledge he has is his personal passion as well as his day job. He was an excellent driver and we had a truely incredible day. I would urge anyone I know to take this tour and to keep their fingers crossed that they get Derrick as their guide!

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October 14, 2022

Derek was an excellent guide. My daughter Sarah and I learned so much and enjoyed the variety of things we were able to stop and see. We got a great overview of the beauty of Scotland! I’d definitely recommend this.

July 8, 2022

June 21, 2022

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