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Balloch: Guided Tour to Glencoe & the Highlands

Balloch: Guided Tour to Glencoe & the Highlands

Activity provider: Experience Scotland's Wild

From US$ 70.51 per person

Experience the beauty and mystery of Scotland in the perfect setting. Knowledgeable guides will share a wealth of stories, myths, and legends to entertain you. Ask all your questions about Scotland and learn about its colorful history and environment.

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

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience some of the most breath-taking scenery in the Scottish Highlands
  • Learn about the history, wildlife and culture of the area
  • Enjoy the benefit of active small group tours - get out and adventure
Full description
You’ll be starting your Glencoe and Scottish Highlands day tour from Balloch at the very bottom of the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. You’re adventure begins by travelling north along the western shore of Loch Lomond, taking in amazing views looking out over Loch Lomond and hearing some of the local tales about the Loch’s history, including how the Vikings visited and colonised here over 1000 years ago. As you travel further north, you’ll eventually reach the Scottish Highlands, here, you’ll notice a drastic change in the landscape as you discover many of Scotland's mountains, glens and streams. You’ll see some ancient Caledonian Pine forests, a reminder of the habitat that once covered the majority of Scotland. Not long after this, we’ll get you out for a lovely short walk along a section of the West Highland Way, where you’ll hear tales about the Battle of Dail Righ, where its rumoured King Robert the Bruce was ambushed. On the walk, you’ll see the small lochan where it’s believed that King Robert threw his sword, to lighten the load as he tried to escape. You’ll continue north towards Glencoe where at the very head of the Glen, like a rugged old soldier guarding his post, you’ll lay eyes upon “The Buachaille”. You’ll now find yourself in one of the most eye wateringly beautiful locations in the whole of Scotland, surrounded by this ancient mountain landscape, you’ll be able to feel the history and the sense of overwhelming awe that makes filmmakers the world over wish to film here, showcasing Glencoe in many famous movies and T.V shows such as Outlander, Harry Potter, Braveheart, Highlander, Rob Roy, Monty Python and most recently in Netflix’s Outlaw King. After lunch, you’re next highland location is to visit some beautiful waterfalls, you’ll get out for another short hike in the rugged landscape where there’s also a chance to see some secretive Red Squirrels, as an endangered species, and very rare to find, our location gives us a good chance to spot them as we walk through the forestry. From the roar of waterfalls, you’ll now enjoy the tranquil scenic surroundings of Rannoch Moor, this ancient land may be one of the last remaining true wilderness spots left in Europe and contrasts the fabulous mountainous scenery all around it with it’s deep peat bogs and heather moorland stretching for miles around. Around this area we’ll be staying alert as this is quite often a very good location for spotting Red Deer, Scotland’s largest land mammal, cameras at the ready as we try to track them down. From here you’ll travel south back towards Loch Lomond for one final stop to enjoy the delights of Scotland’s largest freshwater Loch and get in some more breath-taking scenery before arriving back to Balloch to end your wonderful day tour exploring Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands. This Glencoe and Scottish Highlands Day Tour may be explored in reverse
Includes
  • Transport in a comfortable, fully air-conditioned vehicle for up to 8 travellers
  • Tour with a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guide
  • Driving and Walking Tour, we get out and experience the beautiful sights
  • Guided short hikes throughout the day
  • No food or drinks included
  • Entry fees to Activities
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up or drop off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Please arrive 15 mins prior to booking time to allow for prompt departure. The guide will greet you at the iCentre holding an Experience Scotland's Wild logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Info before booking
  • 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 purchase lunch
  • The meeting location is easily accessible by train from either Glasgow or Edinburgh. Board the train to Balloch and meet your guide directly opposite the train station at the Visit Scotland information center.
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August 7, 2022

Product ID: 413361