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Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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From US$ 71.21 per person

On this small group tour from Glasgow you will discover the magnificent beauty of the Loch Lomond National Park, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness, and Pitlochry. Learn the area's history and folklore as you admire the natural beauty.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Keep an eye out for the monster at Loch Ness! (with optional boat trip)
  • Experience the awe-inspiring mountain scenery and dark history of Glencoe
  • Be entertained by your friendly knowledgeable driver/guide
  • Relax in the comfort of our 16 seat Mercedes mini-coaches
  • See the best of Scotland in just 1 day
Full description
Depart Glasgow at 8:00 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 which 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. Of course, the loch is best known for the legendary sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie. Fort Augustus is a pretty little town in its own right, the Caledonian Canal which links the lochs of the Great Glen dominates the town and makes for a great place to relax and watch the boats sail by. You will stop here for lunch before travelling north the full length of the loch with opportunities to see the ancient stronghold of Urquhart Castle while taking a 5-Star Jacobite boat cruise on the loch. From Loch Ness you continue north through Inverness before traveling south through the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park. Your route takes you over the Drumochter Pass, 1500 feet above sea level, and past the 13th century Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Atholl. Your next stop is the Highland resort town of Pitlochry, built on Victorian tourism and nestled amongst the mountains of Highland Perthshire. Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoaches for a more personal service.
Includes
  • Transportation in air-conditioned mini coach
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Entry fees (optional)
  • Loch Ness boat trip (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW (between 23 to 32)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • It recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for the time off the bus as Scotland can be a wet place
  • 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 536 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Had such an amazing time!! It is a lot of Scotland to cover in 12 hours but well worth it. My fiancé and I got some good ideas of where to go back to and spend more time exploring. It's a great tour if you want to see more of Northern Scotland without a car. Our tour guide Cameron was fantastic and very knowledgeable.

April 21, 2022

Graham was a fantastic host and a driver. Gave us amazing information about the places as we drove past. Never felt like we covered almost 500 kms in a day. The weather was great and I highly recommend to do this on a decently sunny day even if it’s chilly.

March 6, 2022

Wonderful tour with Jenny! This tour gives the full Highlands experience all within one day, I was very impressed with the amount we saw. You don’t stop for long at each location but that is to be expected doing so much in a day. There was only 6 of us on the tour but Rabbies has a fantastic “you book, you go” policy and we had a fantastic time! As a solo traveller I wasn't sure what to expect but we all got along great and I didn’t feel like I was traveling alone. Highly recommend!

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February 16, 2022

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