Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907

  • Inveraray and Loch Fyne
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • SECC
Glasgow and the Western Highlands
See, Visit & Explore: Merchant City, Glasgow Cathedral, Oban and the Western Highlands tour (including Loch Lomond, Oban, Kilchurn Castle and Inveraray), Glasgow University, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, The Riverside Museum, Science Museum and SECC

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3 day tour from £415

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
8 April to 13 October, 2017
Except 13 to 16 April inclusive


Twin/Double/Family room from £ 415 per person
Children from £ 310 per child
Single room from £ 575 per person

Accommodation information


Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 15 inclusive on the basis that they stay in a room with 2 adults.

We regret that children under the age of 3 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
£415 - £645

Once booked this package cannot be altered or cancelled.

Departure times are for guidance only.
The actual time of your train journey will be confirmed at time of booking.

Product code: ST 00312

Tour Summary

The Victorian splendour of Scotlandís Largest City is combined with the picturesque scenery of the Western Highlands to create a wonderful short break.

Contrast sophisticated Glasgow with the Castles, Lochs and Glens as you tour towards Oban.

Day 1: Speed from the heart of London to Glasgow by Express train. This afternoon explore Glasgow by hop-on, hop-off tour.

Day 2: Enjoy a full day excursion to Oban and the Western Highlands.

Day 3: Continue sightseeing in Glasgow or spend time shopping along the Style Mile. Later return to London by high-speed train.

Tour features:

  • Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Loch Lomond and Riverside Museum
  • Overnight accommodation: Glasgow (2)
  • Depart from and return to London
  • Tour duration: 3 days/2 nights
  • Freestyle Train Tour

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Day One
London to Glasgow
Join your comfortable express train for the smooth journey northwards to Glasgow. Your train will travel through the Midlands then skirt the Lake District. From Carlisle youíll cross the Border into Scotland and enjoy scenic views all the way to Glasgow. On arrival in Glasgow it is a short transfer to your hotel for the next two nights.
Glasgow is one of Europeís great tourism centres with dozens of museums and galleries, outstanding architecture and sprawling parks. There is exciting shopping to be enjoyed along the "Style MileĒ and a wide range of eateries and bars to be savoured. Glasgow truly has something for everyone.
This afternoon explore more of Glasgow on an open-top bus tour. This hop-on, hop-off tour will allow you to discover more of the "dear green placeĒ as Glasgow is affectionately known.
Overnight: Juryís Inn (or similar)
Day Two
Western Highlands Excursion
Our journey commences with a drive along the "bonnie, bonnie banksĒ of Loch Lomond, known as the Queen of all the Scottish lakes. Thereís a stop in the village of Luss, with itís pretty stone cottages and wonderful panoramic loch-side vistas.
The drive continues along the entire length of Loch Lomond then by way of Glen Lochy to romantic Kilchurn Castle, which stands guard at the head of Loch Awe. Oban is a picturesque fishing port situated on the Firth of Lorne. It is from here that the ferries set sail for the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Weíll have free time to discover this charming town for ourselves. Our next stop is Inveraray which is situated by the banks of Loch Fyne. Built by the Duke of Argyll this attractive retains much of its 18th Century charm.
During our descent of the "Rest and be ThankfulĒ mountain pass we'll see the original road, built by General Wade, winding its way up the through the glen. Soon we reach the Argyll Forest Park where icy streams cascade down through wooded glens. Shortly we will return to the gentle shores of Loch Lomond once more and then to Glasgow.
Overnight: Juryís Inn (or similar)
Day Three
Explore Glasgow
Continue your Glasgow sightseeing tour this morning. Why not take time out to visit the Riverside Museum, Glasgowís museum of transport and travel. Nearby is the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Scotlandís number one free visitor attraction. Itís collection features an eclectic mix of natural history, armour and art from many movements plus much, much more.
On a smaller scale
The Tenement House provides a fascinating insight into how life was lived during the early part of the 20th Century.
If you would like to see the city from a different perspective you can enjoy a cruise along the River Clyde. As well as modern architecture to savour there are plenty of examples of Glasgowís long tradition of engineering and shipbuilding to discover.

The train for London will depart from Glasgow Central Railway Station later this afternoon. All too soon you will have crossed the Border and speeding towards journeyís end in London.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Freestyle Train Tour?
This carefully planned semi-independent tour will stretch your holiday time to the max, without making you feeling rushed. A unique combination of travel by train, comfortable accommodation and quality sightseeing will give you extra time to explore Scotland in greater detail. 
All the documentation you need, including your rail tickets, will be emailed to you around 7 days prior to your trip. Just print these out and you are good to go.Any questions or if you need your documents earlier - just email or call us, weíre here to help.
On the tour youíll travel independently by train to and from London. Weíll make sure you have a reserved seat and weíll send you a comprehensive itinerary so you know whatís happening at any time during your tour.
This personalised document contains step-by-step directions to your hotel in Glasgow as well as the sightseeing tour departure points, which are all close by. Your tour to Oban and the Western Highlands will be fully guided by an experienced driver/guide. The city tour of Glasgow is by open-top double deck bus and is hop-on, hop-off with 28 conveniently located stops. 
What are the train times?
Subject to availability we will make a reservation for you on a train departing London (Euston) Station at 07:30 hr (arrival time in Glasgow: 12:01 hrs). The return journey will depart Glasgow (Central) at 16:40 hrs (arrival time in London (Euston): 21:25 hrs). 
Will someone meet me in Glasgow?
This is a semi-independent tour so you will not be met on arrival in Glasgow. A comprehensive and customised itinerary is included as part of your documentation together with an Official Guide to Glasgow. Assistance is also available by telephone 7-days a week. 
How will I find my hotel?
This Freestyle Train Tour has been very carefully planned. Your hotel has been selected not just for its comfort but also for its location close to the railway station as well as your sightseeing requirements. Concise directions on how to reach your hotel will be given in your customised tour itinerary.
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect from your hotel accommodation
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate beds Double room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed  Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person).
Please note that a family room can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed. All our accommodation features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are located in your bedroom for your exclusive use. 
How and when will I get my train tickets?
All your documentation will be emailed to you approximately 7 days prior to your tour commencing. It is important that you print these documents and bring them with you on the tour as you will need to exchange the vouchers to access the various services that make up this package.
Can I cancel or alter this tour?
We are sorry but once booked it is not possible to cancel or change this tour without incurring 100% cancellation charges. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance coverage in place.
What happens if I miss my train?
The tickets that are issued as part of this package are only valid on the train service shown on the ticket and in your itinerary. If you miss the train you will need to purchase new tickets at your own expense. We recommend arriving at London and Glasgow Stations at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of your train so that you have time to locate the departure platform.

What's Included

  • 2 nights accommodation in a room with private bath/shower
  • Return standard class train tickets from London to Glasgow
  • City tour of Glasgow by open-top bus
  • Full day excursion to Oban and the Western Highlands
  • Customised tour itinerary & Official Glasgow Guide
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your tour host

Departure information

The train departure time will be shown on your train tickets and documentation.
from Euston Railway Station, Euston Rd, London NW1 2RT
Returns: 21:25 hrs.

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