Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands - 1 day tour
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Tour
One day tour
The lure of the Highlands is impossible to resist. On this wonderful adventure, you'll see Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe and Highland Perthshire. Discover the natural beauty of the Cairngorms National Park and have the opportunity of taking a monster-spotting cruise on Loch Ness. It all adds up to a great Scottish experience!
Loch Lomond - enjoy time to see the “bonnie, bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond
Glen Coe - take a fantastic selfie when we stop in the heart of this magnificent glen
Loch Ness - take a relaxed stroll along the banks or take a short monster-spotting cruise
Cairngorms National Park - explore a majestic landscape of mountains and lochs
Pitlochry - spend time in this popular Victorian tourist resort
Movie locations - Rob Roy, Being Human and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Full Tour Itinerary
From Glasgow, we travel to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, where we will drive the entire length of Loch Lomond. There will be a stop along the way so you can enjoy the panoramic views of the “bonnie, bonnie banks”.
After crossing the bleak wilderness of Rannoch Moor, we will descend into Glen Coe, where the mountain grandeur that surrounds us offers exciting scenery and history. Glen Coe is most famously known for the massacre of the resident MacDonald Clan by Campbell troops in 1692. The story that led to this infamous act will captivate you.
After time for photographs, our coach continues along the banks of Loch Linnhe to Fort William.
After a break for lunch, we’ll stop to admire Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain then travel through the remarkable scenery of The Great Glen.
Dark, deep and mysterious Loch Ness is bound to impress. It extends for 24 miles (38 km) and is up to 700 feet (212 m) deep. It’s most famous for its elusive resident - Nessie.
On this tour, you’ll have the option of enjoying a short sail on the loch, where you can mount your own Monster spotting adventure. Alternatively, you can relax in the attractive village of Fort Augustus, watching the pleasure boats navigate the locks of the Caledonian Canal.
After our extended stop at Loch Ness, we enter the scenic beauty of the Cairngorms National Park and make our way through Glen Spean.
After travelling through the Grampian Mountains, we’ll make a stop in the pleasant Victorian resort of Pitlochry.
The final part of our journey will take us to Perth, then past the golf resort of Gleneagles and, later, Stirling with its majestic castle. From here, it is a short drive back to Glasgow.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Signature Day Tour?
Travelling on a Signature one-day tour is a great way to discover the best of Scotland from your city centre base of Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness.
During your day of discovery we’ll introduce you to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more.
Luxury travel is provided by air-conditioned mini or midi coaches and each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English.
There are stops planned at the key sights as well as for meals and comfort breaks.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 33 passengers, however at times of peak demand larger coaches may be used.
Do you offer a hotel pick-up service on this tour?
We know that you will want to start your tour straight away rather than spending valuable time travelling around hotels.
By offering a single centrally located departure point we can get you to Scotland’s best scenery as quickly as possible .
Tell me more about the optional Loch Ness Cruise?
Mount your very own Nessie adventure by taking a one hour cruise to explore the deep, dark and mysterious waters of Loch Ness.
The cruise boat is equipped with on-board sonar, comfortable seating inside and out as well as toilets.
Refreshments are available for purchase or you can bring packed food.
You can purchase a ticket from your driver/guide on the day of the tour and payment is in cash only.
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat.
If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop.
Vegetarian food is widely available.
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
- Live commentary in English.
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
From outside The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, opposite Buchanan Street Bus Station
19 Killermont Street
Glasgow G2 3NX
Check-in: 07:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 19:45 hrs
Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 4 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 4 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 48 hours notice before travel. Click here for more information.
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.
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Customer Reviews Overall Rating:
Rating:(5 /5) 30 Oct 2023
The tour was amazing and the guide was awesome. I was a bit skeptical booking a tour because of some bad experience, but I would recommend this tour 100%. The bus was spacious and very comfortable seatsDIANA from Silver Spring, US
Rating:(5 /5) 17 Oct 2023
Coach driver “Wee Davie” provided excellent commentary throughout the journey. His knowledge of historical events enhanced the journey through the incredible countryside.JEAN from Giffnock Glasgow, GB
Rating:(5 /5) 30 Aug 2023
Stewart, the tour guide, was absolutely great. The best. Funny, knowledgeable, professional, talked maybe 10 hours out of 13. And no expectations of having anybody necessarily listening. Just great. The places were beautiful. The organization impeccable.Massimo from Richmond, US