Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907

  • Inveraray Castle
  • Castle Stalker
  • Glen Coe
Oban, Glen Coe, West Highland Lochs and Castles
See, Visit & Explore: Inveraray, Loch Awe, Kilchurn Castle, Oban, Castle Stalker, Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor and Loch Lomond

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1 day tour from £40

Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays
Except 25 December and 01 January

Adult Price from 40
Child Price from 38


Seasonal Price Range

Child rates apply from 5-15 years inclusive.
We regret that children under 5 are not carried on this tour.

Product code: TB 01200

Tour Summary

This spectacular tour will take you on a journey through the natural beauty of the Western Highlands: shimmering lochs, scenic mountain views, and historic castles all of which combine to create a wonderful day of discovery.

From Glasgow travel over the Rest and be Thankful mountain pass to reach Inveraray where there is time to relax in the town or visit the impressive Castle. Next drive along the banks of Loch Awe stopping to see ruined Kilchurn Castle before travelling through the Pass of Brander to visit bustling Oban. After time to explore this busy port travel through the Appin Hills to reach Glen Coe and sprawling Rannoch Moor. The final part of our journey will take us along the banks of Loch Lomond and back to Glasgow.

Tour features:

  • Visit Oban, Glen Coe and Inveraray Castle* (*admission fees apply)
  • Lunch stop: Oban
  • Depart from and return to Glasgow
  • Tour duration: 9.45 hours
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Signature Day Tour

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Leaving Glasgow behind we head west, crossing the Firth of Clyde, where there are wonderful views of Dumbarton Castle, famed for its connections with Mary, Queen of Scots and William Wallace, the real Braveheart!
Romantic Loch Lomond is next. Look out for towering Ben Lomond and "The Cobbler, one of the peaks of the "Arrochar Alps. Soon we enter the Argyll Forest Park and start our ascent of the dramatic "Rest and be thankful mountain pass.
Inveraray, a quaint small town built in the mid-18th Century. Here we can visit Inveraray Castle*(April - October only), the historic home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, which is nestled in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne. Alternatively, explore the town's white-washed Georgian houses, wide streets and the panoramic views over the loch.
We pause to admire the spectacular ruins of Kilchurn Castle, majestically situated on Loch Awe, and beautifully framed by mountains. Then its on through the narrow Pass of Brander to reach lovely Loch Etive beyond. Look out for 13th Century Dunstaffnage Castle which, it is said, was the ancient home of the Stone of Scone for Centuries associated with the Crowning of Scottish Kings.
Shortly we make the descent into the fishing town of Oban, the gateway to the Hebrides. This picturesque town sits overlooking an attractive horseshoe bay which is best viewed from MacCaig's Folly, an unfinished tower that sits overlooking the town on Oban Hill.
After time for lunch and exploring Oban, we cross the Connel Bridge to continue our journey northwards through Benderloch - as we do catch a glimpse of the Falls of Lora below. We pass Castle Stalker, the ancient seat of the Stewarts of Appin, which sits on its own little islet overlooking the Isle of Lismore.
Listen carefully as we hear the sad tale of the Glen Coe Massacre which took place in 1692. This infamous event saw some 40 members of the resident MacDonald Clan murdered by troops of the Campbell Clan. As we enter the Glen well pass Signal Rock where the order for the attack was given.
Today Glen Coe is a much more peaceful place which is known for its stunning scenery and varied wildlife which includes red deer, wildcat and golden eagle. Well make a stop here so you can capture a photo or two for yourself.
Our journey southwards takes us through the wilderness of Rannoch Moor then back to Loch Lomond where our final stop of the day will be in the picturesque village of Luss. Here we can enjoy the views over the "bonnie, bonnie banks before making our way back to Glasgow.
* Admission Fees

Inveraray Castle - £10.00 Adult £7.00 Child

This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.


Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Signature Day Tour?
 Travelling on a Signature one-day tour from Glasgow is a great way to discover more of Scotland. During your journey well introduce to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more. As with all our tours this excursion has been carefully designed to entertain and inform you.
There are stops planned at the key sights including Inveraray and Glen Coe. In addition there will be time for lunch in Oban. On this relaxing tour there may also be additional photo-stops. Your tour will be led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English. You can learn more about the features of this tour by checking the FAQs on this page.  Our signature day tours are very popular and often sell-out. We recommend booking on-line as soon as your travel plans are finalised.
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English. Youll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special. Be ready to have a laugh as well - youre bound to be told some really corny jokes!
Tell me more about Inveraray Castle?
Romantic Inveraray Castle & Gardens sits on the shores of Loch Fyne and is one of Scotlands finest stately homes. The ruggedness of the highland scenery serves as a spectacular backdrop for the sheltered tidal Loch, beside which nestles the present Castle built between 1745 and 1790.The ancestral seat of the Dukes of Argyll, Chiefs of the Clan Campbell whose family have resided in Inveraray since the early 15th century. 
Visitors enter the famous Armoury Hall containing some 1300 pieces including Brown Bess muskets, Lochaber axes and 18th century Scottish broadswords. They can also view preserved swords from the Battle of Culloden.
The fine State Dining Room and Tapestry Drawing Room contain magnificent French tapestries which were woven especially for the Castle, fabulous examples of Scottish, English and French furniture and countless other precious artworks. The castles priceless collection of china, silver and family heirlooms spans generations which are illustrated by the fascinating genealogical display in the Clan Room.
 Fans of Downton Abbey will recall that Inveraray had a starring role during a two-hour special where the Grantham family and staff travelled north to the home of their cousins, the Marquess and Marchioness of Flintshire in their mythical Scottish home, Duneagle Castle. Inveraray Castle is open to the public between April and October. 
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 29 and 33 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts. Please note that the coach does not have an on-board toilet - stops will be made where there are public toilets available.
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. 
Do you offer a hotel pick-up service?
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 Scotlands best scenery as quickly as possible.
Can I book seats on the coach?
The seating on the coach is not allocated so you are free to sit in any vacant seat. We recommend that groups arrive at the boarding point together so that you can be seated in the same part of the coach.

What's Included

  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
  • Live commentary in English.
  • Services of an experienced driver/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

Check In: 08.30hrs
Departure 08.45 hrs
from Parish Hall Coach Tour Stop
266 George Street
Glasgow, G1 1QX
Returns at 18.30 hrs

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