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Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

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Glasgow City, United Kingdom

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Enjoy the wonders of northwest Scotland on a full-day trip through the West Highlands and Oban from Glasgow. With a friendly guide, see some of the world’s most stunning scenery from the rolling hills of coastal Oban to the moors and forests of Trossachs National Park. See landmarks like Kilchurn Castle, visit the villages of Luss and Inveraray, and hear tales of famous Scots such as Robert the Bruce.
  • Travel from Scotland's East to West in one day
  • See the rugged natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands
  • Hear historical tales of Clan rivalry from your expert guide
  • Visit quaint Highland towns, castles and lochs on your small group tour
  • Explore Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland and walk up McCaig's Tower
Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Children under 3 years not accepted

Departure Point

266 George St, Glasgow G1 1QX, UK

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your full-day day tour of Scotland’s majestic Highlands and Oban begins in Glasgow, where you’ll meet your guide in the morning. Board the comfortable coach and set off through the Lowlands towards your first stop in the village of Luss on Loch Lomond. Stretch your legs and takes in the sights before continuing west into Trossachs National Park, winding through forest-covered terrain and mountain peaks.

Cruise along the shoreline of the tranquil Loch Awe to the romantic ruins of Kilchurn Castle. As you travel, learn about battles that occurred in this region and rulers like King Robert the Bruce and Clan Campbell, who possessed the Argyll lands for centuries. 

You’ll soon arrive in the colorful coastal town of Oban, where seafood abounds and you can indulge in a lunch of prawn sandwiches, fresh oysters or crab (own expense). Take some time to eat and explore the Victorian town. Visit McCaig's Tower, a granite tower in Roman style that offers stunning views of the bay. Don't hesitate to climb to the top to see all the way to the Isle of Mull!

From here, make your way back to Glasgow, stopping at the white-washed village of Inveraray. Explore the town’s shops, purchase some local sweets and admire sweeping views of Loch Fyne before heading on. Your tour ends back at the original departure point in Glasgow.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Loch Lomond
Drive along the banks of the loch. We will stop in Luss to walk down to the water's edge for those all important photographs
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Kilchurn Castle
These atmospheric ruins were once a strong hold for the Clan Campbell.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
McCaig's Tower
The tower ism in fact, a folly. Built in 1897 by the wealthy, philanthropic banker John Stuart McCaig. There are fantastic views of Oban from here for those brave enough to climb the hill,
Stop At:  
Oban
Lunch will be in Oban and time to try some wonderful seafood or perhaps a quick visit to the small distillery.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Inveraray Castle
Whist we are in the town of Inveraray you may wish to visit the castle. Home to the Dukes of Argyll, the castle is the seat of the Clan Campbell.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Highland Experience Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow.

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  • "Pick up was late due to the many street closing from the European Championship games." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Great Tour, tour guide not good.
, Aug 2018
The Driver was just there, not interesting didn't get a lot from this tour, others said the same thing. It was a lot of riding in the coach to be so bored. He went back to Lock Lohman because he thought it was too busy to go there first. It was closing as we got there, never got a chance to see anything much. The driver seemed like he didn't like his job.
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Glasgow second pick-up point of the tour
, Aug 2018
Pick up was late due to the many street closing from the European Championship games. Bus was already filled with travelers from Edinburgh. Only available seats were single ones in different parts of the bus. Good tour circuit with interesting stops.
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Great day trip before our 10 day...
Laura C
, Oct 2017
Great day trip before our 10 day tour of the British Isles started. Our guide was most passionate about his home and shared some great history and insight into the culture and political climate of Scotland.
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Loved this trip and seeing a port...
Laura P
, Sep 2017
Loved this trip and seeing a port village in this beautiful country! Our guide was friendly and knowledable
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Fergus, our driver and tour guide...
Nebojsa V
, Sep 2017
Fergus, our driver and tour guide, was great source of information about Scottish history and culture. We really enjoyed the sights along the trip and Oban was great quaint, little town with excellent seafood options. Do not miss the distillery in there and we wish we had couple of hours more to explore ferryboat rides that were available. Highly recommended!
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The guide John was very good, the...
Klara K
, Sep 2017
The guide John was very good, the programme was good too, I'm only missing a little more time in Oban, because there wasn't time enough to go to the tower and enjoy the beautiful view we went for. If we knew that we could go in the tower and then take a meal in box, we would have chosen that possibility.
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This tour was nice and we saw some...
Caitlin M
, Aug 2017
This tour was nice and we saw some beautiful places. But I think it crams too much into it, you don't get any real time anywhere. But if you really don't mind jamming things in then this is a good one.
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This day trip was amazing value, our...
Elizabeth N
, Aug 2017
This day trip was amazing value, our driver John was so knowledgeable about the History, Flora and Fauna. I so enjoyed his genuine love and enthusiasm for the History and landscape of Scotland.
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This is a great trip to get a full...
Savvy Sightseer
, Aug 2017
This is a great trip to get a full and varied look at Scotlands beautiful lakes, highlands, castles and coast. In between stops, John, the Highland Experience mini-bus driver, kept the group entertained with a nice mix of humor, history and trivia. Inveraray Castle is an option well worth taking seniors ask for the concession price!. The 13th Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, and his family still live in the castle, but a wing is open to the public. Rooms are beautifully decorated and a testament to lavish living as well as pride of heritage. Theres some lovely tucked away sights along the route most travelers would likely miss on their own: Falls of Falloch, Castle Kilchurn and St. Conans Kirk are such standouts. Oban on the west coast is a nice little town and good for wandering through shops or getting something to eat. The weather was not suitable for a walk up to McCaig's Tower, but on a sunny day it would have been nice to take in the views of Isle of Mull and the harbor from there. Viator has again partnered with an excellent local tour group to provide a wonderful day I highly recommend both.
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Was ok, spent most of the time...
michael h
, Jul 2017
Was ok, spent most of the time riding in bus and short time at destinations, we did have traffic problems. Was decent though.
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