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Full-Day Oban Castles and Glencoe Guided Tour from Glasgow

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On our one day tour to Oban from Glasgow you’ll experience a little of everything that Scotland’s spectacular natural beauty has to offer.

This is the rugged Western Highlands where majestic mountains tumble down to glorious lochs. Castles and glens hide tragic tales of centuries ago, and bustling ports serve up tasty food and award-winning attractions.

Your friendly driver-guide will bring Scottish legends to life as we share our country, from the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond to haunting Glencoe.

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Pass By: Loch Lomond, Stirling Scotland

You'll see Loch Lomond through your panoramic window as we meander its western shores. If you look to the right you’ll see Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro (a mountain above 3000 feet) and your first of the tour.

Stop At: Rest and be Thankful, A83, Arrochar, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 7AD Scotland

We pause for photos at the ‘Rest and Be Thankful’, an iconic Scottish viewpoint so named thanks to the words carved in stone by weary soldiers who built the original military road in 1753.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Inveraray, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Inveraray is one of Scotland’s most photographed towns. Established in 1745 by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, chief of the powerful Clan Campbell. Inveraray is a classic example of an 18th century planned town with its distinctive white-washed Georgian architecture.

Passengers can explore the town and it's shops or visit one of the attractions listed below.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Inveraray Castle, Inveraray PA32 8XE Scotland

Passengers have the option to explore Inveraray Castle where the Duke of Argyll and his family live today (tickets can be purchased on the day). Breath in the clear Highland air on a stroll around the parkland, woodland and gardens, which are resplendent with rainbows of the azaleas and rhododendrons that flourish in Argyll in summertime.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Inveraray Jail, Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX Scotland

Instead of visiting the castle passengers can also choose to visit one of Scotland’s top visitor attractions, the 19th century Inveraray Jail, a living museum where you can experience what it was like to be incarcerated behind its bars (tickets can be purchased on the day).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kilchurn Castle, Lochawe, Dalmally PA33 1AF Scotland

We stop for photographs of imposing Kilchurn Castle, standing proud at the head of Loch Awe.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Oban, Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Originally a small fishing village, Oban is now the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ and renowned as the ‘seafood capital’ of Scotland. Today the port is the main ferry departure point for the Isle of Mull and the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Seafood lovers travel from miles around to savour its fresh, daily catches in the town’s restaurants and you can savour this too, or opt for classic Scots dishes or more international flavours.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Castle Stalker, A828 Between Ballachulish and Connel, Appin Scotland

Castle Stalker is one of Scotland’s most photographed strongholds.It perches on its own tidal islet in Loch Laich. Your driver-guide will point you to the viewpoint to capture photos.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Glencoe, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Glencoe’s dark mountains will tumble in on you as you’re delivered into a glen of awesome natural beauty. It’s easy to reimagine one of Scotland’s most shameful times, the 1692 Glencoe massacre, when Campbell-led Government soldiers slaughtered the clan MacDonald by night. We will stop here to take in the views and have time to capture some photographs.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Arrochar, UK

We stop at the Drovers Inn, a traditional Scottish pub that’s welcomed weary travellers, including infamous outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor, for over 300 years. Step back in time to enjoy early evening Highland hospitality by the log fire, and hear tales of the inn’s ghosts and ghouls before we return to Glasgow.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We cannot accommodate children under the age of 5
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Services of your Driver-Guide

  • Meals and Refreshments
  • Entrance to Inveraray Castle, can be paid on the day: Adult £12.50, Concession £11.00, Child £8.00
  • Inveraray Jail Ticket can be paid on the day: Adult £11.50, Senior £9.00, Student £8.50, Child £6.25
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Jail

Departure Point
Buchanan Bus Station (Stance 23), Glasgow G1 2BG, UK

Departure Time
9:00 AM

10 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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