Head to Oban a thriving fishing port, known as the Gateway to the Isles. En route you travel through the heart of Argyll, passing Highland lochs and mountains, stopping to explore loch-side towns and historic castles. Hear about the ancient myths and legends that explain the culture, landscape and people you will discover during your full-day private tour.
- Visit the pretty village of Luss on Loch Lomond
- Discover Loch Awe and the ruins of Kilchurn Castle
- Take a closer look at the quirky St Conan’s Kirk
- Gaze across Oban Bay from the viewpoint at McCaig’s Folly
- Spend time exploring the lochside town of Inverary
Following the River Clyde, your tour quickly takes you away from the bustle of Glasgow towards the more peaceful surroundings of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Your first stop is at the loch-side village of Luss, where you can stretch your legs and look out across Loch Lomond, the largest loch in Scotland.
Heading deep into the Scottish Highlands you follow in the foosteps of Robert the Bruce, who faced heroic struggles in these glens as he fought for Scottish independence. You drive through the narrow Pass of Brander where the future king cleverly won a battle against the local clan MacDougall.
The colourful fishing port of Oban is a far gentler place renowned for its excellent fresh seafood. There are plenty of options for lunch during your stop here and an opportunity to stroll up to McCaig’s Tower a Victorian folly above the town or pick up a bottle of the local malt whisky from the Oban Distillery.
Your journey to the white-washed town of Inveraray takes us past some hidden highlights of the West Highlands. St Conan’s Kirk is a beautiful, and somewhat eccentric church, sat above the waters of Loch Awe. Whilst the romantic ruins of Kilchurn Castle sit on an island jutting out into the loch. From the other side of the loch, you have the perfect photo spot with the castle framed by mountains beyond.
Arriving in Inveraray you can choose to visit the castle, home to the Duke of Argyll or step inside Inveraray Jail, now a popular tourist attraction in the village. Or you could explore the shops (try buying a Scottish decoration in the Christmas Shop) and wander along the quayside enjoying the view of Loch Fyne.
On your return to Glasgow, you skirt numerous sea lochs as you head to the historic ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ pass and stop at a viewpoint where soldiers once paused. From here, it’s a pleasant drive through the Scottish countryside before arriving back in central Glasgow in the early evening.
All transportation, fuel and parking in either a large saloon or a 9-seater MPV
Complimentary fruit, snacks and water
Services of a fully qualified expert guide
Entry to St Conan’s Kirk
What’s NOT included
Lunch and refreshments
Entry to any local attractions not listed under what’s included