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Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

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Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow
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icon12 hours 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the Highlands on this day trip from Glasgow. Visit Loch Lomond with a guide and enjoy spectacular views over the Scottish Highlands. Travel into Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe — widely considered to be Scotland’s most beautiful glen. Pass beneath Ben Nevis on route through the Great Glen. Take in Fort Augustus and Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness, and enjoy an optional cruise or castle visit. Journey onward to Inverness — the Highlands’ iconic capital — then return via the Grampian Mountains to Glasgow.
  • Discover Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the Scottish Highlands in just one day
  • Explore Rannoch Moor, Fort William, Fort Augustus, and Inverness
  • Upgrade your experience with an optional lake cruise or castle visit
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Glasgow
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19 Killermont St , 19 Killermont St, Glasgow G2 3NX, UK

This is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years old.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • The cruise currently needs to be pre-booked, details will be provided on the ticket.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • Digital translations in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian & Mandarin available on request.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your tour's departure time.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Timberbush Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the 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 Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "If you like the beautiful scenic view of the highlands, you have to sign up for this day trip!" See review
  • "No doubt Loch Ness and the castle is beautiful and worth a visit if you are in Glasgow!" See review
  • "It was worth the money to see the castle ruins and cruise on Loch Ness." See review

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star-5
Great day trip
Colleen_H
, May 2022
The tour guide was very informative and friendly. We had time to take pictures. It was worth the money and a full days journey. I would definitely recommend this trip.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm happy to hear your guide was informative and friendly, we would love to see the pictures you took as well! Hopefully we will see you on another tour some day to show you ever more of Scotland! Best wishes, David
star-4
Nice tour, cool guide
Beatriz_J
, May 2022
Callum, the guide, was great, giving all the interesting information but in a fun way. The tour is very nice, it gives you a quick view of some of the highlands. It's only a shame that it doesn't have more quick stops in some incredible sightseeing or spots, but I reccommend it to travellers that doesn't have much time and want to know the area fast.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! It's great to hear that Callum was a fab driver-guide on your Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour and was full of information. As it is already a long day, it's hard to add in more stops, as much as we would like to! Hopefully we will see you on another tour soon! Best wishes, David
star-3
Scenic tour but try a different tour company/guide
Adeeb_H
, May 2022
Tour covered all the scenic spots but only from the bus for the most part. Very little time off the bus as the tour guide was very focused on getting back to town. In addition, he did not provide any context about most of the spots in detail and the most striking part was that he did not go into the history of Glencoe at all which was one of the highlights of the tour. I've done a similar tour with a different company and their guide was more informative and helpful.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! On our Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour, there are a lot of miles to cover in one day, this means that a large portion of the day is spent on the bus but I hope there were enough breaks to keep it comfortable! We need to be careful about timings on that tour as well to ensure we arrive at Loch Ness in time for the optional extras. I'm sorry to hear that you found the driver-guide did not go into any of the history of Glencoe, as that's definitely not what we expect from. Thank you for your feedback and I hope you were still able to appreciate the beautiful scenery on the tour. Best wishes, David
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
The trip went by smoothly...
Natalie_A
, May 2022
The trip went by smoothly callum was a very nice guide who kept us entertained throughout.... And toured us through a pretty sights
star-4
Long but a good taste
Marc_B
, May 2022
A very long day on the bus but a nice taster of what Scotland has to offer. Just a shame the stops weren’t a bit longer and a few more of them but I understand this is due to the amount of mileage on this route!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, Marc. Thank you for your review! It can be a long day, but as you said, it's to cover all the miles. We do try and offer plenty of comfort breaks, we will take on your feedback about maybe making some of them a bit longer or adding a few more, we just have to be careful of making the tours too long. They definitely are a great taster of what Scotland has to offer though, and I hope you were still able to enjoy the beautiful scenery! Best wishes, David
star-5
Great value for money
AnindaNishat_M
, May 2022
I really liked the day trip to Loch Ness, Glen Coe and Urquhart Castle. Our tour guide, Robert, was very friendly. I would suggest to add 1-2 additional stops (10-15minutes each) in the highlands especially the viewpoints.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm glad you really enjoyed our Loch Ness, Glencoe and Urquhart Castle tour with Robert as your driver-guide. We will definitely take on you feedback about having a few extra stops, as we like to make sure everyone is as comfortable as possible on tour, especially the longer ones. Hopefully we will see you on another tour in the future to show you even more of Scotland! Best wishes, David
star-4
Great way to see the highlands in a day
Trevor_H
, May 2022
This was a fantastic way to see a lot of the highlands in one day. The landscape was gorgeous. I really enjoyed the stop in Fort Augustus - right at the bottom of Loch Ness. We were able to walk around a bit and grab lunch at pub. Also the boat tour was great, though I may recommend choosing the castle visit as you get to ride back on the same boat that you ride on for the boat tour. This way you can maximize your time. Sadly the clouds didn’t allow us to see Ben Nevis, but that’s definitely not the tour’s fault. Hopefully you’ll get to see it! Now the reason I only gave 4 stars is that the 12 hour tour is just not enough to truly experience the highlands. We felt rushed throughout and the last leg of the tour after Inverness was mostly driving and a quick stop in a town where almost everything but a small cafe and ice cream shop was closed. I definitely understand the last leg of the tour is designed mostly to get home within the 12 hours, but frankly I’d pay a little more for a longer journey so we weren’t so rushed. That said, I found the tour very informative and a great way to see as much of the highlands in one day as possible.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour and that you felt it was a great way to see as much of the Highlands as possible in one day. I'm also glad you enjoyed all the stops and optional extras, although it's not as good that you weren't as lucky with the weather and weren't able to see Ben Nevis. We of course, would love to show as much of the Highlands as possible, but with regulations and keeping everyone comfortable, a longer one day tour just wouldn't be possible. Hopefully we will be able to show you even more of Scotland on another tour some day! Best wishes, David
star-5
Wonderful day trip
Marc_G
, May 2022
Very relaxing day through the highlands with our guide Callum. Callum was funny and informative without trying to be the star of the show.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm happy to hear that you had a relaxing time on the Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour with Callum who was funny and informative. Hopefully we will see you on another tour some day! Best wishes, David
star-5
Brilliant day trip in beautiful Highlands
PaulaAnne_C
, May 2022
Amazing trip, well organised and great way to see the beautiful highlands in a short space of time. Our guide Robert really made the day, he was very knowledgeable and informative, with lots of stories and funny anecdotes along the way which really added to the experience. Would have no hesitation in highly recommending this trip.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, Paula. Thank you for your review! Our trips are a great way to see some of the best of Scotland if you only have a small amount of time available. I'm happy to hear that Robert was a great driver-guide and was full of stories and anecdotes. Hopefully we will see you again on another tour some day! Best wishes, David
star-5
Our driver was wonderful...
Sarah_W
, May 2022
Our driver was wonderful and made sure we could stop and get all the pictures we wanted. He had great stories and facts the whole drive! The views and lochs you see on this tour are amazing. Also highly recommend the boat tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, Sarah. Thank you for your review! The Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour is full of stunning scenery, I'm happy to hear that you had a wonderful driver-guide who let you stop and get plenty of pictures, be sure to share them with us on social media! Hopefully we will see you on another tour soon! Best wishes, David
star-5
Tour
Lizzie_K
, May 2022
Really enjoyed our tour guide Andy. Beautiful scenic views. I loved seeing the highland cows and driving past the lock ness
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, Lizzie. Thank you for your review! It's always great when you get to see highland cows on your tour! I'm glad to hear you had a great time on the Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands trip with Andy as your driver-guide. Hopefully we will see you on another tour soon! Best wishes, David
star-5
Funny tour guide and...
Brooke_N
, Apr 2022
Funny tour guide and great stops. The way back we saw different things. Amazing time and we extended to the castle and boat tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! The Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands tour is such a great way to see some of the best Scottish scenery in one day. I'm glad you had a great time on it with with a funny driver-guide. The castle and cruise is always a great add-on so I'm glad you enjoyed it! Hopefully we will see you on another tour some day! Best wishes, David
star-5
A fun and learning experience !!!!
James_G
, Apr 2022
Andy our tour guide was Friendly ,Very Knowledgeable , and very helpful . Thanks again !! Great day !!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi there, James. Thank you for your review! I'm glad you had a great day on the Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour. It's great to hear that he was friendly, knowledgeable and super helpful! Hopefully we will see you again some day. Best wishes, David
star-3
Loch Ness
Bradley_L
, Apr 2022
Ok. Not much time to take photos. Missed stops due to late passengers. Guide was good. Glencoe was the best
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear that you found your guide good and that you loved seeing Glencoe, I hope you got some great photos! I'm sorry to hear that due to late passengers you missed some stops, with larger tours, there is more of a risk of some people being late, we try to not wait too long in order to keep the tour running on time, so I'm sorry that on this occasion some wee stops may have been missed. Hopefully we will see you again soon some day! Best wishes, David
star-3
Need more stops to make it more memorable
sreekant_t
, Apr 2022
Trip needs more stops. We could not reach Loch Ness due to unforseen circumstances. Hence, ended up spending more time on bus with a 1 hour stop at some country side with nothing remarkable to see. The driver/guide was very helpful and friendly
star-1
Waste of time and money....
Divakarakutty_S
, Apr 2022
Waste of time and money. They didn’t even visited to Loch Ness which is mentioned in the plan and they deducted almost 80% of our money and not refunded
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review. Unfortunately, on your date of travel, there was a fatal accident on the road that stopped us from being able to visit Loch Ness. Whilst this wasn't possible, as I understand, your driver-guide made an effort to take you to some different destinations so that you still got a tour - I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy this. Best wishes, David
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great way to see a lot in one day
Amber_F
, Apr 2022
It was great to be able to see so much in one day. Beautiful scenery. James was a great guide and safe driver. Only thing I’d change is a more comfortable bus for such a long trip.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi there, Amber. Thank you for your review! Our tours are definitely a great way to see a lot of Scotland in one day, I'm so glad you enjoyed. Thank you for the feedback about the buses, as the comfort of our guests is super important to us we will take that on board! Hopefully we see you again soon! Best wishes, David
star-5
Amazing Impressions
Ingrid_D
, Apr 2022
Overall, the trip was very interesting, not a minute was boring. The scenery is stunning and our guide, James, kept telling interesting things about historical events. He was funny too. Everything was on time and there were plenty of breaks to take pictures, use the restroom, or have a snack. The bus was very well suited for the number of people (12), we had a wonderful all-round view. And we had wonderful weather!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi there, Ingrid. Thank you for your review! The Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour is a great trip, so I'm glad you enjoyed it and that there was plenty of breaks to keep everyone comfortable and that James kept you entertained with plenty of stories! Luckily, you got wonderful weather as well! Hopefully we will see you again some day. Best wishes, David
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We were blessed with good...
Ugo_A
, Apr 2022
We were blessed with good weather for the best part of the tour. James was very knowledgeable and witty and this made the day more enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! The Scottish weather is famously unpredictable, I'm glad that you got lucky with some good weather for your tour with James! Hopefully we will see you again one day and you'll get great weather again. Best wishes, David
star-5
Wonderful day!
Kyla_M
, Nov 2021
I had a great time! The smaller size of the tour bus made it possible to interact with our tour guide, and it felt more like a pal telling stories on a drive than a big presentation. Our guide was funny as well, and he played music to set the Highlands tone. The route is really beautiful, and the stops are well planned out to break up the sitting and see the sights. I went end of November, so we lost the sun shortly after Inverness, but the beauty of the trip was not lost, as the weather provided beautiful views up of the scenery until evening.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello, Kyla_M: We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with us. Hopefully next time the sun will stay out longer for you!

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