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Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles from Glasgow

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Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles from Glasgow
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Marvel at the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands on this Oban, Glen Coe and West Highland castles day trip from Glasgow. Visit the 18th-century town of Inveraray with a guide and learn of Scotland’s ancient history. Enjoy fine views over Loch Fyne on your journey to Kilchurn Castle and Loch Awe, then visit Oban — gateway to the Western Isles. Admire 15th-century Castle Stalker on route through Glen Coe, and travel across Rannoch Moor to Loch Lomond. Stroll along the shoreline for panoramic lake views, then return to Glasgow.
  • Visit Oban, Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, and the West Highlands in just one day
  • Visit the 18th-century town of Inveraray and gain insight into Scotland's fascinating history
  • Admire fine views over Glen Coe, Kilchurn Castle, Loch Fyne and Loch Awe
  • 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.

8:45 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • 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.
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  • 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 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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  • "Make sure you pay the £10 to visit the castle the history is amazing." See review


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The best!
, Jun 2022
If you want a full experience of Scotland in one day this is your trip! Lots of short stops along with exploration stops so you don’t miss a thing. Loved it!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! We think our tours are a great way to get some of the best of Scotland in just one day - I'm glad you agree! Hopefully we will see you on another tour some day soon. All the best, David
Wonderful views. Guide not so much
, Jun 2022
The tour was a bit rushed in that the stops were not long enough. The views were amazing though. Unfortunately our guide was not very good. He may have been a substitute. A better guide would have made the tour more memorable.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm happy to hear that you were able to appreciate the stunning views on the Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles tour, but I'm disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy the driver-guide you had. If you could get in touch with us to let us know a bit more that would be great. All the best, David
, May 2022
Forest our driver was by far the best we’ve had so far. Super knowledgeable and a funny man! The views were breathtaking.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, Matt. Thank you for your review! I'm happy to hear you had a great time on tour seeing Oban, Glencoe and the West Highland Castles. The views on that one are great, and always made better when you have a brilliant driver-guide. Hopefully we will see you on another tour soon! Best wishes, David
Enjoy sitting in the van all day.
, May 2022
The original tour I booked got cancelled but it was replaced with fewer locations to see. Like Lochness, glencoe and the highlands. It would have been great if the driver stops and let us enjoy the sites for a longer time but he seldom stop and if he stops, we have five or ten minutes😏. At the stop where we get food, we couldn’t eat well because we have twenty minutes only. We spent ten minutes before we get our food.😌. Overall, we sit in the van long hours and just sight see.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Bryan, Thank you for sharing your feedback on the tour. I'm sorry to hear that your original tour got cancelled and you didn't enjoy your time on tour with us. Our Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour does have a lot of time on the coach, this is because it covers a lot of Scotland in one day. Loch Ness is about 200 miles from Glasgow, driving there and back takes a long time leaving little time for photo stops, however we still include photo stops in the tour because we believe Scotland is beautiful.
Excellent tour
, May 2022
We had a great day despite raining throughout . Our driver cum guide Andrew was very entertaining. The views were breathtaking. Went to a pub that was more than 300 years old. Superb trip !
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm sorry to hear that you weren't so lucky with the Scottish weather - you can never know what to expect with it, we can get all 4 seasons in one day. I'm glad that you were still able to have a brilliant day with Andrew as your driver-guide and that you saw some beautiful scenery. Hopefully we will see you on another tour in the future - with better weather! Best wishes, David
A taste of the highlands in a short time
, May 2022
Oban and Glencoe were clearly the highlights as well as our guide Robert with his marvelous Glaswegian accent!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there, Eliane. Thank you for your review! Our tours are a great way to get a wee taste of the Highlands if you only have a day or two to spare, I'm glad you really enjoyed your tour with Robert, and I hope that you managed to understand the Glasgwegian accent! Hopefully we will see you on another tour soon. Best wishes, David
My first solo trip
, Apr 2022
The trip was awesome specially James the guid was so funny. I liked every places.especially glencoe very very beautiful the mountains and the ways.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! Glencoe is stunning, I'm really glad you enjoyed your time there with James as a driver-guide! Hopefully we will see you on another tour some day. Best wishes, David
Wonderful Trip
, Apr 2022
The trip from start to finish was excellent. Stunning scenery. All the castles were memorable. Neil, our guide was very informative and interesting and committed to providing a day out for us to remember. Would have liked to stop for more photo opportunities e.g. driving along Loch Lomond and St Conan's Church. Will definitely book another tour in May. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi there, Yvonne. Thank you for your review! The Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles tour is full of beautiful scenery, I'm so glad you enjoyed it with Neil. We will take on your feedback about more photo opportunities along the way and we look forward to seeing you on your next tour in May! Best wishes, David
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Great tour
, Mar 2022
The tour was excellent, with Andrew as our informative and helpful guide. Easy-to-follow travel guide descriptions and good timing during the trip.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi there, Yahya. Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that Andrew was an excellent driver-guide on your Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles tour and provided you with great descriptions and timing throughout the trip. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Best wishes, David
Incredible value!
, Nov 2021
Easy booking and pickup process. Fun relaxed day. Driver was the perfect host and very knowledgeable. Scenery and locations were simply stunning.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks very much for your review, Jon - it means a lot to us. We're glad you found the booking process easy and that you enjoyed your tour. We don't get feedback about the booking process so that is very helpful. Thanks very much!
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Well worth it!
, Aug 2021
Had a fantastic trip. Our driver Stuart went above and beyond to make our trip exciting, from interesting facts to fun anecdotes whilst keeping us entertained with fitting music! Although the weather wasn’t great we saw some beautiful sights! We travelled with a young child who really enjoyed the trip!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your review, Kathryn!
, Aug 2021
Tour guide stuart was amazing. Kept the tour interesting. Knowledge of the Scottish history was extensive.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your review, Jon!
Really great trip for this price!
, Dec 2020
Well the trip was great and our driver was realy a great person. It was real fun :D We even had an oportunity to feed wild deers in Glencoe park!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thanks for the review, Jerzy! All the best, Amy
Worthwhile experience
, Aug 2020
Charlie was our tour guide and he made the day very special with his excellent knowledge of the area and it’s history. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable tour and I recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks for your review, Chrissy_N! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your tour with Charlie; it sounds like you had a lovely day. We hope to see you on a tour in the future! Amy
Nice experience
, Oct 2019
Overall it was a nice experience. We had the chance to see the beautiful landscapes of Scotland and learn a few things about it's history.
Best way to see the west highlands
Denise G
, Sep 2019
Stuart the guide was informative and was able to keep us entertained with facts for the full day as well as drive! Amazing. He clearly loves his job and is very passionate about scotland. Best value for money for a trip there was so much on the tour you def got your moneys worth. Make sure you pay the £10 to visit the castle the history is amazing. Am already looking at another viator tour. Cannot wait. Thank you so much
Family Fun and Adventure
, Jul 2019
My family and I went on this day trip July 2, 2019 and really enjoyed it. It was a long day, but our guide Jamie was so knowledgeable and entertaining that it went by so quickly. We loved seeing Inveraray Caste, Oban as well as Glencoe and the Highlands which are truly magnificent. One of the best parts was when my son was able to feed one of the deer Jamie called over. Such an amazing experience to see so much of Scotland's beauty in one day.
First-time Timberbush daytrippers
Janet M
, Jun 2019
Wonderful day! Easy to find the pick-up location. Our guide Robert, from the beginning, provided history and many points of interest as we left Glasgow followed by jokes and well planned musical ties to his stories to keep everyone interested and entertained. Prior to booking, we would have preferred to know that significant time for lunch in Oban was planned and that there were many options to choose from while there. That being said, great day. More music and stories for the return leg. Even the weather co-operated for the most part. We won't hesitate to book with Timberbush again. Thanks again Robert!
Overall good trip
Shruti H
, May 2019
Good . The guide was very good.. the information provided by him was good.. enjoyed the beauty of nature. The guide was friendly
Terrific guide Jamie
, Oct 2018
This was a really long day but Jamie made it so interesting and moved along well. We covered a lot of miles and not a lot of wasted time. Jamie was excellent!! You are very lucky to have such a warm, friendly, knowledgeable person on your crew!!! Thank you so much

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