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This tour gives you the opportunity to see some of Scotland’s most stunning lochs as you cross the country to have lunch at the seaside town of Oban. By the end of the day, you will have experienced some of Scotland’s finest history, scenery and seafood.Detailed description:
This tour takes you to the stunning West Coast of Scotland, the perfect way to see Scotland’s stunning countryside, hear about some of Scotland’s most prominent history and sample some of Scotland’s freshest seafood.
Leaving Edinburgh or Glasgow, we head towards Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in the country, where we’ll stop off at the stunning conservation village of Luss. Luss has been a settlement since medieval times, with the village you see today dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The quaint little rows of cottages come alive with the spring flower growth and elaborate flower displays. Whilst here, grab yourself a quick coffee, or why not do a spot of sightseeing over the Loch?
We then head deep into the Highlands, passing through enchanting forestry via Loch Awe, the longest loch in Scotland and jewel in Argyll’s crown. As we continue through the stunning highlands, you are graced with its rich history as we catch a glimpse of Kilchurn Castle, best known historically as a stronghold of the Campbell Clan. Perched on the shore of Loch Awe, this castle is possibly one of Scotland’s most scenic fortifications. Leaving this piece of history behind, we continue through the Pass of Brander, the location where Robert the Bruce had a notable victory. From here, we’ll head to our next stop of Oban, the star of this tour and lunch stop for the day.
By lunchtime, we’ll have reached Oban, a quaint seaside town. Oban, ‘Little Bay’ in Gaelic, is surrounded by miles of dramatic shores and beautiful countryside. Here you’ll have ample time to grab a bite to eat, as well as explore the seaside town. Why not climb up to McCaig’s Tower, a prominent landmark, to take in the views over to the Isles of Mull and Kerrera, take a look at the tantalising Falls of Lora or treat yourself by trying some of the freshest seafood you’ll have ever tasted? Why not take yourself along to the Oban distillery, one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, for a wee dram at their bar?
On the way back to Edinburgh or Glasgow, we will visit the seat of the Campbell Clan at Inveraray, where we’ll stop so you can drink in the beauty of Loch Fyne. Established in 1745, the set is a beautiful display of Scottish Georgian architecture. You’ll have the opportunity to tour Inveraray Castle, an iconic Scottish visitor attraction, if you wish. It is a fine example of gothic revival architecture that makes you feel as if you’ve stepped into a fairytale. It also has an extensive collection of weaponry within. From here, we’ll begin our journey home.
Our journey south begins by travelling along and over the Rest and Be Thankful Pass (what a view!), the greatest way to end your day. The pass is famous due to its stunning location; at 245 m above sea level, it creates a divide between Glen Kinglas and Glen Croe as well as between Loch Long and Loch Fyne. This stunning pass follows some of the old military road which was built in 1753. The soldiers gave it the name it has today. At the top viewpoint, travellers used to literally stop to rest and be thankful that they had reached the top of their steep climb. As a permanent marking of the road’s completion, a monument was erected. It’s a perfect place to reflect and take it all in and get your final stunning picture before returning to Glasgow or Edinburgh.
We have spent many years designing and refining our tours to break from the crowds and give you authentic and out-of-the-ordinary Highland Experiences. Our tours take you to the heart of Scotland; we will visit some of our most extraordinary landscapes, learn about our fascinating history and explore one of the world’s most captivating culture: the Scottish! You’ll see scenery that will take your breath away and, as you travel, our local guides will reveal the fascinating stories, myths and legends of the countryside and places you pass. Our friendly tours offer you the opportunity to get personal attention, explore Scotland beyond the famous sights, make friends and have a great time!
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We are happy to welcome anyone from the age of 3 years old and above on all of our scheduled tours, providing valid proof of age, such as a passport or birth certificate.
No entrance fees for any attractions are included in the price of this tour.
Check-in closes 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart, 7:45am in Edinburgh and 9:00am in Glasgow.
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