Oban

1 Day Tour Oban, Glen Coe, Lochs & Castles

Get ready for a day full of wonder on our Oban, Glen Coe, Lochs and Castles tour

Loch Lomond

On our Oban, GlenCoe, Lochs and Castles tour we begin by setting off from Glasgow, we journey northward, heading towards the enchanting “Bonnie, Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Scotland’s largest Loch, spanning an impressive 71km² (27mi²). Along the way, we offer a chance to pause and enjoy a light refreshment. So, if you are still feeling a bit groggy and need to shake off that morning drowsiness, you can grab a coffee and a bite to eat. When we stop your knowledgeable driver-guide will point out the majestic Ben Lomond. This impressive Munro, standing at a height of 974m (3193ft), holds the distinction of being Scotland’s most southerly Munro. You will get the chance to stop and take in the views of both Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond.

Rest and be thankful

We’ll make a brief stop to relish the breathtaking views at the famous ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ mountain pass. Its name evokes ancient times when weary travellers would pause, rest, and express gratitude for conquering the arduous ascent.

Inverarary

We’ll take a pause in Inveraray, a quaint Argyll town that serves as the residence of the Clan Campbell’s Chief and his family within their 18th-century castle. Additionally, you’ll find a 19th-century jail and courthouse nearby, along with a selection of whisky shops to explore. You can also look out and admire Loch Fyne which is a tidal sea Loch.

One of the most photographed castles in Scotland

I am talking about Kilchurn castle which is a mid 15th centuary castle. It sits right on the banks of the longest fresh water Loch in Scotland, Loch Awe. It measures 41km (25 miles) long, it has a backdrop of stunning mountains. It’s exactly what you would imagine Scotland would be.

Arrive in Oban

Oban is renowed for it’s amazing seafood so why not try some when you are here or choose from another Restaurant to get some delicious Scottish scran (Food). Why not climb upto McCaigs tower which is steep but for your efforts you will be rewarded with amazing views over Oban bay.

Castle Stalker is next on the list, this little castle sits right on its own wee (little) islet on Loch Laich, we will stop for a few pictures of this beautiful castle.

Glen Coe

As we journey deeper into the magnificent Scottish Highlands, traversing the awe-inspiring Rannoch Moor adorned with its breathtaking lochs, our path leads us to Glencoe, a place of profound beauty shadowed by the haunting legacy of the Glencoe Massacre. Here, amidst the grandeur of majestic mountains and haunting glens, you’ll delve into its somber history and witness the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor, standing tall at 3351ft (1021m). The landscape is truly otherworldly, echoing the stories of a bygone era that still resonate in this breathtaking wilderness.

Drovers inn

On our way back down to Glasgow we will visit the Drovers inn for some refreshments, whisky’s, maybe some Scottish beers whatever you fancy the Drovers inn will have it. If you look out the back of the Drovers inn you will see a massive waterfall in the distance, it’s quite surreal.

We at Craicin Tours know you will enjoy this Oban, GlenCoe, Lochs and Castles tour.

Urquhart Castle

1 Day Tour – Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands

Embark on an adventure of a lifetime on our Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour.

Departing from the vibrant city of Glasgow. This day-long Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the Highlands adventure will take you on a historical odyssey, immersing you in the wonders of the Highlands, the majestic mountains of Glen Coe, deep lochs and the most famous one in Scotland, Loch Ness. Will we see the Loch Ness monster today? Let’s find out, lets go.

Loch Lomond

Setting off from Glasgow, we journey northward, heading towards the enchanting “Bonnie, Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Scotland’s largest Loch, spanning an impressive 71km² (27mi²). Along the way, we offer a chance to pause and enjoy a light refreshment. So, if you are still feeling a bit groggy and need to shake off that morning drowsiness, you can grab a coffee and a bite to eat.

Glen Coe

We venture deeper into the magnificent Scottish Highlands, traversing the awe-inspiring Rannoch Moor adorned with its breathtaking lochs. Our path leads us to Glencoe in the Scottish highlands. Here you will witness the grandeur of majestic mountains and haunting glens while delving into its somber history. Among the area’s renowned peaks stands the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor, soaring proudly at 3351ft (1021m). Just wait until you behold its magnificence firsthand—the scenery is truly otherworldly!

Urquhart Castle or Fort Augustus

A thrilling decision lies before you! We can opt for a pit stop at Fort Augustus, where you’ll relish a delightful lunch while marveling at the boats navigating the canal. Feeling adventurous? You can even embark on a Loch-faring escapade aboard a boat, enjoying lunch with stunning Loch views.

Alternatively, we can journey to the renowned Urquhart Castle, an iconic medieval fortress and Scotland’s 3rd most frequented castle. Here’s the extra perk: you can physically connect with Loch Ness within the castle’s confines, providing an intimate encounter with the legendary Loch. Should the Loch Ness monster grace us with its presence, this vantage point offers the ultimate front-row seat for the spectacle!

After lunch

Prepare for an exhilarating journey as we embark on an adventure heading south towards the vibrant city of Glasgow! But here’s the best part: our route is sprinkled with numerous captivating photo opportunities that will leave you in awe.

One of our stops is the charming and picturesque town of Pitlochry, a place that seems to have been frozen in time since the Victorian era. While you’re there, you’ll have the chance to indulge in delicious snacks and refreshing drinks, all while immersing yourself in the town’s quaint and historical atmosphere.

As we continue our expedition, we’ll traverse the stunning Perthshire countryside, where rolling hills and lush landscapes unfold before your eyes, painting a vivid and breathtaking picture. We then head to the vibrant city of Glasgow, where adventure and excitement await around every corner. Get ready for an unforgettable journey that will ignite your senses and leave you with cherished memories to last a lifetime!