Enjoy a taste of all things Scottish as we take you on a wonderful and fascinating journey through a beautiful part of the Highlands. Experience scenic lochs, impressive mountains, historic castles, visit a pretty Highland village and explore the picturesque lochside town of Inveraray.
From Edinburgh we travel west, passing the historic and imposing Stirling Castle, high on its volcanic rock, and on to a visit at the magnificent Doune Castle (which featured in the cult movie ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’). From there we drive into the Highlands, past the lovely Loch Lubnaig and up through impressive Glen Ogle, stopping nearby for lunch and beautiful views of the surrounding scenery.
After lunch we drive further into the Highlands, stopping to view one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, Kilchurn Castle, jutting into beautiful Loch Awe and stunningly framed by the surrounding mountains. Then it’s on to Inveraray, a quaint small town built in the mid-18th century, on the shore of Loch Fyne. Explore the town and pick up some Highland souvenirs, or pay an optional visit to Inveraray Castle (April to October only), the historic home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, which is set in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne.
We now start our homeward journey, driving over the Arrochar Alps, an attractive range of mountains, with a brief pause near the top of the Rest and Be Thankful Pass. A little later we reach enchanting Loch Lomond, where we stop at the pretty lochside village of Luss before returning to Edinburgh.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Inveraray & Castle, Rest & Be Thankful, Loch Lomond
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Doune Castle, Inveraray Castle (Apr-Oct) Alternatives offered Nov-March
Oban and Castles Tour of Scotland
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
2017 Departs: 09:15 | Returns: 19:00 approx
2018 Departs: 09:15 | Returns: 19:00 approx
Departure Point: tours depart from (outside Ensign Ewart) 521 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE
Departs: Daily - All year round
Prices Per Person
Adult Price from £45 to £49 (GBP)
Senior (60+)/Student from £43 to £47 (GBP)
Child ( 5-16) from £43 to £47 (GBP)
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**children under 5 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes
The Tour Includes:
- The tour includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury Mercedes Benz coaches.
note: these tours normally run at a medium group size, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles, ranging in size from 16 to 43 seats .
- All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.
Optional extras for your tour are as follows:
Inveraray Castle: £8.00 adults, £7.20 concessions, £5.60 children
Doune Castle: £4.95 adults, £3.96 concession, £2.97 children
The above rates are valid until March 2017. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.
What to bring
- As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!