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Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles Tour from Glasgow

Tour ID: 1009
Tour Theme: Glasgow Day Tours (Group Tours)
This tour starts from: Glasgow
Duration: 1 Day - 9 Hours approx.
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Tour Description:

Oban Bay and West Scotland Castles TourOur one day tour from Glasgow takes you on a journey through the natural beauty of the West Highlands: shimmering lochs, scenic mountain views, and romantic and historic castles. Visit the fishing town of Oban, picturesque Inveraray and haunting Glencoe.

Oban Bay Tour - Scotland TourLeaving Glasgow we head west, crossing the Firth of Clyde, where we pass Dumbarton's famous and imposing rock fortress with its equally impressive castle. We then reach Inveraray, a quaint town built in the mid-18th century on the shores of Loch Fyne. Here we can choose to visit Inveraray Castle* the historic home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, nestled in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne. Alternatively, explore the town’s white-washed Georgian houses, wide streets and breathtaking views across the loch.

Highland Lochs - Scotland TourWe then climb further north into the Highlands through stunning scenery, and a route marked by several dramatic castles and beautiful lochs. We pause to admire Kilchurn Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, nestled on the banks of Loch Awe and beautifully framed by mountains.

Oban Bay Tour - Scotland TourNext we make a stop for lunch in the picturesque harbour town of Oban, ‘Gateway to the Isles’, with free time to explore its horseshoe bay and see MacCaig’s Folly, an iconic 19th century tower reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome. After free time exploring, we travel onwards past the 15th century Castle Stalker, which is set on a small island on Loch Laich, before reaching Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most haunting glens and site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.

Highland Lochs - Scotland TourOur return journey takes us over the dramatic landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount before we make our final stop at the pretty conservation village of Luss on the ‘Bonnie, Bonnie Banks’ of Loch Lomond. Here we can walk along the shore or admire the village before returning to Glasgow.

This Highland tour from Glasgow visits Inveraray Castle from April -October and alternatives will be offered from November - March
*Subject to seasonal opening times

Tour Highlights: Dumbarton Castle, Luss, Glencoe, Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Oban, Inveraray & Castle (summer, with alternatives offered in winter), Rest & Be Thankful

OPTIONAL EXTRAS Inveraray Castle (Apr - Oct). Alternatives offered from Nov - March


For departure details refer to the "Prices, Dates, and What's Included" Section...

Oban Bay and West Scotland Castles Tour


Prices, Dates & What's Included:

Departs: 08:45 | Returns: 18:30 approx.

Departure Point: 266 George Street, Glasgow City, G1 1QX

2018 Departs:
Daily - All year round

Prices Per Person

Adult Price from £42 to £45 (GBP)
Senior (60+)/Student from £40 to £43 (GBP)
Child ( 5-16) from £40 to £43 (GBP)

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**children under 5 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes


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The Tour Includes:
- 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 .

Not Included:
- All optional extras – attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drink 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.

Inverary Castle: £8.00 adults, £7.20 concession
Dunstaffnage Castle: £4.05 adults, £3.24 concessions, £2.43 children

We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on tour.

Prices are valid until March 2017. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees must be paid in cash only.

Languages:
- Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking driver-guide.

If you require a written translation of the tour, just let us know at the time of booking and we’ll arrange one for you. Written translations are available for this tour in the following languages:

French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Chinese (Mandarin)


What should I bring with me?
- As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible, and you have the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable shoes, and take a sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

And don’t forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you’ll encounter on your tour!

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