Experience the Best Day Trips and Tours from Glasgow
Select spectacular day tours from Glasgow, with pickups in and around this vibrant city of culture for your small group. Centrally located in Scotland, Glasgow is the gateway to so many traditional sightseeing attractions and great days out. A plethora of places to visit. Explore ancient castles and medieval cathedrals, world famous whisky distilleries, scenic lochs, rugged mountains and seaside resorts, all reachable in a one day tour from the city. Some of the most stunning views and best trips are only a short distance away.
Day Trips from Glasgow
Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Explore one of Scotland’s largest and most important castles on a fascinating day trip from Glasgow. The historic Stirling Castle dominates the skyline, perched majestically atop a volcanic crag. Listen to fascinating stories about the Stuart Monarchy, Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Mary, Queen of Scots, as you meander through the cobblestones of this iconic castle on a guided tour.
After lunch, sit back and enjoy scenic Scotland at its best, touring through the tantalising Trossachs National Park. Admire the majestic mountains and glistening lochs as we journey through the National Park to the ‘Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond’.
Loch Lomond Tour from Glasgow
Enjoy one of our more leisurely scenic day tours from Glasgow to Loch Lomond. Absorb the beautiful scenery as we drive north to the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. On the south shores near Balloch, you can visit the Maid of the Loch (the very last paddle steamer to be built in Britain). Nearby, you can step aboard one of the many cruises, sail up the loch and capture photos of beautiful landscapes with the stunning backdrop of the spectacular Ben Lomond.
Highland Fling Day Tour from Glasgow
Experience a mystical, magical one day highland tour from the city of Glasgow. This truly spectacular scenic adventure transports you to the beautiful, scenic conservation village of Luss on the western shore of Loch Lomond, approximately 26 miles north west from the city. Leaving the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond behind, you will be driven through the awe inspiring Arrochar Alps, stopping at the well renowned Rest and be Thankful viewpoint for photographic opportunities. As we tour through the highlands, passing great sea lochs, such as Loch Long and Loch Fyne, famous for their oysters and shellfish, we arrive at the very popular sightseeing Highland town of Inveraray. A perfect Highland retreat, where you will have the option to either shop in the lovely Georgian boutique shops, have a spot of lunch at the recommended George Hotel established in 1860, visit the neo Gothic Inveraray Castle home to the Duke of Argyll (Chief of Clan Campbell), or enjoy a walk through Inveraray Jail museum which is lots of fun for all the family. There is something here to please everyone of all ages.
Departing from Inveraray early afternoon, we will head further north to Loch Awe, where you will get the opportunity to capture some amazing photographic views of the ruined Kilchurn Castle, powerbase of the Campbells of Glenorchy. Soak up the scintillating scenery as we travel south, on the journey back to Glasgow, touring the full 24 miles of Loch Lomond, with an optional refreshment stop at the reputedly haunted, iconic Drovers Inn (established 1705).
Magnificent Mount Stuart House Experience
Step into a fantasy world of magnificent neo-gothic architectural delight. Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute, the ancestral home of the seventh Marquess of Bute, is only 33 miles from Glasgow, and can be accessed on a fantastic day trip from the city. This Victorian masterpiece is set amid 300 acres of a labyrinth of gardens and lush woodland. Gaze upon the twelve signs of the zodiac in the majestic Marble Hall, admire the spectacular Marble Chapel and observe the fascinating astrological painted ceiling in the Horoscope Room. Mount Stuart is arguably the finest and most extraordinary piece of domestic architecture in Britain, inspired by history, astrology, art and mythology.
Exclusive Whisky Tours from Glasgow
Whet your appetite for Scotland’s national tipple, with a tremendous Whisky Tour experience from the city of Glasgow.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city on a spiritual whisky trail. You can enjoy 3 whisky distillery visits on a full day tour from Glasgow. Discover the triple distilled process on a guided tour at Auchentoshan, less than a 30 minute drive from the city centre. Sample some fine Scotch Highland Whisky at Glengoyne, often described as ‘Scotland’s most beautiful distillery’, by the connoisseurs of our amber nectar. In the afternoon, following a delightful pub lunch, we will continue on to Deanston, situated in an old cotton mill beside the River Teith in Perthshire.
A fantastic whisky experience for those who want to discover the secrets of how this world renowned tipple is produced, or for the whisky collector/ enthusiast to tick off their ‘must sees’ whilst in Scotland. Whatever has made you desire to come with us on this marvellous trip, we know you will not be disappointed.
Puck’s Glen Wondrous, Woodland Adventure Hike
Join us on an amazing Scottish adventure to Puck’s Glen, on the Cowal Peninsula, Argyll. Arguably one of Scotland’s most enchanting and magical forest walks. Beware of the legendary local fairies Poca Ban and Ghillie Dhu, as we navigate through the winding woodland gorge.
Absorb the beautiful scenery on the Clyde estuary, as we travel west to Gourock on a 40 minute journey from Glasgow, where we will embark on a short ferry crossing to Hunters Quay near Dunoon. You will be mesmerised by mother nature’s natural landscape depicting the Kyles of Bute. Once you depart the ferry terminal, your Puck’s Glen adventure is only a 6 mile drive from the port.
This spectacular day trip from Glasgow, promises fabulous photographic opportunities aplenty, and many stunning views which will remain in your memory long after you return home.
Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of city life in Glasgow, join us on this fairy glen adventure, traversing over the criss cross bridges, which arch over the sparkling clear rivers. Gaze in awe at the wonderful cascading waterfalls that conceal some wee nooks and crannies. Inhale the pure crisp air with the heady woody scents you can only really find in the deepest of forests. Puck’s Glen is not only renowned for its mystical beauty, but also for the forest wildlife that inhabit it. Look out for red squirrels, or even red deer, along with several kinds of birds as you hike through the variety of terrain.
This is an adventure not to be missed, and one that isn’t so well publicised on many tour groups of Scotland, so let us take you on an exceptional adventure you will never forget. Contact us today, and let the magic begin.
Robert Burns, Culzean Castle & Ayrshire Coastal Tour
Discover the land of Robert Burns, and the magnificent Culzean Castle on a popular day out from Glasgow. Travelling a short distance south west from the city, you will shortly arrive in the picturesque village of Alloway, where you can explore Scotland’s National Bard’s birthplace museum, and the thatched cottage, where the world famous poet was born.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the beautiful surrounding gardens to the legendary “Brig o’ Doon”, and meander through the Auld Alloway Kirk which inspired Burns to pen his famous poem “Tam o Shanter”. You may also visit Souter Johnnies Cottage in Kirkoswald, and have lunch at the Souter’s Inn, before travelling the short distance to Culzean Castle.
After midday our adventure continues over the dramatic cliffs on the Ayrshire Coast, which offer stunning views of the Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran. The iconic Culzean Castle occupies a regal position on a 100 foot cliff overlooking the Firth of Clyde. This late eighteenth century classic Georgian castle was home to the Clan Kennedy, a branch of the Lords of Galloway.
This tour will leave you with a mind full of fantastic historical facts, and visualisation of where Our National Bard not only hailed from, but also where he was inspired to pen many of his world famous poetry. The Castle will leave you in awe of the structures and lifestyles of that era, and overall will you be delighted you chose this stunning coastal tour.
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