Highland Tour from Glasgow
Scottish Highland Tours from Glasgow
“My heart’s in the highlands, my heart is not here, my heart’s in the highlands, chasing the deer.” When you think of Scotland, the Highlands is often the first thing that comes to mind. Let us take you on that mystical, magical highland tour from Glasgow, as we journey through the majestic mountains and wildlife of Scotland. You can opt to travel on a single or multi day tour. Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city life in Glasgow, we will transport you to the scenic highlands on the day tour of your vacation.
Inveraray, The Trossachs and Loch Lomond
Beginning your tour from Glasgow we will arrange to pick you up from your accommodation or hotel, we will then travel the scenic route to Inveraray. Here you may want to explore the historic, iconic Inveraray Castle or perhaps Inveraray jail, capturing your imagination, where many of the inmates were held before being transported overseas to Australia, Canada or the USA. Often this was for fairly minor misdemeanours such as stealing bread for their families. You may wish to lunch here before returning to Glasgow via the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, which offers the option of a sail along the tranquil loch.
Oban via Glencoe
Option two of highland day trips from Glasgow takes us a little further afield to the beautiful town of Oban via Glencoe. Departing from your pickup point in Glasgow, we journey north to the stunning, often considered eerie, three sisters mountains of Glencoe. Visitors to this incredibly atmospheric, historical location have described it as feeling overwhelmed by its enormity. They describe the emotion of being engulfed by it’s sheer presence along with the sadness of the massacre of the MacDonald Clan by the Clan Campbell in the winter of 1692, following the jacobite uprising of 1689 – 1692.
Having experienced this iconic landmark, we travel on to the beautiful port and town of Oban. (An t-Oban in Scottish Gaelic – meaning Little bay). This stunning town is the gateway to the fabulous hebridean islands. The horseshoe shaped port homes the ferries that sail to the isles of Mull (where you can hopscotch to the Isle of Iona). These are options we can offer on our multi day tours, and a must see for many visitors here. You can enjoy splendid seafood from many of the amazing eateries along the shore front and port.
McCaigs Tower stands majestically overlooking this quaint town. Oban also boasts a fine distillery which you can tour, and sample some of the town’s golden nectar. Having explored and enjoyed all Oban has to offer, we head back to Glasgow through the renowned “Rest and be Thankful”, offering you further stunning photo opportunities of our beautiful scenic Scotland.
Fort Augustus and Inverness
Leaving the city life behind in Glasgow, travelling upwards to the highlands, we head straight to the Caledonian Canal, to the stunning village of Fort Augustus. This lovely village lies at the South West end of Loch Ness. Steeped in history the surrounding area has links to the Jacobites, when the fort was captured by them in April 1745, prior to the Battle of Culloden. You can watch the working locks in action and view the breathtaking scenery surrounding this quaint village. You may wish to lunch here before heading to the city of Inverness.
The splendid city of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is North East of Scotland. Who doesn’t know the world renowned Loch Ness and our famous wee monster Nessie? You might want to bring your fishing net and binoculars.
Finally, our last destination of the day trip is to Culloden Battlefield. This is a once visited never forgotten experience. The battlefield saw the devastating “massacre” which took place on the 16th of April 1746. As many as 2000 jacobites lost their lives at this iconic site. Most visitors here have described the site as emotive, and leaving them with feelings of subduedness and complete sadness.
Leaving behind Culloden we travel the short journey to Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial ground, a definite must see whilst in this area.
Having had a jam packed highland, historical filled day tour with photo opportunities, historical stories and legends aplenty, we will return you back to the city of Glasgow to your accommodation. Your highland tour from Glasgow will be an experience to remember for years to come.
Highland Tour from Glasgow
Tour OptionsTour Departures from Glasgow to the Highlands
- Inveraray Castle, Inveraray Jail and Loch Lomond
- Oban, Glencoe and Loch Lomond
- Glencoe, Loch Ness and Culloden