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Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow
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About
Make the most of your time in Scotland on this guided day trip from Glasgow to Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands. Visit the country's most famous and most beautiful attractions while seamlessly transported in a comfortable bus. Also see one of Britain's highest mountain and visit the charming town of Pitlochry while your guide explains the complex backstories and culture of this dramatic (in both appearance and history) region.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See the best of the Highlands in just one day from Glasgow
  • Learn about the region's history from your guide
  • Enjoy an optional cruise on Loch Ness or visit Urquhart Castle
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from central Glasgow
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and group in central Glasgow. Board your air-conditioned coach and journey north, passing by Loch Lomond National Park and its famously "bonnie, bonnie banks." Continue into the Highlands, traveling by Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount mountain range, toward Glencoe, the haunting site of the 1692 MacDonald clan massacre and recognizable from the James Bond movie, Skyfall. Continue past Loch Linnhe, one of Scotland's deepest lakes (lochs), and stop for lunch in Fort William (own expense). See one of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, as you journey into the Great Glen. Travel through the Fort Augustus village toward Loch Ness. Keep your eyes peeled for the famous monster, and add on an optional boat cruise or Urquhart Castle tour. Continue north to Inverness, before heading back through Perthshire and the Forest of Atholl. Take a short break in Pitlochry, before concluding your tour back in central Glasgow.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See the best of the Highlands in just one day from Glasgow
  • Learn about the region's history from your guide
  • Enjoy an optional cruise on Loch Ness or visit Urquhart Castle
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from central Glasgow
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and group in central Glasgow. Board your air-conditioned coach and journey north, passing by Loch Lomond National Park and its famously "bonnie, bonnie banks." Continue into the Highlands, traveling by Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount mountain range, toward Glencoe, the haunting site of the 1692 MacDonald clan massacre and recognizable from the James Bond movie, Skyfall. Continue past Loch Linnhe, one of Scotland's deepest lakes (lochs), and stop for lunch in Fort William (own expense). See one of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, as you journey into the Great Glen. Travel through the Fort Augustus village toward Loch Ness. Keep your eyes peeled for the famous monster, and add on an optional boat cruise or Urquhart Castle tour. Continue north to Inverness, before heading back through Perthshire and the Forest of Atholl. Take a short break in Pitlochry, before concluding your tour back in central Glasgow.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
Duration
12h 15m
Departure details
  • 19 Killermont St, Glasgow G2 3NX, UK This is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years old.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • The cruise currently needs to be pre-booked, details will be provided on the ticket.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Digital translations available on request.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your tour's departure time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
Departure details
  • 19 Killermont St, Glasgow G2 3NX, UK This is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.
Duration
12h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years old.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • The cruise currently needs to be pre-booked, details will be provided on the ticket.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Digital translations available on request.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your tour's departure time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    19 Killermont St
    19 Killermont St, Glasgow G2 3NX, UK
    This is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Loch Lomond
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Glen Coe
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Ben Nevis
  • 3
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
  • 4
    Pitlochry VisitScotland iCentre
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Caroline P
2 contributions
Would recommend to all
Friendly tour guide Andrew was both informative and funny with his commentary.
Got to see a large amount of the highlands with plenty of stops along the way to take in the scenery and take photos as well as the essential toilet and food breaks!
Would recommend to all.
Written 2 December 2021
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GrandTour798538
Hi there, Caroline: Thank you very much for your positive feedback - it is greatly appreciated. If you were able to get some photos, please feel free to tag us on Instagram!
Written 3 December 2021
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Kathleen S
2 contributions
Looking for a great trip to Loch Ness? Take this one!!
Had a fantastic time with Ben as our guide today! His stories were engaging: full of history and he brought the people and battles alive. He made a long day seem short with his endless well of facts, and kept us chuckling along the way. His driving was smooth and professional even though the driving conditions were poor. He was a great guide and I would gladly recommend him. You will not be disappointed.
Written 30 November 2021
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GrandTour798538
Hi there, Kathleen: We are very glad to hear you had a great/safe time with Ben. I will be sure to pass along your comments to him. We're so happy you had a great time despite the 'wet' weather. Hopefully, we can welcome you onto another tour with us in the future!
Written 3 December 2021
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Grace W
1 contribution
Great way to see lochness without an hassle
Nov 2021 • Friends
Andrew T on Timberbush tours really was one of the highlights of our holiday. He went above and beyond to make our day trip informative and fun. The trip itself was great being able to see so many sights without the worry of organising. The views were beautiful and information given was fascinating. Thank you so much for a wonderful day trip to lochness!
Written 17 November 2021
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Hi Grace Thank you for reviewing our Loch Ness tour with Andrew T! It's great to see that he went above and beyond to make your experience enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes Martin
Written 19 November 2021
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Alexandre G
Hartsdale3 contributions
Excellent itinerary and guide
Nov 2021 • Solo
Excellent itinerary through Highlands to Loch Ness. The guide was very helpful and provided detailed explanations.
Written 8 November 2021
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Hi Alexandre Thank you for your kind words. I hope you had a great time exploring and we'll see you again soon :) Best Wishes Martin
Written 19 November 2021
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Paula Brennan
Youghal, Ireland75 contributions
Excellent tour, highly recommended
Callum was our driver, excellent, funny, professional and knowledgeable. We were two Irish, two Greek, one American and 9 Welsh. The 9 Welsh were last to board and let us all know that a few of them suffered from travel sickness, this was a 12 HOUR road trip!! Despite numerous unscheduled stops Callum was patience personified and kept spirits up for the rest of us on the trip. Boat trip on Loch Ness definitely recommended. The Wesh Family never once acknowledged to the rest of the party that they had disrupted our tour throughout the day. Despite all this we enjoyed the tour. Callum, you are a Saint.
Written 27 October 2021
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Hi Paula Thank you for reviewing Callum's Loch Ness tour from Glasgow. I'm glad to hear that you still enjoyed your day and I definitely agree with the cruise recommendation - this is a great addition to anyone's Loch Ness tour and a moment to savour :) Best Wishes Martin
Written 3 November 2021
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Rita C
1 contribution
Incredible tour - really worthy!
Sep 2021
Amazing tour! It is a great peak into the Highlands, if you do not have a lot of time to spend on your trip. The amount of stops and time spent in each felt appropriate for such a long bus trip and our tour guide, Callum, was also really fun and informative. The landscapes were absolutelly amazing and memorable! My Partner and I enjoyed it so much and thought it was definitely worth the money.
Written 1 October 2021
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Timberbush T
Thank you for your kind words, I123FMritac!
Written 11 October 2021
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Peter
Plymouth, UK58 contributions
Amazing views and History of the Highlands
We both done this tour on Monday 20th September and Andrew was our driver. This trip was great and really brought an insight into Scotland’s troubled history and the scenery was amazing. I would say for people to go on this trip and book through this company. Andrews knowledge was fantastic and his jokey comments made our day. Well done Timberbush a credit to Scotland and I’m sure we will be back for the longer tours. Thank you Peter & Chris , Plymouth
Written 23 September 2021
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Timberbush T
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for your tour, PISTOL1963! It's great to hear you enjoyed your day with Andrew, your Driver-Guide. He'll be delighted to hear you enjoyed his commentary and his jokes...! All the best, and hopefully see you again soon, Amy
Written 24 September 2021
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Ricky J
Exeter, UK9 contributions
Best tour guide
Was a long day, but never boring, Callum our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was funny and kept us all entertained. Some other people on the tour were loud and generally a nuisance but was calm and professional all the way through. Much respect. Highly recommend this tour thank you so much Cal
Written 10 September 2021
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Timberbush T
Thank you for your review, 536rickyj!
Written 13 September 2021
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shannon
1 contribution
WORTH IT
The views were amazing, 100000% worth booking and going I definitely enjoyed every second of it even while doing it solo, tour guid was lovely and you stop off near some shops aswell as gift shops
Written 22 July 2021
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Timberbush T
Thank you for the review, Seaside39843060875! It's great to hear you thought the tour was worth it :) Loch Ness is a great way to spend the day escaping the city and seeing Scotland! Hopefully see you on a tour in the future! Amy
Written 23 July 2021
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Ms L
2 contributions
Disappointing Experience!!!
Jul 2021 • Friends
Disappointing - the tour is not what I expected. About 80% of the time was us sitting on the coach, being on the road and having a drive-through at those specified destinations.

Throughout the whole journey, there was a total of 5 stops at the following places:

1. Loch Lomond (15minutes break for coffee and toilet break) - This was one of the most beautiful attraction in Scotland, yet we weren’t given enough time at all to look around; to take pictures and to enjoy the scenery.
2. Glencoe (5minutes pit stop on the side of the road) - Another beautiful attraction yet we had only 5 minutes to go outside of the coach to take pictures of the highland at the side of the road. Most of the time, you will be observing from inside the coach as you bypass the scenery. [Don’t expect to be stopping at Fort Augustus town as this will only be a drive through.]
3. Fort William ( 40minutes Lunch Break) - We arrived at 11:20 and had to depart there at 12:10pm. A small and remote place, not much to see and do. It was early so some places weren’t serving hot meals/ lunch. There is a Spar convenience store and a small restaurant serving soup and sandwiches only.
4. Loch Ness (1hr + 40mins stop) - we arrived here at 1:20PM, our cruise starts at 2PM until 2:50PM, and our departure time was at 3PM. The Jacobite cruise journey was only up to the Urquhart Castle before it made a return to the pier. It was a pleasant cruising experience although I would prefer if it travelled further on the Loch.
5. Pitlochry Town (40minutes pit stop) - we arrived here at 5:10PM after being on the motorway for 2hrs from Loch Ness. The town is small and most things were closed at 5PM. So there’s not much to do besides buying a few ice cream/souvenirs. You would have to pay to use their public toilet so make sure you have some coins. [By the way, don’t expect to be stopping at Inverness town as this will only be a drive through.]

Overall experience:
* Not enough time to experience the scenery and being outdoor at the main scenic attractions
* Too much unnecessary time at the lunch venue and at Pitlochry town
* Most of the time will be spent on the road and driving-through most destinations
* We finished the tour at 7:30pm even though the trip to Urquhart Castle was cancelled. (Although other tour group companies still managed to go to this castle)

Would have preferred:
* NOT stopping at Pitlochry town at all especially when most things shut at 5PM
* More time spent at Loch Lomond and at Glencoe Highlands
* Better lunch spot venue that opens for service
* To not finish early and to use that extra time to spend on other scenic areas
* Return route to be the same as our starting route
Written 21 July 2021
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Timberbush T
Hi Annoynm, I’m very sorry you didn’t enjoy your Loch Ness tour as much as you had hoped. This tour is a long day at 12 hours; it travels as far north as Inverness, and for this reason, we aren’t able to stop at each stop as long as we would like to, but we do try to make this tour as fulfilling as possible to every passenger, which is why we receive so many 5* reviews for it. I can appreciate you would’ve liked to stop longer at Loch Lomond, for example, but I must stress this tour does not focus on Loch Lomond and for this reason we have a 1 day Loch Lomond tour which spends plenty of time at the beautiful loch – and for good reason, it’s stunning! We take every precaution to make sure we communicate time spent at stops and the itinerary of the tour to customers. At no point do we mention stops at Fort Augustus, Inverness, or lengthy stops at Loch Lomond; all of which you've mentioned. I'm sorry you felt otherwise. Urquhart Castle is currently only open to very small numbers. To be fair to all of our customers, we have removed this from our itinerary until we are able to fairly offer this experience to everyone and not only 6 people. I'm sorry you felt this was a detriment. Overall, we are trying our best to make this tour one to remember. I'm just sorry you expected more from an already very action-packed day. Regards, Amy
Written 23 July 2021
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Wonderful overview of the Scottish Highlands!
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Great trip
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Excellent day tour of Scottish Countryside
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