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Loch Ness, Glencoe, & Highlands 


11.5 Hours

Inveraray Castle


Loch Ness

Tour Type


Oban Whisky Distillery

Group Size

Up To 8

Kilchurn castle






A visit to Scotland isn’t complete until you have visited the mysterious Loch Ness. The Loch has more fresh water in it than all of the lakes in England & Wales combined and the sheer size is a sight to behold. This tour is for those who want to see as much of Scotland as possible in 1 day. You will get to visit two of our most famous Lochs, “Lomond & Ness” with an optional cruise on Loch Ness, Pass through and stop to witness the majestic Glencoe, visit a whisky distillery, drive through two national parks, and make a stop for photos at Stirling Castle.  


Choosing a private tour rather than a large coach tour, you will not have to wait for latecomers, benefit from the luxury of adding stops that interest your group, plus you will have the exclusive use of a local guide who will talk you through the local history and culture. 

Itinerary Highlights

Total Duration: 12 Hours Approx

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Cairngorms National Park, Glencoe, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Dalwhinnie Whisky Distillery & Stirling Castle

Route Map

Tour Information

Tour Information

​Departure & return

Tour will start at chosen pick up location (Please inform us when booking, we can pick up anywhere in Glasgow or surrounding area) 

*This can be changed to anywhere outside this location if you get in touch to find out if available (surcharge may apply)

Check In 0745

Departs 0800

End Time (1900/1930) Approx

**These can be changed by request although this is the recommended start time

What to bring


It is recommended to pack suitable footwear for hiking, waterproof clothing, umbrella, suncream and midge spray (insect repellent). We can get all 4 seasons in one day in Scotland!

Child seat regulations

Due to insurance policies we regret we do not carry children under the age of 2.  Children must normally use a child car seat until they're 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first.

What's included

  • Private use of our luxurious Mercedes V Class or Ford Custom minivan

  • Dual Air Conditioned Vehicle

  • Experienced Driver/Guide

  • Dram of fine Scottish Single Malt Whisky 

  • Bottled Scottish Water 

What's not included 

  • Accommodation 

  • Entry to Visitor Attractions 

  • Meals 

Cancellation policy

If you cancel your reservation 14 days before departure date a full refund will be given minus the 20% non-refundable deposit.

Full T&C's can be found here

Know before you go

  • Cruise on Loch Ness - Your guide can arrange this in the morning or contact us and we will book in advance.

  • Some attractions may be closed in the winter season please check before booking.

  • Optional drop off in alternative city ie Edinburgh or Inverness. (additional charge may apply)

Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary 

Leaving your chosen pick up location in the Glasgow area we are just under a 1-hour drive to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Crossing over the Erskine bridge and passing through the historic town of Dumbarton your guide will point out Dumbarton Castle & Dumbarton Rock once the seat of power in the region the town was all but destroyed by Vikings in the 11th century. William Wallace was imprisoned in Dumbarton Castle before being taking to London after being betrayed in 1305 by Sir John Menteith who handed him over to the English. Our first stop on the tour will be on the “bonnie bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond the largest body of water by surface area in Britain. It takes its name from the mountain that lies across the water on the eastern shore called Ben Lomond Scotland’s furthest south Munro. (Mountains above 3000ft) with Crossing the Highland Boundary Fault line which runs diagonally across Scotland we officially enter the Highlands where the landscape dramatically changes from the flat plains of the Lowlands into stunning rugged mountains & shimmering lochs. There is an abundance of rich history of tales of Clan warfare and Viking battles that have shaped the area we see today. Continuing north we climb towards Rannoch Moor. This 1000ft plain is covered by heather, peat bogs, and numerous lochs. It blends into the impressive mountain scenery of Buachaille Etive Mor (meaning 'the great shepherd of Etive') quite spectacularly. This leads us on to Scotland’s most famous valley, Glencoe. This area was created through volcanic eruptions many millions of years ago and was sculped into the beauty we see today by the last ice age around 18,000 years ago. We will make various stops throughout this area capturing some of the most impressive sights in Scotland. Your guide will tell you about some of the movies that have been filmed in the area and also teach you about one of Scotland’s most despicable crimes that took place here called the Massacre of Glencoe which was also inspiration for a scene in the famous TV series Game of Thrones “Red Wedding”. Passing out of Glencoe we start to approach “The Great Glen” a natural fault line that goes from coast to coast. Thomas Telford used the natural bodies of water that sit along the Great Glen to aid in the building of a famous water way called the Caledonian Canal that was completed in 1823 a then engineering marvel of its day. Driving through Fort William you will see what is left of the old garrison whilst possibly getting views of Ben Nevis Scotland’s highest mountain weather permitting. 45 minutes after Fort William we will arrive at Fort Augustus which sits right on the shores of Loch Ness where we will have our main stop of the day which gives us time for lunch and time to explore the town. After your lunch, you get the option to take the five-star Cruise Loch Ness boat cruise* It is said being on the water gives you the best vantage point of spotting the monster “Nessie” and admire the beauty of this mysterious Loch. *The cruise on Loch ness is weather permitting and can be arranged on the day with your guide who will book this for you at additional cost. After leaving Loch Ness and the town of Fort Augustus there is still plenty to see as we drive towards The Cairngorms our second National Park and the biggest in the UK. On the way through the Cairngorms, we have the option of stopping in at Dalwhinnie whisky distillery the highest distillery by altitude where you can browse the visitor centre and maybe sample a dram or two. With some great landmarks still to visit we will make stops at Pitlochry for refreshments and a photo at Stirling Castle will finish of the day perfectly before arriving back into Glasgow and at your chosen drop off location. **If you wanted to change cites and instead be dropped in Edinburgh, Inverness or anywhere else please inform us beforehand and we can arrange this. (a small surcharge may apply)



Below we have added links to attractions that can be done on this tour.


Loch Ness Tour FAQ's


Our FAQ's can be found here but FAQ's specific to this tour are below:

Do we get time to do a whisky tour? The time allocated for visiting Dalwhinnie distillery wouldnt be long enough for a whisky tour but this can be arranged and we can adjust the itinerary to fit this in if requested. Usually advanced booking is required. Please contact us for more information.

Can we visit Inverness? This tour doesn't go to Inverness as time doesn't permit but if you would like to end the tour here please get in touch to arrange.

How long does the cruise on Loch Ness last? The cruise lasts 50 minutes and we use the 1300 sailing. If not doing the cruise it will give more time in the town of Fort Augustus on Loch Ness and give more time for other stops.

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