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Loch Ness & the Highlands Day Tour from Glasgow (*inc. Cruise from 1 April 2023)
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Loch Ness & the Highlands Day Tour from Glasgow (*inc. Cruise from 1 April 2023)

By Rabbie's
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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Take advantage of Glasgow’s close proximity to the Scottish Highlands on a hassle-free day trip to Loch Ness and the Cairngorms National Park. Ideal for history buffs and nature lovers, this guided tour transports you to historic battle sites and ancient castles, as well as reveals gorgeous natural landscapes. Plus, ample free time for optional tours and boat cruises allows you to tailor your itinerary according to personal preference.
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€66.81
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Ages 5-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 12h
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Highlights
  • Tick off all of the Scottish Highlands' highlights on a day trip from Glasgow
  • Eliminate the stress of organizing transport and travel in a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Enjoy ample free time at each stop to personalize a sightseeing itinerary 
  • Let a guide bring the legends and folklore of the landscapes to life
  • Small group tour for a more personalized experience

  • Admission Fee - From 1st April 2023 tour price includes 50 minute cruise on Loch Ness)
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Small group tour (max 16 people)
  • Driver/Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Augustus
What's not included
  • Admission Fees - Until 1st April 2023 tour price does not include cruise on Loch Ness (optional)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

This guided small-group tour begins in central Glasgow. Board a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach destined for the Scottish Highlands, a land steeped in legend and beauty. Observe the banks of Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s largest lochs, on the way to your first stop in Glencoe. In Glencoe, take a scenic stroll and learn about the brutal massacre that occurred there in 1692. Continue your journey to Loch Ness via the Great Glen and Fort William. On arrival at Loch Ness, enjoy free time to either wander the banks or take a cruise (own expense). After sufficient admiration, travel through Cairngorms National Parks and spend more leisure time in Pitlochry, a pretty Victorian town. During the return journey to Glasgow, stop for photos of Stirling Castle and learn about the endeavors of William Wallace, whom the film Braveheart was based on. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point in Glasgow.

Departure details
  • Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow G2 3NW, UK Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow G2 3NW (Tours will depart from a stance located between Stances 23 to 32).
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 225013

  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure
  • Loch Ness cruise – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour. Included in tour price from 1st April 2023
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Loch Ness & the Highlands Day Tour from Glasgow (*inc. Cruise from 1 April 2023)
  • Government guidelines strongly recommended that you wear a mask on public transport and in crowded places. Masks are available onboard our mini-coaches should you wish to wear one. Important: Please be aware that some attractions and other venues may require visitors to wear a face mask.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow?
How much is Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow?
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow price starts from €66.70. Discover and book Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow on Tripadvisor
What is the Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow cancellation policy?
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow?
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow is hosted by Rabbie's. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Rabbie's on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 225013

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Buchanan Bus Station
    Killermont St, Glasgow G2 3NW, UK
    Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow G2 3NW (Tours will depart from a stance located between Stances 23 to 32).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Buchanan Bus Station
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Glencoe Mountain
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cruise Loch Ness
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Cairngorms National Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Riyaztravels
Riyaztravels
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A little explore to the Scotland country side
The drive through the Scotland country side and lakes. The Journey was fun filled with the explanation and jokes of
laurentJ592XG
laurentJ592XG
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Amazing Highlands Experience
We had a wonderful time on this tour! Our tour guide, Andrew, was excellent, and we felt like we got a great overvi
O3651SKrobr
O3651SKrobr
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A Perfect Day Out!
Did the Loch Lomond/Glencoe/Oban tour today, and it was fantastic! Our tour guide and driver Nick did a great job!
Erin T
Erin T
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Amazing! Thanks Nick!
Nick was a fabulous guide. this is an awesome tour for anyone and you really get to see lots. I would definitely re
stefin83
stefin83
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Highlands tour
Our guide Ben was brilliant, loved his sense of humour and knowledge also. I can tell a learned a lot about the Hi
Myra126
Myra126
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Day Tour
Great day trip, saw loads of sights. Tour guide "Ben" was informative, showed great knowledge and had a great sense
Andrew C
Andrew C
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An Experience of a Lifetime
I'd start this by mentioning Grant - our driver. He's probably the best tour guide I've had in my life and I've bee
P227DSalexandraf
P227DSalexandraf
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Would. Recommend to anyone
I visit Oban quite often it's a lovely place I stay in the Royal hotel it's a bit old fashion but it is doing up it
kirajs
kirajs
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Excellent tour from Glasgow
We went on this tour on 7th January 2023 with our tour guide Cameron. There were only 4 of us on the tour which was
Shayne B
Shayne B
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Fun and unforgettable
Scott was an enthusiastic, competent and enegetic guide with a special Scottish flair all of his own! He made the
saramO4498CS
saramO4498CS
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Amazing trip to the Scottish highlands!
Had an absolute amazing day trip with our tour leader, Ben! He was so knowledgeable of the highlands and made our t
paolavanesab2022
paolavanesab2022
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Wonderful one day trip!
If you lack your own transportation or you are looking for a tour that encompasses as much as possible in a day I 1
Quentin K
Quentin K
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Outlander tour with a Fraser
We had an awesome time on our Outlander adventure!! Got to check out a ton of sights and filming locations all day.
angelav290
angelav290
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Fantastic experience!
Fraser was amazing. The tour was absolutely awesome. While I am a huge fan of Outlander, this was also a great way
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joankM2387JU
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Good value
Very good experience guide/driver excellent and helpfull would recommend to everyone even though the weather was we
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Christopher A
4 contributions
Jun 2022
If you want a pit-stop tour of a large section of the Scottish Highlands (12 hour tour) this is ideal. The driver made sure he stopped frequently for breaks, photo shots and was so knowledgeable and went the extra mile to point out all sorts of interesting information along the way.

As we were only 16 in total on the mini bus, it meant we weren't delayed for toilet stops as you would be with 50 or so please having to get on and off and queue up for toilets/visiting shops etc. This enabled everyone to enjoy the day fully and maximise the time allowed at each of the numerous stop offs en route.

This was excellent value for money, the driver, Kevin, made the trip extremely enjoyable with his extensive knowledge and stories. I would definitely recommend this trip.
Written 2 July 2022
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Jade
Peterlee, UK26 contributions
From start to finish, I cannot rate or recommend this tour highly enough.
We researched a lot of different tour companies and eventually booked with Rabbie’s because of the guaranteed travel, regardless of how full (or not) the bus is. Thank goodness we did!!

The bus arrived on time and our driver, Graham, was so welcoming and a breath of fresh air at 8am on a Monday!
It turns out there were only 4 of us booked onto the tour and so the 16-seater bus was really spacious and allowed for more than adequate social distancing (although not enforced). We were asked to keep our masks on in the bus and Graham’s seat was surrounded by Perspex. I felt really comfortable.

The tour was accompanied by facts, stories and music. The scenery was complemented by the music choice and the playlist was well thought out and made the whole day an experience, and not just a journey. Graham was so quick with his jokes, one-liners and answers to our questions.

We stopped around 6/7 times on our way up to Loch Ness, at Loch Lomond, Glencoe, and other coach stops. All the coach stops were lovely, had shops, refreshments and proper toilets. We never went more than 2 hours without a toilet break. The stops were short, but plenty of time to either use the facilities or take photos, depending on what kind of stop it was.

On our approach to Loch Ness, we were offered the choice to book onto the boat tour, this was never pushed or pressurised. We opted to do so and I’m so glad we did. The staff on there were so engaging and made the whole thing a lot of fun!
Also - give the Monster Fish and Chip shop a go…that was delicious!!

Then onto Inverness, but first a quick stop at Invermoriston Falls and Bridge…I wouldn’t have known that was there, so there’s another bonus to being on a tour with someone who knows all the secret spots!!

My partner mentioned (many times) that she loved Highland Coos and so our last stop was a lovely shop/cafe/takeaway with Highland Coos around the back! Safe to say she was very happy.

On the longest leg of the journey from Inverness, Graham put some music on shuffle and said he would stop talking for a while (we were all pretty tired by this point), allowing us all to have a quick cat nap!

Overall, I cannot rate this tour more highly and I am amazed by how much we got to see today. If you’re trying to decide whether or not to book it, just do it!! This was the best thing we booked during our stay in Scotland and such a good use of time and money. In short, JUST BOOK IT !! :)
Written 6 September 2021
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Bairuyun
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Friends
A well arranged tour, medium size group, great guide who was very informative, funny, friendly and creative (she played soundtrack of the relevant movies) However for we stopped at a food/coffee vendors that was so small with a one person serving everything so we had to line and wait for a long time to que and get our coffee/water/snack/change yet we had to stick to the schedule. Also although we didnt arrive 15 mins before we did arrived right on the dot and my friend 1 min late (we got a bit lost otw to and inside the station) but we got comments and were basically shamed in front of the whole group. That said we had fun and would recommend the tour but dont ever be late. Better be there early and ask permission if you need an extra minute.
Written 11 January 2023
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jay r
Prescott Valley, AZ7 contributions
My adult son and I went on the Loch Ness tour with Rose and had a wonderful day. She gave us so much wonderful information, played all kinds of Scottish music and gave lovely recommendations for what to eat at the different stops. You can tell she enjoys her work.
Written 15 October 2022
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Leo Guam
Guam, Mariana Islands92 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
It’s such a delight meeting people who have spent several years as a tour guide and are extremely passionate about their careers in tourism. John from Glasgow is one of those people. I’ve had the pleasure of having John on both of my Rabbies’ tours out of Glasgow, and his energy, patter, and knowledge added a touch of flare that elevated the tour and the overall experience. Tours without John just weren’t the same, and he was easily my best guide during my time in Ireland and Scotland. He didn’t solicit gratuities unlike many guides yet they were well deserved. Cheers to John, Rabbies, and the beautiful sites of Scotland.
Written 2 May 2022
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Sirwan E
United Kingdom2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
I highly recommend them.
Our polite driver Jerry (with a J!) handed out a wee plastic bag in case of having a bad stomach because of the curvy road. we never needed it because he was driving smoothly, while keeping on the time schedule.
He knows inch by inch of the trip and will talk about the most important historical areas and events on the way to each destination. we had multiple 10-20 minute stops for each place that you would need to grab your camera for.
I enjoyed this trip as I saw Loch Lomond, beautiful village of Luss, Glencoe, Fort Augustus, cruised in Loch Ness and more.
Written 25 July 2021
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Alex Kasimatis
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Me and my fiend wanted to make the most out of our last day n Scotland highlands. We were thinking about renting a car but we are so happy that we ended up booking with rabbie's day Highland tour. We just had to be there on time early in the morning (7am) and then Alan did his magic. Very knowledgeable guide and really, a lot of stops and landscapes, we even saw highland cows. Totally recommend if you want to see Scotland's outdoors in a day with interesting insights from the guide.
Written 31 May 2020
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Thank you so much for your review, we are really pleased that you decided not to hire a car and you chose to take a small group tour, sit back, relax and let us do the hard work :) Our guides are all really knowledgeable and passionate about our country and the tours are designed to show you the highlights as well as get you off the beaten track and show you our hidden gems and along the way as Alan did, our guides tell you all about our country, our history and share all of their knowledge with you. Hope to see you again on tour soon, (we have tours departing from London, Dublin, Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh too if you plan to return!.... )
Written 16 June 2020
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whitneymeow
London, UK9 contributions
Dec 2019
Jenny was a great tour leader and her knowledge was invaluable.
She made the long day comfortable with a good amount of stops to break up the drive and a great playlist to compliment the journey.
It is a great trip if you have restricted time in Scotland and want to get up to see the highlands and Lochness.
The boat trip was a little under whelming but by the time you get there its silly if you dont pay the extra to do it. Its a small journey up the loch and back. Im not really sure what I was expecting so I guess in reality it was what you would expect. On a lake looking at the water for a monster that you probably wont see for about 50 minutes.
Written 9 January 2020
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Danieltt
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Solo
It was an amazing tour! I was told one day earlier that I might be the only tourist in this tour but organiser offered me alternative dates/full refund or continue with the original plan options, and I chose to go as planned. It turned out to be a wonderful experience for me, and only me with the super friendly tour guide and driver! He is very knowledgeable and explained me every lakes (loches) or other sceneries along the trip, and helped me with photos. Really appreciate it that Rabbie gave me a private tour on that date! I would probably come back and take an another three day Skyi trip to appreciate more highland sceneries with Rabbies in the future when I had more time.
Written 18 January 2022
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Boris S
4 contributions
Aug 2022
Exception tour and would highly recommend it to others who are in Scotland for a short time! Tour guide, Keren was very knowledgeable and made the tour a lot of fun. Every stop we made was something different which made that much exciting. I really enjoyed the cruise along the Loch Ness and the small town with restaurants, small shops and the scenery.
Written 23 September 2022
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