Oban & Western Highlands Coach Day Tour from Edinburgh (ST)
Running 4 days a week during the summer months (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from April to October), this is a wonderful coach tour from Glasgow up the west of Scotland to Oban. You'll see some of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs, glens and mountains as the tour goes through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and Rob Roy country to Oban, in the heart of the beautiful Western Highlands.
Tour Highlights: Loch Lomond, Luss, Crianlarich, Tyndrum, Glen Lochy, Dalmally, Loch Awe, The Falls of Lora, Oban, Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray, Rest and be Thankful, Argyle Forest Park
Our journey takes us northwards through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with its lochs and mountains and into the Highlands. From Edinburgh we travel to Glasgow then make our way through Rob Roy country towards the little Highland village of Tyndrum. Next we travel through Glen Lochy to romantic Kilchurn Castle, which stands guard at the head of Loch Awe. For years Loch Awe was a natural protection for the Campbells of Inveraray against their enemies from the North.
Oban is a picturesque fishing port set on the Firth of Lorn. We have plenty of time to discover this bustling town and enjoy the views towards the Island of Kerrera and the Inner Hebrides beyond.
The 3rd Duke of Argyll built the 'new' town of Inveraray between 1746 and 1780 at the head of Loch Fyne. The town sits in the shadow of his castle and, as we will discover, this pleasant town retains much of its 18th Century charm.
During our descent of the 'Rest and be Thankful' mountain pass we'll see the original road, built by General Wade, winding its way up the through the glen. Soon we reach the Argyll Forest Park where icy streams cascade down through wooded glens. Shortly we will return to the gentle shores of Loch Lomond once more. It's a short drive to Glasgow and then on home to Edinburgh.
· Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
· Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
· Gratuity to your tour host
· Transport by luxury air-conditioned minicoach
· Services of an experienced tour host
· Service charges and taxes
Min Age3 years
Tour Vehicle TypeCoach
Departure PointHighland Experience Tours @ Caffé Nero, 1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF
Departure TimeCheck in: 07:45 hrs Departure: 08:00 hrs
Expected return TimeReturns at 19.30 hrs
Duration of TourFull Day
Months of OperationApril, May, June, July, August, September, October
Rates & Dates
* Child rate apply from 3-12 years inclusive
We regret that children under the age of 3 are not carried on this tour
Dates This Tour Runs:
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays
7 April to 31 October 2014
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