Loch Ness, Haunting Glencoe & the Highlands

1 Day Tour from Glasgow

Overview

If you want to see as much of Scotland as possible in one-day, then our Loch Ness tour from Glasgow is the one for you.

Stunning but tragic Glencoe will take your breath away and you have the option to take a cruise looking for ‘Nessie’ the mythical Loch Ness Monster.

Prices from £53.00per person

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Tour Duration
08:00 - 19:45

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Just 40 minutes from Glasgow and you’ll be enjoying a morning coffee on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Travelling deeper into the Highlands we’ll pass desolate Rannoch Moor, one of Europe’s last remaining wildernesses.

The scenery just keeps getting better especially as we near Glencoe. In view of its history and stunning beauty we’ll stop here to stretch our legs, take a deep breath and just take it all in! This was also the setting to one of the most shameful periods in Scottish history – the Glencoe Massacre.

We’re now following the Great Glen, a natural fault-line that divides Scotland from coast to coast. It was in 1822 when one of the world’s great waterways, the Caledonian Canal was opened. It linked the Great Glen’s loch so that ships could have safe passage across the country therefore avoiding the dangerous waters around the north coast.

One of these lochs is the legendary Loch Ness and at its southern tip lies the historic hamlet of Fort Augustus. We’ll stop here for around two hours giving you time to enjoy some lunch. You can also search for the mythical Loch Ness monster with the option to purchase a one-hour Loch Ness cruise.

Our return journey to Glasgow will see us travel through the Cairngorms National Park and alongside Loch Laggan to Pitlochry for our final break of the day.

Continuing south through picturesque Perthshire, we’ll pass Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument. The monument overlooks the site of the battle of Stirling Bridge where Scots patriot William Wallace defeated a much larger, advancing English army in 1297. Shortly after, our Loch Ness tour from Glasgow ends.

1 Day Loch Ness Tour from Glasgow

Departure & Return

Departs from Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Your tour will be shown on the Buchanan Bus Station display screen as Discover Scotland Tours – Loch Ness. This screen will also show the bus stance your coach will depart from.

Check-in 07:45

Departs 08:00

Ends 19:45 (approx).

Returns to Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW


Late Arrivals

In the event you are late for any reason in arriving at your departure point and as result miss your tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.


Children

We regret that we do not carry children under the age of 5 on our scheduled tours.


What’s Included

Transport in a 16-seat mini coach

Coach Air Filtration System as standard

Air Conditioning as standard

Services of an English-speaking driver-guide

  Loch Ness Boat Cruise

  Meals & Refreshments


What to Bring

In Scotland we can get 4 seasons in 1 day, so we suggest bringing suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket and layers of clothing.

Shoes that are suitable for short walks on uneven paths and rough terrain. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and your camera to capture fantastic memories you’ll make on tour with us!

Most attractions & eating establishments we visit accept card payments, however we recommend bringing some cash with you.


Luggage

This is limited to one piece of luggage (like an airline cabin bag) with a maximum weight of 15kg per person. For guidance, measurements should be no more than 65cm x 45cm x 30cm / 25in x 18in x 12in. You are allowed one small carry-on bag for onboard personal items.


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel this tour 48 hours or more prior to departure – you will be refunded 90% of the tour price.

Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to departure – no refund will be due.

Cancellations must be made in writing. For further information please refer to our terms and conditions.


Tour Highlights

Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, The Highlands, Ben Nevis, The Great GlenThe Commando MemorialThe Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness Monster Spotting Cruise, Cairngorms National Park and Perthshire.


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Please have a look at some customer experiences with Discover Scotland Tours.

20/04/22 – Lucy

Myself and my 15 year old son met your wonderful tour guide and driver Gary at Buchanan bus station.  Right from the outset we found Gary to be very friendly and most knowledgeable.  We thoroughly enjoyed the breathtaking scenery and had the opportunity to take plenty of photos.It was quite a long day for us but we found there were enough breaks to keep us comfortable, mid morning coffee and lunch. The transport itself was extremely good, the seats comfortable and the driver second to none, we felt very safe. We couldn’t fault the day at all; my teen was very engaged, taking plenty of photos, learning very interesting facts from Garry and is still talking about it now so an amazing time was had by us both. The cruise at Loch Ness was brilliant and the skipper quite the comedian which made us laugh.   We will definitely come back and tour with you again when we are next in Scotland.  Keep up the good work.


03/03/22 – Wendy

We recently visited Loch Ness Glencoe and the Highlands with Discover Scotland and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We were impressed with all aspects of the tour including the organisation, standard of cleanliness and safety measures of the vehicle and of course the magnificent scenery.  However the star of the show was undoubtedly Jerry our guide and driver! Jerry was able to keep us entertained for twelve hours with his vast knowledge of Scottish history and personal anecdotes interspersed with music appropriate to the region we were travelling through so never a dull moment. Thank you, Discover Scotland, and particularly Jerry for providing us with such a wonderful trip. Well Done.


01/03/22 – Lydia

Thank you so much for reaching out! And we had a wonderful time! We went as a group of seven university students and it was one of the best experiences of our long midterm break! We absolutely loved our tour guide, John Black, and he was the kindest, most welcoming guide ever! He taught us so much about Scotland and we all want to come back!  It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Thank you.


22/02/22 – Nema

I give 5 stars! Everything was really good and I will recommend your company to my friends and family. Your driver, Michael was the perfect guide, interesting, funny and helpful. We spent a wonderful day. However it would be nice to be able to spend a little more time in some places because it's very fast, but I know it's very complicated because we only have the day. I thought it was great that the driver gave us food to feed the animals, it was a nice moment of sharing . The values of your company are very well represented throughout the journey, you are a small but friendly and sustainable company.


16/02/22 – Annalena

Thank you so much for the great tour! I had so much fun! I’m sorry Michael, the Highland coos were really a (the?) highlight of the tour, but your stories and fun facts about whiskey, the horse of the water (Nessie is not a monster!), and James Bond were a close second ;D And your road trip songs are now playing constantly on my phone! Even though we did not have the best weather (there was a storm on our way back to Glasgow!), the landscape of Scotland is stunning in every weather and it was such a nice and relaxed atmosphere in the bus. Thank you again Michael, for being so forthcoming and even bringing us back home.


05/02/22 – Sabrina

I think you absolutely deserve to know the Tour was amazing. It was an amazing trip, even if the weather wasn’t the best, the tour guide (John I think) killed it!! Amazing driver, super mega funny and interesting, I would absolutely repeat it, thank you so much!!


03/02/22 – Lindsay & Mariana

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip, Nick was amazing and incredibly accommodating to what we wanted to see and encorperated everything into the tour in the time available. In the instance that we were the only people on the tour we got to see some perfect areas of scotland and Nick was both engaging and knowledgeable about all the aspects of scenery and sites. Could not have asked for more. 5 stars well done.


28/01/22 - Yvette

The tour and tour guide was FANTASTIC - Michael was brilliant - he should be on the stage. When you are on a tour - you don't just want facts - you want to be entertained too - and Michael did that too - LOVED his outfit .


11/01/22 - Meera and Tamika 

We were very suprised when we were greeted by John at the bus station that we were going to be the only ones on the tour. John was professional and engaging as well as playing some good music we may have added a song or two to his playlist. He was very informative and it showed through the vast knowledge he had about each location. Any questions that we had he was more than happy to answer. The weather held up all day which was great and meant that we were able to see everything along the tour in all its glory. John was also right in saying the we would see every season in one day as that is exactly what happened.
We were also impressed by his ability to talk to animals (Dr dolittle 2.0) as the cows came running as soon as they saw him. We ended the tour in Pitlochry which had the most amazing whiskey ice cream that was recommended by John. We hope to see you again soon.


09/01/22 - Markella

Hello! Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you since our tour was more than amazing! Me and my friends had a really great time and not only did we had fun and enjoy ourselves, but we also learned so much about Scotland (its people, history, culture etc.)! Everything was great, we had the chance to do  many stops and take videos, photos, grab coffee, snacks and souvenirs and we had a lot of bathroom breaks too (something that was really important to us). Special thanks to our tour guide (Jon) who took care of us and kept us both safe and comfortable as well as excited, while also recommending us things to do and giving us as many information as possible! Again thank you very much and keep up the good work!

FAQ's

This tour from Glasgow does not travel as far north as Inverness. We visit Fort Augustus at the southern tip of Loch Ness and then travel across the country to Perthshire.

This tour passes Stirling Castle on the way back to Glasgow but we do not stop there. However, you can visit Stirling on our Loch Lomond National Park & Stirling Castle 1 day tour.

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