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 £48.00 - £64.00 per person

Departs From:
Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Get up to 50% off valid for travel between 4th November 2021 – 18th February 2022. To redeem this discount please call us on 0141 887 6777 and quote ‘days out offer’ or book online using the promo code GOLOCHNESS

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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.

25/11/21 - Elaine

The tour was superb and John the tour guide was exceptional. I’ve put a trip advisor on singing your praises. Would definitely recommend you to friends. Thanks.


29/09/21 – Laura

My friend Rochelle and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, it was our first real holiday since the pandemic hit so it was a real treat for us and felt like such a nice break away. We started off in Edinburgh and then travelled to Glasgow, where we took this tour on one of our days. We also had incredible weather on the day. Loch Ness was majestic and sparkling with the sun shining in the afternoon and Glencoe had a haunting fog covering it early in the morning. Our tour guide was Stuart Ferguson (hopefully I've spelt his name right!), who was so knowledgeable about everything. There were so many fun facts along the way, some that I wrote down! He was an incredible tour guide, with loads of energy from start to finish (no mean feat when he's been driving all that way and back again). He also played the bagpipes for us at certain locations, which was an added bonus! He felt like a friendly history teacher who's open to questions and is able to illuminate the story in a really engaging way. I loved his inclusion of Scottish music on our trip and his sense of humour. He really made the experience so worthwhile and interesting.


17/09/21 – Patricia 

Big thank you for the tour, it was amazing! We really enjoyed it, definitely will be back for another trip, we hope to see Isle of Skye. Views were stunning and Tour Leader did a really great job! Thank you so much.


10/09/21 – Angela

My friend and I went on this tour with Discover Scotland tours. The whole experience was excellent and the staff were friendly, helpful and informative. This started with Marghrad who I booked the tour with. Cliff the driver of the tour arrived early on the day which was extremely helpful. He was very informative through the tour and provided lots of useful and interesting historical information. He was also very patient and kind. The tour was much better than driving by yourself as we learned so much about the places we visited and the history of Scotland. I would certainly book again.


28/08/21 - Priya 

I wanted to share how great the experience was on the tour. Time was well-managed, we had a good amount of time to relax, do the boat tour and get food at Loch Ness. Fergie was great, brought character and life to the trip with his outfit, music along the way and playing the bagpipes at the memorial was highly memorable. Stopping at different viewpoints helped to make it feel like we were able to see things without constantly just being in the minibus- something other people on tours said was a problem with different companies but when when read about your tour on TripAdvisor, it seemed the better option! Great day. Thank you.


20/08/21 - Audrey

It was a privilege for my family to join the Loch Ness and Highlands tour organised by your company.  The one day tour was compact and did achieve the purpose for us to see as much as possible.  We had a wonderful time at the Loch Ness and Nessie cruise.  The guide Mr Ferggy (hope I spelt his name right) did his job amazingly and he was funny and informative.  I enjoyed seeing him playing the bagpipes when he paid tributes to the heros of the World War II. Thank you for the wonderful day in Scotland.  I surely will recommend your tour to all my friends who are planning to travel to Scotland.


12/08/21 - Thanu

The tour was everything we could have wanted and more!! Our tour leader was amazing, very informative, knew exactly where to stop for the best photos. He kept us entertained during the journey but at the same time let us have our own time. He was very understanding when we changed our minds last minute about the cruise. We couldn’t have booked a better tour! We would highly recommend to anyone considering booking a trip.


08/08/21 - Zdenka

The tour was absolutely amazing and our tour guide Jerry was funny, knowledgeable and always happy to help. It was 5 of us, my parents, my teenage daughter and her friend and myself who attended this tour, and we are all very happy to have taken advantage of this. The price is reasonable for a 12-hour tour, we stopped frequently and the views were just stunning. Thank you beth much!


03/08/21 - Rasa

My friend and I were very happy with the tour - there was a lot of interesting info, plenty of well-timed stops to see the Highlands, grab a coffee and take some pictures. Jerry (apologies if I am misspelling his name!) was an excellent driver, told us fun and informative stories, answered any questions & the quiz at the end was a lot of fun! Also it was super impressive how well we were doing with time - Jerry organised everything perfectly, so we were not late to come back & have plenty of time for a relaxed lunch & stroll at Loch Ness.


22/07/21 – Philippa

My friend and I throughly enjoyed our two tours with you during our brief stay in Scotland. We were delighted with both tours, Micheal and Fergi provided excellent entertainment on the bus and looked after us well. There honestly isn’t anything that we wish was different; we had two great days out of the cities and exploring outer Scotland! Thank you for your excellent service… we will be recommending you to others! Philippa

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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