Loch Ness, Haunting Glencoe & the Highlands

1 Day Tour from Glasgow


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 £60.00per 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.

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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/Returns: Bus Stances 23-32, Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Tour Check-in 07:45 | Tour Departs 08:00 | Tour Ends 19:45

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.


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.


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.

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

26/03/23 – Carles

The tour was SUPERB. I really enjoyed every single location we visited with such breathtaking views and lots of history behind. The tour guide, John, was extremely professional and friendly. He provided lots of information on the places we visited and a really enjoyable soundtrack to our journey. He also managed to create the right atmosphere among those participating in the tour…who were just strangers a few hours ago. I am really thankful for all this. Excellent value for money. Please, keep on providing this experience!!

03/01/23 – Sam 

Despite being unfortunate with the weather on the day, we really enjoyed the tour of Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands. Our guide Stuart was very knowledgeable, friendly, and provided lots of information during the tour. There was plenty of stops along the way to get out and take photos of the fantastic views around us. We booked the cruise around Loch Ness which was a great experience before getting back on the bus to continue the trip. We look forward to booking another tour for the next time we are back in Scotland.

14/10/22 –  Melisa

I would love to talk about our experience because it was beyond our expectations. First of all, our tour leader was awesome. He was really funny. He told us many important things about the places during the journey. I forgot his name and I am so sorry for that. Maybe you can check the driver`s name on that day and thank him on our behalf. The journey was well planned. We never got bored because we stopped at many well chosen places. The view was incredibly impressive at all the places we stopped for a break. The coach was also very comfortable. I am surprised to hear that you are a small family company because it looked like a really professional travel company to us. This tour was the best thing we did until now and we will definitely do it again with you in the future. We have already decided to take a 3 or 4 day tour next time. We are really excited for it. It is worth every penny and I already told my friends and family about how beautiful it was and told them they should book a tour if they ever have a chance. Thank you so much for everything. I guess Discover Scotland Tours will become our way of travelling for me and my husband until we book every tour you have 🙂 See you next time!

11/10/22 – Anita & Nicky

Wow is all I can say! It was absolutely fantastic- saw so much of the highlands and Locke’s ! Scott , our tour guide was just the best- funny, gave us so much interesting history- I will be coming again to see Oban 😁 Thankyou so much at least 10 stars🤩🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

14/09/22 – Mathilde

I spent the best day with our guide Gary on this 1-day tour ! The group was really nice and I loved the amount of places we could visit in only 1 day. We had enough time to enjoy every stop. Gary was really caring, remembered all of our names and was very eager to satisfy everyone one the tour, with special stories and really fun moments ! I would recommend this tour to everyone visiting Scotland and wanting to see a lot in little time, Thanks a lot!

08/09/22 – Shannon

Colin was wonderful! Knowledgeable about the history, amusing comments, and upbeat and positive throughout. He kept us informed of when we were arriving where, what to expect and get done in a timely fashion, and when to be back to the bus to depart. So there were no surprises, just more time to enjoy the areas. The stops were beautiful, and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour! We would definitely recommend others to use your services.

07/08/22 – Hazel

We arrived earlier than the expected time and Nick our guide was already there. He was friendly and very informative the entire drive. He made the tour feel very personal. The sights were all beautiful and there were plenty of potty and snack breaks. Every stop he gave us plenty of time for photos and interesting trivia. We got back right on time. Highly recommend! Thank you,

04/08/22 – John

While at the world Soil Science Congress in Glasgow, I decided to savour a bit of Scotland. I have taken many tours in many countries, but the trip to Glencoe and the Highlands was one of the best I have experienced, and excellent value for money. I hope to bring my wife on my next trip to Scotland and take the same your again. I want her to experience what I experienced. I want to savour it again. The driver/tour guide  Garry was in a class of his own, and simply the best. He was efficient, informative, cheerful…a real barrel of laughs. Even on the way back after a long day, he led a group sing-along. With his Scottish outfit, he really fitted the part. When I left him and the very congenial, mainly young people from Pakistan and the US, I felt a tinge of sadness after such a lovely day. Your company is to be complimented with such quality tours. Thank you again.

11/07/22 – Benedetta

We really enjoyed our trip, and we absolutely loved our Tour Leader Karen. She made our day really pleasant with her cheerfulness and kindness, and made the whole trip extremely interesting by giving us a lot of interesting information and fan facts about the things we saw. I was actually impressed by how many things she knows! And we also really liked the Scottish music she put in the car! There’s really nothing I could possibly complain about, we spent a beautiful and memorable day.

07/07/22 – Julie

My husband and I had a wonderful day and Scott our driver guide was fabulous. Yes it was a long day, but it didn’t feel like it as Scott kept us entertained the whole day. The bus was full but still very comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend Discover Scotland, and ,in fact, we are looking forward to booking again with you on a 3 or 4 day excursion.


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.

Anyone wishing to join the Loch Ness Cruise can arrange tickets with their Tour Leader while on tour. They will arrange this in the morning, not long after departure.

Seats are chosen on a first come first serve basis, we are unable to take requests for specific seats. Our mini coaches all have panoramic windows so the beautiful Scottish landscape can always be enjoyed, no matter where you sit.

If you suffer from motion sickness, then you may be affected by the roads in Scotland. They can be twisty and narrow. It’s best to come prepared with a travel sickness preventative, whether that be medicinal, wristbands or another option, to ensure it doesn’t impact your overall enjoyment of the tour.


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