West Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

Discover the serenity of the Scottish Highlands, on our West highlands day tour. Exploring iconic spots like Kilchurn Castle and Rest and Be Thankful on this enchanting tour, where every twist and turn reveals a new tale of beauty and history waiting to be explored.
Departing

Edinburgh

From

£595

Duration

9 Hours

Tour Details

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and explore the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. This West Highlands day tour offers a journey through some of the most iconic and picturesque locations, from the renowned Kilchurn Castle to the serene atmosphere of Rest and Be Thankful. Prepare for an epic and breathtaking Highland adventure that awaits you.

Itinerary

Starting at your hotel (or location of your choice), your very own personal driver will pick you up to start your adventure.

As you leave Edinburgh, a few sights await your attention. Firstly, perched on Castle Hill, Stirling Castle is sure to catch your eye – if your guide doesn’t point it out first. It holds immense historical significance as one of Scotland’s most important castles, being the site of Mary Queen of Scots’ coronation and much of her early childhood.

Known as The Gateway to the Highlands, Callander is the perfect place to start your West Highlands tour. Bursting with coffee shops, gifts shops – and of course a fantastic whisky shop – the first stop on this tour will get you ready for everything that’s to come.

You can also take a stroll along the River Teith which flows along the edge of the town, with spectacular views of Ben Ledi and the Craggs behind the town.

Scotland is full of breathtaking scenic drives, and Glenogle is no different. As you sit back, you’ll be spoilt for picture opportunities. With endless rolling hills, you can imagine yourself transported back to the time of the Jacobites and Scottish rebellions.

The glen is actually known as the homeland for Rob Roy MacGregor – a famous Scottish outlaw turned folk hero between the 1600s and 1700s.

One of Scotland’s most photographed castles, you’ll no doubt have seen it before. Kilchurn Castle is a spectacular medieval ruin that sits on an ‘island’ on Loch Awe. Originally, this wasn’t an island, but actually part of the mainland before the water level dropped.

Its most famous claim to fame is during the Jacobite Rebellion when it was used as a stronghold for the British.

Leaving the castle behind, we will drive along the banks of Loch Awe on the way to our next destination. A beautifully scenic drive, you’ll not be short of picture opportunities.

Wander through the picturesque streets of Inverary, visit the Old Sweet Shop or stop for a coffee. Overlooking the banks of Loch Fyne, the county town was originally created and planned by the Duke of Argyll in 1745. On the edge of the town, you’ll also find Inverary Castle which is set within extensive grounds with beautiful views over towards the Loch.

Simply spectacular. There are no words that can describe the beauty of the Rest and Be Thankful, and it’s one of the most dramatic valleys you’ll ever see. Winding through the valley, you’ll also see the old road which was used during the Jacobite times as a military route.

Picture-perfect, the village of Luss is somewhere everyone has to see when visiting Scotland. With its quaint little houses and Loch-side location, it’s one of the prettiest villages imaginable.

Walk along the pier and get your picture taken with views of Ben Lomond in the backdrop, before heading back to Edinburgh at the end of your day.

Return to Edinburgh

Tour Map

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

Private day tour for up to 7 people.
Expert tour driver with years of knowledge and experience.
Pick up from any central Edinburgh location
Luxurious, Mercedes-Benz MPV as your vehicle with 4G WiFi.
Group WhatsApp for communicating with your driver.
Lunch
Access to attraction(s)
Gratuities
Private day tour for up to 7 people.
Expert tour driver with years of knowledge and experience.
Pick up from any central Edinburgh location
Luxurious, Mercedes-Benz MPV as your vehicle with 4G WiFi.
Group WhatsApp for communicating with your driver.
Lunch
Access to attraction(s)
Gratuities

Why book with Hopscotch Travel?

Important Information

Meeting point
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow, we we come to you! So once you have booked your tour we will be with you at the specified time on the day of the trip!
  • Traveling by Sea? We can pick you up at the Cruise Terminals in and around Edinburgh or Greenock.
  • Don’t worry if you haven’t booked your accommodation yet, you can continue to book and confirm these details with us later.
Contact
  • We typically reconfirm all details no later than 48 hours before your travel date. For extra reassurance our team is here should you have any questions so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.
  • Your guide who will typically aim to be with you 5-10 minutes before your departure time. Unless you tell us otherwise we will always provide the lead passenger’s details which can be used to co-ordinate meeting up should there be any parking restrictions and/or delays at your pick-up point.
  • Upon request, we can arrange a WhatsApp group allowing you to co-ordinate with us and your fellow travellers.
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes and a waterproof jacket is recommended.​
Not allowed
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed).
Covid-19 precautions – Good to Go!
  • Safety measures in place including daily regular Lateral Flow Tests by all our guides.
  • Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised daily.
  • Based on current government guidelines masks are discretionary. ​

Please refer to our FAQ for any additional queries you may, alternatively feel free to contact us if you need to get in touch.

Looking for other tours from Edinburgh? Check out our Whisky Day Tour and our Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond Day Tour!

Why book with Hopscotch Travel?

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