3 Night GLASGOW, OBAN, LOCHS & CASTLES
3 Night Glasgow, Oban, Lochs & Castles Ref: 3GOLC
Private Car Transfer from Glasgow Station to Hotel.
3 nights Jury's Inn 3* or similar, Glasgow
1 x Standard Double Room
Buffet Breakfast daily
Duration: 24 Hrs
Let us show you all the things to see and do in Glasgow, from excellent museums, art galleries and beautiful parks: there is something for all ages in this exciting Scottish city. As well as all that, our friendly pubs, welcoming cafes and bars and lively night clubs help to make Glasgow one of the new preferred destinations for short breaks for the younger and older generations alike.
- Hop on and off at any of the stops.
- Don't waste time waiting, as the buses come regularly all year round!
- Be sure not to miss a beat with audio guide available in a bunch of different languages.
- Take advantage of the fact that the bus stops are located perfectly to make finding your way around super simple.
Start Time: 08:30am
Duration: 10 Hrs 30 Mins
Departing from Glasgow we travel northwest along the shores of Loch Lomond. Here you will cross the Highland boundary fault line where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically to the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands giving way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. It's easy to forget that this was once thought of as a dangerous frontier fought over by the fiercely territorial Highland clans such as the MacGregor’s, made famous by highland folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor.
We then take a leisurely drive over the 'Rest and Be Thankful' Mountain pass. It was given its name in 1753 by the weary soldiers who had just finished building the old military road up through Glen Croe (not to be confused with Glencoe, which you will visit later in the day).
From here you will travel through the steep sided mountains, known as the Arrochar Alps, to the picturesque harbour town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne, famous for the 18th Century Castle and home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Campbell clan. The town was built at the same time as the castle and is a classic 18th Century planned village with its straight wide streets and dignified Georgian houses, designed by Robert Adam, famous for his architecture in Edinburgh’s New Town. We then continue our drive along the shore of Scotland’s longest loch, Loch Awe, where you stop for the short walk out to visit Kilchurn Castle (interior open from April to September), a magnificent ruin situated in the middle of Loch Awe and former home of the Campbell’s of Breadalbane.
We then continue to the harbour town of Oban, gateway to the Isles, for lunch of your choice. After lunch we will then travel north along the west coast around Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker and into Scotland's most famous valley, Glencoe. Stunningly beautiful, with its dramatic cliff faces and steep slopes, Glencoe is infamous as the site of the Glencoe massacre in 1692. Following orders from King William, Scottish soldiers under the leadership of Captain Robert Campbell slaughtered 38 men, women and children of the Macdonald clan. This was especially shocking as the soldiers had been living with the people of Glencoe for two weeks and killed them in their own homes. Nobody was ever punished for this crime, as the King himself had signed the order, but the Highlands would never be the same again.
Travelling south as we pass the majestic peak of Buachaille Etive Mor (meaning 'The Great Shepherd of Etive') we descend towards the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. At an altitude of over 1000ft, covered by heather and peat-bogs and dotted with dozens of lochs, it's a unique landscape. From here you will then travel through Glen Falloch and then drive south towards Loch Lomond. This is Scotland's largest loch and it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore.
The last stop of the day will be in Luss, an 18th Century conservation village with old workers cottages, built for the labourers of the Estate. From here you return to Glasgow.
Start Time: 13:00pm
Duration: 3 Hrs
Come join us in one of the most amazing experiences about whisky and food. We will take you to some of the most cosmopolitan bars and restaurants in Glasgow's city centre where you will have the opportunity to sample the best whisky available in each venue.
Not only will you learn about whisky and the different ways to enjoy it, but you will also receive a complete cultural and educational storytelling experience, highlighting music, films and historic tales.
Always remember that the only rule about whisky is that there are no rules about whisky.
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Glasgow Station.
Transfer from Glasgow Airport - Hotel or v.v. Supplement of AUD $30.00 One Way.