Oban, Lochs & Inveraray

Experience some of Scotland’s finest history, scenery and seafood - all in one day!

Loch Lomond and the Highlands…

We start our tour by heading towards the beautiful Loch Lomond where we’ll stop off at the stunning conservation village of Luss. The village that you see today dates back to the 18th and 19th century, with quaint little rows of cottages decorated with spring flower growth and elaborate flower displays. Whilst here, why not do a spot of sightseeing over the Loch?

Highland scenery and history…

We then head deep into the Highlands, passing through enchanting forestry via Loch Awe, the longest loch in Scotland and jewel in Argyll’s crown. Your driver-gudie will explain the area's rich history as we catch a glimpse of Kilchurn Castle, best known historically as a stronghold of the Campbell Clan. Leaving this piece of history behind, we continue through the Pass of Brander, the location where Robert the Bruce had a notable victory. From here, we’ll head to our next stop of Oban, the star of this tour and lunch stop for the day.

Lunch at the sea-side town of Oban…

By lunchtime, we’ll have reached Oban, a stunning seaside town. Oban, ‘Little Bay’ in Gaelic, is surrounded by miles of dramatic shores and beautiful countryside. Here you can take the time to explore the amazing views! Why not climb up to McCaig’s Tower, a prominent landmark, to take in the views over to the Isles of Mull and Kerrera, take a look at the tantalising Falls of Lora or treat yourself by trying some of the freshest seafood you’ll have ever tasted? Or you could even pop into the Oban distillery, one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, for a wee dram at their bar.

Coffee and cakes at Inveraray by Loch Fyne…

On the way back to Edinburgh, we’ll visit the seat of the Campbell Clan at Inveraray, where we’ll stop so you can drink in the beauty of Loch Fyne. Established in 1745, the set is a beautiful display of Scottish Georgian architecture. You’ll have the opportunity to tour the almost fairy-tale like Inveraray Castle, an iconic Scottish visitor attraction, if you wish. From here, we’ll begin our journey home.

Rest and Be Thankful…

Our journey home takes us by Rest and Be Thankful Pass, with such an incredible view it is a great way to end the tour!. The pass is famous due to its stunning location; at 245 m above sea level, it creates a divide between Glen Kinglas and Glen Croe as well as between Loch Long and Loch Fyne. The area is so named as when travellers reached the top of the viewpoint, they used to literally stop to rest and be thankful that they had completed their steep climb. As a permanent marking of the road’s completion, a monument was erected. It’s a perfect place to reflect and take it all in and get your final stunning picture before returning to Edinburgh.

Departure days:

Friday (April - October)


Edinburgh - Check-in 7:45am/Departs 8:00am/Returns 19:30pm
Glasgow - Check-in 9:00am/Departs 9:15 am /Returns 18:00 pm

Meeting point:

1 Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
266 George Street, Glasgow

From £62 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — October

Contact details

Highland Experience Tours

1 Parliament Square

Tour information


  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh - City Centre
  • Glasgow


1 Day


  • Minibus


  • Medium Group (17-30)


  • English


  • Castles
  • Geology
  • Landscapes
  • Photography

Tour prices

From £62 Per Adult £59 Per Child £59 Concession

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Highland Experience Tours

Your Scotland experience starts here. From monsters and mountains, chapels and chieftains to castles and whisky, we want to give you the most authentic Scottish experience possible. From the comfort of our luxury bespoke vehicles to our legendary, fully qualified guides, we can’t wait to show you our country. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have a job doing something we really enjoy; everyone at Highland Experience shares a passion for travel and helping other people discover Scotland’s Highlands. Our love for real, sustainable and unique tour experiences makes us who we are.

Opening times

Monday - 7am - 10pm
Tuesday - 7am - 10pm
Wednesday - 7am -10pm
Thursday - 7am - 10pm
Friday - 7am - 10pm
Saturday - 7am - 10pm
Sunday - 7am - 8pm

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