8.5 hours: 9AM - 5:30PM. Includes pick up and drop off anywhere in Glasgow
We will confirm your booking within 3 days
Driver-Guided tour by private vehicle
Private Driver-Guided Tour
Just you and your guide
Professional Tourist Guide
STGA qualified guide
Price is Per Group
Book up to 6 participants on this tour
Carbon Offset Included
Part of our climate positive ethos
Discover on This Tour
- Rest and be Thankful Viewpoint
- Inveraray Castle
- Loch Lomond
About This Tour
This is a private, full day, driver-guided tour. Your guide will pick you up and drop you off at your Glasgow accommodation with their vehicle.
We depart Glasgow and drive towards Scotland’s famous Highlands. Our scenic route takes us through the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and the dramatic Rest and Be Thankful pass. We will stop briefly to take in views at the top of the pass, the summit of an old military road where weary soldiers of the past stopped to catch their breath.
Next we arrive in the town of Inverary on the shores of Loch Fyne. Here we will visit Inverary Castle, the impressive seat of the Duke of Argyll and the Campbell clan. This magnificent aristocratic residence, which has featured in the Downton Abbey TV series, was completely rebuilt by the 3rd Duke of Argyll in the 1700s. The result is a fairy-tale Georgian mansion worthy of royalty, as demonstrated in 1871 when the 8th Duke’s son and heir married the Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria. Exploring the exquisite rooms of the castle, which is still home to the current Duke, we will discover the history and legacy of one of Scotland’s most influential families.
We will also explore the delightful town of Inverary itself, taking in its fine examples of Scottish Georgian architecture.
After a lunch break, we head deeper into the Highlands, where we stop at a viewpoint on the banks of Loch Awe to behold the dramatic Kilchurn Castle. Rising over the brooding waters of the loch and framed by rugged mountains, this ancient, deserted fortress is one you will definitely want to capture on camera.
We drive on towards Loch Lomond, passing the picturesque town of Tarbet snuggled between Loch Lomond and Loch Long. We arrive at Luss, a postcard perfect little village on the beautiful western shore of Loch Lomond. Here we stop to wander around the charming streets and rows of cottages, and pop by the visitor centre. We will then make our way to Luss Pier, where we will be able to take in sweeping, panoramic views over the glittering waters and bonny banks of Loch Lomond.
We then return to Glasgow and finish our tour.
About Your Guide
Our local, expert guides are simply the best in the business, and the primary ingredient in what makes our tours great.
As passionate ambassadors for Scotland, our guides bring Scotland to life through their knowledge, personal stories and life experiences, allowing you to truly immerse yourself into the best our country has to offer. In their safe and capable hands, you can rest assured you’re being well looked after from start to finish. So relax as we take you on an unforgettable journey to discover our rich history, proud heritage, unique culture, and breathtaking landscapes.
All of our guides are passionate expert freelance tourist guides. They are trained to the highest level of tourist guide certification in Scotland by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, meeting European Standards CEN EN15565:2008 and accredited by both the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations and the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations.
Where & When
Start: Your guide will meet you with their vehicle at your Glasgow accommodation at 9AM.
Finish: At the end of the tour your guide will drop you off at your Glasgow accommodation at approximately 5:30PM.
Easy Activity: Driver-Guided tour by private vehicle with some walking involved to visit attractions.
- Pick up from and drop off at your Glasgow accommodation
- Private Blue Badge Tourist Guide
- Private Transport
- Meals and drinks
- Entry to Inveraray Castle. This can be purchased on arrival.
Inveraray Castle 2020 Entrance Fees
Adult (19-59): £11.50
Child (5-15): £7.00
Infant (0-5): £0.00
All visits to venues and attractions are optional.
Cancellation by you 21 or more full days before tour departure: 100% refund.
Cancellation by you less than 21 full days before tour departure: No refund.
What Happens If I’m Late or If I Miss the Tour?
If you are running late, please contact the guide directly using the contact details we have provided to you after booking. Your tour finish time does not change. No refunds are issued for ‘no shows’ or missed tours.
Terms & Conditions
For further information please see our full Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policy.
Yes, all of our tours can be customised to an itinerary or specification that suits you. Please contact us before booking to discuss further.
All of our tours are suitable for children but please do bear in mind the following when booking this tour:
- This tour is a 8.5 hour long tour.
- Any children on this tour who are who are both under the age of 12 and under 135cm/4ft 5in tall will require child car seats. Please indicate during booking how many child car seats you require.
We recommend that participants on our tours arrange for themselves suitable travel, medical and cancellation insurance in advance.
For all other enquiries, please contact us.