Edinburgh to Glencoe Tour
Glencoe Tour from Edinburgh and Other Locations in Scotland
Day Trip to Glencoe from Edinburgh or any Location in Scotland
From your accommodation anywhere in Scotland
£800 for tour and transport, for exclusive use of our bus for you and your friends or family.
Our bus can accommodate 16 passengers.
Transport by luxury mini coach for a more
Services of a professional Heartland Travel driver/guide.
We can arrange for you to visit attractions on our tour but they are not included in the price.
Visit Glencoe Courtesy of our Luxury Day Trip
Starting our Edinburgh to Glencoe tour we will Depart from Edinburgh, we head for the Southern Highlands taking us past the striking view of Stirling Castle perched up on the castle rock, a gigantic volcanic plug.
The next part of the journey takes us through the fertile farmlands of the lowlands. As we then pass the Highland Boundary Fault Line, the scenery changes immediately to rugged mountains and beautiful shimmering Lochs. Centuries ago, these lands were where you would find the Scottish Clans, specifically, this area was home to the famous MacGregors. The leader of that Clan ( The Chieftain ) was one of Scotland’s most infamous men, Rob Roy MacGregor.
Heading north on our Glencoe tour from Edinburgh
As we travel further north, the scenery gets more spectacular with every mile. We will stop often for photographs and for a chance for you to breathe in the pure mountain air.
Lunch will be in the harbour town of Oban with the opportunity to have seafood, fresh from the sea. This picturesque little seaside town has a wonderful traditional feel with great shops for buying souvenirs of your trip.
Next photo opportunity will be Castle Stalker, a scenic castle enclosed by water located 25 miles north of Oban.
Now we visit Glencoe
We will then travel through Scotland’s most famous valley, Glencoe. The glen itself is steeped in history and your driver guide will tell you the incredible tales of this haunting Glen.
The southbound leg of the day trip to Glencoe from Edinburgh
Travelling south we will pass the magnificent mountain of Buachaille Etive Mor you go down towards the wild Rannoch Moor. This landscape is covered by peat-bogs and heather and will amaze you by its desolate beauty.
Loch Lomond is next on our Itinerary with the last stop at the village of Luss on the bonny banks of the Loch.
From Luss, we head home and say our final good byes as we end our Edinburgh to Glencoe tour.
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At Heartland Travel we have a selection of tours which include Glencoe. Our 3-day Isle of Skye tour makes its way through Rannoch Moor, passing by the Glencoe ski Centre, then on to the spectacular Glen itself.
Glencoe has a haunting atmosphere and is often referred to as the ‘Glen of Weeping’ due to the massacre that took place in the valley on the 13th of February 1692. This murderous act was executed by the Campbells against the Clan McDonald. More than 30 lives were taken at the order of the King.
On the Classic 4-day Isle of Skye and Inverness tour, we include Glencoe as part of the ultimate journey through the Highlands. On this journey you will have the opportunity to see the village of Glencoe, at the far end of the glen, and enjoy some lunch at the Glencoe Visitor Centre.
The Centre, operated by the National Trust for Scotland, includes an exhibition, café, shop and a wonderful viewing platform giving you an amazing perspective of Glencoe.
Bespoke opportunities to visit Glencoe
If you have chosen a private, bespoke tour and where we are creating something tailor made for you, we will be working closely with you to create the perfect itinerary. We would usually recommend, if possible, to include Glencoe in our route as it is one of Scotland’s most spectacular areas.
One clear advantage of choosing a bespoke tour is that you are involved in the planning from the very start. If you want to spend more time in the Glencoe area, then this can be arranged.
There are many incredible walks in the area with to suit a variety of levels. Such as the Lost Valley (or Hidden Glen) which is a vast area between two mountains. This surprising glen is so well hidden from the outset. This route provides a tantalising reward at the top – soon into the route upward, the path opens and provides a meadowlike sense in the valley.
If you are an experienced hiker and enjoy a challenge, a day spent hiking the Aonach Eagach. This is an exposed scrambling along the ridge between Am Bodach and Stob Coire Leith. Experience and a head for heights is required.
Edinburgh to Glencoe Tour via the Trossachs
Heading north to leave Stirling’s distinctive flood plain and volcanic outcrops behind, and the landscape becomes more rugged. This terrain beguiled the Romantics, including Ruskin and Millais, also inspiring Sir Walter Scott’s 1810 poem The Lady of the Lake and his later historical novel Rob Roy.
This is the home of Scotland’s first National Park: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Its footprint covers 720 square miles of lochs, glens, and mountains, boasting unparalleled biodiversity. Rivers are clear, ospreys still soar above ancient deciduous trees, and squirrels are bright flashes of red, not grey.
Further north is the stark landscape of Rannoch moor, close to where filmmakers created Claire’s mysterious disappearance in Outlander. Traverse the moor to Glencoe, perhaps Scotland’s most emblematic glen, whose silver waters are towered over by Buachaille Etive Mor and The Three Sisters peaks. Glencoe’s terrible beauty is perhaps best experienced in less clement weather, when mists deepen the silence and communicate something of this landscape’s unsettling past.
The massacre of the clan MacDonald here in 1692 fuelled the Jacobite uprisings of 1715 and 1745, and went on to capture the imaginations of authors throughout the centuries. This striking landscape has also caught the eye of filmmakers to provide backdrops for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2003, and more recently, for the 2012 James Bond movie, Skyfall.