• Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Soak up the majesty of northwest Scotland on a full-day trip through the West Highlands and Oban from Edinburgh. With a friendly guide, see some of the world’s most stunning scenery from the green hills of seaside Oban to the lochs and mountain peaks of Trossachs National Park. See landmarks like Kilchurn Castle, visit the villages of Luss and Inveraray, and hear tales of famous Scots such as Robert the Bruce.


  • Travel from Scotland's East coast to West coast in one day
  • See the rugged natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands
  • Hear historical tales of Clan rivalry from your expert guide
  • Visit quaint Highland towns, castles and lochs on your small group tour
  • Explore Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland and walk up McCaig's Tower
  • Smaller group tour, with a maximum of 15 people, ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

Your full-day day tour of Scotland’s enchanting Highlands and seaside Oban begins in Edinburgh, where you’ll meet your guide on the Royal Mile. You’ll set off in the morning through the Lowlands towards your first stop in the village of Luss, passing through Glasgow to pick up fellow travelers. Then head into Trossachs National Park for a beautiful scenic drive through forest-covered terrain, punctuated by dramatic mountain peaks. You’ll stop near Loch Lomond to stretch your legs and takes in the sights before continuing west. 

Cruise along the shoreline of the tranquil Loch Awe to the romantic ruins of Kilchurn Castle. As you travel, learn about battles that occurred in this region and rulers like King Robert the Bruce and Clan Campbell, who possessed the Argyll lands for centuries. 

You’ll soon arrive in the colorful coastal town of Oban, where seafood abounds and you can indulge in a lunch of prawn sandwiches, fresh oysters or crab (own expense). Take some time to eat and explore the Victorian town. Visit McCaig's Tower, a granite tower in Roman style that offers stunning views of the bay. Don't hesitate to climb to the top to see all the way to the Isle of Mull!

From here, make your way back to Edinburgh, stopping at the white-washed village of Inveraray. Explore the town’s shops, purchase some local sweets and admire sweeping views of Loch Fyne before returning to the capital. Your 11.5-hour tour arrives at the departure point by evening.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great tour, great guide, he was very funny. The scenery was amazing and we did some extra photo-stops, great day out!!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The trip included a lot of interesting stops, especially in Inveraray. The highlight of the trip was definitely Oban. There were a lot of great seafood options available and the views from McCaig's Tower were amazing!

Ivan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was excellent and Jaime was outstanding.

Cathy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Jamie, our driver, was outstanding in every way courteous and patient with other vehicles, drove safely and cautiously, answered every question thoroughly, highly intelligent and organized, very knowledgeable in a plethora of topics, and created an environment of fun while learning.

Phan Anh T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016


Mary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The guide was great even thought the weather that day was terrible. He knew of a fantastic water fall.
got some really interesting and impressive pictures. I would recommenced this tour in good or Bad weather .

Carol M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great trip. Magnificent scenery. Tour guide was also good. Well worth doing. Oban just beautiful. Seafood was spectacular. The biggest and tastiest oysters I have ever had on my life and not outrageously expensive. Many great stops with 'things'to see.

Joe F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The guide was outstanding, lots of stories and history explained.

Melanie O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We made a few stops at some really amazing places for stretching our legs or taking some fotos of the breathtaking landscape. Our driver Steve was amazing! He showed us where to get the best seafood in Oban, made us laugh a lot and answered all our questions.

Rosemarie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was one of the best tours my family has had, ever! Would highly recommend it.
Thank you so much

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