We invite you to sit back relax and join us on this exciting sightseeing tour along the shoreline of Loch Linnhe to Oban, Argyll and The Dramatic Glencoe. This Highland Mini Tour lasts for seven hours, or it can be extended to a Full Day Tour.
Your Private Guided Tour begins when we collect you from your desired location in or around Fort William or Oban.
On departing Fort William we travel the shoreline of Loch Linnhe to the beauty spot of Appin that is a tranquil coastal village and is part of the Lynn of Lorn National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland. As we pass through we view the authentic Castle Stalker one of the best persevered medieval tower houses in Scotland, which famed in Monty Python. We also hear tale of The Appin Murder famed in Robert Louis Stephenson’s novel Kidnapped.
We will then travel on to the villages of Connel where we cross over the Connel Bridge with stunning views of The Falls of Lora, and then Dunbeg where we will view Dunstaffnage Castle once a stronghold of The Mac Dougals of Lorne and also captured by Robert the Bruce.
We then journey further on to the bustling and vibrant town of Oban is known as The Gateway to the Isles, but has many a good story in its own history. Formerly a fishing village it lies in the shadows of McCaig’s Tower, the towns most prominent landmark. Having witnessed scenes of battles, and acted as a base for flying boats through the wars. We stop in Oban for a comfort stop.
On departing Oban we travel through Argyll a historic county that corresponds to most of the part of the ancient kingdom of Dal RIata. We will visit the Magnificent St Connans Kirk and take a stroll to The Impressive Kilchurn Castle. Our journey through to The Rannoch Moor will take you through dramatic landscape to Glencoe a stunning landscape formed by glaciers and is part of the National scenic area of Ben Nevis & Glencoe. It is described as one of the most spectacular and beautiful glens in Scotland. It’s dramatic scenery and haunting story of The Massacre of Glencoe in 1692 will excite you and make your tour memorable.
“Stephen knew a great set of places to go — both the major attractions I was expecting like Glencoe, several castles, and Oban, and also little interesting stops that you’d never find on your own, like a lovely Victorian church featuring animals hidden within its decoration. He clearly has extensive knowledge about the local area and its history, and was also just a personable guy to spend 6 hours with.
He was very accommodating about picking me up at the train station, as I took the sleeper train in that morning and (key for overseas visitors) we were able to arrange everything, including payment via Paypal, via email without any expensive phone calls. The pace of the tour was very casual and there were options to stop as needed, including for some AMAZING seafood in Oban. He’s also clearly a very skilled and safe driver.
I would absolutely recommend Highland Mini Tours to anyone who wants to see a lot of sights in a very comfortable way from the Fort William area”
C Garzich, Maryland, US
Photos from the Oban – Argyll & Glencoe Tour