Shore Excursions

Are you disembarking from a Cruise Ship for the day in Fort William or Oban

Then we invite you to sit back relax and join us on an exciting sightseeing Shore Excursion through  the dramatic landscapes around Fort William & Lochaber “The Outdoor Capital of The UK” and Oban and Argyll “The Gateway to the Isles”

Our Shore Excursions are deigned to last for approximately six hours – or they can be extended to a Full Day Tour

 

Our Shore Excursions are designed to meet the needs of people stopping for the day and disembarking off a cruise ship for the day or for people who are just passing through. Our Shore Excursions offer a fascinating tour around the local areas.
The tours have been designed to last for six hours during which you see the beauty spots, dramatic scenery and historical landmarks that bear witness to stories from past eras.
 
We will collect you from the shore pontoon, from the railway station or your accommodation within the town.
 
Fort William & Lochaber Shore Excursion
 
Fort William is known as The Outdoor Capital of The UK, but tells many a story in its history. Formerly A Garrison town it lies in the shadows of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis. Having witnessed scenes of battles, and playing its part in The Jacobite Uprising of 1745 and The Massacre of Glencoe.
 
During your tour you will hear the stories, see the dramatic and breathtaking scenery, and visit the landmarks of Fort William and Lochaber’s history.
 
Tour Highlights
  • Glen Nevis, famed in Braveheart
  • Caig Falls famed in Rob Roy
  • Glencoe famed for The Massacre in 1692
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct  famed in Harry Potter
  • The world famous Commando Memorial
  • Inverlochy Castle

Oban & Argyll Shore Excursion

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.

On this tour you will hear the stories, see the dramatic and breath-taking scenery and  landmarks of Oban and Argyll’s history.
 
Tour Highlights
  • McCaigs Tower
  • Dunstaffnage Castle
  • The Falls of Lora
  • St Connans Kirk
  • Kilchurn Castle
  • Inveraray Castle
Tour Prices
1-3 passengers From £240
   4 passengers From £270
   5 passengers From £300
   6 passengers From £330
 
More than 6 passengers – prices on request.
Exclusions
Any Food and any entry fees to attractions are not included in our prices
 
Tripadvisor Review

Reviewed 4 June 2017

“The Fort William and Lochaber Mini Tour was a tremendous experience and was a highlight during our cruise around the north of Scotland. I was looking to join a small group tour of the Scottish Highlands for a few hours with my elderly mother, after alighting from our cruise ship in Fort William. The cruise company organise and promote their own tours but those are very expensive.

I found Stephen’s website very informative and selected the Fort William and Lochaber Mini Tour. My email enquiry was answered immediately and Stephen was able to arrange the tour to meet the arrival of the cruise ship at the dockside.
Stephen is a true gentleman and so informative, and nothing is a problem to him.
The weather was gorgeous. The Mini Tour was fabulous and I think we must have visited all available sights in the 5 hour duration of the tour. As we were the only people booked on the tour that day, Stephen ran it as a private tour.

We initially drove in Stephen’s 7 seater vehicle through the beautiful Glen Nevis where the film Braveheart was filmed, continued to the spectacular Caig Falls which was the backdrop to Rob Roy, and even continued through Glen Etive which was the setting for the James Bond ancestral home in the film Skyfall!! We also drove through the beautiful setting of Glencoe which was the site of the infamous massacre of the MacDonalds in 1692. Stephen also took us to the Commando Memorial near to Speam Bridge as this was the training area used during the Second World War. We had plenty of photo opportunities and stopped whenever we wished during the tour.

Stephen’s local and natural knowledge is second to none and we learned so much from our trip. Stephen also provided complimentary refreshments during the trip, and we had a short coffee stop at Speam Bridge Woollen Mill where the local whisky can be sampled. The scenery is spectacular and I thought this trip was wonderful and was ideal for the time we had onshore.
Our time flew by and the final stop was near the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct to see the steam train returning to Fort William. This is the viaduct which appeared in the Harry Potter films. Stephen then took us back to the dockside for our return to the cruise ship.

I would highly recommend the tour. Stephen is very flexible as to the planning and timings of the tours and he will pick up anywhere in the local area”

G Clark, London

Photos from The Shore Excursions

The Jacobite Steam Train on Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glencoe The Valley of Weeping
Glen Nevis
Caig Falls