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Glencoe Day Tour

Explore the Scottish Highlands on a Private Day Tour of Scotland from Edinburgh

Glencoe Day Tour

Book our private Glencoe Highlands tour of Scotland from Edinburgh – Experience the rugged Scottish Highlands and the world-famous Glencoe. Book a fantastic relaxed private day tour exploring the best of Scotland’s history, landscapes, and local hospitality. Tales of Highland Warriors, Jacobites, and folklore are all part of our wonderful private tour from Edinburgh. A memorable and fun day tour of Scotland from Edinburgh awaits – Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland.

Glencoe Day Tour from Edinburgh

Book a private guided day tour to Glencoe from Edinburgh and experience the highlands of Scotland in a day

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.

Directly descended from legendary Highland stalker Donald Ross, Chief Stalker to the Duke of Portland, Niall aims to give clients the best possible experience whether it be heritage related , historical, cultural  or perhaps a mixture of all three – the best that Scotland has to offer’  Read more….

Stirling Castle Day Tour

Your Journey

We depart at 9.am, and our unique private day tour from Edinburgh to Glencoe begins. Experience the world-famous Kelpies: The largest statues of horses globally and an incredible sight—Marvel at Stirling Castle as we travel North past the Royal Burgh of Stirling (Photo stop). Enjoy Callander Highland Village and the beautiful scenery of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Rannoch Moor and the awe-inspiring Glencoe are a unique and wonderful experience. Enjoy lunch in the heart of Glencoe and feel the history and listen to the folklore of the Scottish Highlands. Explore this beautiful and wild area of the Scottish Highlands with your private guide. On our return to Edinburgh, see first hand the Unesco protected engineering marvel of the Forth Rail Bridge. The iconic rail bridge has stood the test of time since opening in 1890—a classic Scottish landmark.

A private day tour from Edinburgh to Glencoe is a truly memorable experience. Booking our private Glencoe Tour from Edinburgh is a fantastic, fun, and convenient way to explore Scotland. Scottish Guided Tours plan and deliver bespoke private tours of Scotland and complete door-to-door service. Our private tours from Edinburgh are designed around your interests and time frame.

Glencoe & Scottish Highlands Tour

Your Journey

Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall meet you at your Hotel, B&B or Cruise Ship Terminal and your fantastic private tour of Scotland is underway. Complete Door to Door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

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Your Guide

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr. Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.

Transport

Our brand new vehicles ensure great views, comfort and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travelling companions. 

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Private Tours

Scottish Guided Tours provide private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. No travellers shall be mixed with any other private groups. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.

Covid-19 Precautions

All vehicles are meticulously cleaned. Face masks and sanitiser are provided. Private tours are exclusively for group, family or fellow travelling companions. Private tours of Scotland are the safest way to travel.

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Private Day Tours of Scotland

We start our Glencoe day tour from Edinburgh by visiting the famous Kelpie Structures.

The largest statues of horses in the world are an inspirational sight and, as a result, a great start to your private guided tour of Scotland from Edinburgh.

Glencoe Tour from Edinburgh
The Helix, Home of the Kelpies, is the perfect first stop on our private tour from Edinburgh to Glencoe.

 

Glencoe Highlands Tour

Next is a photo stop at Stirling Castle. The most important castle in Scotland is a must-see.

Stirling Castle was home to the European Royal dynasty of the Stuarts, including Mary Queen of Scots. A magnificent sight on our Edinburgh to Glencoe tour. 

Glencoe day Tour from Edinburgh
Stirling Castle is a great photo stop on our Glencoe Day Tour from Edinburgh.

Highland Tours

We get our first glimpse of the Highland Boundary Divide and get a sense of the landscape changing.

This ancient fault line, made up of mountains and created millions of years ago, separates lowland & highland Scotland.

The southern highland village of Callander is an ideal first stop.

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Castle Leoch has so much hidden history. A must-see on our Glencoe Tour from Edinburgh.
Loch Lomond National Park

A much deserved morning coffee & snack in this charming village sits within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

As we travel from Edinburgh to Glencoe, we pass lochs, mountains, and beautiful glens making this a great start to our day tour.

The Highlands were once home to the ancient people of Scotland. The Highland Clans of Scotland were the last tribal system of their kind in Europe.

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Loch Lubnaig shines through Autumn leaves on our Glencoe & Scottish Highland tours from Edinburgh.
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Niall from Scottish Guided Tours in the heart of the Loch Lomond  & Trossachs National park on our Glencoe & Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

Tales & legends of the Highland Clans on our Highland Tours

The Scottish Clan system starts to be dismantled in the middle of the 18th Century by the British Government & King George II following the final Jacobite rebellion of 1745.

The Highland clearances follow, and the subsequent forced migration of Scots throughout the world is one of many reasons why Scotland is a destination for so many.

Scotland has been voted one of the best destinations in the world by Rough Guide.

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Highland Cattle or Hairy Coos are an excellent bonus on our private tour from Edinburgh.

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Scotland will stay with you forever.

We continue on our Scotland Tour to Glencoe & Scottish Highlands and across Rannoch Moor.

Rannoch Moor is 30 square mile, wild moorland with spectacular views of Loch Tulla and is a truly epic way to enter Glencoe.

 

Exploring Glencoe on our Scotland Tour

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Stob Dearg and River Coupall, Buachaille Etive Mor. An excellent stop on our journey from Edinburgh to Glencoe.

Glencoe, the main focus of our tour, attracts visitors for its awe-inspiring scenery, walking, climbing, and history.

Besides Lunch and numerous photo opportunities, short walks and exploring await.

.Glencoe has an extraordinary atmosphere due to the Clan Donald history.

 

Highland Tours – Glencoe from Edinburgh

In 1692 The Clan MacDonald of Glencoe suffered a terrible fate. This still resonates with the people of Scotland to this day.

We spend this part of the afternoon exploring Glencoe, including multiple photo stops and taking in the magnificent views of this wonderful part of Scotland.

 

Spectacular scenery on a Glencoe Day Tour from Edinburgh

Forth Rail Bridge on our Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh
The Forth Rail Bridge with Scottish Guided Tours as we return from Glencoe.

We return from our Scotland tour via Highland Perthshire around 18.30 hrs and arrive back to Edinburgh’s city via the world-famous and UNESCO recognised Forth Bridges.

Chesapeak Tourist
Chesapeak Tourist
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You Won't Regret a Tour with Niall! In the spring of 2018, our party of 3 adults visited Scotland for the first time. We arranged a day-long private tour outside of Edinburgh with Niall McOwen. Before arrival, we exchanged emails about our expectations. Some attractions the three of us asked to see were probably the usual tourist fair for first time visitors, but Niall also took us to places we didn't even know to ask about! Mr. McOwen was considerate, interesting, knowledgeable and truly concerned about the desires of our group. Around mid-day, the restaurant he chose provided us with good food, a bit of shopping and some time for us to get to know each other better. Getting to see this beautiful country through his eyes helped me to understand more of Scotland, its history and its citizens. If we are ever blessed to visit Scotland again, Niall will absolutely be included as part of our trip.
Lori Q
Lori Q
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An Epic Day to Remember! Scottish Guided Tours offers some preplanned itineraries, but their specialty is in working with you to customize a single or multi-day tour to fit your specific needs. We’d been to Scotland in the fall of 2017 and started planning our second trip as soon as we got back. We wanted to go to places a bit off the beaten track this time, so contacted Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours. Niall built on our “must see” request, and suggested some other sites that worked well with our schedule. He picked us up from our hotel, and gave us an absolutely epic day to remember! One highlight was visiting an Old Kirk that is the final resting place of the famous Highlander Rob Roy MacGregor. Just behind the Kirk, we hiked up a trail that took us to a rallying point overlooking Loch Voil. A stone cairn at marked the place where Clan MacLaren would have lit a fiery cross to summon their men to battle. The view from this spot was just breathtaking! Throughout the day, Niall filled us in on the significance, history, and lore related to our stops. In addition to taking us to absolutely stunning viewpoints and ruins, he knew the best places to stop for lunch, coffee, and restrooms. 🙂 Our entire experience with Scottish Guided Tours from planning to the drop off back at our hotel was smooth, professional, friendly, knowledgeable and fun! I can without any hesitation recommend this service to anyone looking for a custom tour in and around Scotland.
Laura M
Laura M
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First guided tour, Don’t often write reviews but felt the need to for our trip. We live in Spain and decided on a little trip back to the motherland,we were not disappointed and our trip was made even better by Niall,his knowledge and passion for his country and what he does is evident,not your bog standard repitive tour guide,there was not one day of our trip that he didn’t have us laughing. Can highly recommend Scottish guided tours,we will return and when we do,we will definitely be booking with Niall.
Kirstie B
Kirstie BEdradour Distillery & Best of Scotland Day Tour
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Best of Scotland & Edradour Distillery Day Tour We spent a really entertaining and informative day with our guide, Niall ( Neal in Gaelic). He took us north to see the three bridges from different eras that span the Firth of Forth. It was fun to see a train go over the old one. Then we were off to Dunkeld, the river Tay, a wee hike in the woods to find a salmon ladder (alas,, no salmon running at that moment), coffee at a charming shop in Dunkeld, a tour at Edradour Distillery, the only remaining hand made single malt whiskey in Scotland, and the smallest to boot. We had a quick look at the village of Pitlocry, and ended the day at Loch Tummel to see The Queen's View. One more coffee stop, and it was back to Edinburg. But the best part of this fine day was the time we spent with Niall, who was a font of information, jovial and witty. As one does, we compared cultures, talked about everything under the sun, and laughed together much of the time. If you are looking for a tour guide with a warm demeanor and a kind and helpful personality, Niall is the best.
Ickles Family
Ickles FamilyPrivate Tour of Scotland
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Best Day Ever!!!! My family and I had the good fortune to have Niall as our personal tour guide for a day during our vacation to Scotland. We found that one day wasn't enough! Niall taught us more about his country in 10 hours than a professor in History could have done in 10 weeks. He was an absolute pleasure to be around. He made sure our day was spectacular from beginning to end. We can't wait to go back and let Niall show us more!
DMarieC
DMarieCExtraordinary & Outstanding
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Extraordinary and outstanding! With all the great tour guides I have hired, Niall stood out. He was with our family from Nov. 21-25. He picked us up at the Edinburgh airport and we started touring immediately. seeing the Kelpies, South Queensferry and the Forth Bridges all in the first afternoon. After that, we spent four more days together while he regaled us with history, legends and fairy stories. He listened and did not interrupt. Niall seemed to know how much to talk and how much to listen. He played the most beautiful Scottish music as we drove. We felt immersed in Scottish history and culture. He even wore his kilt for two of the five days. He went out of his way to accommodate our dietary needs. (It really helped that he is vegan himself.) We traveled through ancient woodlands, burial sites, battlefields, castles, fairy pools and fairy glens, mountain ranges, Outlander, Harry Potter and other film sites. We ended up enjoying him so much that we considered him part of the family and wanted him for the rest of our stay. Finally, we all noticed how kind Niall was with not only us, but with everyone including other drivers, restaurant staff and hotel staff. I only hope that he will be available when we return. We thought that Scotland was magical and that magic was mainly because of him. We would never tour with anyone else. Niall is the very best.
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  • Private Day Tour prices: 495 GBP per day (not per person)
  • Exclusively for your group of up to 8 passengers (for larger groups please contact us)
  • Multi-day tours. Please add 100 GBP per day for Guides overnight expenses
  • Private guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Scottish Spring Water is provided 

Transport is in a brand new air-conditioned vehicle with plenty of room for you and your group.

Credit & debit cards or contactless payment are accepted all over Scotland. Its always handy to have a little cash for very small shops 

Scottish Guided Tours offer private tours exclusively for your group. Tours can start and end in any location within Scotland. 

Accommodation is not included in your quote. Payment for accommodation is made directly to Hotel or B&B on arrival, unless by prior arrangement.

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We would be delighted to suggest Hotels or B&B’s for your trip. Some clients prefer to book their own but we are always glad to help. Please Contact us