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While Edinburgh may have the touristic edge, Glasgow is fast catching up with the Scottish capital. And thanks to its convenient central location, Scotland’s biggest city makes an excellent jumping-off point for day tours. From misty lochs to rugged valleys, here are our top picks for day trips from Glasgow.

Scottish Highlands — about 16 miles (26 km) away
With its gorgeous glens, majestic peaks, brooding lochs, bluebell woods, and wave-battered cliffs, the Highlands are Scotland at its most dramatic. The region, delineated by the Highland Boundary fault, begins just a 30-minute drive or so from Glasgow and extends all the way to Scotland’s northern tip. Most organized day tours follow routes up the Central and West Highland regions, incorporating Oban, the breathtakingly beautiful valley of Glencoe, the National Heritage Site of Rannoch Moor, and the historic city of Stirling.

Loch Lomond — 33 miles (53 km) away
Though it’s just a 30-minute drive north of Glasgow, peaceful Loch Lomond—part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park—feels a world away. Stroll or cycle around its tranquil shores, or venture out on the water by kayak or on a boat cruise. Tours from Glasgow to Loch Lomond include round-trip transportation as well as stops at historic sites such as Kilchurn Castle, Castle Stalker, and Stirling Castle. For whisky enthusiasts, optional Scotch tastings are available. 

Ayrshire — 43 miles (69 km) away
Take a day trip south of Glasgow to discover Ayrshire, a less-visited region rich in literary heritage. See the village of Alloway, the birthplace of the famous Scottish bard Robert Burns. Explore the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and view the Alloway Auld Kirk (the setting for Burns’ poem Tam o’ Shanter). Nearby are the splendid clifftop Culzean Castle and Culzean Country Park, a scenic spot for an afternoon ramble.

Loch Ness — 157 miles (253 km) away
A few hours’ drive north of Glasgow sits one of Scotland’s most famous natural wonders: Loch Ness. The blue-black waters of this vast loch are said to be the lurking ground for a mysterious aquatic creature, affectionately known as Nessie. Take a boat ride out on the water and explore the evocative lakeside ruins of the 16th-century Urquhart Castle.
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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow

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Experience rugged and mythical Scotland on this full-day trip from Glasgow. In a small group, explore the Scottish Highlands, Cairngorms National Park and the famous Loch Ness—fabled home of the elusive water monster, Nessie. Visit historic battle sites like Glencoe, Fort Augustus, and Stirling Castle, where legendary hero William Wallace commanded an infamous fight against the British. Along the way, enjoy free time for optional cruises or tours.
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  • 12 hours
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Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow

Oban, Glencoe, Highlands Lochs & Castles Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow

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What could be more quintessentially Scottish than lochs and castles? Travel through the photo-worthy West Highlands, visit the haunting glen of Glencoe and stop at Loch Lomond on this day trip from Glasgow by Mercedes minivan. Numbers are limited to 16 passengers to ensure a more personalized experience with an informative guide, who offers insightful commentary at Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray town, Castle Stalker and more.
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  • 10 hours
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Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow
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Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

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Explore Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the Highlands on this day trip from Glasgow. Visit Loch Lomond with a guide and enjoy spectacular views over the Scottish Highlands. Travel into Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe — widely considered to be Scotland’s most beautiful glen. Pass beneath Ben Nevis on route through the Great Glen. Take in Fort Augustus and Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness, and enjoy an optional cruise or castle visit. Journey onward to Inverness — the Highlands’ iconic capital — then return via the Grampian Mountains to Glasgow.
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  • 12 hours 15 minutes
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Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles from Glasgow
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Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles from Glasgow

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Marvel at the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands on this Oban, Glen Coe and West Highland castles day trip from Glasgow. Visit the 18th-century town of Inveraray with a guide and learn of Scotland’s ancient history. Enjoy fine views over Loch Fyne on your journey to Kilchurn Castle and Loch Awe, then visit Oban — gateway to the Western Isles. Admire 15th-century Castle Stalker on route through Glen Coe, and travel across Rannoch Moor to Loch Lomond. Stroll along the shoreline for panoramic lake views, then return to Glasgow.
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
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Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Stirling Castle from Glasgow
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Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Stirling Castle from Glasgow

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Explore the beautiful Trossachs National Park on this Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle tour from Glasgow. Head into the Scottish Highlands with a guide and enjoy an optional cruise on peaceful Loch Lomond. Alternatively, explore the village of Luss at your leisure. Then, travel through the Trossachs National Park to Aberfoyle — where Rob Roy MacGregor made his name. Visit Stirling Castle (own expense), widely considered among Scotland’s most important fortresses, and gain insight into Scotland’s rich history. Admire fine views from the castle walls, then return to Glasgow.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Trail Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Trail Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow

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Discover Scotland’s dramatic landscape and even more dramatic history on this full-day tour from Glasgow. In a small group, wind through the Scottish Highlands to Stirling Castle, former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Hear about legendary battles that took place there, then continue on to Doune Castle and Trossachs National Park. Stroll around Loch Lomond and take an optional whisky tour of Glengoyne Distillery.
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  • 9 hours
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Go Glasgow sightseeing by open-top double-decker bus on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. Discover the lively, cosmopolitan city at your own pace; listen to recorded commentary and hop off at several strategically placed stops to explore Glasgow. Bus tickets are valid for one or two consecutive calendar days.
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  • 1 hour
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Half-Day Private Glasgow Must-Sees Tour

Half-Day Private Glasgow Must-Sees Tour

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With just one day in Glasgow, a private tour will ensure you check off all the highlights without feeling rushed by a fixed tour itinerary. On this half-day tour, see the People’s Palace, GoMA, and the Necropolis; admire landmarks such as the Glasgow Cathedral, the Duke of Wellington statue, and Mercat Cross; and get a taste of local life as you stroll around George Square, Glasgow Green, and Buchanan street.
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  • 5 hours
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Outlander Adventure Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow
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Outlander Adventure Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow

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Outlander locations are widely spread around Scotland but this guided tour allows you to visit many without the hassle of driving or puzzling over train and bus timetables. See castles and ancient villages made famous by the Outlander series and discover why the real locations are as exciting as the show itself.
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  • 9 hours
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Culzean Castle, Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

Culzean Castle, Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

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Leave behind the bustle of Glasgow for a full-day trip to Scotland’s wind-swept Ayrshire Coast. Fans of Robert Burns can revel in the scenic tour through his homeland, soaking up images of the Scottish castles, quaint fishing villages, and enchanting wooded areas that inspired the artist’s poems and songs. Stop to wander the trails of Culzean Country Park and spend the afternoon exploring Burns’ hometown of Alloway.
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  • 8 hours
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3-Hour Private Glasgow Essentials Tour

3-Hour Private Glasgow Essentials Tour

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With limited time to spare, this private 3-hour tour ensures you check off the highlights and maximize your time with a customized itinerary. Admire landmarks such as Glasgow Cathedral, GoMA, and the Duke of Wellington statue; hop out to explore Glasgow Green and George Square; and browse the shops at Merchant City.
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  • 3 hours
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Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

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Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

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Maximize time in Glasgow with a city center walking tour. Visit top landmarks such as George Square, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, and the People’s Palace. The itinerary also includes off the beaten path attractions like the Barrowlands Walkway. Learn about Glasgow’s history and culture from a local guide and get recommendations for what to see and do in the city after the tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Glenfinnan Viaduct, Mallaig & Glencoe tour from Glasgow

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Mallaig & Glencoe tour from Glasgow

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Venture beyond Glasgow city limits—and explore some of the Highlands’ wildest and most beautiful scenery—on this full-day excursion. In the morning, set off from central Glasgow in a comfortable mini-coach. Spy Loch Lomond before stopping at the village of Glencoe, ringed by dramatic, mountainous scenery. Next, see the Silver Sands of Morar, explore the town of Mallaig, visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct (made famous by the Harry Potter movies), and more.
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  • 11 hours 45 minutes
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Outlander Day Tour from Glasgow or Edinburgh

Outlander Day Tour from Glasgow or Edinburgh

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See the Scotland of the hit television series 'Outlander' on this full-day tour through the countryside. With a driver-guide, you'll visit sites used for Lallybroch (Midhope Castle), Fort William (Blackness Castle), Crainsmuir (Culross), and Castle Leoch (Doune Castle). When booking, select pickup from Glasgow or just outside Edinburgh.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Isle of Skye, The Highlands and Loch Ness - 3 Day Tour from Glasgow

Isle of Skye, The Highlands and Loch Ness - 3 Day Tour from Glasgow

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Ticking off attractions in mountainous Scotland can be difficult on a self-led tour. Discover Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, and the Scottish Highlands on a 3-day tour from Glasgow or Edinburgh, with convenient round-trip transfer by air-conditioned coach. Customize your journey to suit you with the option to book with or without accommodation, and gain insight into the historic region from your guide’s commentary.
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  • 3 days
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Glasgow Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Glasgow Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see. With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
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Glasgow (Greenock) Shore Excursion: Stirling, Loch Lomond & The Highlands

Glasgow (Greenock) Shore Excursion: Stirling, Loch Lomond & The Highlands

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Make the best of your time in port with a full-day shore excursion from Glasgow through Scotland’s dramatic countryside. Aboard a comfortable coach, wind through the Scottish Highlands to Doune Castle and the famous Stirling Castle, coronation place of Mary, Queen of Scots. Hear about legendary warfare that rattled the region, then continue on to Trossachs National Park for a stop at the charming village of Aberfoyle and Loch Lomond.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Glasgow Ghost Tour: City Center Exploration Game

Private Glasgow Ghost Tour: City Center Exploration Game

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For a ghastly sightseeing quest with a gamified twist, don't miss this Glasgow sightseeing adventure where you solve clues while exploring some of the most haunted destinations in the city. Using your smartphone to navigate, you unlock stories and solve different clues as you adventure across the city. You can walk haunted streets, visit the Lighthouse, George Square, Merchant City, and more, and follow your helpful app as you go.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

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Enjoy the wonders of northwest Scotland on a full-day trip through the West Highlands and Oban from Glasgow. With a friendly guide, see some of the world’s most stunning scenery from the rolling hills of coastal Oban to the moors and forests 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.
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  • 9 hours
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Stirling Castle, Trossachs, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

Stirling Castle, Trossachs, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

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Explore Scotland’s rich history and spectacular natural scenery on this Stirling Castle and Trossachs National Park tour from Glasgow. With round-trip transportation from central Glasgow included, spin into the Scottish Highlands with your guide at the wheel. Enjoy free time to explore 15th-century Stirling Castle at your leisure, sip fine Scottish whiskey at the famous Auchentoshan Distillery, and admire uninterrupted views over the serene waters of Loch Lomond.
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  • 8 hours
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GREENOCK (GLASGOW) SHORE EXCURSION: Scotland Adventure Sightseeing Day Trip Tour

GREENOCK (GLASGOW) SHORE EXCURSION: Scotland Adventure Sightseeing Day Trip Tour

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This is a Sightseeing tour the way it should be done! Enjoy a real Scotland Adventure BusyBus style where your driver guide will show you sights off the beaten track with real passion and delight. After all, they enjoy their tour almost as much as you will!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban and Inveraray Day Trip from Glasgow

Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban and Inveraray Day Trip from Glasgow

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Leave the city behind and discover some of the gems in Scotland’s crown on this Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban and Inveraray day trip from Glasgow. Visit Inveraray and the conservation village of Luss with your guide, and enjoy panoramic views over Loch Lomond’s tranquil waters. Travel deep into the Highlands and take in top attractions including Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle. Gain insight into the Wars of Scottish Independence, explore the Victorian seaside town of Oban and gaze over the isles of Mull and Kerrera from McCaig's Tower.
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  • 8 hours 27 minutes
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Stirling Castle The Trossachs & Loch Lomond

Stirling Castle The Trossachs & Loch Lomond

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This is truly the best sightseeing tour fitting in so many things in one day giving you the most time to see Scotland.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Clyde Coast Tours, see the stunning river Clyde and Argyll hills from Glasgow

Clyde Coast Tours, see the stunning river Clyde and Argyll hills from Glasgow

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Discover Scotland's River Clyde in all its beauty and enjoy a more personal experience than is typically offered by group tours. This private tour from Glasgow follows the river to serene lochs, the scenic Argyll hills, and more hidden treasures while your private guide provides illuminating insights into the history of the region.
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  • 4 hours
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