The Ultimate 1 Day Scottish Tour of Inveraray, Oban, Glencoe and Loch Lomond

E Mac Bus Tours are delighted to offer a 1 day tour to some of Scotlands most spectacular scenery, steeped in history with the best views of Scotland.

Your Glasgow Coach Tour of Loch Lomond starts in George Square and as we leave the wonderful city of Glasgow behind we travel Northwest and almost immediately experience dramatic scenery as we travel along the shores of Loch Lomond.  Stopping briefly at “The Rest and be Thankful” on our way to the enchanting Highland town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne. Here we stop to take in the beauty of the Duke of Argyll’s Castle, chief of the Campbell Clan.

INVERARAY 

 

 

 

 

 

We then travel towards Oban along Loch Awe and stopping to take in the magnificent Kilchurn Castle former home to the Campbells of Breadalbane.

OBAN

On our arrival in Oban, gateway to the isles, we stop for lunch of your choice, and would strongly recommend the sea food restaurants at the harbour.

 

 

 

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After lunch  we continue North along the west coast passing yet another castle, Castle Stalker  and into GLENCOE. We stop for a few photo opportunities along the way in this awe inspiring landscape where you will hear stories about its darker side of 1692 where one of Scotlands ugliest massacres took place. We then travel through Rannoch Moor which is  beautiful, mystical and desolate all at the same time but no matter the weather it WILL take your breath away.

 

As we head South we travel through Glen Falloch and onto Loch Lomond where Ben Lomond comes into view.

Our final stop before travelling back to Glasgow is to the 18th Century conservation village of Luss and take in the sites of the quaint victorian workers cottages. Many TV programmes  have been filmed here.

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We head back to Glasgow where your E Mac Bus tour ends in George Square.

The E Mac Bus Tour starts at 8.30 leaving from George Square Glasgow and return time is approximately 19.00.

Prices from £32.00 per passenger in a luxury, air conditioned coach. Any tickets to attractions and venues are not included.

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Robert Burns Tour of Ayrshire

Emac Bus Tours are delighted to launch a brand new Glasgow Coach Tour to honour Scotlands greatest ever poet Robert Burns (1759-1796).

Robert Burns Tour of Ayrshire will start in George Square Glasgow at the Statue of Robert Burns, erected by public subscription, and a fitting tribute to Scotlands Bard.

 

 

 

Our Robert Burns Tour will then depart Glasgow heading for the beautiful countryside of Ayrshire, birthplace of Robert Burns.

Our first stop is in Alloway and the delightful cottage where Burns was born. After your visit we travel the very short journey to Robert Burns Museum where you can experience a leisurely visit to the museum. There is a delightful restaurant here where you can have lunch. After lunch a gentle stroll to “Kirk Alloway” where Burns parents are buried, but more famous for the scene within Burns best work, “Tam O Shanter”. The trail continues with another short stroll to the end of “Tam O Shanter ” where in Burns great poem he describes in vivid word pictures the famous “Brig” where poor Meg lost her “tail”.

 

You will be regaled with many stories and be immersed in the true spirit of Robert Burns.

 

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We then travel to Mauchline where Robert Burns spent much of his time and where his two farms Mossgiel and Lochlea are nearby.

In the heart of Mauchline lies the quaint Burns Museum, next to where Burns lived, and is a must to walk round. We also can spend some time walking the little streets where Burns strolled and set up home with his true love, Jean Armour. The small church and cemetery, in Mauchline, has many of Robert Burns friends interred there. We also can view, just across the street from the cemetery, the ale house “Poosie Nancies” where Burns frequented, and time permitting , a small refreshment may be purchased.

We then travel to “Tarbolton Bachelors Club” in the small Ayrshire village of Tarbolton. This is where Burns would become a frequent visitor and formed a debating society. Robert Burns also became a Freemason of the Masonic Lodge in this building.

We then travel back to Glasgow where the E Mac Bus Tour ends with a fond farewell at the Robert Burns Statue in George Square.

EMac Bus Tour starts at 9.00am in George Square. Pick up from Edinburgh is available at 8.00am

The tour is expected to return to Glasgow approximately 17.30 with journey back to Edinburgh adding a further hour.

E MacBus Tours are delighted to offer this wonderful “Burns” experience for only £32.00 per passenger.

Please note that entry ticketa into the cottage in Alloway and the Museums are not included in cost. Tickets can be purchased on the day or EMac Bus Tours can pre book tickets for you in advance.

 

 

 




Braveheart Tour of Scotland

BRAVEHEART TOUR

Your  1 day EMacBus “Braveheart Tour of Scotland” starts in either Glasgow or Edinburgh with pick up points in the heart of each city. This is one of our most popular Glasgow Coach Tours.

BANNOCKBURN

The first stop on this tour is at the visitor centre at Bannockburn near Stirling. This is where Robert the Bruce defeated Edward 11 in 1314 which changed the path of history for Scotland forever. The centre is at the site where the battle was fought and with the state of the art 3D technology within the visitor centre you can experience the battle for yourself in 3D. Stop here for about 1 hour 15 minutes where you can go for a stroll round the site or have  a refreshment in the visitor centre cafe.

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STIRLING CASTLE

We then travel to nearby Stirling Castle where the story of Scotlands history continues. Stirling castle is one of the most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs giving it a strong defensive position. You can look down on to Stirling Bridge where the famous battle was so cleverly fought out by the Scots.

You have time to explore the castle at your leisure and entrance tickets to the castle can be obtained on the day or in advance.

DOUNE CASTLE

After Stirling Castle your Braveheart Tour then takes you to Kilmahog where we break for lunch and a short break in nearby Callendar. Here you will have a short time to take in the sites of this typical highland town. We then travel to nearby Doune Castle one of the best preserved Medieval castles in Scotland.

It was featured in “Monty Pythons Holy Grail” and “Outlander” films.

After your visit here we will travel back to your pick up point in either Glasgow or Edinburgh where the tour ends.

Pick up times in Glasgow and Edinburgh at 9am with return times approximately 17.00

Cost from £30 per person. Ticket prices to castles and attractions are not included in the price and can be paid on the day or in advance by booking on line or with Emacbus Tours.




Scotland Whisky Tours

EMacBus tours specialise in a vast range of Glasgow Coach Tours. On our now famous Scotch Whisky Tour you can experience fantastic malt whisky tastings from distilleries only 45 minutes from Glasgow.

On our 1 day Scotch Whisky Tour, where you can depart from either Edinburgh or Glasgow, the first stop will be at the world famous Glengoyne distillery. Here you can experience the wonderful sights and aromas of this unique distillery. You can book a guided tour round the distillery and a chance at the end to sample an incredible array of whiskies and to purchase some rare malts from their shop.

We then continue to Loch Lomond National Park and to take in the wonderful panoramic views of Loch Lomond and the majesty of Ben Lomond. Time to take photographs or organise a sail on the loch leaving from  Tarbert.

We then continue to Deanston distillery the home of Deanston Highland Single Malt. Their newly built Visitor Centre  where you can sample limited editions of their whisky along with the chance to sample and buy any of their wide range of whiskies.

On completion of the tour we then head back to your pick up point whether in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Edinburgh pick up times will be earlier than Glasgow.

Pick up Edinburgh 8.30 – 9am and Glasgow 9.00 am Return timings to Edinburgh 17.45 and Glasgow 17.00 (Timings are approximate)

Visit  www.glengoyne.com.

Prices start at £30.00 per person and are subject to availability. Ticket prices to whisky tastings are not included and can be purchased on the day or we can arrange this for you prior to the tour.

Emacbus  Scotland Whisky Tours use luxury vehicles with professional, courteous tour guide drivers to enhance THE best Scottish Whisky experience.