Best Excursions & Day Trips From Glasgow

Glasgow is a top city to visit in Scotland as it’s home to so many fantastic experiences such as the National Theatre of Scotland, the Scottish Ballet and numerous art galleries and museums.

However, it’s also the place to be in Scotland if you’re looking for an ideal place to base yourself during your trip to Scotland. Being a port city, it has easy access to numerous islands such as the Isle of Iona, Isle of Mull and Isle of Skye.

It’s also in close proximity to the Scottish Highlands and many of Scotland’s most famous lochs and castles, making it a great place to take a day tour from.

In this guide, you’ll find our top recommendations of the best day trips from Glasgow to places such as Loch Ness, Edinburgh and the Isle of Skye. All the tours are recommended based on their affordability, itinerary and customer ratings.

1.From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Tour

From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Tour


Experience the very best of the Scottish Highlands on this tour from Glasgow city. You’ll explore the more mystical side to Scotland, including Cairngorms National Park, the world-famous Loch Ness as well as Glencoe and Fort Augustus. This tour is ideal for those wanting to escape the city life and experience more of Scotland’s natural beauty.


  • See famous Scottish sights such as Fort Augustus, Glencoe, Loch Ness and more!
  • Enjoy a smaller group tour, making it more personal
  • Learn more about the Scottish Highlands


  • Driver and tour guide
  • Transport in air-conditioned van
  • Small group tour

Duration: 12 hours

Rating: 4.5/5