Lochs and Luss: West Scotland Sightseeing Drive and Luss Village
- Loch-side ride: Enjoy panoramic views of four idyllic lakes (lochs), surrounded by peaks and moors, as we drive through the west Scotland countryside.
- Visit to Luss on Loch Lomond: With its prim sandstone and slate cottages garlanded in rambling roses, this is the quintessential picture-book Scottish village.
- Rest and Be Thankful pass: You can pretty much imagine men in plaid galloping by as you gaze down on the magnificent valley far below. An unforgettable spot.
- Ferry 'cross the Firth: Sure, it's just a ferry ride, and only 20 minutes. But you'll spend several of them gasping at some of Scotland's most stunning water scenery.
About this Greenock tour
We'll cross the River Clyde with views of distant Glasgow, as we work our way to stunning Loch Lomond – the largest inland lake in Great Britain. Its broad southern end is dotted with emerald islands, sparkling against the blue water and rugged mountain backdrop. Farther north, the loch narrows until just a few hundred yards separate its steep tree-clad shores, in fjord-like fashion.
We'll stop at the picture-perfect village of Luss on the loch's west shore, where flower-bedecked cottages await your discovery. Stroll through town to the water's edge, or check out what they carry at a Scottish gift shop.
Tracing Loch Lomond's shore, we'll continue journeying northwards through the villages of Tarbet and Arrochar. Then things take a turn toward the spectacular as we climb toward the aptly named Rest and Be Thankful summit for dramatic views and deep breaths of mountain air. Maybe a quick yoga pose will be your thing up here. Or not.
Descending, the scenery remains awesome as the road twists and turns through glen and moor, with mountain ranges on either side. It's like something straight out of a Liam Neeson movie we can't remember the name of. Something about a cocktail?
Yet more killer views await as we motor around and along smaller lochs, and through some of the most beautiful country this side of heaven – capping it all off with a 20-minute ferry crossing of the Firth of Clyde before our return to port.
Lochs and peaks will soon recede into fond memory. But you'll always have your Facebook shots to show off.
Lots of lochs, laddie
There are at least 30,000 freshwater lochs in Scotland. Some lists say more. Many are tiny and nameless (but still important to the little creatures that inhabit them!) The biggest lochs are in U-shaped valleys, carved by the eons of glacial action that formed much of the Scottish landscape. Lomond is the largest loch by surface area, but the infamous and deep Loch Ness holds the most water – more than all the lakes of England and Wales combined.
Arriving by cruise ship? Please exit the terminal building to meet your guide. Please look for our tour representative with the displayed logo sign.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible due to uneven terrain at Rest & Be Thankful. Minimal walking involved.
Scenic, Cultural, Wilderness/Wildlife, Boat Tour
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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