Discover ancient clan feuds and an infamous moment in Scottish history
Journey into the Scottish Highlands most spectacular scenery. Glencoe is a steep-sided valley climbing steadily away from the village that shares its name. Heading into the hills you step into a landscape formed by volcanoes and gouged out by glaciers. Jagged mountains tower above the glen, making this a perfect place for photographs.
The hike takes you into the very heart of Glencoe; a place where the local clan hid their cattle from marauding enemies. The trail is along a good, clear, path but is steep and rough in places. It winds its way through a mountain gorge alongside waterfalls, before emerging into the lost world of the Hidden Valley.
After time to explore, you will head back downhill to the historic Clachaig Inn. You've earned yourself time for a rest! Maybe you can refuel with their delicious pub food washed down by a locally brewed beer. Returning to Fort William there's time to stop at the excellent Glencoe Visitor Centre, which gives an excellent overview of this stunning area.
Scenic drive alongside Loch Linnhe and through the mountains to Glen Coe.
Find out where filmmakers shot scenes for the Harry Potter and Monty Python movies.
Guided hike from the Pass of Glencoe to the Hidden Valley (walking time is normally 2-3 hours).
Spend time exploring the high-level Hidden Valley surrounded by high, rugged mountains.
Rest your feet, and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat at the famous Clachaig Inn.
Visit the National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre in Glencoe and the exhibition explaining the surrounding landscape and how it is scarred by an infamous historical event.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port
Duration: 6 hours
Time depends on your walking pace and how long we spend in the Hidden Valley. The return hike along the trail is 4km and takes between 2 - 3 hours. Typically, the entire tour last between 5 - 6 hours from start to finish.
Modern, clean vehicles are hired according to party size.
Either a large saloon or 9-seater MPV.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 GBP - After all the effort to hike to the Hidden Valley reward yourself with some delicious food and drink at the historic Clachaig Inn.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
For cruise ship passengers please note guides do not have access for pick-up direct from your ship. You will be met immediately outside the disembarkation area, normally just a short walk from your ship.