Spend a day getting acquainted with the beautiful and fascinating Scottish Highlands. The tour takes you from Edinburgh through historic Stirling and on to Loch Lomond. Stop at a well-known whisky distillery, visit castles and take in spectacular views.
What to Expect
As you drive north from Edinburgh on this 9-hour excursion you’ll marvel at the engineering miracle of the Forth Railway Bridge.
Then, as you travel through Stirlingshire, your guide will bring to life the turbulent times of William Wallace, dramatized in the film Braveheart, and explain his link to the area you're passing through.
Your first stop is the city of Stirling, where you'll have ample time to visit the stunning castle (admission not included) or enjoy a walk along the atmospheric, ancient streets that surround it.
Perhaps you’d prefer to climb the 246-step spiral staircase to the top of the Wallace Monument (optional extra), which commemorates the Scottish hero Sir William Wallace and offers stunning views over Stirling, the Ochil hills and the Forth Valley.
You'll then have the opportunity to visit one of Scotland's best known distilleries, where you’ll learn how they make their whisky and get a dram of their Highland Single Malt Whisky (optional extra).
If whisky isn’t your thing, you could choose to visit the nearby Doune Castle, a popular filming location that has been featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander.
The tour route takes you past Loch Lubnaig and then through the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, home of the Highland rogue Rob Roy.
Stopping at some of the best view points, you’ll be able to take in the view from the An Ceann Mor platform at Inveruglus and then walk the shore of Scotland’s biggest loch at Luss.
What's Not Included
- Admission fees
Highland Experience Tours, 1 Parliament Square, Caffe Nero, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
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