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  • Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & Kelpies Tour from Edinburgh

    1. Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & Kelpies Tour from Edinburgh

    Spend a day discovering the land and legends of Scottish heroes William Wallace and Rob Roy, and experience the natural beauty of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Begin with a photo stop at The Kelpies. Enjoy a memorable visit to Stirling Castle, explore the pretty villages of Aberfoyle and Loch Lomond Shores, and set off on a spectacular cruise across Loch Lomond. Departing Edinburgh, head to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, one of the prettiest and largest lochs in the whole of Scotland. Here you can enjoy an hour-long cruise taking in spectacular views of the loch’s many islands and the surrounding mountains. Alternatively, take a stroll through the picturesque loch-side conservation village of Loch Lomond Shores, with its quaint houses, cafes, and stunning views across the loch’s western shoreline.  Enter The Trossachs National Park, also known as “The Highlands in mini...

    Having already done the Loch Ness Highlands tour we had an idea what to expect and it was as we expected the journey itself was very informative and the Kelpies were very interesting the Loch Lomond cruise was ok guite interesting not up to Loch Ness but ok all the same unfortunately I forgot to books the Stirling castle part of the trip so can’t comment

  • From Glasgow: Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Stirling Castle Tour

    2. From Glasgow: Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Stirling Castle Tour

    After leaving Glasgow, stop at the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond, one of the prettiest and largest lochs in the whole of Scotland. Take a one-hour cruise, enjoying spectacular views of the loch’s many islands and the surrounding mountains. Alternatively, take a stroll through the picturesque loch-side conservation village of Luss, with its quaint houses, cafes and stunning views across the loch’s western shoreline. Eat lunch in the small village of Aberfoyle, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Trossachs National Park. After lunch, continue through the Trossachs, Scotland’s first national park, known as ‘the Highlands in miniature’ for its abundance of lochs, mountains, and forests. It is also known as the homeland of legendary outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor. The final stop is the magnificent Stirling Castle, which sits high on volcanic rock and offers wonderful views of the surrounding l...

    It was a fun tour!! The tour guide took us to different places and was quite informative!

  • From Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

    3. From Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

    Discover Scotland's glorious past on this exciting tour in the hearthland of Highland heroes such as Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Marvel at the natural beauty of the forests, lochs and mountains in Loch Lomond National Park. You will depart Glasgow at 9 AM and travel towards Stirling, along a route that has been used for thousands of years by invading armies. It was the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire, and was later used by the English King Edward I as he marched towards Stirling. As you approach Stirling the magnificent castle dominates your view and you make your way up towards the high volcanic rock where it imposes itself upon the surrounding land. To the north is the towering National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland’s great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart. To the South is Bannockburn castle where,...

    Guide was excellent but he seemed confused about what to do for part of the trip. Some of the participants didn’t want to do the whiskey tour so there was some confusion.

  • Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

    4. Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

    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. 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). 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 o...

    Loved the tour very much. Michael was very knowledgeable and fun. Despite the Covid-19 impact in most of the region, he managed to accommodate the route and added additional views as we were a very small group and were quick to visit and covef the castle. A note to all that are considering Scotland as staycation destination, it is somehow quiet but nonetheless most of the sight can be visited and enjoyed, possibly not at full splendour as in a regular August, but a great experience definitely.

  • From Edinburgh: Highland Lochs, Glens, and Castles Tour

    5. From Edinburgh: Highland Lochs, Glens, and Castles Tour

    After departing from Edinburgh your tour will travel past Stirling and its stunning hill-top castle. Your first stop is Doune Castle, a magnificent late 14th-century stronghold.  From there you will travel through the highland town of Callander to lovely Loch Lubnaig. Nestled between Ben Ledi and Ben Vane is where you’ll stop for morning refreshments. Head into the and continue on to Kilchurn Castle, which stands at the head of Loch Awe. Pause to take some photographs. Next, it’s onwards to Inveraray. You’ll have just under 2 hours here which is time to enjoy lunch and explore the town. You can choose to visit Inveraray Castle (limited dates, May to October 2021) or Inveraray Jail which was operational in the 19th century. Snap some photos at the ‘Rest and Be Thankful’, an iconic Scottish viewpoint before your last stop. Finish up at the charming highland village of Luss which sits o...

  • From Glasgow: Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond Tour

    6. From Glasgow: Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond Tour

    Immerse yourself in the lush nature of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and visit nearby towns before entering the hustle and bustle in the historic city of Stirling to see Stirling Castle. This tour takes off from Glasgow and offers an optional cruise at Loch Lomond. Departing Glasgow, it’s a short drive to the conservation village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. The village is known for the small, picturesque cottages that line the cobbled streets. Views over Loch Lomond provide a great photo opportunity too. Luss’ church attracts many visitors, with many hoping to spot the Viking hogback grave within the grounds. At this point, you can choose to sail the waters of Loch Lomond on an optional 90-minute cruise that provides additional commentary about the area. Heading deeper into the Trossachs National Park is Duke’s Pass, a winding road through spectacular scenery. T...

    Tour guide Jerry was absolutely fabulous. Had great knowledge and humour. Me and my partner came from Liverpool and it was our first day visiting and wanted to explore more than just Glasgow. I would highly recommend anyone doing this. 5 stars

  • Scotland: Orkney and Northern Coast 5-Day Tour

    7. Scotland: Orkney and Northern Coast 5-Day Tour

    Drive to the top of Scotland on a scenic 5-day tour, and learn the history of the Highlands at sites such as the battlefield of the Macdonald clan massacre, and Stirling Castle. Spend the day on the Orkney Isles, and travel the northenmost coast of mainland Scotland. The tour is by luxury 16-seat Mercedes minibus for a more intimate experience, while bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in Inverness, the lovely town of Kirkwall, and the whitewashed fishing village of Ullapool at the mouth of Loch Broom. Day 1: Depart Edinburgh, heading west towards Stirling. Pass Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, and continue to Doune Castle, used for location shoots in Monty Python’s “Holy Grail.” Stop in the small town of Callander for refreshments. Then, marvel at the splendor of Loch Luibnaig, Loch Earn, Glen Ogle, and Glen Dochart on a scenic drive over the wild and...

    Amazing tour of the Highlands and Orkney. Keith, our tour guide was professional and so knowledgeable, kept us entertained with great stories and music, attention to detail, we visited lots of beautiful and places, lochs, mountains, waterfalls and learnt tons of Scottish and British history. Thank you Keith for making this tour such an amazing experience. We will be back!

  • Inverness and The Highlands 2-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    8. Inverness and The Highlands 2-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    Enjoy a 2-day tour encompassing the very best of the Scottish Highlands. Admire spectacular mountain scenery as you are transported in a comfortable mini-coach from Edinburgh to the Highlands, where you will discover the magic and charm of this beautiful region. Admire Doune Castle, Glenfinnan Viaduct (the 'Harry Potter' bridge), Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis, explore the magical Loch Ness, visit Britain’s northernmost city Inverness, and discover Scotland’s violent history at Glencoe. Detailed itinerary Day 1 Leaving Edinburgh the tour passes Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument before a first stop at Doune Castle. Protecting the gateway to the Highlands and with spectacular views from the medieval tower, the castle has recently been seen as Winterfell in the TV series Game of Thrones, but is probably most famous for featuring in...

    Our guide Gregor was so nice. He made us so fun with fun stories and good songs. He let us to travel comfortably. He was the best guide ever i met!

  • Iona, Mull, and Isle of Skye: 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    9. Iona, Mull, and Isle of Skye: 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    Spend 5 spectacular days exploring the unruly beauty and fascinating history of the Scottish west coast, and visiting 4 of its beautiful islands. On your second day, take a ferry to explore the dramatic coastlines of the island of Mull, and then continue to the island of Iona to visit its ancient abbey and craggy cliff-side. Take advantage of the opportunity to take a small boat to Staffa to explore its beautiful basalt columns, and spend the majority of your third day exploring the famous Isle of Skye. Day 1: Edinburgh – Loch Lomond – Oban Your first day of the journey takes you north past Stirling Castle, and then west to Scotland’s first National Park near Loch Lomond. Travel through the mountains of the West Highlands, passing the magnificent white-washed town of Inveraray, and spend the afternoon in the heart of Argyll before arriving to bustling town of Oban, th...

  • Stirling Castle, Highland Lochs & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

    10. Stirling Castle, Highland Lochs & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

    Explore Scotland’s history on this unique tour. Start your day with a visit to Stirling Castle, home to the Scottish Royals until the early 17th century. You’ll have the opportunity to tour the castle itself or stroll around Old Stirling, the ancient capital of Scotland. On your way to Loch Lomond you’ll see the famous highland cows, and pass a stunning landscape of lochs and mountains, reaching Loch Lomond at lunchtime. After lunch by the "bonnie banks," you’ll have the choice of a boat trip on the Loch or a short nature walk to a superb viewpoint over Scotland’s largest lake. You’ll finish the day at Glengoyne Distillery, situated in a wooded valley in the southern Highlands. The distillery, which takes its name from ‘Glen Guin’ or Glen of the Wild Geese, has been producing high quality single malt for nearly 200 years. You will, of course, have the opportunity to tour this beautiful...

    Thoroughly enjoyed the tour on the 03.03.20 with my daughter. The tour guide/driver, Iain, was very entertaining, knowledgeable and accommodating. He probably even organised the beautiful sunny weather we experienced! The views of the Highlands were magnificent. (And Iain's playlist on the return journey was excellent!) Will definitely recommend this tour!

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What people are saying about Stirling

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 511 reviews

Really nice tour, Stuart was really a nice extra do this trip, he had lots of stories to tell. Beautiful scenery through this trip, Loch Lomond was amazing, the boat ride is really worth it. Just a bit sad that we didn't get to go to the Wallace monument, and we were so close to it. I think that who organizes this ride should have that in mind...

The driver and tour guide Neil was full of information some rather a bit gruesome but fun all the same. This is a lovely tour, a great day out, as an anxious single traveller it was perfect to explore in a safe way. Loved the Kelpies, and Stirling castle, the cruise on Loch Lomond was relaxing and enchanting

Well organised and everything was on time. Comfortable coach, felt safe. Neil was excellent, very knowledgeable and filled us in with interesting history. The only slight disappointment was that we felt very rushed at Stirling Castle, another 30-45 min would've made it really worthwhile.

Very nice day, lots to see and regukar stops. Jim our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

It was a fun tour!! The tour guide took us to different places and was quite informative!