Loch Lomond, The Highlands and Stirling Castle with hotel pick-up - 1 day tour
Loch Lomond, The Highlands and Stirling Castle Tour with hotel pick-up
One day tour
Start your day with a panoramic tour of Glasgow, then see the stunning natural beauty of Loch Lomond. Visit Aberfoyle, then tour through The Trossachs, known as 'The Highlands in Miniature'. Later explore medieval Stirling Castle, one of Scotland's most impressive strongholds.
Glasgow - see the Victorian, art-nouveau and modern architecture of Scotland's biggest city
Loch Lomond - take a stroll along the 'bonnie, bonnie banks' or enjoy a cruise on the shimmering waters of the loch
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park - see the lochs, mountains and glens that make this landscape an area of outstanding beauty
Aberfoyle - relax in this beautiful Victorian village
Rob Roy - hear the fascinating story of this loveable rogue
Stirling Castle - visit this commanding medieval fortress to see the magnificent Royal Palace and impressive Great Hall.
Movie locations – Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones (TV) and Outlander (TV)
Full Tour Itinerary
Leaving Edinburgh behind we head westwards to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow where we’ll enjoy a short panoramic tour to discover its impressive Victorian architecture. We’ll follow the banks of the River Clyde where once famous ships like the original Queen Mary and Royal Yacht Britannia were built.
We’ll stop at Loch Lomond, the Queen of Scotland’s lakes, where you enjoy a stroll along the “bonnie, bonnie banks” or enjoy a short cruise to see some of the many islands that are scattered across the loch.
Our tour continues through the remarkable scenery of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to reach the picturesque village of Aberfoyle, the gateway to the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, where we will stop for lunch.
Boasting spectacular scenery of lochs, glens and heather covered mountains, this area is known as “Highlands in Miniature” and was a favoured destination of Sir Walter Scott, who used this region as the setting for his popular books “Rob Roy” and “The Lady of the Lake”.
Our journey continues through the town of Callander and past the splendid Doune Castle. This14th Century stronghold has a commanding position overlooking the River Teith. It has been a filming location in various movies and television series, including Outlander, Game of Thrones, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Our next stop is in the historic city of Stirling, where there is the chance to visit Stirling Castle. This stunning cliff-top fortress is where the Stuart Kings and Queens held court and during your visit, see the Royal Palace, Chapel Royal and the impressive Great Hall. The views from the battlements are simply stunning!
The final part of our journey takes us past the famous Bannockburn battlefield, where the Scottish forces of King Robert the Bruce had a famous victory over the English army in 1314.
Later we will pass Linlithgow Palace, where Mary Queens of Scots was born in 1542. The tour will terminate at a central location in Edinburgh.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Signature Day Tour?
Travelling on a Signature one-day tour is a great way to discover the best of Scotland from your city centre base of Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness.
During your day of discovery we’ll introduce you to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more.
Luxury travel is provided by air-conditioned mini or midi coaches and each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English.
There are stops planned at the key sights as well as for meals and comfort breaks.
What options are available on this tour and what is the cost?
The tour fare includes transportation by luxury mini or midicoach and the services of a professional driver/guide. Admission to the attractions featured on this tour is optional so you can choose to visit or not depending on your interests. The tour itinerary will allow time for you to enjoy visits to:
The links above will give you more information on these attractions as well as current prices. On some tours discounted prices are available to tour passengers - your driver/guide will provide more information if this applies. Not all attractions accept payment by credit or debit card so you should carry sufficient cash should you be planning a visit.
Tell me about the optional cruise on Loch Lomond?
The cruise will normally last for around one hour and will take you to see some of the 33 islands that are scattered across the loch.
You’ll enjoy wonderful views of magnificent Ben Lomond and of the many stately homes that line the banks of the Queen of Scotland’s lochs.
An engaging commentary will introduce you to the rich history of the area, it’s spectacular natural beauty and of the wildlife that call the loch home.
Most cruise boats have an open deck for enhanced sightseeing as well as a heated indoor saloon with a bar where you can purchase a wide range of drinks and snacks.
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English.
You’ll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special.
Be ready to have a laugh as well - you’re bound to be told some really corny jokes!
How does the hotel pick-up service work?
This tour offers a complimentary pick-up service from or near most accommodation in Edinburgh City Centre.
To arrange your pick time and location you must call the local Operations Team on 0131 555 5558 at least 24 hours prior to your tour departure (the contact details are shown on your tour voucher/confirmation).
The team member will be happy to confirm your departure details and answer any questions that you may have.
Drivers have to comply with strict working hours so it's not possible to offer a drop-off service. The tour will end at a central point in Edinburgh City Centre.
- Transportation by luxury air-conditioned mini/midi coach
- Live commentary in English
- Edinburgh City hotel pick-up
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Hotel drop-off
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
Hotel pick-up: 08:15 - 09:00 hrs
from or near to your accommodation in central Edinburgh
Check-in: from 08:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 18:30 hrs
There are no child, senior or student discounts available on this tour.
We’re really sorry, but children aged under 8 years cannot travel on this tour.
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 48 hours notice before travel. Click here for more information.
A courtesy pick-up serves most accommodation in central Edinburgh. Please call to confirm your tour pick-up point and time no later than 24 hours prior to travel. Full information will appear on your tour voucher.
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.