***The tour departing on January 1st will conduct the itinerary in reverse due to the seasonal opening hours of Stirling Caslte***
Our one day tour from Edinburgh takes you sightseeing to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs National Park and Stirling Castle, and introduces you to the land and legends of Scottish heroes William Wallace and Rob Roy. Begin with a memorable visit to Stirling Castle, explore the pretty villages of Callander & Luss, and finish off with a spectacular cruise across Loch Lomond.
Departing Edinburgh, we travel north-west for our first stop of the day at magnificent Stirling Castle, one of Scotland's most historically significant castles, sitting high on volcanic rock and offering wonderful views of the surrounding landscape. You will have time to visit the castle and learn of the exploits of key historical figures including William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. With lots of interesting things to see and do here, the Stirling Castle experience is a must for any visitor to Scotland.
“We had an amazing time and lots of fun. I can say we experienced the best of Scotland.”
- LadyBathory81, travelled November 2014
“Our drivers knowledge of Scottish History & Scotland was excellent. His driving could not be faulted. It is thanks to him that we had such a great day.”
- Sheila M, travelled December 2014
“Overall an excellent trip, a great tour guide and a beautiful place. Absolutely worth the time and money at any time of the year.”
- Zuali, travelled January 2015
We continue on, past medieval Doune Castle, to the pretty town of Callander, situated on the banks of River Teith in Stirlingshire, where we stop to enjoy some lunch. From here we enter The Trossachs National Park, also known as "The Highlands in Miniature" for its abundance of lochs, mountains and forests, and famous as the homeland of legendary outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor.
We then reach 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 Luss, with its quaint houses, cafes and stunning views across the loch’s western shoreline. We then travel back to Edinburgh.
Tel: +44 (0) 131 226 6066
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.
The price of your one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.
All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.
Optional extras for your tour are as follows:
Until March 2016
We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on tour.
Prices are valid until 18th March 2016. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.
No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.
All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.
Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.
Yes, all of our tours are in English.
Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.
If you require a written translation of your tour, just let us know at the time of booking and we will arrange one for you. Written translations are available for this tour in the following languages:
As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!
We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.
We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.
Oh ye'll tak' the high road an I'll tak' the low road
And I'll get to Scotland afore ye;
But me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond
The famous Scottish song, "The Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond" speaks about two Scottish soldiers stuck in a foreign prison. One of the soldiers has been released, but the one singing the song has been sentenced to death. The lines, "You take the high road and I'll take the low road" refer to a popular celtic belief, where the low road is the path to the underworld. Once the soldier has died, a fairy will safely guide his spirit back to his homeland, Scotland.
Our Marketing Assistant, Julia, has written all about our Loch Lomond, the Trossachs & Stirling Castle tour on her blog here!