Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond Day Tour from Edinburgh

Tales of battle, William Wallace and the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Whether you love history or simply eager to explore the spectacular countryside, this journey has it all. Experience the beauty of Central Scotland and immerse yourself in everything it has to offer.
Departing

Edinburgh

Price

£550

Duration

8 Hours

Tour Details

Prepare to be mesmerised by the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, framed by the towering mountains and the majestic presence of ‘The Ben’ overlooking the Loch. Immerse yourself in history at Stirling Castle, where the tales of kings and queens come to life amidst the echoes of battles fought and marvel at the immaculate grounds within the castle walls. Wander through cobbled streets, soak in the views over the city of Stirling, and you’ll soon understand why this destination is a firm favourite among visitors. Join us on a journey filled with awe-inspiring scenery and rich historical tales that will leave you captivated at every turn.

Itinerary

Starting at your hotel (or location of your choice), your very own personal driver will pick you up to start your adventure.

Your guide will point out Stirling Castle, sitting high on Castle Hill. You’ll be driven right up to the gates, where you can get a spectacular view over the City of Stirling. Upon entering the castle, you’ll be met with costumed characters who will transport you back to 16th-century life, showing you Mary’s childhood home and how the castle would have looked at that time. Stirling Castle is arguably one of the most significant places in Mary Stewart’s history. Aged just nine months, Mary was crowned Queen of Scots. The ceremony was conducted in September 1543 in the Chapel Royal of Stirling Castle, and was the first time the Honours of Scotland were used.

Known as The Gateway to the Highlands, Callander is an extremely pretty tourist town. Bursting with coffee shops, gifts shops – and of course a fantastic whisky shop – the first stop on this tour will get you ready for everything that’s to come. You can also take a stroll along the River Teith which flows along the edge of the town, with spectacular views of Ben Ledi and the Craggs behind the town.

Possibly one of Scotland’s most beautiful drives, Dukes Pass will lead you through the winding hills of the Trossachs.

Aberfoyle is a picturesque village on the banks of the River Forth in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

Picture-perfect, the village of Luss is somewhere everyone has to see when visiting Scotland. With its quaint little houses and Loch-side location, it’s one of the prettiest villages imaginable. Walk along the pier and get your picture taken with views of Ben Lomond in the backdrop, before heading back to Edinburgh at the end of your day.

One of the best places to marvel at the waters of Loch Lomond, Balmaha is a beautiful spot. Get your picture taken next to the Tom Weir Statue with his bobble hat. Tom Weir is one of the most famous Scottish climbers, TV presenters and authors. There’s also a fantastic coffee shop if you fancy a wee coffee and cake!

Return to Edinburgh

Tour Map

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

Private day tour for up to 7 people.
Expert tour driver with years of knowledge and experience.
Pick up from any central Edinburgh location
Luxurious, Mercedes-Benz MPV as your vehicle with 4G WiFi.
Group WhatsApp for communicating with your driver.
Lunch
Access to attraction(s)
Gratuities
Private day tour for up to 7 people.
Expert tour driver with years of knowledge and experience.
Pick up from any central Edinburgh location
Luxurious, Mercedes-Benz MPV as your vehicle with 4G WiFi.
Group WhatsApp for communicating with your driver.
Lunch
Access to attraction(s)
Gratuities

Important Information

Meeting point
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow, we we come to you! So once you have booked your tour we will be with you at the specified time on the day of the trip!
  • Traveling by Sea? We can pick you up at the Cruise Terminals in and around Edinburgh or Greenock.
  • Don’t worry if you haven’t booked your accommodation yet, you can continue to book and confirm these details with us later.
Contact
  • We typically reconfirm all details no later than 48 hours before your travel date. For extra reassurance our team is here should you have any questions so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.
  • Your guide who will typically aim to be with you 5-10 minutes before your departure time. Unless you tell us otherwise we will always provide the lead passenger’s details which can be used to co-ordinate meeting up should there be any parking restrictions and/or delays at your pick-up point.
  • Upon request, we can arrange a WhatsApp group allowing you to co-ordinate with us and your fellow travellers.
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes and a waterproof jacket is recommended.​
Not allowed
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed).
Covid-19 precautions – Good to Go!
  • Safety measures in place including daily regular Lateral Flow Tests by all our guides.
  • Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised daily.
  • Based on current government guidelines masks are discretionary. ​

Please refer to our FAQ for any additional queries you may, alternatively feel free to contact us if you need to get in touch.

Looking for other tours from Edinburgh? Check out our Tour to St Andrew’s Fishing Villages and our Highlands & Perthshire Whisky Day Tour!

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