West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

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West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh information and booking

from
$72
Duration
10 hours
Departs from
Central Edinburgh
Returns to
Concludes at Waverley Bridge opposite Waverley Train Station
Time of departure
8:30am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Lochs and castles what could be more Scottish? Take this small-group day trip from Edinburgh to the Scottish west coast and you'll discover the real Scotland! Highlights of your west coast adventure include Doune Castle, Loch Lomond and a photo stop at famous Stirling Castle.

With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this special day trip to Scotland's west Highland lochs and castles. You'll travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan, reach out-of-the-way places and receive individual attention from your expert driver/guide.

Highlights include:

  • Photo stop at Doune Castle
  • Stop for refreshments in Callander or Kilmahog
  • Scenic views of Loch Luibnaig, Loch Earn, Glen Ogle and Glen Dochart
  • Lunch in Inveraray village (not included)
  • Scotland's longest loch, Loch Awe, and the spectacular ruins of Kilchurn Castle, a stronghold of the Clan Campbell
  • Inveraray, an 18th-century whitewashed village on the shores of Loch Fyne
  • Inveraray Castle (only open April-October), the neo-Gothic Scottish baronial home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, with its 19th-century jail, museum ship and bell tower
  • Loch Fyne, renowned for its fine seafood and views of oyster beds, salmon and trout farms
  • Loch Long, with its history of Viking raiders
  • Loch Lomond
  • Luss, a conservation village with traditional estate workers cottages
  • Photo stop at Stirling Castle
The Scottish Highlands and Islands are Europe's last great wilderness! This personalized tour is as close as you can get to touring in your own car, with the added benefit of gaining intimate knowledge of Scotland. Traveling in a small group means you can take lots of stops and reach "out of the way" places, giving you more time off the bus to discover the real Scotland.

Winner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007

What's included

  • Professional driver/guide
  • Discount card offering discounts off local restaurants, shopping and attractions
  • Modern mercedes minivan with forced air ventilation (maximum 16 people)

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees (discount card offers reductions)