Loch Lomond, The Highlands and Doune Castle Day Trip from Edinburgh

Cultural & Theme Tours in Scotland

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From big cities to small towns and a wonderful experience in the Highlands, there's so much to see! This tour is a lovely way to experience Scotland!
Departing Edinburgh we head to the West of Scotland to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, and enjoy a tour of the sights to see how this once industrial city has become very cosmopolitan and recently hosted the common wealth games and in previous years has won the European City of Architecture and Culture Awards. After Glasgow we head to the Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Britain's largest expanse of water. We arrive at the enchanting Village of Balloch where you will have the option to join a boat cruise of the Loch. Balloch is often referred to as the gateway to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area is a place where the magnificent landscape has fired the imagination of writers and artists for centuries. Our next stop will be at the charming village of Aberfoyle. With its lochs, glens and mountains; this area is often described as “Highlands in Miniature” and you can see why the Highland scenery was Sit Walter Scott’s favorite destination, he even used the location as the backdrop for his movies “Rob Roy” and “The Lady of the Lake”. Here we will have time to have lunch, enjoy the quaint shops and have a stroll around the village. After enjoying beautiful scenery, our final stop of the day will be Doune - a well preserved 14th century Castle, set amid lovely Stirlingshire countryside. Take an audio tour of the Castle* which is narrated by Monty Python's Terry Jones. Hear the exciting history of the medieval Castle and residents. Doune Castle is the atmospheric stand-in for the fictional Castle Leoch in the TV show Outlander and has also been used as a film location for Game of Thrones. Gray Line offers you a 10% discount on the ticket price to Doune Castle Suitable and relaxing music will be played during your comfortable drive back to Edinburgh.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport
  • Driver/guide

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Boat cruise

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Save on admission to selected attractions
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Hotel pickup included
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