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Loch Lomond and The Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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.

$51.75 Day Trips & Excursions

Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle Day tour from Edinburgh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Stirling Castle, Stirling, ScotlandWe stop to spend time at Stirling CastleDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Aberfoyle VisitScotland iCentre, Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandWe stop at the village of Aberfoyle for lunch.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandWe stop at Balloch at Loch Lomond to give our customers the option of taking a cruise across Loch Lomond.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Luss Pier, Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandFor those who are not interested in taking the cruise, we stop at Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond, for customers to take a leisurely walkDuration: 1 hourStop At: South Queensferry, Edinburgh, ScotlandWe stop at South Queensferry for views of the Forth BridgesDuration: 10 minutes

$86.25 Outdoor Activities

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Tour

Come with us and Discover Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park on this 9-hour tour. We will enjoy spectacular scenic walks in the stunning location of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Experience Loch Lomond, Aberfoyle, Rob Roy country, waterfalls and deep Scottish glens by 9-seater Volkswagen Transporter on this personable small-group tour. Catch a glimpse of the wildlife, such as Fallow Deer, Roe Deer, wild goats, Ospreys, Peregrine falcons, otters and Capercaillie Birds. See the rugged tops of the Arrochar Alps and the diverse landscape of the Trossachs National Park.We will Return to Balloch at the end of your tour.

$719.94 Private & Custom Tours

Private Shore Excursion: Doune Castle, the Trossachs, and Loch Lomond from Greenock

In the early morning, meet your driver-guide at the dockside. Together with your travel companions (maximum eight people), hop aboard the air-conditioned minivan and get ready for your 8-hour private shore excursion. Start your tour with a 30-minute stop in Glasgow's Georgian city center, George Square. At one point Glasgow was the second most important city of the British Empire and remains an industrial capital of Scotland to this day. Leaving the city behind, head northeast toward Stirling and “Braveheart country.” Visit the battlefield of Bannockburn, where on the 23rd and 24th of June 1314 King Robert I “the Bruce”, defeated the armies of Edward II of England. Jump back on to the minivan and head up to Stirling Castle. Sitting high on its volcanic plug of rock, Stirling Castle was strategically the most important in the whole of the Kingdom of Scotland. After a photo stop head over the plains of Stirling and to the village of Doune for a visit to Doune Castle. Built in the 14th century, Doune Castle was home to Robert, Duke of Albany, the great grandson of Robert the Bruce. More recently the castle has been the location for Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Macbeth, Outlander, and Game of Thrones.Continuing on, head toward the village of Callander, noted for the Romans, Rob “Roy” MacGregor, civil war, and its two resident celebrities, the Highland cows Hamish Dubh and Honey. Then it’s into Scotland's first national park, the Trossachs. A virtually unchanged landscape for nearly 300 years and made famous by the writings of Sir Walter Scott, the area is often described as the Highlands in miniature. Up and over the Duke's Pass, head down to the Victorian village of Aberfoyle for some lunch (own expense) and perhaps a little shopping.Next, head toward the village of Balloch and the bonnie, or pretty, banks of Loch Lomond. If the weather permits, take the opportunity to enjoy a 1-hour sightseeing trip on the loch (extra cost). Leaving Balloch, through the town of Dumbarton, where Robert the Bruce died in 1329 and Mary, Queen of Scots left Scotland for France in 1547 at the age of five. Head over the river Clyde and arrive back at port eight hours later with a hundred memories and a camera full of photographs.

$656.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Doune Castle and Loch Lomond Private Tour from Edinburgh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Stirling Castle, Stirling, ScotlandStirling CastleDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Doune Castle, Doune, Stirling, ScotlandDoune castle, built in the 14th century it was home to Robert, Duke of Albany Duration: 1 hourPass By: Trossachs Trail Loop, Trossachs, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandScotlands first National ParkStop At: Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre, Stirling, ScotlandHighland Malt DistilleryDuration: 2 hours

$648.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Doune Castle, the Trossachs, and Loch Lomond Day Trip

This tour allows you the opportunity to see a bit of everything. You'll start with a Glasgow panoramic tour with a short stop (30 minutes), in the Georgian city centre, George Square. At one point, Glasgow was the second most important city of the British Empire, and still remains the “Industrial Capital” of Scotland today. Leaving the city behind, it's time to then head northeast towards Stirling and “Braveheart country”. The next stop is the battlefield of Bannockburn, it was here on the 23rd & 24th of June 1314 that King Robert I (“The Bruce”), defeated the armies of Edward II of England. Back onto the bus and you'll head up to the “Key to the Highlands” Stirling Castle, sitting high on its volcanic plug of rock; due to its location, Stirling Castle was strategically the most important in the whole of the Kingdom. After the photo stop, it's time to head over the plains of Stirling and to the village of Doune and a visit to Doune castle, built in the 14th century. It was home to Robert, Duke of Albany (the Great Grandson of “The Bruce”), and more recently Doune castle has been the location for Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Macbeth, Outlander and Game of Thrones.Continuing on, you'll head towards the village of Callander, noted for the Romans, Rob “Roy” MacGregor, civil war and their two resident "celebrities" Hamish Dubh and Honey, the Highland cattle (Hairy Cows). Then it’s into Scotland's first National Park “The Trossachs”; a virtually unchanged landscape for nearly 300 years and made famous by the writings of Sir Walter Scott, the area is often described as the Highlands in miniature. Up and over the “Dukes Pass” and down to the Victorian village of Aberfoyle for lunch and some free time.Continuing the journey, you'll now head towards the village of Balloch and the “Bonnie, Bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. If the weather permits, you will have the opportunity to take a 1 hour sightseeing trip on the Loch. Leaving Balloch behind, you'll head through the town of Dumbarton, it was here that Robert “The” Bruce died in 1329 and Mary, Queen of Scots left Scotland for France as a 5 year old in 1547. Leaving Dumbarton behind, you'll head over the river Clyde and make your way home, with a hundred memories and a camera full of photographs.