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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.

$656.80 Day Trips & Excursions

The Trossachs and Loch Lomond Shore Excursion from Edinburgh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: The Battle of Bannockburn Experience, Stirling, ScotlandSite of Robert "The" Bruces greatest victory in 1314Stop At: Stirling Castle, Stirling, ScotlandStirling Castle. Photo-stop onlyDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Doune Castle, Doune, Stirling, Scotland13 century castleDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Trossachs Trail Loop, Trossachs, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandScotlands National ParkStop At: Aberfoyle VisitScotland iCentre, Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandGateway to the National park. Lunch stopDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Lake of Menteith, Trossachs, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandScotlands only Lake!!

$110.57 Private & Custom Tours

Outlaw King filming locations - Full day private tour in a premium minivan

At 9am your guide will meet you at your Edinburgh accommodation. The door slides back as you enter your premium Mercedes Minivan for a day exploring many of the Outlaw King Filming locations from the capital city. Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar is Edinburgh’s ruined medieval castle was used multiple times in the film. Craigmillar is actually newer than the period of Roberts reign but fits in well. Blackness CastleBlackness Filming at Blackness near Edinburgh included the famous scene where during a cold snap an extra is suspended in a cage over the River Forth.Linlithgow PalaceLinlthgow Palace was a halfway house between Edinburgh and Stirling castles. It was built after Robert the Bruce’s reign and lies in ruin, but it is an impressive building with an impressive view and is used as a location in the film.BannockburnBannockburn was an epic battle and major Scottish defeat in June 1314 , during the Scottish wars of independence. Today an immersive visitor centre exists near the battle site.Stirling CastleOnce the Royal Seat of Scotland, Stirling has played a strategic role through Scotland's history. Robert The Bruce took back Stirling from the English after the battle of Stirling Bridge and the battle of Falkirk. An intimidating statue of Robert stands on the castle esplanade as a reminder of his force and reign.Doune CastleDoune is a fantastic 14th century medieval castle located in the small town of Doune. It. Doune has also been made famous in Outlander, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Game of Thrones.Dunfermline AbbeyDunfermline Abbey is the royal mausoleum for many of Scotland’s greatest monarchs. Founded as a priory in 1128, it was made an abbey by David I of Scotland.Cost and inclusionsTours are priced for the full vehicle (up to 6 passengers) and include all fuel, parking charges and the services of your driver guide. We also provide complimentary still & sparkling water. Access to Midhope Castle is included but all other locations are pay on entry. We recommend a Scottish Heritage Pass for access to included monuments.

$126.05 Kid Friendly

Highland Bike Tour from Edinburgh by Manual Bicycle or E-bike

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandCycling approximately 18 miles (30kms) through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National ParkStop At: Doune Castle, Doune, Stirling, ScotlandWe take a brief refreshment stop on route to our destination at this iconic castle, which has been used as a backdrop to popular films and TV series.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Balquhidder Church Ruins, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandThe peace and tranquility of Balquhidder Glen, which is also the resting place of Rob Roy. We take an option 30 minute walk to a popular view point for fantastic views across Loch Voil and mountains beyond.Duration: 40 minutes