Welcome to Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond straddles the Highland border. The southern part is broad and island-studded, fringed by woods and Lowland meadows. However, north of Luss the loch narrows, occupying a deep trench gouged out by glaciers during the Ice Age, with 900m mountains crowding either side.

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$58.74 Day Trips & Excursions

Scottish Highlands, Glencoe, and Loch Ness Tour from Glasgow

With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this special day trip to the Scottish Highlands. Traveling in a small group means you can reach out-of-the-way places to discover the real Scotland!Head north towards the Highlands along the "bonnie, bonnie" banks of Loch Lomond - Scotland's largest Loch. Continue into the Highlands to reach the most dramatic of all Highland glens, Glencoe. This area is steeped in history, and you will hear the truth about the infamous 1692 massacre of Clan MacDonald.Journeying through Fort William, site of the military post built during the Jacobite Rebellions in the 18th century, you'll continue up the Great Glen, between Fort William and Inverness.After lunch at Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness, you have the option of taking an hour-long cruise on the loch (not included). Head back through Inverness, the Cairngorms National Park, and the countryside, where the TV series Monarch of the Glen was filmed. Continuing over the Drummochter Summit, where herds of red deer often graze, you'll visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry.Continue through Perthshire and past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, commemorating Scotland's great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart. Then just a short drive back to Glasgow.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.

$64.08 Shore Excursions

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling Castle with Port Pickup

Disembark your ship at Greenock port, then board a comfortable coach with your expert guide and set off on your full-day shore excursion. As you travel, sit back and gaze out at the beautiful Scottish countryside, taking in views of rolling hills, expansive waterways and verdant forest.Make your first stop at Stirling Castle, arguably Scotland's most important medieval stronghold, set high on a volcanic outcrop in the former capital of Stirling. Here, enjoy around 1.5 hours of free time to explore the castle independently, if you wish. Pay your entrance fee, and then head inside to see some of the impressive public rooms, including the opulent Great Hall and James V’s Palace. Alternatively, relax in the cafe with a hot drink and a quintessentially Scottish snack (own expense).Next, make for the breathtaking Doune Castle. Get your camera ready as you approach the fortress, then hop off the coach and spend a few minutes snapping postcard-perfect photos before continuing on to Kilmahog.On arrival in Kilmahog, get up close to some Highland cattle, one of Britain’s oldest and most distinctive breeds. Watch as their long, thick coats move majestically in the wind and take photos of them grazing against jaw-dropping country backdrops.Then, head for Aberfoyle, a charming village tucked away in the heart of Trossachs National Park. Stretch your legs as you stroll along the quaint village streets, and enjoy free time for lunch in a local restaurant (own expense).With your appetite sated, continue by coach to Loch Lomond. Perhaps wander to the viewpoint overlooking the loch, or savor a whisky in a nearby hotel as you take in the views.When the time comes, join back up with your guide and relax on the return journey to Greenock port.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Greenock port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$60.08 Day Trips & Excursions

Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

Starting from a central Glasgow location, your tour departs early to beat the traffic on the drive west. You'll head to the first stop at the conservation village of Luss, which sits on the western shores of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest freshwater loch. Take time to relax and enjoy the scenery before your tour continues into the heart of the Highlands. Pass the hauntingly beautiful ruins of Kilchum Castle on the shores of Loch Awe, and hear tales of the Campbell Clan who once claimed the land as a stronghold. Loch Awe also follows the Pass of Brander, where Robert the Bruce (Scotland's heroic King) fought many a fierce battle in bygone times.Reaching the Victorian seaside town of Oban in the early afternoon, take the chance to sample the freshest seafood from the town named as the Scottish Seafood Capital! Walk off your lunch with a stroll over to McCaig's Tower, the magnificent granite folly which has dominated the town's skyline since 1895. Don't be put-off by the long climb to the top! You'll be rewarded by spectacular views across the sea to the Isle of Mull.On the return route back to Glasgow, there will be a stop in Inverarary, a quaint village which lines the shores of Loch Fyne - characterized by it's pretty white-washed houses. Spend time at leisure and try some of the town's home-made sweets before heading back to Glasgow, passing Scottish countryside steeped in myth and legend.

$65.42 Day Trips & Excursions

The Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

The day begins by travelling past Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, towards historic Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument. Your guide will explain the real story of 'Braveheart' and William Wallace's victorious tactics against the English invaders.There's a brief glimpse of Doune Castle for Monty Python, Game of Thrones and Outlander fans before a morning coffee stop in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The options here include the Highland gateway village of Callander or the mountain views at beautiful Loch Lubnaig.The journey continues to a stunning viewpoint and photo opportunity at Loch Tulla and across the wilderness of Rannoch Moor to famous Glen Coe. The notorious massacre of the MacDonald Clan was carried out amidst this beautiful and dramatic scenery on the 13th February 1692. You may recognise this part of the Highlands, used in the movie 'Skyfall' and 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'. A majestic setting in any season!After travelling along the west coast towards Fort William you stop for lunch. Continuing towards Loch Ness you will then have an opportunity to view Ben Nevis (highest mountain in Britain at 1344 m) from the famous Commando Memorial. Here you can admire the spectacular views over the rugged landscape of Lochaber.The journey takes you along the Caledonian Canal before arriving in Fort Augustus on the banks of legendary Loch Ness. Here, on the banks of the world's most mysterious stretch of water, you will have time to monster hunt by boat or from the shores of the loch itself.Your return to Edinburgh takes you through Glen Spean and alongside Loch Laggan. As you enter the Cairngorms National Park you may have time for a short woodland 'walk and talk' in this beautiful part of Scotland. On the way south you'll travel past one of Scotland's highest distilleries at Dalwhinnie and through the Grampian mountains towards Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Atholl.The final stop is in the heart of the Highlands (Big Tree Country in Highland Perthshire) where you can enjoy an early evening stroll through one of the picturesque villages or a quick refreshment before the journey home.On the approach to Edinburgh you travel across the Forth Road Bridge from which you can see the magnificent Forth Rail Bridge.  Considered to be the greatest engineering achievement of the Victorian age, it is one of Scotland's most impressive landmarks.

$53.40 Day Trips & Excursions

West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh

Leaving Edinburgh, your tour begins at Doune Castle in Stirlingshire. The castle is instantly recognisable from the film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail', and more recently in TV Series 'Game of Thrones' and 'Outlander'. Spend time exploring the castle (own expense) and take pictures before making your way back to the coach. You will then journey through the Highlands, past stunning Lochs, historic castles and glorious glens before you stop for lunch near Strathyre. Spend an hour at your leisure and appreciate your surroundings fully before continuing north to Kilchurn Castle. Kilchurn Castle, located on the banks of Loch Awe and surrounded by mountains, is one of Scotland's most picturesque castles. Enjoy time to pause for photos of the castle from across the Loch. We then continue on to the small highland village of Inveraray to visit Inveraray Castle (own expense). The Castle is home to the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell. Spend time exploring the Castle and its grounds, or alternatively visit the quaint town and its shops at your own pace, before returning to the coach to begin your return journey to Edinburgh. Travelling through the Arrochar Alps, we will make a brief stop at the Rest and be Thankful pass, with stunning views over the atmospheric highlands, before stopping at Loch Lomond. Take time for photos across the largest freshwater Loch in Scotland, before returning to Edinburgh's Royal Mile, where your West Highlands tour comes to an end.

$46.73 Day Trips & Excursions

Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle Day tour from Edinburgh

After departing from Edinburgh your tour will head North-West to Stirlingshire for your first stop of the day at Stirling Castle, one of the most important Castles in Scottish history. Here we stop for just under two hours, allowing you to take a tour of the castle (own expense) and its grounds and learn about its former residents such as Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. You will have stunning views of Stirlingshire throughout and you may be able to spot a monument to another Scottish hero, William Wallace. After a tour of the castle, you will board the coach and head towards the town of Aberfoyle where there will be a stop for lunch and time to explore the surrounding area. From here we will make our way through The Trossachs National Park, where Rob Roy cavorted in his outlaw days, where you will see the ‘Highlands in Miniature’; an abundance of woodlands, lochs and wildlife. Passing through the Trossachs you will emerge at Balloch, a small scottish village located next to Loch Lomond. Here you have a choice between taking a 1 hour cruise (own expense) across this beautiful loch or instead explore the serene town of Luss on the banks of the loch, providing an excellent opportunity for photos. After enjoying the beauty of Loch Lomond, you will return to Edinburgh's Royal Mile, where your day tour ends.(Please note: this tour may run in reverse)