Stirling Castle/Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Distillery
This tour is the Scottish experience 'distilled'. It will give you a taste of three classic Scottish ingredients . castles, lochs and whisky. Because we aren't venturing too far afield, it is the perfect trip for those who don't want to hurry, but want to really savour the rich flavours of this beautiful country.
As you drive north-east out of Edinburgh you can marvel at the engineering feat that are The Kelpies, two 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures. Then, as you are travelling through Stirlingshire, our guide will bring to life the turbulent times of William Wallace - dramatised in the film Braveheart - and explain his link to the countryside you're passing through. We'll stop at the beautiful city of Stirling for about two hours. This gives you ample time to explore the stunning castle* or stroll through the beautiful and ancient streets that surround it.
Our route then takes you over the Duke's Pass where you will experience dramatic views of the Trossachs National Park and its Lochs, home of the Highland rogue Rob Roy. We then make our way to Aberfoyle, a small holiday village at the southern edge of the West Highland Fault and the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, for lunch. Finishing off our time in Loch Lomond, we visit the beautiful loch side village of Balmaha where you can take a short but steep hike up to Craigie Fort to enjoy stunning views of the loch, or enjoy the bonnie banks on flat ground.
Our final stop is one of Scotland's prettiest distilleries, Glengoyne*. Here you can learn the process of how they create the perfect dram, and you can taste a couple too! If you aren't interested in whisky you can walk to the nearby Dumgoyne Hill and take in the stunning waterfall and tranquil secret glen that sits behind the distillery.
Castles, lochs and whisky,
the recipe for a perfect Scottish Experience and a perfect day out!!!
New Itinerary available from November 1st 2017
Day by Day Itinerary:
Departing from Edinburgh
Explore Stirling Castle and City
Scotland’s biggest Loch and through the National Park
A taste of Scottish Spirit at Glengoyne
End of tour
Departure Point: Caffe Nero, 1 Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE (see map)
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
2017 Departs: 09:00 | Returns: 18:30 approx
2018 Departs: 09:00 | Returns: 18:30 approx
Departure Point: Caffe Nero, 1 Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
Prices Per Person
Adult Price from £36 to £45 (GBP)
Senior (60+)/Student £33 to £42 (GBP)
Child ( 5-16) £33 to £42 (GBP)
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**children under 3 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes
Sorry this tour does not accept children age 3 and under
Price Notes: The tour price includes the services of a highly qualified driver guide that is passionate about Scotland eager to show off this beautiful country. Note that entrance fees and meals are not included.
Stirling Castle: Adult: £15.00 Child: £9.00
Glengoyne Whisky Tour: £9.50 (12-year-old whisky) or £10.00 (12 & 18 year - old whisky)
The type of vehicle employed on our tours varies depending on the number of passengers travelling on a particular departure. Generally tours are operated by 16 or 19 seat minibuses and 29 & 33 seat luxury mini-coaches. All vehicles are modern and specially built for comfortable touring. All vehicles have either forced-air ventilation or air-conditioning plus large panoramic windows to ensure the very best views. ABS, secondary breaking systems and a host of other safety features will ensure a safe trip.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS FOR SCHEDULED TOURS
When a passenger wishes to make a cancellation of a scheduled 1 day tour tour the following charges apply:
- Within 24 hours of the tour departure, no refund will be given.
- Within 2 to 3 days before the tour date 50% of the tour price will be payable unless the seat can be re-sold in which case the passenger will receive a full refund..