Loch Lomond, the Highlands and Stirling Castle day trip
Excursions & day trips

Loch Lomond, the Highlands and Stirling Castle day trip

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Please see the calendar
Printed ticket only
Duration: up to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore Loch Lomond
  • Travel through the beautiful Highlands countryside
  • Stop for a visit in Stirling and admire its castle
What to expect

See the beautiful Loch Lomond and the breathtaking Highlands on this day trip from Edinburgh and finish it up with Stirling Castle.

At the start of your bus tour, you’ll take part in a short panoramic tour of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Your guide will show you how this once industrial giant is flourishing again. You’ll also pass the River Clyde, another world-famous place for heavy industry and shipbuilding.

You’ll stop by the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Britain’s largest expanse of water. Here you’ll have free time to explore. You can go on a boat trip or simply walk around. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area has been recently designated a National Park, so you’re sure to find magnificent views. It’s an area that has inspired the imagination of writers and artists for centuries.

Next you have a stop for lunch in the village of Aberfoyle. This area is full of lochs, glens and heather-covered mountains, making it a beautiful “Highlands in Miniature”. The area is so captivating that Sir Walter Scott filmed 'Rob Roy' and 'The Lady in the Lake' here.

From there you’ll pass through the picturesque village of Callander as well as the massive 14th-century Doune Castle (as seen in 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'). Finally, the tour will stop in Stirling for an hour. Here you can explore the area at your leisure. Stirling Castle is a popular destination, as well the views at Forth Valley. There, you’ll be able to see the 200-foot memorial to William Wallace, the man immortalized in the movie 'Braveheart'.

On the way back to Edinburgh, you’ll pass Bannockburn, where Robert the Bruce famously beat the English in 1314, and Linlithgow Palace, where Mary Queen of Scots was born in 1542. It’ll be a relaxing end to an adventurous day.

Important note: This tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, your choice of a refund, reschedule, or alternative tour will be offered.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Fully-trained and experienced driver/guide
    • Hotel pick-up from most downtown Edinburgh hotels and guest houses
    • Edinburgh city centre drop-off
    What's not included
    • Entrance fees
    • Gratuities
    • Boat trip
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Lunch
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 4-14 years)
    • Seniors (ages 65+ years)
    • Students (with valid ID)
    What to remember
    • Pick-up is available from most downtown Edinburgh hotels and guest houses. You will be asked to provide your pick-up address during checkout
    • This tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met
    • In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, your choice of a refund, reschedule, or alternative tour will be offered
    • Drop-off will vary depending on the route back to Edinburgh, timings and roadworks. Generally, there will be drop-offs in the West End, on Princes Street and at the top of Leith Street. Drivers will also add additional stops depending on passengers' needs
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    When
    • Please see the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Gray Line Scotland
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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