- See the stunning sights of Loch Lomond and Doune Castle on a day trip from Edinburgh
- Take in the beautiful Scottish Highland scenery from the Trossachs National Park
- Soak up the marvelous atmosphere in the quaint villages of Aberfoyle and Doune
- Explore Loch Lomond and take an optional 1-hour boat cruise
- Stop by places where the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed!
Here, take in the panoramic views of the loch surrounded by magnificent mountains. Spend time at this breathtaking site walking along the banks, relaxing and exploring the visitor and shopping complex Loch Lomond Shores, or go on a boat cruise (own expense). The one-hour cruise on the loch is one of the best ways to explore the area and discover what makes it so magical. The boats have a nice indoor area with a bar and feature onboard commentary by TV historian and archaeologist Neil Oliver.
Then, spend some time exploring the Trossachs National Park, famous for some of Scotland's most iconic Highland scenery, before driving south to the quaint village of Aberfoyle, where you have the opportunity to grab lunch in a local restaurant (own expense). Your final stop will be further to the west in Doune, a small village with the medieval Doune Castle. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the castle (own expense) and discover its fascinating history. Built for the Duke of Albany in the late 14th century, this castle’s most striking feature is the 100-foot (30.5-meter) high gatehouse, which includes the splendid Lord's Hall. The tour includes an excellent audio guide narrated by Terry Jones, who starred in the locally shot movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and features some insights into the making of the film, as well as the history of the castle itself. Concluding your tour in the early evening, you will then make your way back to Edinburgh.
Reviewed by alan g, United Kingdom, June 2012
Tour guide and driver were both very knowledegable. Views from the Wallace monument and the scenery of the Trossachs were stunning. It was just a shame that we couldn't have spent a bit longer at each destination. Also I would have preferred to have stopped at Stirling castle rather than Doune.
Reviewed by gopad, June 2012
Excellent Tour. Would have been better if instead of Doune Stirling was an option. Carole is an excellent guide.