Tour code: 225006
Travel to Stirling Castle, Scotland's most important medieval stronghold, and spend time at Loch Lomond on this day trip from Edinburgh. Pass by Doune Castle and journey through Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, stopping in the village of Aberfoyle. Then hug the eastern shore of Scotland’s largest loch, where you can join your guide on a nature walk. This small-group tour by Mercedes minivan is limited to 16 passengers for a memorable experience.


  • Full-day trip to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond from Edinburgh by minivan
  • Scenic drive past villages, lochs and mountain vistas
  • Free time to explore Stirling Castle
  • Optional lunch in a the Aberfoyle village (not included)
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 16 people
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour

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What You Can Expect

Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Set high on a volcanic outcrop at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, the 16th-century Stirling Castle was once the favored residence of Mary Queen of Scots. After pickup in central Edinburgh, travel here by Mercedes minivan and use your complimentary discount card to reduce your entrance fee at Stirling Castle, open daily. 

Leaving Stirling behind, you'll drive past Doune Castle, Callander and into the Trossachs — the territory of Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's Robin Hood. Reaching the village of Aberfoyle, your guide makes a leisurely stop for lunch (own expense).

Afterward, take a back road to Loch Lomond, traveling through the protected lands of Scotland’s first national park: Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Follow a scenic route along the 22-mile-long (35-km) loch’s eastern shore, which is dominated by the oft-climbed Ben Lomond. 

You have roughly 1.5 hours to spend at Loch Lomond; join your guide for a narrated walk to the viewpoint overlooking the loch, or perhaps order a whisky at a local hotel while taking in the views. Your small-group day trip concludes with the return drive to Edinburgh.

Winner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007.

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Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Seamus MacG really made the trip worthwhile. My wife and I enjoyed his thorough knowledge of history and his tremendous presentations. It would have been nowhere near as entertaining and informative without his insights and stories.

Say Ping L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour guide James is fantastic. He explained the history in an interesting way like story that come alive! Great job!

Diane R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Paul was a terrific guide and driver. There seemed to be no end to the information he had about the areas we were travelling through, and he is a natural born story teller. The pace of the trip is excellent and even the weather couldn't dampen our enthusiasm or Paul's!.

Christine K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic day with very good guide

Dominic S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Sandy was a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide.

Tobias R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A wonderful Tour with two fantastic Guides. I enjoyed every minute. Stirling Castle is a spectacular Place to visit and Loch Lomond is so beautiful.

Sibylle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great experience and fab guide wearing the traditional kilt! I highly recommend this tour of course!!!

John T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We had a wonderful tour, thanks to out driver and guide Steven, who delighted us with humor, history and local and traditional music. He put right any misinformation that Hollywood may have exagerated and confirmed their historical accuracies Braveheart/Rob Roy. He organized the trip to avoid crowds while making the most of the good Scottish weather. Loch Loman was a little overcast but by the time we got to Trossachs National Park and the Hairy Coos, the sun was shining brightly. A lot of information was given and absorbed. Stirling Castle is a must see as well as the Kelpies. We had plenty of time to hike, refresh and explore. I highly recommend this tour. Oh, they have nice coaches too.

Patricia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We were very pleased with our tour. Our guide was excellent and tried to overcome the inclement weather. Possibly the only drawback was that the meeting place was closed when we returned due to the late hour and there were no refreshments or facilities available. I would choose Viator again.

Stanley E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent experience - the castle is a wonder.

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