5 star rating: Highly Recommended 85 Reviews

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  • Location:Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Trail Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow

Discover Scotland’s dramatic landscape and even more dramatic history on this full-day tour from Glasgow. In a small group, wind through the Scottish Highlands to Stirling Castle, former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Hear about legendary battles that took place there, then continue on to Doune Castle and Trossachs National Park. Enjoy lunch in charming Aberfoyle, stroll around Loch Lomond and take an optional whisky tour of Glengoyne Distillery. 


  • Full-day trip from Glasgow to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond
  • Small-group tour, with a maximum of 16 passengers, ensures a personalized experience
  • Optional guided tour of Glengoyne Distillery, for an additional cost
  • See the unsurpassed beauty of the Scottish Highlands while traveling

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What You Can Expect

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Trail Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Leave behind the city and get a taste of Scotland off-the-beaten-path! Your 9-hour trip through the wild Scottish Highlands starts in central Glasgow. In the morning, gather with your small group and board a luxury minivan for the first short leg of your trip to Stirling. 

Disembark at Stirling Castle, a critical medieval stronghold that has perched atop its rocky summit since 1000 BC. The former residence of Scottish royals including Mary, Queen of Scots, the castle showcases fine architecture and furnishings, which you’re welcome to view with an optional tour (own expense). 

Afterwards, head into the wild country, passing Doune Castle and Callander en route to Trossachs National Park. As your coach travels through rolling hills and green pastures, your expert guide will share fascinating true and fictitious tales about local figures like William Wallace, Rob Roy MacGregor and the illustrious Robin Hood. 

Stop in the quaint village of Aberfoyle, nestled in the forest. Explore the town and grab some lunch (own expense) before heading to Loch Lomond, the last stop on your trip. Stroll on the banks of this tranquil lake and pop into the rustic Glengoyne whisky distillery. Buy yourself a tour and nip of local whisky, or just visit the shop. 

Your full-day trip concludes with evening drop-off at the departure point in Glasgow.

Customer Reviews

Carole L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful tour! Juliet was so knowledgeable and made our trip both educational and entertaining. We highly recommend this tour!

tamar r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

tour was interesting, guide was very knowledgeable and nice

Ronald D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent day trip! Our guide Juliette was awesome! She made the trip! Highly recommend this trip! I wasn't overly excited about the whiskey tour, but it was really fun, and informative.

Daria G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour!
Our guide did everything to make us happy, she stopped many times along the way to allow us to take pictures, she told us many interesting stories and facts about the place we were passing and visiting...
Great experience!

Bridget D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Enjoyed highlights and tour of Sterling Castle and Glengoyne Distillery. Great scenery. Good detail provided by tour guide

Sandra D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide on this trip was amazing and I loved that she gave us an itinerary that stated how long each stop would be and the order of them. She also made great recommendations for our lunch stop.

Kenneth D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is one of the must see components of any trip to Scotland. While it is not such a long trip, it is very interesting both scenically and especially for Stirling Castle itself. First class tour of the castle. We went on several of the distillery trips while in Scotland: this distillery trip was the best.

Julie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The best Castle in Scotland, tour guide was very informative and highly recommend tour to others.

Thomas R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Outstanding day trip. Very knowledgable guide including interesting facts, stories and songs! Highly recommended day trip!!

Deanna K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had John as our tour guide and we couldn't have asked for a better day. He was very attentive in making sure everyone waa having a good time. Me and my friends were the youngest on the trip and he would go out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. He was very knowledgeable and interesting

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