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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

Travel to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond in style and enjoy a wee dram of whisky on a small-group tour from Glasgow. With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this special excursion to Stirling and Loch Lomond.


  • 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

Stirling Castle was Scotland's most important medieval stronghold and is set high on a volcanic outcrop. There has been fortification on the rock since 1000 BC, as it guards the main route north into the Scottish Highlands. You have the option of visiting the castle to see some of the finest Renaissance architecture in Scotland.

Leaving Stirling, you'll travel past Doune Castle, Callander and into the Trossachs, an area popularized by authors such as Sir Walter Scott and Daniel Defoe. This is also the territory of Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's Robin Hood. The tour stops for a leisurely lunch (own expense) outside the village of Aberfoyle.

After lunch, continue to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch where you can enjoy a walk before heading to the picturesque Distillery of Glengoyne. You can choose to take an optional tour of the distillery (additional cost) or visit the shop.

The Scottish Highlands and Islands are Europe's last great wilderness! This personalized tour is as close as you can get to touring in your own car, with the added benefit of gaining intimate knowledge of Scotland. Traveling in a small group means you can take lots of stops and reach "out of the way" places, giving you more time off the bus to discover the real Scotland.

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

Customer Reviews

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A very enjoyable day overall, the highlight of our break! Our guide Ian was friendly and very well informed, and we really enjoyed learning about the history of the places we visited, as well as some of general history about Scotland too. We would definitely use Rabbies again or recommend to others. Thanks for a great day out!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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